Everything you need to know about Parliament House: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Parliament House: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
London, May 23 (ANI): Britain MPs have spent a total of 266,110 pounds on alcohol in the House of Commons providing for an average bar bill of 409 pounds each year for 650 MPs.
Amid the much hue and cry over the alleged corruption by the opposition, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi came down heavily on the main opposition BJP for disrupting Parliament proceedings and preventing crucial legislations from being passed.
San Juan, May 23 (IANS/EFE) Singer Ricky Martin called Wednesday in a letter sent to the Puerto Rican House of Representatives for the legislative body to approve a bill which would prohibit discrimination due to sexual orientation on the island.
Beijing, May 22 (Xinhua-ANI): The United States and Myanmar on Tuesday signed a trade and investment framework agreement, announced the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in a statement.
Washington, May 22 (IANS) A bipartisan group of 23 lawmakers have asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to begin tracking hate crimes against Sikhs, the way it does for other communities.
Washington, May 22 (IANS) A bipartisan immigration reform bill cleared a key hurdle after its authors negotiated a compromise with a Republican senator to relax some restrictions on high-tech companies on hiring foreign techies, many of whom come from India.
Minsk (Belarus), May 21 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has told Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that India deeply values its relations with the east European country, a statement from her office said Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Adhering to requests from new bidders, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Tuesday released a fresh tender notice inviting 'Bids for new Clubs to be a part of the I-League'.
London, May 21 (ANI): Prince William has revealed that he cannot wait to be a father, after he was given another gift, a babygro with the words: "My daddy is a hero", for his unborn child.
Beijing, May 21 (Xinhua-ANI): The United States on Monday denounced Hezbollah for siding with the Syrian government forces in their battle against the rebels in Syria's central city of al-Qussair.
New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari will undertake an official visit to Uzbekistan from May 21 to 24.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Media interactions with visiting leaders are becoming little more than photo-ops with journalists being given no opportunity to ask questions of the dignitaries. This was also the case during the signing of agreements and media statements Monday at Hyderabad House after talks between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
New York, May 20 (ANI): Miley Cyrus and Paris Hilton have for the second time fallen victim to swatting pranks after police rushed to their Hollywood homes on false reports about gun crimes.
Washington, May 20 (ANI): President Barack Obama will be speaking on his administration's evolving counterterrorism policies on Thursday, a White House official has said.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): Arunachal Pradesh Member of Parliament Takam Sanjoy on Saturday urged the Indian Government to be assertive in asking China to stay away from his state.
London, May 18 (ANI): Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has revealed that the search engine is in talks to acquire Tumblr for a billion dollars, and enter the premier league of social media.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): A Chinese blogger aged nearly 20 has attracted the regime attention for appealing to President Barack Obama to help save China's environment.
Washington, May 17 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has called on the congress to work with him on budget request, in a bid to boost security for the American diplomatic posts abroad.
Washington, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrote a message on the wall of the boat in which he was captured, claiming responsibility for the April 15 bomb attack, CBS News reported.
London, May 16 (ANI): The White House has released e-mails related to the attack on the US diplomatic mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi on 11 September 2012.
Washington, May 16 (IANS) The White House has released 100 pages of emails and documents in its latest effort to blunt the Republicans' sharp criticism of cover-up in the deadly attack on the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi last year.
Washington, May 16 (IANS/EFE) More than 820,000 US federal government employees will have to take several days off without pay due to mandatory federal spending cuts for this fiscal year, media reports said Wednesday.
Washington, May 16 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said that the acting commissioner of Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which is at the centre of a scandal that subjects conservative groups to extra scrutiny, has resigned and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has accepted it.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): P. Diddy's car was allegedly pulled over and searched by armed police officers on Wednesday after someone called 911 and claimed that there was a person with a gun in the car.
Washington, May 16 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will meet his Myanmarese counterpart Thein Sein here May 20 and discuss democracy building in the Southeast Asian nation, the White House said.
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Paris Hilton has claimed that she is not interested in fame any more and wants to focus on being a 'tough business woman' and establishing her own chain of hotels.
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): In the wake of the Supreme Court's criticism of the government for influencing the CBI report in the coal blocks allocation scam, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has formed a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram to decide the plan of action to insulate the investigating agency from external influence.
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Monday sought an explanation from the Congress-led UPA Government over the coal scam report row, and alleged that Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh was presiding over a very corrupt regime.
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A Muslim group has accused a Christian organization of defamation for publishing a book that accuses the Muslim collective of holding terrorist training in its enclaves.
Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has said that the assurance regarding the Nalanda University has given in Parliament would definitely be implemented and it will continue to receive all central assistance in the next ten years
Washington, May 11 (IANS) Ami Bera, the lone Indian-American lawmaker, has joined the newly formed American Sikh Congressional Caucus, saying he was solely motivated by concerns about incidents of hate crimes against the community.
Mumbai/New Delhi, May 10 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Friday said that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government has complete support of its coalition partners on the Food Security Bill.
After 70,000 Syrians have paid with their lives in the foreign induced conflict in Syria, why has the American perspective changed? Even so, it was nice to see Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov embrace each other in Moscow. Kerry also met President Vladimir Putin who, in Kerry's presence, asked Lavrov to take over the task of navigating the Syrian crisis towards a peaceful resolution.
