Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicLok Sabha

Topic: Lok Sabha

Bill in Lok Sabha on WMDs: What it seeks to do, and why it’s been introduced now

Experts say timing of amendment bill may have to do with reports of unauthorised work in labs amid the pandemic, and also as a response to rapid advances in drone technology.

Lok Sabha passes Criminal Procedure Identification Bill, will make investigation more ‘efficient and fast’

The bill was passed after Home Minister Amit Shah allayed concerns raised by the opposition which claimed that the draft law was draconian.

‘Should limit guests, dishes’ — Congress MP wants Pakistan-like law to curb lavish weddings

Congress MP Jasbir Singh Gill says law should restrict baraat to 50 people, with same number of guests allowed from girl’s side too. Maximum of 11 dishes should be served, he adds.

New Bill in Parliament allows biometric data collection on arrest or detention, Oppn up in arms

Under Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022, magistrate can direct those arrested or detained to give their biometrics. Those who refuse can be charged with obstructing a public servant.

Modi govt’s ‘strategic mistakes brought China & Pakistan together’: Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha

Speaking during the debate on the Motion of Thanks on the President’s address, Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi, says the 'ïdea of a king is back'.

Opposition is also a people’s mandate. Modi govt is decaying parliamentary debates

By using Parliament as a political instrument, the Modi govt has yet again raised questions and fuelled discussions regarding the credibility of the legislature.

Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die, day ahead of schedule

Lok Sabha Speaker said the House lost 18 hours and 48 minutes to disruptions. Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu lamented that the Upper House functioned much 'below its potential'.

Modi govt introduces bill to increase women’s marriage age to 21 years in Lok Sabha

Describing it as a 'decisive step', Union Minister Smriti Irani urged the Chair to refer the bill — which seeks to override all existing laws related to marriage — to a standing committee.

BJP ‘jittery’ ahead of UP polls, says Jaya Bachchan on IT raids on Samajwadi party leaders

Jaya Bachchan's remarks come a day after daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was also called by the ED for questioning in a case of the 2016 'Panama Papers' leak.

17 questions on China dismissed by Lok Sabha citing ‘national security’, Congress’ Tewari says

Congress MP claims there has been not one discussion on China in the House since April 2020 & that important bills, discussions were ‘being railroaded’.

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.