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Constitution wasn’t ready for health crisis like coronavirus. It is leading to a logjam

Judicial and democratic processes have been put on hold due to Covid. Stark constitutional and legislative reforms are required to ensure India runs smoothly.
The new parliament building is set to come up in the same complex as the existing one | File photo: Bloomberg

Parliament to middle class: These are the 8 failings of India coronavirus has exposed

The Covid outbreak has shown that right to equality is only India’s official position. A nation that can’t cry together, isn’t a nation.
A view of the Rajya Sabha during ongoing Winter Session of Parliament | PTI

Just 15% women in committee on surrogacy isn’t an anomaly. The problem is our Parliament

The abysmal number of women in India’s parliamentary committees on surrogacy, sexual harassment and indecent representation is a symptom of a larger bias.
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.

On Camera

Uyghur Muslim women in the Grand Bazaar in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China

TV anchors outrage over Uyghurs in China, but stay quiet about Indian Muslims

After cheering the ban on Chinese apps, the latest coping mechanism of Indian TV news seems to be focusing on the plight of the Uyghur Muslims in China.
Pedestrians pass in front of the Nasdaq MarketSite in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US (representational image) | Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The next 3 months will reveal how badly global economy has been hit by coronavirus

Next 3 months stand to reveal the underlying economic pain more vividly than past 3 months as massive fiscal assistance from govts is soon going to fade.

Defence

A road bridge built by India between Durbuk and Daulat Beg Oldi in eastern Ladakh (representational image) | Photo: ANI

India, China to hold Corps Commander-level talks on 14 July at Chushul

The talks will focus mainly on the second phase of disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), said the Indian Army officials.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.