Monday, 20 August, 2018

Topic: Lok Sabha

File photo of Somnath Chatterjee at his office in New Delhi, India | Ravi S Sahani/The India Today Group/Getty Images

CPI(M)’s shabby treatment of Somnath Chatterjee marked the beginning of its fall

If the Congress wants to take on the BJP, it must never do what the CPI(M) has been a past master of.
Somnath Chatterjee

Somnath Chatterjee broke from family’s Hindutva bent to embrace Communism

The former Lok Sabha Speaker, who died Monday, was among the first in his party to support truck with the Congress to keep the BJP away.
Somnath Chatterjee (L) | Flickr

Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee condition critical

The 89-year-old MP was suffering from kidney- related ailment and was admitted to a hospital in Kolkata Tuesday. 
AAP MP Sanjay Singh with party workers | PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

Aam Aadmi Party plans to contest 80-100 seats in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

AAP leader Sanjay Singh said party would focus in Punjab, Haryana and AAP's home turf Delhi to win maximum seats in 2019.
Protests against RTI

‘NRIs not eligible to file RTI’: Why Centre’s response in Lok Sabha is misleading 

RTI activists say UPA II had notified eIPO services for NRIs to seek information under RTI, which is yet to be withdrawn by this govt.
e-cigarette

Modi govt takes U-turn on e-cigarettes, says no plan to ban import

But minister tells Lok Sabha that e-cigarettes are harmful for both active and passive users.
Parliament

Parliament saw more disruptions under UPA-2 when BJP was in opposition, data shows

Data shows Lok Sabha productivity fell from 93% in 2009 to 46% in 2013 before rising after 2014, when NDA came to power.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images

The nature and timing of Modi govt’s changes to bankruptcy law look suspicious

Law made to retrieve money from bad debt is being used to loot public money. 
Lok Sabha

Congress, TDP and Trinamool protest in Lok Sabha over Assam NRC list

Parties raised concerns over the need to protect SC & STs, strengthen the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
BJP President Amit Shah

Kolkata Police grants permission for BJP chief Amit Shah’s 11 August rally

Permission granted amid BJP's tussle with ruling TMC on NRC & illegal immigrants. Shah is targeting 24 Lok Sabha seats from West Bengal in 2019.
Former Indian Prime Minister and leader of Bhartiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Four headlines & a funeral: How Indian media got the Vajpayee coverage completely wrong

Some talking heads were even trying to say that the emotional outpouring for Vajpayee was much more than it was for Indira. Instead of comparing the working st...

Indian Army reforms: Cutting administrative flab or needless downsizing?

Army chief General Bipin Rawat is set to issue orders to reduce personnel at the Army Headquarters (AHQ) in New Delhi. The move is being viewed as an indirect a...