Russian billionaire under investigation in France

A French judge put Russian businessman and lawmaker Suleiman Kerimov, whose interests the Kremlin has pledged to defend, under formal investigation on Wednesday after his arrest linked to a French tax evasion case, the prosecutor said.

Nov 23, 2017, 14:40 PM IST
Satyapal Malik takes oath as new Bihar Governor

Satyapal Malik takes oath as new Bihar Governor

Malik, who arrived in Patna on Tuesday, was welcomed with a hug by state Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

Oct 04, 2017, 11:42 AM IST

Lawmaker proposes renaming Philippines

A Filipino lawmaker on Monday presented a proposal to change the name of the South-East Asian country to distance itself from Spanish colonialism.

Jun 12, 2017, 13:34 PM IST

Maharashtra to have panel on code of conduct for legislator

Maharashtra will soon have a panel to formulate a code of conduct for legislators, both within and outside the House.

Jul 26, 2016, 12:00 PM IST

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader appeals sentence

Leopoldo Lopez appealed his 14-year sentence during a marathon hearing.

Jul 23, 2016, 15:01 PM IST

Venezuela police fire tear gas on demo, lawmaker hurt

A Venezuelan opposition lawmaker was injured when police fired tear gas and forcefully broke up protesters demanding the authorities move forward with a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro.

Jun 10, 2016, 04:20 AM IST

Did Kirti Azad get punished for revealing truth about Arun Jaitley? Part-2

In a one-line statement, the BJP said Kirti Azad has been suspended for "anti-party activities."Mr Azad has been served a 24 line suspension order by the BJP.

Dec 23, 2015, 21:48 PM IST

Did Kirti Azad get punished for revealing truth about Arun Jaitley?

Kirti Azad, lawmaker and former Test cricketer, has been suspended by his party the BJP for publicly targeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with allegations of corruption in Delhi's cricket body D

Dec 23, 2015, 21:46 PM IST

Iran pushes nuclear deal as US lawmaker aims to stop it

Iran`s pragmatist government tried on Wednesday to sell its nuclear agreement with world powers to hardliners at home, just as a US Congressional leader promised to do "everything possible" to sink the deal.

Jul 22, 2015, 22:05 PM IST

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker barred from Malaysia

Malaysia barred a veteran Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker from entering the country Friday branding him a "troublemaker", days after student leader Joshua Wong was denied entry over fears he would threaten ties with China.

May 29, 2015, 16:00 PM IST

Iran will not allow inspection of military sites: Lawmaker

No one will be allowed to inspect Iran`s military sites, said a senior Iranian lawmaker on Sunday.

May 17, 2015, 20:57 PM IST

Exclusive: US lawmaker pushes White House to aid allies in Islamic State fight

A senior Republican lawmaker warned President Barack Obama she would do "everything within my power," including holding up money, to push the United States to provide fighter jets and weapons to Egypt and other allies fighting Islamic State militants.

Feb 20, 2015, 22:44 PM IST

Lawmaker compares Obama to Hitler in tweet on Paris attack

A US congressman with a history of making inflammatory remarks is drawing criticism for comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler in a tweet related to the terror attack in Paris.

Jan 13, 2015, 22:42 PM IST

Abducted Pakistani lawmaker rescued

A provincial lawmaker was today rescued by Pakistani authorities from an area bordering Afghanistan, six months after he was kidnapped by armed men.

Dec 09, 2014, 02:23 AM IST

For Manohar Parrikar, becoming a lawmaker is like 'cocaine'

Becoming a parliamentarian or a legislator is like "a cocaine", said Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who backed high salaries for lawmakers.

Oct 15, 2014, 10:05 AM IST

Mexico shock as kidnapped lawmaker killed, burned

A Mexican federal lawmaker was killed and burned after being abducted in broad daylight, authorities confirmed Wednesday, shocking his ruling party amid government assurances that violence is down.

Sep 25, 2014, 06:50 AM IST

Georgia charges ex-leader for brutal beating of opposition lawmaker

Georgian prosecutors on Tuesday filed criminal charges against former president Mikheil Saakashvili for allegedly ordering a savage beating of an oppostion lawmaker who suffered traumatic brain injury and broken bones.

Aug 05, 2014, 19:28 PM IST

British MP calls for English Premier League boycott

A British lawmaker called on Tuesday for fans to boycott English Premier League football matches in protest at the high number of foreign players taking part in the competition.

Jul 23, 2014, 10:28 AM IST

Lawmaker kidnapped in Nigeria

Nigeria`s police in the southeastern state of Rivers Wednesday confirmed the abduction of a member of the state house of assembly by unidentified gunmen.

Jul 09, 2014, 22:15 PM IST

Pakistan woman lawmaker succumbs to bullet injuries

A Pakistani woman parliamentarian, who was critically injured in a gun attack by unidentified men two days ago, succumbed to her injuries early today at a hospital here.

Jun 20, 2014, 10:45 AM IST