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Modi govt’s number problem — triple talaq latest in series of bills stalled in Rajya Sabha

The Modi govt, given a resounding mandate in the 2014 polls, sits comfortably in Lok Sabha but is still vulnerable in Rajya Sabha.
Muslim women

Triple Talaq bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Monday, Congress to oppose it

The Triple Talaq Bill was cleared by the Lok Sabha --245 voting in favour and 11 opposing it -- on Thursday amid a walkout by the Opposition.
triple talaq

Today’s Parliament debate on triple talaq was just ‘politics and posturing’

After a day of heated debates, Lok Sabha passes triple talaq bill, and just like last year it is expected to get stuck in Rajya Sabha.
Sunil Arora

Disqualify candidates for false disclosures, Election Commission to suggest to law ministry

Election Commission will also ask the government to make bribery during poll period a cognizable offence.
Narendra Modi

Government committed to make triple talaq a law, says PM Modi

The Lok Sabha is expected to take up the triple talaq Bill for discussion on December 27 during the ongoing winter session of Parliament.
Pranab Mukherjee

A birthday ode to Pranab Mukherjee, former president and a true democrat

In his over five-decade-long career, Pranab Mukherjee has served as a party worker, Parliamentarian, minister and President of India.
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.
File photo of PM Modi & US President Donald Trump | Getty images

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.

On Camera

Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.
aap

Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.