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A pile of coins representing Bitcoin cryptocurrency | Photo: Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg

Modi govt to consider allowing crypto trading for some investors

The bill to be presented by the central govt in Parliament may stipulate a minimum amount for investments in digital currencies while banning their use as legal tender.
Parliament House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Union Cabinet approves bill to repeal three farm laws following PM Modi’s announcement

The new bill to revoke the laws will be introduced in the Lok Sabha for passage in the upcoming parliamentary session beginning on 29 November.
Illuminated application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) mining devices and power units in a rack at the cryptocurrency mining farm | Representatiional image | Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

Govt lists bill to ‘prohibit’ pvt cryptocurrencies, create RBI variant in Parliament session

Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021, seeks to prohibit all private cryptocurrencies with 'certain exceptions to promote underlying technology'.
Parliament House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Pakistan among Commonwealth invitees as India marks 100 years of Parliament’s PAC 

A two-day function will be organised in December to mark the centennial of PAC, Parliament’s oldest committee. It will be inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind on 4 December. 
Former Bihar deputy CM Sushil Mod

Sushil Modi to head parliamentary panel on law after reconstitution of various committees

Congress MPs Anand Sharma, Jairam Ramesh and Shashi Tharoor retained their post as chairman. BJP MPs Ravi Shankar Prasad and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank have been added to two panels.
Parliament House | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Parliament has had no standing committees for a month, MPs’ attendance is one reason why

Department-related parliamentary panels are constituted in Sept every year. Opposition says the delay is a reflection of the govt's 'overall attitude about the functioning of Parliament'.
A view of the Rajya Sabha during the Monsoon Session of Parliament in New Delhi, on 11 August 2021 | PTI

Kharge says Congress won’t join panel to probe RS ruckus, calls it bid to ‘intimidate’ MPs

In a letter to RS chairman Venkaiah Naidu, Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge says he is 'unequivocally against constituting the Inquiry Committee'.
The Parliament building in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

New Sansad TV aims to win viewers with Bibek Debroy as host, shows on religion, economy & more

Sansad TV will merge existing Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha TV and will comprise two channels — one will air all year round while the other will be active when Parliament is in session.
A view of the Rajya Sabha during the Monsoon Session of Parliament in New Delhi, on 11 August 2021 | PTI

Increasing ordinances, decreasing Parliament time – How BJP is making legislature irrelevant

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Constituent Assembly of India in session

Was India’s Constituent Assembly too optimistic about the Executive? Read Ambedkar again

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.
A file photo of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai | Photo: Commons

Peng Shuai saga shows Communist Party doesn’t want US-style #MeToo movement in China

Peng, a former Wimbledon champion, has disappeared since she penned a social media post accusing former Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual misconduct.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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