Leader

  • Centre on the backfoot as SC questions status of LOP post in Parliament 1 hour 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Pushing the Narendra Modi government on the backfoot, the Supreme Court on Friday questioned the status of the Leader of Opposition post in the Lok Sabha. The apex court has raised concerns on why there is no LOP in Parliament. The court has agreed to interpret the LOP...
  • In Indore, Speaker says no Leader of Opposition post for Congress 2 days ago

    The Congress demand for being accorded the status of Leader of Opposition to its group chief in Lok Sabha was rejected by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan On Tuesday. "I have gone by rules and tradition," she told PTI on her decision not to recongnise the Congress leader in Lok Sabha as the Leader...
  • In Indore, Speaker says no Leader of Opposition post for Congress 2 days ago

    The Congress demand for being accorded the status of Leader of Opposition to its group chief in Lok Sabha was rejected by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan On Tuesday. "I have gone by rules and tradition," she told PTI on her decision not to recongnise the Congress leader in Lok Sabha as the Leader...
  • Congress can't get Leader of Opposition post, affirms Speaker 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In yet another disappointment to the Congress, the Speaker on Tuesday told them that they cannot be offered the Leader of Opposition (LoP) status in Parliament as it does not have the required number of seats. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan reportedly communicated the decision to Congress leaders at a function...
  • India demands apology, warns of non-cooperation after Pak envoy meets separatists 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Pakistan High Commissioner to India's meeting with separatist leaders from Jammu & Kashmir has definitely not gone down well with India. Not just has it cancelled secretary level talks with Pakistan over the matter, it has also demanded an apology, say sources. "Government expects unequivocal apology from Pakistan,...
  • Some incidents of Pakistan's meeting with separatist leaders 3 days ago

    New Delhi: As Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit meets separatist leaders from Kashmir just ahead of the Foreign Secretary level talks between the two countries, hers is a look on previous such incidents. April 2014: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on April 2 met J&K separatist leaders...
  • Parties condemn Pakistan envoy meeting with J&K separatists, question Centre's diplomatic plan 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Political parties condemned the meeting between Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and the separatist leaders from Kashmir on Monday just ahead of the Foreign Secretary level talks between India and Pakistan. The Congress criticised the Narendra Modi government saying it showed that the Centre has no diplomatic plan...
  • Saradha scam: CBI raids 56 locations in Odisha, BJD MLA and Congress Youth leader arrested 6 days ago

    New Delhi: CBI on Saturday conducted searches at 56 places, including the premises of BJD MLA Pravata Tripathy and owner of a local newspaper in Odisha, in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. Searches were carried out at as many as 54 places in Odisha and two in...
  • US ready to help new Iraq leader, Iran welcomes choice August 13, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraq's new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country. Haider al-Abadi still faces opposition closer to home, where his Shi'ite party...
  • Noted freedom fighter, CPI leader Prabha Sharma dies at the age of 93 August 10, 2014

    Patna, Aug 10 (PTI) Noted freedom fighter, CPI leader Prabha Sharma died at a private hospital here today after a  protracted illness, party sources said. She was 93. Influenced by her freedom fighter father, Banarsi Singh, Sharma joined the freedom movement and participated in the Quit India Movement of 1942. Sharma also worked for the welfare...
  • Sushil Kumar Modi warns people against Nitish's 'double role' August 10, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday asked people to be on guard against the "double role" of former state chief minister Nitish Kumar while voting in the Assembly bypolls on August 21. Modi, who had been the deputy chief minister under Kumar, alleged that the senior JD(U) leader talks...
  • Lok Sabha Speaker's decision on LoP not open to judicial review: SC August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In a stand that may spell difficulty for the Congress party if its demand for being given the post of the leader of opposition is rejected by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, the Supreme Court on Friday said that a decision taken by the Speaker in the House...
  • Congress leader Nagma visits Meerut rape victim in hospital August 7, 2014

    Actress and Congress politician Nagma on Wednesday slammed the BJP for trying to communalise the Meerut gangrape incident. After visiting the victim of alleged gangrape and forced conversion on Wednesday at a hospital in Ghaziabad, Nagma said BJP was trying to communalise the incident. "No political party should be allowed to...
  • Iran leader calls Israel "rabid dog", urges arms for Palestinians July 30, 2014

