Parliament should not be an extension of political acrimony: Naidu

AMN / New Delhi Parliament is a political institution and cannot be an extension of politics that is marked by deep divisions and acrimony, Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu observed in his valedictory remarks before adjourning the Upper House sine die at the end of its Winter Session. In an obvious reference to the … Continue reading Parliament should not be an extension of political acrimony: Naidu

Shenzhen Open: Sharapova bows out of tournament

Former world number one Maria Sharapova has bowed out of the Shenzhen Open tennis tournament. At Shenzhen, China, today, she lost to defending champion Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic in the semi-final. Siniakova, the sixth seed, beat the 30-year-old 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 and will face world number one Simona Halep in the final. Halep … Continue reading Shenzhen Open: Sharapova bows out of tournament

1st Test: South Africa 286 all out against India in Cape Town

At Cape Town, fine performances by Indian bowlers, led by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, helped the team dismiss South Africa for a modest first innings total of 286 runs on Day One on Friday. Electing to bat after winning the toss, the hosts were reduced to 12 for three inside the fifth over. Bhuvneshwar Kumar accounted for … Continue reading 1st Test: South Africa 286 all out against India in Cape Town

Rahul questions Modi govt on failure to bring Lokpal

AMN / New Delhi Questioning Narendra Modi government for its failure to bring the Lokpal even after nearly four years of being in power, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the inability of the NDA to set up a Lokpal had exposed it’s claims during the Lok Sabha election of being the ‘defenders of … Continue reading Rahul questions Modi govt on failure to bring Lokpal

3 MPs including veteran Karan Singh retire from Rajya Sabha

Bisheshwar Mishra / New Delhi The Winter Session of the Parliament ended today and along with it ended the terms of three well known Rajya Sabha members. Dr Karan Singh, Janardan Dwivedi and Parvez Hashmi. All members of the Congress party. Among these, Dr Karan Singh happens to be the oldest member who had seen … Continue reading 3 MPs including veteran Karan Singh retire from Rajya Sabha