Sunday, 29 May, 2022

Topic: Parliament

Lok Sabha passes Criminal Procedure Identification Bill, will make investigation more ‘efficient and fast’

The bill was passed after Home Minister Amit Shah allayed concerns raised by the opposition which claimed that the draft law was draconian.

Will everything be done by the ‘babus’? How Modi’s outburst demoralised many IAS officers

In 'No More A Civil Servant', Anil Swarup talks about his close brushes with PM Modi in retrospect.

Smiling BJP MPs, Bhagwant Mann’s resignation — assembly polls set mood as Parliament resumes

As number of Covid cases has declined, both Rajya Sabha & Lok Sabha have returned to normal sittings for second part of Budget session — the two Houses will now convene concurrently.

Why a liberal Indian needed to write Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s biography

Vajpayee was flawed, weak in many ways, and played cynical politics but he never stopped trying to reconcile diverse groups.

Doctors are back on TV for Omicron, but channels distracted with Aishwarya, Jaya

‘Don’t drop your mask’ is the news channels' verdict and it was business as usual in parliament. But Aishwarya's ED case & Jaya's meltdown went prime time.

Like Patel, Bose, Nehru, Indian MPs & MLAs must start at the bottom: in civic, panchayat bodies

Resistance to decentralisation does not come much from All-India Service officers but from state-level political leadership who know their powers of patronage will be curtailed.

No data on mob lynchings, but it’s states’ job to prevent them, Modi govt tells Rajya Sabha

MoS Home Nityanand Rai's written reply to TMC MP Jawhar Sircar's question also lists advisories govt has sent to states to prevent mob lynching and bring culprits to book.

Cryptocurrency Bill might not come up in Winter Session, Modi govt ‘doesn’t want to rush it’

Finance ministry officials indicate that given its wide ramifications, government may take time to align the bill with an international framework on cryptocurrency regulations.

Lakhimpur Kheri issue ‘sub-judice’, BJP rejects Oppn demand for MoS Ajay Misra’s resignation

Day after SIT probing the Lakhimpur Kheri violence said the incident was a 'pre-planned conspiracy', opposition intensified its demand for resignation of Misra, whose son is accused in the incident.

Sonia Gandhi holds opposition meet to evolve joint strategy in Parliament

NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, J&K National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut and DMK leader T R Baalu were among the leaders who met Gandhi at her residence.

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Representational image of cryptocurrencies | Pizabay

What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.