President, PM wish Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on birthday

 President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on her birthday and wished her good health.

LS Speaker offers prayers at Tirupati shrine

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today offered prayers at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara near here.

Self-regulation is the best: Sumitra Mahajan on media freedom

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today said self-regulation was the best policy for media as any form of regulation on it whether by an imposed law or by guidelines is looked upon with apprehensive fear of censorship and state suppression.

Lok Sabha Speaker seeks report on Parliament fire

Expressing her concern over the fire incident in the Parliament complex on Sunday, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has asked for a detailed report.

First copy of Meira Kumar's book for president

The first copy of "Indian Parliamentary Diplomacy - Speaker's Perspective", a book written by former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar, will be presented to President Pranab Mukherjee, an official statement said on Wednesday.

Budget Session: Lok Sabha Speaker calls meeting of leaders

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has called a meeting of leaders of political parties on February 22 to ensure smooth run of the Budget Session during which the government will also seek to convert six recent ordinances into legislations.

Better if ordinances 'lesser' in number: Lok Sabha Speaker

As the Centre comes under attack for resorting to the ordinance route, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday it would be better if ordinances were "lesser" in number even as Government asserted it had "no fancy" for promulgating them.

Speakers must see that political differences do not hit development: Mahajan

 With different political parties holding reins of power at the Centre and in states, presiding officers of legislative bodies have to see that this differences in opinion do not affect development, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Saturday.

Lok Sabha Speaker is like mother in House, say some LS members

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan conducts and controls the House "like a mother".

RJD MP Pappu Yadav tears paper, throws it at LS Deputy speaker

RJD MP Pappu Yadav allegedly tears paper and throws it at Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai.

LS Speaker seeks factual note on schools 'opening' on December 25

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today sought a "factual note" from the government on the row over the reported move to keep schools open on Christmas holiday, after some opposition members accused it of "misleading" Lok Sabha on the matter.

India fully committed to promotion of gender equality: LS Speaker

India said it is fully committed to the promotion of gender equality and utilising information technologies for the empowerment of women.

Northeastern people not 'second class citizens': Sangma

Northeastern people are not "second class citizens" of India, former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno A Sangma said here Saturday.

LS Speaker visits Padmanabha Swamy Temple

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan Saturday visited the famous Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple here and to offered her prayers.

LS Speaker bats for schemes to ensure better care for elderly

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan Wednesday batted for introducing a scheme to ensure that the elderly get nutritious food on the lines of the one for the children.

Lok Sabha Speaker rejects Leader of Opposition status to Congress

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has said that the position of Leader of Opposition (LoP) can`t be given to Congress, reports stated on Tuesday.

House can change rules regarding LoP: Speaker

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan feels the House can change the rules regarding recognising the Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the absence of any party getting the minimum ten per cent of the total strength for the purpose.

Speaker`s decision not open to judicial review: Supreme Court

In a stand that may spell difficulty for the Congress party if its demand for being given the post of the leader of opposition is rejected by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, the Supreme Court on Friday said that a decision taken by the speaker in the House is not open to judicial review.

Speaker`s decision not open to judicial review: Supreme Court

In a stand that may spell difficulty for the Congress party if its demand for being given the post of the leader of opposition is rejected by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, the Supreme Court on Friday said that a decision taken by the speaker in the House is not open to judicial review.

Leader of Opposition issue will be decided in next four days: Sumitra Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday said she would take a decision on the Leader of Opposition issue within four days.