Lok Sabha

  • In Indore, Speaker says no Leader of Opposition post for Congress 17 hours 51 minutes ago

    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 17 hours 51 minutes ago

    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 17 hours 50 minutes ago

    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...
  • LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan inaugurates a Rs 80 lakh cruise boat in Indore 2 days ago

    Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan inaugurated the 'Malwa Queen', a cruise boat, in the Pipliya Pala pond situated in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Regional Park in Indore on Sunday. Built at a cost of Rs 80 lakh, the boat was launched by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (MPTDC). On the...
  • Narendra Modi should be given time to perform, says Raj Thackeray 2 days ago

    Thane: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday said that people of the country have reposed faith in Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections and he should be given some time to perform. "People have elected him as Prime Minister...He should be given some time to show the results," Raj said....
  • Rahul not responsible for Congress' defeat in LS polls: Antony 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Rejecting criticism about Rahul Gandhi's leadership, Congress leader AK Antony on Friday said he was not responsible for the party's Lok Sabha poll debacle and exuded optimism that it will revive under Sonia Gandhi and Rahul. Antony, who headed a committee that probed the reasons for the party's poll...
  • Antony panel submits report on Congress's poll debacle to Sonia Gandhi 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Nearly three months after its biggest debacle ever in the Lok Sabha elections, senior Congress leader AK Antony submitted his report to Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday. In his report, Antony has blamed the loss on anti-Congress media coverage, poor local leadership, corruption, inflation and infighting in...
  • Parliament passes Constitutional Amendment Bill 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha passed the Constitution (121st Amendment) Bill, 2014 on Thursday and is set to pass the National Judicial Appointments Bill. While 176 members voted in favour of the Constitution Amendment Bill, no votes were registered against it. The Lok Sabha had on Wednesday already passed the Judicial...
  • Silent on the first day, Rahul likely to lead the Congress in communal violence debate today 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Congress is ready to take on the government in the Lok Sabha for the second day on Thursday over the communal violence debate. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is likely to lead the party in Parliament even as he chose to remain silent during Wednesday's session. Congress Leader...
  • Fiery exchanges mark debate on Communal Violence Bill but MPs fail to provide a solution 6 days ago

    New Delhi: While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress crossed swords in theLok Sabha during the discussion on the Communal Violence Bill on Wednesday accusing each other of pursuing a divisive agenda, the debate on the floor of the House has raised a pertinent question - whether all...
  • Bill to accord institute of national importance to IIMs soon: Government 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A Bill to accord the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as institute of national importance could be introduced soon, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. "Consultations on the subject has been done with the IIMs and based upon inputs received from various stakeholders, a first draft of...
  • Modi becomes first Prime Minister to vote in Lok Sabha in last 10 years 6 days ago

    New Delhi For the first time in 10 years, the Prime Minister voted in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Narendra Modi participated in the voting on the Constitution amendment bill to scrap the collegium system of judicial appointments. His predecessor Manmohan Singh could not vote in the Lower House as he was...
  • Anand Sharma declares Congress support for Judicial Appointments Bill in Rajya Sabha 6 days ago

    New Delhi: After supporting the government in getting the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill passed in the Lok Sabha, the Congress party will not cause any hindrance in its clearance in the Rajya Sabha too, said senior party leader Anand Sharma. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Sharma said, "The government has addressed the...
  • Maintenance of each MP flat costs Rs 2.95 lakh a year 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The average annual cost of maintenance of each flat in North and South Avenues meant for Members of Parliament is Rs 2.95 lakh, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. The expenditure incurred per year on the maintenance of the MPs' flats in South and North Avenues per year since...
  • Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2014, Constitution Amendment Bill passed in Lok Sabha 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 and Constitutional Amendment Bill. The Bills will now be taken up in the Rajya Sabha and the government may face hurdles in the Upper House as it does not have the required numbers to pass...
  • Congress creates uproar over Communal Violence Bill in Lok Sabha, debate likely at 3 PM 1 week ago

