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Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma addressing the state assembly during the no confidence motion. (HT Photo)

Conrad Sangma’s govt defeats Congress’ no-confidence motion in Meghalaya

Hindustan Times, Shillong | By David Laitphlang
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 12:07 AM IST
All 40 ruling MLAs voted against the no-confidence motion except the lone Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) legislator, Adelbert Nongrum, who decided to neither support the government nor the opposition.
The BJP has termed the no-confidence motion a ‘political gimmick’ as the opposition lacks the requisite numbers. (Photo @CMofKarnataka)
The BJP has termed the no-confidence motion a ‘political gimmick’ as the opposition lacks the requisite numbers. (Photo @CMofKarnataka)

Karnataka speaker admits Congress’s no-confidence motion against BJP govt

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 12:19 AM IST
After a meeting of Congress legislature party, Siddaramaiah said that the BS Yediyurappa government had failed on all fronts and that is why the party has decided to move the no-confidence motion.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi claimed that no bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha.(ANI)
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi claimed that no bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha.(ANI)

No-trust motion moved against RS dy chairman

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi and Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 12:21 AM IST
While the two farm bills were passed through a voice vote, the opposition claimed that the due process of allowing a detailed discussion on the bills was not followed.
This is the prerogative of the chairman, defence minister Rajnath Singh said commenting on the no-confidence motion moved against Harivansh Narayan Singh.(PTI)
This is the prerogative of the chairman, defence minister Rajnath Singh said commenting on the no-confidence motion moved against Harivansh Narayan Singh.(PTI)

Don’t want to say anything political: Rajnath Singh on Opposition’s no-confidence motion

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 08:50 PM IST
12 Opposition parties have moved a no-confidence motion against Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh
Political analyst Narayan Bareth said the motion by the ruling side gets preference in such a situation.(ANI)
Political analyst Narayan Bareth said the motion by the ruling side gets preference in such a situation.(ANI)

Gehlot, Pilot meet; BJP, Congress talk floor test

Hindustan Times, Jaipur/New Delhi | By Sachin Saini, Rakesh Goswami and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi, Jaipur/new Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2020 04:41 AM IST
Speaker CP Joshi can use his discretion to decide whether to allow the government or the BJP motion — both seeking a floor test, according to analysts.
(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 pm: Railways to terminate contract with Beijing firm, World Bank’s nod sought and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2020 08:53 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Civic officials claimed as the civic chief may be transferred after the polls, he does not want to leave on a bitter note and hence agreed with Thackeray.(HT image)
Civic officials claimed as the civic chief may be transferred after the polls, he does not want to leave on a bitter note and hence agreed with Thackeray.(HT image)

After Uddhav Thackeray intervenes, TMC chief, Sena corporators bury the hatchet

Thane | By Megha Pol
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 12:32 AM IST
A meeting was held at Matoshree on Tuesday in presence of Thane’s guardian minister Eknath Shinde, mayor, civic chief and few other Sena leaders to end the face-off.
BJP West Bengal President Dilip Ghosh claims that the TMC defeated the no-trust motion in Bongaon municipality with the use of muscle power and strong-arm tactics.(HT PHOTO/File)
BJP West Bengal President Dilip Ghosh claims that the TMC defeated the no-trust motion in Bongaon municipality with the use of muscle power and strong-arm tactics.(HT PHOTO/File)

TMC wins no-trust motion in Bengal’s Bongaon civic body, BJP cries foul, rushes to the High Court

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 07:06 PM IST
BJP approached the Calcutta High Court alleging its previous order to ensure security for all councillors till the conduct of no-trust motion was not followed by the administration.
Prime Minister Johnson has written to fellow lawmakers explaining his decision to ask Queen Elizabeth II to suspend Parliament as part of the government plans before the Brexit split from Europe.(AP)
Prime Minister Johnson has written to fellow lawmakers explaining his decision to ask Queen Elizabeth II to suspend Parliament as part of the government plans before the Brexit split from Europe.(AP)

