Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Topic: Rajya Sabha

Muhammad Ismail

Muhammad Ismail, Indian Muslim League pioneer who wanted Hindustani as official language

During Constituent Assembly debates, Ismail pushed for Hindustani because it was the most spoken and understood language in India.
Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha TV anchor accuses senior officer of sexual harassment & witch hunting

RS secretariat reconstitutes channel’s complaints committee, appoints officer who reports to the accused as its head.
Vijay Mallya

How Vijay Mallya ‘charmed’ his way into Rajya Sabha

A few MLAs who were part of poll process in 2002, when he first contested, said Vijay Mallya had 'influenced' several JD(S), Congress & BJP leaders.
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US says no change in processing of H-1B visas ahead of the 2+2 dialogue with India

In the Rajya Sabha last month, foreign minister Sushma Swaraj had said that India would humbly raise the issue of visas at 2+2 dialogue with America.
Rajya Sabha

Supreme Court scraps NOTA option for Rajya Sabha elections

Apex court rules NOTA applicable for only direct elections, sets aside EC circular allowing option.

Triple talaq bill on hold again, and Ikea brings Hyderabad to a halt

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
Arun Jaitley

Here’s why Arun Jaitley didn’t shake hands with PM Narendra Modi

The union minister, recovering after a kidney transplant, is following the ‘Namaste’ line of treatment that requires strict precautions.
Ram Madhav

Opposition wasn’t serious, even Congress had MPs missing: Ram Madhav after NDA’s RS win

What Amit Shah did was floor management. NDA secured more votes than what it actually has in the House says BJP’s Ram Madhav.
RSS-backed NGO files plea seeking equal inheritance rights for Muslim women

Why Muslim women will blame Congress for no progress on the triple talaq bill

The Congress’ position on the bill remains ambiguous with none of its leaders either endorsing or rejecting the amendment.

At launch of book on equality, Lutyens’ media leads the charge

Front Page The lure of the former Raj jewel-in-the-crown hasn't escaped former Financial Times correspondent in India James Crabtree, who launched hi...
amritsar attack

Do Amritsar & Kashmir violence signal internal security crisis like ‘90s under Ajit Doval?

Three people were killed in a grenade attack at a Nirankari prayer hall in Amritsar Sunday. The same day, a terrorist attack at a CRPF camp in Jammu and Kashmir...