India News | Written by Sidharth Pandey | Tuesday March 24, 2015
The Parliament House, one of India's most protected structures, is not safe against fire. The sprawling heritage structure spread over 12 acres does not have a fire safety certificate. The building has seen two fires in less than two weeks, the latest on Sunday, when a thick black smoke could be seen billowing above the red sandstone boundary wall ...
Cheat Sheet | Devesh Kumar | Thursday June 5, 2014
Pro-tem speaker Kamal Nath set the ball rolling for the 16th Lok Sabha by swearing in Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a member of the House. Clad in a sparkling white kurta and jacket, the 63-year-old BJP leader took the oath in Hindi. The House had been adjourned yesterday after paying tributes to Union Rural development Minister Gopinath Munde, ...
Elections News | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt (With inputs from agencies) | Friday April 11, 2014
National capital Delhi today recorded 64 per cent voter turnout in the third phase of the general elections 2014, up by 12 per cent from the 2009 polls. The Election Commission announced this evening that this figure is likely to go up.
Elections News | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi (With inputs from agencies) | Thursday April 10, 2014
By 3 on Thursday afternoon, more than 54 per cent of the electorate had turned up to vote. In considerable contrast, national capital Delhi had recorded only a 35.36 per cent voter turnout with three hours of polling left on in the third phase of the general elections 2014.
Elections News | NDTV.com | Thursday April 10, 2014
A reserved constituency, Sasaram remained loyal to former deputy prime minister Jagjivan Ram till his death in 1986. His daughter, Meira Kumar, who is the Speaker of the outgoing Lok Sabha, has been winning it as a Congress nominee since 2004.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Monday April 7, 2014
Outgoing Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will bank on votes of backward castes and Muslims besides Dalits to win the Sasaram Parliamentary seat for third consecutive time amid allegations that she has made more visits to foreign countries than to her constituency.
Elections News | Alok Pandey | Thursday April 3, 2014
When Congress President Sonia Gandhi held a rally in Bihar's Sasaram town today, just days after Narendra Modi's public meeting here, the recurrent theme was development.
Elections News | Alok Pandey | Thursday March 27, 2014
In Sasaram, represented in the Lok Sabha by Speaker Meira Kumar, Narendra Modi used the perceived lack of development in the area as the bait to woo the voters.
Elections News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday March 19, 2014
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Wednesday filed her nomination papers for the Lok Sabha polls from Sasaram constituency in Bihar, officials said.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Saturday March 15, 2014
The Janata Dal (United) today fielded Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narain Chowdhary and former bureaucrat K P Ramaiah from Sasaram and Jamui constituencies respectively for the Lok Sabha elections.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Friday March 7, 2014
Amid speculation that he was warming up to BJP, senior Congress leader from Uttar Pradesh Jagdambika Pal today resigned from Lok Sabha as well as from the party.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday February 18, 2014
A controversial bill to create Telangana by dividing Andhra Pradesh was passed in the Lok Sabha today amid protests, but live telecast was cut off in an unprecedented blackout. The bill will now be taken up in the Rajya Sabha. Anti-Telangana politicians like Jagan Mohan Reddy have called a shutdown in Andhra Pradesh.
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 determined to see its proposal through, even if it means passing the bill in chaos without a discussion, b...
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 16, 2014
The issue of the pepper spray incident in the Lok Sabha, which saw widespread outrage and condemnation, was today referred to the Privileges Committee that has got punitive powers.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 16, 2014
With the pepper spray attack in Lok Sabha evoking widespread outrage, an emergency meeting of the Committee on Security in Parliament complex tomorrow is expected to face a ticklish task as the issue of frisking of MPs could come up.
India News | 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 News | Reported by Sandeep Phukan, Written by Suparna Singh | Thursday February 13, 2014
The five-minute riot in Parliament that broke out was constructed by those who say they will not allow Parliament to discuss or vote on a proposal that bifurcates Andhra Pradesh by carving out one of its three regions, Telangana, as a new southern state.
India News | 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 functioned for 34 minutes before Speaker Meira Kumar called it a day.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday February 5, 2014
Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Taniam's death after being beaten at a south Delhi market last week raised tempers in Parliament today as MPs across parties condemned race discrimination.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday February 4, 2014
The appointment of India's first ever Lokpal has set off a major political confrontation between the Centre and the BJP months ahead of the national election. The main opposition party has objected to the Prime Minister's choice of a jurist for the panel that will select the national anti-corruption ombudsman. The BJP reportedly wants to meet Presi...
India News | 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 News | 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 Devyani Khobragade in New York last week became public.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 17, 2013
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Tuesday declined to meet a US Congressional delegation to highlight India's strong disapproval of the arrest and handcuffing of an Indian diplomat in New York last week.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Tuesday December 17, 2013
In what are being called first reciprocal steps, India has signalled its displeasure at the arrest and "barbaric treatment" treatment of its diplomat in New York, Devyani Khobragade, with a slew of tough measures like asking US diplomats and their families in consulates all over the country to surrender their identity cards and withdrawing airport...