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As Opposition mulls CJI impeachment, look at judges who faced proceedings
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Justice Ramaswami found himself in the eye of a storm in 1990 following media reports that he had made conspicuously lavish expenditure on his official residence during his tenure in Chandigarh.

JDU: Ready for Bihar polls in December if states, Lok Sabha go to polls together
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

JD(U) secretary-general K C Tyagi today told The Indian Express that his party favours the idea of simultaneous state and national elections, floated by the PM.

Lok Sabha clears judges pay hike, asserts its supremacy
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

However, unless Rajya Sabha clears it on the last day of the winter session Friday, the hike will have to wait till the budget session.

Western Ghats restrictions stalling projects in Idukki, says Joice George
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

Joice George, Independent, Lok Sabha, discusses his zero-hour issue with The Indian Express.

New year will see new equations in the Rajya Sabja, BJP to be single-largest party
Tue, Jan 02, 2018

The Opposition Congress, which is currently evenly placed with the BJP at 57, may slide to 48 by July. The aggregate of the Congress and its allies will reduce from 72 to 63.

‘Telangana state incomplete without own high court’ says Telangana MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha
Thu, Dec 28, 2017

Kalvakuntla Kavitha, Telangana Rashtra Samithi, MP Lok Sabha, tells The Indian Express why her party agitated in the well

As all parties attack Pakistan, Congress readies to target govt over Kulbhushan Jadhav
Thu, Dec 28, 2017

Slogan-shouting by Congress and TRS members — over different issues — subsided for a while when Arvind Sawant (Shiv Sena) flagged the Jadhav family meeting.

Congress govt protecting jihadis in Karnataka: Shobha Karandlaje
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

Shobha Karandlaje, BJP, Lok Sabha, discusses with The Indian Express, the killing of RSS-BJP workers in Karnataka, an issue she raised during zero hour

7th pay panel: Bill to double judges’ salary introduced in Lok Sabha
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

Prasad reached the Lok Sabha a little late, which led to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan telling him to be punctual. Prasad responded that he had been busy in Rajya Sabha.

Another day, another Congress walkout in Lok Sabha
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

With Sonia overseeing them, Congress MPs raised full-throated slogans demanding that Modi apologise (maafi mango) for his remarks about Manmohan Singh.

Parliament Winter Session: Amid standoff over PM Modi’s remarks on Manmohan, govt meets opposition
Wed, Dec 20, 2017

In Lok Sabha, Cong MPs speak with microphones off

Jats, Marathas and now Patidars: BJP faces challenge from dominant castes
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

Though the party scraped through Gujarat, data suggests the BJP suffered electoral setbacks in Patidar-dominant areas of Saurashtra. This brings to the fore the fragility of the BJP’s strategy.

Disqualification of Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar: Presiding officers should judge cases fast, says Venkaiah Naidu
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

Naidu made the observation while unseating Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar Ansari from Rajya Sabha late Monday night on the basis of the petitions filed by JD(U) floor leader Ram Chandra Prasad Singh.

Rebel JD(U) leaders Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar disqualified from Rajya Sabha
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

The disqualification was ordered under Paragraph 2 (1)(a) of the Tenth Schedule. The Chairman had been petitioned for action by Ram Chandra Prasad Singh, leader of the JD(U) group in the Rajya Sabha.

Padmavati row: Why us, let Censor board decide, says L K Advani at House panel meet
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

The Parliamentary committee met on Thursday to question Padmavati director Sanjay Leela Bhansali on various aspects of the movie.

Day after Gujarat polls, Winter session likely from December 15
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

The winter session is usually convened in November, a couple of weeks after Diwali, and the third or fourth week of the month has been an established convention.

Winter Session: When polls cast shadow on House
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

The winter session in 2011 was scheduled to be held from November 22 to December 21. However, it ended on December 29.

Gujarat elections: Will contest seven seats in alliance with Congress, claims Chhotu Vasava
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

“We will contest seven of (Gujarat’s) 182 constituencies,” Vasava said on Saturday. “We are keen on fighting one more seat, but let us see if the Congress agrees to part with it.”

One JD(U) faction waits for an offer from Congress, another prefers not to wait for BJP
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

The rival Nitish Kumar faction of the JD(U), meanwhile, is set to announce its candidates for half-a-dozen constituencies soon without even exploring the possibility of an alliance with the BJP.

