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Maldives opposition in new bid to take control of parliament

Maldives opposition parties said on Monday they would launch a fresh bid to seize control of parliament by impeaching the speaker, weeks after their first attempt failed when the president called in troops to evict lawmakers.

Apr 10, 2017, 13:49 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh: 319 new UP MLAs take oath, Speaker's election to be held on March 30

A total 319 out of the 403 newly-elected MLAs today took oath as members of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly.

Mar 28, 2017, 22:55 PM IST

Shiv Sena MP-AI staffer assault: Matter not in Speaker's domain as incident happened outside Parliament

The shocking incident of Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad assaulting an Air India Duty Manager is not under the domain of the Speaker, leaving the matter almost entirely in the hands of the police.

Mar 24, 2017, 11:22 AM IST
DMK's no-confidence motion against TN Assembly Speaker defeated by voice vote

DMK's no-confidence motion against TN Assembly Speaker defeated by voice vote

The no-confidence motion moved by MK Stalin-led DMK against TN Assembly Speaker was on Thursday defeated by voice vote.

Mar 23, 2017, 10:39 AM IST

Lok Sabha adjourned due to noisy Trinamool Congress protests

Opposition members led by Trinamool Congress on Friday created pandemonium in the Lok Sabha over the arrest of two of their MPs, forcing the Speaker to adjourn the house for the day.

Feb 03, 2017, 13:47 PM IST
Smartwatches to soon follow finger commands in mid-air

Smartwatches to soon follow finger commands in mid-air

 As wearable devices grow and screens shrink, a team of Indian-origin researchers has developed a new sonar technology that allows you to interact with smartwatches by writing or gesturing on any nearby surface -- a tabletop, a sheet of paper or even in mid-air.

Mar 16, 2016, 15:13 PM IST

Arunachal Pradesh case: Governor can't take away Speaker's powers, says SC

Hearing the Arunachal Pradesh case, the Supreme Court on Thursday said a Governor had "no role to play" in issues concerning the anti-defection law which is the Speaker's domain.

Feb 11, 2016, 23:03 PM IST

J&K Speaker 'throttling' voice of opposition: Omar Abdullah

Former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday accused the Speaker of state legislative assembly of being "biased" and "throttling the voice of the opposition", adding that the beef ban issue be handled by the legislature instead of judiciary.

Oct 05, 2015, 17:29 PM IST

Protests by Oppn in Parliament "murder of democracy", says Speaker

Unabated uproar by Congress members in the Lok Sabha today invited the wrath of Speaker Sumitra Mahajan who called their protests "murder of democracy" and "hijacking" the rights of 440 members by 40-50 others in the Opposition.

Aug 11, 2015, 14:05 PM IST

Congress member bangs placard on Speaker's table in Lok Sabha

An agitating Congress member in Lok Sabha on Monday banged his placard on the table of the Speaker, prompting the angry Sumitra Mahajan to abruptly adjourned the House for an hour.

Jul 27, 2015, 18:00 PM IST

Bihar Assembly Speaker warns members against use of mobile inside House

 Bihar Legislative Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary today took strong exception to members using mobile phones inside the House during Assembly proceedings and strongly warned against it.

Mar 23, 2015, 16:07 PM IST

Punjab Speaker disallows privilege motion against Majithia

Punjab Assembly on Monday witnessed heated arguments between members of treasury benches and the opposition after Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal disallowed a privilege motion against a minister.

Mar 16, 2015, 20:23 PM IST

Goa's paperless legislative assembly hits roadblock

 Inability of legislators in Goa to adapt to a paperless system has forced the legislative assembly to take a step back from the environment-friendly process for the budget session, according to Speaker Rajendra Arlekar.

Mar 15, 2015, 16:40 PM IST

West Bengal Speaker adjourns House for minister's absence

West Bengal Speaker Biman Banerjee adjourned the House on Wednesday at the start of the day's proceeding as Finance Minister Amit Mitra, who was to lay the West Bengal Finance Bill, 2015, was not present.

Mar 04, 2015, 15:47 PM IST

Ram Niwas Goel elected Speaker of Delhi Assembly

AAP MLA Ram Niwas Goel was on Monday unanimously elected Speaker of the Delhi Assembly on the first day of the two-day session of the House.

Feb 23, 2015, 17:11 PM IST

S Africa's Zuma under fire over chaos in parliament

"Cockroach", "hooligan", "broken man" -- insults flew thick and fast Tuesday among top South African politicians after a keynote address by the president to parliament last week ended in unprecedented chaos.

Feb 18, 2015, 01:12 AM IST

Speaker warns TMC members for displaying umbrellas in LS

 Anguished over display of slogan-written umbrellas inside Lok Sabha by TMC members, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday warned them not to force her take action against erring parliamentarians.

Dec 03, 2014, 23:46 PM IST

Can court hear petitions challenging Speaker's action, Bombay HC asks

The Bombay High Court on Monday asked Congress leader Naseem Khan, who has filed a petition challenging the way the BJP government in Maharashtra proved its majority in the Assembly, to cite Supreme Court's rulings to show that such petitions can be heard by the courts.

Dec 01, 2014, 20:55 PM IST

BJP's Haribhau Bagde becomes the new Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly

BJP legislator Haribhau Bagde has been elected unopposed as Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly.

Nov 12, 2014, 12:53 PM IST

Ahead of trust vote, Maha CM asks BJP, Sena to withdraw candidates for Speaker's post

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday appealed to all the political parties to facilitate a unanimous election of the Assembly Speaker.

Nov 11, 2014, 20:33 PM IST