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  • Shashi Tharoor apologises to Sumitra Mahajan’s son for his wrong tweet on her demise Apr 23, 2021 04:28 PM IST

    Shashi Tharoor apologises to Sumitra Mahajan’s son for his wrong tweet on her demise

    Shashi Tharoor and few media organisations had on Thursday announced the demise of Mahajan (78). However, the Congress MP and others had later deleted the tweets after BJP leaders pointed out that she was fine

  • Only 'Tai' can admonish me: PM Modi on Sumitra Mahajan May 13, 2019 07:28 AM IST

    Only 'Tai' can admonish me: PM Modi on Sumitra Mahajan

    Addressing an election rally here, Modi said, "As the Lok Sabha speaker, 'Tai' (as Mahajan is popularly known in the constituency) has carried out her duties in a skilful and controlled way. It is because of this, she has left an indelible impression on the minds of people."

  • Never sought poll ticket from BJP since 1989: Sumitra Mahajan Apr 02, 2019 08:12 PM IST

    Never sought poll ticket from BJP since 1989: Sumitra Mahajan

    Asked about the delay in announcing her candidature, the eight-time MP from Indore told PTI that BJP leaders might be having "something" on their mind.

  • Indore LS ticket suspense continues, Sumitra Mahajan attends meetings Apr 01, 2019 10:02 PM IST

    Indore LS ticket suspense continues, Sumitra Mahajan attends meetings

    A BJP leader said Mahajan, who will turn 76 on April 12, was guiding the party cadre during these meetings.

  • Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan returns protocol vehicles, security staff Mar 16, 2019 08:35 PM IST

    Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan returns protocol vehicles, security staff

    Mahajan, in a letter to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, said she had stopped using these government vehicles from March 10 itself, when the Election Commission announced the Lok Sabha poll schedule.

  • Parties have assured cooperation for smooth functioning of Lok Sabha: Sumitra Mahajan Jan 30, 2019 08:30 PM IST

    Parties have assured cooperation for smooth functioning of Lok Sabha: Sumitra Mahajan

    Addressing the media after the meeting, Mahajan said, "All parties have assured their cooperation in smooth functioning of the house. Members from various parties have suggested that there should be debate on farmers' issues."

  • Priyanka's appointment shows Rahul Gandhi can't handle politics alone: Sumitra Mahajan Jan 24, 2019 07:55 PM IST

    Priyanka's appointment shows Rahul Gandhi can't handle politics alone: Sumitra Mahajan

    The veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader representing Indore in the lower house of parliament since 1989 further said that talented people must be given an opportunity to come forward.

  • Sumitra Mahajan to inaugurate water convention in Madhya Pradesh Jan 17, 2019 10:06 AM IST

    Sumitra Mahajan to inaugurate water convention in Madhya Pradesh

    Experts would present papers and discuss issues related to drinking water, sewage disposal, water audit and optimal designing of sewage network, and also make recommendations on these subjects.

  • Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan calls all-party meeting on December 11 Dec 05, 2018 03:39 PM IST

    Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan calls all-party meeting on December 11

    The winter session from December 11 to January 8 will be the last full-fledged session before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The counting of votes for election in five states, on December 11, will coincide with the beginning of the session.

  • 'If anybody tries to snatch anything given to a person, there may be an explosion': Sumitra Mahajan on SC/ST Act Sep 07, 2018 12:10 AM IST

    'If anybody tries to snatch anything given to a person, there may be an explosion': Sumitra Mahajan on SC/ST Act

    A Bharat bandh was called Thursday by some anti-reservation bodies against the amendment to the Act last month.

  • Lok Sabha adjourns briefly amid protests by Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) members Aug 09, 2018 03:00 PM IST

    Lok Sabha adjourns briefly amid protests by Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) members

    TRS members were demanding allocation of defence land in the state for certain projects, similar to that given in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.

  • Privilege notices against PM Modi, Defence Minister being considered: Speaker Sumitra Mahajan Jul 25, 2018 01:44 PM IST

    Privilege notices against PM Modi, Defence Minister being considered: Speaker Sumitra Mahajan

    The notices were submitted by the Congress charging the two leaders with allegedly misleading the House on the Rafale deal issue during the debate on the no-confidence motion on July 20.

