Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicLok Sabha

Topic: Lok Sabha

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’.

Lok Sabha passes bill to link voter ID with Aadhaar in 20 mins, as Opposition & others object

Move will ‘purify electoral rolls’ says Law Minister Rijiju. But Opposition parties as well as BJD & YSRCP, which have backed govt legislation before, ask why the ‘tearing hurry'.

Out of 122 student suicides since 2014, 111 at central univs, IITs & NITs: Govt tells Lok Sabha

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also gave data for suicides of OBC/SC/ST students. MoS Annapurna Devi gave details of ragging complaints & anti-ragging measures implemented.

Bhagavad Gita taught in schools, colleges, even technical institutes — govt tells Parliament

Responding to a question about efforts made towards inclusion of Hindu scripture in curriculums, Dharmendra Pradhan said even Class 6,7 history books have references.

Karnataka MLA’s ‘rape’ remark reaches Parliament. BJP says ‘denounce him’, Congress condemns it

Minister Irani hits out at MLA & Congress in Lok Sabha, state Congress chief Shivakumar says 'all men in politics need to do better to shed our inherent regressive attitudes'.

Cryptocurrency Bill might not come up in Winter Session, Modi govt ‘doesn’t want to rush it’

Finance ministry officials indicate that given its wide ramifications, government may take time to align the bill with an international framework on cryptocurrency regulations.

On Camera

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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