India  /  Published 17.07.19

Rebel MLAs can’t be compelled to attend Assembly: SC

The Supreme Court has ruled that the 15 dissident MLAs in Karnataka “ought not to be compelled to participate in the proceedings of the ongoing session” of the Assembly.The court added that the re...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

Technology  /  Published 24.03.19

Earbuds for blissful sleep

A sound night’s sleep is elusive for a lot of people these days —especially those living on a noisy street, in a bustling neighbourhood or a cacophonic hostel. Pillows over the head, ear plugs, so...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

India  /  Published 13.11.19

Absence of ‘for being chosen as’ tilted scales

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the Speaker can disqualify a legislator under the anti-defection law but cannot prevent the person from contesting a fresh election to get elected to the House or b...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.06.19

Low-key MP Om Birla to be Speaker of Lok Sabha

The BJP on Tuesday picked Rajasthan MP Om Birla, considered close to party president and home minister Amit Shah and the RSS, as the next Speaker of the Lok Sabha.The choice came as a surprise given t...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.07.19

Will go by the book: Speaker

Karnataka Speaker Ramesh Kumar, at the centre of the political storm in the state, jokingly suggested on Tuesday that he should not be judged on the basis of his “booming voice”. “When I speak, ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


India  /  Published 21.01.20

SC asks Parliament to rethink powers of Speaker

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Parliament to ponder over the power of the Speaker in deciding petitions seeking disqualification of lawmakers, observing that he also belongs to a political party.T...
By PTI in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 12.12.19

Assam Speaker stand

Assam Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami (in picture above) on Thursday night said he would not comment on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. When his reaction was sought on the bill, he said it ha...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

India  /  Published 27.11.19

Congress-NCP post tussle

The Congress might not get the deputy chief minister’s post in the Uddhav Thackeray cabinet because of pressure from the NCP, leading to some discontent among the party’s MLAs.Sources said the NCP...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Technology  /  Published 05.03.19

Groovy tunes: LG's new Bluetooth speaker

It can blast; it can soothe. It looks industrial; it’s easy to lug around. These sweet contradictions make the LG XBOOM PK7 one of the jazziest Bluetooth speakers in the market. An unlimited amount ...
By Mathures Paul

Technology  /  Published 11.11.18

Powerful surround sound minus wires

GADGET: Bose Soundlink Revolve and Bose Soundlink Revolve+ TECH SPECS: Wireless portable Bluetooth speaker, 360 degree surround sound, Bluetooth pairing with voice prompts, access Siri or Google Assis...
By Prasun Chaudhuri


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