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  • News 360: Gowda presents Rail bduget, 58 new trains, focus on safety July 8, 2014

    In the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday promised to revamp the railways and cut down on populism. Gowda said the Cabinet has been asked to clear Foreign Direct Investment in railway infrastructure and new projects should be explored through the...
  • MPs report card: Are most MPs failing to meet expectations of their voters? March 19, 2014

    In the first ever report card of incumbent MPs prepared by CNN-IBN and the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), performance of almost 2/3rd of the elected Lok Sabha members has been rated below average. Only 1.6 per cent MPs scored a distinction or a mark of 8 on 10. ...
  • India@9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 18, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • MPs turn Parliament into battlefield, Sorabjee calls for strict action February 14, 2014

    Another disgrace for India's democracy as Parliament turned into battleground but it is not the first time that such a scene has been witnessed. Former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee calling for strict punishment. The incident took place during the tabling of the Telangana Bill. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus takes a dig at Civil Aviation Ministry over more privileges to MPs February 2, 2014

    In this week's 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes a jibe at Civil Aviation Ministry and DGCA's orders to private airlines to provide special privileges to MPs. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 29, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • MPs should travel like common man, says JDU January 29, 2014

    Speaking over the DGCA order to private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs, JDU leader KC Tyagi said, "What is the need for further privileges when there is a demand for austerity in the country? MPs are already privileged they don't need any more things." ...
  • Politicians demand VIP treatment, government in damage control mode January 29, 2014

    At a time when the 'aam admi' is the flavour of the season and even the Supreme Court has come out strongly against the 'lal batti' culture, politicians continue to demand special privileges. The government was on Wednesday forced to go into damage control, after a Directorate General of Civil...
  • News 360: DGCA asks private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs January 29, 2014

    In what could probably expose the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation, a letter accessed by CNNIBN shows that the private airlines were asked by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to provide special privileges to Parliamentarians, contrary to Minister Ajit Singh's claims. ...
  • Cobrapost exposes MPs lobbying for a fictitious oil firm December 12, 2013

    In its latest undercover investigation, codenamed operation Falcon Claw, investigative website Cobrapost has exposed a bunch of parliamentarians who are willing to not only write recommendation letters but also lobby with the Union Ministry of Petroleum for a foreign company to help it secure oil exploration and rigging rights in...
  • MPs caught lobbying for fake firm: Is this just the tip of the iceberg? December 12, 2013

    In its latest undercover investigation, codenamed operation Falcon Claw, investigative website Cobrapost has exposed a bunch of parliamentarians who are willing to not only write recommendation letters but also lobby with the Union Ministry of Petroleum for a foreign company to help it secure oil exploration and rigging rights in...
  • Who deserves the real credit for killing the Bill on convicted politicians? October 3, 2013

    Even as the controversial ordinance and proposed Bill to shield convicted lawmakers has been withdrawn, politics is now playing out on who gets the credit. Is it Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, President Pranab Mukherjee or the Opposition? ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai October 2, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Ordinance gives relief to convicted politicians: Has UPA sent the wrong message? September 24, 2013

    The Union Cabinet on Tuesday cleared an ordinance which allows convicted amd jailed MPs and MLAs to contest elections. The ordinance is a reversal of the Supreme Court judgement that had not only disqualified lawmakers convicted of offences with 2 years or more in jail but also also barred from...
  • People must oppose ordinance cleared by the govt to save convicted MPs, MLAs: Kiran Bedi September 24, 2013

    As the Cabinet has passed an ordinance which brings relief for the convicted MPs, MLAs, Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi has said that people must oppose the government's move. ...
  • People slam ordinance to shield convicted MPS, MLAs September 24, 2013

    The Union Cabinet on Tuesday cleared an ordinance which allows convicted amd jailed MPs and MLAs to contest elections. The ordinance is a reversal of the Supreme Court judgement that had not only disqualified lawmakers convicted of offences with 2 years or more in jail but also also barred from...
  • SC stands by its order on disqualifying convicted politicians September 4, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday stood by its order on disqualifying convicted politicians. It has rejected the government's plea against its order disqualifying any elected politician convicted for more than 2 years. It has also admitted a government's plea against its order disallowing convicted leaders from contesting elections. ...
  • Andhra MPs agitation in Parliament on genuine issue: Pallam Raju August 22, 2013

    HRD Minister Pallam Raju said the agitation by Andhra MPs in Parliament was on a genuine issue and the Parliamentary Affairs Minister has decided to move their suspension. The committee is going to decide what has to be done next. ...
  • The Last Word: Is UK MPs invite to Modi a signal of his acceptability? August 14, 2013

    The UK is rolling out the red carpet for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi who has been invited by MP Barry Gardiner. ...
  • Modi visa row: Were the signatures forged? July 24, 2013

    The controversy over 65 Members of Parliament signing letter urging US President Barack Obama not to issue Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP poll panel chief Narendra Modi a visa has taken a new turn on Wednesday with nine MPs denying signing any letter. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on SC ruling on convicted MPs, MLAs July 14, 2013

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on Supreme Court verdict on convicted MPs, MLAs, rupee fall, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and and much more. ...
  • The Last Word: How farreaching or limited is SC ruling on convicted politicians? July 11, 2013

    The Suprenme Court has ruled that all convicted MPs and MLAs will be disualified. It also ruled that those behind bars won't be allowed to contest elections. Karan Thapar discusses with a panel of experts and politicians as to how farreaching or limited the court order is. ...
  • SC should have made judgement against convicted MPs, MLAs more stringent: Harish Salve July 11, 2013

    The Supreme Court in a landmark verdict on Wednesday ruled that a lawmaker convicted in a criminal case by any court will lose the membership of either Parliament or state Assembly the moment he or she gets convicted. ...
  • Will SC order lead to decriminalisation of politics? July 10, 2013

    The Supreme Court in a landmark verdict on Wednesday ruled that a lawmaker convicted in a criminal case by any court will lose the membership of either Parliament or state Assembly as the case may be the moment he or she gets convicted. ...
  • AAP welcomes SC order on disqualification of convicted MPs: Kejriwal July 10, 2013

    The Supreme Court in a landmark verdict on Wednesday ruled that a lawmaker convicted in a criminal case by any court will lose the membership of either Parliament or state Assembly as the case may be the moment he or she gets convicted. AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said the move...
  • Disqualification of MPs, MLAs: Govt likely to appeal against SC order, say sources July 10, 2013

    Supreme Court on Wednesday passed a landmark order that said from now on, MPs and MLAs convicted by any court will be disqualified from holding office the moment they get convicted. But the order does not operate retrospectively. Sources tell CNNIBN that the government is likely to appeal against the...
  • FTN: Is gender bias deep rooted in Indian politics? October 3, 2012

    Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal came under heavy criticism over his remark that old wives lose charm. A case has now been filed against him in a Kanpur court. The case will be heard on October 8. ...
  • Have our MPs brought disrepute to Parliament? September 5, 2012

    Members of Parliament from the BSP and the SP come to blows in the Rajya Sabha over the bill for promotion quota for SCs and STs. ...
  • Watch: How politicians have shamed India September 5, 2012

    Let us take a look at some of the worst performances by our legislators and parliamentarians. ...
  • BSP MPs misbehaved with me: SP MP Naresh Aggarwal September 5, 2012

    Naresh Aggarwal said he will complain against BSP MP Avtar Singh Karimpuri to the Rajya sabha Chairperson. ...