Indian parliamentarians trip to South Africa cancelled over Ebola fears?

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.

BJP nominates Ranjan Ben Bhatta to contest Vadodara Lok Sabha seat

The Bharatiya Janata Party fielded Ranjan Ben Bhatta to contest from Vadodara Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat, which was given up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Medak bypoll likely to witness keen contest

The upcoming bypoll in the Medak Lok Sabha constituency is likely to witness a keen contest with all the major parties gearing up to put up a tough fight.

LoP issue: `SC decision to restore bipartisan spirit of democracy`

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.

LoP issue: Speaker says Supreme Court questioned the Centre, not her

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.

Bypolls: Gujarat state BJP prepares panel of candidates

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.

Indonesian parliamentary delegation calls on Sumitra Mahajan

A parliamentary delegation from Indonesia called on Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

Lok Sabha must select LoP even if amendments have to be done: Shanti Bhushan

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.

LoP status: Congress calls Speaker`s decision unfair

Congress on Tuesday reacted sharply to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan`s decision rejecting the Leader of Opposition status in Lok Sabha and said it is "unfair and blatantly paritisan".

Will consult high command on next course, Kharge on LoP issue

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 by-polls to 3 Assembly seats ends

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.

Bypoll on Sept 13 to seats vacated by Modi, Mulayam

Bypolls to the Lok Sabha seats vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav will be held on September 13, the Election Commission on Saturday announced.

Parliament adjourned sine die

Parliament was Thursday adjourned sine die after the more than month-long budget session.

Won`t break Ram Setu, have four alternatives: Nitin Gadkari

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.

BJP draws flak in LS during debate on communal violence

BJP Thursday came under attack in Lok Sabha from the Opposition which accused the ruling party of fuelling communalism, resulting in uproar in the House during a debate on communal violence.

Demand in Lok Sabha for Bharat Ratna to JP, Lohia, Bhagat Singh

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.

Delhi HC reserves order on PIL seeking appointment of LoP

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a PIL seeking appointment of Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha from a party which has the second highest number of MPs in the House.

PM votes for first time in Lok Sabha in 10 years

For the first time in 10 years, the Prime Minister voted in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

JD-U MP protests after certain words expunged in RS

A JD-U member in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday protested against his certain words being expunged from his speech on Monday, prompting Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien to have a relook.

UGC schemes for empowerment of SCs, STs, minorities

The University Grants Commission (UGC) is implementing a number of schemes for educational empowerment of SCs, STs and minorities that include setting up of equal opportunity cells and scholarships.