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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi waves a gavel during the first session of the 117th Congress in the House Chamber at the US Capitol on January 3.(AFP)

Pelosi narrowly re-elected speaker, faces difficult two years

By HT Correspondent , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 10:42 AM IST
It was a narrow victory in a House that Democrats re-took with a vastly reduced majority.
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Shashi Tharoor heads the Information and Technology parliamentary panel.(Sanjeev Verma/HT photo)
Shashi Tharoor heads the Information and Technology parliamentary panel.(Sanjeev Verma/HT photo)

Tharoor responds to Speaker’s advisory, says J&K 4G curbs no longer sub judice

By Deeksha Bhardwaj | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 03:55 PM IST
In a letter sent to the Speaker last week, viewed by Hindustan Times and shared with the members of the panel, the Congress MP has addressed the various points highlighted by Birla
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Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Speaker Gian Chand Gupta are undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at a private hospital in Gurugram.(HT file photo)
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Speaker Gian Chand Gupta are undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at a private hospital in Gurugram.(HT file photo)

Haryana CM Khattar, Speaker stable, responding well to Covid-19 treatment

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 12:56 PM IST
Khattar, 66, and Gupta, 72, are hospitalised in Gurugram; 10 assembly watch and ward staff were diagnosed with coronavirus infection just before assembly session
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Rajasthan assembly Speaker Dr C P Joshi is among those who have been issued notices by the high court in the case of six BSP MLAs joining the Congress.(HT PHOTO)
Rajasthan assembly Speaker Dr C P Joshi is among those who have been issued notices by the high court in the case of six BSP MLAs joining the Congress.(HT PHOTO)

Rajasthan HC sends notices to Speaker, 6 BSP MLAs who joined Congress

By Jaykishan Sharma| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 05:22 PM IST
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) had moved the Rajasthan high court arguing that the merger of six of its MLAs with the Congress was unconstitutional.
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The Pilot camp has argued that mere disagreement with the CM’s working style cannot be construed to be defection. (Photo@SachinPilot)
The Pilot camp has argued that mere disagreement with the CM’s working style cannot be construed to be defection. (Photo@SachinPilot)

‘You be the judge’: Chidambaram digs out SC ruling after Rajasthan court order

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | HindustanTimes, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 06:44 PM IST
The Congress leader said the common man, “mystified” by the orders of the high court, can take recourse to this passage by the top court in the Kihoto Hollohan case in 1992.
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Sachin Pilot and 18 other dissident Congress MLAs had filed a petition in the high court against disqualification notice served by Rajasthan Speaker CP Joshi.(PTI)
Sachin Pilot and 18 other dissident Congress MLAs had filed a petition in the high court against disqualification notice served by Rajasthan Speaker CP Joshi.(PTI)

Rajasthan political crisis: Speaker to move Supreme Court against high court order giving breather to Pilot camp

By Rakesh Goswami | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 10:28 AM IST
The Speaker has twice before deferred his deadline for action on the notices as the court proceedings continued beyond the expected time. He has agreed to defer any action against the rebel MLAs till 5:30 pm on Friday.
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Ron Malhotra is a global speaker, three times best-selling author, an entrepreneur and a speakers mentor.(Business Wire India)
Ron Malhotra is a global speaker, three times best-selling author, an entrepreneur and a speakers mentor.(Business Wire India)

How to speak like the world’s top public speakers

UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 01:33 PM IST
Public speaking is a great way to influence people, make an impact, build one’s personal brand, increase your confidence and accelerate your career.
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In this study, the researchers set out to investigate whether preschool children inferred a speaker’s effective stance and degree of politeness taking into account the role of prosodic cues and facial expressions.(Unsplash)
In this study, the researchers set out to investigate whether preschool children inferred a speaker’s effective stance and degree of politeness taking into account the role of prosodic cues and facial expressions.(Unsplash)

Here’s how intonation, facial expression help toddlers detect speaker’s politeness

By Asian News International | Barcelona [Spain]
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 10:32 AM IST
In this study, the researchers set out to investigate whether preschool children inferred a speaker’s effective stance and degree of politeness taking into account the role of prosodic cues and facial expressions.
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Disqualify rebel AAP MLAs: SAD reminds speaker

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2020 10:36 PM IST
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Correction

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 10:40 PM IST
The story, “Two patents in bag, invite from NASA, but this Bihar boy wants to do big for India” has been withdrawn due to factual inaccuracies pending re-verification.
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The top court suggested that Parliament could look at setting up an independent mechanism to decide petitions under the anti-defection law.(Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
The top court suggested that Parliament could look at setting up an independent mechanism to decide petitions under the anti-defection law.(Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)

