Parikshit Luthra

  • Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2014, Constitution Amendment Bill passed in Lok Sabha 13-08-2014 03:19 PM

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 and Constitutional Amendment Bill. The Bills will now be taken up in the Rajya Sabha and the government may face hurdles in the Upper House as it does not have the required numbers to pass...
  • Voting on Judicial Appointments Bill, Constitutional Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today 13-08-2014 08:11 AM

    New Delhi: Voting on the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 and Constitutional Amendment Bill will take place in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Sources said that the government was hopeful of getting the Bill passed in Lok Sabha. Sources adding that the session could be extended if the Judicial Appointment...
  • Lok Sabha to discuss Communal Violence Bill today, all eyes on Rahul 11-08-2014 08:13 AM

    New Delhi: After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's outburst in Lok Sabha over the Communal Violence Bill, Parliament will discuss the rising incidents of communal violence on Monday. The Lok Sabha has listed a discussion on communal violence after the question hour and a discussion on atrocities against women and...
  • Maharashtra Sadan row: Rajan Vichare says ready to apologise to caterer 23-07-2014 03:56 PM

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare, who abused and forced a Maharashtra Sadan Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramzan fast, has now said that he is willing to apologies and wasn't aware of the caterer's religion. In an interview to CNN-IBN, the Shiv Sena MP said, "I apologies...
  • Muslim staffer forced to eat during Ramzan fast by Shiv Sena MPs 23-07-2014 01:29 PM

    A group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forced a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati. The MPs were reportedly upset about not being served Maharashtrian food at the Maharashtra Sadan. After this incident, the Indian Railways subsidiary that was...
  • Justice Katju alleges "corruption" in judiciary 21-07-2014 11:42 PM

    Justice Markandey Katju has made some sensational revelations in his latest blog where in he has accused three former chief justices of India of giving into political pressure and appointing a corrupt judge to Madras High Court. ...
  • Crisis in Congress, Haryana leader demands CM Hooda's ouster 21-07-2014 05:22 PM

    New Delhi: There has been a crisis in the Congress as the party leaders are rebelling against the leadership. After Assam, Maharashtra, Haryana Congress leader Birendra Singh is rebelling against the state government and even demanded Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's ouster, said sources on Monday. Singh even reached out...
  • BJP cornered as Vaidik meets 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, Congress fumes 14-07-2014 08:20 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday was cornered by the Congress over a meeting between senior journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan. Even though Union Minister Arun Jaitley said that the government had not authorised the meeting, the Congress was demanding more answers....
  • Congress decides to retain Prithviraj Chavan as Maharashtra CM 11-07-2014 08:35 AM

    Mumbai: Ending speculations of a change in leadership in Maharashtra post the deafening defeat of Congress in the Lok Sabha elections, the state party in-charge Mohan Prakash told CNN-IBN on Friday that Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will continue to hold the top position. Speaking to CNN-IBN Prakash said, "There will...
  • TMC MP says some BJP MPs tried to beat him, says one BJP MP was drunk 08-07-2014 03:59 PM

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress MPs on Tuesday alleged that some Bhartiya Janta Party MPs threatened to beat them in Lok Sabha. The TMC also alleged that one of the BJP MPs was drunk but they cannot say who it was. As soon as the House assembled at 3:30 PM after...
  • Congress continues its demand for LoP post in Lok Sabha, BJP mocks it 07-07-2014 10:17 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress continues to demand the Leader of Opposition status in the Lok Sabha with party President Sonia Gandhi on Monday saying that her party rightfully deserved the post as it was the single largest opposition party in the House. The government, however, said that the odds are...
  • Congress says it could move court if denied LOP post, BJP mocks it 07-07-2014 10:35 AM

    New Delhi: There is no end to the confusion over who will get the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. Congress leaders are holding a strategy meeting to finalise its stand on the Leader of Opposition. They only have 44 seats and need 11 more to...
  • Will Congress play spoilsport as Budget Session begins today? 07-07-2014 07:54 AM

    New Delhi: The Budget Session of the 16th Lok Sabha is set to begin today with high expectations. The Modi government will be presenting its maiden Rail Budget on Tuesday and the General Budget on 10 July. A heated debate is expected in Parliament as the Opposition parties are likely...
  • Congress leaders want radical changes in the party after poll loss 05-07-2014 02:24 PM

    New Delhi: After the party's worst ever debacle in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, split within the Congress seems to be out in the open. Congress leaders across the country are demanding radical changes in the party. Party workers have slammed several top central leaders for being arrogant and inaccessible....
  • Been seeing bikinis since childhood, nothing indecent about them: Goa CM 03-07-2014 01:38 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that bikinis should not lead to public indecency, he has now clarified that bikinis are not indecent but should only be restricted to swimming. "There is no indecency about bikinis. I have been seeing bikinis in Goa since my...
  • PM should apologise for Gopal Subramanium row: Congress 02-07-2014 03:53 PM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing flak for the showdown between his government and the Chief Justice of India over Gopal Subramanium. "It's unprecedented for a judge to come out and speak in this manner. PM should come out and apologise. The Law Ministry is not correct if it's saying...
  • Sunanda's autopsy: Harsh Vardhan asks for report on doctor's claims 02-07-2014 03:43 PM

