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Demonetisation row: After BJP's objections, PAC says PM Narendra Modi will not be summoned on notes ban

Virtually rejecting its Chairman K V Thomas' view, the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament Friday decided that the Prime Minister will not be called before it after BJP members strongly objected to the Congress leader's remarks that he may be asked to appear over the demonetisation issue.

Jan 13, 2017, 16:55 PM IST

PAC mulling whether hearings can be opened to media: Thomas

A sub-committee of Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is studying whether the proceedings of the key panel should be opened for media to "ensure more transparency" in its functioning.

Jan 09, 2017, 14:55 PM IST

Congress forms five-member committee to examine bills, debates in Parl

The Congress on Wednesday formed a five-member committee to examine the ongoing bills and debates in the Parliament on specific issues.

Jul 28, 2016, 09:43 AM IST

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan pitches for new Parliament building

India may get a new Parliament building with latest technological facilities as a proposal has been mooted by Lok Sabha Speaker who has said the existing 88-year-old structure is showing signs of "distress" and will no longer be able to meet the growing demand for space.

Dec 27, 2015, 19:11 PM IST

KV Thomas urges Centre to give ration to fishermen hit by ban

Senior Congress leader KV Thomas on Tuesday urged the Centre to provide free ration to fishermen affected by the ban imposed on fishing by mechanised boats for the months of June and July.

Jun 23, 2015, 19:34 PM IST

Indians in war-torn Libya unwilling to return: KV Thomas

Despite repeated advisories by Indian mission in the wake of worsening security situation in Libya, hundreds of Indians are unwilling to return home from the war-torn country, according to Chairman of Parliament's Public Accounts Committee K V Thomas.

Jun 03, 2015, 20:08 PM IST

PM Modi's model village scheme facing resistance from some MPs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "unique and transformative" model village scheme is facing tough resistance from a section of MPs who feel that there are "lacunae" in the programme which insist on them using the Rs 5 crore MPLADS fund for development of a particular village.

Apr 19, 2015, 17:55 PM IST

BJP mishandling food law, says former food minister

 In a sharp criticism of the proposal to bring down coverage of beneficiaries under the food law, Congress leader and former Food Minister K V Thomas on Friday alleged BJP is "mishandling" the programme and the move will make make the poor more vulnerable.

Jan 23, 2015, 22:38 PM IST

Parliament House getting worn: Should a new one be built?

From the outside it looks imposing and its unique circular shape makes it one of the landmarks of the Indian capital and a prime tourist attraction. But the 87-year-old Parliament House, a heritage building and India's "temple of democracy", is falling into disrepair with leaking pipes, damp walls, space crunch and much wear and tear leading many to ask whether it is safe to continue in this building. .

Dec 01, 2014, 00:32 AM IST

After losing out on LoP, Congress gets post of PAC chief

Senior Congress leader KV Thomas was Wednesday made the new head of Parliament`s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), a prestigious panel which examines CAG reports after they are tabled in Parliament.

Aug 20, 2014, 15:52 PM IST

KV Thomas takes over a new PAC Chairman

Senior Congress leader KV Thomas on Wednesday over as the new Chairman of Parliament`s Public Accounts Committee.

Aug 20, 2014, 14:05 PM IST

Ceiling of Lok Sabha leaks during debate

Law Makers had the first hand experience of the Monsoon Thursday night with Lok Sabha witnessing a major leakage in the ceiling.

Jul 17, 2014, 21:11 PM IST

Rahul a strong leader, but we see Indira Gandhi in Priyanka: KV Thomas

Senior Congress leader KV Thomas on Friday raised his voice in favour of bringing party president Sonia Gandhi`s daughter Priyanka into active politics along with party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, saying that the brother-sister duo should work together to revive the Grand Old Party.

Jun 06, 2014, 20:39 PM IST

Congress will function as `constructive opposition`: KV Thomas

Congress does not believe in any confrontation with the new Narendra Modi government and will function as a "constructive" opposition, former Union minister, KV Thomas said here on Monday.

May 26, 2014, 16:44 PM IST

Application to track poll violations

Going digital to track violators, polling officials in the Ernakulam and Chalakudy Lok Sabha constituencies, where Congress heavyweights Union Minister KV Thomas and PC Chacko are contesting, will keep a hawk-eye vigil using a mobile phone application.

Apr 03, 2014, 11:48 AM IST

KV Thomas` total assets at Rs 1.13 crore

Union Minister KV Thomas, who is the Congress candidate from Ernakulam constituency for the April 10 Lok sabha polls, has declared a total asset of Rs 1.13 crore, including about Rs 34.69 lakh individual assets.

Mar 18, 2014, 19:21 PM IST

AICC nod for Kerala Congress` list, Chacko moves to new seat

Congress high command approved list of candidates for Lok Sabha polls in Kerala retaining all but 2 sitting MPs including Shashi Tharoor and KV Thomas, giving head start to campaign against rival LDF.

Mar 13, 2014, 19:31 PM IST

Shashi Tharoor, KV Thomas to be back in fray in Kerala

Union Ministers Shashi Tharoor and K V Thomas are among the 15 candidates to be put up by Congress in Kerala for the Lok Sabha polls.

Mar 12, 2014, 19:29 PM IST

Sonia and Rao had strained relations: Cong minister

Sonia Gandhi and late Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao had strained relations when he was the Prime Minister as she was unhappy over the slow pace of progress in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination probe, says a book written by a Union minister.

Feb 16, 2014, 09:54 AM IST

Thomas calls Pawar a backstabber for 1999 revolt against Sonia

Food Minister KV Thomas has called Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar a backstabber for raising a banner of "revolt" against Congress President Sonia Gandhi in 1999 on the issue of her foreign origin.

Feb 12, 2014, 19:09 PM IST