Zero hour offer as Greece lurches towards default

Tsipras has urged Greeks to reject creditors' tough reform demands in a referendum on Sunday, but has also pleaded for an bailout extension to keep Athens afloat.

BJP MP RK Singh opposes India-Pakistan cricket series

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentarian on Monday expressed his opposition to the proposed India-Pakistan cricket series in December.

Locate Indian naval vessel missing since December 2014: AIADMK

The issue of disappearance of a naval vessel with eight crew members, sailing from Andaman islands to Car Nicobar in December last was raised on Thursday in Rajya Sabha by an AIADMK member who sought government's intervention to find it.

Resume subsidy for poor weavers of HP, J&K and UPA: Congress

Concern over stoppage of subsidy on woollen yarn by the Centre was expressed in Rajya Sabha on Thursday with a Congress member alleging that the step has badly affected the livelihood of weavers in Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

Members in Lok Sabha for speedy aid, loan waiver to help farmers

Cutting across party lines, members in the Lok Sabha on Friday voiced concern over losses caused by unseasonal rains and hailstorms to the farm sector and demanded expeditious assistance to farmers in distress and a loan waiver scheme to help them.

Pvt hospitals charging excessive rates for stents: CPI MP

A CPI member in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday sought government's intervention to stop private hospitals from charging exorbitant rates for 'stents' and exploiting the patients.

Cine star Rekha attends Rajya Sabha proceedings

After facing flak last year over her long absence in Rajya Sabha, actor-turned-MP Rekha on Wednesday attended the proceedings of the Upper House for the first time in the current budget session.

Centre not paying wages to MNREGA labourers in UP: Congress MP

Accusing the Centre of not paying daily wages to labourers in Uttar Pradesh under MNREGA, a Congress member on Thursday demanded a probe into the issue and responsibility be fixed against those responsible for the delay.

J&K floods: AIADMK MLAs to give one-month salary to relief fund

The opposition AIADMK Legislators on Friday decided to contribute their one month's salaries to the Jammu and Kashmir Flood Relief Fund.

Iraq chases Baghdad sleeper cells as "Zero Hour" looms over capital

Iraqi insurgents are preparing for an assault on Baghdad, with sleeper cells planted inside the capital to rise up at "Zero Hour" and aid fighters pushing in from the outskirts, according to senior Iraqi and U.S. security officials.

Britain`s zero-hour contracts eyed by other countries

Britain is leading the way in so-called "zero-hours" contracts that keep employees available but with no guarantee of work and other countries are watching with interest.

US carrying out surveillance over India: CPI MP

CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta claimed that the US was carrying out surveillance over India which amounted to "serious infringement" of its political sovereignty.

Demand in Lok Sabha for rollback of fuel price hike

The issue of rise in fuel prices reverberated in the Lok Sabha with several members blaming "poor economic policies" of the UPA government for frequent hikes.

Corruption, Haj quota issues raised during Zero Hour

Several issues, ranging from CBI probe into corruption in CCL to raising the Haj pilgrims quota from UP were raised in Lok Sabha during the Zero Hour.