The Democratic Republic of Congo`s lower house of parliament on Saturday agreed to scrap a contested part of an electoral bill that would have enabled President Joseph Kabila to extend his grip on power and that triggered days of deadly protests.
The Democratic Republic of Congo`s Senate on Friday backed down on an electoral bill that triggered deadly protests in Kinshasa, with foes of President Joseph Kabila fearing it would prolong his term in office.
Amnesty International on Wednesday blasted a planned reform of Spain`s criminal code, which stiffens prison terms for troubling the public order and opens the door to life sentences, as a "serious setback".
Fighting broke out in Nepal`s parliament Tuesday, with Maoist lawmakers throwing chairs and injuring four security officers as tensions ran high ahead of a deadline to complete a new national constitution.
With President Pranab Mukherjee voicing his objection to the 'Ordinance route', senior ministers met here on Tuesday to discuss how to ensure that the Ordinances issued recently are followed up with legislative action in the upcoming Budget session next month.
After Union Minister Arun Jaitley spoke out against media trials, his Cabinet colleague M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday asked the press to play a "responsible and constructive" role and lamented that instead of constructive debates, "obstructive" approach was making news.
Senior CPM leader Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday said the Government can't escape from its responsibility by blaming Opposition for frequent disruptions in Parliament, and questioned the ruling alliance over taking frequent recourse to ordinance route to push through legislations.
Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha PJ Kurien on Wednesday lamented that "conducive" atmosphere for smooth functioning of Parliament was missing and asked government and opposition to behave "responsibly" to end frequent disruptions of proceedings and resultant stalemate.
With Opposition parties criticising the government for taking the ordinance route, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu Tuesday said the government was left with no option and was compelled to do so due to "obstructionist attitude" of the Congress.
New Delhi: Blaming NDA government for stalling Parliament, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Friday equated Prime Minister Narendra Modi with 'Dhritarashtra' saying there was his "silent support" on contentious issues like conversions that disrupted the two Houses.