India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday November 30, 2015
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today urged members not to show their intolerance in the house while taking part in the debate on the issue of intolerance and listen to the views of other members with patience.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday November 26, 2015
Amidst a debate on perceived 'intolerance', Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today said individual rights and freedom are sacrosanct and criticism and dissent are part and parcel of the country's democracy.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 25, 2015
With Parliament facing massive disruptions in the monsoon session, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today underlined the need for members to observe maximum decorum in the House.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 24, 2015
Ahead of the Winter Session, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has written a letter to all members, saying she expected "acceptable decorum" from them in the House as many times decency is thrown to the winds following difference of opinion over issues.
Hyderabad News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday November 21, 2015
Polling was under way peacefully amid tight security on today in the by-election to Warangal Lok Sabha constituency in Telangana.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 18, 2015
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has written to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan urging her to refer the matter of Rahul Gandhi's alleged violation of Constitution and ethical code on citizenship to the Ethics Committee and disqualify him as a Member of Parliament if he is found guilty.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday November 14, 2015
Expressing that Bihar has shown the rest of the country the "way" to fight against intolerance, former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee today said that all opposition parties should unite to protest against "misgovernance".
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday November 7, 2015
Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee today slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his silence over the ongoing controversy on intolerance and said it shows his "clear" support in these matters.
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.