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SC dismisses govt review petition on convicted politicians

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New Delhi: In a major blow to politicians and the Parliament, the Supreme Court today refused to review a judgement that banned convicted law makers from sitting in Parliament.
In a related matter on

'Anarchists' remark not an allegation against anyone: Hamid Ansari

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New Delhi: With his 'anarchists' remark evoking sharp reaction from Opposition, Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Wednesday maintained it was not an allegation against anybody and said his secre

Review plea in SC on debarring arrested persons from contesting polls

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New Delhi: Petitions seeking review of two land mark judgements of Supreme Court disqualifying MPs and MLAs on being convicted and debarring arrested persons from contesting polls have been filed in

Convicted MPs, MLAs can't remain in office: SC


New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down as ultra vires a provision of the Representation of the People Act, which protects a convicted lawmakers against disqualification on the ground o

Road safety? Most MPs want red beacons

As the Lok Sabha on Wednesday discussed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2012, which is aimed at ensuring road safety, most members appeared hardly interested in ordinary citizens’ plight on the ro

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev attacks MPs


After Anna Hazare and his team, it is now the turn of yoga guru Ramdev to kick up a controversy by attacking MPs calling them 'dacoits and murderers'.

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and several M

MP concession tickets going out to ineligible


Here’s a shocker. The railways claim that not even one per cent of the current users of the MP concession tickets, otherwise known as Izzat monthly season tickets (MSTs), are eligible for them.


MPs can spend on sports facilities

In a bid to give a major boost to sports in remote areas of the country, the Centre has decided to allow MPs to spend their local area development fund for creating sporting facilities in their respec

Apple a day: Lok Sabha MPs to get iPads


Parliament may be in a state of paralysis these days, but it has not deterred the authorities from taking a digital leap of faith.

Aiming to make its office paperless and the members tech-savvy, the

MPs' outstanding phone bills Rs 7.10 crore, reveals RTI

As many as 399 ex-MPs and six sitting MPs owe crores of rupees to the MTNL for the use of telephone over and above free calls allowed to them, a RTI has revealed.

RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agrawa

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