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Growing attacks on people from Northeast find echo in LS

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 16:14

The issue of growing attacks and sexual assaults on people from the Northeast in different parts of the country, especially in Delhi, was raised in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday by a Congress member.

Govt, Congress spar over LoP issue

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 15:54

The government cried foul against the opposition Congress party, for casting aspersions against the Speaker over the contentious issue of Leader of Opposition post in the Lok Sabha.

Furore in Parliament over judicial appointments

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 14:01

Amid furore created by AIADMK members in Parliament for the second day running, Government on Tuesday admitted that a Supreme Court collegium during the UPA rule had recommended extension of a judge in Tamil Nadu who was under corruption cloud.

Women`s participation in workforce is half of men: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 01:10

The participation of women in the workforce is less than half of men, government told the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Ashok Chavan elected to executive panel of CPP

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 22:47

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan was on Monday elected to the Executive Committee of the Congress Party in Parliament in polls which saw former Union ministers Kodikunnil Suresh and Rajiv Shukla become secretaries from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha respectively.

All rivers are as divine as Ganga, says Bharti

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 20:33

All rivers are divine and the government will not neglect any of them in its zeal to rejuvenate Ganga, Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti said in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Finance Bill expected to be passed by parliament on July 28

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 20:27

The Finance bill, whose passage signals the end of the budgetary exercise, is coming up for discussion in the Lok Sabha on July 24 and 25, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Prakash Javadekar told reporters.

`BJP`s LS seats in Bengal will become zero in next polls`

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 15:57

Attacking the BJP for hiking fuel prices and railway fares, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the two seats the party won in the state in the recent Lok Sabha polls will be reduced to zero in the next general elections.

Law and order in UP generates heat in Lok Sabha

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 15:57

The issue of law and order in Uttar Pradesh Monday generated heat in Lok Sabha with a BJP member alleging increased incidents of rape, murder and dacoities in the state and Samajwadi Party members protesting her remarks.

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.