Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicMember of Parliament

Topic: Member of Parliament

Tuition fee to marriages, Indian MPs have to go beyond duty, but MPLAD fund just not enough

From conducting weddings to paying school tuition, MPs often go beyond the call of duty to satisfy constituents, and receive little help from the government.

24 MPs test positive, including Rajasthan BJP leader who advised mud baths to boost immunity

As many as 17 Lok Sabha and seven Rajya Sabha MPs tested positive on the first day of the Parliament’s monsoon session.

‘Rebel’ judge to Rajya Sabha: Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi hurting SC image or being harshly judged?

Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi has been appointed to Rajya Sabha as a member of eminence by President Ram Nath Kovind, four months after his retirement.

MP’s phone call not enough to hire unqualified candidates in today’s India: Shashi Tharoor

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor says many constituents make requests because they believe an MP can help them bend rules, and the MP can’t say no.

Why voters don’t turn up in larger numbers in Lok Sabha elections – all politics is local

Panchayat leaders make decisions that can have a direct and immediate impact on villagers.

Mary Kom is a much better MP than Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar’s attendance over his six-year term in the Rajya Sabha was just 8%, Mary Kom is averaging 53% in only the first two years of her tenure.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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