A visit by a 12-member team of Indian parliamentarians to South Africa has been cancelled against the backdrop of the rising cases of Ebola. Officials, however, denied the deadly virus was the reason for cancelling the trip.
Some 31 per cent of MPs in the Lok Sabha have criminal cases pending against them, and their pay package is 68 times higher than the national per capita income, according to the National Social Watch Report on Governance and Development-2013 released here on Tuesday.
The IPL fever seems to have gripped the Indian parliamentarians as well and they are all set to play a friendly Twenty20 match against the Mumbai Heroes, the cricket team of Bollywood, on May 20 at the picturesque HPCA stadium in Dharamsala.
Eleven Indian parliamentarians from seven national and regional parties are in Washington for interactions with senior US government officials and thought leaders as part of a leadership programme at Yale University.
Members in the Lok Sabha on Friday expressed concern over the abduction of an Italian and an
Odisha MLA by Maoists and wanted the Centre to hold talks with
Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharasthra and other Naxal-hit