Monday, 27 June, 2022
Topic17th Lok Sabha

Topic: 17th Lok Sabha

Equality before law, no privileges, says LS Speaker Om Birla on ED-Rahul Gandhi affair

Speaker Birla, who completes 3 years in office, wants political parties to make a code of conduct for MPs. He Speaks to ThePrint about his tenure in LS and his political legacy.

‘Continuity, independence’ — why govt has moved bill to increase tenure of CBI & ED chiefs

The bill to amend Delhi Special Police Establishment Act was tabled in Lok Sabha Friday by Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh and is likely to be taken up for debate next week. 

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.

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

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

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

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.