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  • Rajya Sabha polls in Kerala on April 20 2 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Biennial elections to Rajya Sabha for three seats from Kerala falling vacant next month would be held on April 20. The terms of Congress leader and former Union minister Vayalar Ravi, CPI (M) leader P Rajeev and CPI leader MP Achuthan, elected from Kerala, will expire on April 24,...
  • Rahul Gandhi likely to return to Delhi after April 10: sources 5 days ago

    New Delhi: With Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on leave for over a month, he is likely to be back in the national capital after April 10, said sources on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the missing MP posters have been put up in his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh which were removed...
  • With Rahul on leave for over a month, missing MP posters put up in his constituency Amethi 5 days ago

    Amethi: With Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on leave for over a month, missing MP posters were put up in his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. The posters have left the party red-faced and Congress workers have removed it. The Congress has already been facing flak for Rahul going on leave...
  • Odisha MP conducts a Reddit AMA and talks about the government, Pink Floyd and Marijuana March 16, 2015

    Tathagata Satpathy, elected Member of Parliament and Chief Whip of Biju Janata Dal in Lok Sabha, took part in a Reddit AMA or 'Ask Me Anything' on 15th march 2015.Mr Satpathy was not only witty and cool in his AMA, he also proved to be a bit too candid.Talking about...
  • BJP alleges Digvijaya Singh took money from MP builder, Congess denies March 15, 2015

    Bhopal: The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh has alleged that Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh took crores of rupees from a local builder in lieu of granting undue favours to him when his party was in power in the state. However, the Congress has denied the charges. MP BJP unit president...
  • Supreme Court asks 3 states about steps on rehabilitation of Narmada dam oustees March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh governments to file reports giving details about the steps taken to rehabilitate people dislodged from the Narmada dam project sites. "File a report on the rehabilitation and the manner in which the rehabilitation has been done," the...
  • British MP to retire after 'cash for access' sting February 24, 2015

    London: A senior British lawmaker on Tuesday announced his retirement from Parliament and quit as the chairman of an influential parliamentary security committee after he was secretly filmed offering his services to a fictitious Chinese company in return for thousands of pounds. Sir Malcolm Rifkind also stepped down as chair of...
  • Delhi polls: BJP Union ministers, MPs given charge of constituencies January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: With less than two weeks to go for the Delhi polls, BJP today distributed charge of the constituencies here among as many as 58 Union ministers and MPs as it eyes a win here after a gap of 16 years. The charge of the constituencies was allotted by the...
  • CBI trying to fix me, says former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran January 22, 2015

    Dayanidhi Maran alleged that he was being framed in the case to please an Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh ideologue. "We have co-operated absolutely with the CBI. Am willing to prove my innocence in the case in the court," he said. ...
  • CBI fixing me in illegal telephone exchange case to please an RSS ideologue, alleges Maran January 22, 2015

    Chennai: Following the arrest of his aides by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the illegal telephone exchange case, former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran on Thursday met DMK chief M Karunanidhi. Maran alleged that he was being framed in the case to please an Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh ideologue. "I...
  • Every Hindu woman should have five children, says West Bengal BJP leader Shyamal Goswami January 13, 2015

    Birbhum (West Bengal): Shyamal Goswami, a BJP leader from Birbhum in West Bengal, has made a controversial statement saying that every Hindu woman should have five children. Goswami said, "Every Hindu woman should have five children, otherwise Hindus will become extinct in this country." Goswami is sure to face flak not only...
  • MP judge harassment case: SC asks CJI to form new probe panel December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday disbanded a two-member probe panel appointed by the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court to investigate allegations of sexual harassment against a judge in the MP HC. The apex court ruled that the Chief Justice of India may constitute another panel to look...
  • Modi condemns Niranjan Jyoti's comments, asks BJP MPs to abstain from addressing the nation December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: In wake of the controversial remarks made by Minister of State Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Bharatiya Janata Party MPs to abstain from addressing the nation, sources in the BJP said. At the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting held on Tuesday, Modi asked his MPs to...
  • Gordon Brown 'to stand down' as MP November 23, 2014

    London: Former British prime minister Gordon Brown is poised to announce that he will quit as an MP at the next election after 32 years in the House of Commons, media reports said on Sunday. The 63-year-old Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath MP will announce his decision "within days", an ally told the...
  • Prabhu, Birender Singh to be in Rajya Sabha from Haryana November 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Ministers Birender Singh and Suresh Prabhu have been nominated by BJP for Rajya Sabha seats from Haryana. The two Ministers, who were inducted in the Union Cabinet following its expansion on October 27, are not members of Parliament. They are required to be an MP within six months...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: 30 years later, survivors cry for justice, seek more compensation November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Hundreds of survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak tragedy are at Delhi's Jantar Mantar demanding justice and additional compensation. Survivors which include mostly women and children are sitting on protest since November 9 saying they will remain at Jantar Mantar till the Narendra Modi government gives them...
  • Indian-origin British politician Keith Vaz named 'Labour MP of the Year' November 7, 2014

