LOK SABHA

  • Union Minister MA Naqvi sentenced to one-year jail, Rs 4000 fine for violating prohibitory order; gets bail January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Minorities Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has been convicted by Rampur court in Uttar Pardesh for breaching prohibitory orders during 2009 Lok Sabha elections. The punishment entails one year of imprisonment and Rs 4,000 as fine to Naqvi. The case pertains to the violation of...
  • Modi's BJP, Kejriwal's AAP all set to lock horns in Delhi Assembly elections, Congress marginalised January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Based on their respective strengths, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the two largest parties in the 2013 Delhi Assembly elections, are all set to lock horns in the February 7 elections in the national capital. Riding on the Narendra Modi wave, the...
  • Amarinder Singh could be replaced as Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader from Punjab Amarinder Singh, who was virtually absent in the winter session of Parliament, could soon be replaced as the Deputy leader of the party in the Lok Sabha. At the same time, party sources did not rule out...
  • President questioned government's urgency before signing Ordinance on Land Bill: Sources January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Though the government cleared the ordinance on the Land Acquisition Bill with the approval of Pranab Mujherjee, sources say that the President questioned the Centre over the hurry in the matter. According to sources, the President even communicated to Unions ministers that it would have been better if the...
  • How will Delhi Assembly elections be different from other polls January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: In a few weeks from now, the national capital territory of Delhi will vote for a new Assembly and hopefully get a stable government. Delhi has been under President's Rule since February 2014 when the then chief minister Arvind Kejriwal resigned after 49 days in power. Occupying a unique...
  • Yearender 2014: Narendra Modi, the right man at the right place and at the right time December 30, 2014

    When 2014 dawned on India, there was widespread pessimism across the country. With high inflation, slowdown in the economy, humungous corruption allegations reaching the doorsteps of the Prime Minister's Office, policy paralysis and a society staring at a political class busy with mudslinging and finding little time to tackle problems...
  • Congress to celebrate its 130th Foundation Day today December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst a disastrous electoral performance this year, the Congress will be celebrating its 130th Foundation Day on Sunday. The celebrations will be held at the All India Congress Committee headquarters in the national capital. Top party leadership including Congress President Sonia Gandhi will preside over the function. The...
  • Modi wishes Vajpayee as government celebrates 'Good Governance Day' on the former PM's 90th birthday December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence on Thursday to wish him on his 90th birthday. Marking his birthday as 'Good Governance Day', Modi said "There is no bigger tribute to Atal ji than celebrating his birthday as 'Good Governance Day' and...
  • Watch: AB Vajpayee's speech in Lok Sabha during confidence vote in 1996 December 24, 2014

    On the eve of his 90th birthday, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been awarded the Bharat Ratna. One of his most remembered speeches was in 1996 in Lok Sabha during the confidence vote of his 13-day-old BJP government when it was on the verge of collapse. ...
  • Winter session a flop show: Have BJP floor managers failed the government? December 22, 2014

    The Lok Sabha on Monday was adjourned as the Rashtriya Janata Dal's MP Pappu Yadav misbehaved with the Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai and threw papers at the chair. CNN-IBN asks whether MPs should be disqualified for misbehaviour in Parliament. ...
  • Parliamentary panel raps J&K government for inadequate steps on flood warning December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A Parliamentary panel on Monday rapped Jammu and Kashmir government for not taking sufficient measures on the forewarning of the meteorological department about "more than normal" heavy showers during the recent floods and also asked the Centre "not to shrug off its responsibility" in rebuilding the flood-ravaged state. The...
  • Should MPs be disqualified for misbehaviour in Parliament? December 22, 2014

    The Lok Sabha on Monday was adjourned as the Rashtriya Janata Dal's MP Pappu Yadav misbehaved with the Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai and threw papers at the chair. CNN-IBN asks whether MPs should be disqualified for misbehaviour in Parliament. ...
  • RJD MP Pappu Yadav throws papers at Deputy Speaker in Lok Sabha December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Monday was adjourned as the Rashtriya Janata Dal's MP Pappu Yadav misbehaved with the Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai and threw papers at the chair. The incident happened when the House reassembled at 3 PM after repeated disruptions in the morning session, with the Congress...
  • Neither Government, nor BJP involved in conversion: Venkaiah Naidu December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing opposition attack over the conversion issue, Government on Monday said in Lok Sabha that neither it nor the BJP was involved in such acts and the state governments should take action if anyone violates the law. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu insisted that...
  • Live: Uproar in Rajya Sabha over forced conversions after opposition members enter well of the House December 22, 2014

