Anand Mishra


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.

Election results: UP was a test case for BJP and it has come out in flying colours
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

The trends suggest that BJP has managed to retain a fair percentage of votes it polled in 2014 in the state.

Budget Session 2017: Opposition slams government over violence on campuses
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury said that what was happening in the universities will be raised in Parliament as these universities were established by law enacted by it.

Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017: Unaddressed in election din, the widows of Varanasi
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

Far from taking up any issues concerning the widows, no party even visited them.

Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017: Away from Bengal, Varanasi bhadralok root for BJP
Thu, Mar 09, 2017

Many residents of Bangali Tola reaffirm their faith in the BJP, although they are upset that the party has denied the Varanasi South ticket to Shyamdeb Roy Choudhury, a seven-time MLA widely known as “Dada”.

Campaign ends for last phase of voting: Ground falls silent, now it’s up in the air
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

Wrapping up the campaign with a rally in Rohania, Modi attacked rival parties, telling people not to “waste” their votes on the SP and BSP.

UP polls 2017: Seems PM Modi will hold only roadshows in Varanasi, foreign jaunts over, says Akhilesh
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

"Varanasi mein ek roadshow ke baad doosra roadshow kar rahein hai Pradhan Mantri. Aur lag raha hai ki PM roadshow hi karte rahenge; videsh jaana chhod denge ab."

UP elections 2017: At ghats, they revel in arguing about Ganga, politics and Modi
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

In Varanasi, the high-profile constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it is politics that now dominates the discourse at ghats. This

UP elections 2017: In final salvo, PM Modi says rivals only think of kuchh ka saath, kuchh ka vikas
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

Crediting his government for fighting corruption and contrasting it with the “scams of UPA”, he said some people failed to look beyond votes.

UP polls 2017: After PM Modi, Varanasi decks up for Samajwadi Party-Congress
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

The crowd, and the enthusiasm, their roadshow is being seen as a shot in the arm for the SP-Congress alliance by many supporters and local leaders.

Uttar Pradesh polls 2017: Small parties, caste groups hold key to many seats in eastern UP
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

Besides the major parties and alliances, several small parties are in fray in these 89 seats.

BJP MP reopens Snoopgate, asks PM to let CBI probe Sushilkumar Shinde
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

The Snoopgate row erupted in November 2013 when news websites Cobrapost and Gulail released audio tapes, alleging that Amit Shah, ordered illegal surveillance of a young woman by Gujarat police.

Maharashtra civic polls: Congress has lost backing of poor, says Arun Jaitley
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Jaitley, who has even earlier attacked Congress over dynastic politics, further said, “Parties which adopt dynastic succession as an alternative to merit-based leadership creation, suffer from a natural disadvantage.

SP notifies Amar Singh’s expulsion to Rajya Sabha
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Singh was expelled at an SP convention when Akhilesh replaced Mulayam as the SP chief amid a turf war in the party.

Seen & heard: Coming up, BJP jingle that announces ‘victory’
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Another jingle with the same catch line seeks to send out a message of hope.

First discussed note ban with RBI in Feb 2016: Shaktikanta Das
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

It is learnt that Das told the panel that a discussion between the government and RBI started, at a very high level, in February 2016.

PAC: Explain risk of online frauds, NPAs
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia is reported to have said that the government has all information, and assured that the details will be shared with PAC.

Additional power to taxmen: Govt to reveal reason for searches before Constitutional courts
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Revenue secretary, while appearing before a Parliamentary panel, has clarified the government’s stand on the fresh provisions introduced in the Budget.

Tax exemption ‘misuse’: Impose penalty on Tata trusts, House panel asks govt
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Some members in PAC sub-committee including chairman Dubey demanded action over the “misuse” of tax exemption by such bodies with specific reference to two trusts of Tata, informed the sources.

Members seek names of big defaulters: Cashless drive a ‘cruel imposition’, says PAC chief
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

The meeting also saw a demand for amendment to the 1934 RBI Act to ensure that names of big corporate defaulters are made public.

President’s election: Nitish Kumar in talks with Opposition parties over common nominee
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

In 2012, Nitish, despite being a part of the NDA then, had supported UPA’s Presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee.

Nothing to fear…Opposition needs to unite, work on its agenda, not just react: Nitish Kumar
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Nitish Kumar’s anti-BJP pitch and his meetings with Opposition leaders, particularly from Left, comes in the backdrop of speculation of his cosying up to BJP.

Uproar in Rajya Sabha as Opposition members target PM Modi
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Accusing Modi of dragging political debate to a “new low”, members from Congress, CPM and JDU also joined hands to slam the PM for not agreeing to reply to clarifications by JD(U) member Sharad Yadav.

Slugfest in Upper House over cash scrap decision
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

Congress MP Viplove Thakur slammed the government for its publicity of the surgical strikes, and accused it of “selling” sacrifices of soldiers.

UP elections 2017: RLD vows quota to EBCs, others
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

Under the Karpoori Thakur formula, which Bihar adopted in 1978, reservation was given under sub-quota for the most backward classes (MBCs).

PM Modi urges saints to push social reforms
Mon, Feb 06, 2017

He urged saints to show the path to freedom from ills like illiteracy, ignorance, malnutrition, black money and corruption that have “gripped Bharat Mata”.

BJP convinces RLSP not to contest in Uttar Pradesh
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

The BJP ally had decided to contest 80 seats but withdrew following a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.