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Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses after the release of party's manifesto |Kamal Singh/PTI

Will make National Security Adviser accountable to Parliament, Congress says in manifesto

The removal of anomalies in One Rank, One Pension (OROP), a burning issue for military veterans, is among the other promises made by the Congress.
The North Block of the Central Secretariat buildings| Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

A $3.3 billion fund manager sees hung Parliament hurting stock market rally

Stock market will be in trouble if a weak leader emerges to lead an unstable government, says Rahul Singh of Tata Asset Management.
Parliament building | Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Blocked fire exits & bust alarms — India’s Parliament is a fire hazard

Just within the past four years, there have been at least three instances of fires in the Parliament House complex.
A view of the Lok Sabha during Winter Session of Parliament

Just 6 MPs boast of 100% attendance in 16th Lok Sabha — four from BJP, none from Congress

Congress president Rahul Gandhi clocked an attendance of just 52%, much lower than the average of 80%.
Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi

From Modi’s tearful entry to Rahul Gandhi’s hug, the highlights of 16th Lok Sabha

The 16th Lok Sabha, whose last session ended Wednesday, faced a lot of disruptions and also witnessed some key breaks from tradition.
Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Did full majority Modi govt help Parliament perform better or has politics derailed it?

The full majority Modi govt pushed through bills in the Lok Sabha, but ran into hurdles in the Rajya Sabha.
Despite being a major litigant in courts, the government holds the power to offer post-retirement position to judges (Representational image)

No cooling-off period for retired judges, Modi govt tells Parliament

In response to a question in Rajya Sabha, the government simply says legislations allow appointment of retired judges.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi at AICC Minority Convention at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Rahul Gandhi has damaged Parliament more than anyone else, says Arun Jaitley

In blog, Jaitley says ‘half-document’ produced to undermine Rafale, says Rahul’s speeches on deal motivated by ‘personal hatred for the PM’.  
PM Narendra Modi addresses the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament | PTI

Modi spends 100 minutes demolishing 55 years of Congress with his 55 months of seva

Modi launched an acerbic onslaught on Congress, responded to allegations against his government, and listed out his ‘achievements’ in the last 4.5 years.
Image of a Rafale aircraft

CAG report on Rafale finalised, may be sent to Parliament in ‘2-3 days’

The CAG report on Rafale made headlines in December 2018 after 'grammatical errors' in the Centre's affidavit suggested it had been examined by the PAC.

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

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Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.