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Santosh Kumar Gangwar, the Union Minister of State with Independent Charge of the labour ministry | Photo: ANI

Govt introduces three labour bills, Manish Tewari calls them ‘blow to rights of workers’

Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar withdrew the three bills that were introduced last year and introduced the three new ones.
Farooq Abdullah

J&K should have same rights as rest of the country, it needs 4G too, says Farooq Abdullah

In Lok Sabha, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah asks if India is progressing, does Jammu and Kashmir not have the right to progress with the rest of the country.
A general view of the Rajya Sabha during the monsoon session of Parliament | Photo: ANI

Polymer sheets, MPs in masks, no Gandhis and Amit Shah — Monsoon session has a new look

The last five days saw Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla and Rajya Sabha chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu frequently ticking off MPs for speaking with their mask pushed to the chin.
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Opposed by opposition & BJP ally SAD, bill to replace farm ordinance passed in Lok Sabha

The bill gives the Centre the power to designate certain commodities like food items, fertilisers and petroleum products as essential commmodities and regulate their production, supply, distribution, and trade.
A health worker checks the temperature of a woman, during distribution of food among the needy, amid the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Sec-33 in Noida. | PTI

Modi govt cites ‘global experience’ for 4-hour notice ahead of Covid lockdown in March

The Home Ministry told the Lok Sabha the lockdown helped prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the country.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks in the Lok Sabha Tuesday | Photo: ANI | LSTV grab

Govt admits Ladakh ‘challenge’ in Lok Sabha, Rajnath confident of countering China aggression

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reads out statement in Parliament, saying violent conduct of Chinese forces has been in complete violation of all agreed norms.

Positive in Delhi, negative in Jaipur — Nagaur MP’s curious Covid reports 

Lok Sabha MP Hanuman Beniwal was tested at the Lok Sabha ahead of the monsoon session and diagnosed as Covid positive. A test in Jaipur subsequently came back negative. 
The first day of the Monsoon Session of the Parliament on 14 September 2020 | ANI

24 MPs test positive, including Rajasthan BJP leader who advised mud baths to boost immunity

As many as 17 Lok Sabha and seven Rajya Sabha MPs tested positive on the first day of the Parliament’s monsoon session.

Parliament Monsoon session begins, Lok Sabha adjourned for 1 hour after obituary references

As the House assembled for the first time since the pandemic started, Speaker Om Birla paid tributes to departed leaders and security personnel who have died since March.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan | Photo: ANI

92% Covid patients in India are asymptomatic, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan tells Lok Sabha

On opening day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, Dr Harsh Vardhan says 5.8% Covid patients required oxygen therapy, while 1.7% needed intensive care.

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Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

Turkey waging new war of economic liberation, says Erdogan after country’s currency falls

Erogan's speech follows the Turkish lira weakening to a record low of 8.3849 per dollar on Friday.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.