According to an analysis of the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry, productivity of Lok Sabha during the current session so far has been 105 per cent against 104 per cent during the last Budget session this year.
According to an analysis of the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry, productivity of Lok Sabha during the current session so far has been 105 per cent against 104 per cent during the last Budget session this year.

Productivity goes up in Lok Sabha but down in Rajya Sabha

Shishir Sinha

Lower House has edged over Upper House in terms of productivity during the ongoing session of Pa... »

J&K polls: Over 55% voters exercise franchise till 2 pm

Paramilitary soldiers stand guard near Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) at a distribution centre ahead of the fifth phase of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly elections in Jammu on Friday


Undeterred by the threat of firing from across the border and braving the winter chill, over 55... »

AAP launches 'Selfie with Mufflerman' to raise funds

Anil Urs

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-Karnataka, in an effort to raise funds to fight Delhi Assembly electio... »

Jharkhand polls: More than 70% polling in final phase

Voters stand in a long queue to cast their ballots during the 5rd and last phase of Jharkhand Assembly election outside a polling station in Dumka on Saturday. Photo: Manob Chowdhary


Polling in the 16 constituencies of Jharkhand today ended with 70.42 per cent of the electorate... »

‘RBI did well to bring in inflation target’

Ratna Sahay, Deputy Director of the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Anil Urs

Ratna Sahay of the IMF, on why things are looking up for India »

Exit polls: J&K may throw up hung assembly, BJP to get majority in Jharkhand


BJP is projected to get a majority in Jharkhand while Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) may return a hung verdict with PDP emerging as the single largest party followed by BJP in assembly elections in t... »

Conversion row freezes work in Rajya Sabha

Cooling off Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal with Congress Rajya Sabha MP Anand Sharma, outside Parliament House in New Delhi, on Friday. The Winter Session comes to an end next Tuesday V SUDERSHAN

AM Jigeesh

In Winter Session, NDA govt conducts more business in Lok Sabha, where it is in majority »

Centre urged to clear pending projects before going for bullet trains

Our Bureau

Bullet trains are highly capital intensive and require substantial support from the Centre for their implementation, the panel noted.  »

Stealth or steel, Oommen Chandy has a way of neutralising rivals

Vinson Kurian

Actor-turned-politician Khushboo is said to have recently described Oommen Chandy as the father of all men of steel – the anointed and the aspiring. She reportedly gave the Kerala Chief Min... »

Now, an anti-love ‘ jihad’ in cyberspace

Our Bureau

CPI(M) youth wing’s match-making website hacked by ‘Islamic army’ »

Modi’s presence fails to end Rajya Sabha impasse

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. - PTI

Our Bureau

The Centre on Thursday scored a point over the Opposition by flatly denying an answer from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of communal disturbances in the country. Though Modi was... »

Apex court extends bail for Jayalalithaa

J Jayalalithaa


Extending the bail of former Tamil chief minsiter and AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa by another four months, the Supreme court on Thursday directed the Karnataka High Court to form a specia... »

State ministers to meet on Jan 6 to discuss higher education reforms

Our Bureau

The Human Resource Development Ministry has called for a meeting of State education ministers on January 6 to discuss reforms in higher education, HRD Minister Smriti Irani informed the Lok Sabha... »

Call to confer Bharat Ratna on Krishna Iyer

Our Bureau

A group of MPs, cutting across party lines, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday and urged him to confer the Bharat Ratna on Justice VR Krishna Iyer posthumously. They told Modi that... »

Conversion row may delay Insurance Bill

MPs in the Rajya Sabha protest during the Parliament’s ongoing winter session in New Delhi on Tuesday. - PTI

Our Bureau

‘No business will be allowed in the Upper House until PM makes a statement’ »

Trinamool MPs in war of words with Rudy in Lok Sabha

Telangana Cabinet expanded

Govt to revisit food safety law, make it more stringent: Nadda

Now, Christmas puts Irani in a spot

Saradha scam: Madan Mitra remanded in CBI custody

18 J&K seats go to the polls in penultimate phase on Sunday

Saradha scam action: BJP says Mamata is pressing panic button

TN parties clash in Rajya Sabha over arrest of fishermen by Lanka

Govt to look at alternatives if coal Bill not passed in RS

Piyush Goyal


The government may look at other alternatives if the passage of Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill faces hiccups in the Rajya Sabha.The Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha earlier this m... »

UCO Bank tops in RuPay cards issue

Our Bureau

National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) presented a cheque for ₹11.83 lakh as an incentive to UCO Bank for issuing the highest number of RuPay cards among Kolkata-based banks during the quart... »

Sonia Gandhi admitted to hospital after respiratory infection, stable

Sonia Gandhi


Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who has been hospitalised for lower respiratory tract infection, is stable and recovering well. “Her condition is stable and she is recovering well,” said... »  

Apex court extends Jaya’s bail up to April 2015

J Jayalalithaa

Press Trust of India

Also asks Karnataka High Court to decide on her appeal within three months »

Private member’s Bill seeks ‘special’ aid for Gujarat

Our Bureau

A private member’s Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha last week, seeking “special financial assistance” from the Consolidated Fund of India for “successful completion” of various schemes... »

Govt slams Opposition for Rajya Sabha logjam


The government today attacked the Opposition parties for stalling proceedings in Rajya Sabha, saying they are now in search of some excuse to justify their behaviour. “Even some of the l... »

In Lok Sabha, a merry war on ‘Xmas circular’

Our Bureau

Several opposition parties led by the Congress accused the Centre of “misleading” the Lok Sabha on the issue of a Christmas day circular. Referring to the Centre’s stance that the reporte... »

Opposition demands PM’s presence in Rajya Sabha

VENKAIAH NAIDU Parliamentary Affairs Minister

Our Bureau

The Rajya Sabha was disrupted for the third day on Wednesday as Opposition members stuck to their demand that no discussion is possible unless Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes his stand clear on... »

Clean India is focus of 2015 calendar

Up-to-date Information & Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister of State Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore releasing the calendar for 2015, in New Delhi on Wednesday V SUDERSHAN

Our Bureau

The Centre on Wednesday launched its official calendar for 2015 with the theme of Clean India Green India. The calendar was also launched digitally, as a mobile app. The calendar feature... »

15 parties yet to submit Lok Sabha poll expenditure statements

Our Bureau

ADR presents memo to SIT, seeks tabs on party funding »

Nirbhaya case: women MPs flag safety concerns in LS

ED attaches Jaganmohan Reddy’s assets

Uproar in both Houses over Xmas Day circular

No one can usurp tribal land: PM

Political parties should pay 30% tax on anonymous donations: Assocham

15 Jharkhand seats go to the polls in fourth phase on Sunday

Mamata stands by Madan Mitra, says he is innocent

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