Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader PP Chaudhary, a first-time Lok Sabha member from Rajasthan, has been selected for the Sansad Ratna 2015 Awards for his performance in the house till the end of the budget session.
A year after they took office, 298 of the 542 members of the 16th Lok Sabha have not spent a rupee from the Rs 5 crore (over USD 780,000) that is set aside annually for them to develop their constituencies, according to data made available to IndiaSpend.
The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a bill to amend the Whistleblowers Protection Act 2011 amid resistance from the Opposition which sought that it be sent to the Standing Committee, with Congress and Left members staging a walk-out.
A CPI(M) member in Lok Sabha on Wednesday sought the Speaker's intervention to ensure more funds for adoption of villages under the Sansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana and greater coordination among various agencies to carry out developmental activities.
The Congress Party on Wednesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of not being 'sincere' in getting black money illegally stashed abroad, adding that it would support the government's efforts if steps are to be taken in that direction.
Members of both Houses of Parliament- the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday offered their deepest condolences to those who had lost their lives in the devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal and parts of India on Tuesday.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said the Black Money Bill passed in the Lok Sabha had no measures to bring the money stashed abroad back, but was only aimed at tightening the tax penalties.
Members in Lok Sabha on Wednesday voiced concern over the "unethical" practises of private schools after a BJP member alleged that a leading institution in Patna was "blackmailing" parents by deliberately failing students, many of whom had to seek counselling.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Wednesday said he was hopeful that the Congress would support the passing of the Black Money Bill that will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha today, the last day of the Budget Session.
The Shiv Sena on Wednesday said that the process towards bringing back the black money stashed abroad has begun, adding that it marks the first step towards the fulfilling of the promise made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.