LOK SABHA

  • Seeking PM's response on Mufti Sayeed's remark on J&K polls, Opposition walks out of Lok Sabha 19 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In heated scenes witnessed in Lok Sabha, the Opposition lambasted Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed for giving credit to Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants for the smooth conduct of elections in the state. Entering into a damage control mode, the government and the BJP made a...
  • Live: BJP disassociates itself with Mufti Sayeed's remarks thanking Pakistan for peaceful polls in J&K 22 hours 38 minutes ago

    Among the issues to be discussed in Lok Sabha on Monday are the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2015, the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015, the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015, the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants)Amendments Bill, 2014, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and the Mines and...
  • Law Ministry gets funds to settle Lok Sabha poll liabilities 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Law Ministry's annual outlay has gone up substantially this time, but most of the money will be spent for meeting government's liability towards charges for conduct of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. While the Law Ministry was provided Rs 381.33 crore last fiscal for 'elections', this time it has...
  • Arun Jaitley tutors BJP spokespersons on Union Budget 2015 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday tutored Bharatiya Janata Party spokespersons on Budget 2015 telling them what to speak in public. BJP parliamentary party had organised the meeting where all spokespersons, panelists and former MPs watched the entire Lok Sabha session in the party office. After presenting the Budget, the...
  • Budget 2015: Tariff on imported commercial vehicles raised to 20 per cent 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In order to push local manufacturing, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley increased effective tariff on imported commercial vehicles from 10 per cent to 20 per cent, making the import of completely built units expensive. "Tariff rate on commercial vehicles is increased from 10 per cent to 40 per cent and...
  • Arun Jaitley's speech peppered with digs at UPA rule 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley peppered his speech with digs at the previous UPA regime and sprinkled it with interesting phrases taken out from Urdu poetry and religious scriptures as he presented his first full-fledged budget in Lok Sabha on Saturday. He was wearing a...
  • PM's hard-hitting speech: Has Modi got his mojo back? 3 days ago

    In his indomitable style, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took on the opposition parties while highlighting the achievements and goals of his government while addressing the Lok Sabha during the Motion of Thanks to the President's address. While taking potshots at his rivals, Modi said that his only aim is to...
  • Congress couldn't pass land bill in time: Rajiv Shukla 3 days ago

    Taking the credits for land bill, Congress leader Rajiv Shukla on Friday said that it was passed in the interest of farmers. We couldn't pass it in time and that's why voters couldn't understand it. Farmers interests should be most important. ...
  • Private member bill on forced conversions introduced in Lok Sabha 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A bill to ban forced conversions was among the 37 private members' bills introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday. Some of the other bills introduced included the ones on compulsory military training, promotion of two child norm and amending the Code of Civil Procedure...
  • NDA government's religion is 'India First', Tricolour guides us, fight against terror and poverty: Modi 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In his indomitable style, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took on the opposition parties while highlighting the achievements and goals of his government while addressing the Lok Sabha during the Motion of Thanks to the President's address. While taking potshots at his rivals, Modi said that his only aim...
  • MNREGA is a monument of UPA government's failures, we won't stop it: PM Modi 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday declared that the NDA government will not stop UPA's flagship programme Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) and that it is a living example of the monument of the previous government's failures. Replying to the Motion of Thanks to the President's...
  • Parliament: Both Houses adjourned following protest by Opposition over Venkaiah's remarks 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Both the Houses of Parliament were adjourned for a while on Thursday morning before presentation of the Railway Budget -- Lok Sabha over Parliamentary Affairs Naidu's comments on the Opposition while the Rajya Sabha over RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks about Mother Teresa. As soon as the Lok Sabha...
  • Live: Venkaiah Naidu clarifies his remark on Congress, tries to pacify the opposition 4 days ago

    Uproar in Lok Sabha ahead of presentation of railway budget as opposition demands apology from Venkaiah Naidu for his remarks on the Congress. "I have not used any unparliamentary language , just spoke on what was in the past and present. I respect all leaders and parties," he stated. ...
  • MPs demand five fold increase in MPLAD funds, Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker to meet Modi 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Cutting across the party line, MPs are demanding an increase in funds allocated to them for development work in their constituencies from Rs 5 crore to Rs 25 crore. The MPs said the increase in the fund is necessary since Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked them to...
  • Government to bring Coal, Citizenship Bills in Lok Sabha 5 days ago

    New Delhi: After introducing the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, Government looks set to bring the Coal and Citizenship Bills in Lok Sabha that will replace the ordinances brought by it in this regard earlier. Sources said government has taken a decision to bring the new Insurance Bill in Lok Sabha next...
  • Live: Government concerned after Shiv Sena and Akalis oppose Land Acquisition Bill 5 days ago

