SC rejects petition challenging appointment of ministers

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition questioning the practice of appointment of persons, not elected as members of Lok Sabha or state assemblies, as ministers in the Centre or state governments.

BJP plans major outreach in Tamil Nadu, Shah to visit

 Seeking to project itself as an alternative to Dravidian parties, the BJP has planned a major outreach programme in Tamil Nadu ahead of next year's Assembly polls, with party president Amit Shah likely to visit the state soon.

Parliament committee should pay attention to canteen subsidies: Naidu

 Amid a debate over the whopping subsidy given to Parliament canteens serving MPs, the government on Wednesday said parliamentary committees involved with the issue should pay attention to the matter even as it insisted that it alone was not responsible for a decision.

Smriti Irani degree case: Delhi court likely to pronounce verdict today
Smriti Irani degree case: Delhi court likely to pronounce verdict today

A Delhi court may on Wednesday pronounce its verdict on a complaint lodged by freelance writer Ahmer Khan against Union HRD minister Smriti Irani for allegedly misleading the Election Commission by giving 'false' information about her educational qualification.

CCPA meet on Wednesday to finalize Parliament session dates

The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs meets here on Wednesday to finalise the dates of the monsoon session of Parliament amidst indications that it could start on July 20.

PM Narendra Modi to visit Varanasi on June 28

Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place by Uttar Pradesh Police for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's one-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency on June 28.

Lok Sabha, Assembly polls could be held simultaneously

 A majority of political parties have welcomed a proposed electoral reform to hold simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies, a top official said here on Thursday.

Hopeful on simultaneous general, assembly elections: Parliament panel

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice, which is exploring the possibility of aligning the Lok Sabha and assembly polls across India, on Tuesday expressed hope of a consensus, and support from all stakeholders.

BJP to launch campaign in UP to groom new members

In a bid to realise its dream of forming the next government in Uttar Pradesh, BJP will be kickstarting a special three-month campaign to groom its two crore new members in the state as active workers.

India-China ties could be 21st century's most significant: Speaker
India-China ties could be 21st century's most significant: Speaker

India`s ties with China could be one of the most significant bilateral partnerships of the 21st century, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Monday.

Sangma, Amit Shah discuss NDA expansion in Northeast

Former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma on Saturday met BJP president Amit Shah and held discussions with him on strengthening the NDA base in the northeastern region.

Will resign if no more bodies found under debris near Kedarnath: Nishank

Claiming there are bodies still lying beneath tonnes of debris near Kedarnath temple, BJP MP from Haridwar Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank has said he would resign from the Lok Sabha if human skeletal remains are not found under the huge quantity of rubble in the area.

Arunachal Congress MP dismayed over reported move to shift agri college

Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal Pradesh Ninong Ering has expressed displeasure over the proposed move to shift the agriculture college from Pasighat in East Siang district of the state.

Rajnath Singh in Lucknow on two-day visit

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will arrive in the state capital on Monday on a two-day visit, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson said.

Govt to introduce bill on SC, ST in LS: Gehlot

Amid Congress attacking the NDA government of allowing to lapse an ordinance to strengthen the SCs and STs (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989, the Centre on Tuesdaya said it will introduce the bill in Lok Sabha.

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.