Parliamentarians

  • MP is worth his name only if he can make officers wet their pants: SP leader 23-04-2014 09:17 AM

    A Samajwadi Party candidate on Tuesday said a parliamentarian is not worth his name if on receiving his telephone call an officer does not wet his pants. Ramji Lal Suman, candidate from Hathras, was caught on tape boasting to his supporters of the powers that people like him have when...
  • Contradicting Ajit Singh, DGCA letter asks private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs 29-01-2014 07:53 PM

    New Delhi: In what could probably expose the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation, a letter accessed by CNN-IBN shows that the private airlines were asked by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to provide special privileges to Parliamentarians, contrary to Minister Ajit Singh's claims. The Civil Aviation Minister had earlier...
  • SC stands by its order on disqualifying convicted politicians 04-09-2013 04:52 PM

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday stood by its order on disqualifying convicted politicians. It has rejected the government's plea against its order disqualifying any elected politician convicted for more than 2 years. It has also admitted a government's plea against its order disallowing convicted leaders from contesting elections. ...
  • SC to review its order debarring people in jail from contesting polls 04-09-2013 03:23 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has admitted a government review petition against the disqualification of convicted MPs and MLAs from contesting polls. The Supreme Court has said it is willing to relook at the judgement. But the court has dismissed a separate petition which challenged its order that a legislator...
  • Parl delegation meets US lawmakers over H-1B visa 05-06-2013 07:55 AM

    Washington: Indian Parliamentarians met top American lawmakers to raise India's concerns over the immigration bill, in particular those related to the H-1B visa issues. A delegation of seven MPs under the banner of India-US Forums of Parliamentarians of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), included Biju...
  • Anna's call for Right to recall has no takers 29-08-2011 09:02 PM

    New Delhi: India's new national crusader against corruption Anna Hazare has ended his fast but not his political campaign. He has a new mission now and it is electoral reforms. He said Indian voters must have the Right to recall MPs and the right to reject all candidates in the...
  • Our MPs earn 13 times less than US lawmakers 20-08-2010 07:10 PM

    New Delhi: Even after a three-fold pay hike, Indian MPs still rank much below their fellow parliamentarians in other major countries in terms of their monthly salaries. With the Cabinet giving its nod on Friday to the MPs' pay rise besides doubling several other emoluments, the basic monthly salary of...
  • Flashback: PC read Budget, politicians itched, scratched 28-02-2008 04:14 PM

    New Delhi: Chennai have a number of quality players in the side, any of whom can make the difference on a given day and bring home a win for the Super Kings. Still, these four players can be key performers as the MS Dhoni-led side looks to defend their CLT20...
  • India debates: Politically cricket? 28-11-2006 10:53 AM

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