Centre approves 10% reservation in government jobs, education for economically-backward upper castes
The Centre approved a 10 percent reservation in government jobs and education for economically backward upper castes on Monday, which is speculated to be a major strategic move by the NDA government ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Venkaiah Naidu says political parties should focus on development instead of giving ‘freebies’, especially in election season
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said political parties should focus on development instead of doling our freebies during the time of elections.
Parliament updates: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day; Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspends AIADMK MPs for 5 sittings
Parliament LIVE updates: Congress MP Sushmita Deb is seen hurling paper airplanes at Arun Jaitley as he rebuts Rahul Gandhi in the Parliament. Interestingly, male MPs can be seen folding pieces of paper into airplanes and handing it to Deb to launch. Sonia Gandhi is seen patting Deb on her back after she flings her first paper plane in the air.
'Narendra Modi lacks guts to answer questions on Rafale': Rahul Gandhi accuses PM of hiding behind AIADMK MPs
The Speaker denied Rahul permission to play the audio clip after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stepped in.
Bills in Lok Sabha seek ban on non-vegetarian food at govt meetings, equal rights for LGBT community to serve in armed forces
Over 85 private members' bills were introduced in Lok Sabha Friday on various issues, including seeking a ban on serving non-vegetarian food in government meetings and functions and grant of equal rights to LGBT community to serve in the armed forces.
Election Commission to ask Law Ministry to make false declarations grounds to disqualify candidate, push for more electoral reforms
The Election Commission (EC) will make a fresh push for electoral reforms with the government, including making filing of false declaration a ground for disqualification and putting a cap on expenditure by candidates in legislative council polls, in the coming days.
Narendra Modi at BJP Mahila Morcha event: PM says women biggest beneficiaries of govt schemes, promises law on triple talaq
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said the Centre was committed to make a law on triple talaq despite facing "hurdles" from "hardliners" and opposition parties.
Parliament passes autism bill: Amendment to 1999 Act will streamline appointment, resignation of members of national committee
Autism bill: The Parliament on Thursday passed a bill to streamline the appointment and resignation of members of a trust that helps people with disability to live independently.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan schools MPs, says 'even children behave much better than Indian parliamentarians'
The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Tuesday within hours after it met as both the Opposition and Treasury benches created a ruckus over the Rafale deal prompting admonitions from the Speaker for being unruly and "worse than school kids".
Lok Sabha passes transgender bill; proposed legislation seeks to end discrimination against community
Amid noisy protests over the Rafale deal and the Cauvery issue, the Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill seeking to empower the transgender community by providing them a separate identity.
India and China engaged in 13 rounds of diplomatic discussions to resolve Doka La standoff: Parliamentary panel
It took 13 rounds of diplomatic discussions between India and China to resolve the face-off between their militaries in Doka la last year, according to a report by a parliamentary panel.
Rafale: Two Members of Parliament (MP), one each from Congress and Communist Party of India (Marxist) have given an adjournment motion notice in the Lok Sabha over the issue.
Parliament Winter Session Day 3: Both Houses adjourned as Opposition creates ruckus over Rafale deal, demands for Andhra Pradesh
Operations in both Houses of Parliament were adjourned on Thursday without transacting much business due to protests by Opposition parties.
2001 Indian Parliament attack anniversary: Afzal Guru remains enigma as nation pays homage to security personnel who died fighting
The attack on the Parliament building in New Delhi took place 16 years ago on 13 December, 2001, when five heavily armed gunmen stormed the compound and opened fire, killing nine people.
Parliament Winter Session Day 3 updates: Lok Sabha adjourned till 14 December as sloganeering Opposition didn't allow regular business
Parliament Winter Session Day 3 LIVE updates: The Lower House of Parliament was adjourned for the day, following the din that ensued. Despite repeated requests from the Speaker to curb the noise, Opposition MPs continued sloganeering.
'Not in position to add disqualification of candidates with pending criminal cases': Supreme Court verdict on tainted MPs, MLAs
The Supreme Court on Tuesday passed a verdict on the disqualification of MPs and MLAs against whom a chargesheet has been filed, and said that the apex court is "not in a position" to order the disqualification of 'tainted' politicians.
New amendments to SC/ST Act by Parliament cannot be stayed, says Supreme Court; asks for Centre's response on pleas
The new amendments to the SC/ST law passed by Parliament cannot be stayed at this stage, the Supreme Court said Wednesday, as it sought the Centre's response on a batch of pleas challenging the fresh provisions.
BJP leaders express hope for 'smooth run' as Harivansh Narayan Singh elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman
JD(U) parliamentarian in Rajya Sabha Harivansh Narayan Singh was on Thursday elected as the new Deputy Chairperson of the Upper House after he won the election with 125 ayes against 105 noes.
Harivansh Narayan Singh is Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman: NDA's candidate beats Congress' BK Hariprasad, 125 ayes against 105 noes
The NDA's Harivansh Narayan Singh was elected on Thursday for the post of Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha with 125 ayes and 105 noes in the Upper House of the Parliament.
Karunanidhi passes away: Both Houses of Parliament adjourn for the day after paying respect to 'leader of masses'
As soon as the Lok Sabha met for the day, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan informed members of the demise of Karunanidhi (94). Describing him as a "visionary" and a "leader of the masses", she said he spread his political philosophy through screenwriting and produced some of the best hits in Tamil cinema.