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  • MP judge harassment case: SC asks CJI to form new probe panel 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday disbanded a two-member probe panel appointed by the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court to investigate allegations of sexual harassment against a judge in the MP HC. The apex court ruled that the Chief Justice of India may constitute another panel to look...
  • Modi condemns Niranjan Jyoti's comments, asks BJP MPs to abstain from addressing the nation December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: In wake of the controversial remarks made by Minister of State Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Bharatiya Janata Party MPs to abstain from addressing the nation, sources in the BJP said. At the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting held on Tuesday, Modi asked his MPs to...
  • Gordon Brown 'to stand down' as MP November 23, 2014

    London: Former British prime minister Gordon Brown is poised to announce that he will quit as an MP at the next election after 32 years in the House of Commons, media reports said on Sunday. The 63-year-old Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath MP will announce his decision "within days", an ally told the...
  • Prabhu, Birender Singh to be in Rajya Sabha from Haryana November 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Ministers Birender Singh and Suresh Prabhu have been nominated by BJP for Rajya Sabha seats from Haryana. The two Ministers, who were inducted in the Union Cabinet following its expansion on October 27, are not members of Parliament. They are required to be an MP within six months...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: 30 years later, survivors cry for justice, seek more compensation November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Hundreds of survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak tragedy are at Delhi's Jantar Mantar demanding justice and additional compensation. Survivors which include mostly women and children are sitting on protest since November 9 saying they will remain at Jantar Mantar till the Narendra Modi government gives them...
  • Indian-origin British politician Keith Vaz named 'Labour MP of the Year' November 7, 2014

    London: Indian-origin British politician Keith Vaz has been named as the Labour MP of the year 2014 for his valuable work for underrepresented, deprived and minority sections of the country. "I am honoured to have been chosen for this award. In my constituency of Leicester East, I work with individuals and...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: CBI arrests BJD Lok Sabha MP, 2 former MLAs November 4, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday made three high profile arrests in connection with the Rs 20,000 crore Odisha chit fund scam. Biju Janata Dal MP Ram Chandra Hansdah has been taken into custody. Former BJP MLA Hitesh Kumar Bagartti and ex-BJD MLA Subarna Naik have also been arrested...
  • 'Ex-MPs can take pension even if they get benefits as ex-MLAs or ex-MLCs' October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Members of Parliament are entitled to receive pension as ex-MPs even if they are getting pension as former MLAs or MLCs, according to an RTI reply. According to information received from the Rajya Sabha Secretariat through the RTI application, the pension of former MPs is regulated under...
  • PM Modi to launch MP model village scheme on Saturday October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: An ambitious village development project under which each MP will take the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in three villages by 2019 will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The goal is to develop three adarsh grams or model villages by March 2019, of which...
  • Former CPM leader Saifuddin Choudhury passes away September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Saifuddin Choudhury, a former CPM MP from West Bengal, died here today after a prolonged battle with cancer. Choudhary, 62, was admitted at a private South Delhi hospital after his condition deteriorated last evening. He passed away at around 8 PM on Sunday, family sources said. He is survived by...
  • Former MP Mahant Avaidyanath passes away September 13, 2014

    Gorakhpur: Former MP Mahant Avaidyanath, who had been in the forefront of the movement for Ram Temple in Ayodhya, died on Friday night after prolonged illness. He was 95. Avaidyanath, also a former MLA, had been ailing for the past few months and was admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon....
  • Saradha scam: CBI to grill TMC leader Srinjoy Bose for the second time today September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday is likely to interrogate Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose for the second time in the Saradha chit fund scam. Bose was questioned for over 6 hours on Wednesday. Srinjoy Bose who owns a Bengali newspaper had been named by...
  • Saradha scam: CBI summons TMC Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose September 10, 2014

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday summoned West Bengal's leading party Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose for interrogation in the Saradha chit fund scam. The TMC is feeling the heat with many prominent leaders being roped in in the multicrore scam. This comes just after...
  • BJD MP Hemendra Chandra Singh passes away September 5, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Hemendra Chandra Singh, Biju Janata Dal MP from Kandhamal constituency in Odisha passed away on Thursday night. He was 47. Singh had suffered a massive heart attack last week, followed by multiple organ failure. He breathed his last in a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. ...
  • ED grills TMC MP in Saradha scam case August 25, 2014

