Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicMembers of Parliament

Topic: Members of Parliament

Like Patel, Bose, Nehru, Indian MPs & MLAs must start at the bottom: in civic, panchayat bodies

Resistance to decentralisation does not come much from All-India Service officers but from state-level political leadership who know their powers of patronage will be curtailed.

How SP Mookerjee took on Nehru in one of the fiercest & finest parliamentary duels in India

The opposition’s debate over the Constitution (First Amendment) Bill in 1951 was a far cry from the kind of brawling that led to 12 RS members being suspended from Parliament.

Over 75% MPs, ministers and CMs are 50-plus, will be eligible for priority Covid vaccination

PM Modi said elected representatives wouldn’t be prioritised, but the age of a majority of lawmakers and CMs automatically places them in the priority bracket.

Bill seeking to cut MPs’ salaries by 30% to meet Covid exigencies introduced in Lok Sabha

The bill seeks to replace an ordinance cleared by the Cabinet on 6 April. The ordinance had stated that the pandemic has shown the importance of expeditious relief and assistance.

Rapists should be castrated, lynched, hanged — how MPs reacted to Hyderabad rape-murder

Across both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, MPs raised the issue of women's security and crimes against them to demand stricter action from the govt.

In Photos: Brand new flats with modular kitchens & a view of Rashtrapati Bhavan for new MPs

The government has spent Rs. 80 crore building six new luxury flats for new Members of Parliament in Lutyens' Delhi.

BJP MPs are complaining about Narendra Modi-Amit Shah style & 2019 is around the corner 

After four years of obsequiousness, many BJP MPs have woken up to their irrelevance in the party’s scheme of things, which centre around Modi’s popularity and Amit Shah’s organisational skill.

On Camera

YourTurn

Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

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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