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Congress leaders Karti Chidambaram and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra | Credit: Twitter/@INCIndia, Facebook/ Karti Chidambaram

Karti Chidambaram wants Congress to go ‘bold’, field Priyanka for Kanyakumari LS bypoll

Lok Sabha MP Karti Chidambaram says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra must contest from Kanyakumari, whose MP H. Vasanthakumar died of Covid in August
Screenshots of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha websites when accessed by a user in Sri Lanka | ThePrint

Rajya Sabha site blocked outside India for ‘security reasons’, Lok Sabha site still accessible

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh claims both Rajya Sabha & Lok Sabha websites are blocked for users abroad. NIC official says the block is scheduled to be in place until mid-October.
A general view of the Rajya Sabha during the monsoon session of Parliament | Photo: ANI

Held amid Covid, this Parliament session was shortest in 20 years but most productive

This was also one of the most tumultuous sessions, with eight opposition MPs suspended from the Rajya Sabha and the opposition boycotting both House proceedings.
Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Union minister of state with independent charge for labour and employment, speaks in the Lok Sabha Tuesday | Photo: ANI | Lok Sabha TV

Lok Sabha passes 3 labour codes as opposition parties boycott over MPs’ suspension

The three codes — on industrial relations, health & safety and social security — aim to reform archaic Indian labour laws and benefit employers & employees.

Parliament passes bill removing cereals, oils, onion & potato as essential commodities

The amendments to the essential commodities law aim to remove fears of private investors of excessive regulatory interference in their business operations.
A general view of the Rajya Sabha during the monsoon session of Parliament | Photo: ANI

Modi govt’s hasty passage of farm Bills shows there is no sanctity to law-making in India

In the current Lok Sabha, 17 Bills have been referred to Parliamentary Committees. But, this year, no govt Bill has been sent for scrutiny.
File photo of Harsh Vardhan | Twitter

Irresponsible behaviour of people to blame for Covid surge, Harsh Vardhan tells Lok Sabha

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan urges all MPs to spread awareness about masks as well as social distancing norms in their respective constituencies across India.
Opposition MPs cornered the government over Covid-19 handling in the Lok Sabha: ANI

‘Locked down at 564 Covid cases, opening up at 54 lakh’ — Oppn tears into Modi govt in LS

Centre criticised for not taking states into confidence, for the plight of migrant workers and for delaying Covid measures ‘to topple Madhya Pradesh government’.
Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai introduces the FCRA amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha Sunday | Photo: ANI

Modi govt tables FCRA amendments, opposition & NGOs call it fatal blow to civil society work

FCRA amendment bill introduced in Lok Sabha Sunday proposes reduction of foreign funds for admin expenses to 20%, mandates use of Aadhaar as ID.
Representational image of a deserted market during the 2019 shutdown in Srinagar, Kashmir | Photo: PTI

16.79 lakh people in Jammu & Kashmir given domicile certificates

Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy informed the Lok Sabha on Sunday that a total of 21,13,879 people had applied for domicile certificates.

On Camera

Women sitting in the trucks make chapattis | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Kisan march pictures may not show you women farmers, but don’t forget to count their protest

The farmers’ protests in Haryana and Punjab aren’t only limited to men. They are walking for the women guarding the field at home too.
File image of former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan | PTI

Rupee strong from exports perspective, should depreciate a bit, says Raghuram Rajan

India needs to worry about medium-term growth trajectory and see if the current levels of demand are sustainable in future, the former RBI governor says at ASCENT eConclave 2020.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in interaction with his Vietnamese counterpart Friday | Twitter | @Rajnathsingh

Rajnath Singh assures ‘friend’ Vietnam of help modernising its armed forces

India has been in talks with Vietnam, which has maritime border issues with China in the South China Sea, over Hanoi’s interest in acquiring supersonic cruise missile BrahMos.

Shambles over farmers’ protest shows Modi-Shah BJP needs a Punjab tutorial

Modi-Shah BJP has tended to patronise Punjab & Sikhs, instead of being a respectful partner. Its strategy to tackle protests farm laws crisis has given Sikhs the good fight they love.