Hong Kong police clash with protesters outside govt HQ

Hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters faced off against police in a fresh escalation of tensions on Sunday night, as officers fired pepper spray at angry students trying to surround the government headquarters.

Scuffles break out as Hong Kong protesters face eviction
Scuffles break out as Hong Kong protesters face eviction

Police armed with pepper spray and batons clashed with demonstrators in Hong Kong, as fears grew on Sunday that officials would move in to clear the streets of pro-democracy protesters and end the standoff for good.

AAP candidates pledge not to jump into well of Parliament or use pepper sprays

In typical AAP style, three Aam Aadmi Party candidates from the city took a unique oath before a veteran Gandhian to not jump into the well of Parliament, snatch microphones or use pepper sprays at MPs, if elected.

Rajagopal apologises to MPs for `hardship` caused by his act

L Rajagopal, who quit Lok Sabha soon after his pepper spray attack, has tendered an apology to all MPs for the "hardship" they faced due to his action.

LS Speaker accepts resignation of Rajagopal

Expelled Congress MP L Rajagopal, who had created a storm by resorting to pepper spraying in Lok Sabha, is no longer a member of the House with Speaker Meira Kumar accepting his resignation today.

Demands for frisking of MPs fizzle out

Demands for frisking MPs in Parliament, triggered after `pepper spray` attack by one of them last week, fizzled out with a Parliamentary Committee deciding against making such a recommendation.

Pepper spray episode engineered to crush Telangana bill protest: Jagan Reddy

Launching a blistering attack on Congress, YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday charged the party with engineering the pepper spray episode in Parliament, in connivance with its expelled MP Lagadapati Rajagopal, to crush the protest against Telangana Bill.

Pepper spray attackers should have been punished same day: Chacko

Those behind pepper spray attack in Parliament should have been punished same day as not much time is left for Lok Sabha to dispose of matter, Chairman of Committee of Privileges P C Chacko said.

`Pepper spray` talk in TN Assembly

As Congress legislators engaged in a war of words with Left party MLAs, use of pepper spray by MPs in Parliament became a topic of discussion in the budget session of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on Monday.

Fifteenth Lok Sabha lost maximum hours to disruptions: Digvijay

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has said that the present Lok Sabha has created a record for losing maximum hours of work due to repeated obstruction of proceedings.

Manmohan Singh led most corrupt govt in independent India: LK Advani

BJP leader LK Advani on Sunday accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of presiding over the `most corrupt in independent India`.

Last 10 years have seen worst in Parliament`s history: Advani

BJP leader LK Advani accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of inaction despite Parliament facing unprecedented unruly scenes and said the last 10 years have seen the worst in Parliament`s history.

Frisking of MPs may come up at meet of Committee on Security

Committee on Security in Parliament complex was directed by Lok Sabha Speaker to convene emergency meeting on Monday to consider various options, that could also include frisking of MPs.

Despite protests, Centre to push Telangana Bill in Parliament

Despite chaos in Parliament, the Centre on Thursday warned that the bill to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh will be introduced under all circumstances.

15th LS going to enter record books for no good reason: Omar

Omar Abdullah said the 15th Lok Sabha was going to enter the record books but for no good reason, apparently referring to the unruly scenes in Parliament over the Telangana issue.

BJP holds Congress solely responsible for fracas in Parliament

Holding Congress solely responsible for the "disgraceful" pepper spraying incident in Lok Sabha, BJP on Thursday said it was a "drama" enacted by the ruling party.

Use of pepper spray by an MP a blot on democracy: Somnath

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee termed pepper spray by MP and ruckus in Parliament as blot on democracy and called filing of FIR against the guilty member.

Congress not sure if Telangana Bill will be passed in current LS session

With BJP and 5 other Opposition parties questioning introduction of Telangana bill in Lok Sabha, Congress was unsure if the legislation will be passed in the current session.

Telangana chaos in Parliament: Congress` incompetence exposed, says Arun Jaitley

Slamming the Congress for failing to get its house in order, Arun Jaitley said on Thursday that the chaos that ensued over Telengana was a blow to India`s parliamentary democracy.

Telangana chaos: Used pepper spray in Parliament as self-defence, says Rajagopal

Adamant that he did no wrong by carrying pepper spay in Parliament, Seemandhra MP L Rajagopal, who is against the creation of Telangana, said that he had used it only as self-defence.