Lok Sabha

  • Sonia, Rahul should take 2-year break: Congress leader Brar 7 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former Congress Working Committee member Jagmit Singh Brar on Friday created a flutter with his remarks that there was "no harm" if Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi take a two-year break in the wake of Lok Sabha poll debacle. Brar, a former MP from Punjab also said that...
  • Repatriation of Reang refugees raised in Lok Sabha 12 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Issues ranging from repatriation of Reang refugees from Tripura to Mizoram to declining camel population and death and devastation caused by rampaging hordes of elephants were raised by members in Lok Sabha on Friday. CPI(M) member Jitendra Chaudhury urged the Centre to initiate steps to...
  • Government hints at delay in bringing judicial accountability bill 12 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A proposal which seeks to change the present system of investigating complaints of misbehaviour and incapacity against judges of the Supreme Court and high courts requires "further consideration", the government said on Friday, indicating that a bill in this regard may not come in the immediate future. Referring to...
  • UPSC CSAT row: RJD MP Pappu Yadav throws paper confetti at Lok Sabha Speaker 15 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In yet another low in Parliament Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav threw paper confetti at Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday when she refused to entertain his request for raising the controversy over Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)...
  • 29 cases of security breach at major airports since 2011: Centre 2 days ago

    New Delhi: There have been 29 cases of security breach at major airports from 2011 till last month, though the number has been on the decline, Lok Sabha was informed on Wedneday. This year till June, two cases of security lapses have been reported from the Delhi airport, Minister of State...
  • Lok Sabha Speaker says will take decision on LoP within next four days 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has said she will take a decision on the issue of Leader of Opposition within the next four days after going through the rules and Attorney General's letter on the matter. Mahajan said the Speaker did not enjoy any personal discretion while choosing...
  • Akhilesh Yadav government's fall imminent, says BJP leader Ram Shankar Katheria 2 days ago

    The fall of Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh is imminent, Lok Sabha member from Agra city Ram Shankar Katheria said on Wednesday. The Bharatiya Janata Party leader has been touring villages in his constituency and has been meeting local leaders in Agra, Mathura and other districts, urging them to be...
  • Congress may not move court if Speaker doesn't give them the LOP post 5 days ago

    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...
  • Congress criticism on LoP issue unfair: Venkaiah Naidu 5 days ago

    Hyderabad:Accusing Congress of indulging in unfair criticism on the Leader of Opposition (LoP) issue, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday asserted that the matter is in the purview of the Lok Sabha Speaker. "The LoP issue is not in government's purview. I don't want to comment. But they criticise...
  • Somnath Chatterjee: Speaker should choose LoP even if there is no clear applicable rule 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan should designate a member of the Lower House of Parliament as Leader of the Opposition even if "there is no clear applicable rule", feels one of her predecessors Somnath Chatterjee. "That will also put an end to the fact that Indian Parliament does...
  • Denying Congress LoP post unjust: Rajeev Shukla 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Amid indications that Congress may not get the Leader of Opposition's post in Lok Sabha, senior party leader Rajeev Shukla on Saturday said it would amount to "injustice" and go against the "spirit" of the Supreme Court judgement. "Why should Congress stop talking about Leader of Opposition's post. This is...
  • Congress alleges travesty of justice as A-G denies it Leader of Opposition post 6 days ago

    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...
  • News 360: Setback for Congress as A-G rejects plea for Leader of Opposition post 1 week ago

    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 Opposition post. ...
  • Congress's plea for Leader of Opposition post in Lok Sabha rejected 1 week ago

    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...
  • UPSC exam row to be resolved within a week, assures government 1 week ago

    New Delhi: With massive protests by many Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services aspirants against the alleged bias against Hindi and other regional languages rocking the national capital, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Friday said the matter will be resolved in a week when a high...
  • Rahul visits Amethi, thanks people for support in elections 1 week ago

