LOK SABHA

  • Evacuated Indian nationals under tough conditions from war-torn Yemen: Sushma Swaraj 5 days ago

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addressed the Lok Sabha on the government's evacuation operation in war-torn Yemen amidst uproar by the Opposition. Sushma said, "Indian government evacuated not just Indians but foreigners too. We evacuated Indian nationals under tough conditions." ...
  • Rains hit crops: Farmers hope for help from PM Modi March 22, 2015

    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address farmers in his 'Mann Ki Baat' address that will be aired on All India Radio on Sunday, farmers from different states, who lost their standing crops due to unseasonal heavy rains, are hoping to stand by them. ...
  • Basic provisions of AP Re-Organisation Bill not implemented: Sonia Gandhi March 17, 2015

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi made a rare speech in the Lok Sabha stating that the basic provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Re-Organisation Bill have not been implemented and urged the government to take immediate action. She said, "Nine months have passed, they feel they are being taken for granted. I...
  • Land Acquisition Bill passed in Lok Sabha; Congress, Shiv Sena opposes it March 11, 2015

    The Lok Sabha finally passed a diluted version of the Land Acquisition Bill. Amidst pressure from within and outside, the government made nine amendments but the Centre refused to bring back the consent or social impact assessment clause, which sparked furore in the Lok Sabha. ...
  • Can the BJP continue to stay in alliance with the PDP? March 9, 2015

    The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday hit back at Centre over the issue of release of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam. Party sources said law and order is a state subject and there is no need to inform Prime Minister's Office for everything. ...
  • Opposition attacks Centre over the release of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam March 9, 2015

    Leaders of opposition parties on Monday hit out at the Modi government on Parliament over the issue of release of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam. ...
  • Unsatisfied with the report received from J&K over Masarat Alam's release, says Rajnath Singh March 9, 2015

    The row over the release of hardline Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed rocked Parliament on Monday. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said he is not satisfied with the report he has received from the state department. ...
  • Lok Sabha members plea for special package as heavy rains damage crops across India March 3, 2015

    Just ahead of the summer months, the rain gods have brought the mercury levels down. Heavy snowfall in Jammu & Kashmir and showers in many parts of North India have brought temperatures down by 5-10 degrees. The weatherman has predicted more rains in the next 24-48 hours. ...
  • PM's hard-hitting speech: Has Modi got his mojo back? February 27, 2015

    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 February 27, 2015

    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. ...
  • 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....
  • Watch: AB Vajpayee's speech in Lok Sabha during confidence vote in 1996 December 24, 2014

    On the eve of his 90th birthday, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been awarded the Bharat Ratna. One of his most remembered speeches was in 1996 in Lok Sabha during the confidence vote of his 13-day-old BJP government when it was on the verge of collapse. ...
  • Winter session a flop show: Have BJP floor managers failed the government? December 22, 2014

    The Lok Sabha on Monday was adjourned as the Rashtriya Janata Dal's MP Pappu Yadav misbehaved with the Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai and threw papers at the chair. CNN-IBN asks whether MPs should be disqualified for misbehaviour in Parliament. ...
  • Should MPs be disqualified for misbehaviour in Parliament? December 22, 2014

    The Lok Sabha on Monday was adjourned as the Rashtriya Janata Dal's MP Pappu Yadav misbehaved with the Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai and threw papers at the chair. CNN-IBN asks whether MPs should be disqualified for misbehaviour in Parliament. ...
  • Parliament members condemn Pakistan over bail to Mumbai attacks accused December 19, 2014

    Members of Parliament irrespective of the political party condemned Pakistan after a court granted bail to 26/11 terror attacks accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. ...
  • India rises above differences, Modi calls Sharif over Pakistan school attack December 17, 2014

    Parliament on Wednesday observed a minute's silence over the deadly terror attack that took place in Pakistan. The Lok Sabha adopted a resolution condemning the attack. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also made a statement in the House saying that India has risen above its differences with Pakistan to stand...
  • Should I allot five minutes for apology every day in Lok Sabha, asks Speaker Sumitra Mahajan December 12, 2014

