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Tag: 17th Lok Sabha

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Odisha MPs Half-yearly Exam: Veteran Mahtab top scorer, Young MPs have a sloppy show

Bhubaneswar: The legendary cofounder of tech giant Infosys NR Narayana Murthy had once said democracy is all about delegation of power by vast majority of citizens to a few representatives  chosen on merit and competence. As the seventeenth Lok Sabha has completed three sessions – Budget, Monsoon and Winter, the moment is ripe to take […]

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Actor-Turned-Politicians Nusrat, Mimi From TMC Take Oath As Lok Sabha Members

New Delhi: Newly-elected Trinamool Congress actor-turned-politicians Nusrat Jahan Ruhi and Mimi Chakraborty on Tuesday took oath in Bangla as members of the 17th Lok Sabha. The two could not take oath earlier as Nusrat Jahan recently got married to businessman Nikhil Jain in Turkey and Mimi Chakraborty was attending the wedding ceremony. Nusrat Jahan came […]

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LS day-2: Owaisi counter BJP MPs slogan-by-slogan

New Delhi: The second day of the 17th Lok Sabha was brought into sharp focus by slogans raised during the oath-taking ceremony of the new lawmakers. All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi’s swearing-in got all the attention as he responded to the shouts of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ by Bharatiya Janata Party MPs with […]

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Rahul Gandhi takes oath as Lok Sabha member

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday took oath as member of the 17th Lok Sabha. Gandhi won the election from Wayanad in Kerala. He had also contested from the Gandhi bastion of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh but was defeated by BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani by a margin of over 55,000 votes. […]

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Modi, MP's take oath in 17th Lok Sabha

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other MPs on Monday took oath in the 17th Lok Sabha which will see the passing of the Union Budget and some key legislations including the Triple Talaq Bill being on top of the government’s agenda. Pro tem Speaker Virendra Kumar administered the oath to Modi and other […]

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Virendra Kumar takes oath as Pro tem Speaker

New Delhi:  Former Union Minister and seven-time MP Virendra Kumar on Monday took oath as the Pro tem Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath to Virendra Kumar at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. In the first term of the Modi government, the 65-year-old senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader was Minister of […]

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Jual Oram, Bhartruhari in race for Speaker & Dy Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Prior to the elections for the posts of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha, speculations are now rife about the five senior parliamentarians of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the race for the Speaker. Former Union ministers Jual Oram, SS Ahluwalia and Maneka Gandhi are in contention for the […]

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Chandrani Murmu, India's youngest MP on India Today's cover page

Bhubaneswar: After becoming the youngest Parliamentarian to the 17th Lok Sabha, Chandrani Murmu has brought laurels for the people of Odisha again. The woman MP from Keonjhar has featured on the latest cover story of national prestigious India Today magazine which has created cheers among her supporters and people of the State. The India Today […]

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Excited Mimi, Nusrat arrive in Parliament, pose for pictures

New Delhi: Excitement was clearly visible on the faces of actress-turned-politicians Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan on Monday, when they arrived at Parliament for the first time after getting elected in the recently concluded elections from the Trinamool Congress. The two actresses posted their joint photographs displaying the identity cards as MPs on the premises […]

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Ready to be Congress leader in Lok Sabha: Tharoor

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said that he is ready to take the responsibility of the Leader of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha if party offers him the job. “If offered, I am ready to be the Congress Lok Sabha leader,” Tharoor, elected for a third consecutive term as a […]

Final tally: BJP registers a thumping victory with 303 seats

New Delhi: With the completion of counting for the general election on Friday, the final tally of Bharatiya Janata Party settled at 303 seats. According to the data released by the Election Commission on Friday evening, the saffron surge took a leap from its 282 seats in 2014. The Congress has been reduced to 52 […]

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PM meets President, tenders resignation of Council of Ministers

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday and tendered resignation of the entire Council of Ministers, a mere formality before he is sworn-in for the next term. A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said the President has accepted the resignation and requested the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers to […]

Parliament house in New Delhi on July 24th 2015. Express photo by Ravi Kanojia.
No five star accommodation for MPs of 17th Lok Sabha

New Delhi: Unlike the past, the new members of the 17th Lok Sabha will not get accommodation in five star hotels but will be put up in the Western Court premises of Delhi and bhavans of various states. “Around 300 rooms have been arranged along with other extensive facilities to render all possible assistance to […]

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