Gujarat to elect deputy-speaker as Vasava down with swine flu

 The Gujarat Assembly would be holding election for the post of deputy speaker on Tuesday, as Speaker Ganpat Vasava has contracted swine flu.

UP Speaker seeks cooperation of parties for Budget Session

 Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey sought support of all political parties for the smooth conduct of budget session of the state legislature which began on Wednresday.

BJP's Bagde files nomination for Maharashtra Assembly Speaker

BJP's Haribhau Bagde Tuesday filed his nomination for the post of Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

Under-60 age group getting old age pension: Namdhari

Former Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Inder Singh Namdhari on Friday alleged several people under 60 years of age were being benefited from the old age pension scheme in Palamu district.

Speaker defends suspension of DMK members from TN Assembly

Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal Friday defended the suspension of DMK members en masse from attending the rest of the ongoing budget session since July 22 and refused to reconsider it.

Chhattisgarh: Speaker warns state Cong chief over remarks

Chhattisgarh Assembly Speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal today cautioned the state Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel over his remarks.

Kerala Speaker wants to step down in Chandy Cabinet rejig

The Kerala cabinet rejig got a boost Friday when Speaker G Karthikeyan expressed his desire to step down for returning to active politics.

Kerala Assembly Speaker expects more sittings

With the Kerala Assembly witnessing its lowest ever sittings last year, Speaker G Karthikeyan Friday expressed hope that the next session, starting Monday, would have more sittings as all parties agreed to cooperate.

Niranjan Pujari set to be Odisha Assembly speaker

Senior Biju Janata Dal leader and former state Cabinet minister Niranjan Pujari is set to become the next speaker of the Odisha Assembly, with the party proposing his name.

No case made out against Goa Speaker for land deal: ACB tells court

No case of disproportionate assets is made out against Goa Assembly Speaker Rajendra Arlekar in connection with purchase of a land plot here, as alleged by social activist Aires Rodrigues, the ACB told a court here.

Bihar Speaker defends decision on RJD MLAs

In the eye of a storm for recognising 13 RJD MLAs as a separate group, Bihar Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary today defended the decision.

Lalu pours more scorn on Bihar Speaker

Continuing with his tirade against Bihar Assembly Speaker for recognising rebel MLAs as separate group, Lalu Prasad poured more scorn on him and alleged that he took a hardcore naxal as his aide to Japan on official expense.

Only Assembly speaker, his deputy enjoy immunity: SC

The Supreme Court said Tuesday that except for the speaker of a state assembly and his deputy, no one else enjoys immunity from the Lokayukta`s investigations into allegations of corruption.

Veteran Congress leader Parasram Maderna dies

Senior Congress leader and former Assembly Speaker Parasram Maderna died here this morning following respiratory failure.

J&K Speaker refuses to quash proceedings against VK Singh

The J&K Speaker has referred breach of privilege motion against former Army Chief General (retd) VK Singh in connection with his alleged remarks against leaders of the state to committee of privileges of Assembly for examination.

Kerala Speaker sad over year of least sittings

Kerala assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan said on Friday that he was deeply saddened that in the year 2013, the house saw only 37 sittings. And even in those few sittings, there were uproarious scenes on many days.

Speaker`s prior permission not needed in arresting any MLA: Kerala Speaker

Prior permission of the Speaker is not needed in arresting any MLAs, Kerala Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan said on Wednesday.

Uttarakhand Speaker pegs death toll at 10,000; CM disagrees

Confusion prevailed over the death toll in the Uttarakhand rain-flood tragedy with the state assembly speaker claiming over 10,000 people had perished as union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said 900 people had died.

Congress` bid to remove Odisha Speaker falters

The Congress` bid to oust Odisha Assembly Speaker Pradip Kumat Amat on Wednesday suffered a jolt.

Maha Speaker to initiate action against BJP leader

Assembly Speaker Dilip Walse Patil termed as "baseless" BJP secretary Kirit Somaiya`s allegations of corruption in the MKCL.