SPEAKER

  • All-party meet ahead of Parliament's Winter Session 23 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday held an all-party meeting to ensure smooth functioning of Parliament during the Winter Session beginning Monday. The meeting was followed by dinner which was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Briefing the media after the meeting, Mahajan said 18 parties attended the...
  • BJP's Haribhau Bagde elected Maharashtra Speaker, Sena, Congress candidates withdrawn November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of the election for Maharashtra speaker's post, the Shiv Sena and Congress withdrew their candidates on Wednesday. The move paved way for the Bharatiya Janata Party's Haribhau Bagde to be elected unopposed. Bagde is a five-time MLA from Aurangabad district. The election for the speaker's post were held around 11...
  • Devendra Fadnavis to seek trust vote on Wednesday, Sena asks its MLA to be present November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The 13-day-old BJP government in Maharashtra headed by Devendra Fadnavis will seek a vote of confidence on Wednesday which it is expected to win with the help of NCP despite its continuing stand-off with Shiv Sena. The former allies look set to cross swords even before the crucial trust...
  • Cartoon of the day: Tussle over Maharashtra speaker November 11, 2014

    High drama will be witnessed in the Maharashtra Assembly over the speaker's post as three-way battle has broken out. The Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress and Shiv Sena have thrown their hats in the ring for the speaker's post. ...
  • Maharashtra Assembly to witness 3-way battle over speaker's post November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: High drama will be witnessed in the Maharashtra Assembly over the speaker's post as three-way battle has broken out. The Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress and Shiv Sena have thrown their hats in the ring for the speaker's post. BJP's Haribhau Bagde has filed his nomination for the post. He is...
  • Maharashtra: Shiv Sena may also contest election to Assembly Speaker's post November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Monday said that not only has it staked claim to the Leader of Opposition's post in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, it may also contest election to the Speaker's post. Election for Speaker's post is slated for November 12. If Sena contests the election, it will have a...
  • Andhra Speaker misbehaves with Air India crew on-board, gets into a tiff November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Dr Kodela Siva Prasada Rao allegedly misbehaved with cabin crew on an Air India flight from Hyderabad to Vijayawada on Wednesday. The scuffle erupted after the crew asked Mr Rao's acquaintance, who was sitting with him in executive class, to return to his seat....
  • Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan extends Diwali greetings October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan greeted the people on the eve of Diwali. "I extend my greetings and best wishes to the citizens of India and abroad on the auspicious occasion of the festival of lights - Deepawali," she said in her message. Mahajan said the festival symbolizes...
  • Motorola Deck Bluetooth speaker launched in India at Rs 8,990 October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: After over a year of its release in the US, the Motorola Deck Bluetooth speaker has made its way to India. Available exclusively through Flipkart, the portable wireless speaker is available to purchase on the e-commerce site at a price of Rs 8,990. The Motorola Deck is claimed to...
  • Speaker specs simplified: The 7 things you should check before you buy a speaker September 2, 2014

    Indisputably, the best way to test a speaker before you buy one is to listen to the sound it produces. But then this is not always possible, particularly in this age of online shopping and even if you plan to buy one from a brick and mortar retailer many...
  • Logitech launches Multimedia Speakers Z213 in India at Rs 1,995 August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Logitech has announced the launch of its new Multimedia Speaker System Z 213, a 2.1 multimedia speaker with two satellite speakers and a dedicated subwoofer. The new multimedia speakers are compact in size and are designed to work with a wide range of audio devices, including Windows and Mac...
  • Sumitra Mahajan defends herself on LoP issue, says Supreme Court made no observation against her August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the Supreme Court questioned the government over the absence of a Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has defended herself on Saturday. "The Supreme Court has made it clear that their observation is not against the Speaker," said Mahajan. She said that...
  • LoP row: Congress should accept Speaker's decision, says Rajnath August 22, 2014

    Gorakhpur: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday asked the Congress to honour the decision of the Speaker not to grant the status of Leader of Opposition to it in the Lok Sabha. "As per the Constitution, a party must get 10 per cent seat (for Leader of Opposition status). But unfortunately...
  • In Indore, Speaker says no Leader of Opposition post for Congress August 19, 2014