Maharashtra Cabinet reshuffle: As minister, Narayan Rane set to stir up state politics – even if by default
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

The BJP, which generally avoids returning fire after occasional Sena attacks, may use Rane to counter its troublesome ally in the medium term.

Disqualification from Rajya Sabha: Sharad Yadav gets 10 days to appear before Venkaiah Naidu, offer defence
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

Sources said Yadav may take a lawyer along to buttress his arguments at the final hearing. Naidu had earlier directed Yadav to appear before him in person on October 30 with regard to the petition filed by Singh seeking his disqualification on account of defection.

Rajasthan ordinance: Vasundhara Raje’s ‘reasons’ similar to those of Rajiv Gandhi’s 1988 Defamation Bill
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

The Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, brought in by the Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan, carries echoes of the draconian Defamation Bill which then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi tried to enact and was forced to abandon in 1988.

Plea on disqualification as RS MP: Naidu asks Sharad to present his case on Oct 30
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

The summons have been sent under terms of sub-rule (7) of Rule 7 of the Members of Rajya Sabha (Disqualification on Ground of election) Rules, 1985, read with the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution, it was informed.

JD(U) leader questions EC, party distances itself
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

While one tweet questioned the state of economy vis-à-vis the government’s record on tackling hunger, the other raised a question mark over the impartiality of the Election Commission over the Gujarat poll dates.

Venkaiah Naidu may disqualify Sharad Yadav from Rajya Sabha soon
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

The Rajya Sabha secretariat had served Yadav and Anwar notices last month to respond to Singh’s allegations against them. It had also forwarded copies of the petition to them for reference.

House panel to look into China-India relations
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

The move comes days after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi explain the resumed road-construction by the Chinese near the Doklam plateau

Parliamentary Standing Committees: Anand Sharma makes way for Bhupendra Yadav as law panel head
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

Yadav, a Rajya Sabha member, has over the years emerged as a BJP favourite for handling parliamentary committees charged with sorting out sensitive matters in which the party has high stake.

When the Speaker can judge if MLAs gave up their party membership ‘voluntarily’
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Constitutional rules for conduct of MLAs outside the assembly came into play in Tamil Nadu

Chhotubhai Amarsinh Vasava elected acting President of JD(U)’s Sharad Yadav faction
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

As the rebel group starts taking shape in the capital, Yadav has also been made convenor of a 16-member Opposition committee that is holding conventions on the theme of ‘Save Composite Culture [Sanjha Virasat Bachao]’ throughout the country.

On Rajya Sabha membership, Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar get Venkaiah Naidu’s notice
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

The JD(U) has 10 members in the Upper House. While seven of them have sided with Nitish, three have broken off. Yadav and Anwar are operating under the banner of a new forum, Sanjha Virasat.

Rajya Sabha chairman serves JD(U)’s Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar notice on party petition seeking their disqualification
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu has given JD(U)'s Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar one week to explain their position with regard to the party petition seeking their disqualification.

Question of Yadav’s disqualification after recast of Rajya Sabha panels
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

The follow-up action on the Janata Dal (United) petition seeking disqualification of Sharad Yadav from the Rajya Sabha may get under way only after a reconstitution of standing committees in the House.

JD(U) petitions Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu for Sharad Yadav’s disqualification
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

The petition stated that Yadav had participated in a rally organised by the RJD in Patna on August 27, defying a party directive conveyed to him by JD(U) secretary-general K C Tyagi in writing ahead of the rally.

Another reshuffle may be held for NDA allies
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

According to sources, the JD(U) was hoping for at least two berths in the Union Council of Ministers — a Cabinet Minister, and a Minister of State.

Nitish camp to petition VP Venkaiah Naidu to disqualify Sharad Yadav as Rajya Sabha MP
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

The JD(U) under Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has also decided to separately contest in the Election Commission (EC) the Sharad faction’s claim over the party’s name, flag and symbol.

Sharad Yadav group moves EC, wants to be recognised as ‘real JDU’
Sat, Aug 26, 2017

In the letter, Tyagi stated that the RJD is organising the rally against the JD(U), as also to cover up allegations of corruption faced by Lalu and his family members.