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Om Birla's daughter cracks UPSC civil services exam
LS Speaker Om Birla's Younger Daughter Anjali Cracks UPSC Civil Services In First Attempt

New Delhi: On Monday, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) recommended 89 candidates for different civil services from its reserve list drawn on the basis of the 2019 civil services examination. And Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla’s daughter, Anjali Birla, is amongst the fresh lot that has been selected for the UPSC civil services, and […]

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Cyclone Amphan: LS Speaker, Top Party Leaders Offer Help To Odisha, WB

New Delhi: With less than 24 hours to go before cyclone Amphan makes landfall somewhere between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya Islands Bangladesh (as per IMD forecast), Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla spoke to more than a dozen MPs from Odisha and West Bengal, and urged them to ensure all possible help to people […]

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Be ready to apologise for comments, LS Speaker warns MPs

New Delhi: In a strict direction, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday warned all members to avoid passing comments on other members from their seats, otherwise they will have to tender an apology in the House from the next time. Birla’s ruling came during the discussion on the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences […]

Speaker Birla promises to keep MPs informed about Bills

New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday promised that he will ensure that all members were informed about Bills a day before they were introduced in the House. “Since I have been chosen to be the Speaker, it is my responsibility to see that I run the House with the consensus of all […]

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Lok Sabha to become paperless from next session: Speaker

New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Wednesday announced that the Lower House will become paperless from the next session, a move which will save crores of rupees to the exchequer. During the Zero Hour, several members praised the Speaker for starting a new system under which their name and division number are displayed […]

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Uproar in LS over Azam Khan's comment on presiding officer

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday witnessed an uproar over Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan’s comment on BJP MP Rama Devi when she was presiding over the house during the debate on the triple talaq bill. Participating in the discussion on The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, Azam Khan made […]

Take Swachhata Abhiyan To Every Village: Speaker Tells MPs

New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Saturday launched a special cleanliness drive in the Parliament and urged the MPs to take the zeal of the campaign to every village in the country. Birla said the commencement of the ‘Swachhata Abhiyan’ in the Parliament House was an endeavour to spread the message of cleanliness […]

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Speaker, Ministers to take part in Parliament cleanliness drive on Saturday

New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla along with Union Ministers and Members of Parliament will participate in the Swachhata Abhiyan (cleanliness drive) in Parliament House Estate on Saturday, a Lok Sabha Secretariat advisory said on Friday. Other dignitaries will also take part in the cleanliness drive which is scheduled to start at 9 a.m., […]

Will run House impartially, safeguard interests of all members: LS speaker

New Delhi: Newly-elected Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Wednesday said he will run the House in an impartial manner, while asserting that the chair should not be biased. Addressing the House after being unanimously elected as the speaker, Birla assured the members that he will preside over the proceedings in accordance with rules and […]

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BJD supports NDA nominee Om Birla for LS Speaker’s post

Bhubaneswar: Hours after the BJP-led NDA announced Om Birla’s name for Lok Sabha Speaker’s post, the Biju Janata Dal informed that it would support the alliance’s decision of fielding the senior party leader from Rajasthan. Informing in this regard, BJD’s Parliamentary party leader Pinaki Mishra today said that BJD will support the ruling-NDA’s proposal of […]

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Virendra Kumar to be Pro tem Speaker of Lok Sabha

New Delhi: Former Union Minister and seven-time MP Virendra Kumar will be the Pro tem Speaker of the new Lok Sabha which will have its first session on June 17. Kumar, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader from Madhya Pradesh, will administer the oath to the newly-elected members of the 17th Lok Sabha. In the […]

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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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Baijayant Panda's resignation accepted: LS speaker Sumitra Mahajan

Bhuabaneswar/ New Delhi: Former Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda’s resignation has been accepted on July 18, informed Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on the second day of the ongoing monsoon session of the Parliament at New Delhi on Thursday. Mahajan today tabled Jay Panda’s resignation on the floor of the House and briefed all the […]

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Resignation from LS: Speaker asks Jay Panda to give it a thought

Bhubaneswar: With all eyes on his next political move, former Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda on Thursday had a customary meeting with Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan following his resignation. In a tweet, the former Parliamentarian informed that the meeting was cordial and the Lok Sabha Speaker was very considerate and enquired into the circumstances leading […]

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Opposition picks Meira Kumar in Dalit-vs-Dalit Presidential battle

New Delhi: With 17 opposition parties picking former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to take on NDA’s Ram Nath Kovind, the stage is set for a Dalit-versus-Dalit contest for the country’s top constitutional post. Congress President Sonia Gandhi announced the name of party leader Meira Kumar at a meeting of the 17 parties including the […]

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Rabi Ray's funeral conducted with full state honours

Bhubaneswar: The mortal remains of noted socialist leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray was today consigned to flames at his native village in Khurda district with full state honours. Ray’s nephew lit the funeral pyre at Bhanragarh village in the presence of hundreds of people including Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, his Bihar counterpart […]

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Nitish, Patnaik condole death of Rabi Ray

Bhubaneswar: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik today expressed condolences over the demise of eminent socialist leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray. “Rabi Rayji was like a guardian to me. His demise is a great loss to Indian politics and his contribution to the socialist movement will be […]

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Rabi Ray scripted unerasable chapters

Bhubaneswar: Born in an aristocratic family, former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray (90) scripted unerasable chapters in many spheres – from patriotism by joining the freedom struggle to a socialist in JP movement, a politician and Lok Sabha speaker. He was one of the last surviving socialist leaders who were closely associated Ram Manohar Lohia’s […]

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Kendrapara remembers inherent simplicity of socialist Rabi Ray

Kendrapara: With the demise of noted socialist leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray, the people of Kendrapara district in Odisha today recalled that the person used even repsond to letters posted to him in postcards. Ray, who rose to become the Speaker of the 9th Lok Sabha, was elected from Kendrapara in the […]

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Condolences pour in for Rabi Ray

Cuttack: Tributes poured in for former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Odisha Governor S.C. Jamir, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other eminent political leaders expressing condolences on his tragic demise. Ray passed away at SCB Medical College and Hospital at Cuttack here today at the age of 91. Also Read: […]

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Former LS Speaker & Union Minister Rabi Ray passes away

Cuttack: Noted socialist leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray passed away while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital here this afternoon. He was 91 and is survived by his wife Prof Saraswati Swain, former Head of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine in SCB Medical College. Talking to media […]

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Pepper attack: Matter referred to LS Privileges Committee

The issue of the pepper spray incident in the Lok Sabha, which saw widespread outrage and condemnation, was on Sunday referred to the Privileges Committee that has got punitive powers