New Delhi, May 10 (ANI): Amid massive concerns expressed by some Members of Parliament (MPs) over the decision to introduce a four-year graduation course in Delhi University, Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister M.M. Pallam Raju on Friday said the government is looking into those issues, but added that the momentum that is being generated towards its implementation should not be derailed.
Washington, may 10 (ANI): House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and White House chief of staff Denis McDonough secretly met over a beer last month at a Belgian restaurant.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Parliamentarians from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will be in London next week to understand legislative options and challenges in the areas of renewable energy, climate change, energy security and low carbon growth.
Toronto, May 10 (IANS) A bill proposed by an Indo-Canadian member of Canada's parliament to make recruitment of youths in criminal gangs a crime has secured the support of the country's justice minister and is set to become a law.
New Delhi, May 10 (ANI): The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has sought a detailed report from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over the central government's interference in investigations related to the coal blocks allocation scam.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Cabinet Thursday approved amendments in a law for disqualifying MPs for holding an office of profit to exempt the chairpersons of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes from its purview, said official sources.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Despite a modern police apparatus, mega cities in India are turning into safe havens for criminals, a parliamentary panel has said.
London, May 9 (IANS) House prices in Britain rose by 1.1 percent in April following two consecutive increases in the previous two months, according to the Halifax House Price Index report.
New Delhi, May 9 (ANI): Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Ranjit Sinha on Thursday accepted the Supreme Court's observations on the coal block allocation scam, saying that whatever the court has said is correct.
Washington, May 9 (ANI): A new English-language magazine published online apparently by Islamist militants, has represented US President Barack Obama with a bull's-eye on his head.
Washington, May 9 (IANS) Ahead of a senate panel hearing on a comprehensive immigration bill, President Barack Obama and his senior staff met with top Asian-American leaders for what participants called a "meaningful" discussion on immigration, health care and civil rights.
New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today said the UPA Government is committed to the passage of Food Security Bill.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday said she adjourned the Lok Sabha sine die two days ahead of schedule as it was "not running".
New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): In what could be termed a probable first for a member of the Union Cabinet, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram turned television channel reporter briefly outside Parliament on Wednesday, which seemed to be his way of expressing his delight over the Congress Party's poll victory in Karnataka.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Heavy traffic jams were once again witnessed in the capital Wednesday as Delhi Police barricaded roads and streets leading to Parliament House for the second consecutive day to curb protests. However, with both houses of parliament being adjourned sine die, relief is expected from Thursday.
Parliament was adjourned on Wednesday following the disruption created by opposition party BJP demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks. The opposition also demanded P.K. Bansal and Ashwani Kumar to step down.
New Delhi/Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) Setting aside their differences, the members of the family of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder N.T. Rama Rao united for the unveiling of his statue in Parliament House complex here Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday said the Parliament should be consulted before taking a decision to introduce a four-year graduation course in Delhi University (DU).
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday said the Food Security Bill should be passed only after proper debate.
Panaji, May 7 (IANS) A delegation of Goa's mining workforce, who were in Delhi to lobby for restarting Goa's banned mining industry, Tuesday said they met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Minister for Mines Dinsha Patel in Parliament House.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other opposition parties of stalling the passage of key bills in Parliament, Congress Party spokesman Sandeep Dikshit on Tuesday warned that any further delay could affect the socio-economic welfare of the people of the country.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday expressed his delight after the unveiling of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N T Rama Rao's statue in Parliament, saying it is the happiest day for the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the people of the state.
London, May 7 (ANI): A petition created on the official website of White House has demanded the American administration under President Barack Obama to consider merging America and Australia to form a super nation called 'Ameristralia'.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Tuesday expressed confidence that the Food Security Bill will be passed by the Parliament.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar unveiled the statue of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder N T Rama Rao in Parliament on Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Navneet Kaur, the wife of death row prisoner Devenderpal Singh Bhullar, Tuesday moved the Supreme Court for immediate suspension of his execution following his conviction for the 1993 Delhi bomb blast that killed nine people.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 1 p.m., while the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2. p.m., following Opposition uproar over alleged scam in top railway appointments, coal block allocation issue and demands for resignation of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Navneet Kaur, the wife of death row prisoner Devenderpal Singh Bhullar, Tuesday moved the Supreme Court for immediate suspension of the execution of the 1993 Delhi bomb blast convict's death sentence.
Minsk, May 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia does not have conclusive evidence that chemical weapons have been used in Syria, Russian Security Council head Nikolai Patrushev said.
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) A war of words broke out between the Congress and the opposition over the National Food Security Bill that the government tried its best to debate in the LOk Sabha and get passed Monday.
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Around 200 Sikh protesters were Monday detained near Parliament House after they blocked the high-security Vijay Chowk for over half-an-hour. They were protesting the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu Monday received an invitation for the ceremony to unveil party founder N.T. Rama Rao's statue in Parliament House Tuesday.
Guangzhou, May 6 (Xinhua-ANI): Eight people were killed and three more were injured as a fire engulfed a three-story residential building in south China's Guangdong Province Monday, fire fighters said.
Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder N.T. Rama Rao's larger-than-life statue is set to be unveiled in Parliament House Tuesday. TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu and NTR's widow Lakshmi Parvathi, however, were not invited, much to their consternation.
Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) With the statue of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder N.T. Rama Rao set to be unveiled in Parliament House Tuesday, a row has erupted as party chief N. Chandrababu Naidu and the late leader's widow Lakshmi Parvathi were not invited to the ceremony.
Lucknow, May 6 (ANI): A private business house in Lucknow had attempted to create a new world record with over 100,000 of its employees singing the country's national anthem together at one point in one uniform on Monday.
London, May 6 (IANS) Nigel Evans, deputy speaker of the House of Commons, has denied as "completely false" allegations against him, after he was arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault, BBC reported.
New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): Finance Minister P.Chidambaram on Saturday said the government is confidentabout pushing ahead with its proposal to raise the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) cap on the insurance and pension sectors.
Washington, May 4 (IANS) US unemployment rate edged down to 7.5 percent in April from 7.6 percent in March, its lowest level since December 2008, the Labor Department reported.
Responding to Samajwadi Party (SP) Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav over his attack on United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government over the issue of Chinese troops incursion in Ladakh, Minister for External Affairs (MEA) Salman Khurshid Friday briefed him on the government's stand and strategy on tackling this issue..............
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned Friday as opposition members created a ruckus over the coal block allocations and Chinese incursion in Ladakh while proceedings in the Rajya Sabha couldn't take place due to lack of quorum.
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee met with Members of Parliament representing the opposition National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Friday.
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Proceedings in Parliament were adjourned on Friday after lawmakers of several parties trooped into the Well of both Houses over a demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation in connection with the coal block allocation scam, and fixing of responsibility and accountability with regard to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Friday met Samajwadi Paty chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and briefed him on the government's stand and strategy on tackling the Chinese incursion in Ladakh.
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday is reported to have briefed Samajwadi Party leader and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav on the government's strategy vis-a-viz incursion by Chinese troops in the Ladakh region.
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): The government on Friday ruled out the sine die adjournment of Parliament before the scheduled end of the Budget Session, and expressed its determination to go ahead with key bills, including the Food Security Bill and the Land Acquisition Bill.
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Amanda Seyfreid hopes to become a movie producer.
Peshawar, May 3 (ANI): The border crossing with Afghanistan in Khyber tribal region will stay closed for three days before the May 11 general elections, an official communique has said.
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Friday, while the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2.30 p.m., as the opposition continued to demand answers from the government over the coal blocks allotment and 1984 anti-Sikh riots issues.
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Opposition members on Friday forced an adjournment of Parliament by demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in connection with the alleged scam in the allocation of coal blocks.
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were again disrupted Friday as opposition members created a ruckus over the coal block allocations and Chinese incursion in Ladakh.
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were Friday adjourned till noon as the BJP persisted with its demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks.
Washington, May 3 (IANS) The US-India Business Council (USIBC) has welcomed President Barack Obama's nomination of a "friend of India", Michael Froman, to the position of US Trade Representative (USTR).
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): The special aircraft carrying Sarabjit Singh's body took off from Lahore on Thursday evening.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) A Trinamool Congress MP Thursday asked for a CBI probe into the chit fund scam saying the national agency was best suited to investigate the issue which involved multiple states.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Food and Public Distribution System Minister Professor K V Thomas moved the National Food Security Bill 2011 in the Lok Sabha today amidst noisy scenes.
Bhikhiwind (Punjab), May 2 (ANI): Family members of Sarabjit Singh have reached their hometown Bhikhiwind where his body will be brought to from Pakistan.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday rejected the opposition charge that the death of Sarabjit Singh is a failure of the country's foreign policy.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Both Houses of Parliament adjourned proceedings on Thursday after the opposition, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left parties, walked out citing the failed foreign policy of the government and its inability to come clean on the 2G spectrum and coal block allocation issues.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2 p.m. on Thursday, as the opposition, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), trooped into the Well of the Lower House, denounced Pakistan over the death of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh in Lahore's government-run Jinnah Hospital.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday said he was "extremely anguished" by the death of Sarabjit Singh, who died in a Lahore hospital following a brutal attack on him in a high-security jail.
Beijing, May 2 (Xinhua-ANI): Myanmar President U Thein Sein has resigned as chairman of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (UNDP) and his party post was replaced by its vice chairman U Shwe Mann, according to the party's Union Daily Thursday.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The government would share with parliament the details of the death of Sarabjit Singh in a Pakistani hospital early Thursday days after a brutal assault in a Lahore jail, a minister said.
Washington, May. 2 (ANI): Democrats have a slight edge over Republicans in the 2014 congressional elections, a new poll has found.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Union Communications and Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said that Indian children need to be computer literate to utilise opportunities thrown up by technology.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy on Wednesday condemned Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj's "act" in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday describing it as 'unfortunate' and 'not expected'.
Washington, May 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday to make a new push to close the American military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as the US military sent extra medical personnel there to deal with prisoners on a hunger strike.