‘Action after projects are completed’ Kathmandu : The joint meeting of two parliamentary committees on Sunday directed the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) to take action against wrongdoers in projects of national pride ... Himalayan times, 2 months ago
Two of Britain's senior members of parliament have been caught up in a ‘cash for access’ television sting after they were secretly filmed offering their services to a fictitious Chinese company in return for thousands of pounds. While Conservative party MP Sir Malcolm Rifkind was suspended from his party, Labour MP and former foreign secretary Jack Straw suspended himself from his party pending an investigation. They have both referred themselves to the UK Parliamentary Standards ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The government is set to face tough times during the budget session of Parliament starting on Monday even as it promised to walk the ‘extra mile’ to accommodate opposition's concerns and Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for cooperation for the benefit of common man. Modi underlined at a meeting of all parties that smooth functioning of Parliament should be ensured as the budget session is very crucial and people look at it with lots of hopes and aspirations. The leaders of all ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
By revising the India-Bangladesh land boundary agreement, the NDA is going for short-term gains and losing the long-term perspective, says Gautam Sen. The Union Cabinet has cleared a Constitution amendment bill on a modified land boundary agreement with Bangladesh, excluding the exchange of enclaves and territories in adverse possession in the Assam segment. Bangladesh’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Mohammad Shahriar Alam is reported tohavestated to themedia that Dhaka is not yet ...Rediff.com, 19 hours ago
More than two decades after the then Janata Dal disintegrated, six of its constituents merged on Wednesday to form a new party which will be headed by Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav. Announcing the merger, Janata Dal-United president Sharad Yadav said a six-member committee will decide on the name of the new party, its symbol, flag and other details. “We have merged,” Sharad Yadav told reporters after top leaders of Samajwadi Party, Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kisses his wife, Sara, at party headquarters in Tel Aviv after claiming victory for his Likud party in a close-call election. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters In a dramatic victory against all odds, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday secured a stunning win in Israel's closely-fought general election following a last-minute shift on Palestinian statehood, as he appeared set to become the country's longest-serving premier. "Against all odds, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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