Even as a parliamentary panel has recommended a hike in the salaries and allowances of members of parliament, past data shows the last hike for Indian lawmakers increased their salaries by over three times.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition questioning the practice of appointment of persons, not elected as members of Lok Sabha or state assemblies, as ministers in the Centre or state governments.
Seeking to project itself as an alternative to Dravidian parties, the BJP has planned a major outreach programme in Tamil Nadu ahead of next year's Assembly polls, with party president Amit Shah likely to visit the state soon.
Amid a debate over the whopping subsidy given to Parliament canteens serving MPs, the government on Wednesday said parliamentary committees involved with the issue should pay attention to the matter even as it insisted that it alone was not responsible for a decision.
A Delhi court may on Wednesday pronounce its verdict on a complaint lodged by freelance writer Ahmer Khan against Union HRD minister Smriti Irani for allegedly misleading the Election Commission by giving 'false' information about her educational qualification.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice, which is exploring the possibility of aligning the Lok Sabha and assembly polls across India, on Tuesday expressed hope of a consensus, and support from all stakeholders.
In a bid to realise its dream of forming the next government in Uttar Pradesh, BJP will be kickstarting a special three-month campaign to groom its two crore new members in the state as active workers.
Claiming there are bodies still lying beneath tonnes of debris near Kedarnath temple, BJP MP from Haridwar Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank has said he would resign from the Lok Sabha if human skeletal remains are not found under the huge quantity of rubble in the area.
Amid Congress attacking the NDA government of allowing to lapse an ordinance to strengthen the SCs and STs (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989, the Centre on Tuesdaya said it will introduce the bill in Lok Sabha.
Senior most Information Commissioner Vijai Sharma is tipped to be new Chief Information Commissioner, while former CBDT chief KV Chowdary is understood to be in the running for the Central Vigilance Commissioner's post.
Consensus was reached over names of the chiefs of Central Information Commissioner (CIC) and Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) at a meeting of a Prime Minister-led panel on Monday. The list of names has been sent or President Pranab Mukhejee's before the names are revealed, said reports.