Pradeep Kaushal


Chandraswami, godman to PMs and politics, dies at 69
Wed, May 24, 2017

His shadow loomed over Rao’s reign, was linked to Iran arms running scandal and Rajiv assassination

I sought a meeting with the PM on Kashmir, there has been no response: Yashwant Sinha
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

"The situation in the Valley is so fragile that any little thing can trigger any kind of protest, including a violent protest."

5 Questions: My estimate is 4 crore immigrants have illegally entered India, says Nishikant Dubey
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Nishikant Dubey, BJP, Lok Sabha, discusses illegal immigration with The Indian Express

K V Thomas asserts PAC power to summon PM
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Thomas is scheduled to relinquish the chairmanship of the most powerful parliamentary committee at the end of this month.

Tarun Vijay’s remarks on south Indians: Opposition says book him for sedition
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Kharge mounted his attack: “I want to ask whether we are Indians or not, because he has himself said that we are living with blacks.”

Resolution in sight as Ravindra Gaekwad says sorry, Sena flexes muscle
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

Gaekwad requested Raju to lift the travel ban, which was “affecting the effective discharge” his responsibilities.

Get flight ban on Ravindra Gaekwad lifted or face protests: Shiv Sena
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

The issue cropped up again when BJP member Devji Mansingram Patel claimed Jet Airways had not provided him a seat though he had booked a flight over a month ago.

African mission dean’s response painful: Sushma Swaraj
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

Sushma said the dean was called by her ministry Wednesday and the government’s response was conveyed to him.

Jyotiraditya Scindia vs Piyush Goyal over who’s to blame for power situation
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Lok SABHA witnessed heated exchanges between Power Minister Piyush Goyal and Congress chief whip Jyotiraditya Scindia Thursday over the current power situation. Scindia questioned the government claim that the country has surplus power; he claimed the reality is different. Goyal used the dismal picture painted by Scindia to hit back, saying that it was on […]

Centre says it will be happy if any state government waives farmers’ loans
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Scindia pointed out that the BJP had stated in its election manifesto in Uttar Pradesh that it would waive loans of farmers.

Rs 12 lakh crore lost because you delayed GST: Veerappa Moily
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Moily was critical of the Modi government for “too many taxes” under the proposed GST system, which in his view did not reflect the original spirit behind the new tax regime.

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaekwad’s defence: Official used PM Modi’s name… AI is failing
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

The MP also raised questions about the state of affairs in Air India. He said passengers were provided with TV, towels and tissues on international flights but not on domestic flights.

For once, Yogi ‘not present’ but his question keeps him in Lok Sabha
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Most of the members who put supplementaries to the question — on oil wells and their development — made it a point to refer to Adityanath’s new position

University vacancies a problem, agrees govt
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Prakash Javadekar told the Lok Sabha Monday that about 20 per cent posts in central universities were vacant

Loan waiver for UP farmers, MPs ask why not elsewhere
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

Govt says will bear burden of UP waiver after poll promise; Sena, Cong MPs walk out of Lok Sabha.

Trivendra Singh Rawat, ex-RSS pracharak, to be CM of Uttarakhand
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

Earlier, the names of Satpal Maharaj and Prakash Pant were also doing the rounds for the chief minister’s post.

Bill proposes single water tribunal, BJD MP objects
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

The bill has been wrongly drafted, he said, and asked the government to come back after consultation with states.

AIADMK MP wants CBI to probe Jayalaithaa’s ‘mysterious’ death
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

ll AIADMK members present in the House sprang to their feet the moment Sundaram rose to raise the matter.

Walkout over Goa & Manipur: RJD, NCP join Cong; JD(U), Left stay in
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

Rising as soon as the House assembled, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said democracy was being murdered.

UP election results 2017: Stage set for RS churning, Mayawati’s seat at risk
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

The BJP will record big gains next year, taking its tally to 67; the Congress will be down to 48 from the current 59

UP election results 2017: State clears the decks for BJP choice of President
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Needs votes of just one party: AIADMK or BJD, or TRS plus YSRCP

After father disowns Mohammad Saifullah, Rajnath says Government proud of him
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

Reacting to the Home Minister’s comments, Sartaj told reporters in Lucknow that it was “a matter of happiness that they have acknowledged our decision”.

Nitish Kumar, Hardik Patel may join hands for Gujarat polls
Thu, Mar 09, 2017

Nitish and Hardik are already working in tandem with each other.

Former MP, diplomat Syed Shahabuddin dies at 82
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

The former diplomat was a leading light of the All-India Babri Action Committee, which sought to counter the Sangh Parivar's Ramjanmabhoomi movement.

5 Questions: I have said what we feel, says Shiv Sena MP Anandrao Adsul on criticising PM Modi
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

Shiv Sena MP from Amravati, Anandrao Adsul, speaks to Indian Express about why he attacked PM Modi during a discussion in the Lok Sabha.

At 91, ND Tiwari knocks new door: Saffron for son
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Tiwari has been seeking a ticket for Rohit from Kumaon region of Uttarakhand and the BJP has reportedly agreed to his demand.

Shiv Sena-BJP alliance: Uddhav Thackeray may announce decision on on January 23
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

On Bal Thackeray birth anniversay, Sena chief might declare to go for it alone if seat-sharing negotiations failed to make a headway by then, said leaders

Congress conclave: Uttar Pradesh party leaders divided over alliance
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Amethi is a Congress bastion and also the Lok Sabha constituency of Rahul Gandhi.

Winter Session takeaway: For every hour of work done, one House lost 5, other 4
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

Lok Sabha worked for just 19 hours while losing 92, Rajya Sabha for 22 hours while losing more than 86. In other words, for every hour of work done, Lok Sabha lost five hours while Rajya Sabha lost four.

On last day of winter session, all eyes on Rahul Gandhi — BJP, and rule book
Fri, Dec 16, 2016

The rule book allows the Speaker to stop Rahul Gandhi if he were to elaborate on allegations of personal nature.

LK Advani snaps: Neither Speaker Sumitra Mahajan nor Minister Ananth Kumar running Lok Sabha
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

“Who’s running the House? It is running on its own. Neither the Speaker nor the Parliamentary Affairs Minister is running the House,” said Advani, after the Lok Sabha was adjourned.

5 Questions: A discussion without voting is good enough, says A P Jithender Reddy
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

A P Jithender Reddy, TRS, Lok Sabha, speaks to The Indian Express.

In Lok Sabha, an effort to start a barely audible discussion on demonetisation
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan appealed to members to start a discussion and offered to waive all rules but in vain as the Opposition insisted a vote follow the debate.

Discussion on cash scrap listed in Lok Sabha today
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

Both the BJD and the TRS are ruling parties in Odisha and Telangana, respectively, but are not permanent camp-followers of either the BJP or Congress and tend to take issue-based positions.

AAP MP Bhagwant Mann not keen to apologise, bailout difficult
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

He reportedly said his party leadership would not let him do so in the form suggested by the nine-member committee headed by BJP member Kirit Somaiya.

Washout, Day 12: Now over Army at Bengal plazas
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said, “I am shocked at what the chief minister of a state has said about the Army."