Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicWinter Session

Topic: Winter Session

Indian Parliament needs to be revamped. How about putting it on the blockchain?

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

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.

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'.

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’.

Parliament a Bill-passing factory under Modi govt. Suspending Opposition MPs proves it

Repeal of farm laws without any discussion in Parliament and the suspension of 12 Opposition MPs show Modi government is reluctant to engage.

Twitter needs a makeover. Jack Dorsey stepping down a healthy transition

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With jail & fines, assisted reproduction bill aims to secure rights of donors, couples & kids

Listed for Parliament's winter session, the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020, seeks to set standards in fertility industry and bring in uniform costs.

No TMC or AAP, Sena ‘didn’t sign register’: What ‘Oppn unity’ looked like at Congress-led meet

AAP sits out due to upcoming electoral fights with the Congress. Trinamool, the other absent party, says it is 'more Congress than the Congress'.

12 opposition MPs suspended from Parliament’s winter session for ‘unruly’ behaviour

Shiv Sena’s Priyanka Chaturvedi and TMC’s Dola Sen were among the suspended members. Among the 12 MPs, six are from Congress, two from TMC and Shiv Sena and one from CPM & CPI.

‘Done in good humour,’ says Shashi Tharoor as photo with ‘attractive’ women MPs gets him trolled

On the first day of Parliament's winter session, Shashi Tharoor posted a photo with women MPs, saying 'Who says the Lok Sabha isn’t an attractive place to work?' 

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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