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.
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.
"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.
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.
The top Republican in Congress on Thursday said it was time to address US immigration reform but warned President Barack Obama would "poison the well" if he acts unilaterally after the Republicans' election victory.
Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday said he was not disappointed at Speaker Sumitra Mahajan`s decision not to accord the status of Leader of Opposition to him as the party group`s chief in the House and he would consult the High Command on the next course of action.
US Vice President Joe Biden congratulated violence-plagued Iraq for electing a new parliamentary speaker Tuesday, a move Washington called an important first step in forming a government after extensive delays.
With the government appearing to be in no mood to budge, Congress president Sonia Gandhi indicated a hardening of stance on the issue by saying that her party must get the post of Leader of Opposition.
With no clarity on Congress getting the Leader of Opposition (LoP) status in Lok Sabha, senior leader Kamal Nath on Sunday said the party "must" go to court if Speaker Sumitra Mahajan`s decision, which could be "flavoured" by BJP and Narendra Modi, went against it.
Former Iraqi Parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi, a major political foe of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, said he would not nominate himself for another term to make it easier for the Shi`ite political parties to replace the premier.
Sumitra Mahajan may be described as soft spoken and mild mannered and fondly called `tai` (elder sister), but the new Lok Sabha Speaker is not averse to taking "strong" action against erring members to maintain decorum in the House.