Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicLok Sabha

Topic: Lok Sabha

TMC reiterates demand to disqualify turncoat MP Sisir Adhikari, writes another letter to Speaker

Sisir Adhikari was elected to Lok Sabha in 2019 on a TMC ticket but joined BJP in run-up to 2021 West Bengal assembly polls, in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2022 introduced by Centre in Lok Sabha

The bill seeks to amend section 42 of the Electricity Act to facilitate non-discriminatory open access to the distribution network of a distribution licensee.

Deadlock ends in Lok Sabha as 4 Congress MPs’ suspension revoked

Speaker Om Birla gave them a ‘last chance’, warned every one of strict consequences if they brought in placards to the House.

Indian Antarctic Bill — all about legislation aimed at protecting pristine Antarctica

Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022, passed in the Lok Sabha on 22 July, aims to extend India’s jurisdiction to the country's research stations at the South Pole.

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.

‘No shortage’ — govt says domestic coal production rose 31% in April-June this year

At least 109 out of 165 operational thermal power plants in India reported shortage in April-May, with govt pushing states & companies to import coal to meet demand.

Teacher vacancies in KVs rose to 12,000 in 2022 from 5,562 in 2019, govt tells Parliament

There are 1,247 KVs across the country, after two new schools — one in Karnataka’s Belagavi and another in Punjab’s Ropar — were inaugurated in 2021.

Lok Sabha passes Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022 amid opposition protest against price rise

The first bill to be passed in this Monsoon session, it seeks to extend the application of domestic laws to research stations set up by India in the Antarctic region.

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.

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EQB or GLB, the three-row compact SUVs are sure to give Mercedes a winner

The EQB and the GLB are siblings powered by different hearts, and while they do the same job, they feel very, very different.

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

Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
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.