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Opposition parties write to Rajya Sabha chairman over passage of bills without scrutiny

In a letter to Venkaiah Naidu, the parties cited the "hurried" passage of bills and sought his intervention to ensure that the voice of the Opposition is not smothered.

In a rush to pass bills, 17th Lok Sabha is not scrutinising future laws enough

Narendra Modi government intends to get Parliament’s approval on 40 bills before the two houses adjourn on 26 July.
Union ministers Amit Shah and Piyush Goyal with Rajya Sabha MP Bhupender Yadav outside Parliament during the Budget session, on 28 June, 2019 | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Amit Shah cites Amarnath Yatra, Bakharwal movement to delay J&K assembly polls

Home minister moves a statutory resolution for a six-month extension of President's rule in the state beginning on 3 July.

Viral photo of Amit Shah ‘sleeping’ in Parliament is fake and nearly six months old

The post on Amit Shah seems to have been circulated in retaliation to the flak Rahul Gandhi drew for using his phone during President Kovind’s address.

When Jai Shri Ram became a political tool to heckle Muslim MPs, it lost something

The oath-taking ceremony in the Lok Sabha turned into a sloganeering contest between MPs of various political parties.

Congress needs to get a move on, even if Rahul Gandhi can’t, & pick Lok Sabha leader

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi and senior party leader Sonia Gandhi during the release of the party's manifesto | Kamal Singh/PTI

Subhash Kashyap on choosing Leader of the Opposition, Ruchir Sharma on recovery after 2008 recession

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Seven-time BJP MP Virendra Kumar to be pro-tem speaker of Lok Sabha

As pro-tem speaker, he will preside over the first sitting of the Lok Sabha and administer the oath of office to newly elected MPs.
A view of Parliament building, New Delhi | Bloomberg News

First session of 17th Lok Sabha expected to start on 6 June

A pro-tem speaker of the Lok Sabha will administer the oath of office to all the newly elected MPs before the Speaker’s election, sources said.

On Camera

Vikas Dubey’s death is the perfect launchpad for Akhilesh Yadav to mount 2022 UP race

With little less than two years for Uttar Pradesh to go to polls, Akhilesh Yadav may have found the issue he was looking for to attack the Yogi govt.
Representational image of digital payment | Samyukta Lakshmi/Bloomberg

Coronavirus succeeds where demonetisation failed as Indians dump cash for digital payments

Value of UPI transactions reached all-time high June as people feared handling banknotes amid the pandemic. Electronic fund transfers have also rebounded.

Defence

Sig Sauer

Indian Army to order second batch of 72,000 Sig 716 assault rifles from US

The new rifles will replace the existing Indian Small Arms System (Insas) rifles used by the forces and manufactured locally by the Ordnance Factories Board.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.