Speaker

  • My duty is not to let the Question Hour be interrupted: Sumitra Mahajan August 6, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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." ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 5, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • No discussion on illegal immigrants with Modi: Bangladesh Speaker June 14, 2014

    Dr Shirin Chaudhuri, the Speaker of Bangladesh, has told CNN-IBN that the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi was positive and both countries discussed attaining newer heights. ...
  • Speakers' notification to rebel MLAs unconstitutional: Siddiqui February 25, 2014

    Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui called the notification to 'rebel' MLAs by Bihar Assembly Speaker unconstitutional. ...
  • Kejriwal cannot table Jan Lokpal Bill, writes L-G to Delhi Speaker February 14, 2014

    Lieutenant General Najeeb Jung on Friday wrote to Delhi AssembLY Speaker saying that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal could not table the Jan Lokpal Bill in House on Friday as it was yet not approved by the Centre. ...
  • Venkaiah Naidu gets into war of words with Rajya Sabha Speaker February 5, 2014

    Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said in Rajya Sabha that it was the government's duty to ensure that the House functioned smoothly. ...
  • 'Speaker's action can be challenged in court' October 11, 2010

    Constitutional expert Rakesh Dwivedi says the Speaker must comply with the principles of natural justice. The Independents are not bound by the whip of any party. ...
  • Recall Governor now: Yeddyurappa October 11, 2010

    Karnataka chief minister squarely blames the Governor, saying nobody had expected such attitude from him. ...
  • Watch: Who said what at Meira's election as Speaker June 3, 2009

    Meira Kumar was on Wednesday unanimously elected the Speaker of Lok Sabha. Kumar, five-time MP and the first dalit woman to occupy the office, was elected to the post after resolutions moved by the ruling side and the Opposition were adopted unanimously by members by a voice vote and amidst...
  • I enjoyed being called headmaster: Somnath February 28, 2009

    New Delhi: On Thursday, Somnath Chatterjee ended his distinguished innings as Speaker of Lok Sabha and political career. On Friday, he spoke of the several ups and downs, and challenges in the last five years. But he admitted that he rather enjoyed being called a headmaster. ...
  • Somnath's long innings, from party to above it February 27, 2009

    New Delhi: Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who retired as the fourteenth Lok Sabha’s Speaker, has had a long career in politics. There was an air of the headmaster about him but Chatterjee may be the one of the best copybook Speakers the country has had. ...
  • India's contribution to world of science, phenomenal January 28, 2009

    New Delhi: For all of us who think that India's contribution to world inventions and technological strides stopped after zero, here is an insight into how untrue that is. Right from inventing the pentium chip for computers to designing state-of-the-art speakers or creating special effects, Indians have been in the...
  • Watch: Somnath-Left verbal duel October 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Gurudass Dasgupta accused the Lok Sabha Speaker, Somnath Chatterjee of misusing the powers of the Chair by not allowing an adjournment motion on minority attacks. ...
  • Ram Jethmalani says Speaker should not quit July 16, 2008

    Eminent criminal lawyer and former Union law minister Ram Jethmalani says the Speaker should stay on and uphold the honour of his office. "Whenever a person is appointed Speaker of the house, he ceases to be a member of a political party. If he resigns, he is not supposed to participate...