Sumitra Mahajan

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Padma Awards, other honors, announced; check list of awardees here

25 Jan 2021

Padma Awards, other honors, announced; check list of awardees here

On the eve of India's 72nd Republic Day on Tuesday, the Union Home Ministry announced a list of honors to police officers, defense personnel, among others.

By 2022, India could have a new Parliament building

12 Sep 2019

By 2022, India could have a new Parliament building

By the time we celebrate our 75th Independence Day in 2022, India may have a new Parliament or a refurbished one, at least.

For bat incident, BJP may send notice to Akash Vijayvargiya

04 Jul 2019

For bat incident, BJP may send notice to Akash Vijayvargiya

Akash Vijayvargiya, who thought it was absolutely fine to thrash a civic official, could soon receive a showcause notice from his party BJP.

Who is Om Birla, the new speaker of Lok Sabha?

19 Jun 2019

Who is Om Birla, the new speaker of Lok Sabha?

On Wednesday, BJP leader Om Birla was elected as the speaker of Lok Sabha. In the last tenure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the coveted post of the speaker was held by Sumitra Mahajan.

India's first Lokpal: President Kovind appoints chief, eight other members

20 Mar 2019

India's first Lokpal: President Kovind appoints chief, eight other members

After years of delay, India got its first Lokpal on Tuesday as President Ram Nath Kovind appointed its chief and eight other members.

Former SC-judge to be India's first Lokpal, official announcement soon

17 Mar 2019

Former SC-judge to be India's first Lokpal, official announcement soon

Former SC judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose will be India's first Lokpal and an official announcement about the same could be made on Monday, claimed reports.

In last Lok Sabha speech, Modi takes dig at RaGa

13 Feb 2019

In last Lok Sabha speech, Modi takes dig at RaGa

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday delivered his last speech in the Lower House before the 16th Lok Sabha was dissolved for general elections due in April-May.

#CitizenshipBill: Bill passed in Lok Sabha, despite protests from Opposition

08 Jan 2019

#CitizenshipBill: Bill passed in Lok Sabha, despite protests from Opposition

On Tuesday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh tabled the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha as protests against the bill rocked Assam.

Lok Sabha Speaker suspends four more MPs for disrupting proceedings

07 Jan 2019

Lok Sabha Speaker suspends four more MPs for disrupting proceedings

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today suspended three AIADMK MPs and one TDP lawmaker for two days for disrupting proceedings of the House.

With gloves off, Nirmala Sitharaman defends Rafale-deal, but RaGa unimpressed

04 Jan 2019

With gloves off, Nirmala Sitharaman defends Rafale-deal, but RaGa unimpressed

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman defended the multi-crore Rafale deal on Friday in the Lok Sabha using all her might, but Congress President Rahul Gandhi wasn't satisfied.

Triple Talaq bill to be debated shortly: Things to know

27 Dec 2018

Triple Talaq bill to be debated shortly: Things to know

The tweaked Triple Talaq Bill will be debated in the Lok Sabha today and the discussion is expected to be a heated one, since the Opposition has serious reservations about it. Notably, Modi-led NDA has asked all its MPs to be present in the Parliament.

Lok Sabha proceedings disrupted for seventh consecutive working day

20 Dec 2018

Lok Sabha proceedings disrupted for seventh consecutive working day

The proceedings of the Lok Sabha were disrupted for the seventh consecutive working day today, amid sparring between Opposition and treasury benches on the Rafale jet issue.

About women-safety, Sumitra Mahajan says media reports focus on negativity

08 Dec 2018

About women-safety, Sumitra Mahajan says media reports focus on negativity

Addressing the 51st convocation of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) in Delhi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday said the media exercises enormous power and it should contribute to building a positive image of the society.

PM Modi, Sonia pay tributes to Nehru's birth anniversary

14 Nov 2018

PM Modi, Sonia pay tributes to Nehru's birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi today paid tributes to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 129th birth anniversary.

PM Modi condoles death of Lok Sabha member Bhola Singh

20 Oct 2018

PM Modi condoles death of Lok Sabha member Bhola Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed sorrow at the demise of Lok Sabha member Bhola Singh.

Telangana: Husband is senior Congress leader, wife joins BJP

11 Oct 2018

Telangana: Husband is senior Congress leader, wife joins BJP

Social worker Padmini Reddy, wife of senior Congress leader of Telangana Damodar Raja Narasimha, joined BJP today.

UN chief Antonio Guterres arrives on maiden India visit

01 Oct 2018

UN chief Antonio Guterres arrives on maiden India visit

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in New Delhi today on his maiden visit to India as the head of the world body that coincides with the commencement of events marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres to visit India in October

22 Sep 2018

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres to visit India in October

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres will travel to India early next month, his first trip to the country as the UN Secretary-General.

Can't take back chocolate from kid immediately: Mahajan on SC/ST Act

07 Sep 2018

Can't take back chocolate from kid immediately: Mahajan on SC/ST Act

Amid widespread anger, including calls of 'Bharat bandh', against the amendment to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that the issue must not be politicized and all political parties should get together to discuss the issue.

Discipline is branded 'autocracy' these days, says PM Modi

02 Sep 2018

Discipline is branded 'autocracy' these days, says PM Modi

Praising Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu's disciplinarian nature, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said these days discipline is branded as autocracy in the country.

A hug shakes Indian politics

21 Jul 2018

A hug shakes Indian politics

For the BJP, it was "drama." For the Congress, it was an "unscripted" win. For the rest, it was plain amusing.