    Exasperated by the uproar in Lok Sabha every day over some or the other issue, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan took a jibe at the MPs asking them if she should allot five minutes every day for them to apologise for controversial remarks. ...
  • Watch: Narendra Modi's last interview in US before 1999 Lok Sabha elections September 21, 2014

    In his last interview in the United States as the then BJP general secretary, Narendra Modi talked about the BJP's agenda for the 1999 Lok Sabha elections. CNNIBN has accessed the interview given to TV Asia almost 15 years ago where he also talked about the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government,...
  • UP bypoll: Voting underway for Noida assembly seat September 13, 2014

    Nearly 6 million people in Uttar Pradesh are exercising their franchise in 11 assembly constituencies and 1 Lok Sabha constituency in the bypolls happening in Noida. This is the largest constituency as far as size is concerned. ...
  • Decision on LoP in Lok Sabha based on rules: Sumitra Mahajan August 23, 2014

    A day after the Supreme Court questioned the government over the absence of a Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has defended herself, saying the decision was based on rules. She added that the apex court had made no observation against her. ...
  • Amit Shah anointed BJP president, Party charts poll strategy August 9, 2014

    Amit Shah officially took over as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President in the party's National Council meet held on Saturday in New Delhi. The next big challenge for him are the upcoming assembly elections in Mahrashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. Shah's mentor Prime Minister Narendra Modi has...
  • BJP using language of arrogance, says Rajeev Shukla August 9, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Rajeev Shukla hit out at BJP's new President Amit Shah and said that this was the language of arrogance. "I think this is the language of arrogance. In a democracy it happens that parties come and go. For someone to say that he will eliminate the Congress...
  • Heavy security arrangements ahead of BJP's National Council meet August 9, 2014

    The BJP's first national council met for the first time after its victory in the Lok Sabha elections to ratify the appointment of Amit Shah as party President at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Extremely elaborate arrangements have been made with two huge LED screens on the stage. ...
  • Rahul's new avatar in Lok Sabha a well thought strategy by Congress August 6, 2014

    Facing an unprecedented criticism, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi displayed some rare aggression and stormed into the well of the Lower House on the issue of communal violence. But Rahul's new avatar inside Lok Sabha, where he has usually remained silent, is a part of a well thought out strategy....
  • My duty is not to let the Question Hour be interrupted: Sumitra Mahajan August 6, 2014

    In an interview with CNNIBN, 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. ...
  • News 360: Setback for Congress as AG rejects plea for Leader of Opposition post July 25, 2014

    In a huge blow to the Congress, the Attorney General has rejected the party's plea for getting the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. The AG has claimed that the party must have 10 per cent of House strength to get the Leader of Opposition post. ...
  • Staffer on fast force fed: Politics of goondaism by Shiv Sena? July 23, 2014

    There is no end to hooliganism by our politicians. Hitting a new low, a Shiv Sena MP from Thane Rajan Vichare has been caught on camera forcing a Maharashtra Sadan Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramzan fast. ...
  • Congress should revisit their own procedures on TRAI, says Uma Bharati July 11, 2014

    The amended Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha by Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The TRAI Bill has to be amended to allow the appointment of former TRAI chairman Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Defending the government, Uma Bharati said, "Tell the Congress to revisit...
  • TMC MP apologises for calling Lok Sabha Speaker a mouthpiece of Modi July 9, 2014

    A day after the Trinamool BJP members clashed in Parliament over allegations of abuse being hurled at each other, TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee called Sumitra Mahajan a Speaker of Narendra Modi. He later apologised for the comment. The TMC demanded action against BJP MPs who allegedly abused TMC women MPs...
  • News 360: Economic Survey sees GDP growth for FY15 between 5.4 to 5.9 per cent July 9, 2014

    India will probably unveil bold reforms in its Budget on Thursday in a bid to turn around an economy growing at decade lows, but major changes to taxes will be absent, a survey showed. ...