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The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, formerly the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, is one of the Select Committees of the British House of Commons, established in 1997.

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TDP boycotts Andhra Pradesh Assembly session, writes letters to Governor, Assembly speaker
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TDP boycotts Andhra Pradesh Assembly session, writes letters to Governor, Assembly speaker

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Monday wrote letters to Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan and state Assembly speaker Tammineni Sitaram informing that the party would not attend the state Assembly session on Monday as the session had been extended without the approval of the Business Advisory Committee.

Amid 3-capital row, Andhra Minister hints at abolition of Legislative Council
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Amid 3-capital row, Andhra Minister hints at abolition of Legislative Council

Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development Botsa Satyanarayana on Thursday hinted at the abolition of Legislative Council after its chairman MA Sharif referred the three-capital Bill to the Select Committee on Discretionary Powers.

Opposition, analysts see red in govt rushing bills
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Opposition, analysts see red in govt rushing bills

"Are we delivering pizza or passing legislation? Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Derek O'brien asked on July 30 taking a dig at the speed with which bills were being passed in the Budget session of Parliament.

Rajya Sabha passes National Medical Commission Bill, 2019
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Rajya Sabha passes National Medical Commission Bill, 2019

The Rajya Sabha on Thursday approved the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2019 by a voice vote with Health Minister Harsh Vardhan saying the Bill will go down in history as the biggest reform of the Narendra Modi government.

Day after RS passes triple talaq bill, woman attempts suicide as husband gives instant divorce
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Day after RS passes triple talaq bill, woman attempts suicide as husband gives instant divorce

A day after Rajya Sabha passed Triple Talaq bill, a woman here on Wednesday allegedly attempted to commit suicide after her husband divorced her by pronouncing triple talaq.

Centre cheated to get Triple Talaq bill passed in RS: Congress
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Centre cheated to get Triple Talaq bill passed in RS: Congress

The Congress on Wednesday alleged that the Central Government "cheated" to push the Triple Talaq Bill through Rajya Sabha.

Government keeping the opposition under illusion for getting Bills passed: Azad
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Government keeping the opposition under illusion for getting Bills passed: Azad

A day after the Parliament approved the Triple Talaq Bill, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday accused the government of keeping the opposition under "illusion" in getting the Bills passed in the Upper House.

Azad says government kept opposition in the dark
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Azad says government kept opposition in the dark

Faced with embarrassment after some opposition members were found absent in the Rajya Sabha when it voted on the Triple Talaq Bill, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday alleged that the government kept the opposition in the dark.

BJP manages passage of Triple Talaq bill in RS (2nd Lead)
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BJP manages passage of Triple Talaq bill in RS (2nd Lead)

A historic legislation, which criminalises instant Triple Talaq among Muslims, got Parliament's nod on Tuesday, with the government saying it will provide much-awaited relief to the women of the minority community by ending the "archaic and medieval" practice.

Parliament passes Bill criminalising instant Triple Talaq
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Parliament passes Bill criminalising instant Triple Talaq

The Central government on Tuesday scored a major victory in the Rajya Sabha on the back of cracks in the opposition when the House passed the Triple Talaq Bill after rejecting the opposition's demand to refer the Bill to the Select Committee and to remove the criminality clause which provides for jailing the husband for three years for pronouncing triple talaq to his wife.

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