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday visited villages in his parliamentary constituency and thanked people for their support in the recent Lok Sabha elections. Gandhi went to villages where Congress got the highest number of votes in a Block. Arriving from Lucknow by road, he drove to Babupur Sarraiya village in...
  • Jaitley announces some concessions, tax on mutual fund from July 10 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The government on Friday announced some concessions for mutual fund industry and income tax payers, while committing to low tax regime to promote industrial activity to generate jobs and create more resources to undertake social welfare activities. Announcing the concessions in the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said...
  • UPSC language row rocks Parliament 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Opposition on Friday created ruckus in Parliament over the issue of regional language aspirants having disadvantage in Civil Services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. Rajya Sabha was adjourned twice during Question Hour following Opposition's demand for a clarification by no other than the Prime Minister or...
  • Staffer on fast force fed: Politics of goondaism by Shiv Sena? July 23, 2014

    There is no end to hooliganism by our politicians. Hitting a new low, a Shiv Sena MP from Thane Rajan Vichare has been caught on camera forcing a Maharashtra Sadan Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramzan fast. ...
  • Hooliganism by MPs, one force feeds man, other abuses in House July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no end to hooliganism by our politicians. Hitting a new low, a Shiv Sena MP from Thane Rajan Vichare has been caught on camera forcing a Maharashtra Sadan Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramzan fast. The video gives credence to the allegations that Shiv Sena...
  • Is PM Modi god to give occasional darshan in Parliament: Kharge to Swaraj July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: "Is Prime Minister a god that he should give us darshan" once in a while, Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge remarked sending the members into peals of laughter on Wednesday. The poser by Kharge was in response to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's...
  • BJP MP Bidhuri and Owais scuffle in Parliament over Shiv Sena force feeding muslim staff issue July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliament witnessed the unprecedented scene of a MP abusing and charging to manhandle another member inside the Lok Sabha on Wednesday during the discussion on allegations of some Shiv Sena MPs force feeding and breaking the Ramzan fast of a Muslim staff member of Maharashtra Sadan in New...
  • Shiv Sena denies forcing Muslim worker to break Ramzan fast, uproar in Parliament July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The news of 11 Shiv Sena MPs forcing a Muslim worker at Maharasahtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast has created an uproar in Lok Sabha. Apparently, the MPs were not satisfied as they had not been served Maharashtrain food. While the Shiv Sena MPs deny the accusation,...
  • Moily comes out in Rahul's defence, says he was and will be our leader July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the voices of dissent are out in the open against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, former Union minister and senior party leader Veerappa Moily defended him saying, "Rahul was and will remain our leader." There has been a crisis within the Congress with cadres pointing fingers at...
  • National Conference-Congress alliance in LS polls was dysfunctional: Omar July 22, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said the pre-poll alliance between National Conference and Congress for Lok Sabha polls was "dysfunctional" in the Valley as the vote share of the national party could not be transferred to his party. "The pre-poll arrangement between Congress and National Conference...
  • Crisis within Congress deepens, leaders believe Rahul a liability July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The crisis within the Congress is deepening with each passing day and leaders have turned rebels questioning party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's style of working. According to sources, senior party leaders have blamed Rahul for Congress's decimation in the Lok Sabha polls wherein the party was reduced to...
  • Seat allocation in Lok Sabha: Member says 'we are like nomads' July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The delay in allocation of seats in the newly-elected Lok Sabha came in for criticism on Tuesday with a member saying the representatives of the people had become "nomadic tribes" in the absence of dedicated seats to them. Biju Janata Dal MP Pinaki Misra raised the issue in the...
  • Jaitley or Rajnath, who is number two in the Modi government? July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as speculation remains rife over who will be allotted the seat next to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament, government sources say that Home Minister Rajnath Singh has been allotted that seat. Rajnath getting that seat perhaps is an indication that he is the de-facto number two in...
  • Congress denunciates Lok Sabha Speaker over LoP issue July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian National Congress is busy mounting pressure on the Lok Sabha Speaker over the Leader of Opposition (LoP) issue. Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said, "How can the government manage the next five years without a LoP? It is an embarrassment to the Speaker and...
  • Government backs Katju's claims on judiciary, points fingers at UPA July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's allegation continued to stall Parliament on Tuesday. The government backed Justice Katju's claims and also pointed fingers at the previous UPA government. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that in June 2005, Manmohan Singh's office asked the...