World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday October 4, 2015
Greece's former interior minister Nikos Voutsis was elected parliament speaker on Sunday as lawmakers geared up for a crucial debate on the Syriza government's reform programme.
Thomson Reuters | Sunday October 4, 2015
The head of the European Parliament told a group of German regional newspapers that the emissions scandal at Volkswagen (VW) would hit the German economy hard but Europe's biggest carmaker was likely to survive the crisis.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 4, 2015
The The Small Factories (Facilitation and Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Services) Bill, 2015, which aims to regulate the employment and other conditions of service of employees employed in small factories, is likely to be tabled in next Parliament session.
World News | Reuters | Sunday October 4, 2015
British Prime Minister David Cameron signalled that he would push ahead with plans for a vote in the British parliament to approve military action against Islamic State militants in Syria, The Daily Telegraph newspaper said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday October 2, 2015
A Jordanian parliamentarian's son died carrying out a suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State militant group in Iraq this week, Jordanian media said today.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday October 2, 2015
Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala today urged India not to violate its transit rights and to resume delivery of essential goods and services.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday October 2, 2015
For women's safety, the government is considering introduction of a panic button in cell phones and has asked all mobile phone manufacturers to work out the feasibility of such a feature, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said today.
World News | Reuters | Friday October 2, 2015
Russia estimates its air strike campaign in Syria could last three to four months, the head of the foreign affairs committee at the State Duma, Russia's parliament, said today.
World News | Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post | Thursday October 1, 2015
Russian warplanes are conducting airstrikes now in Syria, according to a slew of news reports. The move follows authorization by a vote in Russian parliament as well as weeks of Kremlin messaging about the importance of bolstering the Syrian regime to combat the Islamic State.
World News | Agencies | Wednesday September 30, 2015
The Russian parliament's upper house on Wednesday gave President Vladimir Putin formal permission to carry out air strikes in Syria, the Kremlin chief of staff said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday September 28, 2015
A research paper has asked for a "detailed revision" of the Consumer Protection Bill, 2015 that was introduced in Parliament to replace the three-decade-old consumer protection law, during the monsoon session last month. The paper has been prepared by Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
India News | Written by Rahul Shrivastava | Sunday September 27, 2015
With disruptions dictating parliamentary agenda, the focus has been on what a lawmaker costs to the exchequer and the work done by them. The public outcry has included the right of Indian lawmakers to decide their pay and perks.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday September 27, 2015
Amid demands that lawmakers should not be allowed to decide their salaries, the National Democratic Alliance government has proposed to set up a three-member panel to recommend their pay and perks. The proposal is part of the agenda notes prepared for the two-day All India Whips' Conference to be held at Visakhapatnam, next week.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday September 25, 2015
Around 2.8 million Volkswagen vehicles in Germany are fitted with devices that can cheat emissions tests, Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt told parliament today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday September 25, 2015
Supreme Court today dismissed a plea seeking guidelines to ensure uninterrupted functioning of Parliament, saying the judiciary cannot monitor the business of the legislature which lay in the hands of Speaker, and any attempt to do so would lead to crossing the 'lakshman rekha'.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday September 24, 2015
British Prime Minister David Cameron has faced a legal challenge over the decision to target Islamic State (IS) terrorists in Syria despite parliament refusing approval for airstrikes, the media reported today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 22, 2015
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday supporters need not be afraid when they cast ballots in a landmark election, as she railed against government neglect while campaigning in her rural constituency.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 22, 2015
Government is planning to push for the passage of crucial bills like GST and Real Estate in the next session of Parliament to accelerate reforms and spur growth and employment in the country.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday September 21, 2015
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande will jointly address the European Parliament in Strasbourg on October 7, the first such event by leaders of the two countries since 1989, a statement said.
Press Trust of India | Monday September 21, 2015
Besides, the draft of bankruptcy law is almost complete and would be soon taken to Parliament for approval, Mr Jaitley told a grouping of international investors with collective Asset Under Management of $10 trillion, while rolling out a red-carpet for them to invest in infrastructure, manufacturing and other sectors.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 19, 2015
Slamming the Congress for targeting the NDA government on the land Bill issue, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has said the opposition party should think of what it did when it was in power "before criticising anything".
World News | Reuters | Friday September 18, 2015
Japan's parliament drew near on Friday to enacting contentious defence legislation that could ease the constraints of the pacifist constitution to let troops fight overseas for the first time since World War Two, despite public protests and delaying tactics by the opposition.
India News | Edited by Veer Arjun Singh | Friday September 18, 2015
Rows of hand carts and rickshaws were lined up in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliament constituency Varanasi this morning, glistening in the sun. They were freshly painted, saffron.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday September 17, 2015
Nepal's parliament passed a new national constitution on Wednesday, weeks after political leaders reached a historic agreement to create a federal state following an earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people.