    The Congress demand for being accorded the status of Leader of Opposition to its group chief in Lok Sabha was rejected by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan On Tuesday. "I have gone by rules and tradition," she told PTI on her decision not to recongnise the Congress leader in Lok Sabha asthe Leader...
  • In Indore, Speaker says no Leader of Opposition post for Congress August 19, 2014

    The Congress demand for being accorded the status of Leader of Opposition to its group chief in Lok Sabha was rejected by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan On Tuesday. "I have gone by rules and tradition," she told PTI on her decision not to recongnise the Congress leader in Lok Sabha asthe Leader...
  • Congress can't get Leader of Opposition post, affirms Speaker August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another disappointment to the Congress, the Speaker on Tuesday told them that they cannot be offered the Leader of Opposition (LoP) status in Parliament as it does not have the required number of seats. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan reportedly communicated the decision to Congress leaders at a function...
  • AIADMK's Thambidurai unanimously elected as Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: AIADMK leader Thambidurai was on Wednesday elected as the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha by the members of the House. Thambidurai, who had filed his nomination on Tuesday, was backed by Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Sushma Swaraj and Rajnath Singh and got the support of all other...
  • Congress likely to back Thambidurai for the LS Deputy Speaker's post, election today August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Other nominations for the post of the Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker will be filed on Wednesday. On Tuesday, AIADMK's Thambidurai filed his nomination backed by Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Sushma Swaraj and Rajnath Singh. Sources have told CNNIBN that the Congress is supporting Thambidurai, along with all other parties....
  • Congress snubbed, AIADMK's Thambidurai the frontrunner for Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker's post: sources August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: It seems that a message is being sent out to the Congress that the party will not get the Leader of the Opposition post in Parliament. AIADMK's M Thambidurai, the front runner for the post for the post of Deputy Speaker in Lok Sabha, has filed his nomination...
  • My duty is not to let the Question Hour be interrupted: Sumitra Mahajan August 6, 2014

    In an interview with CNNIBN, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that her duty was not to let the question hour be interrupted. Regarding the communal violence bill she said that she was ready to have a discussion as long as things were done in accordance to the rules. ...
  • UPSC CSAT row: RJD MP Pappu Yadav throws paper confetti at Lok Sabha Speaker August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another low in Parliament Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav threw paper confetti at Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday when she refused to entertain his request for raising the controversy over Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)...
  • Lok Sabha Speaker says will take decision on LoP within next four days July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has said she will take a decision on the issue of Leader of Opposition within the next four days after going through the rules and Attorney General's letter on the matter. Mahajan said the Speaker did not enjoy any personal discretion while choosing...
  • 5 cops injured as an SUV rams into Speaker's escort jeep July 28, 2014

    Five policemen were injured when a vehicle hit Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary's escort jeep on NH83 in Bihar's Jehanabad district on Monday, a policeofficer said. The incident took place at Irki village as a police jeep escorting Chaudhary on way to Jehanabad town from Barabar hills was hit by a...
  • Issue of Leader of Opposition is in Speaker's court: Prakash Javadekar July 13, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Powers to appoint the Leader of Opposition (LoP) is with the Lok Sabha Speaker and not the government, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday. "The Speaker has all the powers to decide who will be LoP. We (government) cannot do anything. Moreover, people of India also refused them (Congress)...
  • TMCBJP clash: No comment on Lok Sabha speaker, says Mamata Banerjee July 9, 2014

    West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said, "I have been in the house for many years, I know how it functions. It is nonfunctional most of the time through the year. I don't want to comment on what the speaker had to say. However, I...
  • Obstructionist stand stalling development in Jharkhand: Shashank Sekhar Bhokta July 7, 2014

    Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta on Monday regretted that an obstructionist stand by certain sections had been stalling the state's development ever since the state was created 14 years ago. "Not only the proposed construction of a building to house the state Assembly, but also any new work in the...
  • Ready to discuss LoP issue if Congress approaches: Lok Sabha Speaker July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: With Congress raising the pitch on the issue of Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday said she was ready to discuss the issue with the party if approached. "If somebody comes to me and talks to me, be it Congress or any...
  • Lok Sabha Speaker refuses to comment on LoP row July 7, 2014

    Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday said that she will not react on media reports on the Leader of the Opposition issue. "I will speak if someone from Congress comes to me," she said. ...