Parliament Of India

  • Govt gets Oppn on board on Finance Bill April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: There seems to be a breakthrough in the efforts to end Parliament deadlock as the government has managed to get the Opposition on board to pass the Finance Bill. Sources say that the Finance Bill is likely to be taken up on Tuesday along with demands for grants....
  • Hurriyat leader meets Parliament attacker April 18, 2010

    Srinagar: Chairman of hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani recently met Parliament attack case convict Mohammad Afzal Guru at the Tihar jail in New Delhi. Geelani, who was the first separatist leader to visit Guru whose death sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court in 2004 for his...
  • Rotation system gives women exposure: Renuka Chowdhary March 8, 2010

    Congress leader Renuka Chowdhary says that women have been trying to build consensus on the issue for the last 14 years. ...
  • President asks parties to pass women's bill March 8, 2010

    New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil on Monday urged all political parties to pass the women's reservation bill, which was blocked in the Rajya Sabha earlier in the day, with consensus. "I appeal to all political parties to pass the women reservation bill and as far as possible I would be grateful...
  • President attacks Naxals in her speech February 22, 2010

    It was expected that pressure from allies like Trinamool Congress might force the government to tone down its attack on the Naxals. However on Monday, overruling the pressure, the government made its policy intent amply clear. In her address to the joint session of the Parliament, President Pratibha Patil spoke...
  • MP's absence won't affect Lok Sabha anymore February 19, 2010

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha Rules Committee has decided to amend rules on question hour to ensure it proceeds without interruption even if the member who asked the question is absent. The decision was taken on Thursday at the first meeting of the committee, presided over by Speaker Meira Kumar, sources...