Meira Kumar

  • Balloting picks up amid incidents of violence 10-04-2014 02:14 PM

    Nearly 32 percent of the electorate voted in the first six hours on Thursday in Bihar's six Lok Sabha constituencies despite incidents of violence in the state. "So far about 32 percent of the electorate has voted. The polling was slow in early hours, but later picked up fast," Additional...
  • LS polls: Bihar's 6 Naxal-hit seats vote; Meira, Chirag in the fray 10-04-2014 12:05 AM

    As Lok Sabha elections enter the bigger states in the third phase on April 10, six seats in Bihar where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is hoping to put up a very good show, kick off the electoral exercise in the state. The seats going to polls in Bihar -...
  • Meira Kumar faces ire over neglecting Sasaram 07-04-2014 12:29 PM

    Outgoing Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will bank on votes of backward castes and Muslims besides Dalits to win this Parliamentary seat for third consecutive time amid allegations that she has made more visits to foreign countries than to her constituency. Accusing Kumar of neglecting her constituency, BJP's prime ministerial...
  • BJP's development pitch is eyeing power: Sonia Gandhi 03-04-2014 03:46 PM

    Sasaram: Congress President Sonia Gandhi took her tirade against the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to Bihar's Sasaram on Thursday where she accused the saffron brigade of becoming power hunger and one-man party. Campaigning for party candidate and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, Sonia said that the...
  • Meira Kumar fares well on MPs performance card 02-04-2014 09:07 AM

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has scored above the average in the MPs performance card. Daughter of Late Babu Jagjivan Ram, Meira Kumar is a sitting five times Congress MP from Sasaram in Bihar. She scored 6.89 for Law and Order, 7.12 for providing public transport, 6.93 for...
  • LS polls: Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, Nitish Kumar to campaign in Bihar 24-03-2014 11:06 AM

    Star BJP campaigner Narendra Modi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi are set to hit the campaign trail in Bihar along with the state's two best known faces: Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad. Modi, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, Sonia Gandhi and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will address rallies, hold road...
  • Meira Kumar's niece runs into nomination trouble, alleges it is a conspiracy by her aunt 20-03-2014 11:56 PM

    Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar's niece Medhaavi Kirti, who is challenging her aunt on a BSP ticket, on Thursday, became a victim of confusion when she found that another person also filed nomination from the Sasaram (reserved) seat as the party's candidate. When she went to file her papers as...
  • LS Speaker Meira Kumar files nomination papers from Sasaram constituency 19-03-2014 04:09 PM

    Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Wednesday filed her nomination papers for the Lok Sabha polls from Sasaram constituency in Bihar, officials said. "I am confident and sure that people will support and vote for me. I will again win from here," she said. A former IFS officer, Meira Kumar...
  • JDU's 1st list for LS polls: KP Ramaiah faces Meira Kumar in Sasaram 15-03-2014 02:27 PM

    New Delhi: In its first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha election, the Janata Dal (United) named just seven candidates from Bihar in an apparent move to find more time to quell the rebellion within the party. While former IAS officer KP Ramaiah, who joined the JDU just a...
  • JD(U) fields Assembly speaker Uday Chowdhary against Meira Kumar in Sasaram 15-03-2014 02:27 PM

    The Janata Dal (United) on Saturday fielded Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narain Chowdhary and former bureaucrat K P Ramaiah from Sasaram and Jamui constituencies respectively for the Lok Sabha elections. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is the Congress candidate from Sasaram which she represents in the Lok Sabha. The JD(U),...
  • SP MP from Kaiserganj resigns from Lok Sabha, likely to join BJP 07-03-2014 08:00 PM

    Samajwadi Party MP from KaiserganjBrijbhushan Sharan Singh, who is all set to join BJP, resignedfrom Lok Sabha on Friday. In his letter to Speaker Meira Kumar, Singh said that hehad contested 15th Lok Sabha elections on SP ticket "but theparty has diverted from development agenda and failed tomaintain communal harmony...
  • Senior IAS KP Ramiyah joins JD-U, to contest polls 03-03-2014 11:31 PM

    Three days after taking voluntary retirement, IAS officer KP Ramiyah on Monday joined Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) -- and is set to contest the Lok Sabha polls. Ramiyah, who belongs to Andhra Pradesh, is likely to be a candidate in Sasaram or Gaya. Ramiyah headed the "Mahadalit Commission" created...
  • Nariman declines to be in selection process for Lokpal posts 27-02-2014 05:13 PM

    Eminent jurist Fali Nariman has refused to be part of the process to select the names for various posts of Lokpal, saying he fears that the multi- layered procedure could overlook the most competent, independent and courageous persons. In a letter to V Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Prime...
  • The Last Word: Fair to criticise Lok Sabha Speaker over Telangana chaos? 19-02-2014 09:02 PM

    The Telangana Bill was on Tuesday passed in the Lok Sabha after dramatic scenes with the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party joining hands to ensure its passage. Speaker Meira Kumar stopped the live telecast of the proceedings in Lok Sabha when the Bill was taken up after MPs protested...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 18-02-2014 10:48 PM

