Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
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Topic: Bills

Increasing ordinances, decreasing Parliament time – How BJP is making legislature irrelevant

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Modi told Hamid Ansari that the Rajya Sabha TV wasn’t favourable to the government

In ‘Many A Happy Accident’, former vice-president and Rajya Sabha chairman Hamid Ansari writes about the time PM Modi told him, ‘You aren’t helping me’.

Modi govt can bring real agriculture reforms only by working with states

There is a real risk that the Indian agricultural sector will be left in a state of greater regulatory ambiguity and economic uncertainty, and that farmers will suffer more.

Fridays in Parliament are graveyard of ideas even under Modi govt

In Modi’s first Lok Sabha term, about 900 private member bills were introduced in Parliament but not even 2 per cent of these bills were discussed.

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.

Bills pending in Rajya Sabha for 5 years should lapse, suggests Venkaiah Naidu

Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu called for a debate on the automatic lapsing of bills pending in the upper house after the dissolution of Lok Sabha.

We must question our MPs when Lok Sabha session works for less than 50% of total time

The current Lok Sabha has sent far fewer bills to parliamentary committees than the previous two houses.

How 3 bills violate the rights of the very people they seek to empower

Breaking down the possible impact of three crucial bills, if passed.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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