    With just two days left for the Winter Session of Parliament to end, key bills like GST Bill and Insurance Bill are likely to be discussed on Monday. ...
  • Siddharth Nath Singh's behaviour a blot in Lal Bahadur Shastri's family: TMC's Kalyan Banerjee December 21, 2014

    Kolkata: Even after expressing regret in Lok Sabha over his objectionable remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Banerjee on Sunday further made personal attack against BJP General Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh at a public meeting near Kolkata. Addressing a public meeting at Chanditala in West Bengal's Hooghly...
  • Under fire, BJP puts the onus on Opposition to support law banning religious conversions December 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Under attack over religious conversions in Agra, Bharatiya Janata Party has put the onus on the Opposition to support an anti-conversion bill. A day after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat suggested that a law banning conversions should be supported by opposition parties if they were against religious conversions, BJP chief...
  • Will stage protest if Congress opposes e-rickshaw Bill in Rajya Sabha: BJP December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday threatened to stage protest outside the residences of Congress leaders if they oppose 'e-rickshaw bill' in Rajya Sabha. A bill to regularise e-rickshaws and provide for driving licences for battery-operated vehicles was introduced in Lok Sabha recently, paving the way for such vehicles...
  • Two days left in winter session, fate of Insurance, Coal Bills hang in balance December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: With only two working days left in the winter session of Parliament, the fate of the government's economic reform agenda, particularly the Insurance Bill and the Coal Bill, hangs in balance in view of strong opposition by some parties. The Insurance Bill, which provides for raising FDI cap from...
  • Will not allow political obstructionism to stop Insurance Bill: Arun Jaitley December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after introducing the long-pending GST Bill in the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government is "extremely determined" to push insurance sector reforms and will not allow political obstructionism to stop it. "The government is extremely determined to go ahead with this (insurance...
  • Modi government succeeded in containing inflation: Amit Shah December 19, 2014

    Palakkad: BJP President Amit Shah claimed that the Narendra Modi government has succeeded in containing inflation and strengthening the economy of the country. Addressing a public meeting organised at the Kota maiden here as part of the state leaders meeting, Shah said inflation that stood at 7 per cent has...
  • Bill to amend Electricity Act tabled in Lok Sabha December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Within days of cabinet approval, the government on Friday tabled in the Lok Sabha amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003, designed to bring in the much needed second phase of reforms in the power sector. The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2014 will promote competition, efficiency, and improvement in the supply...
  • Goods and Services Tax Bill introduced in Lok Sabha after nod by states, TMC sounds caution December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Aimed at creating a single tax for goods and services across the country, the Centre on Friday introduced the long-pending Constitution Amendment Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the Lok Sabha for rollout of the new regime from April 2016 subsuming various levies like entry tax and...
  • Parliament members condemn Pakistan over bail to Mumbai attacks accused December 19, 2014

    Members of Parliament irrespective of the political party condemned Pakistan after a court granted bail to 26/11 terror attacks accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. ...
  • Parliament Winter Session marred by disruptions, fate of crucial bills hangs in limbo December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Opposition giving the government a hard time in Parliament over the alleged forced conversion row, the fate of several crucial bills hangs in a limbo. The government had planned to get key bills like Insurance Bill and GST Bill passed in the ongoing Winter Session. But with...
  • Lok Sabha compliments ISRO scientists for the successful launch of GSLV Mark-III December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Thursday complimented scientists and engineers of the Indian Space Research Organisation for the successful launch of the country's heaviest launch vehicle GSLV Mk-III from Sriharikota. "This launch has placed India in the group of select nations who possess the industrial capabilities of carrying out such complicated...
  • Bill to legalize e-rickshaws passed in Lok Sabha December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a bill to legalize e-rickshaws by bringing them under the ambit of the Motor Vehicles Act. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2014 also provides for the central government to make rules on the specifications for e-carts and e-rickshaws and the manner and conditions...
  • Cartoon of the day: The Winter session 2014 December 18, 2014

    As the 2014 Winter session nears its end with only three sessions left, here is what cartoonist Neelabh has to show. ...
  • PM Modi won't make a statement on Agra conversion row in Parliament: sources December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as uproar continues in Parliament over the alleged forced conversion row in Agra with the opposition demanding a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, government sources say that there is not even a chance that the PM will speak in the House over the issue. According to sources,...
  • India rises above differences, Modi calls Sharif over Pakistan school attack December 17, 2014

    Parliament on Wednesday observed a minute's silence over the deadly terror attack that took place in Pakistan. The Lok Sabha adopted a resolution condemning the attack. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also made a statement in the House saying that India has risen above its differences with Pakistan to stand...