Anand Mishra


The overruling of Sharad Yadav, from note ban to presidential candidate
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

It is not the first time that Sharad Yadav has been overruled in the party he once headed. He has had to take back a number of decisions in the last seven years, including some when he was JD(U) president. Every time there has been a disagreement with Nitish Kumar, it is the Bihar chief minister who has had his way.

Presidential Polls: Meira Kumar will challenge Ram Nath Kovind, BSP and SP go with Opposition choice
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

The 2017 presidential election will not be without a contest. And it will see a Dalit versus Dalit. 17 Opposition parties announced that former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will be their joint candidate against the ruling NDA’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind.

Presidential election: Cracks in Opposition over contest, Cong pushes for Meira Kumar
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Ever since the BJP named Kovind, a Dalit, for President, the Congress and CPM have been trying to come up with a Dalit candidate as a counter. Ghulam Nabi Azad conveyed Sonia Gandhi’s message that the Congress is determined to fight.

Why Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) would rather not vote against Ram Nath Kovind
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

The JD(U) cannot afford to vote against Kovind, a non-Jatav Dalit. JD(U) leaders believe that a number of Dalit communities in Bihar — most of them now bracketed as Mahadalits — identify with Kovind’s community.

Few in Opposition back Congress, Left on contesting against Kovind
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Former Union Minister and RJD leader Jaiprakash Yadav declined to reveal his party stand on fielding an Opposition candidate, saying everything will be clear tomorrow at the Opposition meeting.

More in Opposition ask: How can we oppose a Dalit?
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

While the Congress is keen on putting up a candidate to force a contest, it is also eager to avert a division in the Opposition ranks which could be seen as its failure.

Opposition’s dilemma: Can they oppose a Dalit face?
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

THE BJP seems to have successfully created the need for a rethink among Opposition leaders over proposing a joint candidate by naming Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA’s Presidential nominee.

Issue over poor man’s food jowar: House panel questions need to develop GM Sorghum
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests, has decided to seek clarifications from Union Agriculture Minister and also ask the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) to do a comparative analysis of the nutritional values of GM and non-GM sorghum.

Presidential poll: Man who lost 150 elections, couple among 13 who filed nomination
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Slamming the political class, some candidates have written in nomination papers that they don’t want to take the support of such MLAs an MPs for the dignified post of the President.

Farmer unrest: To corner government, Opposition plans Bharat Bandh
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

The Opposition decided to press for a comprehensive loan waiver for farmers and implementation of the M S Swaminathan Commission’s five-part report.

Opposition leaders to meet protesting farmers in Mandola on June 22
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

The farmers in Mandola have been protesting for a few months, demanding revision of compensation for land acquired under the state government’s Avas Vikas Housing Scheme.

Have plan to tackle internet fraud, govt tells House panel
Sun, Jun 04, 2017

The government had cited checking of counterfeit currency as one of the key reasons for demonetisation.

Banks call for improvising legal provisions to check cyber fraud
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

In its background note, Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) said that for banks, preventing cyber crime is a challenge because as more transactions are going digital, the incidences of cyber crime and fraud are increasing.

GDP rate fall in focus at Parlimentary panel meet
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

Underlying the big gap in the growth rate of NPAs in public sector banks and private banks, Dinesh Trivedi from Trinamool Congress asked “what is the accountability of those bankers, who lent big money to defaulters”.

Question mark over preparedness for GST rollout by July 1: Banks tell panel
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

Indian Banks Association (IBA) chairman and Central Bank of India CMD Rajeev Rishi and IBA deputy chairperson and ICICI MD & CEO Chanda Kochhar were among the bankers called before the panel as witnesses.

GM crop safe, but must assess case by case: ICMR to House panel
Wed, May 31, 2017

ICMR has told a parliamentary panel that while genetically modified crops are “generally safe”, the “individual GM foods” should be assessed on a “case by case basis”.

DDA might lose 13,240 acres of land, flags issue before Parliamentary panel
Wed, May 31, 2017

Parliamentary panel plans to visit people to take opinions about certain provisions

Constructive criticism good, polls on govt are welcome: PM Narendra Modi in Mann Ki Baat
Mon, May 29, 2017

Mann Ki Baat: Prime Minister Modi congratulated those “who took out time for an in-depth analysis of our work”.

