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Police subdue knife-wielding man near Australia's Parliament

Police used a Taser to subdue a man who brandished a knife today near the prime minister's entrance to Australia's Parliament House.

Govt to reply on plea on 1911 land acquisition for Prez estate

The Delhi High Court has sought the Centre's response on the allegation by farmers that compensation has not been paid for land acquired from Malcha village in 1911-12 for the Presidential Estate, Parliament House and government offices.

Parliament House getting worn: Should a new one be built?

From the outside it looks imposing and its unique circular shape makes it one of the landmarks of the Indian capital and a prime tourist attraction. But the 87-year-old Parliament House, a heritage building and India's "temple of democracy", is falling into disrepair with leaking pipes, damp walls, space crunch and much wear and tear leading many to ask whether it is safe to continue in this building. .

CRPF jawan fires "accidental" shots inside Parliament House

Security agencies are probing an incident involving a CRPF jawan, posted in highly-secured Parliament building here, who allegedly fired as many as four bullets from his rifle "accidentally".

Sydney Opera House lights up for Diwali
Sydney Opera House lights up for Diwali

The Sydney Opera House was lit up in a vibrant orange colour to celebrate Diwali, the Indian festival of lights.

Swachh Bharat: Govt offices to close early today

According to an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), some of the central government offices will be closed at 2 pm on Wednesday, in connection with the arrangements for the nation-wide launch of Swachh Bharat campaign by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow.

Pakistani Christian leader sends flowers to protestors

A Pakistani Christian leader has sent 200 bouquets to activists who have been protesting outside Pakistan`s Parliament House despite heavy rainfall, Dawn online reported Friday.

Pakistan clashes: 7 killed, 450 injured as anti-government protests continue in Islamabad

At least seven protesters were reported killed and 450 people injured in clashes with police in Pakistan as anti-government protests continue in the capital city of Islamabad.

Delhi Half Marathon Nov 23
Delhi Half Marathon Nov 23

The annual Delhi Half Marathon will be held Nov 23. The registrations for which was declared open here Wednesday.

Special paramilitary unit takes over Parliament security

A special commando-trained squad of paramilitary troops has taken over security duties at the Parliament House complex, days before the first Budget Session of the new government commences.

Advani`s nameplate back in Parliament House sans designation

Senior BJP leader LK Advani`s nameplate has been reinstated in Parliament House, days after it was removed from the room he had occupied since the last 10 years.

Advani sole MP to pay homage to Netaji at Parliament House

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose`s birth anniversary celebrations at Parliament House complex remained a dull affair with only one sitting MP out of a total of 775 members of both Houses turning up to pay homage to the renowned freedom fighter.

Religious minority leaders urge PM for equal rights for Dalits

A delegation of religious minority leaders today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at Parliament House, demanding reservation for Christian and Muslim Dalits.

Woman attempts suicide near Parliament House

A Jharkhand woman attempted suicide Thursday afternoon by consuming a pesticide near the Parliament House here as she could not get a job in a central government undertaking on compassionate grounds after her father`s death.

New Parliament House plans shelved

Parliament House will continue to be the home to the two houses of Parliament, with moves to have a new building elsewhere being dropped now.

Parliament House to be decongested: Heritage Committee

A masterplan will soon be prepared for decongesting Parliament House to restore its character of a heritage building, a high-level committee decided on Thursday.

`Public debate needed on future of Parl House`

The 85-year-old Parliament House needs to be preserved and a public debate is required on its future use, LS Secretary General TK Viswanathan feels.

Presidential polls: Ballot boxes to reach Delhi today

With the voting in the presidential poll over Thursday, the ballot boxes from 29 states and union territories will travel by air, rail or road to reach the Parliament House by Friday evening ahead of counting Sunday.

Delhi may see a new Parliament House

A new Parliament House complex may come up in the national capital in place of the existing 85-year-old heritage building.

`Haj order; Govt was working in the same direction`

Welcoming the Supreme Court order on abolishing Haj subsidy, Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said the government had been working on the issue "in the same direction" over the years.