Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicLok Sabha

Topic: Lok Sabha

CPI(M)’s shabby treatment of Somnath Chatterjee marked the beginning of its fall

If the Congress wants to take on the BJP, it must never do what the CPI(M) has been a past master of.

Somnath Chatterjee broke from family’s Hindutva bent to embrace Communism

The former Lok Sabha Speaker, who died Monday, was among the first in his party to support truck with the Congress to keep the BJP away.

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. 

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.

‘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RTI activists say UPA II had notified eIPO services for NRIs to seek information under RTI, which is yet to be withdrawn by this govt.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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