    New Delhi: After the Congress created an uproar in Parliament on Wednesday over the Communal Violence Bill, the debate on it is likely at 3 PM in the Lok Sabha. The Congress has been demanding an immediate discussion on the Bill as it has been deferred repeatedly. Even though Speaker...
  • AIADMK's Thambidurai unanimously elected as Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker 1 week ago

    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 gives adjournment notice in Lok Sabha to discuss communal violence issue 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Congress party has given an adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday to discuss the issue of rising incidents of communal violence in the country. Party President Sonia Gandhi has once again hit out at the Narendra Modi government on the issue of communal violence. Addressing Congress...
  • Congress likely to back Thambidurai for the LS Deputy Speaker's post, election today 1 week ago

    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....
  • Voting on Judicial Appointments Bill, Constitutional Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Voting on the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 and Constitutional Amendment Bill will take place in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Sources said that the government was hopeful of getting the Bill passed in Lok Sabha. Sources adding that the session could be extended if the Judicial Appointment...
  • Just 3 months into office, Narendra Modi admirers feel he's reverting to UPA's script 1 week ago

    New Delhi: As an election campaigner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised sweeping market reforms to revive economy and put the country to work. As prime minister, he has dismayed admirers, apparently reverting to the script of the hapless government he defeated. To some of the economists and business leaders who as...
  • After LS rout, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav trying to emerge from under the shadow of his father August 12, 2014

    Shaken by the Lok Sabha election rout, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seems to be finally trying to come out of the shadows of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav. Almost 30 months after he stormed to power with a brute majority in the state, senior bureaucrats say they are beginning...
  • Lok Sabha to discuss Communal Violence Bill today August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha is likely to discuss the Communal Violence Bill on Tuesday and all eyes will be set on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who had stormed the well of the House last week over the issue. The Lower House has listed a discussion on rising incidents of...
  • 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...
  • Member of first Lok Sabha Reshamlal Jangade dies at the age of 90 August 12, 2014

    Veteran politician and a member of the country's first Lok Sabha from undivided Madhya Pradesh, Reshamlal Jangade died on Monday at a private hospital in Raipur following prolonged illness. He was 90. "Jangade, who was admitted to Ramkrishna Care Hospital after he suffered from breathing problems and illness last week, passed away in the wee hours today,"...
  • Discussion on Communal Violence Bill deferred till Tuesday: sources August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The discussion on Communal Violence Bill has been deferred till Tuesday, said sources on Monday. The discussion was slated for Monday after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's outburst in Lok Sabha over the rising incidents of communal violence on Monday. Rahul Gandhi, who stormed the well in the...
  • TRS disrupts Lok Sabha proceedings opposing special powers to Telangana Governor August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Telangana Rashtra Samiti members on Monday disrupted the proceedings of the Lok Sabha opposing grant of certain special powers related to law and order in Hyderabad with the Governor, forcing the Speaker to adjourn the House for 10 minutes during Question Hour. As soon as the House assembled for...
  • Government asks CJI, CJ of High Courts to fill up vacancies August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has asked the Chief Justice of India and Chief Justices of High Courts to fill up vacancies in various courts, mostly in lower judiciary, for speedy disposal of huge backlog of cases in the country. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told Lok Sabha on Monday that around...
  • BJP won Lok Sabha polls as people wanted change, not because of its leaders: RSS's Mohan Bhagwat August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat has sparked off a controversy by saying that the Bhartiya Janata Party won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections because people wanted a change and not because of its leaders. Bhagwat chided parties for giving credit to some individuals for the election victories, but...
  • Lok Sabha to discuss Communal Violence Bill today, all eyes on Rahul August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's outburst in Lok Sabha over the Communal Violence Bill, Parliament will discuss the rising incidents of communal violence on Monday. The Lok Sabha has listed a discussion on communal violence after the question hour and a discussion on atrocities against women and...