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Demands for frisking of MPs fizzle out

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 20:42

Demands for frisking MPs in Parliament, triggered after `pepper spray` attack by one of them last week, fizzled out with a Parliamentary Committee deciding against making such a recommendation.

Stormy meeting between Speaker, BJP leaders over Telangana Bill

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 00:39

Meeting of BJP leaders with Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar over Telangana Bill generated heat as opposition leaders expressed unhappiness over manner of introduction of the legislation in the House.

Nation pays homage to martyrs of Parliament attack

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 16:53

Martyrs of 2001 attack on Parliament were remembered on Friday with lawmakers led by Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar paying homage to them on the 12th anniversary of the incident.

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to take salute from BSF troops

Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 12:57

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will take ceremonial salute from the troops of country`s second largest paramilitary force BSF at a guard of honour function on its Raising Day here later this week.

Lok Sabha Speaker lauds African women politicians

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 21:19

Conceding that there is a very low percentage of women in the Indian Parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar lauded the Rwandan Parliament for incorporating more than 50 percent of women.

Lok Sabha Speaker to take decision on Lalu disqualification after sentencing

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 12:57

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has said that she will take a decision to disqualify Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and former union minister Lalu Yadav only after his quantum of punishment is announced.

Decision on Lalu Prasad`s Lok Sabha membership after studying order: Meira Kumar

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 19:24

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said a decision on disqualification of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad as MP would be taken after studying the court judgement convicting him in the multi-crore fodder scam.

Need to remove youth disenchantment towards politics: Meira Kumar

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 00:32

Calling for removal of disenchantment among youth towards politics, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Monday urged them to join the political process.

Onus of Parliament functioning on all members: Meira Kumar

Last Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013, 17:34

Ahead of Monsoon Session of Parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar put onus of its smooth functioning on members while voicing concern over frequent disruptions and passage of bills without debate.

Convene all-party meet to discuss U`khand tragedy: Varun Gandhi

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 19:04

An emergency all-party meeting should be convened to discuss a plan of action for extending maximum support to flood-hit Uttarakhand, BJP national general secretary Varun Gandhi said on Monday.

Top Iranian leader Ali Larijani to meet Indian leaders

Last Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013, 18:59

Top Iranian leader and Speaker of Iran`s Majlis (Parliament) Ali Larijani is arriving for discussions with the Indian leadership at a time when world`s focus is on its contentious nuclear programme.

Par delegation led by LS Speaker to pay three-day visit to Myanmar

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 00:38

A parliamentary delegation led by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will pay a three-day visit to Myanmar from tomorrow during which it will meet pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.