A visit by a 12-member team of Indian parliamentarians to South Africa has been cancelled against the backdrop of the rising cases of Ebola. Officials, however, denied the deadly virus was the reason for cancelling the trip.
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad termed as "landmark" the Supreme Court`s decision to go into the issue of interpreting the provision of Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, saying it will help restore the bipartisan spirit of Indian democracy.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday cleared her stand on the appointment of the Leader of Opposition a day after the Supreme Court stressed on the importance of the post and questioned the Central government in this regard.
Ahead of by-elections in Gujarat, the BJP`s state parliamentary board held a meeting at its headquarters in Gandhinagar to finalise its panel of probable candidates for contests to one Lok Sabha and nine Assembly seats.
Former union law minister and India`s one of the senior most lawyers Shanti Bhushan, on Friday, raised his voice against Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan`s decision over the Leader of Opposition (LoP) status, saying that the LS must select LoP even if amendments have to be made for it in the constitution.
Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday said he was not disappointed at Speaker Sumitra Mahajan`s decision not to accord the status of Leader of Opposition to him as the party group`s chief in the House and he would consult the High Command on the next course of action.
Campaigning for the August 21 Karnataka Assembly by-polls for three constituencies in which the ruling Congress has invested much prestige after its unimpressive Lok Sabha election performance, ended this evening.
The issue of Ram Setu came up for a discussion in Lok Sabha on Thursday where the Centre assured the lawmakers that it will not be dismantled and the government will explore others alternatives suggested by various expert committees.
Lok Sabha members Wednesday demanded Bharat Ratna awards for socialist leaders Jaiprakash Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia, Kanshi Ram and Karpoori Thakur and for freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh and Chandra Shekhar Azad.