Pradeep Kaushal

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JD(U), RLD to reach out to farmers, plan rally in Meerut
Sat, Feb 06, 2016

Sources said there was agreement among the leaders to revive Charan Singh’s legacy to provide an ideological anchor to the proposed unified party.

Budget Session begins February 23, proposals on February 29
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Budget to be tabled on Feb 29; over a month-long recess from March 16.

Ajit Singh’s RLD likely to merge with JD(U) ahead of UP polls
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Support for bypolls in Uttar Pradesh could be first step towards merger.

Balram Jakhar towered over the rest, physically, politically
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

Tales around his height are part of political folklore.

Working on grand alliance for UP assembly polls: Sharad Yadav
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

Making the announcement, JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav said doors were open for the formation of a grand alliance in the state for which "talks were on".

JPC delegation to visit Hyderabad university
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

“The members of the committee”, according to him, “will interact with Dalit students and members of the faculty to ascertain various manifestations of caste-based discrimination.”

Parliament House kitchen to go green
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

The kitchen was shifted out of the main building in 2012 in the aftermath of the Mumbai Mantralaya fire, following orders from the then Speaker Meira Kumar.

Manish Tewari’s colleagues on House panel say they can’t recall discussion on troop movement
Mon, Jan 11, 2016

The Standing Committee report on Demands for Grants (2012-13), which was presented to the Lok Sabha on April 29, 2012, said: “As stated by the Secretary, the media report was based on wrong inferences, surmises and conjectures and is strongly dismissed.”

Heads-Up 2016: Parliament- Locked House
Fri, Jan 01, 2016

2015 saw the passage of a landmark private member’s bill on rights of transgenders in the Rajya Sabha — the first time in 47 years that such a bill had cleared the House.

From January 1, Parliament canteen food to cost more; hike after a gap of six years,
Fri, Jan 01, 2016

An official said the Speaker, who gave the final nod for the hike, had “taken a number of decisions, the most important being that the canteen will now work on a no-profit, no-loss basis”.

Janata Parivar: How Nitish & Lalu won 2015 but face the challenge of 2016
Wed, Dec 30, 2015

Nitish was back in power. Lalu was able to not only launch both his sons successfully in politics, but also have them slotted as number-two and three in Nitish's cabinet.

Janata Parivar: No merger but an alliance that showed it can yield results
Wed, Dec 30, 2015

The real breakthrough came when Lalu, under pressure from Mulayam and Sharad Yadav, agreed to the projection of Nitish as CM candidate.

Parliament 2015: Good beginning, bitter ending
Thu, Dec 31, 2015

During the Budget session, the two Houses exceeded the optimum efficiency levels, while the monsoon session recorded a dismal performance by the Rajya Sabha.

Simply put: Parliament and its many panels
Tue, Dec 29, 2015

What is a standing committee? How is it different from a select committee? And why do Bills get sent to them?

Rajnath too can head farmer panel if he gives up his job as minister: K C Tyagi
Tue, Dec 22, 2015

I would favour even Rajnath Singh, provided he is ready to give up his job as home minister and accept this assignment.

Book on Sharad Yadav: Nitish, Kejriwal hog limelight, Lalu absent
Tue, Dec 22, 2015

Among other guests were former PM Manmohan Singh, senior BJP leader L K Advani, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.

JD(U) to replicate Bihar’s Grand Alliance model
Mon, Dec 21, 2015

To engage with non-NDA parties for forging a new alternative, may impact polls in West Bengal, Assam

Congress keeps up noise over Arunachal
Thu, Dec 17, 2015

Congress MPs trooped into the well of the Lok Sabha the moment Speaker Sumitra Mahajan announced she had rejected an adjournment motion on the issue.

TMC leader Sudip calls CBI ‘Gujarat Bureau of Investigation’
Thu, Dec 17, 2015

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu replied that Gujarat was a part of India and great people from Mahatma Gandhi to Narendra Modi hailed from there.

Stuck in the washroom? Congress gives Modi sarkar the cold shoulder
Wed, Dec 16, 2015

The BJP appeared resigned to the bill's fate as its parliamentary party decided to take up a nationwide campaign after the winter session to “expose the corrupt Congress”.

BJP accuses Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal of ‘Modi-phobia’
Wed, Dec 16, 2015

BJP leaders say it has become a "fashion" with the Delhi Chief Minister to "quarrel" with the Centre and blame the Prime Minister for "everything".

Winter session: GST talks stuck, Arun Jaitley fears another washout
Tue, Dec 15, 2015

A luncheon meeting between the government and the Congress made no progress with Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress floor leader in the Lok Sabha, away in Karnataka.

National Herald case: 100% vendetta coming out of PMO, says Rahul Gandhi
Thu, Dec 10, 2015

Rahul Gandhi rejected the charge that Congress was using Parliament to threaten judiciary.

Sonia Gandhi takes court battle into the House
Wed, Dec 09, 2015

Directs disruption of Lok Sabha; in Rajya Sabha, Azad, Jaitley debate if ‘govt wants oppn-free India’.

Walkout in Lok Sabha over V K Singh’s remark
Thu, Dec 03, 2015

Naidu maintained Singh had not made any comment about Dalits and there was no reason for the Opposition to raise the issue again and again.

Showdown brings cloud of uncertainty over GST, again
Thu, Dec 03, 2015

The GST bill, originally expected to be listed on Thursday, is not in the list of business for the day.

How CPM stole a march on Cong
Tue, Dec 01, 2015

Sources disclosed Mallikarjun Kharge had told BJP floor managers the Congress wanted to take the lead.

Lok Sabha discussion on intolerance: Rajnath Singh targeted over a quote that wasn’t
Tue, Dec 01, 2015

Mohammad Salim cited a news magazine which quoted Singh as having made a pro-Hindutva remark after Narendra Modi became Prime Minister.

In four Parliament sessions under NDA govt, only monsoon session was a washout
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

A review of the sessions indicates that the first three sessions saw considerable business being addressed by both Houses with only the last session transacting very little work.

Winter Session: Government braces for Opposition offensive
Wed, Nov 25, 2015

The BJP parliamentary party executive and NDA leaders will meet at the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the day.

National anthem row: Ansari admits motion against Rajasthan Governor’s removal
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

The admission has been made as a “No-Day-Yet-Named Motion”, implying that no date has been fixed for taking it up.

Kalyan Singh to Jaswant Singh to Uma Bharti: shining, fading
Wed, Nov 11, 2015

The BJP has seen several formidable leaders fade after falling out with the top leadership.

Nitish and Lalu: A new embrace and an old association
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

In the glare of victory, it was visible that Nitish and Lalu share a political past spanning a few decades.

JD(U), Congress to work closely in winter session
Thu, Oct 22, 2015

The JD(U), on its part, had to overcome a psychological barrier vis-a-vis the Congress, since theirs is a platform of former socialists, most of them Lohiaites who were anti-Congress.

Uttar Pradesh assembly elections: Shiv Sena plans to contest all 403 seats
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

"We have deputed 100 party leaders to Lucknow and other areas of the state to put the party units in place and begin the process of shortlisting candidates,” said Sanjay Raut.

In discussion on Bihar, speakers reflect on Nitish Kumar’s popularity
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

Tyagi was confident that in Bihar “it would be the Nitish model of development that would prevail and not the Gujarat model”.