Nitish Kumar attends PM Modi’s lunch, says it’s about Bihar
Sun, May 28, 2017

Afterward, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar rejected as “far from the truth” speculation over his apparent bonhomie with the BJP

Opposition awaits govt move on President candidate, may persuade Sharad Pawar later
Sat, May 27, 2017

The leaders said they are willing to “consider” if the ruling coalition proposes an “acceptable” name.

Nationally, BJP sets the agenda after poll victories; Opposition, what Opposition?
Thu, May 25, 2017

Three years down the line, PM Modi has not only retained his popularity but has managed to consolidate the BJP’s hold on the masses, breaking new ground

Land Bill: Congress govt in Karnataka disagrees with Congress party
Tue, May 23, 2017

According to the 2013 Act, consent of 80 per cent of land owners had to be obtained when land was acquired for private projects and 70 per cent for public-private partnership projects.

EC to house panel: State funding won’t help, need radical changes to monitor poll expenditure
Mon, May 22, 2017

Both the EC and the Law Ministry have been asked to furnish their written replies at the next meeting.

Urjit Patel seeks temporary exemption from House panel appearance 
Mon, May 22, 2017

Patel will appear before the Department Related Parliamentary Committee on Finance, headed by the Congress’s M Veerappa Moily, on June 8, sources on the panel said.

Kashmir conclave: Congress group meets, Left against invite to BJP
Sun, May 21, 2017

Leaders of other Opposition parties are expected to hold a separate meeting on Monday to deliberate on ways to work out a common strategy.

Change in donation details of electoral bonds ‘retrograde’: EC to House panel
Sat, May 20, 2017

On the issue of state funding of elections, the ministry’s representatives said the Law Commission had already given its view that state funding of elections is not possible keeping in mind the country’s financial condition.

Lalu not the leader of Yadavs, social justice not about promoting family: Bhupendra Yadav
Wed, May 17, 2017

BJP general secretary in-charge of Bihar in conversation with Indian Express

House panel chief to PM : ‘Don’t decide on GM Mustard till we study’
Tue, May 16, 2017

Chowdhury has asked the government to “wait till the panel completes its examination and finalises its report on GM products”

First-past-the-post system: House panel to discuss other voting options
Mon, May 15, 2017

In the first-past-the-post system, a candidate getting the maximum number of votes in a constituency wins the poll, irrespective of whether she has got the majority of votes polled.

Indira Gandhi most acceptable ruler, PM, of a democratic country even today: President Pranab Mukherjee
Sun, May 14, 2017

Mukherjee, who has had a long association with the Nehru-Gandhi family, was a senior minister in the UPA I and UPA II governments.

House panel slams Commerce, Textiles ministries over “lackadaisical approach” on facilitating trade
Mon, May 08, 2017

In a report, the panel also noted that the lack of last-mile connectivity has adversely affected India’s trade facilitation efforts.

Sharad Yadav, Yashwant Sinha cut across party lines, plan J&K meet
Mon, May 08, 2017

Both Sharad Yadav and Yashwant Sinha were part of separate delegations which met separatist leaders in the Valley last year.

Kanimozhi invites Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad Yadav to Karunanidhi’s birthday
Sat, May 06, 2017

An array of leaders from different political parties are expected to attend the DMK chief’s birthday celebrations that will culminate in a political rally

Uddhav Thackeray, Ram Vilas Paswan spar over NDA resolution on Modi leadership
Fri, May 05, 2017

At the NDA meeting, Paswan had slammed Thackeray for speaking openly against the government despite being a partner in the alliance

Active participation of Pakistani Army in killings and mutilation: Government
Thu, May 04, 2017

CCS meets, Jaitley says ‘trust Army’; Rajnath meets NSA, intelligence chiefs

Tax dispute resolution: PAC raises concerns on ‘pendency for decades’
Thu, May 04, 2017

The panel recommended that cases, where the evasion of Central Excise Duty is less than Rs 5 lakh and is pending for more than 15 years, should be withdrawn.