Anand Mishra


Demonetisation: RBI ready to give House panel details of Nov 8 meet, Urjit Patel answers questions
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Patel had appeared before the House panel on January 18 and had faced a barrage of questions on the issue. He is scheduled to appear before it again on May 25.

DIAL’s performance: Again, PAC report fails to find unanimity
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

The draft report has taken strong view of the “unscientific” use of the commercial space at IGIA and sought a review of the performance of DIAL looking after it before granting it any further extension.

Senior JDU leader Sharad Yadav talks Kashmir, Oppn unity with Sonia Gandhi
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Sonia, who has been holding meetings with Opposition leaders at her residence, is learnt to have expressed concern about the situation in the Valley

NITI Aayog Governing Council meet: Opposition CMs attack Centre over funding, federalism, GST losses
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

PM Narendra Modi mentioned there has been a 40 per cent increase in overall allocation to states between 2014-15 and 2016-17.

Presidential polls and anti-BJP front: Sonia takes lead in finding united Oppn face for President
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Meets CPM’s Yechury after JD(U) chief Nitish; calls up NCP’s Pawar, CPI’s Raja

Some questions unanswered over note ban, House panel to summon Urjit Patel again
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

The move followed former PM Manmohan Singh’s insistence that Urjit Patel should tell the standing committee on finance how much money had come back to banks after demonetisation of notes in November.

President election: Nitish Kumar meets Sonia Gandhi, wants united Opposition candidate
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

CPM has already decided after a thorough discussion in their Politburo that if there is a common Presidential candidate from the Opposition, they would extend support.

From President and Prime Minister down: lal batti is off
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

During the Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is learnt to have announced that Rule 108 (I) and 108 (II) of the Motor Vehicles Act, which allow central and state governments to permit red beacons for dignitaries, would be scrapped.

Cabinet clears Rs 3,100 crore for EC to buy VVPAT units before 2019 polls
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Jaitley said if all machines come by September 2018, there will be EVMs with VVPATs for all elections thereafter.

‘No new situation has arisen’: Govt says Uma Bharti will not resign
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the party will study the decision before making any comments.

Govt bans use of red beacons on vehicles, says ‘symbol of VIP culture’
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

Earlier, the Supreme Court had also asked all state governments to restrict the list of VIPs who are allowed beacons on their vehicles.

Jats, Patels, Kapus don’t meet quota criteria, says Ram Vilas Paswan
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

Paswan said the only way to provide reservation to these communities is on the basis of economic backwardness. “But in that case many people from even upper castes will have to be included,” he said.

Time Congress led all secular parties: K V Thomas
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Thomas indicated that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi should be elevated in the party hierarchy.

Interview: Ram Vilas Paswan ‘Why should restaurant menus have only prices printed and not portions?’
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

‘There is no plan to make a law. We plan to talk with all the stakeholders’

If Parliament wants, RS too can have right to rule on money bills: P J Kurien
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

The session just ended saw the government take the money bill route to pass four GST bills as well as amend 40 central statutes in the Finance Bill.

House panel to examine complaints of EVM tampering
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

The issue was earlier raised by Opposition parties in Parliament, particularly in Rajya Sabha, amid intense sparring between members of the treasury and the Opposition

In Rajya Sabha, Opposition joins chorus against ‘judicial overreach’
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

Members raise orders on liquor ban, cricket associations

What about farm loan waiver for states other than UP, asks Opposition
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

The Opposition members also made a demand for a raise in the import duty on wheat from the existing 10 per cent to 25 per cent.

Alwar lynching: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi explains what he meant by ‘didn’t happen’, Opposition unmoved
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

I meant no such incident had happened in Gujarat, MP, UP, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

NCP and JDU on track for alliance in Gujarat
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

Senior NCP leader and former Union Minister Praful Patel is expected to announce the NCP-JDU development at a joint press conference in Ahmedabad Friday with K C Tyagi of the JDU.

Alongside GST bills, House discusses Lord Hanuman, Amitabh Bachchan and Messi
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

Subramanian Swamy (BJP) questioned the shareholding pattern in GSTN, GST’s IT backbone, terming it “a shady organisation” and saying it was a “grave security” issue.

Poll panel to throw open challenge: Check our EVMs
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

Election Commission dismissed Arvind Kejriwal’s latest charge as ‘baseless’

Rajya Sabha MPs demand Rajasthan minister’s sacking for remarks on rape victim
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

The House saw a brief adjournment earlier, after Perween had sought to raise the issue.

Congress calls BJP-led govts in Goa, Manipur ‘manipulated majorities’
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

The Goa chief minister and the Manipur chief minister are not duly elected by the people. It has all been managed.

House unites in concern over attacks on Africans
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Opposition MPs in Rajya Sabha say India’s name sullied by attacks, government assures impartial probe by UP govt, and action

Rajya Sabha disrupted again over vacancies in panels
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Slogans exchanged included “Anti-Dalit, anti-backward, anti-minority” from one side, and “Yeh kya tamasha hai, haar ki hatasha hai” from the other.

Hollywood, Bollywood join Finance Bill debate
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

D Raja (CPI) accused the government of favouring “Corporates ka Saath, Corporates ka Vikas”.

State results have laid foundation for New India: PM Modi
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

This was the first ‘Mann Ki Baat’ address after the BJP’s victories in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarkhand Assembly polls and formation of the party’s government in Manipur and Goa.

Attack on EVMs is pain of defeat: Govt hits back at opposition
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Opposition members asked why the government was not allocating funds for machines with a paper trail despite a dozen letters from the Election Commission.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stresses urgency in passing GST-related bills
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Jaitley said nine bylaws have to be framed, of which four have been approved and hopefully the remaining five would be approved by March 31.

Opposition seeks voter-verified paper audit trail machines
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

The government dismissed the allegations, calling them an insult to voters during a debate on electoral reforms in Rajya Sabha.

Cow, its urine and dung on Rajya Sabha discussion menu
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

B K Hariprasad of the Congress, who supported the resolution, said there should not be any discrimination against buffaloes or bulls

Smart politics, dubious economics, says Jairam Ramesh
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

Congress MP dwells on demonetisation during discussion on budget, describes Jaitley as ‘master of spin’.

Taken up fisherman killing with Lanka: Sushma Swaraj
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

The Sri Lankan government has denied the involvement of its navy in the March 6 killing; India continues to pursue the matter, says Sushma Swaraj.

Congress erred, that doesn’t mean Goa Governor can shirk: MP Shantaram Naik in Rajya Sabha
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

“I felt I should speak with Arun Jaitley, and called him around 9.30 pm... He said that if any party comes with the numbers, it has to be considered. So that settled it,” said Goa Governor Mridula Sinha.

From May 1: Mallikarjun Kharge set to replace KV Thomas as PAC chairman
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

The PAC, which is reconstituted every year, has 22 members — 15 Lok Sabha and seven Rajya Sabha.