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  • Blackout in Telangana: Murder of democracy in Parliament? 18-02-2014 09:57 PM

    The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2013 (Telangana Bill) was on Tuesday bulldozed through the Lok Sabha amidst dramatic scenes. Speaker Meira Kumar stopped the live telecast of the proceedings in Lok Sabha when the Bill was taken up after MPs demanding united Andhra protested in Parliament. ...
  • LS sees Cong-BJP join hands to pass Telangana Bill amid blackout 18-02-2014 08:52 PM

    New Delhi: The contentious Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2013 (Telangana Bill) was on Tuesday bulldozed through the Lok Sabha amidst dramatic scenes with Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party joining hands to ensure its passage. Speaker Meira Kumar stopped the live telecast of the proceedings in Lok Sabha when the Bill...
  • Lok Sabha issues statement, says live telecast stalled due to technical glitch 18-02-2014 07:41 PM

    New Delhi: After Speaker Meira Kumar received severe criticism for stalling the live telecast of Lok Sabha proceedings during debate on Telangana Bill, the Lok Sabha has now issued a statement saying that the blackout was a result of technical glitch. "The proceedings of the Lok Sabha could not be...
  • LS Speaker asks Parliamentary committee to probe pepper spray incident 16-02-2014 04:41 PM

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has asked Parliament's Committee of Privileges to investigate and submit a report on the pepper spray incident of Lok Sabha. The Lok Sabha on February 13 witnessed ugly scenes with Seemandhra MP Lagadapati Rajagopal using a pepper spray and TDP MP Venugopal Reddy...
  • MPs may be frisked before entering Parliament 14-02-2014 11:39 PM

    New Delhi: The Committee on Security in Parliament complex was on Friday directed by the Lok Sabha Speaker to convene an emergency meeting on Monday to consider various options, that could also include frisking of MPs, to prevent a repeat of pepper spray attack that sparked massive outrage. Expelled Congress...
  • Full text of Meira Kumar's statement on Telangana chaos in Parliament 14-02-2014 07:28 PM

    New Delhi: 13th February 2014, the Lok Sabha witnessed unprecedented ugly scenes. The Hon'ble Speaker Smt Meira Kumar strongly condemns this disgraceful act of defilement of the dignity of the temple of democracy. Hon'ble Speaker expresses her shock and outrage at this incident which is a blot on India's parliamentary...
  • Watch: Cyrus Broacha enacts Meira Kumar's 'baith jaiye' in TWTW 09-02-2014 11:50 AM

    In this week's 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes a jibe at Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar's for her 'baith jaiye (sit down)' 'chant', which she is often seen saying in Parliament. ...
  • Meira Kumar calls all-party meet ahead of Parliament session 04-02-2014 07:58 AM

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar has called for an all party meeting on Tuesday to ensure the smooth functioning of Parliament. The two week long session will began on February 5. On Monday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath had chaired a similar meeting in which leaders from opposition...
  • Meria Kumar speaks at University of Rajasthan, says equal education for all a big challenge for govt 08-01-2014 03:09 PM

    Holding that there were two educationsystems being run in the country, one for the rich and theother for the poor, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Wednesday said in Jaipur that merging the two to provide equal opportunities for allwas the biggest challenge facing the government. "Two types of education...
  • US: Indian diplomat Devyani was strip-searched, say reports 17-12-2013 10:33 AM

    New Delhi: India's Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade was not only arrested and handcuffed in public view last week but also stripped and searched in the police station in New York, according to latest reports. Several reports have also claimed that Devyani was kept in a lockup with common criminals...
  • LS Speaker cancels meeting with US MPs to protest diplomat's arrest 16-12-2013 11:16 PM

    New Delhi: In a major snub, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar cancelled her meeting with a senior US Congressional delegation on Monday as a mark of protest against the treatment meted out to India's Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade in New York. Kumar, herself a Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer...
  • LS Speaker to read out the no-confidence motion by Seemandhra MPs 10-12-2013 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is likely to read out the no-confidence motion moved by six Congress MPs from Seemnadhra against UPA government over creating Telangana. The six MPs had on Monday decided to bring a no-confidence motion saying that the Centre is not protecting the interests of...
  • 2G report: BJP may bring no-confidence motion against Meira Kumar 10-12-2013 10:56 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to bring a no-confidence motion against Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar over the 2G JPC report fiasco. Sources say the BJP is upset that Meira Kumar didn't allow discussion on the JPC report in the Lok Sabha. The controversial report of the...
  • Meira Kumar to hold all-party meet ahead of Winter session 27-11-2013 09:45 PM

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will hold an all-party meeting on December 3 for the smooth functioning of the Winter session of Parliament beginning on December 5. The Winter session, which will end on December 20, will have 12 sittings in which government is likely to introduce a...
  • Tarun Tejpal case: Police, law will take decision, says Meira Kumar 23-11-2013 02:48 PM

    Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said the police and law will take decision in the sexual assault case against Tehelka Editor Tarun Tejpal. She said, "When incidents like this happen, then the police and law take decisions. Everything will be done." ...