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NDA seeking views of parties on Judicial Commission

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 14:59

The NDA government is seeking the views of various political parties and eminent jurists to set up a Judicial Appointments Commission which seeks to scrap the present system of judges appointing judges, the Lok Sabha was informed Monday.

Haryana govt`s move on gurdwara affairs finds echo in LS

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 14:11

The controversy over Haryana government`s move to set up a separate gurdwara management committee had its echo in the Lok Sabha on Monday with the Akali Dal dubbing it as "illegal" even as the Centre said the matter was now with the Union Home Ministry.

Eager and excited, first-time MPs make their mark

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 16:19

From pouring over the rule book to shoring up their knowledge and participating in debates and discussions in the house, the 314 first-time MPs in the 545-member Lok Sabha are leaving no opportunities to make a mark.

Speaker expected to soon finalise seating arrangement in LS

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 13:54

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan is expected to finalise the seating arrangement in the new House this week even as there is no clarity as to when a decision on the issue of Leader of the Opposition will be taken.

Speaker`s decision on LOP may be influenced by govt: Amarinder

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 10:17

Questioning the delay in granting the Leader of Opposition`s post to his party, Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Sunday said no decision by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan in this regard till now has raised fears that she could be "influenced" by the government.

Legislators must have a well-rounded view: Lok Sabha Speaker

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 15:17

Legislators should have a "360 degree vision" as they are accountable for all their constituents, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said today.

PDP hits back at Omar after his LS polls allegation

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 00:45

Opposition Peoples Democratic Party on Friday hit back at Chief Minister Omar Abdullah saying he had "insulted" people of the state by accusing PDP of using "ill-gotten money" to "buy" public support in the recent Lok Sabha elections.

Proposal to get 56 transport planes cleared: Jaitley

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 22:50

A proposal to procure 56 transport aircraft as replacement for AVRO aircraft through Buy & Make route has been accorded approval by the Defence Acquisition Council, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley told the Lok Sabha today.

Distribution of medical colleges imbalanced: Harsh Vardhan

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 21:10

Imbalance in the growth of medical colleges and institutions in the country is affecting the delivery of health care to people, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

PIL seeks action against Sharad Pawar for luring voters to vote twice

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 19:53

A petition in Bombay High Court has sought action against NCP Chief Sharad Pawar for luring voters to take advantage of phased schedule in Lok Sabha polls which concluded recently and vote first in Satara on April 17 and then in Mumbai on April 24 by removing the indelible ink.

No plan to introduce proportional representation system in LS: Govt

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 18:24

Amid debate on the merits of the `first-past-the-post` system, the government on Friday said there is no proposal under consideration to introduce `proportional representation` in elections to Lok Sabha and state assemblies.

No proposal under consideration to hike MPLAD amount to MPs

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 18:08

The government is not considering any proposal to raise the annual allocation to MPs under MPLAD scheme from Rs 5 crore.