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Category Archives: Politics

BJP lawmakers suspended from Telangana assembly

  Hyderabad: All five BJP members in the Telangana legislative assembly were on Friday suspended from the house for two days for disrupting the proceedings. Speaker Madhusudhana Chary announced the suspension of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members, including their leader K. Laxman, as they trooped in the well of the house to protest the Telangana Rashtra…

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RS disrupted over new Commission for Backward Classes

  New Delhi:The Rajya Sabha on Friday witnessed an uproar and was adjourned for 10 minutes over the government reportedly approving a proposal to create a new National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes. The issue was raised soon after the house met for the day’s business at 11 a.m. by Ram Gopal Yadav…

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Air India ‘blacklists’ Shiv Sena MP for assaulting staffer

  Mumbai: Air India on Friday blacklisted “unruly” Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad who admitted to assaulting an airline staffer “25 times” with his shoes and attempted to throw him out of the aircraft on Thursday. An Air India official confirmed to IANS that the order “blacklisting him with immediate effect” has been issued, but the…

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Congress MLAs in Goa boycott Governor’s address

Panaji :  Congress legislators wore black bands and staged a walkout during Governor Mridula Sinha’s address in the assembly on Thursday. They accused her of “murdering democracy” by not inviting the Congress, which had emerged as the single largest group in the February 4 polls, to form a government. Speaking to reporters in the assembly…

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Two detained for questioning Nitish on start-ups

Patna:  Two entrepreneurs were detained for hours and questioned by police allegedly for questioning Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on start-ups during an event here, police said on Thursday. Nimi Kumar and Suresh Kumar, both in their 40s, were detained for hours after they tried to ask Nitish questions related to the state government’s policy to…

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Congress MP alleges caste discrimination in UP

New Delhi:  Congress member in the Lok Sabha Ranjeet Ranjan on Thursday said Yadavs and some other castes were being targeted in Uttar Pradesh, and questioned the anti-Romeo squads formed in the state. “An IPS officer has said, a particular caste is being targeted. The way hatred is being spread against Yadavs, Muslims and Dalits…

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AIADMK factions get ‘Electric Pole’, ‘Cap’

Chennai:  The Election Commission on Thursday allotted the symbol “Electric Pole” to the AIADMK faction led by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and the “Cap” to the ruling AIADMK group. “We have been given `Electric Pole’ to fight the by-election from Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency. And our group will be called the ‘AIADMK Puratchi…

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BJP’s Pramod Sawant elected Speaker of Goa assembly

  Panaji: Two-time Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Pramod Sawant was elected Speaker of the seventh Goa legislative assembly on Wednesday. Sawant, 44, who was nominated by BJP MLA Glenn Ticlo defeated the Congress nominee for the Speaker’s post Aleixo Reginaldo, by a margin of 20-15 in the election conducted on the first day of the budget…

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Goa assembly clock running fast, Parrikar tells Speaker

  Panaji: With traffic snarls holding up legislators from making it to the Goa assembly’s budget session inaugural on time, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday pointed out to newly appointed Speaker Pramod Sawant that the assembly clock was running four minutes fast. “While stopping my speech, I only want to make one request. The house…

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