Presidential poll: Mamata Banerjee unlikely to attend opposition meet convened by Sharad Pawar on June 21

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is unlikely to participate in the opposition meeting convened by NCP chief Sharad Pawar on June 21 on the upcoming Presidential poll due to prior engagements, a TMC functionary said on Sunday. A senior TMC leader will be present at the proposed meeting, he said. “Mamata Banerjee will not … Read more

Sri Lanka’s main Opposition decides to offer conditional support to new government

Sri Lanka’s main Opposition party Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) on Monday said it would offer conditional support to the interim all-party government headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to help tackle the country’s crippling economic and political crisis. Wickremesinghe, the United National Party (UNP) leader was appointed as Sri Lanka’s 26th prime minister on Thursday … Read more

Neither army nor foreign country can safeguard democracy in Pakistan: Imran Khan

Imran Khan on Tuesday called for early general elections in Pakistan and emphasised that no army or foreign country could safeguard democracy in the country. In a video message posted on his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party’s official Twitter handle, days after he lost a no-trust vote in Parliament, the former prime minister said that only the … Read more

Govt running away from discussion on price rise: Congress on conclusion of Parliament session ahead of schedule

The Congress on Thursday questioned the conclusion of the Budget Session of Parliament ahead of schedule, accusing the government of running away from a discussion on price rise and inflation demanded jointly by a combined opposition. Noting that the government had allocated time for a discussion on price rise during the meeting of the business … Read more

India’s trade with Russia, Ukraine grew since FY21: Government to Parliament

India’s imports from Russia rose to $8.69 billion in the first 11 months of 2021-22, which is 58% higher than the total imports of $5.48 billion recorded in the full financial year 2020-21, the government told Parliament on Wednesday. India’s exports to Russia rose to $3.18 billion in April–February period of 2021-22 from $2.65 billion … Read more

Pak Parliament to meet on Thursday to debate no-trust motion against PM Imran Khan

The lower House of Pakistan‘s Parliament is scheduled to meet on Thursday for a debate on the no-confidence motion tabled by the joint opposition against Prime Minister Imran Khan to topple his government which has effectively lost majority after two key allies walked away from the ruling coalition. The National Assembly session will be held … Read more

Discussion on Ukraine war, rising fuel price in Lok Sabha next week

A discussion on rising fuel prices and the Russia-Ukraine conflict is expected to be held in Lok Sabha after the Centre agreed for the same, members of parliament said on Monday. The government has agreed to the opposition’s demand for discussing the Ukraine war and rising prices in the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting chaired … Read more

Ghulam Nabi Azad conveys to Sonia Gandhi broad framework for collective leadership

Ghulam Nabi Azad, a leader of Congress‘ change-seekers’ group, has shared with party chief Sonia Gandhi a broad framework for a “collective and inclusive leadership” that his group has demanded, people aware of the development told ET. Revival of the Congress Parliamentary Board (CPB), the most powerful decision-making body before it was junked in the … Read more

AK Antony bids goodbye to electoral politics, Parliament and Delhi

Congress stalwart AK Antony has decided to bid goodbye to electoral politics, Parliament and Delhi. Antony, 81, has formally informed Congress president Sonia Gandhi and the Kerala party leadership that he would not seek re-election to the Rajya Sabha when his term ends on April 2 – even though Congress in Kerala has the legislative … Read more

Banks headed for privatisation may get most of allocated funds

The government could allocate a big chunk of the revised estimate of ₹15,000 crore for bank capitalisation allocation for 2021-22 to banks identified for privatisation, as it is confident of moving ahead on its privatisation plans by the second quarter of 2022-23, people aware of the matter said. The strategy is to strengthen the balance … Read more