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7 Congress MPs suspended from Budget session for ‘gross misconduct’

The Congress MPs had snatched papers off the Speaker's desk and scattered them while the House was in session.
Member of parliament wearing mask | PTI

MP asks question in Lok Sabha wearing mask amid spike in coronavirus cases

As reports of coronavirus cases increase in the country, many have started wearing masks as a precaution to ward off the infection.
A suspected coronavirus patient shifts to the isolation ward of Safdarjung hospital after going through scanning at the airport, in New Delhi on 4 March | PTI Photo

17 Indians abroad infected with coronavirus, MEA says in Lok Sabha

Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said 16 cases were reported from Japan on the cruise ship and one from the UAE.
A view of the Rajya Sabha

BJP’s Rajya Sabha tally will marginally drop after March, but real worry will be after 2022

Of the 55 Rajya Sabha seats that go to polls on 26 March, 15 are with BJP but it could lose 3 of them — one each in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh & Bihar.
Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai speaks in Lok Sabha during the Budget Session in New Delhi. | ANI

India, Bangladesh have agreed on repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar, says Union Minister

Union Minister of State for Home said that govt has issued instructions of capturing biometric particulars of the migrants and to initiate the deportation proceedings.
The Parliament building in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Lok Sabha passes bill to include more tribes in ST category in Karnataka

Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda said that the government will take cognisance of their demands and bring the deprived sections of society into the mainstream.
TMC MP Mahua Moitra

Mahua Moitra, Manish Tewari included in parliamentary panel on data protection bill

TMC's Mahua Moitra will replace party member Saugata Roy and Congress' Manish Tewari will replace party MP Jothi Mani in the joint committee.
File image of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Nirmala Sitharaman says green shoots visible in Indian economy, RBI measures will help too

In a reply in Lok Sabha, FM Sitharaman elaborates steps taken so far by Modi govt to promote investment, consumption, exports and job creation.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

We analysed BJP voters who voted AAP in Delhi but Modi in Lok Sabha. This is what we found

BJP is hoping its high-pitched campaign in Delhi can change its fortunes. And AAP is hoping Kejriwal can repeat 2015 victory.

On Camera

Firefighters extinguish flames in damaged buildings following a large explosion at the Port of Beirut on 4 August, 2020 | Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg

What the massive Beirut explosion reveals about Lebanon’s complex political situation

In episode 542 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about what led to catastrophic blast in Beirut and how this makes Lebanon's political and economic crisis more messy.
File photo of Mark Zuckerberg | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The world has a new centibillionaire – Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook hit a record high on optimism about the release of its TikTok competitor Reels, shooting Zuckerberg's net worth over $100 billion for the first time.

Defence

Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.