ASSEMBLY

  • India or Bharat: Supreme Court seeks response from government April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: 'India should be named Bharat', a demand on which the Supreme Court has sought comments from the Centre and the states. The apex court on Friday decided to examine questions raised on the naming of the country and sought response from the Centre on the plea demanding change in...
  • BJP to fine tune its Bihar election strategy, state MPs and MLAs to meet on Sunday April 24, 2015

    Patna: In a bid to fine tune its strategy and prepare for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party leaders will meet in Patna on Sunday. The meeting will be held at Bihar Legislative Council member Sushil Modi's residence. All BJP MPs and MLAs from Bihar will attend the meeting....
  • Amit Shah takes stock of political situation in Bihar April 15, 2015

    Patna: A day after sounding poll bugle for Bihar Assembly elections, BJP national president Amit Shah on Wednesday discussed the political situation in the state in a closed door meeting with senior party leaders. Besides, Shah met over 100 BJP leaders and workers at the state guest house where he stayed...
  • Punjab assembly bypoll: SAD wrests Dhuri seat from Congress April 15, 2015

    Sangrur: Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) won the Dhuri assembly seat from Congress in Punjab on Wednesday. SAD candidate Gobind Singh Longowal, a former minister and three-time MLA, drubbed Congress-Sanjha Morcha joint candidate Simar Partap Singh, a political greenhorn and grand son of former Governor and Chief Minister Surjit Singh...
  • Maharashtra Assembly bypolls: 42% turnout in Bandra, 58% in Tasgaon April 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Around 42 per cent voters on Saturday exercised their franchise in the keenly watched by-election to the Maharashtra Assembly from Bandra East, where Congress heavyweight and former chief minister Narayan Rane is taking on Shiv Sena and MIM rivals. In Tasgaon-Kavthe Mahankal, where Suman Patil, wife of former home minister...
  • BJP MLAs protest against providing security to Hurriyat leaders in J&K Assembly April 7, 2015

    Srinagar: High drama was witnessed in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly as the Bharatiya Janata Party members on Tuesday protested over providing security to Hurriyat leaders and the government's move to review the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. The protest took place a day after the state was rocked by three separate...
  • Ramdas questions AAP claim that his tenure as Lokpal had ended April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Days after the AAP appointed a new Lokpal panel replacing him, former Navy chief Ramdas has questioned the decision, claiming his term was to end in November 2016. Ramdas, a recipient of 2004 Ramon Magsaysay award for peace, said he was "stunned", "bemused" and "befuddled" by AAP's decision,...
  • Gujarat Assembly passes controversial anti-terror Bill, empowers authorities to intercept phone calls March 31, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Assembly passed the controversial Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill on Tuesday which empowers law enforcing authorities to intercept and record phone calls as evidence and gives them other contentious powers. According to a provision in the Bill, recording of phone calls intercepted by investigating agencies...
  • Gujarat government to table 'Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill' in state Assembly today March 31, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government will be tabling the controversial Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime Bill in the state Assembly on Tuesday. The GUJCOC bill, which is on the lines of the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), was rejected in 2004 and 2008 by the then President AJP...
  • Live: Bouncers were present inside AAP's National Council meet, alleges Yogendra Yadav March 28, 2015

    After the crisis in the Aam Aami Party escalated to a point of no-return the AAP National Council which met in New Delhi is removed senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the party's national executive. ...
  • Some officers call Christians as 'pig eaters', Goa MLA tells House March 26, 2015

    Panaji: A legislator on Thursday shocked the Goa Assembly when he claimed that some of the government officers in South district called Christians as "pig eaters". "Some government officers in the hospitals speak in a very bad manner. I feel ashamed to say that some of the officers in South...
  • TDP legislators stopped from entering Telangana assembly March 26, 2015

    Hyderabad: Tension prevailed in the premises of Telangana legislative assembly on Thursday when the security personnel stopped legislators of opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) from entering the building. Ten lawmakers, who were already suspended from the House for the entire budget session, faced embarrassing situation when the security staff did not...
  • India supports Russian resolution opposing benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff March 26, 2015

    United Nations: At a time when there is a raging debate calling for decriminalising gay sex back home, India has supported a Russian-drafted resolution that opposed benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff but it failed to pass in the General Assembly committee. The Fifth Committee of the General Assembly, that...
  • DERC Chairman summoned by Delhi Assembly March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Assembly Speaker on Wednesday summoned Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) Chairman after MLAs alleged irregularity in power supply and bills in the House. AAP MLAs raised a number of issues with regard to power sector, including irregularity in supply, tampered meters and inflated bills. "During summer season, there is...
  • Assam Speaker to form panel to probe tender irregularities March 25, 2015

