Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha Bags Apology from Hindustan Times, But Should MPs Use Privilege Motion to Police Media?

Parliamentary privileges are increasingly being used as a sword by legislators to threaten those whom they feel have defamed or obstructed them.<p>The …

India

'When I stand next to world leaders, I am not Modi but representative of 125 cr Indians': PM speaks on his diplomacy, and India's growth - Firstpost

Ahead of his first visit to Davos for the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the world wants to …

India

Budget 2018: Furthering ease of doing business in India

One of the key targets set by the current government was to be ranked in top 50 nations in the Ease of Doing Business ratings issued by the World …

Economy

Konkan refinery turning into a political slugfest

Mumbai: The proposed west coast refinery and petrochemical complex in Konkan seems to be gaining a political mileage. Days after Maharashtra …

India

Karnataka Assembly Election: BJP is taking a huge risk by relying on Yogi Adityanath's brand of Hindutva - Firstpost

Who is afraid of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Karnataka? The Congress isn't. But the BJP should be.<p>In the last one month, …

India

Parliamentary panel wants automatic business class upgrades for MPs if there are vacant seats

Telugu Desam Party’s JC Divakar Reddy, who was banned by several airlines in 2017, requested the Civil Aviation Ministry to issue a circular with …

Airlines

Special Report: How the government ignored the cost of pollution and undermined its clean air rules

The thermal power industry argued adopting clean technologies is costly. The government buckled in and extended the deadline by five years.<p>The …

Energy

Disqualification of 20 of MLAs: Bypolls, 2019 loom, but AAP worry today is crack in ranks

Sources close to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said: “Right now, the party has not even received a notice from the EC, so we don’t think this will …

India

Indian population is growing much faster in the north – and the south is paying the price

The disparity in the rate of population growth could reshape the country politically, economically and culturally.<p>That India has a population problem …

Travel (India)

2018 C-Voter survey poll shows Modi bests Rahul in PM showdown, BJP repeats 2014 success; Rajinikanth as kingmaker - Firstpost

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would handily beat Congress president Rahul Gandhi in a one-on-one contest, according to a new C-Voter survey poll. This …

India

AAP may remain in power despite MLAs' disqualification; office of profit case will help voters rally behind Arvind Kejriwal - Firstpost

As per news reports, Election Commission has recommended disqualification of 20 MLAs belonging to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in an alleged 'office of …

India

BJP is open to alliance in Nagaland, says Ram Madhav

The BJP’s statement comes days after the Naga People’s Party said it was severing ties with the party.<p>The Bharatiya Janata Party has kept its options …

India

Differences in Telangana TDP leadership surface

Deep differences among the Telugu Desam Party leaders in Telangana over the party’s course of action in the next elections came to the fore yet again.<p>…

Telugu Desam Party

AAP in Karnataka fray only to help BJP: Congress

Congress on Friday accused AAP of having a tacit understanding with the BJP, as the Delhi-based political outfit announced that it would contest "as …

India

Six NDA MPs in touch with us: Congress

With around 14 months left before the Election Commission's notification for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the first sign of political churning has begun …

India

A year before Lok Sabha polls, the race to get BJP ticket from Pune is a tight one

With their focus on the Lok Sabha ticket next year, many aspirants in the BJP have started to re-connect with their voters.

India

AAP decides to contest all polls

Mumbai: Days after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a rally in Maharashtra, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday announced that it will …

India

Ajmer, Alwar bypolls to be first Lok Sabha elections to feature pictures of candidates on EVMs - Firstpost

<b>Jaipur:</b> The Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will carry pictures of candidates along with their names — when by-elections are held in Rajasthan on …

India

BJP leader moves SC for contempt against Rahul Gandhi

A BJP leader today moved the Supreme Court seeking suo motu contempt proceedings against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for allegedly politicising the …

India

Delhi Confidential: Keeping Safe Distance

It is back to square one for the statue of Ahilyabai Holkar in the Parliament complex. Even before it could be unveiled on its new perch at a …

India

In Another Blow to Transparency, Government Restricts Access to Secretariat Information

A minor change in the secretariat manual means that only ‘VIPs’ have access to communication within a stipulated timeline.<p><b>New Delhi:</b> The Ministry of …

Surveillance

Can courts question Speaker’s decision to certify a bill as money bill?: Chief justice asks lawyers

Dipak Misra raised the question while a five-member Constitution bench was hearing petitions against Aadhaar on Wednesday.<p>Chief Justice of India …

Rajya Sabha

BSF soldier killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in J's Arnia sector

A Border Security Forces soldier was killed in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's RS Pora sector on Wednesday night.BSF head …

Pakistan

CM’s scheduled grama sabha at Toopran cancelled

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s scheduled visit to Murkook mandal headquarters was cancelled at the last minute for reasons best known to the …

India

Kerala bar bribery case has exposed deep-rooted adjustment politics being played by LDF, UDF, BJP - Firstpost

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had described the alternating rule of the United Democratic Front (UDF) and the Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala a …

India

Budget 2018-19: This year, pre-poll pursestrings may not loosen

Arun Jaitley outside Parliament. (File Photo)<p>THE LAST full Budget presented in an election year typically witnesses an expenditure spike, as was the …

Economy

MPs panel proposes proxy voting for migrant workers

If proxy voting is meant to make it easier for NRIs to exercise their franchise and save up on travel costs, then why shouldn’t the same facility be …

Indian Parliament

Pay hike for poll panel soon

The salary of the three Election Commissioners is set to increase over two-fold in the coming weeks.<p>The three Commissioners, including the Chief …

Indian Parliament

Some of Startup India’s poster children say they never even signed up

India is home to over 20,000 startups, but few are even aware of the benefits of the government’s ambitious Startup India programme.<p>On Jan. 16, 2016, Narendra Modi launched the Startup India Action Plan amid much fanfare. Addressing an audience of over 1,500 entrepreneurs and investors on that day, …

India

Muslim outfit places Rs 10 lakh bounty on Shia Waqf Board chief’s head

Two days after Shia Waqf Board president Waseem Rizvi said that he got death threats on his cellphone, a Bareilly-based religious outfit All India …

India