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Democracy cannot survive if media is controlled: PCI Chief

Democracy cannot survive if media is controlled: PCI Chief

27 Nov 2014

New Delhi: It is better to have an "irresponsible media than a controlled media" in a democracy, the new Press Council of India (PCI) Chairperson Chandramauli Kumar Prasad on Thursday said asserting that protecting the freedom of press would be his top priority.

Press Council of India,  Chairperson,   Chandramauli Kumar Prasad,   Vice President,   M Hamid Ansari,   Lok Sabha speaker,   Sumitra Mahajan,   S N Sinha.,  
Comment about Rahul Gandhi triggers uproar in Rajya <strong>Sabha</strong>

Comment about Rahul Gandhi triggers uproar in Rajya Sabha

28 Nov 2014

New Delhi: A comment by a Minister about Rahul Gandhi in Rajya Sabha on Friday triggered uproar briefly with Congress members objecting to mentioning his name as he is not a member of the upper House.

Rahul Gandhi,   Rajya Sabha,   Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Anant Kumar,   Kumari Selja,   Rapolu Ananda Bhaskar,   unparliamentary,   ,  
DRDO facing shortage of 2,776 scientists: Government

DRDO facing shortage of 2,776 scientists: Government

28 Nov 2014

New Delhi: India's premier defence and research organisation DRDO is facing a shortage of 2,776 scientists as there has been no enhancement of scientific manpower since 2001, the government said on Friday.

DRDO,   Lok Sabha,   Defence Minister,   Manohar Paririkar,  
<strong>Lok</strong> <strong>Sabha</strong> <strong>Speaker</strong> rejects adjournment notice by Congress on black money

Lok Sabha Speaker rejects adjournment notice by Congress on black money

26 Nov 2014

New Delhi: In strong step against the Congress, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday rejected adjournment notice in connection with repatriation of black money.

Parliament Winter Session,   Parliament,   Sumitra Mahajan,   Opposition parties,   Congress,   Lok Sabha,  
Textiles Ministry, Flipkart join hands to help handloom weavers

Textiles Ministry, Flipkart join hands to help handloom weavers

28 Nov 2014

New Delhi: The Textiles Ministry and e-commerce firm Flipkart have joined hands to facilitate online marketing of products from handloom weavers, Parliament was told on Thursday.

Textiles ministry,   Flipkart,   handloom weavers,   handloom,   Flipkart Internet Private Limited,   Santosh Kumar Gangwar,   Lok Sabha,  javascript:void(0),  
Gross NPAs of PSU banks rise to 5.33 percent at September end

Gross NPAs of PSU banks rise to 5.33 percent at September end

28 Nov 2014

New Delhi: Non-performing assets (NPA) of public sector banks rose sharply to 5.33 per cent of totaladvances in September 2014 mainly due to sluggishness in the economy and other factors, including delay in environmental clearances.

NPA,   PSU banks,   Minister of State for Finance,   Jayant Sinha,   Lok Sabha,  
Uproar in Parliament; <strong>Lok</strong> <strong>Sabha</strong>, Rajya <strong>Sabha</strong> adjourned till noon

Uproar in Parliament; Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon

25 Nov 2014

New Delhi: The issue of black money created uproar in Lok Sabha on the first working day of Winter session with Opposition asking the government to fulfil its promise of bringing it back from abroad while the Rajya Sabha was adjourned twice amid uproar by Congress over removal of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's name in process to rename the airport in Hyderabad.

Lok Sabha adjourned,   black money issue,   lower house of Parliament,   Trinamool Congress,   winter session of Parliament,   Lok Sabha Speaker,   Sumitra Mahajan,  
Efforts on to reduce dependence on foreign defence equipment: Manohar Parrikar

Efforts on to reduce dependence on foreign defence equipment: Manohar Parrikar

28 Nov 2014

New Delhi: With 40 percent of defence procurement still coming from abroad, government on Friday said it is working to boost indigenous manufacturing capacity to reduce dependence on foreign supplies. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar also informed the Lok Sabha that it would not be economical to manufacture certain defence equipment items.

Manohar Parrikar,   Defence Minister,   foreign defence equipment,   India defence equipment manufacturing capacity,   Lok Sabha,  
Anoop Mishra to be new <strong>Lok</strong> <strong>Sabha</strong> Secretary General

Anoop Mishra to be new Lok Sabha Secretary General

27 Nov 2014

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh cadre IAS officer Anoop Mishra has been appointed as the new Secretary-General of the Lok Sabha.

Anoop Mishra,   Lok Sabha secretary general,   IAS officer Anoop Mishra,   Indian embassy,   International Monetary Fund,   World Bank,  
Concern in <strong>Lok</strong> <strong>Sabha</strong> over honour killings, tea garden workers' plight

Concern in Lok Sabha over honour killings, tea garden workers' plight

27 Nov 2014

New Delhi: Issues ranging from honour killings, plight of tea garden workers and "drastic" labour law reforms to electoral representation to people of several villages in Andhra Pradesh were raised in the Lok Sabha on Thursday during the Zero Hour.

honour killings,   tea garden workers,   labour law reforms,   Andhra Pradesh villages,   Lok Sabha,  

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