MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT

  • Polling stations open in New Zealand general election September 20, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealanders were voting on Saturday in a general election to determine who will lead the country for the next three years and under strict laws allowing limited election coverage on polling day. On the eve of the vote, both the centreright National Party of Prime Minister John Key...
  • Every MP shouldn't speak to the media, it's the party spokesperson's job: MoS Krishan Pal Gurjar June 28, 2014

    Newly elected BJP MPs are attending a twoday orientation programme in Surajkund, Haryana. According to sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi cautioned MPs against loose talk in front of the media. ...
  • PM Modi tells his MPs to have a good 'aachaar, vichaar and vyavahaar' June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The newly elected Bharatiya Janata Party MPs have been told to have good 'aachaar, vichaar and vyavahaar' (conduct, thoughts and behaviour) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the first day of the twoday orientation programme of the party. Modi on Saturday inaugurated the orientation programme in Surajkund in Haryana...
  • Live blog: June 28 June 28, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has organised a twoday orientation programme starting Saturday to impart training to the newlyelected MPs on enhancing their Parliamentary and public conduct. The workshop will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh. ...
  • PM Modi to inaugurate orientation pogramme for newlyelected BJP MPs June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has organised a twoday orientation programme starting Saturday to impart training to the newlyelected MPs on enhancing their Parliamentary and public conduct. The workshop will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh at Surajkund. PM Modi will deliver the...
  • LS Speaker accepts resignations of Rajagopal, Purandeswari Devi, MS Reddy February 19, 2014

    Expelled Congress MP L Rajagopal, who had created a storm by resorting to pepper spraying in Lok Sabha, is no longer a member of the House with Speaker Meira Kumar accepting his resignation today. "I have accepted his resignation with effect from February 19," the Speaker informed the Lok Sabha. The...
  • AAP will field candidates in seats of 73 MPs who face criminal charges January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The young antigraft party, the Aam Aadmi Party, that stormed to power in New Delhi last month plans to field at least 73 candidates in national elections due by May to stand against politicians accused of crimes, Arvind Kejriwal said. Following its strong performance in Delhi, interest in the...
  • Standing Committee to take up Representation of People's Act September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Representation of People's Act is likely to be taken up by the Standing Committee on Thursday. The Centre decided last month to amend the Act to effectively alter the recent Supreme Court ruling that had said that MPs and MLAs convicted of a crime should stand disqualified....
  • Watch: Dharmendra Yadav's full Hindi speech in UN October 25, 2012

    Member of Parliament Dharmendra Yadav spoke in the United Nations in Hindi recently. CNNIBN caught up with him afterwards to find out why he chose to speak in Hindi at UN. ...
  • Have our MPs brought disrepute to Parliament? September 5, 2012

    Members of Parliament from the BSP and the SP come to blows in the Rajya Sabha over the bill for promotion quota for SCs and STs. ...
  • Not a penny spent out of MPs' funds September 3, 2012

    New Delhi: What do MPs from Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Delhi share in common? Answer: They have managed not to spend even a single penny this year from their MPLADS (Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) kitty. This includes both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha members. This came to...
  • Govt forms panel to check misbehaviour against MPs August 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha Speaker has set up a new panel which will ensure that MPs get the respect they deserve. The committee has been setup following a slew of complaints about being ignored at government functions and not being accorded special treatment at airports etc. The new committee will...
  • Sachin sets an example, says no to govt bungalow June 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Cricketer and newly elected Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday said no to staying in the bungalow allotted to him saying he did not want to waste tax payers' money. Sachin refused to take possession of 5, Tughlaq lane allotted to him in the capacity of being...
  • Baba Ramdev is a mental case: Lalu Prasad May 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Parliamentarians across party lines have once again united in the face of criticism and this time it is yoga guru and anticorruption activist Baba Ramdev who has earned their wrath for calling the members of Parliament corrupt and characterless. He had said, "There are some politicians who are good....
  • Sachin Tendulkar set to make another record April 27, 2012

    New Delhi: With his nomination to become a Rajya Sabha member approved by the President of India, Sachin Tendulkar will on Friday become the first RS memberelect to play an Indian Premier League match. The former Mumbai Indians' skipper, who is yet to take oath as a Rajya Sabha member, will...
  • Sachin Tendulkar set to join Rajya Sabha April 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkars nomination as Member of Parliament to the Rajya Sabha has been approved by President Pratibha Devisingh Patil. Tendulkar accepted the offer of a seat in the Upper House of Parliament after he met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday. His nomination,...
  • LS passes bill for 3fold hike in MP salaries August 27, 2010

