Wednesday, 1 February, 2023
TopicMonsoon Session

Topic: Monsoon Session

Disruption, suspension, unrelenting opposition—the farce that is Parliament’s monsoon session

Indian Parliament has witnessed bedlam many times in the past. But the current animosity between government and opposition MPs is new with no sign of interaction.

Lok Sabha passes Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022 amid opposition protest against price rise

The first bill to be passed in this Monsoon session, it seeks to extend the application of domestic laws to research stations set up by India in the Antarctic region.

Kharge says Congress won’t join panel to probe RS ruckus, calls it bid to ‘intimidate’ MPs

In a letter to RS chairman Venkaiah Naidu, Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge says he is 'unequivocally against constituting the Inquiry Committee'.

Parliament is ‘temple of India’s democracy’, says President Kovind on Independence Day eve

President Ram Nath Kovind's remarks came against the backdrop of the continuous disruptions that led to the abrupt curtailment of the tumultuous Monsoon session.

Disruption in Parliament isn’t new. But there was a new aggression in this monsoon session

This monsoon session was the worst in terms of productivity in the second term of the Modi govt, with Lok Sabha recording just 22% functioning hours and Rajya Sabha 28%.

BJP’s ‘my way or highway’ attitude reason for Parliament washout, Congress’ Manish Tewari says

Congress' Manish Tewari in an exclusive interview talks of how Jaitley & Swaraj had said disruption was a legitimate parliamentary tactic, why opposition must unite & trashes 'whip-driven tyranny'.

Unhappy about absenteeism, Modi asks for list of Rajya Sabha MPs missing when bills were passed

At BJP Parliamentary party meeting, PM Modi raises issue of absenteeism, emphasises need for discipline. Also speaks about achievements at Olympics, asks MPs to promote sports.

OBC bill helps break monsoon session logjam as opposition agrees to support it in Parliament

OBC bill is slated to be tabled in Parliament Monday. Given that several states are set to go to polls next year, parties are keen to back a law that helps the backward class.

Bill to amend Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Act gets Parliament nod amid protest

The Bill was moved on the floor of the Upper House by Civil Aviation Minster Jyotiraditya Scindia who said it would democratise air travel. It was passed in Lok Sabha on 29 July.

Opposition’s behaviour is ‘unfortunate’, govt ready for discussions, says Pralhad Joshi

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Joshi asserted that govt doesn't want to pass bills without discussions and said the opposition is protesting over a 'non-issue, non-serious issue'.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.