Election 2014 | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday February 26, 2014
Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal workers today threw stones at the home of the Bihar assembly Speaker and shouted slogans accusing him of joining hands with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in a conspiracy to split their party.
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Wednesday February 19, 2014
The BJP's Sushma Swaraj, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, has said she will take up with the Speaker today the TV blackout on Tuesday while the lower house hurriedly discussed and passed the controversial legislation that creates a Telangana st...
India | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Tuesday February 18, 2014
The BJP's Sushma Swaraj, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, has said she was not aware of the Speaker's decision to suspend live telecast of the Lok Sabha's proceedings as it passed the controversial legislation that creates a Telangana state by ...
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Mala Das | Tuesday February 18, 2014
The government today fought to push its Telangana bill through the Lok Sabha, in the face of loud protests in Parliament against the plan to divide Andhra Pradesh to create a new state, which led to repeated disruptions. The ruling Congress is determ...
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday February 15, 2014
The Committee on Security in Parliament complex was today directed by the Lok Sabha Speaker to convene an emergency meeting on Monday to consider various options, that could also include frisking of MPs, to prevent a repeat of the pepper spray attack...
India | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Friday February 14, 2014
The lawmakers who vandalised and shamed Parliament on Thursday should be expelled and a criminal complaint can be filed against them, Somnath Chatterjee, a former Speaker of the Lok Sabha has said, calling for the strongest possible action.
Blog | Sandeep Phukan | Thursday February 13, 2014
As I walked in to get into the press gallery of Lok Sabha, I was stopped by Parliament security personnel to see if I was carrying any harmful substance. It was not the usual practice but today was different.
Opinion | Yashwant Sinha | Thursday February 6, 2014
After a few minutes of this not unexpected drama, the Speaker adjourned the House to meet again at 12 noon. Normally, I would have stayed back for the noon session, but I left Parliament House in disgust. What a farce we have made of our democracy?
India | Edited by Devesh Kumar | Thursday February 6, 2014
The Lok Sabha ran for a mere 15 minutes today before raucous Andhra Pradesh lawmakers, shouting slogans in favour of and against the proposal to create Telangana, forced its adjournment for the day. The House of People was a bit luckier yesterday. It...
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday January 24, 2014
Observing that the rising instances of crimes against women had "sullied" the image of West Bengal and "people are laughing at us", former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Friday asked the authorities to wake up.
India | Edited by Nadim Asrar | Friday December 27, 2013
Meira Kumar's office sent out a strong rebuttal late last night following reports that the Lok Sabha Speaker has access to another sprawling bungalow apart from the one she has been allotted in the heart of the national capital.
India | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Thursday December 19, 2013
Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee has slammed Additional Solicitor General Indira Jaising for releasing an affidavit, filed by a young woman where she has accused former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly of sexual harassment.
India | Reported by Nidhi Razdan; Edited by Mala Das | Wednesday December 18, 2013
Delhi Police removed security barricades from outside the sprawling US embassy in the capital today, as a furious India retaliated with a slew of measures to pare down the privileges of American diplomats after details of the arrest of its diplomat D...
India | Press Trust of India | Monday December 16, 2013
In a major snub, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar cancelled her meeting with a senior US Congressional delegation in New Delhi today as a mark of protest against the treatment meted out to India's Deputy Consul General in New York.
India | Press Trust of India | Monday December 16, 2013
As the demand for Justice AK Ganguly's resignation as chairman of WBHRC gains ground, former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee today said that if somebody was guilty of any misdemeanour or crime under the law, he should be punished.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday December 13, 2013
Parliamentarians led by Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar today paid homage to martyrs on the 11th anniversary of the attack on Parliament.
India | Monideepa Banerjie | Tuesday December 10, 2013
At a time when calls for resignation of Justice AK Ganguly, indicted for sexually harassing a young intern, as the chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) are growing shriller, former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee has defen...
India | Edited by Mala Das | Tuesday December 3, 2013
The 12 days of the winter session of parliament promise some heat, with main opposition party, the BJP making it clear at an all-party meeting on Monday that it will attack the government on a number of issues.
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday November 9, 2013
BJP leader Yashwant Sinha Saturday wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar asking her to reject the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) report on 2G spectrum allocation.
India | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Mala Das | Wednesday November 6, 2013
Former Telecom Minister A Raja has slammed the Joint Parliamentary Committee or JPC's report on the 2G spectrum scam, which he allegedly masterminded, calling it "more political than parliamentarian in character".