Parliament

  • Power of 49 – The Manifesto 14-04-2014 06:58 PM

    49% of India's voter base is women. The 'Power of 49' campaign aimed to awaken women to the power they had, to influence the political system to address the issues faced by them. Simultaneously it was aimed at communicating to the political establishment that was a force they could no...
  • Need a strong voice to represent us in Parliament: Nagaland voters 09-04-2014 04:36 PM

    Voting is being held for one seat in Nagaland. Some voters CNN-IBN spoke to said they were voting for change. ...
  • Does your vote really matter?

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    Wherever you are in the world, chances are your national political establishment likes to call your vote sacred. There's probably no end to people advising...

  • Anna Hazare supports dismissal of parties to establish people's rule 02-04-2014 12:01 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Advocating demolition of party system, Anna Hazare on Tuesday said a "second war of Independence" would come about with an organisation to be launched after the Lok Sabha elections which would be successful by 2019 or 2024. "After 2014 general elections, the name of the organisation, to be set...
  • Anna launches 'second freedom struggle' to send more farmers to Parliament 01-04-2014 05:20 PM

    Expressing disenchantment with party-based politics, anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare on Tuesday launched a 'second freedom struggle' to send more farmer representatives to Parliament by 2024. Stating the first struggle took 90 years from 1857 to 1947 to get Independence, he said, "Now, the second goal of establishing real democracy and...
  • PM is not silent, spoke 1117 times in 10 years: Pankaj Pachauri 28-03-2014 09:16 PM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Communications Advisor Pankaj Pachauri has denied the popular perception of Manmohan Singh being silent. Pachauri said that Manmohan Singh just doesn't like to interfere and backing his claim, he said, "The Prime Minister spoke 1,117 times in the last 10 years. There are 1,600 press...
  • Satpal Maharaj slams Harish Rawat for 'not' raising Uttarakhand issues in Parliament 24-03-2014 09:04 PM

    Pauri MP Satpal Maharaj, who recently defected to BJP, on Monday attacked Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, saying as a Union minister he had not raised even a single issue related to the state in Parliament. Targeting Rawat, Maharaj said asked why the state government had not sent a proposal...
  • On Google Hangout, Rahul Gandhi attacks BJP for stalling Parliament 15-03-2014 01:27 PM

    New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi hosted a Google Hangout on Saturday where he admitted that his party was not aggressive in dealing with the Opposition Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) over stalling of Parliament. "We allowed the BJP to completely stall Parliament. It was their strategy to completely disrupt...
  • SC notice to Centre, EC on PIL against candidates contesting on 2 seats 14-03-2014 05:35 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from Centre and Election Commission on a PIL seeking to declare as "null and void" the nomination papers of any candidate contesting election from more than one constituency. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Justice NV Ramana issued...
  • Telangana: TRS may go solo in polls, a loss-loss situation for Congress 13-03-2014 07:14 PM

    Hyderabad: Will he? Won't he? Everyone is asking these two questions in Telangana these days. The Telangana Rashra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrashekhara Rao seems to have changed his mind after the creation of Telangana state by Parliament. He is not saying anything on the possible tie up with the...
  • Why are the MPs from Karnataka not opening their mouths in Parliament?

    Local Vocal |  Vasant Shetty
    Of late, after the civil-society driven anti-corruption movement caught the imagination of the educated middle class, there have been wide spread debates about the educational...

  • Disruption of Parliament led to exploration of Ordinance route on anti-graft bills 04-03-2014 11:05 PM

    The government is not bypassing Parliament on the issue of bringing a set of anti-graft ordinances but continuous disruption of proceedings led to exploring the Ordinance route, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said on Tuesday. Talking to reporters on his way back from Myanmar, Khurshid said normally these bills should...
  • Power of 49: Question your female MPs

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    The Power of 49 is a noble initiative by CNN-IBN, encouraging women to cast their vote for those working for the progress of women across...

