Vice presidential election: 93% polling recorded, over 50 MPs did not vote

Around 93 per cent polling was recorded in the vice presidential election on Saturday, with more than 50 MPs not exercising their franchise. Officials said of the total 780 MPs, as many as 725 MPs voted till 5 pm when the polling concluded. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his predecessor Manmohan … Read more

Vice-Presidential polls: 85% MPs vote till 2 PM; Modi, Manmohan cast ballot

Over 85 per cent votes were polled in the Vice Presidential election till 2 PM, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his predecessor Manmohan Singh casting their ballots early in the day, officials said. Of the 780 MPs in both Houses — another eight Rajya Sabha seats are vacant — around 670 … Read more

Monsoon session: Lok Sabha withdraws suspension of four Congress MPs

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday revoked the suspension of four Congress members, after party leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said it was not the intention of the opposition to hurt the chair. The Congress members were suspended last Monday for the rest of the session for protesting and carrying placards inside … Read more

Delhi HC to hear plea on pendency of criminal cases against MPs, MLAs

The Delhi High Court on Friday is scheduled to hear a case about the pendency of criminal cases against members of Parliament (MPs) and Legislative Assemblies (MLAs). The matter, which will be heard by a bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Subramonium Prasad, was instituted in October 2020 by the … Read more

Govt wants Oppn-free India: Cong protests agencies misuse, MPs suspension

Congress MPs held a sit-in at Vijay Chowk here on Wednesday over the alleged misuse of investigative agencies and suspension of Opposition legislators, with senior leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury saying it seems that the government wants an “Opposition-mukt” Bharat. Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, Chowdhury, the leader … Read more

Penny Mordaunt attacks Tory leadership rivals ahead of MPs’ final vote

UK trade minister Penny Mordaunt has launched a scathing attack on her rivals for the Conservative leadership, as Tory MPs prepare for Wednesday’s final round of voting to narrow the contest to a shortlist of two. Mordaunt’s campaign claimed that foreign secretary Liz Truss could not win a general election and that if she became … Read more

Harbhajan, Misa Bharti, Rajeev Shukla and 25 other MPs take oath in RS

Cricketer-turned-politician Harbhajan Singh, Misa Bharti, daughter of former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, and BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla on Monday took oath alongwith nearly 25 other leaders as Rajya Sabha members. Others included A Rao Meena, Vijay Sai Reddy, Kheeru Mahto, Shambhala Saran Patel, Ranjeet Ranjan, Maharashtra Majhi, … Read more

PM Modi expresses grief over Maharashtra Roadways bus accident in MP’s Dhar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences after a Maharashtra Roadways bus travelling from Indore to Pune fell off the Khalghat Sanjay Setu in the Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh on Monday. “The bus tragedy in Dhar, Madhya Pradesh is saddening. My thoughts are with those who have lost their … Read more

PM Modi urges MPs to make Monsoon Session as productive as possible

Ahead of the start of Parliament’s Monsoon Session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged MPs to hold deep discussions and make the session as fruitful and productive as possible. Speaking with reporters, Modi said Parliament functions and takes best decisions with everyone’s ‘prayaas’ (efforts) and urged parliamentarians to … Read more

UK plan for asylum seekers is not deterring boat crossings, say MPs

There is no clear evidence that the UK’s plans to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda are deterring people from making hazardous journeys to Britain in boats on the English Channel, according to a new report by MPs. The numbers coming across the Channel have increased significantly since home secretary Priti Patel in April announced a … Read more