Smartwatches to soon follow finger commands in mid-air

Smartwatches to soon follow finger commands in mid-air

 As wearable devices grow and screens shrink, a team of Indian-origin researchers has developed a new sonar technology that allows you to interact with smartwatches by writing or gesturing on any nearby surface -- a tabletop, a sheet of paper or even in mid-air.

Arunachal Pradesh case: Governor can't take away Speaker's powers, says SC

Hearing the Arunachal Pradesh case, the Supreme Court on Thursday said a Governor had "no role to play" in issues concerning the anti-defection law which is the Speaker's domain.

J&K Speaker 'throttling' voice of opposition: Omar Abdullah

Former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday accused the Speaker of state legislative assembly of being "biased" and "throttling the voice of the opposition", adding that the beef ban issue be handled by the legislature instead of judiciary.

Protests by Oppn in Parliament "murder of democracy", says Speaker

Unabated uproar by Congress members in the Lok Sabha today invited the wrath of Speaker Sumitra Mahajan who called their protests "murder of democracy" and "hijacking" the rights of 440 members by 40-50 others in the Opposition.

Congress member bangs placard on Speaker's table in Lok Sabha

An agitating Congress member in Lok Sabha on Monday banged his placard on the table of the Speaker, prompting the angry Sumitra Mahajan to abruptly adjourned the House for an hour.

Bihar Assembly Speaker warns members against use of mobile inside House

 Bihar Legislative Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary today took strong exception to members using mobile phones inside the House during Assembly proceedings and strongly warned against it.

Punjab Speaker disallows privilege motion against Majithia

Punjab Assembly on Monday witnessed heated arguments between members of treasury benches and the opposition after Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal disallowed a privilege motion against a minister.

Goa's paperless legislative assembly hits roadblock

 Inability of legislators in Goa to adapt to a paperless system has forced the legislative assembly to take a step back from the environment-friendly process for the budget session, according to Speaker Rajendra Arlekar.

West Bengal Speaker adjourns House for minister's absence

West Bengal Speaker Biman Banerjee adjourned the House on Wednesday at the start of the day's proceeding as Finance Minister Amit Mitra, who was to lay the West Bengal Finance Bill, 2015, was not present.

Ram Niwas Goel elected Speaker of Delhi Assembly

AAP MLA Ram Niwas Goel was on Monday unanimously elected Speaker of the Delhi Assembly on the first day of the two-day session of the House.

S Africa's Zuma under fire over chaos in parliament

"Cockroach", "hooligan", "broken man" -- insults flew thick and fast Tuesday among top South African politicians after a keynote address by the president to parliament last week ended in unprecedented chaos.

Speaker warns TMC members for displaying umbrellas in LS

 Anguished over display of slogan-written umbrellas inside Lok Sabha by TMC members, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday warned them not to force her take action against erring parliamentarians.

Can court hear petitions challenging Speaker's action, Bombay HC asks

The Bombay High Court on Monday asked Congress leader Naseem Khan, who has filed a petition challenging the way the BJP government in Maharashtra proved its majority in the Assembly, to cite Supreme Court's rulings to show that such petitions can be heard by the courts.

BJP's Haribhau Bagde becomes the new Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly

BJP legislator Haribhau Bagde has been elected unopposed as Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly.

Ahead of trust vote, Maha CM asks BJP, Sena to withdraw candidates for Speaker's post

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday appealed to all the political parties to facilitate a unanimous election of the Assembly Speaker.

Shiv Sena-BJP row over Speaker’s election in Maharashtra Assembly

Shiv Sena has decided to stake claim to the Leader of Opposition's post in the Maharashtra Assembly and even contest the Speaker's post.

US House leader warns Barack Obama: Don't go solo on immigration

The top Republican in Congress on Thursday said it was time to address US immigration reform but warned President Barack Obama would "poison the well" if he acts unilaterally after the Republicans' election victory.

Speaker accepts resignation of three Haryana MLAs

Resignations of three MLAs have been accepted by Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kuldeep Sharma.

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.

US congratulates Iraqi Parliament on new Speaker

US Vice President Joe Biden congratulated violence-plagued Iraq for electing a new parliamentary speaker Tuesday, a move Washington called an important first step in forming a government after extensive delays.