‘A very British coup’: Boris Johnson to suspend parliament in Brexit row

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 05:33 PM IST
Johnson’s plan to suspend parliament sent the pound south, while House of Commons speaker John Bercow called it a ‘constitutional outrage’.
The DMK was planning to raise several issues during the session to embarrass the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).(HT Photo)
The DMK was planning to raise several issues during the session to embarrass the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).(HT Photo)

Will not push for no-confidence motion against speaker: Stalin

Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 11:16 PM IST
Stalin spoke to reporters after adjournment of the first day of the assembly session, which will run until the end of July.
The DMK president backing down on this comes within a week of enthusing the DMK cadre that a regime change in the state was imminent even without elections.(ANI PHOTO)
The DMK president backing down on this comes within a week of enthusing the DMK cadre that a regime change in the state was imminent even without elections.(ANI PHOTO)

DMK will not pursue no-trust motion against TN assembly speaker: Stalin

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 05:48 PM IST
The session which commenced on Friday, will last till July end and the DMK is planning to raise several issues to put the AIADMK in the dock. The party has opposed the ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme.
Patna mayor Sita Sahu celebrates after defeating no-confidence motion in Patna on Tuesday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Patna mayor Sita Sahu celebrates after defeating no-confidence motion in Patna on Tuesday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

Patna’s deputy mayor loses chair in no-confidence

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2019 11:25 AM IST
As many as 40 councillors voted against Vinay Kumar Pappu , who is also affiliated with the BJP, while seven ward councillors voted against the motion.
TMC former leaders Shubhrangshu Roy along with 3MLA and around 50 TMC counselors join BJP in the presence of BJP senior leader kailesh vijayvargis at BJP headquarter in New Delhi(RajkRaj / Hindustan Times)
TMC former leaders Shubhrangshu Roy along with 3MLA and around 50 TMC counselors join BJP in the presence of BJP senior leader kailesh vijayvargis at BJP headquarter in New Delhi(RajkRaj / Hindustan Times)

‘In 7 Phases’: BJP sneers at Mamata after exit of 2 Trinamool lawmakers

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 07:07 PM IST
The joining of 56 councillors – 17 each of Halishahar and Kanchrapara municipalities, including chairman and vice-chairman, and 22 of Naihati municipality – effectively brings the civic bodies under BJP’s control.
Nirmala Devi, alleged that the aides of Awadesh and his brother MLC Dinesh Pratap Singh kept her in captivity.(Dheeraj Dhawan/Hindustan Times)
Nirmala Devi, alleged that the aides of Awadesh and his brother MLC Dinesh Pratap Singh kept her in captivity.(Dheeraj Dhawan/Hindustan Times)

Was held captive on floor test day: Zila panchayat member

Hindustan Times, Rae Bareli | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2019 03:34 AM IST
The member, Nirmala Devi, alleged that the aides of Awadesh and his brother MLC Dinesh Pratap Singh kept her in captivity between Monday night and Tuesday afternoon at the residence of the MLC in Rae Bareli.
The BJP has denied any role in the incident, saying vehicles in the MLA’s convoy overturned due to overspeeding. The Congress has approached the governor, urging him to intervene in the matter.(HT Photo)
The BJP has denied any role in the incident, saying vehicles in the MLA’s convoy overturned due to overspeeding. The Congress has approached the governor, urging him to intervene in the matter.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress MLA demands security, Priyanka fumes over incident

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rohit K Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2019 05:10 PM IST
While the lawmaker apprehended a threat to her life from BJP leaders and sought security, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra rushed to Rae Bareli and denounced the incident as an ‘attack on democracy’.
Aditi Singh and former SP minister Manoj Pandey also held separate press conferences and accused local BJP leaders for the attack as they were going to vote against Awadesh Singh.(HT Photo)
Aditi Singh and former SP minister Manoj Pandey also held separate press conferences and accused local BJP leaders for the attack as they were going to vote against Awadesh Singh.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Rae Bareli Congress MLA Aditi Singh injured in firing on convoy

