06 Apr 2020
30% cut in salaries of MPs, including PM, for one-year
In the wake of coronavirus pandemic and its economic repercussions, the Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance to reduce the salaries of all Members of Parliament, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, by 30% for a year, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said on Monday. Pensions will be reduced too.
02 May 2018
Here's why railway-station benches will soon carry local MPs' name
The Railways is planning to install 1L benches at 1,500 stations across the country through a unique sponsorship scheme: local MPS will fund these benches, costing Rs. 12,000-30,000 each, and in turn, their name will be etched on the bench.
17 Apr 2018
In his constituency Amethi, Rahul Gandhi stopped from inaugurating road
Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi, who is on a three-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Amethi, was denied permission to inaugurate a 5 km-long road allegedly due to complaints by BJP leaders.
30 Mar 2018
CM thanks Tendulkar for sanctioning Rs.40L for North Kashmir school
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday thanked cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar for sanctioning over Rs. 40 lakh from the MP Local Area Development (MPLAD) funds for construction of a school building in Kupwara district of North Kashmir.
25 Jan 2018
Odisha-CM Naveen Patnaik suspends MP Baijayant Panda for anti-party activities
Inter-party schisms have now hit Odisha's Biju Janata Dal (BJD). CM Naveen Patnaik has suspended Kendrapara MP Baijayant Jay Panda for anti-party activities and 'monopolistic utilization' of Members of Parliament Local Area Development Division (MPLAD) funds.
21 Dec 2017
Sachin Tendulkar's debut RS speech delayed after chaos in House
Today was to be the first time MP Sachin Tendulkar, nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 2012, spoke in the House.