Parliament

Winter Parliament session likely to be delayed over Gujarat elections

Winter Parliament session likely to be delayed over Gujarat elections

The upcoming Winter Parliament Session is likely to be delayed owing to Gujarat elections in December. 

Nov 15, 2017, 11:30 AM IST
Catalan Parliament speaker detained over role in independence bid

Catalan Parliament speaker detained over role in independence bid

A Spanish judge on Thursday freed on bail the Catalan parliament`s speaker and four lawmakers while authorities continue to investigate their roles in Catalonia`s banned independence drive.

Nov 10, 2017, 11:33 AM IST
Catalan separatists would lose votes in December election: Polls

Catalan separatists would lose votes in December election: Polls

Catalonia`s separatist ERC party, whose leader is in custody, would win December regional elections but the independence coalition as a whole could lose its absolute majority in parliament, according to opinion polls published Sunday.

Nov 05, 2017, 17:51 PM IST
Give life ban to convicted MPs, MLAs from contesting polls: EC to SC

Give life ban to convicted MPs, MLAs from contesting polls: EC to SC

In a significant development, the Election Commission on Wednesday pressed for a life ban on convicted MPs and MLAs from contesting polls.

Nov 01, 2017, 15:05 PM IST
A debate in parliament can't take away judiciary's power, asserts Supreme Court

A debate in parliament can't take away judiciary's power, asserts Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday has asserted its authority under Constitution saying that the Parliamentarian debates cannot take away its powers.

Oct 26, 2017, 15:18 PM IST
SC seeks govt's reply on plea for common electoral rolls

SC seeks govt's reply on plea for common electoral rolls

The petition has also sought direction to the authorities to take steps to use 'Totaliser' for counting of votes.

Oct 13, 2017, 18:23 PM IST

Theresa May's party suspends two EU lawmakers over Brexit vote

Britain`s ruling Conservatives barred two of their own lawmakers in the European Parliament after they broke the party whip and voted for a motion demanding London do more to meet EU demands in Brexit talks.

Oct 08, 2017, 16:42 PM IST
Theresa May's top ministers plotted to oust her: Book

Theresa May's top ministers plotted to oust her: Book

It claims that a "triumvirate" plan was hatched under which Johnson would lead the UK as the new Prime Minister, Brexit Secretary Davis would handle EU withdrawal and Hammond would run the country's finances.

Sep 24, 2017, 17:22 PM IST

Man sets himself on fire outside New Zealand Parliament

A man has reportedly set himself on fire on the grounds of New Zealand`s parliament in Wellington, two days ahead of national elections, police said on Thursday.

Sep 21, 2017, 11:25 AM IST

'Yes' for same-sex marriage vote is fairness: Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Sunday said a "yes" vote in the upcoming same-sex marriage poll was a question of "fairness", the media reported.

Sep 10, 2017, 16:32 PM IST

How did Parliament create an exception when consent age is 18 yrs: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday posed a query to the Centre how Parliament could create an exception in the penal law declaring that intercourse or a sexual act by a man with his wife, aged between 15 and less than 18 years, is not rape, when the age of consent is 18.

Sep 06, 2017, 20:57 PM IST

UK Parliament corridors to get CCTV cameras for security

Both the House of Commons and Lords Speakers have signed off on the installation of the security cameras in all areas of the Palace of Westminster that can be accessed by visitors.

Sep 03, 2017, 18:54 PM IST
Military coup in Maldives: Army occupies Parliament

Military coup in Maldives: Army occupies Parliament

The Maldivian Army has occupied Parliament on Tuesday.

Aug 22, 2017, 11:34 AM IST

Iran's top priority to protect nuclear deal from US: Hassan Rouhani

Iran`s President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday the top foreign policy priority for his new government was to protect the nuclear deal from being torn up by the United States.

Aug 20, 2017, 16:17 PM IST
UK Parliament's 'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four years

UK Parliament's 'Big Ben' bell to fall silent for four years

The 96-metre-tall Elizabeth Tower, believed to be the most photographed building in the United Kingdom, is already half enveloped in scaffolding as part of a major renovation project.

 

Aug 14, 2017, 17:11 PM IST
Monsoon Session ends: Lok Sabha registers 77.94% productivity, Rajya Sabha 79.95% ; Modi government terms it success

Monsoon Session ends: Lok Sabha registers 77.94% productivity, Rajya Sabha 79.95% ; Modi government terms it success

The month-long Monsoon Session of Parliament ended on Friday, with the two houses recording a dip in productivity compared with the last session.

Aug 12, 2017, 06:49 AM IST
Wife of ousted Pak PM Nawaz Sharif to seek his Parliament seat: Party official

Wife of ousted Pak PM Nawaz Sharif to seek his Parliament seat: Party official

Papers for Kulsoom Nawaz`s candidacy were filed with election authorities on Friday, Sharif adviser Asif Kirmani told reporters in the eastern city of Lahore.

Aug 11, 2017, 16:52 PM IST
Sharad Yadav free to choose his path: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

Sharad Yadav free to choose his path: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

His remarks came a day after former party President Sharad Yadav declared he was still with the Grand Alliance of the RJD and Congress.

 

Aug 11, 2017, 16:04 PM IST
No compromise with Jammu and Kashmir's special status: Mehbooba Mufti

No compromise with Jammu and Kashmir's special status: Mehbooba Mufti

The article, added to the Constitution by a Presidential Order in 1954, accords special rights and privileges to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and empowers its legislature to frame any law without attracting a legal challenge. 

Aug 11, 2017, 15:54 PM IST
Venkaiah Naidu sworn-in as 13th Vice President of India

Venkaiah Naidu sworn-in as 13th Vice President of India

Former Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu was sworn-in as the 13th Vice President of India today, succeeding Hamid Ansari, in a glittering ceremony today.

Aug 11, 2017, 11:42 AM IST