    Guwahati: Assam Assembly Speaker Pranab Kumar Gogoi said he will constitute a House Committee to examine alleged irregularities in inviting tenders from contractors by the Public Works Department. "I will set up an Assembly Committee to see the irregularities," Gogoi said during the Question Hour. He was responding to a...
  • Ruckus in J&K Assembly over 'bias' remark by NC member March 25, 2015

    Jammu: Jammu & Kashmir Assembly witnessed ruckus after ruling BJP and PDP members slammed National Conference member Javed Rana for accusing Speaker Kavinder Gupta of being "biased" and demanded action against him. Trouble started as soon as House met for the day with BJP and PDP members protesting against the...
  • MP: Congress leaders hold overnight dharna inside state Assembly against Land Bill March 25, 2015

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders on Tuesday held an overnight dharna inside the state Assembly in Bhopal to protest against the new Land Acquisition Bill. The dharna was led by senior leader Digvijaya Singh. The party has accused Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan of ignoring the welfare of local farmers. Digvijaya Singh...
  • New body proposed to address Delhi's development issues March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Government on Tuesday proposed to set up Metropolitan Planning Body for comprehensive development of the city. At present, the state government has no direct role in the city planning made by DDA and purchases land from it at a very high rate for various projects. ...
  • CBI inquiry in DK Ravi's death case should have been ordered earlier: Law Minister Sadanand Gawda March 24, 2015

    IAS officer DK Ravi was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his flat in Bengaluru on March 16, with police suspecting it to be prima facie a case of suicide. ...
  • NCP slams Maharashtra government for 'false' announcements on social media March 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Criticising the Maharashtra government over its use of social media platform for making official announcements related to schemes and packages, NCP on Monday alleged that the state was fooling people through such "false" statements. "There is a new trend emerging nowadays. Ministers have now started using social networking sites...
  • Two-day Delhi Assembly from Tuesday March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: A two-day Delhi Assembly session will be convened on Tuesday for tabling the vote on account for the first three months of the next financial year even as the "full budget" will be presented in the month of June. According to a government official, funds for power and water...
  • Maharashtra Minister sparks controversy, says foreign hand behind church attack March 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse sparked off a controversy by saying that there could be a foreign hand behind the Church attack. The Opposition also created an uproar in the state Assembly over the issue with the National Congress Party walking out of the Assembly over the issue. On Sunday,...
  • Karnataka HC stays tabling of CID interim report on DK Ravi death case in state Assembly March 23, 2015

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court on Sunday stayed the tabling of the Crime Investigation Department's interim report on the mysterious death of IAS officer DK Ravi in the state Assembly. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was planning to table the interim report in the Assembly on Monday. The move came after a...
  • Liquor seizure surged during Delhi Assembly elections, but cash haul saw decline March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Liquor seizures by Delhi Police went up during the recent Delhi Assembly polls as compared to the previous election that was held merely 14 months earlier even though the amount of cash seized saw a steep fall. As per the information revealed in an RTI query filed by...
  • Delhi Court issues bailable warrant against Delhi Assembly Speaker March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: A local court on Saturday issued a bailable warrant against Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel after he failed to appear before it in an alleged rioting case of 2008. Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Sunil Kumar Sharma issued the warrant against Goel after he did not appear onm Saturday even...
  • Why is everything in India named after just Rajiv or Indira Gandhi, asks Haryana Minister March 20, 2015

    Chandigarh: Haryana Assembly on Thursday witnessed pandemonium after Sports Minister Anil Vij said he would consider renaming sports complexes named after former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, drawing opposition from Congress which asked the BJP to apologise for "insulting" national leaders. The trouble began during Question Hour when ruling BJP member...
  • Bengaluru: Mob burns public property, protests against death of IAS officer DK Ravi March 19, 2015

    Bengaluru: There is no end to protests over the mysterious death of Indian Administrative Services officer DK Ravi. Seeking a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad members came out on the streets in Bengaluru. Protestors burnt effigies and had to be lathicharged by the police. Several...
  • AAP slams BJP after reports of school forcing staff to enroll March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The AAP on Wednesday slammed the BJP after reports emerged that Ryan International School was allegedly forcing its staff to enroll with the political outfit, saying these attempts is a reflection of the saffron party's restlessness after the drubbing in the Delhi Assembly polls. The party has also demanded...
  • Late Karnataka IAS officer DK Ravi's family demands CBI probe into his death March 18, 2015

    Bengaluru: Shock and anger over the death of Karnataka IAS officer DK Ravi continues with his father-in-law Hanumantharayappa backing calls for a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the case. While denying reports that DK Ravi could have committed suicide, Hanumantharayappa confirmed that he did ask the Chief...
  • Kerala Opposition women MLAs claim male members molested them in Assembly, ask who will protect them March 18, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Images of elected members pushing and shoving each other, throwing the Speaker's chair, standing on top of the Speaker's table, these unruly scenes that played out in the Kerala state legislative assembly on March 13 will not fade away from Keralites' mind soon. But at the same time there...