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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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BJP volunteers write to Parliament IT panel, want hearing against Twitter & FB for ‘bias’

A volunteer group has submitted a document to Anurag Thakur-headed panel alleging that the social media giants are biased against Right-wing accounts.
Union minister Piyush Goyal | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Piyush Goyal: The chartered accountant and minister who became newsmaker of the week

Acting Finance Minister Piyush Goyal’s imprint on the interim budget was visible in his speech.

On Camera

Africa has a new health care crisis — obesity

The recently published Global Wellness Index set alarm bells ringing when South Africa scored poorly for life expectancy, alcohol use, depression and diabetes.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

1 soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri

Pakistani troops have violated ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?