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 | 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 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.
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 | 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 | 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 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 | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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".
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 30, 2013
The Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) submitted its report on the 2G scam to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar today.
South | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 27, 2013
Three YSR Congress MPs, including its chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who had resigned in August over proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, have moved the Delhi High Court seeking quashing of the Speaker's decision rejecting their resignations.
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 19, 2013
Notwithstanding the rejection of their resignations from Lok Sabha by the Speaker, Congress and YSR Congress MPs from Seemandhra region are mulling whether to submit fresh resignations in protest against the proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 19, 2013
YSR Congress (YSRCP) would approach court to get the resignations of its MPs, including party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, rejected by the Lok Sabha Speaker.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday October 18, 2013
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has not accepted the resignations of 13 lawmakers from Andhra Pradesh's Seemandhra region, which includes YSR Congress Party's Jagan Mohan Reddy.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 7, 2013
The Monsoon Session of Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die on Friday night after a month-long sitting that saw Parliament pass the landmark Food Security and Land Acquisition Bills.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday August 3, 2013
As Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar chaired an-all party meeting today ahead of the monsoon session of parliament beginning Monday, the BJP has demanded that the bill for creating Telangana be taken up during the session.
Press Trust of India | Sunday July 7, 2013
Azad, who represents BJP in the Lok Sabha, has decided to lodge a formal complaint with the External Affairs Ministry and also seek advice from Speaker Meira Kumar on how to proceed on this issue.