Legislations

  • 50 HIV-positive children win hearts with entertaining stage show Yesterday

    Some 50 HIV-positive children danced to a medley of Bollywood songs through the ages and staged an impressive play to a packed auditorium in Jaipur over the weekend, as their adopted home, non-profit Rays Aasha Ki Ek Kiran, celebrated its annual day. The 45-minute satirical play, entitled "Muhammad Bhai ki Jootiyan"...
  • Monsoon session of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly ends 4 days ago

    The monsoon session of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly ended in Raipur on Friday. Speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal Kaushik adjourned the House sine die in Raipur on Friday evening. The monsoon session had a total of five sittings from July 21 till 25, during which 759 questions were asked and 54 call attention...
  • OBC, EBC scholarship issue disrupts Assembly Zero Hour 4 days ago

    The non-availability of post-matric government scholarship to the students of Other Backward Castes (OBC) and Extremely Backward Castes (EBC) that had led to the now infamous clash between legislators in the Bihar Legislative Council yesterday, surfaced in Legislative Assembly on Friday leading to its adjournment. The issue raised by Leader of...
  • By-election for ten Assembly seats in Bihar on August 21 July 20, 2014

    By-election for ten Legislative Assembly seats in Bihar, which will turn interesting if the JD(U) and the RJD joined hands against the BJP, will take place on August 21, Election Commission officials said on Saturday. The bypoll on ten Assembly seats have been necessitated after some members got elected to the Lok Sabha and resignation by...
  • Legislators must have a well-rounded view: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan July 19, 2014

    Hyderabad: Legislators should have a "360 degree vision" as they are accountable for all their constituents, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Saturday. "Your accountability is not only for those who voted for you but also for those who did not. Your vision and work should be aimed at...
  • Rajasthan Assembly pays tribute to Gopinath Munde July 11, 2014

    Rajasthan Legislative Assembly on Friday paid tributes to 12 legislators including former Deputy CM of Maharashtra and Union minister Gopinath Munde, former Speaker of the assembly Samarth Lal Meena and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Dr N Janardhana Reddy. Speaker Kailash Meghwal made the obituary references on the first day...
  • Develop habit of visiting Assembly library, maintain decorum of the House: Sumitra Mahajan June 29, 2014

    Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday said legislators should develop a habit of visiting Assembly and Parliament libraries and also pressed that they should maintain decorum of the House. "It is very essential for the members of the House to visit Assembly library and read records of old debates on...
  • Bihar Assembly pays tribute to Munde and others June 27, 2014

    Bihar Legislative Assembly on Friday paid rich tributes to senior BJP leader and former Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde and other departed leaders of various political parties on the first day of the over month-long budget session. The Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary read out obituary references about Munde and the...
  • UP Legislative Council briefly adjourned over law and order situation in the state June 23, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council was on Monday briefly adjourned following uproar by Opposition over prevailing law and order situation in the state. The issue was raised by BSP and BJP members through adjournment notice demanding a debate on the subject.  Om Prakash Sharma of the Teachers' Group alleged that there...
  • Andhra Pradesh: 8 Congress MLCs join TDP June 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: In a significant political development that will improve the Telugu Desam's strength in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council, eight Congress MLCs crossed over to the ruling party on Saturday. The Members of Legislative Council (MLCs) met Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu here this evening and joined TDP. "The...
  • Legislative Council adjourned thrice amidst uproar by Opposition June 20, 2014

    Opposition members on Friday created a ruckus in Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council for the second consecutive day on law and order, power crisis and other issues, forcing the chair to adjourn the house three times. As soon as proceedings of the house began opposition members, including those of BSP, BJPand Congress raised issues of...
  • Veteran legislator Kodela elected Speaker of AP Assembly June 20, 2014

    Hyderabad: Veteran legislator Kodela Sivaprasada Rao has been unanimously elected as the first Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh post bifurcation of the state. Pro-tem Speaker P Narayanaswamy Naidu today announced the election of Kodela amidst wide applause from House members. The pro-tem Speaker then ushered the new Speaker...
  • Telangana House: Jana Reddy, D Srinivas elected as Opposition leaders June 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Veteran legislator K Jana Reddy has been unanimously elected leader of the Congress party in Telangana Legislative Assembly. Another veteran D Srinivas has been elected leader of the party in the Telangana Legislative Council. The newly-elected 21 MLAs of the Congress met and elected Jana Reddy as their leader in...
  • Maharashtra legislators demand relief for Campa Cola residents June 2, 2014

    Mumbai : Members from both ruling and opposition benches in the Legislative Council on Monday asked the Maharashtra government to provide relief to residents of the Campa Cola society in Mumbai, who are supposed to vacate their illegally built flats on Monday. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar assured the Council that...
  • AP bifurcation: Government makes provisional allocation of buildings May 30, 2014

    Hyderabad: With just two days remaining for separate Telangana and (new) Andhra Pradesh to come into existence, the AP government on Friday made provisional allocation of several buildings which would house the Legislative Assembly, Legislative Council, Secretariat to the two successor states. According to a Government Order (GO) issued by the...
  • Nitish Kumar made chief of Committee on Petition in Bihar Legislative Council May 29, 2014

