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  • Have asked legislators to repay dues incurred on Brazil junket: Goa CM December 12, 2014

    Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said that he had told the legislators to pay the dues. "Not aware about 3 reminders, joined government last month," said Parsekar. ...
  • Substantial legislations in Parliament session: Venkaiah Naidu November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said substantial legislative proposals would be taken up in the coming parliament session and expressed hope that it would be constructive for both ruling and opposition parties. The winter session of parliament is scheduled to be held from November 24-December...
  • Kiran Choudhary made Congress Legislative Party leader in Haryana November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Kiran Choudhary, daughter-in-law of late Bansi Lal, was on Monday made the Congress Legislature Party leader in Haryana where the party lost power after a 10-year rule under Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Choudhary, who was a Minister in the previous Hooda government, was named the CLP leader by party chief...
  • Sikkim Legislative Assembly organises a cleanliness drive November 7, 2014

    Gangtok: Sikkim Legislative Assembly secretariat organized a massive cleanliness drive in the office premises as a part of Swachh Sikkim, Swachh Bharat aviyan. The sanitation campaign led by the Speaker of Sikkim Legislative Assembly K N Rai was actively joined by Deputy Speaker Sonam Gyatso Lepcha, Chairman of Public Account...
  • Two TDP legislators join TRS in Telangana October 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: One MLA and one MLC from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) have formally joined the ruling party TRS in the presence of chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in a public function on Wednesday. They are MLA Teegala Krishna Reddy (Maheswaram) and the party MLC V Gangadhar Goud. Two others,...
  • Heritage conservationists up in arms over demolishing of 150-year-old iconic Balabrooie guest house for a club October 25, 2014

    Bangalore: The heritage conservationists and the civil society activists are up in the arms against Karnataka government's decision to demolish a 150 years old Balabrooie state guest house to make way for a swanky Legislators Club exclusively for the MLAs, MLCs and MPs. According to state government sources, the beautiful...
  • Nagaland: Three MLAs move court against disqualification order September 10, 2014

    Kohima: The three MLAs of Nagaland Legislative Assembly, who were disqualified by the Speaker on August 25, have filed a petition in the Kohima Bench of the Gauhati High Court against the order. The three NCP MLAs, Imtilemba Sangtam, Dr TM Lotha and Mmhonlumo Kikon, had switched sides to the BJP...
  • EC likely to announce Maharashtra, Haryana poll dates next week August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The election process for states going to polls is expected to be set in motion as the Election Commission is likely to announce dates in this regard in the middle of next week. The terms of legislative assemblies of Haryana and Maharashtra are coming to an end on October...
  • Bihar Legislative Council bypolls to be held on September 11 August 20, 2014

    Byelection to two Bihar Legislative Council seats, which fell vacant following the resignation of sitting members, will be held on September 11, the Election Commission announced on Tuesday. The Siwan Local Authority Constituency seat fell vacant following resignation of Manoj Kumar Singh, while a general seat fell vacant after sitting MLC...
  • Jayalalithaa writes to PM Modi on proposed amendment to GST law, says it will weaken states' finances August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the proposed amendment to the Goods and Services Tax legislation saying that the amendment was unfair to the states and would weaken state finances further. The Chief Minister has demanded the exclusion of...
  • Travel facility for Bihar legislators enhanced, now they can take 4 aides on tour August 5, 2014

    TheBihargovernment on Tuesday enhanced the travel facility for legislators as part of which now they could travel in trains or by air with four aides in place of three earlier. The decision to allow a legislator to take four aides with him during travel by train or air within the country...
  • 50 HIVpositive children win hearts with entertaining stage show July 28, 2014

    Some 50 HIVpositive children danced to a medley of Bollywood songs through the ages and staged an impressive play to a packed auditorium in Jaipur over the weekend, as their adopted home, nonprofit Rays Aasha Ki Ek Kiran, celebrated its annual day. The 45minute satirical play, entitled "Muhammad Bhai ki Jootiyan"...
  • Monsoon session of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly ends July 26, 2014

    The monsoon session of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly ended in Raipur on Friday. Speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal Kaushik adjourned the House sine die in Raipur on Friday evening. The monsoon session had a total of five sittings from July 21 till 25, during which 759 questions were asked and 54 call attention...
  • OBC, EBC scholarship issue disrupts Assembly Zero Hour July 25, 2014

    The nonavailability of postmatric government scholarship to the students of Other Backward Castes (OBC) and Extremely Backward Castes (EBC) that had led to the now infamous clash between legislators in the Bihar Legislative Council yesterday, surfaced in Legislative Assembly on Friday leading to its adjournment. The issue raised by Leader of...
  • Byelection for ten Assembly seats in Bihar on August 21 July 19, 2014

