Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicMonsoon Session

Topic: Monsoon Session

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'.

Over 3,800 Kashmiri Pandits returned to Valley as they feel ‘more secure’: Centre

Out of 26,684 Kashmiri migrant youth who applied for jobs in J&K, 1,997 candidates were selected under the Prime Minister’s rehabilitation package, MoS Home Nityanand Rai said.

Rajya Sabha passes Juvenile Justice Bill amid protests over Pegasus row, farm laws

The bill, already passed in Lok Sabha, was passed in the Upper House without debate as opposition kept demanding discussion on Pegasus snooping scandal, farm laws & fuel prices.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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