    Day three of the Budget Session is likely to see more disruptions over the Land Acquisition Bill. The PM is likely meeting his top ministers to discuss the impasse. The government is very concerned after allies Shiv Sena and Akali Dal both have expressed reservations. Shiv Sena has openly called...
  • Rail Budget likely to have a slew of green initiatives 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Use of solar energy in a big way, launching of waste-to-energy project and proliferation of CNG in train operations are some of the green initiatives likely to be announced in the Rail Budget this time. Besides an elaborate exercise of water conservation including setting up of water recycling plants...
  • Live: Arvind Kejriwal joins Anna Hazare in his protest against Land Acquisition Amendment Bill 6 days ago

    Even as a united opposition and anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare continue with their vociferous protests against the Centre's economic agenda and "pro-rich" stand, the Narendra Modi government is likely to introduce the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. It will replace the ordinance promulgated by the government...
  • Government to introduce Land Acquisition Bill today; aims to placate Opposition, Anna Hazare 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Even as a united opposition and anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare continue with their vociferous protests against the Centre's economic agenda and "pro-rich" stand, the Narendra Modi government is likely to introduce the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. It will replace the ordinance promulgated by...
  • Emulate Indian cricket team's discipline: Lok Sabha Speaker to lawmakers February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of a possibly stormy Budget session of Parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said lawmakers should emulate the Indian cricket team's discipline which has kept India on the top in the World Cup. "The lawmakers should follow the young boys of the Indian cricket team who in today's...
  • Rahul Gandhi seeks time to reflect on 'recent events' February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of the crucial All India Congress Committee session expected in April, party Vice President Rahul Gandhi has desired to reflect upon "recent events" and the future course of the party. Party sources said he has "requested Congress President Sonia Gandhi for some time to reflect on recent events...
  • Lok Sabha Speaker calls all-party meeting on February 22 ahead of Budget session February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has called a meeting of leaders of political parties on February 22 to ensure smooth run of the Budget Session during which the government will also seek to convert six recent ordinances into legislations. Parliament sources said Mahajan has convened a meeting of leaders...
  • Despite AAP's success in Delhi, BJP a huge threat to regional parties as Congress fades away February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Since October-November 2013 India has been in election mode with several states electing new assemblies and sandwiched between them was the grand Lok Sabha election that saw a single party majority for the first time since 1984 when over 65% of the country's population was not even born. ...
  • BJP made mistake not going for Delhi poll after Lok Sabha poll: Venkaiah Naidu February 14, 2015

    Kolkata: On a day when AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal took oath as the eighth chief minister of Delhi, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that the saffron party had made a tactical mistake of not going in for the Assembly poll in Delhi immediately after the Lok...
  • Cartoon of the day: BJP after Delhi election results February 11, 2015

    A confused and divided Bharatiya Janata Party, which was riding high following the landslide victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and consecutive wins in the Assembly elections in four states, has been steamrolled by the two-year-old Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi Assembly elections. ...
  • From activist to chief minister, the many ups and down of Kejriwal's political career February 11, 2015

    From activist to Delhi chief minister, Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal has had many ups and downs in his political career. From being virtually written off after the Lok Sabha elections, no one can deny that Kejriwal has worked hard to claw back the credibility he had lost....
  • Speakers must see that political differences do not hit development, says Sumitra Mahajan January 31, 2015

    Lucknow: With different political parties holding reins of power at the Centre and in states, presiding officers of legislative bodies have to see that this differences in opinion do not affect development, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Saturday. "It is my view that no party is against development and...
  • Was approached by LK Advani to contest 2014 Lok Sabha polls for BJP: Kiran Bedi January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party chief ministerial candidate for the Delhi Assembly elections, Kiran Bedi, on Sunday claimed that she had been approached by senior party leader LK Advani to contest the last Lok Sabha polls for the party. Addressing a rally in the Adarsh Nagar constituency, she also said that...
  • BJP spent over Rs 61 crore for Modi's 3D campaign in Lok Sabha elections January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP spent over Rs 61 crore on the unique 3D-style poll campaign of its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha election. It also shelled out a whopping over Rs 304 crore on other audio-visual media campaigns for the same electoral...
  • Union Minister MA Naqvi sentenced to one-year jail, Rs 4000 fine for violating prohibitory order; gets bail January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Minorities Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has been convicted by Rampur court in Uttar Pardesh for breaching prohibitory orders during 2009 Lok Sabha elections. The punishment entails one year of imprisonment and Rs 4,000 as fine to Naqvi. The case pertains to the violation of...