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The Parliament building in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Monsoon session of Parliament, likely to begin early September, will see many firsts

This will be the first Parliament session amid pandemic. Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs likely to meet soon to decide on the schedule.
File photo of Sonia Gandhi | PTI Photo

Sonia Gandhi asks Congress MPs to push for Parliament session, LAC stand-off to be raised

In a video conference, Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi discusses issues that should be raised in Parliament to corner the Modi government.

Hare & tortoise race in Maharashtra and Delhi Police’s double standards

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
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Fridays in Parliament are graveyard of ideas even under Modi govt

In Modi’s first Lok Sabha term, about 900 private member bills were introduced in Parliament but not even 2 per cent of these bills were discussed.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they arrive to attend the first day of the budget session. | Photos: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

In President’s address, cheer for Rafale and hint of a law on nikah halala, NRC expansion

This is the second time this year that President Ram Nath Kovind has mentioned the controversial Rafale fighter jets in an address to Parliament.
Amethi MP Smriti Irani arrives at the Parliament House in New Delhi

Smriti Irani receives longest applause while taking oath as Lok Sabha member

Irani made her Lok Sabha debut after defeating Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi.
A view of Parliament building, New Delhi | Bloomberg News

First session of 17th Lok Sabha expected to start on 6 June

A pro-tem speaker of the Lok Sabha will administer the oath of office to all the newly elected MPs before the Speaker’s election, sources said.
File photo of the BJP parliamentary board meeting

PM to meet BJP top guns to discuss UP bypoll debacle, Parliament logjam

The UP defeat, especially in Yogi Adityanath’s home turf Gorakhpur, has made the BJP leadership sit up and take notice of the developments in this key state.
Press conference on triple talaq

Triple talaq bill listed for introduction today amid opposition, pressure and confusion

The Congress is likely to demand the bill be referred to a standing committee. Women’s groups could challenge it in court if enacted.

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File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.