Supreme Court nudges Parliament to rethink Speaker’s disqualification powers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 02:25 PM IST
A bench led by Justice Rohinton Nariman told the Manipur assembly speaker to decide on the Congress legislator’s disqualification under the anti-defection law within four weeks.
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Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla with Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker Premchand Aggarwal and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat at the conference of presiding officers of legislative bodies, in Dehradun, on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla with Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker Premchand Aggarwal and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat at the conference of presiding officers of legislative bodies, in Dehradun, on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Relevance of anti-defection law: Om Birla meets Speakers of other assemblies

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2019 11:41 AM IST
The discussion at the meeting called by Birla also assumes importance in the wake of the Supreme Court’s observations about the role of the Speaker.
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Restriction on speakers: Community seeks relief for Xmas mass

By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 12:43 AM IST
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Form House panel to probe minister’s role in CLU case: SAD to speaker

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2019 12:38 AM IST
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Deceptive intent to mislead listeners on purpose poses a much larger threat than unintentional mistakes.(Unsplash)
Deceptive intent to mislead listeners on purpose poses a much larger threat than unintentional mistakes.(Unsplash)

Study finds method to know speakers’ intent

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington Dc
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 02:34 PM IST
Although previous studies have examined deception, this is possibly the first study to look at a speaker’s intent.
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John Bercow stepped down on Thursday after 10 years as speaker of Britain’s House of Commons(AP)
John Bercow stepped down on Thursday after 10 years as speaker of Britain’s House of Commons(AP)

Britain speaker yelled ‘order order’ over 14,000 times during his 10-year tenure

By Agence France-Presse | London
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 07:25 PM IST
Animated, verbose and with an idiosyncratic style, the 56-year-old Bercow has yelled “Order! Order!” more than 14,000 times during his tenure as the 157th speaker.
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Udayanraje Bhosale and Sharad Pawar at Baramati Boys Hostel, Gokhale Nagar in Pune. Bhosale criticised Pawar saying the latter never gives free hand to people.(Rahul Raut/HT FILE PHOTO)
Udayanraje Bhosale and Sharad Pawar at Baramati Boys Hostel, Gokhale Nagar in Pune. Bhosale criticised Pawar saying the latter never gives free hand to people.(Rahul Raut/HT FILE PHOTO)

In a jolt to NCP, Udayanraje Bhosale resigns; joins BJP in Amit Shah’s presence

By Faisal Malik | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 01:14 PM IST
Shah said it was a matter of happiness for his party that a descendent of the Maratha king has joined it and asserted that Bhosale’s presence will help it in the upcoming assembly elections.
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Car rallies, pamphlets, loud speakers banned on PU campus

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 12:47 AM IST
Students directed to carry ID cards; outsider entry stopped
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Speaker Om Birla is pleased but not complacent after the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha set a record by passing 35 bills and turned out to be the most productive ever for the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance(PTI)
Speaker Om Birla is pleased but not complacent after the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha set a record by passing 35 bills and turned out to be the most productive ever for the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance(PTI)

Longer work hours here to stay: Speaker

By Saubhadra Chatterji | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 07:23 AM IST
Birla, who represents Rajasthan’s Kota, is in his second Lok Sabha term and first as speaker. He has won praise for ensuring a session free of acrimonious disruptions, and in which 96% of woman MPs had their say.
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The resolution is meant to scrap the Article 370 that grants special status to the state and the bill divides the state into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.(HT image)
The resolution is meant to scrap the Article 370 that grants special status to the state and the bill divides the state into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.(HT image)

‘Not detained, Farooq Abdullah is at home,’ Amit Shah responds to MPs

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 03:41 PM IST
NCP’s Supriya Sule and DMK’s Dayanidhi Maran sought to know where the National Conference leader from Jammu and Kashmir was on the day crucial legisations related to his state were being discussed.
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A H Vishwanath, a former JD (S) state president and one of the disqualified lawmakers.(PTI Photo)
A H Vishwanath, a former JD (S) state president and one of the disqualified lawmakers.(PTI Photo)

‘Speaker took the decision to disqualify in a hurry’: A H Vishwanath

UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 12:38 PM IST
“Speaker should have looked at why we resigned. We have already spoken that there is demoniacal politics in Karnataka. A government cannot be formed for the benefit of one family. He did not take any of this into account,” A H Vishwanath said.
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Om Birla(HT Photo)
Om Birla(HT Photo)