  • Polish politician drank two bottles of wine on a flight and drunkenly shouted 'Heil Hitler!' at a German customs officer 01-03-2014 01:15 PM

    A senior politician with Poland's ruling party accused of drunkenly shouting 'Heil Hitler!' at a German customs officer apologized on Friday and stepped down as head of his party's group in the European parliament. Jacek Protasiewicz, by his own account, drank two bottles of wine on a flight from Warsaw...
  • Read: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's farewell speech 28-02-2014 11:30 AM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who has announced that he will not be in the PM race if the Congress-led UPA government came to power after Lok Sabha elections gave his farewell speech on the last day of Parliament's Winter Session. Below is the full text of his speech: Madam Speaker,...
  • Watch: MPs preparation before attending Parliament session in TWTW 23-02-2014 11:57 AM

    In this episode, Cyrus Broacha takes on Parliament disruptions. The 15th Lok Sabha is the least productive in the history of India. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on the 15th Lok Sabha 23-02-2014 11:10 AM

    In this episode, Cyrus Broacha takes on Parliament. The 15th Lok Sabha is the least productive in the history of India. ...
  • With President's exit, tension turns into triumph in Ukraine 23-02-2014 07:35 AM

    Kiev: The Ukrainian Parliament's vote to oust President Viktor Yanukovich on Saturday was the end of a journey for Vasily Lyubarets that began in Salt Lake City 18 months ago. The relief and joy that swept protesters camped out on Kiev's Independence Square reminded the veteran of Moscow's Afghan war...
  • BJP, Congress engage in war of words over anti-corruption Bills 22-02-2014 10:30 PM

    Questioning Rahul Gandhi's stand on corruption, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley said that the Congress Vice President never commented on scams which shook the conscience of India. He was hitting out at Rahul's remark that the Opposition does not want to pass anti-corruption Bills. ...
  • No question of hung Parliament after LS poll, says LK Advani 22-02-2014 06:12 PM

    Senior BJP leader L K Advani on Saturday said there was no question of coming Lok Sabha elections throwing up a hung Parliament and he was optimistic that BJP will emerge as the single-largest party with its highest-ever tally so far. Hitting out at the Congress for its mal-governance and...
  • Easy access of morphine now as LS passes anti-Narcotics Bill 22-02-2014 09:32 AM

    New Delhi: In a decision that would be a relief for lakhs of cancer patients in India, Parliament on its last day of the winter session on Friday, passed a bill amending the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act to allow access to morphine as a pain-reliever. The move will...
  • Rahul hits out at BJP after his efforts to pass anti-graft Bills fail 22-02-2014 07:45 AM

    New Delhi: In the run up to the general elections, the Congress party is trying to change its image and also portray party's Vice President Rahul Gandhi as an anti-corruption crusader. The party was planning to get at least four anti-corruption Bills passed on the last day of the extended...
  • 15th Parliament session used only 24 pc of total allotted time 22-02-2014 07:37 AM

    New Delhi: Parliament transacted normal business for only 24 per cent of its total time in the extended winter session that started on February 5. A report of the PRS Legislative Research said that in the 12 sittings in this period, while Lok Sabha lost 79 per cent of scheduled...
  • 15th Lok Sabha the least productive in the history of India: Data 21-02-2014 10:44 PM

    For every day that Parliament does not function, approximately Rs 9 crore of the taxpayers' money is wasted. ...
  • Last day of Parliament: Has the 15th Lok Sabha been the worst performing? 21-02-2014 10:14 PM

    The 15th Lok Sabha which sat between 2009 and 2014 was marred by several disruptions and controversies, but as the last session of Parliament ended today ahead of the 2014 general elections, leaders across the political divide spoke in even tones. ...
  • Watch: How India's legislators have shamed Parliament 21-02-2014 09:53 PM

    India's lawmakers are more often than not caught tearing up papers or shouting in the Well of Parliament or manhandling colleagues when they don't agree with something. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Rajmohan joins AAP 21-02-2014 09:42 PM

    Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Rajmohan has joined the Aam Aadmi Party. He accused the Congress of forgetting the common man and only working for VIPs. ...
  • Parliament passes Interim Budget 2014-15 21-02-2014 06:36 PM

    Parliament on Friday passed the Interim Budget for the financial year 2014-15 with Rajya Sabha returning it after brief discussion. The Budget and related appropriation bills were passed by the Lok Sabha on February 19. Replying to the debate on the Finance Bill, Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain...
  • Ashamed at the way business transacted in Parliament: Chidambaram 21-02-2014 03:41 PM

    Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devil's Advocate. How credible is the governments claim that it has reduced the fiscal deficit to 4.6 per cent of GDP. That is one of the key issues I should explore today with the finance minister P Chidambaram. Karan Thapar: Twenty four hours after...
  • Wish this Parliament session was peaceful, orderly: PM's wife 21-02-2014 02:19 PM

    Parliament has hardly functioned this session. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's wife Gurusharan Kaur said, "I wish it was more orderly, peaceful and more conducive." ...