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LoP an "essential" institution: Sharad Pawar

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 19:24

Amid the continuing suspense over the Leader of Opposition issue, NCP president Sharad Pawar said the institution was "essential".

Sri Lankan Muslim leader warns of radicalisation after clashes

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 02:24

Sri Lanka`s Muslim minority could become radicalised and turn to foreign Islamic groups for support because of violent attacks on them by Buddhist hardliners, the island nation`s main Muslim leader and justice minister said on Friday.

Conspiracy against me to diminish my political stature: Giriraj Singh

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 20:53

Bihar BJP leader and Member of Parliament Giriraj Singh said on Wednesday that some people had conspired against him to diminish his political stature.

Suspended Kerala Congress leader sticks to remarks against Rahul Gandhi

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 00:05

Unremorseful over his controversial `joker` remarks against Rahul Gandhi despite his suspension, former Kerala Minister TH Mustafa on Tuesday said he had not committed anything wrong.

BJP likely to reject Congress` bid for Leader of Opposition post in Lok Sabha: Reports

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 23:15

Despite strong pitch from Congress president Sonia Gandhi demanding the post of Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Lok Sabha for her party, Narendra Modi-led NDA government is likely to reject the demand, reports said on Tuesday.

Congress is free to go to court like any citizen: Ravi Shankar Prasad on LoP issue

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 21:25

Reacting to Congress` threat to go to court if Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan`s decision went against it on LoP issue, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday that anyone in the country can approach the judiciary.

Iran`s Supreme Leader calls for more enrichment capacity

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 17:23

Iran and world powers have less than two weeks to reach an agreement on the future scope of Iran`s uranium enrichment programme and other issues if they are to meet a self-imposed July 20 deadline for a deal. 

LoP row: Sonia holds meeting with party MPs

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 12:09

A day after making a strong pitch for her party being given the post of Leader of Opposition, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today held a meeting with party MPs in Lok Sabha.

US spy reports serious if true: German leader

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 21:47

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that if reports that a German intelligence employee spied for the United States are proven true, it would be a "clear contradiction" of trust between the allies.

LoP issue: Congress, allies to write to LS Speaker seeking quick decision

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 18:46

Soon after Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday raised a strong pitch against the Narendra Modi-led NDA government`s mum on entitling the `Grand Old Party` with the post of Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said Congress and its allies will give in writing to Lok Sabha Speaker for taking an immediate action over the said issue.

Congress should get Leader of Opposition post: Sonia Gandhi

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 13:19

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.

`Pampering` BJP`s ego won`t do justice, says Sachin Pilot on Leader of Opposition row

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 19:40

Underlining that every robust Parliament has a Leader of the Opposition, Congress on Sunday said "pampering the ego of BJP" by not having one in Lok Sabha will not do justice to the world`s largest democracy and semblance of balance in the House.