Friday, 12 August, 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

YourTurn

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar being greeted by Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav after taking oath, at Raj Bhavan, Patna | PTI

In Bihar, both BJP and Nitish Kumar camp happy. But ‘Sushashan Babu’ has invited trouble

The so-called ‘secular’ parties have found a new leader in Nitish Kumar after they lost Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray. But his folly is clear.
File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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