Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicOpposition

Topic: opposition

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.

Why no tricolour in RSS ‘ghar’ to mark PM Modi’s ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ initiative, asks Oppn

An RSS functionary said the organisation does not take decisions under pressure, while the BJP retaliated by accusing detractors of missing the Independence bike rally.

Sitharaman illness an ‘excuse’ — Urdu press says govt stalling inflation, GST debates in House

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

Jharkhand to Goa & MP, cross-voting for Droupadi Murmu exposes chinks in opposition unity

With more than 120 MLAs cross-voting for Droupadi Murmu in the presidential poll, non-BJP parties could face a challenge keeping their flock together ahead of elections in some states.

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.

Opposition MPs walk out of parliamentary panel meet alleging not allowed to discuss Agnipath

The members also 'argued' with Chairman Jual Oram that not allowing a discussion on Agnipath amounted to an insult to Parliament.

‘Political opposition should not translate into hostility,’ says CJI Ramana

Speaking at an event, CJI Ramana raised concerns over the quality of legislative performance and said that the space for opposition was declining in the country.

Congress, Sena & more — what’s behind AIMIM and Owaisi’s overtures to the opposition 

Last week, two AIMIM MLAs voted for MVA candidates in the Maharashtra MLC polls. Experts say that the party is trying to shed its image of being "BJP’s B-team".

‘1st tribal president’ — Jharkhand ex-governor Droupadi Murmu is NDA pick for presidential poll

Murmu hails from Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district. She started off as a teacher before entering state politics. She was sworn in as the first woman governor of Jharkhand in 2015.

On Camera

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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