    Byelection for ten LegislativeAssembly seats in Bihar, which will turn interesting if theJD(U) and the RJD joined hands against the BJP, will takeplace on August 21, Election Commission officials said on Saturday. The bypoll on ten Assembly seats have beennecessitated after some members got elected to the Lok Sabhaand resignation by...
  • Legislators must have a wellrounded view: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan July 19, 2014

    Hyderabad: Legislators should have a "360 degree vision" as they are accountable for all their constituents, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Saturday. "Your accountability is not only for those who voted for you but also for those who did not. Your vision and work should be aimed at...
  • Rajasthan Assembly pays tribute to Gopinath Munde July 11, 2014

    Rajasthan Legislative Assembly on Friday paid tributes to 12 legislators including former Deputy CM of Maharashtra and Union minister Gopinath Munde, former Speaker of the assembly Samarth Lal Meena and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Dr N Janardhana Reddy. Speaker Kailash Meghwal made the obituary references on the first day...
  • 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...
  • Bihar Assembly pays tribute to Munde and others June 27, 2014

    Bihar Legislative Assembly on Friday paid rich tributes to senior BJP leader and former Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde and other departed leaders of various political parties on the first day of the over monthlong budget session. The Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary read out obituary references about Munde and the...
  • UP Legislative Council briefly adjourned over law and order situation in the state June 23, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council was on Monday briefly adjourned following uproar by Opposition over prevailing law and order situation in the state. The issue was raised by BSP and BJP members through adjournment notice demanding a debate on the subject. Om Prakash Sharma of the Teachers' Group alleged that there...
  • Andhra Pradesh: 8 Congress MLCs join TDP June 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: In a significant political development that will improve the Telugu Desam's strength in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council, eight Congress MLCs crossed over to the ruling party on Saturday. The Members of Legislative Council (MLCs) met Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu here this evening and joined TDP. "The...
  • Legislative Council adjourned thrice amidst uproar by Opposition June 20, 2014

    Opposition members on Friday created a ruckus in Uttar PradeshLegislative Council for the second consecutive day on lawand order, power crisis and other issues, forcing the chair to adjourn the house three times. As soon as proceedings of the house began opposition members, including those of BSP, BJPand Congressraised issues of...
  • 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. Protem Speaker P Narayanaswamy Naidu today announced the election of Kodela amidst wide applause from House members. The protem Speaker then ushered the new Speaker...
  • Telangana House: Jana Reddy, D Srinivas elected as Opposition leaders June 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Veteran legislator K Jana Reddy has been unanimously elected leader of the Congress party in Telangana Legislative Assembly. Another veteran D Srinivas has been elected leader of the party in the Telangana Legislative Council. The newlyelected 21 MLAs of the Congress met and elected Jana Reddy as their leader in...
  • Maharashtra legislators demand relief for Campa Cola residents June 2, 2014

    Mumbai : Members from both ruling and opposition benches in the Legislative Council on Monday asked the Maharashtra government to provide relief to residents of the Campa Cola society in Mumbai, who are supposed to vacate their illegally built flats on Monday. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar assured the Council that...
  • AP bifurcation: Government makes provisional allocation of buildings May 30, 2014

    Hyderabad: With just two days remaining for separate Telangana and (new) Andhra Pradesh to come into existence, the AP government on Friday made provisional allocation of several buildings which would house the Legislative Assembly, Legislative Council, Secretariat to the two successor states. According to a Government Order (GO) issued by the...
  • Nitish Kumar made chief of Committee on Petition in Bihar Legislative Council May 29, 2014

    Former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was on Thursday appointed as head of the Committee on Petition in the state Legislative Council. The appointment of Kumar has been made keeping in view his stature, seniority and long political experience," Chairperson of Legislative Council Awdesh Narayan Singh told PTI. ' The post was...
  • 12 new MLCs take oath in Bihar May 26, 2014

    Twelve nominated members of the Bihar Legislative Council, including three former RJD MLAs,were administered oath of office on Monday. Council Chairperson Awadhesh Narayan Singh administered the oath to these 12 newly nominated MLCs in the council premises.The three former RJD MLAs were Samrat Chaudhary, Ramlakhan Ram Ram and Javed Iqbal Ansari....
  • 12 new MLCs to take oath in Legislative Council on Monday May 25, 2014

    Twelve newly nominated MLCs will be swornin at the Bihar Legislative Council on Mondaymorning. "The 12 persons will be administered oath at the Legislative Council's annexe building on Mondayat 10am. All arrangements are being made by our people despite less time on their hands," council chairman, Awadhesh Narain Singh said. The names...
  • AAP legislator booked in Delhi for cheating May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: An AAP legislator was booked for allegedly cheating a 45yearold man from his own assembly constituency, police said on Tuesday. A first information report (FIR) was registered on Monday at Ashok Nagar police station against MLA Manoj Kumar from Kondli assembly constituency in east Delhi. "Manoj was booked under a...