    Former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was on Thursday appointed as head of the Committee on Petition in the state Legislative Council. The appointment of Kumar has been made keeping in view his stature, seniority and long political experience," Chairperson of Legislative Council Awdesh Narayan Singh told PTI.  ' The post was...
  • 12 new MLCs take oath in Bihar May 26, 2014

    Twelve nominated members of the Bihar Legislative Council, including three former RJD MLAs, were administered oath of office on Monday. Council Chairperson Awadhesh Narayan Singh administered the oath to these 12 newly nominated MLCs in the council premises. The three former RJD MLAs were Samrat Chaudhary, Ramlakhan Ram Ram and Javed Iqbal Ansari....
  • 12 new MLCs to take oath in Legislative Council on Monday May 25, 2014

    Twelve newly nominated MLCs will be sworn-in at the Bihar Legislative Council on Monday morning. "The 12 persons will be administered oath at the Legislative Council's annexe building on Monday at 10am. All arrangements are being made by our people despite less time on their hands," council chairman, Awadhesh Narain Singh said. The names...
  • AAP legislator booked in Delhi for cheating May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: An AAP legislator was booked for allegedly cheating a 45-year-old man from his own assembly constituency, police said on Tuesday. A first information report (FIR) was registered on Monday at Ashok Nagar police station against MLA Manoj Kumar from Kondli assembly constituency in east Delhi. "Manoj was booked under a...
  • Samajwadi Party leader booked after son's row with trooper May 12, 2014

    A case was filed on Monday against a Samajwadi Party legislator in Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituency when his son, in his presence, became involved in a scuffle with a central paramilitary trooper, officials said. Legislator Abhay Narayan Patel and his son barged into a polling station in Achalnagar in the afternoon...
  • Former Bihar Legislative Council Chairman and JD(U) leader Tarakant Jha cremated May 12, 2014

    Former Bihar Legislative Council Chairman and senior JD(U) leader Tarakant Jha was on Monday cremated with full state honour. The funeral pyre of Jha was lit by his son Kaushal Kumar Jha on the bank of the Ganga river at Digha. Jha (87) died on Sunday at a private hospital after a...
  • Bihar BJP's founder member Tarakant Jha passes away May 11, 2014

    Former Bihar Legislative Council Chairman and senior JD(U) leader Tarakant Jha died on Sunday at a private hospital in Patna after a brief illness. Jha was 86 and is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters, family sources said. He was Chairman of the Upper House between 2009 and...
  • Patna High Court sets aside election of Bihar legislator April 25, 2014

    The Patna High Court on Friday set aside the election of an Independent member of the state assembly because his resignation as police sub-inspector was not accepted by the competent authority before he contested the polls and won, a lawyer said. A bench of Justice Navaniti Prasad Singh passed the judgment...
  • Lalu can't be RJD chief, says rebel legislator Samrat Choudhary April 11, 2014

    Samrat Choudhary, an RJD legislator who tried to defect, on Friday, challenged RJD chief Lalu Prasad, saying he cannot be the party president as per the constitution of the party as he was convicted in the multi-crore fodder scam. "Lalu Prasad cannot be the RJD chief because the constitution of the...
  • BJP, Congress, CPI win 2 seats each in Bihar Legislative Council March 28, 2014

    The BJP, Congress and the CPI emerged victorious in two seats each in the elections conducted for eight Bihar Legislative Council seats reserved for teachers and graduates. The JD(U) and an Independent candidate won in the two other seats for which polls were held on Tuesday, Additional Chief Electoral Officer R...
  • Polling for 11 Legislative Council seats tomorrow March 22, 2014

    Polling for five seats of Graduate constituency and six teachers constituency of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council will be held on Sunday. According to the state Election Commission office, polling would be held between 8 AM and 4 PM. The graduate constituencies include Lucknow, Varanasi, Allahabad, Agra and Meerut. Whereas, teachers constituencies include...
  • Nine candidates elected unopposed to Bihar legislative council March 13, 2014

    Nine candidates including Bihar Education Minister P.K. Shahi and Congress state president Ashok Choudhary were Thursday elected unopposed to the state legislative council after the deadline for withdrawing nominations expired, an official said. Phool Jha, an official of the state assembly, said that all nine candidates in the fray - five...
  • Odisha: BJD may not re-nominate all sitting legislators March 11, 2014

    Ruling BJD, which is witnessing a continuous inflow of leaders from rival parties, on Tuesday indicated that it may not re-nominate all sitting legislators for the Assembly and Parliamentary elections even as some party leaders announced unwillingness to contest the polls. BJD Vice-President Kalpataru Das said the party was all...
  • Congress legislators demand Muslim face for North East Delhi seat March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Five Delhi Congress legislators on Monday met party general secretary Shakeel Ahmed to demand that a Muslim candidate be fielded from the capital's North East constituency for the Lok Sabha polls. They also sought a change of face in the North West district, represented by union Women and...
  • Legislation alone cannot emancipate women, says Pranab Mukherjee March 8, 2014

    Legislation alone cannot emancipate women and has to be supported by efficient enforcement mechanisms, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday. "New legislations, no matter how well conceived, must be supported by efficient enforcement mechanisms. Legislation, alone, cannot emancipate our women", said Mukherjee in his address on International Women's Day. "There is...