Hindustan Times, Rae Bareli/Lukhnow | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 06:57 PM IST
Aditi Singh, who is the daughter of Rae Bareli strongman and five-time MLA Akhilesh Singh, received minor injuries while two others accompanying her were severely injured as two four-wheelers of her motorcade toppled while trying to escape 15 masked assailants who reportedly opened fire at her convoy.
Aditi Singh claimed the attack was pre-planned by Awadhesh Singh the brother of BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate Dinesh Pratap Singh who is pitted against UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.(Dheeraj Dhawan/Hindustan Times)
Aditi Singh claimed the attack was pre-planned by Awadhesh Singh the brother of BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate Dinesh Pratap Singh who is pitted against UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.(Dheeraj Dhawan/Hindustan Times)

Attack on convoy of Congress MLA from Rae Bareli

By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 07:19 PM IST
Aditi Singh was injured when her vehicle overturned in Harchandpur area. She alleged that local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and Awadhesh Singh were behind the attack.
May and her team is scheduled to resume talks with the opposition Labour to try and reach a consensus on the withdrawal agreement that has been thrice voted down by the House of Commons.(REUTERS)
May and her team is scheduled to resume talks with the opposition Labour to try and reach a consensus on the withdrawal agreement that has been thrice voted down by the House of Commons.(REUTERS)

More calls for UK’s Theresa May to quit over Brexit logjam

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 12:23 AM IST
Under Conservative party rules, May is immune from a leadership challenge until December, having won the last no-confidence vote in December 2018. But critics believe a no-confidence motion by the grassroots forum would add pressure on her to quit, instead of being pushed.
“No approval from residents was sought and this entire money was wasted,” said SB Soni, a resident.(HT PHOTO)
“No approval from residents was sought and this entire money was wasted,” said SB Soni, a resident.(HT PHOTO)

Mahindra Aura residents protest delay in recognition of society’s RWA

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 05:49 AM IST
The residents also threatened to boycott the ongoing elections if the authorities did not take cognisance of their issues pertaining to the maintenance of the residential complex.
Singh, who won four consecutive elections for Bengal’s ruling party from Bhatpara assembly constituency, switched to the BJP .(HT Photo)
Singh, who won four consecutive elections for Bengal’s ruling party from Bhatpara assembly constituency, switched to the BJP .(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Bengal bank board where ex-Trinamool MLA Arjun Singh was chairman dissolved

Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2019 01:43 PM IST
The West Bengal government has dissolved the board of Bhatpara Naihati Cooperative Bank that had Trinamool Congress-MLA-turned-BJP-candidate Arjun Singh as its chairman. The government has put the 93-year-old organisation under an administrator.
The two-decade old verdict by a five-judge Constitution Bench had ruled that a lawmaker has protection under the Constitution from facing a criminal case despite accepting money to vote on the floor of the House.(PTI)
The two-decade old verdict by a five-judge Constitution Bench had ruled that a lawmaker has protection under the Constitution from facing a criminal case despite accepting money to vote on the floor of the House.(PTI)

Can Parliamentary privilege protect tainted leaders? Supreme Court to hear

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 08:38 AM IST
The two-decade old verdict by a five-judge Constitution Bench had ruled that a lawmaker has protection under the Constitution from facing a criminal case despite accepting money to vote on the floor of the House.
The reason Theresa May’s plan failed was her effort to avoid any possibility of a hard border between Northern Ireland, a part of Britain, and the Republic of Ireland.(Reuters)
The reason Theresa May’s plan failed was her effort to avoid any possibility of a hard border between Northern Ireland, a part of Britain, and the Republic of Ireland.(Reuters)

The consequences of an irresponsible Brexit deal

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2019 01:59 PM IST
British PM Theresa May demonstrated that sturdy refusal to budge she has become famous for. She wasn’t going to postpone Britain’s exit. She wasn’t going to agree to a second referendum.
Bengaluru: BJP legislators raise slogans as Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala addresses the joint session of Assembly on the first day of the Budget Session at Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru, Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019.(AP)
Bengaluru: BJP legislators raise slogans as Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala addresses the joint session of Assembly on the first day of the Budget Session at Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru, Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019.(AP)

