Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: Parliament

Sonia Gandhi holds opposition meet to evolve joint strategy in Parliament

NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, J&K National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut and DMK leader T R Baalu were among the leaders who met Gandhi at her residence.

Ban on new engineering colleges to continue, Minister Pradhan tells Lok Sabha, cites low intake

Ban on new engineering colleges enforced in 2020-2021 due to decreasing demand. AICTE had been exploring whether it could lift moratorium from 2022-23. 

Tourist video shows CDS Rawat’s chopper was flying at low altitude, disappeared into thick fog

Defence minister Rajnath Singh tells Lok Sabha that the chopper lost contact with ATC at Sulur Air Base seven minutes before it was expected to land.

After Modi says ‘red cap is red alert’, SP MPs flaunt theirs at protest against RS suspensions

Referring to Samajwadi Party's red caps, PM Modi said in Gorakhpur Tuesday they were a 'sign of danger'. Akhilesh Yadav & Jaya Bachchan wore them in Parliament complex Wednesday.

‘Not wise to stick to timeline’ — Law Minister Rijiju on SC’s April verdict on judge appointments

Kiren Rijiju tells Lok Sabha one can’t question govt over how long a name can remain pending, but assures House there are valid reasons for any name being held back.

‘Bring change, otherwise change will happen’: PM Modi pulls up BJP MPs for skipping Parliament

At a BJP parliamentary party meeting, PM Modi directed all the party MPs to be present in the Parliament and actively participate in the legislative work.

Priyanka Chaturvedi steps down as Sansad TV anchor, days after Rajya Sabha suspension

In letter to RS chairman, the Shiv Sena leader said she was unwilling to continue taking space on channel when her ‘primary oath to the Constitution was being denied’.

Omicron threat, Opposition protest & PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat — Page 1 news from the Urdu press

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

DU has failed on national commitment to social justice, says OBC welfare panel

There are only 5% faculty members belonging to the OBCs in Delhi University, as against the 27% reserved posts, the committee said in a report to Lok Sabha.

Suspended Rajya Sabha MPs to stage sit-in protest daily until ‘illegal suspension’ revoked

The leaders termed the suspension order 'autocratic'. Another MP, Syed Naseer Hussain, warned that they may escalate it to other forms of protest if the suspension is not revoked.

On Camera


Attendees pose for a group photo at the 48th G7 Summit on 26 June | PTI

G7 infra plan a lifeline developing nations can’t ignore but first crack this code, like BRI

Silk roads are getting bumpier but Beijing will maximise its pursuit of global leadership as long as it perceives that Washington seeks to deny it any.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.