Monday, 5 December, 2022
TopicOm Birla

Topic: Om Birla

Deadlock ends in Lok Sabha as 4 Congress MPs’ suspension revoked

Speaker Om Birla gave them a ‘last chance’, warned every one of strict consequences if they brought in placards to the House.

Equality before law, no privileges, says LS Speaker Om Birla on ED-Rahul Gandhi affair

Speaker Birla, who completes 3 years in office, wants political parties to make a code of conduct for MPs. He Speaks to ThePrint about his tenure in LS and his political legacy.

LS speaker address in Karnataka House unconstitutional? Congress says yes, BJP points to Rajiv

Congress says it's ‘bad precedent’ for a non-elected member of House to take assembly speaker’s chair. BJP defends address but agrees such an event finds no mention in rules.

Om Birla says ‘extremely hurt’ over disruptions in Lok Sabha as productivity drops to 22%

Birla assured that he will call a meeting of leaders of all parties to ensure that rules are strictly followed and to discuss stringent action against habitual offenders.

Parties demand restoration of MPLAD funds, LS speaker says he will raise issue with govt

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and TMC leader Sudeep Bandopadhyay were among those who raised the issue of MPLAD funds during the all-party meeting held on Sunday.

All Covid protocols to be followed during Monsoon Session from 19 July, says Om Birla

Birla Monday said that 323 MPs have been fully vaccinated and those who have not been vaccinated will be requested to undergo an RT-PCR test before entering the parliament.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla tests positive for Covid, admitted to AIIMS

Birla, 58, tested positive for the coronavirus infection on 19 March. The hospital says he's now stable with all parameters normal.

UPSC can avoid merit list row. Separate exams for Services, training-based selection

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla's daughter featured in the second list. Does the UPSC’s policy of declaring results in two instalments benefit reserved categories?

Adhir Chowdhury urges Speaker for Parliament winter session to discuss Covid, farmers protest

Congress' Adhir Chowdhury wrote to Om Birla, saying Parliament needs to discuss ‘notable’ issues like the farmers’ agitation, Covid vaccine status, and economic slowdown. 

Parliamentary Standing Committees reconstituted, Tharoor to continue as head of panel on IT

Former Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has been made a member of the panel on external affairs. Congress leader Anand Sharma will continue to chair the parliamentary panel on home affairs.

On Camera


Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.
Representational Image.| Pixabay

Rupee to hover near weaker side of 81/dollar, bond yields await RBI’s monetary policy decision

The rupee ended last week at 81.3175 per dollar but underperformed its Asian peers due to strong demand for the greenback from corporates.


Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo Credit - Reuters)

In western arms sanctions on Russia, China’s arms industry could stand to gain

The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.