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  • 5 cops injured as an SUV rams into Speaker's escort jeep Yesterday

    Five policemen were injured when a vehicle hit Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary's escort jeep on NH-83 in Bihar's Jehanabad district on Monday, a police officer 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)...
  • TMC-BJP 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 non-functional 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...
  • Price rise likely to generate heat in Budget Session July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The issue of price rise is likely to generate heat in Budget Session of Parliament beginning from Monday with Opposition members on Saturday making a strong pitch for a discussion over it in both Houses at an all-party meeting convened by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. The Government will...
  • Shankersinh Vaghela meets speaker Vaju Vala to raise issue of struck down questions July 5, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Leader of Opposition in the Gujarat assembly Shankersinh Vaghela met Speaker Vaju Vala on Saturday and took up the matter of six written down questions submitted by Congress MLAs which were struck down, since the answers could embarrass the BJP-led government. Vaghela met the speaker after the Congress MLAs...
  • Lok Sabha speaker to meet leaders ahead of budget session July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday will meet leaders of political parties in the Lok Sabha for smooth functioning of the house during the budget session beginning on July 7. The session, which will last over a month, is significant as the Narendra Modi government will present its...
  • CPM leaders to meet Lok Sabha Speaker seeking Tapas Pal's dismissal July 3, 2014

    Kolkata: Even as the Trinamool Congress (TMC) has accepted the apology of its MP Tapas Pal for his rape for revenge remark, a delegation of CPM leaders will be meeting the Lok Sabha Speaker to submit a memorandum seeking Tapas Pal's dismissal. Demands for his resignation have surfaced after a...
  • BJP to send CD of Tapas Pal's remarks to Lok Sabha Speaker July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Demanding immediate removal of TMC MP Tapas Pal from Lok Sabha membership over his controversial remarks, West Bengal BJP on Tuesday said the party will request the Speaker to see whether an MP like Pal has diminished the honour of the House. "We would send a CD of the speech...
  • Develop habit of visiting Assembly library, maintain decorum of the House: Sumitra Mahajan June 29, 2014

    Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday said legislators should develop a habit of visiting Assembly and Parliament libraries and also pressed that they should maintain decorum of the House. "It is very essential for the members of the House to visit Assembly library and read records of old debates on...
  • Veteran legislator Kodela elected Speaker of AP Assembly June 20, 2014

    Hyderabad: Veteran legislator Kodela Sivaprasada Rao has been unanimously elected as the first Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh post bifurcation of the state. Pro-tem Speaker P Narayanaswamy Naidu today announced the election of Kodela amidst wide applause from House members. The pro-tem Speaker then ushered the new Speaker...
  • Speaker's clean chit to Maharashtra Home Minister for rape comment June 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Giving a clean chit to Home Minister R R Patil over his reported comment on checking rape, Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Dilip Walse Patil on Thursday said he would see if there could be a code of conduct for the media for coverage of legislative proceedings. Walse Patil said he...
  • Big Turtle Shell: A water-resistant wireless speaker that also charges your smartphones, tablets June 9, 2014

    New York: Speakers for listening some groovy music is fine but a speaker that can charge your gadgets like smartphone or iPad is something that would make your ears perk up. Los Angeles-based Outdoor Tech has designed "smart" speakers named "Big Turtle Shell" that charge other devices' batteries while you listen...
  • Opposition will get opportunity to nominate Deputy Speaker: Venkaiah June 9, 2014

    Vijayawada: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that the government will give opposition parties a "reasonable" opportunity to nominate one of their members for the post of deputy Speaker in the Lok Sabha. "Union government will give enough and reasonable opportunity to all opposition parties irrespective of...
  • Will become representative of all, not just women: Sumitra Mahajan June 6, 2014

    New Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that she will represent every citizen of the country. She said, "I will study past precedent, future situations and then reach any conclusion. I have always been saying that when I become the member of Parliament, I become the representative of all not...
  • Congress leader Kharge congratulates new LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan June 6, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge congratulated Sumitra Mahajan for ebing elected as the Lok Sabha Speaker. He said, "We admire you because you have reached this position after working as a corporator, lawyer and deputy mayor." ...
  • Speaker assures justice to everyone in LS functioning June 6, 2014

