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Meira Kumar applauds Myanmar parliament’s new look


July 5th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday applauded neighbouring Myanmar's democractic transition, pointing out that its parliament had got "a new look" by providing a ... Read more...

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MPs can now use iPads in house


June 4th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Lok Sabha MPs would soon be able to use iPads in the house with a parliamentary panel clearing wi-fi connectivity in the lower house of ... Read more...

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MPs pay tribute to Neelam Sanjiva Reddy


May 19th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other parliamentarians Saturday paid homage to former president Neelam Sanjiva Reddy on his 98th birth anniversary. Finance Minister and ... Read more...

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Pranab misses parliament photo session


May 16th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The absence of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday from a group photo session of parliamentarians here surprised many.A source said Mukherjee's staff, in the ... Read more...

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Parliament remembers Tagore


May 8th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Parliament remembered Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore on his 151st birth anniversary Tuesday.Among those who paid floral tributes to the "great son of India" in ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha ex-speakers may get better retirement benefits (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The government may soon provide post-retirement facilities to former speakers of the Lok Sabha, as being provided at present to former presidents, vice presidents ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha ex-speakers may get better retirement benefits


April 30th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The government may soon provide post-retirement facilities to former speakers of the Lok Sabha at par with former presidents, vice presidents and prime ministers. ... Read more...

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Privilege notice issued to Arvind Kejriwal


March 17th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Secretariat has issued notice to social activist Arvind Kejriwal for his purported remarks about parliamentarians during an election campign rally in February, ... Read more...

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Indian parliamentary delegation arrives in Pakistan


February 21st, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) An Indian parliamentary delegation led by Lok Speaker Meira Kumar arrived in Pakistan Tuesday.The 10-member delegation also inlcudes Bharatiya Janata Party's Shahnawaz Hussain and ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha Speaker heads MPs team to South American nations


January 14th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is leading an Indian parliamentary delegation on a week-long official visit to Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay for an interaction ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned sine die, stormy session ends


December 29th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die Thursday bringing an end to a stormy winter session - half of which was lost to protests ... Read more...

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Apple a day: Lok Sabha MPs to get iPads


December 1st, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Parliament may be in a state of paralysis these days, but it has not deterred the authorities from taking a digital leap of faith. Aiming ... Read more...

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Forward Bloc demands special observance of Netaji’s birth anniversary


November 19th, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Over 1.50 lakh Forward Bloc activists Friday courted arrest in West Bengal during a "Jail bharo" agitation with a three-point demand including the declaration of Netaji ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar highlights women’s role in Indian polity


October 18th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Addressing the 125th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) assembly being held in Berne, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Tuesday talked about the role of women in ... Read more...

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Amend booklet mentioning Netaji’s death: Forward Bloc


October 16th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front ally All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) Sunday demanded the amendment of a booklet published by the Lok Sabha secretariat that says Netaji ... Read more...

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Quota for disabled in Lok Sabha jobs approved


September 13th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Tuesday approved a quota for people with physical disabilities in the Lok Sabha Secretariat jobs.According to a statement from ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha to take up Justice Sen’s impeachment Sep 5


August 30th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Lok Sabha will Sep 5 take up impeachment proceedings against Justice Soumitra Sen.The Lok Sabha Secretariat has informed Justice Sen that the proceedings would be ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha to sit Saturday, may discuss Lokpal


August 26th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The government Friday announced that the Lok Sabha will function Saturday, indicating that the discussion on different versions of the Lokpal bill will finally ... Read more...

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Indian parliament goes green


August 9th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Indian parliament made a green beginning Tuesday with Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar inaugurating a solar energy system in parliament. The Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Krishna caught in sticky situation in Lok Sabha (Lead)


August 5th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna was Thursday taken by surprise in the Lok Sabha when his name was called out by Speaker Meira Kumar ... Read more...

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Speaker to meet politicians on women’s reservation bill


July 13th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will Thursday again try to build consensus at an all-party meet over the controversial women's reservation bill hanging fire ... Read more...

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First Pakistani leader to speak in parliament’s Central Hall


July 8th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) National Assembly Speaker Fehmida Mirza will be the first Pakistani leader to make a speech in Indian parliament's Central Hall when a four-day conference ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar completes two years as Lok Sabha speaker (Lead)


June 2nd, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Meira Kumar, the first woman speaker of the Lok Sabha, Thursday completed her two years of running India's highest democratic institution during which the ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar completes two years as Lok Sabha speaker


June 2nd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Meira Kumar, the first woman speaker of the Lok Sabha, Thursday completed two years of running India's highest democratic institution during which the house ... Read more...

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Parliament not to publish members’ assets details online


May 8th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) At a time when even the Supreme court judges have put details of their assets and wealth online, the two houses of parliament have ruled ... Read more...

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Murli Manohar Joshi to submit PAC report to Lok Sabha Speaker


April 30th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Murli Manohar Joshi will submit a copy of the controversial 2G report to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Saturday, with ... Read more...

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BJP challenges PM over draft PAC report contents (Lead)


April 29th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday challenged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his cabinet colleagues to say the contents of the draft Public Accounts ... Read more...

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NDA serves notice for Lok Sabha debate on WikiLeaks


March 18th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Friday served notice for a discussion on Tuesday on the WikiLeaks expose on alleged pay-offs to MPs to win ... Read more...

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PAC invites opinions on 2G spectrum allocation


December 24th, 2010 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of parliament, led by senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, Thursday sought opinions and suggestions on the 2G spectrum scam, even ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel examining ‘paid news’ to meet Monday


December 17th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The first meeting of a parliamentary panel examining the issue of "paid news" would be held Monday, a member of the committee said. "The first meeting ... Read more...

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Bhagwati to speak on Indian economy, reforms


December 1st, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) India's economic growth and reforms would be the focus of eminent economist Jagdish Bhagwati, a Columbia University teacher, at the third Professor Hiren Mukerjee Lecture in ... Read more...

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Parliament disruption: Congress MPs to forego daily allowance


November 26th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) With the stalemate in parliament continuing, the Congress party said Friday most of its MPs have decided not to take the daily allowance in accordance with the ... Read more...

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Jagdish Bhagwati to deliver Hiren Mukherjee Lecture


November 25th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Eminent Indian economist Jagdish Bhagwati who teaches at Columbia University will speak on reforms in the country at the third Professor Hiren Mukerjee Lecture in Parliament ... Read more...

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Parliament budget figures for financial year 2010-11 (To go with main parliament protest story)


November 23rd, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The following are the official figures of the budget outlay of Indian parliament for the current financial year.The budget (figures available on indiabudget.nic.in) for the current financial ... Read more...

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Namaste India! Obama to read from teleprompter


November 6th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Namaste India! In all likelihood that will be silver-tongued Barack Obama's opening line when he addresses the Indian parliament next week. But to help ... Read more...

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