Here's what Priya Varrier thinks about RaGa's wink in Parliament

20 Jul 2018

Here's what Priya Varrier thinks about RaGa's wink in Parliament

Actress Priya Varrier, whose wink in 'Oru Adaar Love' made her an overnight Internet sensation has expressed what she felt about Congress President Rahul Gandhi winking in the Lok Sabha today.

No-confidence motion: RaGa attacks Modi's 'jumla' in speech

20 Jul 2018

No-confidence motion: RaGa attacks Modi's 'jumla' in speech

Attacking the NDA regime in Lok Sabha, Congress President Rahul Gandhi today said India became a victim of 'jumla-strike' which he referred to as a 21st-century weapon.

Rajnath passes buck to states on lynching, Opposition walks out

19 Jul 2018

Rajnath passes buck to states on lynching, Opposition walks out

Condemning the lynching incidents across India, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today passed the onus of it on state governments prompting a walkout by Opposition leaders in Lok Sabha.

Monsoon session: Lok Sabha accepts no-confidence motion against NDA

18 Jul 2018

Monsoon session: Lok Sabha accepts no-confidence motion against NDA

On the first day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, a no-confidence motion was moved and accepted against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

YSR Congress MPs resign from LS over Andhra special status

07 Apr 2018

YSR Congress MPs resign from LS over Andhra special status

Five YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) MPs on Friday submitted their resignation letters to the Lok Sabha speaker. This was their way of protesting against Andhra Pradesh not being granted the special category status.

Opposition couldn't move no-confidence motion as Speaker adjourns LS

19 Mar 2018

Opposition couldn't move no-confidence motion as Speaker adjourns LS

The Parliament logjam continued today. As soon as the Lok Sabha assembled, opposition MPs trooped into the Well, raising slogans and holding placards.

UPA govt left 450 railway projects incomplete: Piyush Goyal

18 Mar 2018

UPA govt left 450 railway projects incomplete: Piyush Goyal

Union railway minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday claimed that nearly 450 railway projects were incomplete across the country when the NDA government came to power in 2014.

Budget session: Amid paper-tearing and protests, bills passed without discussion

15 Mar 2018

Budget session: Amid paper-tearing and protests, bills passed without discussion

With protests rocking the Parliament's budget session, productivity has hit an all-time low.

Budget session: Opposition angry as Finance Bill passed without discussion

13 Mar 2018

Budget session: Opposition angry as Finance Bill passed without discussion

The Opposition parties continued their various protests for the seventh straight day of the Budget session, disrupting the proceedings of the house.

Parliament Budget session: Longstanding logjam continues in both houses

12 Mar 2018

Parliament Budget session: Longstanding logjam continues in both houses

After a washout of business proceedings last week, protests and remonstrations continued to greet Parliament when it met today.

Budget Session: No work and only protests dominate Parliament

07 Mar 2018

Budget Session: No work and only protests dominate Parliament

Proceedings continue to be stalled in Parliament on day 3 of the Budget session.

Implement Delhi-like school safety rules in Madhya Pradesh: Sumitra Mahajan

02 Mar 2018

Implement Delhi-like school safety rules in Madhya Pradesh: Sumitra Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, in a letter to Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, suggested to the state government to enact safety norms regarding schools on the lines of Delhi's rules.

Lokpal-meet: Congress's Mallikarjun Kharge rejects PM Modi's 'special invite'

01 Mar 2018

Lokpal-meet: Congress's Mallikarjun Kharge rejects PM Modi's 'special invite'

Congress and BJP are now trading punches on the issue of appointing a Lokpal.

How can MPs hike their own salaries, questions Varun Gandhi

25 Feb 2018

How can MPs hike their own salaries, questions Varun Gandhi

BJP MP Varun Gandhi questioned the power of lawmakers to increase their own salaries and pointed out that while their salaries are on the rise, the number of days the Parliament runs for is declining.

Modi to Opposition in LS: Stop drama in Parliament

07 Feb 2018

Modi to Opposition in LS: Stop drama in Parliament

The Motion of Thanks to the President's address has been witnessing immense drama.

Venkaiah Naidu issues privilege-notice against Rahul Gandhi for "Jaitlie" tweet

06 Jan 2018

Venkaiah Naidu issues privilege-notice against Rahul Gandhi for "Jaitlie" tweet

Following Rahul Gandhi's tweet against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, calling him "Jaitlie", Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu issued a notice of breaching the parliamentary privilege against the Congress President.

Winter session, Parliament Day 3: Protests continue

19 Dec 2017

Winter session, Parliament Day 3: Protests continue

The ongoing winter session of Parliament has been rocked by protests. Congress is demanding that PM Modi apologize to former PM Manmohan Singh for alleging that the latter colluded with Pakistan to influence Gujarat polls.

Parliament prepares to use food cards, as digital drive fails

07 Dec 2017

Parliament prepares to use food cards, as digital drive fails

After demonetization, efforts were made to promote the use of credit and debit cards in Parliament's four canteens. However, this drive failed to take off. Now, MPs and parliament staff might be given prepaid food cards to push for cashless transactions.

Parliament Day 8: House rocked by Kovind's speech, missing Indians

26 Jul 2017

Parliament Day 8: House rocked by Kovind's speech, missing Indians

The eight day of parliament was rocked by debates on Indians missing in Iraq, President Ram Nath Kovind's oath-taking speech and more.