New Delhi: Winter Session of Parliament, which began on Monday, is all set to be a contentious affair with several Opposition parties deciding to oppose the Insurance Bill and corner the government on black money issue.
Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Sunday called an all-party meet to discuss agenda for Parliament's Winter Session which will begin from Monday.The meeting has been called for smooth functioning of winter session of the Parliament.
Ahead of Parliament's Winter session, Union Minister Najma Heptulla on Wednesday said she would like the Women's Reservation Bill to be passed in Lok Sabha as it was necessary to provide a "level-playing field" for women.
With nearly three weeks left for retirement of CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, the government on Friday held discussion on the issue of bringing an amendment in the Lokpal Act for selection of his successor in the absence of Leader of the Opposition (LoP) in Lok Sabha.
Notwithstanding reservations by some parties, Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari has decided to go ahead with shifting the timing of the Question Hour from 11 am to 12 pm from the upcoming session in an apparent move to ensure disruption-free proceedings during this segment.
Ever since actress and BJP member Hema Malini won the Mathura Lok Sabha Constituency in the General Elections earlier this year, she has been expressing her vision for the iconic city, on Twitter. The veteran actress had a fruitful meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where she discussed her plans for the constituency.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised special status to Bihar but he betrayed the state after getting overwhelming support from its people in the Lok Sabha elections, former chief minister Nitish Kumar said here Wednesday.
Having led Congress to its worst ever performances in Lok Sabha and Assembly polls, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is likely to face stiff resistance from rival factions in his bid to become leader of the Legislature Party on Wednesday.
Despite the slide in its electoral fortunes beginning with the Lok Sabha polls, Congress sought to remain ambivalent on the question of "going it alone" even as party leaders spoke of the silver lining in the results of the just-concluded Assembly Elections.
Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang and lone Lok Sabha MP form the state Neiphiu Rio have demanded exemplary punishment to the perpetrators of the unprovoked attack on Naga youths at Sikanderpur village in Gurgaon on the night of October 15.
Two months after Congress' demand for Leader of Opposition's post was rejected by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, the Lok Sabha Secretariat has in response to a RTI query said there is no minimum percentage of seats required for appointment of LoP in Lok Sabha.