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Kozhikode: Students outside a school after giving a Board examination, May 27, 2020 | PTI

Current academic session not likely to be treated as zero year, govt tells parliamentary panel

Higher Education Secretary Amit Khare tells Rajya Sabha panel the govt will provide all logistical support to ensure that school and college exams are held.
Newly elected Rajya Sabha member Jyotiraditya Scindia (L) greets Ghulam Nabi Azad and Digvijaya Singh before taking oath, at Parliament House Wednesday, July 22, 2020. | Shahbaz Khan/PTI

BJP’s Jyotiraditya Scindia, 44 other newly-elected Rajya Sabha members take oath

Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu urged the 45 members, including 36 first-timers, to uphold rules and procedures while discharging their duties as lawmakers.
PM Narendra Modi addresses the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament | PTI

Modi govt can’t put off monsoon session anymore. India needs its MPs in the House

Some 40 bills are awaiting deliberation and passage by one or both Houses. Out of these, five are pending before parliamentary committees.
The Parliament building in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

5 officials, soft copies, audio recordings: New rules for Parliamentary panel meetings

Lok Sabha secretariat issued protocols to ensure members stay safe during the pandemic as Parliamentary panel meetings are resuming from next week.
Gopilal Jatav, BJP MLA in Madhya Pradesh. | Photo: Ramandeep Kaur/ThePrint

Upcoming MP bypolls put BJP in a bind over Dalit leader who voted for Congress in RS polls

BJP is wary of a backlash from the Dalit community if it takes strict action against 6-time MLA Gopilal Jatav, who apologised for voting for Congress' Digvijay Singh by 'mistake'.
A view of the Rajya Sabha during ongoing Winter Session of Parliament | PTI

43 first-timers, accounting for 72% of vacancies, set to enter Rajya Sabha

Against 61 vacancies in 20 states, 42 were already elected unopposed including 28 first timers, the research division of Rajya Sabha has found.
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Congress’ Digvijaya Singh & BJP’s Jyotiraditya Scindia win Rajya Sabha polls from MP

The Congress' other candidate, Dalit leader Phool Singh Barriya, lost the election.
Rajya Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament | PTI

Congress wins 2 Rajya Sabha seats, BJP gets 1 from Rajasthan

Congress’ K C Venugopal and Neeraj Dangi were declared winners, while Rajendra Gehlot of the BJP also got elected, an assembly spokesperson said.
A view of the Rajya Sabha during ongoing Winter Session of Parliament | PTI

BJP objects to Congress MLA voting in RS polls, says he violated quarantine rules

BJP said MLA Wajib Ali returned from abroad and should be in quarantine, to which, Ali said, his Covid-19 test was conducted earlier and he tested negative.
BJP supporters wear masks of PM Narendra Modi and CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan at an election rally in Bhopal | PTI

Madhya Pradesh BJP claims support of BSP, SP & Independents in Rajya Sabha elections

Voting for three Madhya Pradesh seats in Rajya Sabha takes place Friday. The BSP and SP said MLAs supporting the BJP were going against the party line.

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Troubled NBFCs begin to show signs of revival after stimulus

Sound health of NBFCs is vital because they form backbone of Indian economy in lending to wide range of borrowers from small merchants to business giants.

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The national flags of China and India (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

No progress made in India-China major general-level talks, all eyes now on diplomatic parleys

Talks were held Sunday over Depsang Plains tensions. Next round of meeting under Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination is being scheduled now.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.