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24 sittings, 132 hours, 114% productivity: How Lok Sabha performed this Budget session

A total of 18 bills were passed by the Lok Sabha in the Fifth Session that began on 29 January 2021, according to a Parliament report.
Parliament House | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Lok Sabha passes Juvenile Justice Amendment bill that widens ambit of ‘serious offences’

Bill makes offences with punishments ranging from 3 to 7 years as cognisable from non-cognisable — meaning a juvenile accused of such offences can be arrested without a warrant.

EC proposal to link electoral roll with Aadhaar under consideration, says Law Minister

In the Lok Sabha Wednesday, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the poll panel has taken multiple measures for the security and safety of the electoral roll data platform.
Abhinav Delkar, the son of MP Mohan Delkar | ANI

Father met Modi & Shah but got no assurances — son of MP who killed himself in Mumbai

Abhinav Delkar, son of ex-Dadra and Nagar Haveli MP Mohan Delkar, blames UT administrator Praful Patel for his father’s death. He has written to Home Ministry seeking Patel’s removal.

Treasury bench more serious in attending LS than opposition, Rahul has only 56% attendance

Between June 2019 and September 2020, according to PRS Legislative Research data, out of the 26 MPs with full attendance, BJP had 21 while Congress had 2.

When Mahua Moitra speaks in Parliament, Lok Sabha TV goes from low definition to Ultra HD

Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra is like an urban Mamata Banerjee who knows how to speak the language of today’s youth.
Members in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. | PTI

Lok Sabha passes J&K Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill

The bill seeks to replace an ordinance to merge the J&K cadre of all-India services officers with the Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on 11 February 2021 | ANI

Rahul Gandhi resurrects ‘hum do, hamare do’ slogan to attack Modi govt on farm laws

Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha said he won't speak on the Budget and will only talk about what he thinks are the ‘content and intent’ of the 3 farm laws.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha Wednesday | Photo: ANI/LSTV

Modi, Modi, Modi — BJP MPs mention PM 420 times in Parliament speeches on President’s address

25 BJP MPs in Lok Sabha made a total of 253 references to PM Modi in the two-day debate, while 19 Rajya Sabha MPs made 167 mentions over three days.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament, on 10 February 2021 | LSTV/PTI Photo

Indifference, callousness shown towards border infrastructure during UPA era, says PM Modi

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, PM Modi said his govt was building border infrastructure and cited that work was being done at a fast pace on about 75 bridges along the LAC.

On Camera

Workers unloading boxes of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin in Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow Sunday | Photo: ANI

Covid vaccine patents can be waived without hurting firms like Bharat Biotech. Here’s how

It is time countries acted with a humanitarian approach at WTO and relaxed IPR provisions for Covid-19 vaccines. And it can be done without disincentivising R&D efforts.

Covid hits gold sales on Akshaya Tritiya for second consecutive year

Recovery in India's gold demand, which bounced back in the first three months of 2021, has faltered again as surging infections force many states to impose lockdown-like curbs.

Defence

Representational image for the National Investigation Agency | Twitter

NIA arrests People’s Liberation Army leader for killing Assam Rifles official in Manipur

Mayanglambam Siromani, 32, was arrested for alleged involvement in an ambush on a road-opening party of 4th Assam Rifles in Manipur's Chandel on 15 November 2017.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.