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  • Parliament Watch: Big question for PTI: to be or not to be active in parliament

    Media persons in the Press Gallery were left wondering if ‘change-through-parliament’ was part the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf chief’s New Year resolutions!Mercifully, their wonderment did not result in ‘Breaking News’ as it soon emerged that Mr Khan was there to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Jahangir Tareen, the party’s general secretary and chief financier...

    But the victory would count less in the public eye for any elected...

  • No idea where Dawood Ibrahim is, Indian government tells parliament

    In a reply submitted to the Indian Parliament on Tuesday, the Home Ministry said the government had no clue about the whereabouts of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, Indian media reported...

    Indian Minister of State (Home) Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary stated that the former Mumbai underworld don is not on Indian intelligence's radar, and it would only be possible to bring him back to the country once his whereabouts were discovered... ...

  • Indian parliament blocks MP's bill to decriminalise gay sex

    Shashi Tharoor, a lawmaker from the opposition Congress party, sought to table a bill to amend section 377 of the Indian penal code, which bans homosexual acts as “carnal intercourse against the order of nature”...

    Also read: Indian gays demand an end to discriminationBut the move failed after the lower house of parliament, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi's right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party holds a majority, voted 71-24 against it,...

  • 'One nation, one tax': Indian parliament passes landmark tax reform bill

    NEW DELHI: India's upper house of parliament on Wednesday passed a landmark tax reform bill that will pave the way for the introduction of a new national sales tax, creating a common market across the country for the first time...

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hailed it as a “great day for Indian democracy and federalism” once the bill had passed...

  • Indian parliament passes landmark tax reform bill

    NEW DELHI: India’s upper house of parliament on Wednesday passed a landmark tax reform bill that will pave the way for the introduction of a new national sales tax, creating a common market across the country for the first time...

    Businesses have lobbied hard for the tax, with lobby group the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) estimating the GST will add 1...

  • 'Pakistan never learns': Rajnath apprises Indian parliament of Saarc meet

    Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh, a day after a terse war of words with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar at the South Asian Association for Regional Coop­eration (Saarc) Interior Minis­ters’ meeting in Islamabad on Thursday, apprised the Indian parliament of his visit...

    In a response to Nisar's remarks about Indian violation of human rights in Kashmir, Rajnath told the Indian parliament that "Pakistan is the biggest violator of...

  • Indian parliament debates intolerance amid disruption

    NEW DELHI: The lower house of Indian parliament, Lok Sabha, witnessed clashes and repeated adjournments on Monday as it took up a debate on ‘intolerance’ with the opposition criticising the government and triggering a storm after a member attributed ‘Hindu leader’ comments to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who denied it...

  • Top Kashmiri leader quits Indian parliament over excesses

    SRINAGAR: A prominent pro-India Kashmiri politician resigned on Thursday from India’s parliament and from his regional party in protest against a government crackdown in India-held Kashmir that prevented people from offering Eid prayers for the first time in the disputed region...

    Tariq Hameed Karra, a founding member of the People’s Democratic Party, said he quit to express his anger over the “brutal policy” followed by Indian Prime...

  • Desperate Indian farmers march on parliament

    NEW DELHI: Tens of thousands of farmers and agricultural workers marched towards the Indian parliament on Friday demanding debt waivers and higher crop prices, putting pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of 2019 elections...

    More than 300,000 Indian farmers have killed themselves in the last two decades mainly because of poor irrigation, failed crops and being unable to pay back loans...

  • Geelani of Indian parliament attack case dies

    NEW DELHI: Former Delhi University professor Syed Abdul Rahman Geelani, who was sentenced to death by an Indian special court but later acquitted by India’s Supreme Court in the 2001 Parliament attack case, died on Thursday, his family said...

    He was also charged with sedition in 2016, after he had organised an event against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru...

  • Eight Indian MPs suspended after parliament protests

    NEW DELHI: Eight Indian lawmakers were suspended from parliament on Monday for “unruly behaviour” after opposition to contentious new farming legislation sparked some of the most chaotic scenes in recent years...

    Parliament under the previous Congress-led government was routinely paralysed, with shouting, jeering and protests frequently forcing adjournments...

  • Fazl arrives in Karachi to push for MQM's return to Parliament

    KARACHI: The chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam – F (JUI-F), Maulana Fazlur Rehman, reached Karachi Monday evening where he is scheduled to hold talks with the disgruntled Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leaders who resigned from Parliament last week in protest over excesses committed during the Rangers-led security operation in Karachi...

    Read: JUI-F chief tasked to woo MQM lawmakers back to parliament...

  • Army releases video of strike on Indian bunkers, says 5 Indian soldiers killed

    Five Indian soldiers were killed during a cross-border exchange of fire as Pakistani troops responded to an 'unprovoked' ceasefire violation in the Tatta Pani sector along the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release...

    Indian bunkers were also destroyed in the firing, ISPR said, adding that Pakistani troops "violently responded"...

  • Indian woman 'goes missing' from Indian High Commission in Islamabad, Pakistani husband claims

    Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria on Sunday said that an Indian woman ? married to a Pakistani man ? who 'went missing' from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad last week is 'stranded' inside the building...

    Uzma, an Indian national, met Tahir Ali, a resident of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, while the latter was working as a taxi driver in Malaysia eight months ago, according to a request for help lodged at Islamabad's...

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