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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RTI activists say UPA II had notified eIPO services for NRIs to seek information under RTI, which is yet to be withdrawn by this govt.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.
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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. 
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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.
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad | BJP Twitter

Social media platforms must use technology to tackle fake news: Law minister

Centre also tells social media platforms to appoint grievance officers in India before whom complaints can be made.
File photo of Jamaat-ud-Dawa head Hafiz Saeed | Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Hafiz Saeed lost Pakistan election, but could win India’s 2019

Hindutva WhatsApp groups say Hafiz Saeed is supporting the Congress party for 2019.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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