    New Delhi: The much talked about bill to hike salaries of MPs by over three times from Rs 16,000 to Rs 50,000 and doubling two of their key allowances to Rs 40,000 each was passed in Lok Sabha on Friday. During the debate on the Salary, Allowance and Pension of Members...
  • MP's absence won't affect Lok Sabha anymore February 19, 2010

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha Rules Committee has decided to amend rules on question hour to ensure it proceeds without interruption even if the member who asked the question is absent. The decision was taken on Thursday at the first meeting of the committee, presided over by Speaker Meira Kumar, sources...
  • Slapping of bank manager by MP unfortunate: Moily July 1, 2009

    New Delhi : Law Minister M Veerappa Moily described the alleged slapping of a bank manager by a Congress MP as unfortunate and said he did not think anybody, more so a Member of Parliament could indulge in such an act. "It is most unfortunate. I don't think anybody should indulge...
  • New record if Meira Kumar nominated as Speaker June 2, 2009

    New Delhi: The process for India to get its first woman Lok Sabha speaker is set to get underway on Tuesday. Congress MP Meira Kumar will file her nominations, thus also paving the way for the first Dalit woman to hold the high constitutional post. Though the government is yet to...
  • Big loss: Parliament rollcall shows MPs not bothered April 2, 2009

    New Delhi: The 14th Lok Sabha had only 332 sittings in the five years of its tenure. This figure is lower than any Lok Sabha before it. Almost a quarter of that time was wasted in disruptions and adjournments. Even a minute's loss costs the country 26,000 rupees. By that estimate,...
  • CPIM expels MP who praised Narendra Modi March 7, 2009

    Kannur (Kerala): A P Abdulla Kutty, a Kerala MP who was suspended from the Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) after praising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, was on Saturday sacked from the party. Kannur district party secretary P Sasi said in a statement that Kutty had been dismissed because he continued...
  • MPs should debate issues, not disrupt Parliament February 27, 2009

    The 14th Lok Sabha was constituted in 2004 and came to an end on Thursday. The last five years of Parliament were characterised by display of cash on the floor of the House, use of foul language and for the first time in the history of Parliament, the expulsion of...
  • Trust vote: Ailing MPs come to BJP's rescue July 22, 2008

    New Delhi: With every vote crucial in its bid to topple the Manmohan Singh Government, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was Tuesday gathering its ailing MPs close together in the capital flying them in from various places and making arrangements at hospitals in case of any emergency. There was Harishchandra...
  • Five Independent MPs make hay while the sun shines July 21, 2008

    New Delhi: Five Members of Parliament (MPs), who are yet to make up their mind on the trust vote will hold the key to the Governments fall or survival. The MPs are aware that their power will expire after Tuesday and are therefore, now dictating terms. The undecided MPs are the...
  • MPs get dearer, going rate touches Rs 100 crore July 20, 2008

    New Delhi: Ahead of Tuesday's crucial trust vote in the Lok Sabha that will decide the fate of the Manmohan Singhled United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, the reported bribe rate to buy the support of Members of Parliament (MPs) seems to be shooting up with every passing hour going...
  • Jaya gets EC notice for 'hiding' property details June 24, 2008

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has issued notice to Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Jaya Bachchan for not giving full details of her property while filing for RS nomination. The notice says not giving the details for the byelections in June 2006 is a misuse of People's Representative Act...
  • Congress MP helps bust fake sting, 3 arrested September 11, 2007

    New Delhi: Just when the furore over a forged sting operation conducted by a private television news channel purportedly exposing a teacher running a sex racket is cooling down, another fake sting operation has been busted. They came to hunt me down, but they became the victims, says Congress MP from...
  • MPs not aware of HIV/AIDS August 24, 2006

    New Delhi: Nearly two thirds of Members of Parliament in India, which has the world's highest HIV/AIDS caseload, wrongly believe the virus can spread by sharing clothes with an infected person, a survey said. The poll of 250 MPs in Lower and Upper houses of Parliament, roughly a third of...