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Sri Lanka President dissolves parliament; calls for early polls

The move comes exactly two weeks after the President has appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa as new Prime minister replacing Ranil Wickremsinghe. President sworn in ministers to the remaining cabinet posts on Friday evening before announcing the dissolution. Parliament was to convene on Wednesday and speaker Karu Jayasurya  and group led by ... Read More »

Thousands demands early summoning of Sri Lankan parliament

The protestors, carrying placards and shouting slogans, blocked the roads near Wickremsinghe’s official residence, where several of his party MPs addressed the gathering. Wickremsinghe said people did not vote for President Sirisena to act in this manner and that they will resist what the president has done. He has demanded ... Read More »

Sri Lanka : Speaker requests President to reconvene Parliament immediately

In a letter addressed to President Maithripala Sirisena, Jayasuriya said over 125 parliamentarians representing different parties have submitted a request to protect their privileges as members of Parliament by reconvening the Parliament. Speaker also held a party leaders meeting to discuss the future course of action. However, a government spokesman rejected ... Read More »

Monsoon session of Parliament ends

15th session of the 16th Lok Sabha came to an end on Friday. The monsoon session began on July 18. Government accomplished most of its legislative business, however the anti- triple talaq bill could not be passed due to opposition disruptions.  During the 18 day session the Lok Sabha and Rajya ... Read More »

Parliament passes bill to grant constitutional status to NCBC

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed the passage of the bill in Parliament calling it historic. He said it will contribute to the empowerment of the OBC community across the country. Fulfilling its promise to other backward classes, the Modi govt got the bill giving constitutional status to the National ... Read More »

Parliament passes Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018

Parliament has passed the Fugitive Economic offenders Bill, 2018. The Rajya Sabha approved the Bill today. It had already been passed by the Lok Sabha. Government can now attach properties of fugitives who flee the country after committing tax and loan related offences. Finance Minister PiyushGoyal said, the Bill will ... Read More »

PM Modi addresses Uganda’s Parliament

On the second day of his Uganda visit, Prime Minister Narendramodi on Wednesday addressed the Parliament in capital Kampala, the first Indian Prime Minister to do so. PM said that India and Africa stand on the threshold of a future of great promise as confident, secure, youthful, innovative, and dynamic ... Read More »

Productive Monday in both the Houses of Parliament

The first day of the week saw several bills being introduced and even being passed in the Lok sabha. TDP Members raised placards demanding a special status for Andhra Pradesh but gradually things proceeded smoothly. The National Sports University Bill 2018 was introduced before the zero hour began. Sports and Youth ... Read More »

Monsoon session of Parliament to commence from July 18

The monsoon session of Parliament 2018 to be held from 18th July till 10th August.  It will comprise of 18 working days. In the session Government will push for Constitutional status for National Commission for OBC. Other important bills including Triple Talaq, Transgender Bill, among others to be brought in ... Read More »

EAM calls on Presidents of European Commission, European Parliament

Swaraj arrived in Belgium on Wednesday from Luxembourg on the last leg of her four-nation tour. Earlier, she had visited France and Italy. “EAM Sushma Swaraj called on President of European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. The two leaders exchanged views on progress made on the understandings reached during the last India-EU ... Read More »