Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicRajya Sabha

Topic: Rajya Sabha

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge tests positive for Covid

Kharge is asymptomatic & is under home isolation, his secretary Ravindra Garimella informed. 5 staff members in the Congress leader's Delhi office had tested positive a few days ago.

Opposition is also a people’s mandate. Modi govt is decaying parliamentary debates

By using Parliament as a political instrument, the Modi govt has yet again raised questions and fuelled discussions regarding the credibility of the legislature.

Doctors are back on TV for Omicron, but channels distracted with Aishwarya, Jaya

‘Don’t drop your mask’ is the news channels' verdict and it was business as usual in parliament. But Aishwarya's ED case & Jaya's meltdown went prime time.

Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die, day ahead of schedule

Lok Sabha Speaker said the House lost 18 hours and 48 minutes to disruptions. Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu lamented that the Upper House functioned much 'below its potential'.

‘Your bad days are coming… I curse you’: Livid Jaya Bachchan lashes out at govt in Rajya Sabha

In discussion on NDPS (Amendment) Bill, SP MP Jaya Bachchan loses cool over ‘nasty remark’ made by a member, on the day daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai was questioned by ED.

No data on mob lynchings, but it’s states’ job to prevent them, Modi govt tells Rajya Sabha

MoS Home Nityanand Rai's written reply to TMC MP Jawhar Sircar's question also lists advisories govt has sent to states to prevent mob lynching and bring culprits to book.

No data on people injured, killed by vigilante groups & mobs in India, Modi govt tells RS

Speaking in Parliament, MoS Nityanand Rai said the Centre has generated public awareness via audio-visual media & issued advisories to states/UTs to curb the incidents of mob lynching.

Parliament passes bills to extend ED, CBI directors’ tenure up to 5 years

The passing of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Bill increased CBI chief's tenure from two to five years while Central Vigilance Commission Bill extended the ED director's term.

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.

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’.

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BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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