  • Speaker Sumitra Mahajan seeks cooperation of parties for smooth Budget session Jan 29, 2018 08:15 AM IST

    Speaker Sumitra Mahajan seeks cooperation of parties for smooth Budget session

    Mahajan made the appeal to leaders of various parties at a dinner hosted by her, a day before the start of the budget session. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders of various parties attended the dinner at Parliament House Library.

  • 17 states have agreed to form JVs with Railways: Suresh Prabhu Mar 22, 2017 02:32 PM IST

    17 states have agreed to form JVs with Railways: Suresh Prabhu

  • Demonetisation was a pre-planned move: Sumitra Mahajan Jan 25, 2017 09:00 AM IST

    Demonetisation was a pre-planned move: Sumitra Mahajan

    "It is being said in discussions that the decision to demonetise currency notes was taken suddenly. But, if we look at the chain of events then it seems that the government had planned it long back," Mahajan told the gathering while addressing the inaugural ceremony of Digi-Dhan Mela.

  • Speaker, govt convene all-party meeting on Jan 30 Jan 23, 2017 10:00 PM IST

    Speaker, govt convene all-party meeting on Jan 30

    Ahead of the Budget session of Parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar have convened separate all-party meetings on January 30

  • Disruption in Lok Sabha continues for 16th consecutive day Dec 08, 2016 12:44 PM IST

    Disruption in Lok Sabha continues for 16th consecutive day

    As soon as the House assembled, leader of Congress in the House Mallikarjun Kharge wanted to raise some issue but Speaker Sumitra Mahajan did not allow him and started the Question Hour.

  • Logjam in Lok Sabha over demonetisation debate continues Dec 05, 2016 01:02 PM IST

    Logjam in Lok Sabha over demonetisation debate continues

    As soon as the House assembled for the day, Leader of Congress Mallikarjun Kharge said the Opposition was ready to initiate the debate under Rule 184 instead of their original demand for it to be held under Rule 56, and the government must now agree to it.

  • LS adjourns for the day amid incessant Opposition protests Dec 02, 2016 02:02 PM IST

    LS adjourns for the day amid incessant Opposition protests

    Marking another week of virtual washout of proceedings barring the passage of the Bill to amend the I-T Act without discussion, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the proceedings for the day little past 1230 hours.

  • Opposition protests force adjournment of Lok Sabha proceedings Nov 29, 2016 11:52 AM IST

    Opposition protests force adjournment of Lok Sabha proceedings

    With a combative Opposition raising their pitch and protesting in the Well, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House for an half-an-hour soon after the Question Hour began.

  • LS adjourned for the day as Opposition seeks apology from PM Nov 25, 2016 02:02 PM IST

    LS adjourned for the day as Opposition seeks apology from PM

    Demanding his presence in the House, Opposition members raised slogans asking Modi to make his statements inside the House and not to attack them outside.

  • Lok Sabha adjourned as uproar by opposition continued Nov 22, 2016 12:38 PM IST

    Lok Sabha adjourned as uproar by opposition continued

    As soon as the House met, members of Congress, TMC, Left parties and AAP rushed to the Well of the House demanding discussions on the demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 under Rule 56, that entails.

  • Israel President Reuven Rivlin to visit India in November Nov 03, 2016 09:36 AM IST

    Israel President Reuven Rivlin to visit India in November

    Informed sources here said Rivlin will meet President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan among others during his visit.

  • Bill proposing hefty penalties for traffic violations in LS Aug 09, 2016 04:26 PM IST

    Bill proposing hefty penalties for traffic violations in LS

    Congress, TMC and Left members urged Speaker Sumitra Mahajan not to allow Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari to introduce the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill saying it will otherwise set a "bad precedent". But she overruled their objections

  • Over 1,000 trees saved by digitalisation of parl docs:LS Speaker Jul 18, 2016 08:48 AM IST

    Over 1,000 trees saved by digitalisation of parl docs:LS Speaker

    "The number of copies of various Committee reports and papers laid on the table of the House has been considerably reduced. The number of hard copies of Budget documents also has been reduced by 35 percent," she said after meeting the leaders of various political parties in Parliament Library Building here.

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