    Dubai: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called Israel a "rabid dog" for its attacks on Gaza, and urged Muslims to arm Palestinians to enable them to counter what he termed genocide. About 1,087 Gazans, most of them civilians, have been killed in 22 days of fighting between Israel...
  • Congress may not move court if Speaker doesn't give them the LOP post July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party is likely to abide by the decision of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan over the issue of the post of Leader of Opposition in the House. According to sources, the party is unlikely to approach court if the Speaker's decision is in line with Attorney...
  • Sushma Swaraj meets Nepali leaders as joint commission meet starts July 26, 2014

    The third meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission at the foreign minstry-level started here on Saturday after a hiatus of 23 years. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who arrived in Kathmandu on Friday evening, jointly inaugurated the meeting with her Nepali counterpart, Mahendra Bahadur Pandey. Syed Akbaruddin, spokesman of the Indian...
  • Congress leaders detained on their way to a 'peace march' to Moradabad July 26, 2014

    Congress leaders Madhusudan Mistry and Nagma were on Saturday detained in Ghaziabad, when they were on their way to Moradabad to hold a 'peace march'. Congress leaders Naseeb Pathan, Madhusudan Mistry, Nagma and other prominent leaders were detained by the police at UP Gate for violation of prohibitory orders, city Superintendent...
  • Congress alleges travesty of justice as A-G denies it Leader of Opposition post July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: In a big setback for the Congress, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has opined that the party is not eligible for the post of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. The A-G has cited a 1956 convention which stipulates that a party must have 10 per cent strength...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 25, 2014

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  • Congress's plea for Leader of Opposition post in Lok Sabha rejected July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In a huge blow to the Congress, the Attorney General has rejected the party's plea for getting the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. The A-G has claimed that the party must have 10 per cent of House strength to get the Leader of...
  • News 360: 189 Dutch, 44 Malaysians killed on MH17 flight July 18, 2014

    There were 189 Dutch passengers among the 298 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine on Thursday, the airline said in its latest update on Friday evening. Among the people of other nationalities on board were 44 Malaysians (including 15 crew members), 27 Australians, 12...
  • Will be happy to see Sabyasachi Panda hanged: Slain cops' wives July 18, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The arrest of Odisha's top maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda has brought cheers to the families of personnel who laid their lives while fighting red rebels in different parts of the state. "I will be happy if Panda is sentenced to death. The soul of my husband should be at...
  • RSS leader Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat gets anticipatory bail July 17, 2014

    Mangalore: The District and Sessions Court here has granted anticipatory bail to a senior local RSS leader, Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat in connection with a case of delivering an allegedly communally provocative speech at the Hindu Sangama at Gurupur on January 5 last. The Sessions Court judge Uma M G had...
  • VHP leader Giriraj's body donated to Army Medical College July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The body of veteran VHP Leader Giriraj Kishore was donated to Army College of Medical Sciences on Monday in the capital for education and research purposes. As per the last wish of Giriraj, who was popularly known as Acharya, senior VHP leaders along with his family members delivered the...
  • Thane: Gang rape victim molested by local NCP leader July 12, 2014

    Thane: A 14-year-old girl who was gang raped allegedly by two youth earlier this month in the neighbouring Raigad district, was also molested by a local NCP leader on the very same day of the incident, police said on Saturday. The minor, who was gang raped on July 6 by two...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar holds peace dialogue with Iraqi religious leaders July 11, 2014

    Boone: Deeply perturbed by the ethnic violence in Iraq, Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has met senior Iraqi religious leaders in the US and said that dialogue is the only way to establish long-term peace in the war-torn country. At the 'Art of Living Retreat' at the scenic...
  • Gaza rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Palestinian enclave July 9, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes on Wednesday, and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel's heartland in intensifying warfare that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 38 people in the Hamas-dominated enclave. Missiles from the Iron Dome defence system shot into the sky to intercept rockets...
  • Congress leaders submit memorandum to Lok Sabha Speaker on LoP issue July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress is leaving no stone unturned to get the post of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. Senior party leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Captain Amarinder Singh met Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and submitted a memorandum signed by 60 MPs regarding the Leader...
  • BJP set to reject Congress's bid for LoP post in Lok Sabha: sources July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party leadership is set to reject the Congress's bid for the Leader of Opposition post in the Lok Sabha, said sources. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday conveyed to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan that the Congress doesn't have a case, sources added. "As a...
  • Congress to maintain an aggressive stand on LOP, price rise in Parliament July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The second day of the Budget session is likely to witness a tough stand from the Congress over the issues of price rise and on the post of the Leader of Opposition. The Congress claimed that a Leader of Opposition should be appointed to ensure democracy. "If the Leader...