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President Pranab Mukherjee remembers Indira Gandhi, lauds GST

Outgoing president Pranab Mukherjee today in his farewell speech remembered his mentor and former prime minister Indira Gandhi. In his last speech as the President of India, Mukherjee said that Gandhi was a towering personality. “My career was mentored by Mrs Indira Gandhi who was a towering personality. She had the courage to call a spade a spade,” Mukherjee said as he related an interesting incident that happened in London

Rahul Gandhi's fair and lovely remark racist: BJP complains to Lok Sabha Speaker

The Bharatiya Janata Party has approached the Lok Sabha Speaker with a complaint against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi over his ‘fair and lovely’ remark in the House on Wednesday. The ruling party is expected to move a motion on ‘racism’ in the House when it convenes on Tuesday, March 8. Lok Sabha proceedings were suspended for the day after the death of former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma. He was 68. Sangma

Former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma dead

Former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma died of a heart attack on Friday morning. He was 68 years old. Sangma served the sixteenth Lok Sabha as its speaker from 1996 to 1998. He also remained the chief minister of Meghalaya from 1988 to 1990. Meanwhile, current Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan read an obituary for the departed leader and the house observed a two minute silence before it was adjourned

Former Lok Sabha speaker Balram Jakhar passes away

Former Lok Sabha speaker Balram Jakhar passed away today morning. The body is being taken to Abohar in Punjab for cremation tomorrow, his son and former Congress Legislature Party leader of Punjab Sunil Jakhar said. Jakhar served as Speaker of Lok Sabha from 1980 to 1989 during which he contributed to the establishment of Parliament Museum. He also served as Agriculture Minister in the Cabinet of former Prime Minister Narasimha

Congress protests in Lok Sabha, Speaker says murder of democracy

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday witnessed protests and sloganeering from the Congress during the pre-lunch session over its demand for the resignation of three BJP leaders. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan called it “murder of democracy”. The Speaker also asked Lok Sabha TV to show the protests so that people can see the scenes for themselves. Soon after the house met in the morning, members of the Congress, Samajwadi Party and the

LS Speaker suspends 25 Congress MPs for five days

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday suspended 25 Congress MPs for five days for disrupting smooth functioning of the house. Earlier, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day after heated exchanges on procedures regarding Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj’s remarks in the House. Swaraj today rose to speak in the Rajya Sabha braving growing protests by the Opposition over allegations that she helped former Indian Premier League chief Lalit Modi

Indian diplomat's arrest: Modi, Rahul, Shinde refuse to meet US delegation

Adopting a tough stand on Indian diplomat’s arrest, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday refused to meet a visiting US congressional delegation to show India’s displeasure over the treatment meted out to Devyani Khobragade, India’s deputy consul general in New York. According to reports, all ministers have been asked to not meet the US delegation, comprising Republican and Democrat