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.
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. .
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.
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.
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.
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.