Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicMonsoon Session

Topic: Monsoon Session

Disruption, suspension, unrelenting opposition—the farce that is Parliament’s monsoon session

Indian Parliament has witnessed bedlam many times in the past. But the current animosity between government and opposition MPs is new with no sign of interaction.

Lok Sabha passes Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022 amid opposition protest against price rise

The first bill to be passed in this Monsoon session, it seeks to extend the application of domestic laws to research stations set up by India in the Antarctic region.

Kharge says Congress won’t join panel to probe RS ruckus, calls it bid to ‘intimidate’ MPs

In a letter to RS chairman Venkaiah Naidu, Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge says he is 'unequivocally against constituting the Inquiry Committee'.

Parliament is ‘temple of India’s democracy’, says President Kovind on Independence Day eve

President Ram Nath Kovind's remarks came against the backdrop of the continuous disruptions that led to the abrupt curtailment of the tumultuous Monsoon session.

Disruption in Parliament isn’t new. But there was a new aggression in this monsoon session

This monsoon session was the worst in terms of productivity in the second term of the Modi govt, with Lok Sabha recording just 22% functioning hours and Rajya Sabha 28%.

BJP’s ‘my way or highway’ attitude reason for Parliament washout, Congress’ Manish Tewari says

Congress' Manish Tewari in an exclusive interview talks of how Jaitley & Swaraj had said disruption was a legitimate parliamentary tactic, why opposition must unite & trashes 'whip-driven tyranny'.

Unhappy about absenteeism, Modi asks for list of Rajya Sabha MPs missing when bills were passed

At BJP Parliamentary party meeting, PM Modi raises issue of absenteeism, emphasises need for discipline. Also speaks about achievements at Olympics, asks MPs to promote sports.

OBC bill helps break monsoon session logjam as opposition agrees to support it in Parliament

OBC bill is slated to be tabled in Parliament Monday. Given that several states are set to go to polls next year, parties are keen to back a law that helps the backward class.

Bill to amend Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Act gets Parliament nod amid protest

The Bill was moved on the floor of the Upper House by Civil Aviation Minster Jyotiraditya Scindia who said it would democratise air travel. It was passed in Lok Sabha on 29 July.

Opposition’s behaviour is ‘unfortunate’, govt ready for discussions, says Pralhad Joshi

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Joshi asserted that govt doesn't want to pass bills without discussions and said the opposition is protesting over a 'non-issue, non-serious issue'.

On Camera

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
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GameFi is revolutionising global NFT market. Here’s how crypto regulations could shape it

GameFi is the intersection of gaming and finance in an environment driven by use of blockchain, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.