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Former Lok Sabha Speaker Balram Jakhar passes away; Modi, Sonia condole death

Feb 03, 2016

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Balram Jakhar passes away; Modi, Sonia condole death

Veteran Congress leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Balram Jakhar passed away in New Delhi on Wednesday. #India #Congress #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #parliament #indian politicians #Speaker #Balram Jakhar
A tree or not a tree? Goa rows over coconut status after officials ruled that they were not trees

Jan 19, 2016

A tree or not a tree? Goa rows over coconut status after officials ruled that they were not trees

Politicians in Goa are locked in an row over the status of the popular tourist state's beloved coconut trees -- after officials ruled that they were not in fact trees. #India #NewsTracker #Goa #Politicians #Coconut #Trees #Shareworthy #palms
2015: First time In 63 Years, Lok Sabha most productive House

Dec 28, 2015

2015: First time In 63 Years, Lok Sabha most productive House

Lok Sabha performed better than the Rajya Sabha in 2015, owing to the majority of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the lower house. #Rajya Sabha #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #parliament #Politicians #MPs #Winter session #Indian Politics #Debate in Parliament
Haryana bans illiterate persons from grassroot politics: Move is undemocratic and regressive

Dec 16, 2015

Haryana bans illiterate persons from grassroot politics: Move is undemocratic and regressive

The ban on illiterate people becoming grassroot public representatives in Haryana is undemocratic and regressive. It flies in the face of the constitutional guarantee of equality of opportunity. #Elections #PoliticsDecoder #Haryana #Education in India #Politicians #Voting #Indian Politics #polls #illiterate
Elected leaders age more quickly, die younger: Study

Dec 15, 2015

Elected leaders age more quickly, die younger: Study

Politicians may achieve a lifelong dream of becoming a prime minister or president, but in doing so may face the Grim Reaper somewhat sooner than the expected. #India #US #NewsTracker #PM #President #Politicians #Study #elected leaders #die young
'Bully' BCCI must cut back on politicians: Ian Chappell

Dec 06, 2015

'Bully' BCCI must cut back on politicians: Ian Chappell

There are far too many politicians in the BCCI and cutting back on some of them might help it become more professional, according to former Australia captain Ian Chappell who said it is important for the Board to put in place a good team to restore its credibility. #BCCI #India #Cricket #ICC #Gautam Gambhir #TheySaidIt #Politicians #Ian Chappell #Bishan Singh Bedi #Justice Mukul Mudgal
Bhagwant Mann denies being drunk at Sikh religious ceremony in Faridkot

Oct 26, 2015

Bhagwant Mann denies being drunk at Sikh religious ceremony in Faridkot

Bhagwant Mann, the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Sangrur MP, has denied that he arrived drunk at a bhog ceremony for two youths who were killed in police firing during protests against the desecration of the Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib. #NewsTracker #Bhagwant Mann #Aam Aadmi Party #Bhagwant Mann drunk #Punjab Convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur #AAP politician Bhagwant Mann #Guru Granth Sahib desecration #Sangrur MP
Why Jaitley's threats won't work: All black money is in stock markets & real estate, too risky to touch

Oct 05, 2015

Why Jaitley's threats won't work: All black money is in stock markets & real estate, too risky to touch

Sheer volume of investment in participatory notes (P-notes, estimated at around $43 billion last June) and private equity money flowing into real estate ($1.3 bn in January-June this year) suggests that illegal money held abroad may actually be substantially invested here #Black money #P. Chidambaram #Private equity #Participatory notes #Politicians #bad loans #P-Notes #NDA Government #Businessmen #Real estate #Finmin #Finance Minister Arun Jaitley #illegal wealth #stock market crash #Knight Frank wealth report
Parliament logjams: SC draws the Lakshman rekha, but do our MPs know where it is?

Sep 25, 2015

Parliament logjams: SC draws the Lakshman rekha, but do our MPs know where it is?

There is little doubt that the disruption of Parliament at the slightest pretext has become a regular and unsavoury feature of Indian legislature’s conduct. #HowThisWorks #India #Supreme Court #parliament #Indian MPs #Parliament logjam #Politcs #Politicians in India