Lok Sabha

  • Social media played key role in Lok Sabha polls: Rajnath Singh 11-07-2014 08:11 PM

    New Delhi: Social media has played a significant role in recent Lok Sabha elections and it will continue to do so in future, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. "There was an important role of social media in 2014 elections. It will continue to do so in future too....
  • No official estimate on black money, says Jaitley 11-07-2014 07:47 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said there is no official estimate on black money and a study commissioned by the government to ascertain the amount are yet to be completed. Jaitley also informed the Lok Sabha that "sustained efforts" to obtain information about Indians having black money...
  • Government faces embarrassment in Lok Sabha in absence of ministers 11-07-2014 06:19 PM

    New Delhi: Government on Friday faced embarrassment in Lok Sabha due to absence of Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda or his deputy when the railway budget was taken up for discussion. Realising that the two ministers were absent, the Opposition was quick to make it an issue with Congress...
  • Rawat asks Uttarakhand MPs to raise green bonus issue during Budget discussion 11-07-2014 05:34 PM

    Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday asked all MPs from Uttarakhand to speak strongly in favour of a green bonus of Rs 2,000 crore for the hill state when the general budget is debated in both Houses of Parliament. In separate letters to all MPs from the state including three...
  • Congress should revisit their own procedures on TRAI, says Uma Bharati 11-07-2014 04:02 PM

    The amended Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha by Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The TRAI Bill has to be amended to allow the appointment of former TRAI chairman Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Defending the government, Uma Bharati said, "Tell the Congress to revisit...
  • AP Reorganisation Bill passed in Lok Sabha 11-07-2014 12:49 PM

    New Delhi: Amidst chaos and chanting of 'Jai Telangana', Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill. Home Minister Rajnath Singh had introduced the Bill with its component on the Polavaram project amidst uproar. Congress, Telangana Rashtra Samiti, Trinamool Congress Biju Janata Dal and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen...
  • TRAI Bill to be tabled in LS today to pave way for Misra's appointment as PM's principal secretary 11-07-2014 10:51 AM

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority Amendment Bill will be placed in the Lok Sabha on Friday when the House reconvenes after the Budget. The Bill has to be amended to allow the appointment of former TRAI Chairman Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Before the...
  • Narendra Modi got more votes than anyone in universe: David Cameron 10-07-2014 11:08 PM

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said that he congratulated Narendra Modi for winning more votes than any other politician in the universe during his phone call after the "extraordinary" Indian election. "I won't forget my conversation with Prime Minister Modi congratulating him on his victory. I picked...
  • Modi's Budget 'visionless, missionless and actionless': Mamata Banerjee 10-07-2014 02:29 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee came down on the Narendra Modi government after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented its maiden Budget on Thursday. Calling the Budget "visionless, missionless and actionless" in terms of a common man, Mamata said that it was not going to stimulate growth and development...
  • Budget 2014: Government announces to launch new TV channel for farmers 10-07-2014 01:32 PM

    New Delhi: The government on Thirsday announced a new 24-hour TV channel dedicated to agriculture sector with an outlay of Rs 100 crore for providing real-time information to farmers. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget speech for 2014-15 said that a sum of Rs 100 crore has been...
  • NDA government's first Budget targets growth, jobs 10-07-2014 11:57 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government unveiled what it called a budget for growth on Thursday and vowed to curb borrowing after the longest economic slowdown in a quarter of a century. Delivering his maiden budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told Parliament that India's 1.2 billion people were...
  • Budget 2014: Retrospective tax amendment to be undertaken with extreme caution 10-07-2014 11:53 AM

    New Delhi: Assuring investors that retrospective amendments to tax laws will be undertaken with extreme caution, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said all fresh cases arising out of the 2012 amendment of I-T Act will be looked into by a high level CBDT committee. However, the existing tax disputes,...
  • Good days are here, which is why Rahul Gandhi was caught sleeping in Parliament: Naidu 10-07-2014 10:58 AM

    New Delhi: It could not get any worse for Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. After leading the Congress party to a deafening defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, and becoming the butt of political leaders' jokes, the Gandhi scion was on Wednesday caught sleeping in the Lok Sabha. Bharatiya Janata...
  • Union Budget 2014: As it happened 10-07-2014 07:36 AM

