Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicLok Sabha

Topic: Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha will debate no-confidence motion against Modi govt on Friday

Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan says the motion will be discussed the entire day and voted on Friday.

When will India’s 50-year wait for a Lokpal end? Soon, says the govt

Despite many court ultimatums and poll promises, the government has failed to appoint a Lokpal at the central level.

Rahul Gandhi urges PM to help pass women’s quota bill. Here’s a quick primer on its journey

Lok Sabha never voted on the bill, which proposes one-third reservation for women in the Lower House and state assemblies.

40 bills, including some since 2014, introduced by Modi govt pending in Parliament

Twelve of these bills have been passed by Lok Sabha but are stuck in Rajya Sabha. The rest haven’t even cleared the Lower House.

Parliament’s Monsoon session will be first test of opposition unity ahead of 2019

Opposition parties are meeting today to devise a strategy to corner the ruling BJP over contentious legislations.

Don’t oppose simultaneous elections just because it is Narendra Modi’s idea

At any given time, on an average, six states and about 160 million people in India are perpetually on election mode every year.

Urgent question facing Rahul Gandhi: Whom to pick as Congress leader in Lok Sabha?

The Congress president can appoint himself, deputy leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, or even stick with incumbent veteran Mallikarjun Kharge.

To be relevant in 2019, Congress must rewind to 1996-2004

Congress should try to get back to its 135 seat share in 1996-2004 rather than aim for the 206 of 2009.

Legal challenges to Aadhaar: Money bill, early enrolments and exclusions

Much literature on Aadhaar has focused on whether it’s voluntary or mandatory. As a legal matter, this issue is only relevant for the exclusion challenge.

RSS rallied behind Rajiv Gandhi’s bid for PM’s chair after Indira’s assassination: Book

In ‘Ballots: Ten Episodes That Have Shaped India’s Democracy’, journalist Rasheed Kidwai outlines the spirit of bipartisanship that followed Indira Gandhi’s murder by extremists. An excerpt:

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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