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Syria`s main opposition coalition elects new leader

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:18

The Syrian National Coalition (SNC), the country`s main opposition umbrella in exile, elected Hadi al-Bahra Wednesday as its new leader.

Bahrain police interrogate opposition chiefs

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 15:54

Bahraini police today questioned the head of the largest Shiite opposition who was summoned after a meeting with a US official later declared unwelcome in the Sunni-ruled kingdom.

BJP likely to reject Congress` bid for Leader of Opposition post in Lok Sabha: Reports

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 23:15

Despite strong pitch from Congress president Sonia Gandhi demanding the post of Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Lok Sabha for her party, Narendra Modi-led NDA government is likely to reject the demand, reports said on Tuesday.

Congress is free to go to court like any citizen: Ravi Shankar Prasad on LoP issue

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 21:25

Reacting to Congress` threat to go to court if Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan`s decision went against it on LoP issue, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday that anyone in the country can approach the judiciary.

LoP row: Sonia holds meeting with party MPs

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 12:09

A day after making a strong pitch for her party being given the post of Leader of Opposition, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today held a meeting with party MPs in Lok Sabha.

LoP issue: Congress, allies to write to LS Speaker seeking quick decision

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 18:46

Soon after Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday raised a strong pitch against the Narendra Modi-led NDA government`s mum on entitling the `Grand Old Party` with the post of Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said Congress and its allies will give in writing to Lok Sabha Speaker for taking an immediate action over the said issue.

Kenyans gather for opposition rally, day after attacks

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 15:23

Thousands of Kenyans rallied Monday for an anti-government demonstration in the capital`s central park amid heavy police presence, with political and ethnic tensions high following weekend attacks in which over 21 were killed.

Congress should get Leader of Opposition post: Sonia Gandhi

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 13:19

With the government appearing to be in no mood to budge, Congress president Sonia Gandhi indicated a hardening of stance on the issue by saying that her party must get the post of Leader of Opposition.

`Pampering` BJP`s ego won`t do justice, says Sachin Pilot on Leader of Opposition row

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 19:40

Underlining that every robust Parliament has a Leader of the Opposition, Congress on Sunday said "pampering the ego of BJP" by not having one in Lok Sabha will not do justice to the world`s largest democracy and semblance of balance in the House.

Speaker to decide on LoP issue: Naidu

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 15:11

Observing that the issue of giving Leader of Opposition (LoP) status is before the Lok Sabha Speaker, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said everyone must abide by the presiding officer`s decision.

Congress ready for all formalities for LoP status: Azad

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 23:11

Congress on Saturday said it will comply with all formalities to get the status of the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha even as the party has been kept on tenterhooks on the issue ahead of Budget Session beginning on Monday.

Opposition to raise price rise during budget session

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 16:49

The government Saturday said it was prepared to discuss all issues in the budget session of parliament that begins Monday as the opposition said it will raise price rise and the recent rail fare hike.