Monday, 5 December, 2022
TopicIndian parliament

Topic: Indian parliament

Aadhaar Act to Data Protection Bill—Parliament isn’t playing a big role in lawmaking

The Digital Data Protection Bill is silent on details. The burden of making legislation has shifted from our elected representatives to unelected officials in the bureaucracy.

SC might reconsider judgment protecting MPs/MLAs who take cash for votes. What this could mean

In 1998, SC ruled in 'JMM bribery scandal' that MPs who took bribes in connection with speech or vote in Parliament had immunity from prosecution under Article 105 of Constitution.

Parliament panel examining Marriage Bill gets another 3 months extension

The 'Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill 2021' proposes to raise the age of marriage for girls from 18 to 21 years.

Broadcast infra work pending, new Parliament building unlikely to be ready for Winter Session

Modi govt set November deadline for completion of project, coinciding with 75th year of India’s independence. Ukraine war has hit broadcast equipment supply chain, says an official.

Sonia & Smriti fight it out as ‘Rashtrapatni’ row sparks big BJP-Congress blowout in House

While BJP has accused Sonia Gandhi of 'threatening' Smriti Irani in Parliament, Congress has alleged that it was the latter who 'heckled' the Congress chief.

139 & counting — 170% increase in suspension of MPs under Modi govt compared to UPA

Lok Sabha has seen uptick in suspensions since 2014 and Rajya Sabha since Modi govt's 2nd term began in 2019, official data shows.

MPs are getting lost — in labyrinthine Parliament where departments have changed places

Jairam Ramesh's media outreach ended up at the door of a media man who had recently defeated Congress candidate to reach the Rajya Sabha.

Day after censor order, now RS Secretariat says Parliament House can’t be used for dharnas, strikes

The circular on dharnas comes amid opposition outrage over the 'gag order' on using certain words in Parliament, and has sparked criticism from the opposition Congress.

‘Snoopgate’, ‘corrupt’ unparliamentary but not banned, says LS speaker after opposition hits out

Speaker clarification comes after opposition furore over an updated list of words declared unparliamentary, which was released by the Lok Sabha Secretariat Wednesday.

‘What next? Wear saffron to Parliament?’ Oppn mocks ban on ‘unparliamentary’ words

The Lok Sabha secretariat has come out with a booklet ahead of the Monsoon Session which disapproves of certain words like ‘shakuni’, ‘vinash purush’, ‘baal buddhi’ and even the commonly-used ‘ashamed’, ‘abused’ and ‘betrayed’.

On Camera

YourTurn

Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.