Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicWinter Session

Topic: Winter Session

Modi govt is sure of its Rajya Sabha numbers again, will table citizenship bill on Monday

The bill, which was approved by cabinet on 4 December, seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

Cabinet approves exchange traded fund for bonds in bid to raise funds for PSUs

Bharat Bond Exchange Traded Fund would be the first corporate bond ETF in the country.

Rajnath raises issue of absentee MPs in Parliament as govt prepares to table citizenship bill

Defence Minister Singh said Prime Minister Modi was dissatisfied with MPs being absent, and instructed they be present when Amit Shah tables the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Siddha treatment getting popular, Tamil Nadu institute saw 2,000 patients per day in 2018-19

Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Naik, told Lok Sabha that Tamil Nadu’s National Institute of Siddha treated over 7.8 lakh patients in its OPD in 2018-19.

As SPG Bill comes up for debate, BJP MP gets lesson in ‘nationalism’ from Speaker Om Birla

Snippets from beyond the headlines on Day 8 of Parliament’s winter session.

In pictures: When Parliament turned yellow this winter session

The day's business in Parliament included discussions on electoral bonds, air pollution and the surrogacy bill.

Only 4 out of 82 secretaries working in Modi govt are from SC/ST communities

Minister of State for the Department of Personnel and Training Jitendra Singh gave the information in the Rajya Sabha Thursday.

‘Unscientific & regressive’ — why transgenders bill tabled in Rajya Sabha is contentious

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019 was tabled in the Rajya Sabha Wednesday, three months after the Lok Sabha cleared it.

No SPG cover, Sonia Gandhi now enters Parliament just like any other MP

Snippets from beyond the headlines on Day 2 of Parliament’s winter session.

On Camera

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Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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