Monday, 4 July, 2022
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Topic: Vice President

Election Commission announces poll date for Vice President on 6 August

The notification for the election to decide the successor of M Venkaiah Naidu will be issued on 5 July and the last date for filing of nomination papers will be 19 July.

Twitter restores blue tick on Venkaiah Naidu’s personal account hours after removing it

Officials of the Vice President Secretariat said that the personal Twitter handle of Naidu was inactive for a long time and Twitter's algorithm removed the blue badge.

Modi told Hamid Ansari that the Rajya Sabha TV wasn’t favourable to the government

In ‘Many A Happy Accident’, former vice-president and Rajya Sabha chairman Hamid Ansari writes about the time PM Modi told him, ‘You aren’t helping me’.

V-P Naidu talks of ‘judicial overreach’, cites Diwali cracker ban & monitoring police probes

Addressing the All India Presiding Officers’ Conference at Kevadia, Gujarat, Naidu said the actions have resulted in 'avoidable blurring of contours demarcated by the Constitution'.

All about Douglas Emhoff — lawyer husband of Kamala Harris & US’ first Second Gentleman

Douglas Emhoff, a 56-year-old Jewish entertainment lawyer, is the first male spouse of a US vice president. In August, he took a leave of absence to campaign alongside Harris.

KR Narayanan — the President who didn’t hesitate to call a spade a spade

On his death anniversary on 9 November, a look at the former President’s journey from a village in Kerala to the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Mahatma Gandhi wanted Congress disbanded after independence: Vice-president Venkaiah Naidu

Naidu also lauded Narendra Modi's regime in his 50-minute speech at Indira Gandhi Institute of Developmental Research.

Farm loan waiver only a temporary step, says Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu

Naidu emphasised the need to bring structural changes in the sector that accounts for 18% of India's GDP.

Oops! Vice-President relied on a dissenting SC judgment to reject the impeachment motion

Have you ever seen a film producer or crew promote a film by declaring that they had copied a past film that bombed miserably at the box-office? You didn’t; because nobody would publicly say anything like that.

A Supreme Court advocate explains why Naidu’s rejection of impeachment motion against the CJI is wrong

Rajya Sabha Chairman cannot insist on proof ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ at this stage of the motion, according to constitutional provisions or the law.

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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.