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PM Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha on 5 February

Modi’s refusal to shut Parliament despite COVID-19 shows BJP’s cynical politics

The disregard for the coronavirus threat to Parliamentarians and everybody who interacted with them shows how the BJP will stop at nothing to get what it wants.
File photo of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata |

All India Trinamool Congress asks all MPs to withdraw from Parliament due to coronavirus

TMC Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien wrote to presiding officers of both houses urging then to wind up the proceedings of the House on 23 March.
The four men convicted for the 16 December 2012 Delhi gangrape | Image: Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Deny bail to those accused of heinous crimes like 2012 Delhi gangrape: Parliament panel

Day before 2012 Delhi gangrape convicts are set to be hanged, standing committee recommends a host of reforms to improve women’s safety in India.
Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh met a delegation of IRS officers last week

Govt sets target to increase nuclear power generation capacity by over 3 times in 10 years

MoS Jitendra Singh tells Parliament existing nuclear power capacity of 6,780 MW is proposed to be increased to 22,480 MW by 2031 on completion of projects.
A view of Delhi's Central Vista

Delhi power corridor makeover will cost Rs 20,000 crore, but there are no funds for it yet

The revamp plan includes construction of a new Parliament, residences for PM, vice-president and 10 new building blocks to accommodate govt offices.
Indian military (representational Image) | Commons

Rawat push not enough. Military & bureaucracy must set aside rivalry for defence university

The idea of a national defence university, which India has been waiting to see for over 50 years now, was first mooted by the Chief of Staff Committee in 1967.
Modi at Delhi rally

Modi said CAA protests anti-national, just like Indira Gandhi did before declaring Emergency

Modi’s Parliament address on CAA should force protesters to go back to the drawing board. Here are six things they should do to counter the regime.
File photo of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Modi, Amit Shah among the who’s who of Lutyens Delhi present at IAS officer’s family event

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PM Narendra Modi entering the Parliament house | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

First day of Budget session begins with release of Economic Survey & Congress protest

President Ram Nath Kovind delivered the Presidential address to a joint sitting of Parliament, outlining the government's policy, amid sloganeering and protest by opposition members against CAA.
PM Narendra Modi, Congress party interim chief Sonia Gandhi (centre) and Union Minister Amit Shah (right) pay to the victims of 2001 Parliament attack | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

In Pictures: PM Modi, Amit Shah, other MPs pay tribute to Parliament attack victims

On 13 December 2001, five terrorists from LeT and JeM opened fire inside the Parliament complex, killing at least 10 people.

On Camera

A file photo of USS Theodore Roosevelt

US Navy was quick to fix responsibility for Covid-19 crisis. Indian military can take lessons

Indian military’s track record in fixing accountability is poor, most notably during the Kargil War. This can have serious repercussions for us in peace and wartime.

Is talk of lifting lockdown premature or is it necessary to allow some economic activity?

As the Narendra Modi government considers the option of extending the Covid-19 lockdown beyond 14 April, concerns around its impact on the economy are growing.

Defence

USS Theodore Roosevelt. Photo | Bloomberg

Indian Navy veterans slam ‘childish’ US response to Roosevelt ship incident

Former Navy Chief Admiral Arun Prakash says captain of USS Theodore Roosevelt should’ve resigned if he felt system let him down, rather than leaking mail to media.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.