Speaker's decision to suspend Congress MPs should be welcomed: Meenakshi Lekhi

A BJP member of Lok Sabha on Tuesday said the suspension of 25 Congress MPs should be welcomed by the House as the decision by the Speaker was as per the rule book and taken after exercising "utmost restraint".

Rajasthan Congress burns PM Modi's effigy over MPs' suspension

The Congress party here on Tuesday burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to protest the five-day suspension of its 25 MPs from the Lok Sabha.

Congress being unethical by making an issue over suspension: Venkaiah Naidu

Attacking Congress over Sonia Gandhi's remarks calling the suspension of 25 party MPs from Lok Sabha "murder of democracy", Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said it was "unethical" on the part of the main Opposition party to make an issue out of it.

Lok Sabha passes SC/ST bill

Amid a boycott by most opposition parties, the Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill which provides for stringent action against those compelling any member of SC or ST communities to carry human or animal carcasses or do manual scavenging.

Pappu Yadav to approach Lok Sabha Speaker on Patna SSP's threats

Lok Sabha member and Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) founder Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav on Tuesday said he will draw attention of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Patna Senior Superintendent of Police "threatening" to cancel his bail and also raise the matter before the House Privilege Committee.

'Over 1 lakh hectare forest land approved for development projects'

 The government has accorded approvals for use of around 1.25 lakh hectares of forest land for various development projects during the last three years, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Rajasthan Congress stages protest against suspension of 25 Congress MPs

Hundreds of Congress party workers on Tuesday held a protest against the Central government and burnt effigies here over suspension of its 25 members from Lok Sabha yesterday.

No separate data on murder of journalists: Government

The Home Ministry on Tuesday said data on the murder of journalists was not maintained separately, and 113 cases were registered and 30 people arrested for attacking media persons in 2014.

Suspension of 25 Congress MPs: Several opposition parties boycott Lok Sabha proceedings

Several Opposition parties on Tuesday boycotted the Lok Sabha proceedings to protest against the Speaker's decision to suspend 25 Congress parliamentarians for disrupting Parliament.

Lok Sabha Speaker likely to revoke suspension of 25 Congress MPs tomorrow: Reports
Lok Sabha Speaker likely to revoke suspension of 25 Congress MPs tomorrow: Reports

After much hullabaloo over the suspension of 25 Congress MPs, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan might revoke her order on Wednesday, reports said on Tuesday.

Suspension of 25 Congress members echoes in Lok Sabha

The suspension of 25 Congress MPs and the resultant boycott by several parties had its echo in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday with a BJD member making a strong plea against taking up any legislative business in the absence of the opposition.

Multi-stakeholder consultation on to finalise green gas cut

Government has undertaken an "elaborate" multi-stakeholder consultation process for finalising its intended greenhouse gas emission cut ahead of the crucial UN climate change conference in Paris later this year, the Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.

Pakistan yet to hand over voice sample of eight 26/11 accused

Pakistan has not yet handed over to India voice sample of eight persons accused of conspiracy in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

Congress, NCP, TMC boycott LS; SP, Left, RJD walkout

A combative opposition Tuesday launched a united protest in Lok Sabha against the suspension of 25 Congress MPs, as members of the Congress, TMC and NCP boycotted the proceedings and those of the Left, SP and RJD walked out soon after the House met.

Birender Singh takes potshots at Sonia Gandhi, says it takes time to adjust after losing power

Rural Development Minister Birender Singh on Tuesday took potshots at Sonia Gandhi over her "murder of democracy" remarks against Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan saying it takes some time for a person to adjust after losing power.

Four women MPs complain against BJP leader Ramesh Bidhuri's abusive, sexist language
Four women MPs complain against BJP leader Ramesh Bidhuri's abusive, sexist language

In yet another trouble for the ruling BJP, which is facing a combative Opposition over the suspension of Congress MPs, four women MPs have complained about the 'abusive' and 'sexist' language used by BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri in Parliament.

Congress workers protest against MPs' suspension in J&K; detained

Scores of Congress activists, including party's state president Ghulam Ahmad Mir, were on Tuesday detained by police here after they took out a protest rally against suspension of its 25 members from Lok Sabha.

12 new railway lines being constructed in Northeast

 Work on 12 new railway lines with a total length of 1,248 km is being taken up in the northeast, an official statement said on Tuesday.

3,501 tonnes plastic waste generated daily in 60 major cities

Over 3,500 tonnes of plastic waste is generated every day in 60 major cities in the country, Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.

25 lakh children with special needs enrolled in schools: Govt

 Over 25 lakh children with special needs are enrolled in schools and another over 2 lakh who have "profound" special needs are covered under home-based education system, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.