    London: Indian-origin British politician Keith Vaz has been named as the Labour MP of the year 2014 for his valuable work for underrepresented, deprived and minority sections of the country. "I am honoured to have been chosen for this award. In my constituency of Leicester East, I work with individuals and...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: CBI arrests BJD Lok Sabha MP, 2 former MLAs November 4, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday made three high profile arrests in connection with the Rs 20,000 crore Odisha chit fund scam. Biju Janata Dal MP Ram Chandra Hansdah has been taken into custody. Former BJP MLA Hitesh Kumar Bagartti and ex-BJD MLA Subarna Naik have also been arrested...
  • 'Ex-MPs can take pension even if they get benefits as ex-MLAs or ex-MLCs' October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Members of Parliament are entitled to receive pension as ex-MPs even if they are getting pension as former MLAs or MLCs, according to an RTI reply. According to information received from the Rajya Sabha Secretariat through the RTI application, the pension of former MPs is regulated under...
  • PM Modi to launch MP model village scheme on Saturday October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: An ambitious village development project under which each MP will take the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in three villages by 2019 will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The goal is to develop three adarsh grams or model villages by March 2019, of which...
  • Former CPM leader Saifuddin Choudhury passes away September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Saifuddin Choudhury, a former CPM MP from West Bengal, died here today after a prolonged battle with cancer. Choudhary, 62, was admitted at a private South Delhi hospital after his condition deteriorated last evening. He passed away at around 8 PM on Sunday, family sources said. He is survived by...
  • Former MP Mahant Avaidyanath passes away September 13, 2014

    Gorakhpur: Former MP Mahant Avaidyanath, who had been in the forefront of the movement for Ram Temple in Ayodhya, died on Friday night after prolonged illness. He was 95. Avaidyanath, also a former MLA, had been ailing for the past few months and was admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon....
  • Saradha scam: CBI to grill TMC leader Srinjoy Bose for the second time today September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday is likely to interrogate Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose for the second time in the Saradha chit fund scam. Bose was questioned for over 6 hours on Wednesday. Srinjoy Bose who owns a Bengali newspaper had been named by...
  • Saradha scam: CBI summons TMC Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose September 10, 2014

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday summoned West Bengal's leading party Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose for interrogation in the Saradha chit fund scam. The TMC is feeling the heat with many prominent leaders being roped in in the multicrore scam. This comes just after...
  • BJD MP Hemendra Chandra Singh passes away September 5, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Hemendra Chandra Singh, Biju Janata Dal MP from Kandhamal constituency in Odisha passed away on Thursday night. He was 47. Singh had suffered a massive heart attack last week, followed by multiple organ failure. He breathed his last in a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. ...
  • ED grills TMC MP in Saradha scam case August 25, 2014

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday questioned Trinamool Congress MP Ahmed Hassan Imran in connection with its money laundering probe in the multicrore Saradha chit fund scam case. Imran, a Rajya Sabha MP, reached the agency's office in Salt Lake here and will be questioned about his connections with the...
  • Coal scam: Fresh charge sheet to be filed against Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday told a special court hearing the coal block allocation case against Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda that it will file a supplementary charge sheet in the case as its probe is almost complete. Central Bureau of Investigation Special Judge Bharat Parashar fixed August 29...
  • Ram temple pledge will be fulfilled soon: Togadia August 17, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad chief Pravin Togadia on Sunday said the pledge for constructing Ram temple at Ayodhya will be fulfilled soon. Addressing a gathering in Mumbai, Togadia also said that more than 5,000 hostels for girls and youth will be built in the country and a mechanism will be worked out...
  • Former MP Amitava Nandy dead August 15, 2014

    Kolkata: CPIM leader and former MP Amitava Nandy died on Friday in a hospital, a party leader said. "He lost his battle with cancer on Friday morning. His last rites will be performed on Saturday," Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) leader Gautam Deb said. Nandy, 71, was elected to the 14th Lok...
  • Air India flights won't be delayed even if MPs and VIPs arrive late, says government August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India flights will not to be delayed even if some passengers, including MPs and VIPs, arrive late according to the new guidelines issued on Thursday by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The government has made it clear that "customerfriendly service with efficiency, enthusiasm and cheer" will be...