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Parliament: Legislative body of government
In modern politics and history, a parliament is a legislative body of government. Generally, a modern parliament has three functions: representing the electorate, making laws, and overseeing the government via hearings and inquiries. The term is similar to the idea of a senate, synod or congress, and is commonly used in countries that are current or former monarchies, a form of government with a monarch as the head. Some contexts restrict the use of the word parliament to parliamentary systems, although it is also used to describe the legislature in some presidential systems, even where it is not in the official name.

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Katie Price calls for online trolling to be made criminal offence [Video]

Katie Price calls for online trolling to be made criminal offence

Giving evidence to the Petitions Committee as part of its Parliamentary inquiry into online abuse, Katie Price spoke of the abuse directed online at her disabled son Harvey. The TV star wants a new UK..

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Amarinder Singh backs Rahul Gandhi for Parliament debate on China after Amit Shah's remark [Video]

Amarinder Singh backs Rahul Gandhi for Parliament debate on China after Amit Shah's remark

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on June 29 replied to Home Minister Amit Shah's acceptance of Congress' Rahul Gandhi's parliament debate challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Singh..

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Tejaswhi Yadav fumes after RJD not invited to all-party meeting on China situation [Video]

Tejaswhi Yadav fumes after RJD not invited to all-party meeting on China situation

Bihar's Leader of Opposition, Tejashwi Yadav, on RJD not being invited to all-party's meeting on India-China face off demanded an answer from Rajnath Singh. He said, "Rashtriya Janata Dal is the..

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PM departs Downing St ahead of statement in Commons [Video]

PM departs Downing St ahead of statement in Commons

Prime Minister Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street for Parliament where he is set to make a statement. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on..

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PoK will demand that they want to be with India: Rajnath Singh [Video]

PoK will demand that they want to be with India: Rajnath Singh

Union Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh on June 14 hinted Parliament's goal in his virtual rally at Jammu. The minister said, "Just wait, soon people of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) will demand that..

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Nepal's lower house passes new map which includes India's Kalapani, Lipulekh [Video]

Nepal's lower house passes new map which includes India's Kalapani, Lipulekh

Nepal's lower houses of Parliament on June 13 passed a controversial bill which validate country's claim on Indian territory. The lower house passed an amendment to redraw the new map including Indian..

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Government announces there will be no extension to EU transitional period [Video]

Government announces there will be no extension to EU transitional period

Paymaster General Penny Mordaunt told Parliament the Government will not be extending the transitional period with the EU despite a current deadlock in negotiations.

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Nepal tables bill in Parliament to formalise new map which claims parts of India [Video]

Nepal tables bill in Parliament to formalise new map which claims parts of India

Nepal government tabled a Constitution amendment bill in parliament to formalise new map of the country which claims parts of Indian territory as its own amid border dispute with India.The bill was..

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PM Oli: Nepal will reclaim Lipulekh, Kalapani, Limpiyadhura from India [Video]

PM Oli: Nepal will reclaim Lipulekh, Kalapani, Limpiyadhura from India

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday asserted that Lipulekh, Kalapani, and Limpiyadhura belong to Nepal and vowed to "reclaim" them from India through political and diplomatic efforts, as his..

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King upholds Muhyiddin as Malaysia PM in brief Parliament sitting [Video]

King upholds Muhyiddin as Malaysia PM in brief Parliament sitting

All but state media barred from session, first since Muhyiddin took power, with king's speech only item on agenda.

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Inside Parliament: How MPs practise social distancing [Video]

Inside Parliament: How MPs practise social distancing

Parliament has been transformed in a matter of weeks to allow MPs to virtually sit in the House of Commons during the coronavirus pandemic. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at..

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Florence Nightingale projected onto Parliament to celebrate 200th anniversary [Video]

Florence Nightingale projected onto Parliament to celebrate 200th anniversary

Parliament celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder of modern nursing by projecting an image of Florence Nightingale on to the Palace of Westminster. St Thomas’ Hospital across..

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Boris Johnson outlines new coronavirus plan in Parliament [Video]

Boris Johnson outlines new coronavirus plan in Parliament

Prime Minister Boris Johnson discusses his plan to ease lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic in Parliament.

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