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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

Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Coronavirus is Pakistan’s debt for lifelong rejection of Darwin

Good news: Pakistan hasn't ordered a shipload of Ajwa-Khajoor, touted as cure for all diseases by Imran Khan's staunch ally, Maulana Tariq Jameel.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.