Secret understanding between Trinamool, BJP: CPI-M

Alleging a "secret understanding" between the Trinamool Congress and the BJP, CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said the delayed and inadequate sanctioning of central forces for the recent municipal polls was an indicator of the covert links.

West Bengal civic polls: One dead in violence, 60 percent votes polled
West Bengal civic polls: One dead in violence, 60 percent votes polled

One person was shot dead and another received bullet injuries in West Bengal during polling for 91 civic bodies on Saturday.

West Bengal civic polls: As it happened
West Bengal civic polls: As it happened

Shortly after voting began for West Bengal civic polls, incidents of violence were reported from several areas including Burdwan district where a TMC worker was shot dead.

Congress attacks govt of making 'U-turn' on GST Bill

Attacking Government over moving the long-pending Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in Lok Sabha, Congress on Friday accused BJP of making "U-turn" and demanded that the bill should be referred to a Standing Committee of Parliament.

26 Private Member's Bills introduced in Lok Sabha

A number of Private Member's Bills were introduced in Lok Sabha on Friday that sought raising of a Bose Regiment in Army, prohibition of slaughter of cow and other milch animals and stopping 'khap' panchayats from interfering in individuals liberty among others.

Members in Lok Sabha for speedy aid, loan waiver to help farmers

Cutting across party lines, members in the Lok Sabha on Friday voiced concern over losses caused by unseasonal rains and hailstorms to the farm sector and demanded expeditious assistance to farmers in distress and a loan waiver scheme to help them.

MPs made accountable for transfer of accommodation between House Committees

The government on Friday came up with a new Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for transfer of accommodation between the housing pools of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, making the MP responsible for getting the transfer done to the concerned House Committee.

Private member's bill on compulsory voting in Lok Sabha

A private member's bill proposing compulsory voting on Friday found mixed response in Lok Sabha with a number of members supporting the measure while some others terming the idea as "impractical".

Trinamool member alleges govt 'meddling' in education institutions

 A Trinamool Congress member in Lok Sabha on Friday alleged "meddling and unwarranted interference" by government in the affairs of educational institutions and advocated the need for respect to teachers and students.

National institute on medicinal plants to be set up

The government plans to set up a national institute on medicinal plants and is in the process of identifying suitable land for it, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.

GST bill: Opposition in Lok Sabha stages walk-out

The Congress and some other opposition parties staged a walk-out in the Lok Sabha on Friday after the government rejected their demand to refer the goods and services tax (GST) bill to a standing committee.

Arun Jaitley discusses on GST Bill in Lok Sabha

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley discusses on Goods and Services Tax Constitution Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha on Friday for discussion and passage.

Suitable action to augment security of Parliament Complex: Lok Sabha Speaker

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday said suitable action will be taken to augment the security of Parliament Complex after a parliamentary panel reported gaps in the security apparatus for the sensitive complex.

Tax exemption for donation to Clean Ganga Fund: Govt

Donations made by individuals to the Clean Ganga Fund would be eligible for income tax exemption as per the Finance Bill 2015, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

350 drugs brought under price control: Govt

Government today said 350 drugs had been brought under price control, providing additional benefit of over Rs 3000 crore to customers, and rejected the charge that costs of some life-saving medicines had "sky-rocketed".

Law Ministry raises constitutional validity of Nyaya Panchayat Bill

The Law Ministry has raised the issue of constitutional validity of the draft Nyaya Panchayat Bill and it will be introduced in Parliament only after clearance from the ministry, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Farmer's suicide has nothing to do with anyone: Sumitra Mahajan

Farmer's suicide has nothing to do with anyone, says Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan in the Parliament on Thursday.

Farmer's suicide at AAP rally being probed: Rajnath Singh

Investigation into the suicide of a farmer from Rajasthan at an AAP rally has been handed over to the crime branch and the Delhi Police has been asked to give a report in the matter in a time-bound manner, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday.

Can't abandon farmers, need collective response to crisis: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday sought a collective response from political leaders to the agrarian crisis caused by unseasonal rains and resolved not to "abandon" the farmers.

Drinking water shortage in 3.14 lakh rural habitations: Govt

 Over 3.14 lakh rural habitations do not have enough supply of safe drinking water which is contaminated in over 66,000 more habitations, the government said in Lok Sabha today.