Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicOpposition parties

Topic: Opposition parties

Opposition is also a people’s mandate. Modi govt is decaying parliamentary debates

By using Parliament as a political instrument, the Modi govt has yet again raised questions and fuelled discussions regarding the credibility of the legislature.

Unprecedented, says Opposition as 12 MPs suspended for ‘misconduct’ in last Parliament session

The Opposition MPs, accused of ‘unruly and violent behaviour’ in the monsoon session, have been suspended for the duration of the winter session

Fabindia and Shami show how India is trapped between Hindutva and soft-Hindutva

Solidarity for Mohammed Shami or Fabindia won't hide the fact that, along with BJP, the opposition also has helped create the toxic atmosphere we see in India today.

Anti-BJPism didn’t work for Muslims. Now it’s making the Opposition lazy

The question isn't anymore about which non-BJP party can get Muslim votes. The more relevant question is which secular party can get enough Hindu votes.

Here’s the answer for those dreaming of beating Narendra Modi. And it’s beyond any question

India, under the leadership of PM Modi, has emerged as one of the most powerful nations. From defence to dignity — there's been progress on all fronts.

Despite compulsion, time has come to rise for nation, says Sonia Gandhi at all-party meet

Gandhi urged 19 opposition parties to systemically plan for the 2024 polls. The virtual meet was also attended by Sharad Pawar, Mamata Banerjee, Uddhav Thackeray and MK Stalin.

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%.

‘Stop murder of democracy’ — Opposition takes out protest march over ‘manhandling’ of MPs

Top leaders of several opposition parties met in the chamber of Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and then walked in protest from Parliament House to Vijay Chowk.

TMC, Congress, 12 other parties meet to evolve joint strategy on Pegasus, other issues

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi was part of the meeting held in the chamber of leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge Wednesday.

‘Mr Modi, come listen to us’: Derek O’Brien shares Oppn’s message on Pegasus, farmers issue

The TMC MP released a three-minute video clip on Twitter which has been compiled using clips from RSTV, comprises statements made by the opposition MPs in the Rajya Sabha

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Neeraj Chopra won Gold at Tokyo Olympics in 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Armed forces’ ‘sports for wellness’ rule cost India. Time to bring back ‘gladiator sportsmen’

Until 1970s, Indian armed forces allowed units to spare military training for some men to help them focus only on sports. Then came the outcry to ban sports competitions.
Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
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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