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".

BJP 'not sincere' on black money issue: Congress

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.

Both houses of Parliament offer condolences to earthquake victims

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.

Black Money Bill only aimed at tightening tax penalties: Swamy

 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.

BJP MP hits out at private schools; Smriti Irani promises inquiry

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.

Confident that Congress will support black money bill: Rudy

 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.

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Process to bring back black money has started: Shiv Sena

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.