Britain’s ex-finance minister Sunak wins fourth round leadership contest vote

LONDON (AFP) – Britain’s ex-finance minister Rishi Sunak again topped the latest vote by Conservative MPs to choose a new prime minister, as another candidate was eliminated to leave three contenders in the race. Mr Sunak garnered 118 votes, followed by former defence minister Penny Mordaunt on 92 and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on 86,… Continue reading Britain’s ex-finance minister Sunak wins fourth round leadership contest vote

Presidential election on July 18, results on July 21: Election Commission

New Delhi [India], June 9 (ANI): The 16th Presidential election will be held on July 18 and the counting of votes will be held on July 21, said the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday. Addressing a press conference, Rajiv Kumar, Chief Election Commissioner of India said the term of office of President Ram… Continue reading Presidential election on July 18, results on July 21: Election Commission

Delhi govt approves 66% salary hike for MLAs

New Delhi, August 3 (PTI): The Arvind Kejriwal government on Tuesday approved a 66 per cent hike in the salary and allowances of Delhi MLAs as proposed by the Centre, but expressed discontent that they were still among the lowest-paid legislators in the country. The hike that comes after a decade was given the nod… Continue reading Delhi govt approves 66% salary hike for MLAs

PM should ask MPs, MLAs to give up pension, use funds to support youth: Rakesh Tikait

Ghaziabad, Feb 8 (PTI) The way Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged people to forego subsidy on LPG cylinders, he should now ask MPs and MLAs to give up their pension so that funds can be used to financially support the youth, farmer leader Rakesh Tikait said on Monday. He also batted for safeguarding the… Continue reading PM should ask MPs, MLAs to give up pension, use funds to support youth: Rakesh Tikait

Parliament passes bills for reduction of MPs, ministers’ salaries

New Delhi, Sep 18 (PTI) Parliament on Friday passed a bill to reduce for one year the salaries of MPs by 30 per cent “to meet the exigencies arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic”. The bill was passed in Rajya Sabha with a voice vote. Lok Sabha had passed the Salary, Allowances and Pension of… Continue reading Parliament passes bills for reduction of MPs, ministers’ salaries

Lok Sabha passes bill to cut salaries of MPs by 30 per cent

New Delhi, Sep 15 (PTI) Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill to reduce for one year the salaries of MPs by 30 per cent “to meet the exigencies arising out of COVID-19 pandemic”. The Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was introduced in the Lower House on Monday. It… Continue reading Lok Sabha passes bill to cut salaries of MPs by 30 per cent

Around 30 MPs and more than 50 parliament employees test positive for COVID-19: Sources

New Delhi, Sep 14 (PTI) Around 30 MPs and more than 50 employees of Parliament have tested positive for COVID-19, sources said on Monday. All parliamentarians and staff of the secretariats of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha had undergone mandatory COVID-19 tests before the start of the monsoon session. As per the reports of… Continue reading Around 30 MPs and more than 50 parliament employees test positive for COVID-19: Sources

After 30 per cent salary cut, MPs to lose another Rs 27,000 pm in allowances

New Delhi: Members of Parliament (MPs) will now also have to forfeit a total of Rs 27,000 per month from their constituency allowance and office allowance, according to government orders. This is besides the 30 per cent cut in the monthly salary of MPs from Rs one lakh to Rs 70,000. According to the orders,… Continue reading After 30 per cent salary cut, MPs to lose another Rs 27,000 pm in allowances

Dalit, Tribal MPs criticise SC decision on reservation; seek corrective action from Modi govt

New Delhi: Several Dalit and tribal MPs, including Union ministers, criticised on Monday the Supreme Court’s decision on reservation, terming it “disturbing” and sought immediate corrective action from the Narendra Modi government. The Supreme Court has held that states are not bound to provide reservation in appointments and there is no fundamental right to claim… Continue reading Dalit, Tribal MPs criticise SC decision on reservation; seek corrective action from Modi govt

CBI awaiting sanction to prosecute allegedly corrupt MPs, bureaucrats for months: CVC data

New Delhi: The CBI is awaiting sanction for over four months to prosecute three sitting Lok Sabha MPs, bureaucrats and bank officials for alleged corruption, according to the latest CVC data. As many as 58 cases involving over 130 allegedly corrupt legislators and serving and retired government officials are awaiting sanction for prosecution from their… Continue reading CBI awaiting sanction to prosecute allegedly corrupt MPs, bureaucrats for months: CVC data