Speaker

  • Speaker specs simplified: The 7 things you should check before you buy a speaker 13 hours 7 minutes ago

    Indisputably, the best way to test a speaker before you buy one is to listen to the sound it produces. But then this is not always possible, particularly in this age of online shopping and even if you plan to buy one from a brick and mortar retailer - many...
  • Logitech launches Multimedia Speakers Z213 in India at Rs 1,995 August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Logitech has announced the launch of its new Multimedia Speaker System Z 213, a 2.1 multimedia speaker with two satellite speakers and a dedicated subwoofer. The new multimedia speakers are compact in size and are designed to work with a wide range of audio devices, including Windows and Mac...
  • Sumitra Mahajan defends herself on LoP issue, says Supreme Court made no observation against her August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the Supreme Court questioned the government over the absence of a Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has defended herself on Saturday. "The Supreme Court has made it clear that their observation is not against the Speaker," said Mahajan. She said that...
  • LoP row: Congress should accept Speaker's decision, says Rajnath August 22, 2014

    Gorakhpur: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday asked the Congress to honour the decision of the Speaker not to grant the status of Leader of Opposition to it in the Lok Sabha. "As per the Constitution, a party must get 10 per cent seat (for Leader of Opposition status). But unfortunately...
  • In Indore, Speaker says no Leader of Opposition post for Congress August 19, 2014

    The Congress demand for being accorded the status of Leader of Opposition to its group chief in Lok Sabha was rejected by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan On Tuesday. "I have gone by rules and tradition," she told PTI on her decision not to recongnise the Congress leader in Lok Sabha as the Leader...
  • In Indore, Speaker says no Leader of Opposition post for Congress August 19, 2014

    The Congress demand for being accorded the status of Leader of Opposition to its group chief in Lok Sabha was rejected by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan On Tuesday. "I have gone by rules and tradition," she told PTI on her decision not to recongnise the Congress leader in Lok Sabha as the Leader...
  • Congress can't get Leader of Opposition post, affirms Speaker August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another disappointment to the Congress, the Speaker on Tuesday told them that they cannot be offered the Leader of Opposition (LoP) status in Parliament as it does not have the required number of seats. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan reportedly communicated the decision to Congress leaders at a function...
  • AIADMK's Thambidurai unanimously elected as Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: AIADMK leader Thambidurai was on Wednesday elected as the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha by the members of the House. Thambidurai, who had filed his nomination on Tuesday, was backed by Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Sushma Swaraj and Rajnath Singh and got the support of all other...
  • Congress likely to back Thambidurai for the LS Deputy Speaker's post, election today August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Other nominations for the post of the Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker will be filed on Wednesday. On Tuesday, AIADMK's Thambidurai filed his nomination backed by Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Sushma Swaraj and Rajnath Singh. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Congress is supporting Thambidurai, along with all other parties....
  • Congress snubbed, AIADMK's Thambidurai the front-runner for Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker's post: sources August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: It seems that a message is being sent out to the Congress that the party will not get the Leader of the Opposition post in Parliament. AIADMK's M Thambidurai, the front runner for the post for the post of Deputy Speaker in Lok Sabha, has filed his nomination...
  • My duty is not to let the Question Hour be interrupted: Sumitra Mahajan August 6, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that her duty was not to let the question hour be interrupted. Regarding the communal violence bill she said that she was ready to have a discussion as long as things were done in accordance to the rules. ...
  • UPSC CSAT row: RJD MP Pappu Yadav throws paper confetti at Lok Sabha Speaker August 1, 2014

    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)...
  • Lok Sabha Speaker says will take decision on LoP within next four days July 30, 2014

    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...
  • 5 cops injured as an SUV rams into Speaker's escort jeep July 28, 2014

    Five policemen were injured when a vehicle hit Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary's escort jeep on NH-83 in Bihar's Jehanabad district on Monday, a police officer said. The incident took place at Irki village as a police jeep escorting Chaudhary on way to Jehanabad town from Barabar hills was hit by a...
  • Issue of Leader of Opposition is in Speaker's court: Prakash Javadekar July 13, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Powers to appoint the Leader of Opposition (LoP) is with the Lok Sabha Speaker and not the government, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday. "The Speaker has all the powers to decide who will be LoP. We (government) cannot do anything. Moreover, people of India also refused them (Congress)...
  • TMC-BJP clash: No comment on Lok Sabha speaker, says Mamata Banerjee July 9, 2014