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's promises of bold budget decisions and broadsides against the "mindless populism" of his left-of-centre predecessors have proved a hit with investors, helping the benchmark BSE stock index to a record high last week. ...
  • Budget 2014: First test of Modi government's reform mettle 10-07-2014 07:07 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces the first major test of his reform credentials on Thursday, when his fresh-faced government presents its maiden budget amid early doubts about his willingness to make unpopular decisions. Modi, 63, won a landslide general election victory in May with a pledge to boost...
  • TMC MP apologises for calling Lok Sabha Speaker a mouthpiece of Modi 09-07-2014 11:06 PM

    A day after the Trinamool BJP members clashed in Parliament over allegations of abuse being hurled at each other, TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee called Sumitra Mahajan a Speaker of Narendra Modi. He later apologised for the comment. The TMC demanded action against BJP MPs who allegedly abused TMC women MPs...
  • Prithviraj Chavan discusses strategy for Maharashtra polls with Sonia Gandhi 09-07-2014 10:28 PM

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi and discussed strategy for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. Chavan said that he discussed Congress's readiness for Assembly elections in Maharashtra and termed the interaction with the party chief "very good"....
  • News 360: Economic Survey 2014 says FY15 GDP growth seen at 5.4-5.9 pc 09-07-2014 09:16 PM

    India will probably unveil bold reforms in its Budget on Thursday in a bid to turn around an economy growing at decade lows, but major changes to taxes will be absent, a survey showed. ...
  • TMC-BJP clash: No comment on Lok Sabha speaker, says Mamata Banerjee 09-07-2014 07:22 PM

    West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said, "I have been in the house for many years, I know how it functions. It is non-functional most of the time through the year. I don't want to comment on what the speaker had to say. However, I...
  • Fiscal deficit for 2014-15 projected at 4.5 per cent of GDP: Arun Jaitley 09-07-2014 06:52 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday presented the Economic Survey 2014-15 in the Lok Sabha and pointed towards the worsening Fiscal situation. He said that the fiscal deficit for 2014-15 year is projected at 4.5 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). He assured that the government will...
  • Rahul Gandhi caught napping in Parliament during debate on price rise 09-07-2014 06:41 PM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has found himself embroiled in yet another controversy as the Bharatiya Janata Party has claimed that Rahul was caught napping in Parliament on Wednesday. The BJP has said that Rahul was oblivious to the debate on price rise in the House. BJP leader...
  • Congress leaders submit memorandum to Lok Sabha Speaker on LoP issue 09-07-2014 05:42 PM

    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 of...
  • PM Modi congratulates Amit Shah on being appointed as BJP President 09-07-2014 05:12 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Uttar Pradesh BJP in-charge and his close aide Amit Shah on being appointed as the party President. That announcement was made by the party's Parliamentary Board which met today to nominate Shah. Modi said, "The party will become stronger under Shah's...
  • All nuclear power plants safe: Government 09-07-2014 04:41 PM

    New Delhi: All nuclear power plants (NPPs) in the country are safe and can withstand natural calamities like earthquakes and tsunamis, the government told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. "Following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, safety review of all Indian NPPs was conducted by task forces of...
  • Amit Shah will lead Maharashtra to victory in assembly polls: Mumbai BJP 09-07-2014 04:33 PM

    Mumbai: The Mumbai unit of the BJP on Wednesday expressed confidence that the new BJP President Amit Shah, would be able to replicate the performance of the party in Maharashtra, as he did in Uttar Pradesh in the recent Lok Sabha elections. 50-year-old Shah had engineered a massive victory in...
  • TMC, BJP scuffle in Lok Sabha: Who is to be blamed? 08-07-2014 10:24 PM

    Unruly scenes were witnessed in Parliament as Trinamool Congress MPs on Tuesday alleged that some Bhartiya Janata 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. ...
  • Mallikarjun Kharge to meet LS Speaker on LoP issue 08-07-2014 09:47 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge is expected to meet Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday as the party raised the pitch for getting the Leader of Opposition status in the House. Congress has sought a meeting with the Speaker at a time when the government is...
  • BJP set to reject Congress's bid for LoP post in Lok Sabha: sources 08-07-2014 08:43 PM

    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...
  • Government considering setting up Rail University: Sadananda Gowda 08-07-2014 07:41 PM

    New Delhi: With an aim of providing railway-oriented education, the government is considering setting up of a Railway University for both technical and non technical subjects. Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda also spoke about the plans for skill development of the staff while presenting the Rail Budget for 2014-15 in the...