BJP, Congress set for budget day standoff in Karnataka

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 11:21 AM IST
The 2019 budget for Karnataka is set to be read out amid protests by the BJP, whose legislators entered the well of the House for a second day, having ensured on Wednesday that governor Vajubhai Vala cut short his address to the joint sitting of both Houses.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement following winning a confidence vote, after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal, outside 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, January 16, 2019.(REUTERS)
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement following winning a confidence vote, after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal, outside 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, January 16, 2019.(REUTERS)

British PM May wins confidence vote, calls on MPs to work together to deliver Brexit

Hindustan Times | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 02:46 PM IST
The prime minister said she believes it was her duty to deliver on the British people’s instruction to leave the European Union.
Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to win a trust vote in Parliament on Wednesday evening, a day after suffering a humiliating defeat in the vote on her Brexit deal (File Photo)(REUTERS)
Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to win a trust vote in Parliament on Wednesday evening, a day after suffering a humiliating defeat in the vote on her Brexit deal (File Photo)(REUTERS)

After big Brexit deal defeat, PM May set to win trust vote

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2019 10:42 PM IST
Seeking fresh elections to resolve the Brexit imbroglio, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pressed the no-confidence motion and insisted that May’s ‘zombie government’ is unable to govern after losing the Brexit vote
Prime Minister Theresa May sits down in Parliament after the vote on May's Brexit deal, in London, Britain, January 15, 2019 in this screengrab taken from video.(REUTERS)
Prime Minister Theresa May sits down in Parliament after the vote on May's Brexit deal, in London, Britain, January 15, 2019 in this screengrab taken from video.(REUTERS)

After Brexit vote loss, Theresa May likely to survive, Plan B by Monday

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 08:23 AM IST
Prime Minister Theresa May is likely to survive the no-confidence motion tabled by the Labour party on Wednesday and come up with Plan B by Monday.
Pro-European demonstrators protest outside parliament in London, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is struggling to win support for her Brexit deal in Parliament. Lawmakers are due to vote on the agreement Tuesday, and all signs suggest they will reject it, adding uncertainty to Brexit less than three months before Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)(AP)
Pro-European demonstrators protest outside parliament in London, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is struggling to win support for her Brexit deal in Parliament. Lawmakers are due to vote on the agreement Tuesday, and all signs suggest they will reject it, adding uncertainty to Brexit less than three months before Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)(AP)

No-trust vote, new poll? UK braces for key Brexit week

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 12:07 AM IST
Leading lights in the Brexit debate took to the news media on Sunday to reiterate their positions. Prime Minister May insisted in a column that failure to deliver Brexit would amount to “a catastrophic and unforgivable trust in our democracy”, urging support for the agreement.
The opposition Labour Party tabled a non-binding no-confidence motion against Theresa May on Monday night, with the possibility of ramping it up into a binding one against the government. A decision on the motion is expected on Tuesday.(Reuters)
The opposition Labour Party tabled a non-binding no-confidence motion against Theresa May on Monday night, with the possibility of ramping it up into a binding one against the government. A decision on the motion is expected on Tuesday.(Reuters)

Brexit: Theresa May prepares for worst-case ‘no deal’ scenario

Hindustan Times, London | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2018 06:03 PM IST
Facing the 100-day Brexit countdown, UK’s Theresa May government has allocated an extra £2 billion to departments to deal with the worst-case eventuality of leaving the EU without a deal, as parliamentary politics stayed in a logjam over the issue.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the media outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 22.(REUTERS)
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the media outside 10 Downing Street in London on November 22.(REUTERS)

Defiant UK PM May puts up a brave front against leadership challenge

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 12:38 AM IST
Voting was scheduled for 6 pm local time and the results would be declared soon after voting ends at 8 pm.
Lawmakers supporting disputed Prime Minister Rajapksa throw a chair towards police officers escorting the speaker inside parliament in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.(AP)
Lawmakers supporting disputed Prime Minister Rajapksa throw a chair towards police officers escorting the speaker inside parliament in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.(AP)

Sri Lanka MPs hurl chilli powder, chairs in Parliament commotion

Colombo | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2018 06:41 PM IST
The pro-Rajapaksa legislators also threw objects at Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Daily Mirror reported.
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