    West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said, "I have been in the house for many years, I know how it functions. It is non-functional most of the time through the year. I don't want to comment on what the speaker had to say. However, I...
  • Obstructionist stand stalling development in Jharkhand: Shashank Sekhar Bhokta July 7, 2014

    Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta on Monday regretted that an obstructionist stand by certain sections had been stalling the state's development ever since the state was created 14 years ago. "Not only the proposed construction of a building to house the state Assembly, but also any new work in the...
  • Ready to discuss LoP issue if Congress approaches: Lok Sabha Speaker July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: With Congress raising the pitch on the issue of Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday said she was ready to discuss the issue with the party if approached. "If somebody comes to me and talks to me, be it Congress or any...
  • Price rise likely to generate heat in Budget Session July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The issue of price rise is likely to generate heat in Budget Session of Parliament beginning from Monday with Opposition members on Saturday making a strong pitch for a discussion over it in both Houses at an all-party meeting convened by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. The Government will...
  • Shankersinh Vaghela meets speaker Vaju Vala to raise issue of struck down questions July 5, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Leader of Opposition in the Gujarat assembly Shankersinh Vaghela met Speaker Vaju Vala on Saturday and took up the matter of six written down questions submitted by Congress MLAs which were struck down, since the answers could embarrass the BJP-led government. Vaghela met the speaker after the Congress MLAs...
  • Lok Sabha speaker to meet leaders ahead of budget session July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday will meet leaders of political parties in the Lok Sabha for smooth functioning of the house during the budget session beginning on July 7. The session, which will last over a month, is significant as the Narendra Modi government will present its...
  • CPM leaders to meet Lok Sabha Speaker seeking Tapas Pal's dismissal July 3, 2014

    Kolkata: Even as the Trinamool Congress (TMC) has accepted the apology of its MP Tapas Pal for his rape for revenge remark, a delegation of CPM leaders will be meeting the Lok Sabha Speaker to submit a memorandum seeking Tapas Pal's dismissal. Demands for his resignation have surfaced after a...
  • BJP to send CD of Tapas Pal's remarks to Lok Sabha Speaker July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Demanding immediate removal of TMC MP Tapas Pal from Lok Sabha membership over his controversial remarks, West Bengal BJP on Tuesday said the party will request the Speaker to see whether an MP like Pal has diminished the honour of the House. "We would send a CD of the speech...
  • Develop habit of visiting Assembly library, maintain decorum of the House: Sumitra Mahajan June 29, 2014

    Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday said legislators should develop a habit of visiting Assembly and Parliament libraries and also pressed that they should maintain decorum of the House. "It is very essential for the members of the House to visit Assembly library and read records of old debates on...
  • Veteran legislator Kodela elected Speaker of AP Assembly June 20, 2014

    Hyderabad: Veteran legislator Kodela Sivaprasada Rao has been unanimously elected as the first Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh post bifurcation of the state. Pro-tem Speaker P Narayanaswamy Naidu today announced the election of Kodela amidst wide applause from House members. The pro-tem Speaker then ushered the new Speaker...
  • Speaker's clean chit to Maharashtra Home Minister for rape comment June 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Giving a clean chit to Home Minister R R Patil over his reported comment on checking rape, Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Dilip Walse Patil on Thursday said he would see if there could be a code of conduct for the media for coverage of legislative proceedings. Walse Patil said he...
  • Big Turtle Shell: A water-resistant wireless speaker that also charges your smartphones, tablets June 9, 2014

    New York: Speakers for listening some groovy music is fine but a speaker that can charge your gadgets like smartphone or iPad is something that would make your ears perk up. Los Angeles-based Outdoor Tech has designed "smart" speakers named "Big Turtle Shell" that charge other devices' batteries while you listen...
  • Opposition will get opportunity to nominate Deputy Speaker: Venkaiah June 9, 2014

    Vijayawada: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that the government will give opposition parties a "reasonable" opportunity to nominate one of their members for the post of deputy Speaker in the Lok Sabha. "Union government will give enough and reasonable opportunity to all opposition parties irrespective of...
  • Will become representative of all, not just women: Sumitra Mahajan June 6, 2014

    New Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that she will represent every citizen of the country. She said, "I will study past precedent, future situations and then reach any conclusion. I have always been saying that when I become the member of Parliament, I become the representative of all not...
  • Congress leader Kharge congratulates new LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan June 6, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge congratulated Sumitra Mahajan for ebing elected as the Lok Sabha Speaker. He said, "We admire you because you have reached this position after working as a corporator, lawyer and deputy mayor." ...