India News | Indo-Asian News News Service | Saturday September 26, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and senior union ministers on Friday paid homage to Bharatiya Jan Sangh leader Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya on his 99th birth anniversary.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday September 4, 2015
Eight family members of former Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, two former Chief Justices of India are among more than 30 VIPs whose security cover have been withdrawn by the Central government.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday September 2, 2015
Calling on developed countries to take responsibility for protecting the global environment, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has cited the example of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal to the well-off to voluntarily give up their cooking gas subsidies to help the poor.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 27, 2015
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will be visiting New York to attend the tenth annual meeting of Women Speakers of Parliament and the fourth world conference of Speakers of Parliament to be held between August 29 and September 2.
India News | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday August 12, 2015
Sonia Gandhi today made a rare dash towards the Speaker's Chair in the Lok Sabha to join her Congress lawmakers in protest after a BJP lawmaker alleged that the Indian Premier League or IPL involved her family's black money - the term given for untaxed money parked in foreign accounts.
India News | Reported by Sunil Prabhu; Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Wednesday August 12, 2015
The area around the desk of the Lok Sabha Secretary-General, in front of the Speaker's chair, has been fenced to keep lawmakers from crowding it, after particularly unruly protests by the Opposition on Tuesday provoked an upset Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to say, "This is the limit."
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 9, 2015
In a scathing attack on Congress, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today alleged that it has become "politically bankrupt" as it played the role of "obstructionist and destructive" opposition during the Monsoon Session of Parliament.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 8, 2015
DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal today met Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan at her residence and demanded that a special session of Parliament be convened to discuss issues pertaining to women's safety and security.
India News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Friday August 7, 2015
India is likely to boycott the meeting of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, or CPA, in Pakistan unless the speaker of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly is invited, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said today.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Sandeep Phukan, Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Wednesday August 5, 2015
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said this morning that she is not aware of any proposal from the government to end the stand-off over the suspension of 25 lawmakers from her party. The Congress' protests, she said, would continue.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 5, 2015
A day after she suspended 25 Congress lawmakers for five days, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Tuesday described herself as a caring mother who has to be strict sometimes to control her children.
India News | Reported by Sandeep Phukan, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Wednesday August 5, 2015
As a number of parties requested Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to review her decision to suspend 25 Congress lawmakers for five days, there was speculation that she could revoke her order, perhaps as early as Wednesday.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Sandeep Phukan; edited by Mala Das | Tuesday August 4, 2015
Sonia Gandhi today said the suspension of 25 Congress lawmakers from the Lok Sabha is a "murder of democracy." The Congress President was leading her party's lawmakers from both Houses in a protest against the suspension.
India News | Monday August 3, 2015
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan - who has suspended 25 Congress lawmakers for five days for "persistently, wilfully obstructing" the House - says she agrees that her action today was "stringent."
India News | NDTV.com | Monday August 3, 2015
25 lawmakers of the Congress were suspended by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today for five days for "persistently, wilfully obstructing" the House".
India News | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Monday August 3, 2015
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has suspended 25 members of the Congress for five days for causing "grave disorder" in Parliament.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Monday August 3, 2015
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has suspended 25 members of the Congress for five days for causing "grave disorder" in Parliament. "It's a black day for democracy," the party's president Sonia Gandhi told NDTV.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 30, 2015
Lok Sabha may not pursue any further action on the privilege notice it issued to Robert Vadra over his remarks on Parliament disruptions with Speaker Sumita Mahajan saying it was not such a big issue.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 29, 2015
Amid continuous disruptions by opposition members, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has convened an all-party meeting tomorrow to discuss better functioning of the Lok Sabha, proceedings of which have been virtually washed out in the Monsoon Session so far.
India News | Reported by Sandeep Phukan, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday July 27, 2015
Parliament witnessed continuous uproar today over the passing of bills, which led to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asking Congress lawmaker Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury to leave the House for unruly behavior.
India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Monday July 20, 2015
CPM chief Sitaram Yechury had lunch and a spent close to two hours on Sunday with former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee. The veteran leader had been expelled from the party in July 2008 for refusing to quit the Speaker's post as the Left withdrew support to the UPA government over the Indo-US nuclear deal.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 19, 2015
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today said that the Opposition should not indulge in "propaganda" while asking them to express dissent in the "right manner".
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 18, 2015
The decks seem to be cleared for the re-induction of two veteran Marxist leaders into the Communist Party of India-Marxist or the CPM shortly. The homecoming of former Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Somnath Chatterjee and the only surviving member of the country's first Communist government of 1957, KR Gowri Amma is likely to take place soon, according...
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 9, 2015
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury today indicated that former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee will be reinducted into the party from which he was expelled seven years ago, as the two leaders shared a dais in Kolkata.