PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate 'Speaker's Research Initiative' today

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate 'Speaker's Research Initiative' today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday inaugurate an initiative here to help the lawmakers get expert advise from domain experts to develop a better perspective on issues and subjects under consideration of Parliament.

Japan lawmakers scuffle over controversial labour bill

Japanese lawmakers on Friday scuffled in parliament over a controversial labour bill as the ruling coalition tried in vain to force it through a committee.

More than 50 lawmakers from UK PM Cameron's party ready to join EU exit campaign

British Prime Minister David Cameron has been challenged by a group of over 50 lawmakers from his Conservative Party who are prepared to join a campaign backing Britain`s exit from the European Union unless he achieves radical changes in the bloc.

Mexico lawmakers demand president detail wealth after misrepresentation

Mexico`s president came under pressure on Friday to fully disclose his financial assets following a Reuters report on Thursday that he had misrepresented the circumstances under which he acquired a property in a lakeside retreat near Mexico City.

Lawmakers urge Britain to re-arm in response to Russia

 Britain must urgently rebuild defence capabilities abandoned after the Cold War to face growing global threats, including from Russia, a committee of lawmakers warned on Tuesday.

Lawmakers' phones not tapped: Pakistani official

Pakistan`s top civilian intelligence agency - Intelligence Bureau (IB) - has said that the phone calls of lawmakers and politicians are not being tapped, media reported Tuesday.

Pakistani panel rejects provision for dual nationality to lawmakers

A Pakistan parliamentary committee has accepted a proposal to give voting rights to Pakistanis with dual nationalities, but rejected their right to contest general elections.

Israeli lawmakers approves dissolving Parliament

Israeli lawmakers on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a motion to dissolve the parliament in a preliminary vote, paving way for snap polls in next March, a day after the collapse of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fragile coalition.

British government under fire over European vote

British Prime Minister David Cameron`s government came under fire in parliament on Monday for apparently backing out of a vote on joining an EU-wide arrest warrant system under a threat of rebellion by eurosceptic lawmakers.

Barack Obama wants $3.2 bn more for US air war on IS: Officials

President Barack Obama will ask lawmakers Friday for an additional $3.2 billion to pay for the war against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, including funds to train and arm Baghdad government forces, officials said Thursday.

Ensure quick trial of cases against lawmakers: Centre to HCs

 With the Supreme Court setting a deadline for completing trial in cases involving lawmakers, the Law Ministry has written to high courts requesting them to ensure that cases against MPs and MLAs facing charges which attract disqualification are fast-tracked.

MPs, MLAs involved in criminal cases should not be made ministers: SC

In a significant ruling, the Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a petition calling for removal of tainted Cabinet ministers, saying the Prime Minister should take a call on this.

First UK poll after Juncker battle shows rising support for EU exit

Public support for Britain to leave the EU is growing again after falling to a multi-year low, according to the first survey published since EU leaders nominated Jean-Claude Juncker to become the next president of the European Commission.

McCain joins chorus for Modi to address joint Congress session

Senior Republican Senator John McCain has joined the group of lawmakers urging Congressional leadership to invite India`s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the US Congress.

US lawmakers pass bill to curb NSA

The US House of Representatives approved late Thursday a bill that would restrict the electronic surveillance powers of the National Security Agency (NSA).

Luxembourg approves same sex marriage

Lawmakers in Luxembourg, whose prime minister is openly gay, overwhelmingly approved changes in the small European nation`s legislation governing marriage that will allow people of the same sex to wed and to adopt children.

Nepal lawmakers asked to avoid foreign trips

Chairman of Nepal`s Constituent Assembly Subas Chandra Nembang has asked lawmakers to avoid foreign trips until the promulgation of a new constitution.

BJP hails SC order on lawmakers, says it strikes a balance

BJP Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court order asking courts to complete trials against MPs and MLAs in one year, saying it strikes a balance by upholding the presumption of innocence till held guilty while putting lawmakers under strict and expeditious scrutiny.

Turkey lawmakers brawl over judicial reforms

A brawl erupted in the Turkish parliament on Thursday as a heated debate on controversial judicial reforms turned nasty.

Over 550 Chinese lawmakers disqualified for graft

Over 550 lawmakers in a Chinese city were today dismissed or disqualified after being implicated in an electoral fraud scandal as part of the government`s wide-ranging crackdown on corruption.