    AIIMS forensic department head Dr Sudhir Gupta has claimed that he was forced to say that Sunanda Pushkar's death was natural. Seeking details of the case, the Health Minister said, "I have asked the director of AIIMS to send me a detailed report in this matter." he also added that...
  • National Herald case: I-T notice to Congress over tax exemption 01-07-2014 06:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Income Tax department on Tuesday sent a notice to the Indian National Congress for claiming tax exemption, say sources. The I-T notice comes in the backdrop of court summons to Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in connection with the National Herald case. While the Congress...
  • Senior lawyer Subramanium upset over negative stories planted against him: sources 23-06-2014 09:34 PM

    New Delhi: There has been a face-off between the Narendra Modi government and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium as he was upset with the negative stories being planted against him in the media, sources said on Monday. Sources added that Subramanium is a judge in waiting for Supreme Court. The Central...
  • Politics takes over DU's four-year course, students remain clueless 23-06-2014 01:22 PM

    New Delhi: Amidst the confusion over the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme of the Delhi University, the Congress has questioned the University Grants Commission for telling DU to scrap it. Congress leader Manish Tewari questioned the UGC asking where it was when the university had implemented the FYUP. "Where was the UGC...
  • Indian forces fired in retailiation to Pakistan: Defence Ministry 13-06-2014 04:15 PM

    New Delhi: After heavy firing was reported in the Mendhar sector of the Line of Control on Friday morning, Defence Ministry sources told CNN-IBN that it was the Pakistani Army which opened fire and the Indian side retaliated very strongly to it. Sources added that the top officials of the...
  • Modi brings with him an autocratic style of functioning: Mani Shankar Aiyar 09-06-2014 05:28 PM

    Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has once again slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling his style of functioning 'autocratic'. "Modi brings with him an autocratic style of functioning from Gujarat," he said. In an interview to CNN-IBN, the Congress leader also said that if Priyanka Gandhi decides to enter politics,...
  • Priyanka and Rahul together can lift the Congress, says KV Thomas 06-06-2014 05:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress party is still reeling under its worst ever electoral drubbing. While it has authorised Congress President Sonia Gandhi to make large scale changes there is a lot of uncertainty about the future. Many have spoken out against Rahul Gandhi's leadership. Kerala Congress leader TH Mustafa was...
  • AICC reshuffle likely after Parliament session ends: sources 04-06-2014 03:35 PM

    New Delhi: There is likely to be a reshuffle in the All India Congress Committee after Parliament session ends on June 11, according to sources. Sources say Congress President Sonia Gandhi is believed to be working on the reshuffle. Sources say certain general secretaries, secretaries and state Congress chiefs are...
  • Congress, allies meet to discuss strategy ahead of Parliament session from June 4 03-06-2014 11:19 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of Parliament session that begins on June 4, the UPA coordination committee met on Tuesday to discuss the strategy of the party in the House. While the BJP has secured majority on its own in the Lower House, it is in a minority in the Upper House....
  • Telangana, Andhra Pradesh: The geographical and political division 02-06-2014 08:59 AM

    The new state of Telangana has 10 districts while Andhra Pradesh has 13. Hyderabad is the joint capital of the two states for 10 years and will then go Telangana. While Chandrababu Naidu will be the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, K Chandrasekhar Rao is the Chief Minister of Telangana....
  • Congress refuses to learn from poll debacle, Sonia, Rahul not to quit 19-05-2014 10:13 PM

    New Delhi: High drama was witnessed at the Congress Working Committee meeting on Monday as no major changes were carried out in the organisation and party leaders also rejected Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party's Vice President Rahul Gandhi's resignation offer over the party's debilitating rout in the Lok Sabha...
  • CWC meeting underway to review party's worst ever electoral performance 19-05-2014 04:29 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee meeting began on Monday to review party's worst ever electoral performance in the Lok Sabha polls as the party just won 44 seats in the 543-member House. The meeting is being held at the party headquarters. All the members of the CWC including Prime...
  • Sonia, Rahul likely to quit in Congress meet on Monday, party rubbishes reports 18-05-2014 09:50 AM

    New Delhi: On one hand where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is celebrating its astounding success in the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress is reeling under the shock. While all leaders have taken moral responsibility for the debacle, there are questions being raised if party President Sonia Gandhi and Vice...
  • SC requests retired judge to head SIT probing black money case 01-05-2014 05:22 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday requested its former judge, Justice MB Shah to head the Special Investigation Team probing the black money stashed away in foreign banks. The apex court has also asked former judge Arijit Pasayat to take over the as the Vice Chairman of the court-appointed...