Vijai Sharma tipped to be new CIC; KV Chowdary may be CVC

Senior most Information Commissioner Vijai Sharma is tipped to be new Chief Information Commissioner, while former CBDT chief KV Chowdary is understood to be in the running for the Central Vigilance Commissioner's post.

Consensus reached over names of CIC, CVC chiefs, list sent for President's assent
Consensus reached over names of CIC, CVC chiefs, list sent for President's assent

Consensus was reached over names of the chiefs of Central Information Commissioner (CIC) and Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) at a meeting of a Prime Minister-led panel on Monday. The list of names has been sent or President Pranab Mukhejee's before the names are revealed, said reports. 

Atal Bihari Vajpayee to be honoured by Bangladesh

Bangladesh is set to honour former premier Atal Bihari Vajpayee for his outstanding support for the country's independence from Pakistan in 1971 when he was a Lok Sabha member.

CIC, CVC chiefs selection likely on Monday

A meeting of a Prime Minister-led panel has been called on Monday to decide on the chiefs of Central Information Commissioner (CIC) and Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).

Sumitra Mahajan to participate in World Speakers' Conference

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan would be participating in the preparatory committee of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)'s Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament at Geneva next month.

Delhi Congress launches outreach programme for senior citizens

Having lost political ground in both Lok Sabha and Delhi Assembly elections, Congress today sought to reconnect with people, with its state unit launching an outreach programme for senior citizens of the city.

President Pranab Mukherjee gives nod to re-promulgation of Land Acquisition Ordinance
President Pranab Mukherjee gives nod to re-promulgation of Land Acquisition Ordinance

A day after Union Cabinet recommended re-promulgation of the controversial Land Acquisition Ordinance, President Pranab Mukherjee gave his approval for it on Sunday.

First-time BJP MP bags Sansad Ratna award

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.

'Congress to contest panchayat polls in UP'

The Congress would contest the forthcoming Panchayat polls with its full might, party leader Madhusudan Mistry said here on Tuesday.

Our eyes not shut on Dawood Ibrahim: Rajnath Singh

India on Tuesday said its eyes were not shut on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, but "some international compulsions" were hindering his extradition from Pakistan.

Rs 0 spent by 55 percent Lok Sabha MPs on constituencies

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.

Joint Parliament panel seeks public opinion on land bill

 The joint committee of Parliament examining the land bill has sought the opinion of the common man and various stakeholders on the controversial legislation.

PM Narendra Modi to celebrate anniversary with `1 year vs 10 years` slogan
PM Narendra Modi to celebrate anniversary with `1 year vs 10 years` slogan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met his senior ministerial colleagues to discuss programmes to celebrate first anniversary of his government.

Govt stalling development, taking credit for UPA works: Rahul Gandhi
Govt stalling development, taking credit for UPA works: Rahul Gandhi

Firing a fresh salvo, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused the Narendra Modi government of stalling development works and taking credit for things done during the previous UPA rule.

President's son Abhijit faints in party rally, hospitalised

Congress MP Abhijit Mukherjee, son of President Pranab Mukherjee,on Sunday fainted in a party rally at Jangipur in Murshidabad district.

MPLADS funds of 25 Lok Sabha MPs in Bihar untouched

 Twenty five of the 40 Lok Sabha MPs in Bihar failed to spend even a single paisa from their Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) fund in the past one year, an official said on Saturday.

Amendments to whistleblowers law passed by Lok Sabha

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.

Rajya Sabha names 10 members to Joint Committee on Land Acquisition Bill

Rajya Sabha on Wednesday named 10 members, including Digvijaya Singh of Congress and TMC's Derek O'Brien, to the Joint Committee that will look into the controversial Land Acquisition Bill.

'Provide adequate funds for Lok Sabha members to adopt villages'

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.

Lok Sabha disrupted over scrapping of Amethi food park

The Lok Sabha was briefly disrupted on Wednesday over the issue of scrapping of the Amethi food park, with the Congress accusing the government of practising "vendetta politics".