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Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) 2016 has been amended thrice. | Graphic: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Lok Sabha Speaker refers IBC amendment bill to standing committee chaired by Jayant Sinha

The IBC amendment bill seeks to protect bidders of insolvent companies from any risk of criminal proceedings for offences committed by previous promoters.
People from various organisations stage a protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi | PTI

600 writers, activists, ex-judges ask Modi govt to withdraw ‘divisive’ citizenship bill

In an open letter, they asked the govt not to betray the Constitution. The signatories included Romila Thapar, Yogendra Yadav, Nandita Das, Aparna Sen.
Parliament House

Data protection bill exempts govt agencies from law, set to be tabled in Lok Sabha tomorrow

Some clauses in data protection bill are expected to be controversial, so Modi govt could agree to refer it to a select panel of both Houses of Parliament.
Amit Shah speaks in the Lok Sabha on 9 December

Citizenship bill a dangerous turn: US panel for religious freedoms targets Amit Shah, govt

Read the full text of the USCIRF's statement on the citizenship bill, which claimed the Indian govt is creating a religious test to screen citizens.
Amit Shah speaks in the Lok Sabha on 9 December

After 7-hr debate, Lok Sabha passes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

The bill, which seeks to provide citizenship to all non-Muslim refugees from Bangladesh, Pakistan & Afghanistan was passed with 311 members favouring it and 80 voting against it.
Amit Shah speaks in the Lok Sabha on 9 December

Citizenship Bill not against minorities but infiltrators: Amit Shah tables bill in Lok Sabha

Opening up the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill for debate in Lok Sabha, Amit Shah said the legislation was necessary since the Congress had "divided" India on the basis of religion.
The Sainik School in Nalanda, Bihar | School website

Defence ministry approves admission of girls to 5 Sainik schools for 2020-21

The minister of state for defence Shripad Yesso Naik said girls will be admitted in all 31 Sainik schools across the country as soon as a "time-bound action" is taken.
Protest against citizenship bill

Modi govt is sure of its Rajya Sabha numbers again, will table citizenship bill on Monday

The bill, which was approved by cabinet on 4 December, seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
MP Pragya Singh Thakur waits for car outside Parliament House Library

No republication, telecast — what expunction of Pragya Thakur’s Godse remark means for media

BJP’s Bhopal MP Pragya Thakur made controversial remarks on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse in Lok Sabha Wednesday. The remarks were expunged by the Speaker.
Congress parliamentarians Ramya Haridas (right) and S. Jothimani |

Congress’ women MPs accuse Lok Sabha marshals of harassment during protest on Maharashtra

A few Congress MPs jostled with the marshals when they were stopped from protesting in the well of the house during Question Hour.

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.