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday questioned Trinamool Congress MP Ahmed Hassan Imran in connection with its money laundering probe in the multicrore Saradha chit fund scam case. Imran, a Rajya Sabha MP, reached the agency's office in Salt Lake here and will be questioned about his connections with the...
  • Coal scam: Fresh charge sheet to be filed against Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday told a special court hearing the coal block allocation case against Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda that it will file a supplementary charge sheet in the case as its probe is almost complete. Central Bureau of Investigation Special Judge Bharat Parashar fixed August 29...
  • Ram temple pledge will be fulfilled soon: Togadia August 17, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad chief Pravin Togadia on Sunday said the pledge for constructing Ram temple at Ayodhya will be fulfilled soon. Addressing a gathering in Mumbai, Togadia also said that more than 5,000 hostels for girls and youth will be built in the country and a mechanism will be worked out...
  • Former MP Amitava Nandy dead August 15, 2014

    Kolkata: CPIM leader and former MP Amitava Nandy died on Friday in a hospital, a party leader said. "He lost his battle with cancer on Friday morning. His last rites will be performed on Saturday," Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) leader Gautam Deb said. Nandy, 71, was elected to the 14th Lok...
  • Air India flights won't be delayed even if MPs and VIPs arrive late, says government August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India flights will not to be delayed even if some passengers, including MPs and VIPs, arrive late according to the new guidelines issued on Thursday by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The government has made it clear that "customerfriendly service with efficiency, enthusiasm and cheer" will be...
  • President raps MPs, asks them to behave in Parliament August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: At a time when parliamentarians are stooping to new levels everyday, President Pranab Mukherjee rapped the MPs asking them to uphold Parliament's dignity. "Please, for God's sake, except you nobody can do it. It is our responsibility, we the elected members of both houses including nominated members, to uphold...
  • Smriti Irani got a Yale University 'certificate' for a leadership programme for MPs: HRD Ministry August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Human Resources Development Ministry has clarified minister Smriti Irani's statement about her 'degree' from Yale University. The HRD Ministry said that Irani's participation at a sixday long leadership course at Yale resulted in her getting a certificate for the said programme. "As an MP Mrs Irani was invited...
  • News 360: Medical emergency kept Sachin Tendulkar away from Parliament August 8, 2014

    After the uproar due to absence of Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar in the Upper House, the former cricketer responded to the controversy on Friday in a press conference. Sachin said, "My absence in Delhi has been discussed too much. I do not mean to disrespect any institution, there was...
  • TDP MP apologises for sexist remarks made in Parliament, promises to clarify position August 7, 2014

    TDP MP Murli Mohan Maganti tendered an apology after his remark that women should dress in dignified way in Lok Sabha, earlier on Thursday, sparked outrage among politicians across the nation. Maganti promised to clarify his statement to the Speaker on Friday and apologised to one and all. ...
  • TDP MP makes sexist remarks in Lok Sabha, says women should dress in a dignified way August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: TDP MP Murli Manohar Maganti invited the ire of many across the country on Thursday when he remarked that women should dress in a dignified manner, during a discussion on atrocities against women in the Lok Sabha. Maganti also said that women should uphold the Indian culture. Reacting to...
  • Two held for 'objectionable' Facebook post on MP August 5, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Police on Tuesday arrested two persons, including an MBA student, for allegedly creating and posting on a social networking site political cartoons with vulgar comments against YSRCP MP from Araku, K Geetha, police said. Crime Investigation Department (CID) of Andhra Pradesh Police arrested I Ravi Kiran of Mahabubnagar...
  • Heavy rains affecting rescue operation: Shivaji Rao Patil July 30, 2014

    In an interview with CNNIBN, Shiv Sena MP Shivaji Rao Patil said that heavy rains were affecting rescue operations. 40 houses had come under the landslide. He informed that they would soon be meeting the Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking compensation. ...
  • Eviction of former ministers, exMPs from government bungalows begins July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Cracking the whip on those dragging their heels in the matter, Centre has started eviction proceedings against exministers and former MPs who are still occupying government accommodation. Eviction notices are being served on about 20 former ministers and 120 exMPs asking them to clear out of their government accommodation...
  • Omar Abdullah on Shiv Sena MPs: Hooliganism is not expected of MPs July 24, 2014

    This public dining space, which was the centre of this entire controversy where the Shiv Sena men were seen in the video engaging in hooliganism continues to remain shut. Omar Abdullah clearly says that he despises such behaviour. The MPs are chosen by the people, and it is the responsibility...
  • Congress disrupts MP House proceedings over MPPEB scam probe July 21, 2014

    Congress members led by Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly, Satyadev Katare on Monday staged a sitin in the well of the House demanding tabling of the list of candidates selected for the post of transport constables and also handing over the MPPEB scam probe to CBI. After ruckus on...
  • NHRC seeks report over autopsies done in the open in residential colony July 18, 2014

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Firday issued notice to Madhya Pradesh government following reports that autopsies were being done in an open room in the middle of a residential colony in the state's Sagar district. According to an official statement, a notice has been issued to the Principal Secretary...