House should give new shape to British-era laws: Speaker

By Saubhadra Chatterji | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 03:01 AM IST
The Speaker’s observation in the House came after the Trinamool Congress’s chief whip Kalyan Banerjee suggested, during the introduction of a bill for repealing and amending nearly 58 legislations, that British-era laws should be replaced.
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Karnataka Speaker Ramesh Kumar(ANI)
Karnataka Speaker Ramesh Kumar(ANI)

Karnataka Speaker disqualifies 3 rebel MLAs who pulled down Kumaraswamy govt

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 09:58 PM IST
Speaker KR Ramesh said the three disqualified rebel MLAs ceased to be members of the 15th Legislative Assembly till its expiry in 2023.
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Karnataka Assembly Floor Test: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy speaks during assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, Friday(PTI photo)
Karnataka Assembly Floor Test: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy speaks during assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, Friday(PTI photo)

‘Protect me’: HD Kumaraswamy’s SOS to Karnataka Speaker after Governor’s ‘love letter’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 05:51 PM IST
Karnataka Assembly Floor Test: HD Kumaraswamy, who led a Congress-Janata Dal Secular coalition government for nearly 15 months, appeared to acknowledge that his government was poised on the brink of collapse after the resignation of 16 lawmakers.
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Chief Minister of Karnataka HD Kumaraswamy in conversation with other members during the trust motion debate at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Thursday.(ANI photo)
Chief Minister of Karnataka HD Kumaraswamy in conversation with other members during the trust motion debate at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Thursday.(ANI photo)

Karnataka Assembly adjourns without floor test, BJP plans all-night protest

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 08:22 PM IST
Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar intimated the lawmakers that Governor Vajubhai Vala has asked him to ensure that the trust vote should be held today.
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Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on July 15.(PTI)
Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on July 15.(PTI)

Karnataka crisis Highlights: Judicial overreach, says Siddaramaiah after SC’s ruling on rebel MLAs

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 09:48 AM IST

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that the rebel MLAs in Karnataka cannot be compelled to attend the trust vote in the Karnataka assembly on Thursday. “It’s not necessary for the MLAs to attend the session tomorrow,” a bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said. The court, however, said that Karnataka Assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar had the discretion to decide either the disqualification or resignation of the MLAs.Follow Live updates on Karnataka political developments:

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The newly launched noise pollution helpline of Delhi Police has been flooded with two common complaints. (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
The newly launched noise pollution helpline of Delhi Police has been flooded with two common complaints. (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Blaring speakers are hard on Delhi’s ears

By Vatsala Shrangi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2019 07:43 AM IST
The helpline number 155271, which was launched on April 5, receives around 7-10 calls every week on an average.
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Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar interacting with media as he arrives at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Tuesday.(ANI photo)
Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar interacting with media as he arrives at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Tuesday.(ANI photo)

Can’t meet today’s deadline, Karnataka speaker tells SC; hearing tomorrow

By Bhadra Sinha | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 10:03 PM IST
Ramesh Kumar’s application also asked if the top court could dictate a timeline to the Assembly Speaker. It argued that the speaker needed time to verify if the resignations tendered by the MLAs were voluntary or forced. I
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Rebel Karnataka MLAs outside the speaker’s residence on Saturday(PTI)
Rebel Karnataka MLAs outside the speaker’s residence on Saturday(PTI)

Karnataka crisis reaches SC, rebel MLAs say Speaker sitting on resignations

By Bhadra Sinha | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 03:14 AM IST
Senior lawyer Mukul Rohatgi mentioned the petition before a bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi to request an early hearing. Chief Justice Gogoi has agreed to hear the petition tomorrow.
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Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Gandhi Nagar Anil Bajpai, who defected to the BJP just before the Lok Sabha elections, moved the Delhi High Court on Saturday, accusing Delhi assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel of favouring the ruling party.(HT Photo)
Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Gandhi Nagar Anil Bajpai, who defected to the BJP just before the Lok Sabha elections, moved the Delhi High Court on Saturday, accusing Delhi assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel of favouring the ruling party.(HT Photo)

Former AAP MLA Anil Bajpai moves High Court against Speaker

By Richa Banka | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 02:47 PM IST
On June 20, AAP had moved an anti-defection petition against Bajpai and Bijwasan MLA Devinder Sehrawat – both AAP rebels -—for joining the BJP days before the Lok Sabha elections.
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