    Describing her assignment as glorious and challenging, newly elected Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday assured members that she would not let them down and try to do justice by fulfilling their expectations. Expressing gratitude to members for electing her unanimously, the 71-year-old Indore MP said country's 1.25 billion people...
  • Sumitra Mahajan elected Lok Sabha Speaker, second woman to occupy the post June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Friday got its second woman Speaker as all the parties unanimously elected BJP MP Sumitra Mahajan for the top post. 71-year-old Mahajan, the longest-serving woman MP, was elected after adoption of a motion moved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and seconded by BJP veteran L...
  • Live Blog: Sumitra Mahajan elected Lok Sabha Speaker, Modi and other MPs congratulate her June 14, 2014

    After all the newly elected Lok Sabha members were administered the oath, election to the post of Lok Sabha Speaker took place....
  • Sumitra Mahajan to be elected as Lok Sabha Speaker today June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran BJP MP Sumitra Mahajan is all set to be elected as the Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha, becoming only the second woman after Congress's Meira Kumar to hold post. The Speaker's election will take place on Friday afternoon after the remaining members of the House are...
  • People should pay heed towards environmental conservation: Kailash Meghwal June 5, 2014

    People should realise their responsibilities about environment and its conservation, Rajasthan Assembly Speaker Kailash Meghwal said on Thursday. The Speaker said this at Ramniwas Bag in Jaipur while flagging of a 'Run for Environment' and 'Cycle Rally', on the occasion of World Environment Day on Thursday. Meghwal said there was need to...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 5, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Sumitra Mahajan nominated by MPs across party lines for LS Speaker post June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan is all set to be the next Lok Sabha Speaker as her name has been nominated by MPs across party lines to acquire the post. The 71-year-old leader's name was proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and was seconded by BJP patriarch LK Advani. Mahajan...
  • Sumitra Mahajan set to be LS Speaker; Dy Speaker may be from AIADMK, say sources June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Ending speculations, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday confirmed that BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan would be the Speaker of 16th Lok Sabha. Mahajan will be the second woman to hold the key position after the outgoing Speaker Meira Kumar. Meanwhile, the Deputy Speaker of the Lower House may be from...
  • Members of the 16th Lok Sabha to be sworn in by Pro-tem Speaker today June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi: The newly-elected members of the 16th Lok Sabha will be administered oath by Pro-tem Speaker Kamal Nath on Thursday. The senior Congress leader was sworn in as the Pro-tem Speaker on Wednesday by President Pranab Mukherjee. The Speaker will be elected on June 6 and Sumitra Mahajan,...
  • BJP's 8-time MP Sumitra Mahajan set to become next Lok Sabha Speaker June 5, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan, one of the most experienced Parliamentarians, is set to be the next Lok Sabha Speaker, becoming the second woman to occupy the key position. The acceptance of 71-year-old Mahajan, an eight-time MP from Madhya Pradesh, has been procured and a formal announcement about the nomination is...
  • Sumitra Mahajan likely to be new Lok Sabha speaker June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP's Sumitra Mahajan, who is into her eighth term in the Lok Sabha, is likely to be the party's choice for the post of speaker, party sources said. The election for the speaker will take place on Friday. Mahajan, 71, is one of the most experienced parliamentarians in Bharatiya...
  • Won't let BJP have a free run in Parliament: Kamal Nath June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Pro-tem Speaker and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath on Wednesday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party will not have a free run in the 16th Lok Sabha session. The remarks came even as the Congress does not have the required number to hold the leader of the Opposition...
  • Kamal Nath sworn in as Pro-tem Speaker of 16th Lok Sabha June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath on Wednesday sworn in as the Pro-tem Speaker by President Pranab Mukherjee for the 16th Lok Sabha. He will preside over the proceedings of the House till the election of the Speaker on June 6. 67-year-old Nath, a nine-term MP, was administered the oath...