Pradeep Kaushal


President in the Constituition: First citizen, Armed Forces supreme commander is not mere rubberstamp
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Technically, Parliament comprises the President, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. The President nominates 12 members to Rajya Sabha from amongst people having a special knowledge or practical experience in the fields of literature, science, art, cinema and social service.

PM Narendra Modi didn’t mention MSP in promise to farmers: Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Agriculture Minister said the government had appointed a committee in 2015 and implemented its promise last year. The government, he maintained, was striving to pay double the cost of input for agricultural produce

JD(U) slams Congress in-charge for calling Nitish Kumar ‘opportunist’
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

“We suggest that he (Deo) has a look at the state of presence of the Congress on the map of India and ponder over the measures needed for reclaiming the space lost by it,” JD(U) secretary-general K C Tyagi told The Indian Express on Wednesday.

Speaker sends YSR Congress plea to privileges committee
Wed, Jul 05, 2017

However, Somnath Chatterjee, who presided over the Lok Sabha between 2004 and 2009, took cognizance of complaints against members’ anti-party activities outside the House too.

GST rollout: Festive mood at Parliament as leaders gather to usher in India’s biggest ever tax reform
Sat, Jul 01, 2017

GST rollout: As MPs walked in smiling and waving, a lone Congress MP Ananda Bhaskar Rapolu sat on a dharna in front of the Gandhi statue outside demanding immediate review and reversal of GST proposals on handloom and powerloom raw materials and products.

What will happen if a Presidential election is held
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

On the face of it, a full week is left for filing nomination papers, but in reality, it is not so.

Ram Nath Kovind’s RS focus: Dalit welfare, not so much Hindutva
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

On March 14, 1995, Kovind expressed concern over the telecast of eight to 10 films on DD’s national network, and asked if the government was aware that children were wasting most of their time watching films and serials.

From Prasad to Pranab all the President polls: some sweeps, some contests, much intrigue
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee had canvassed so effectively for himself within the party in 2012 that there was no stopping him

Three years of Modi govt: Non-Congress opposition parties in disarray, desperately seeking salvation
Fri, May 26, 2017

Leaders of six parties - Janata Dal (United), Rashtriya Janata Dal, Indian National Lok Dal, Samajwadi Party, Janata Dal (Secular) and Samajwadi Janata Party - had announced in April 2015 that they would reunite into a new party

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