Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicLok Sabha

Topic: Lok Sabha

BJP strategy is to use no-trust vote to expose ‘cracks’ in opposition unity

Senior BJP leaders are already in touch with several parties and many MPs are believed to have promised to vote against the motion. 

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.

On Camera

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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