In the middle of a serious discussion between parliamentarians on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir in Rajya Sabha, who would have thought All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MP A Navaneethakrishnan would slice the tension with a song! We’re not surprised that Navaneethakrishnan began, and ended, his speech[Read More…]
Union minister Manohar Parrikar was reportedly caught sleeping in Parliament during the discussion on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill on Wednesday. Given the anticipation surrounding the passage of the bill in the Rajya Sabha and the serious on-going deliberation in the Rajya Sabha, this comes as a shocker[Read More…]
Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram spoke on behalf of the party to raise its objections to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, which was moved in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Welcoming the “friendly tone” of finance minister Arun Jaitley’s introductory speech, Chidambaram hoped the bill[Read More…]
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi attacked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government on Thursday in the Lok Sabha saying it has forgotten its promises, none of which have been fulfilled in the last two years. On the issue of rising prices of pulses, potatoes and tomatoes, he challenged the government to[Read More…]
Wrestler Narsingh Yadav has tested positive for a banned substance for the second time, according to ANI. The test was conducted on July 5. Narsingh Yadav previously alleges two fellow wrestlers contaminated his food with a banned steroid. He has filed a complaint at the Sonepat Police Station, Haryana. On Tuesday,[Read More…]
Aam Admi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann has issued an unconditional apology to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for trivialising safety checks in Parliament by live-streaming the area on Facebook. The issue rocked both Houses today, with MPs urging strong action against him. Mahajan is expected to consult political parties[Read More…]
Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi confirms the party will protest the “subversion of democracy” during the Monsoon Session. Referring to the Supreme Court’s intervention in Arunachal Pradesh, she said the BJP should refrain from engineering destabilisation of elected governments. “The house needs to discuss where we are heading,” she added.
Union parliamentary affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu said the Monsoon Session will be held from July 18 to August 12. The BJP government is confident the Goods and Services Tax Bill will be tabled and passed in this session. There are 45 bills pending in the Rajya Sabha and 5 in[Read More…]