Saturday, 1 April, 2023

Topic: Parliament

Disruptions are as much a part of Indian Parliament now as British rules and rituals

In ‘House of the People,’ Ronojoy Sen writes TV telecast, diverse composition of Parliament, and love for Gandhian ways have led to a rise in disruptions.

‘Small step, big difference’ — Rajya Sabha to introduce ‘gender-neutral’ language, drops ‘no sir’

The announcement came in response to MP Priyanka Chaturvedi's letter stating that use of 'no sir' in response to questions asked by women parliamentarians was 'concerning'.

7.22 lakh out of 22.05 crore applicants got govt jobs since 2014, Centre tells Lok Sabha

Union Minister Jitendra Singh said 'employment generation coupled with improving employability' was the priority of the government.

Delhi, Sikkim assemblies met fewer than 10 days in 2021, Kerala tops at 61 days — PRS survey

State & UT assemblies passed more than 500 Bills last year, but about half were passed within a day of their introduction, says report. Assemblies sat for just 21 days on average.

‘Why politicise?’ Oppn MPs object as govt flags states’ ‘poor fiscal health’ at Lanka meeting

Comments came during presentations by external affairs minister S. Jaishankar and economic affairs secretary Ajay Seth at all-party meeting called to discuss Sri Lankan crisis Tuesday.

Simranjit Singh Mann, who quit House in 1990 over kirpan, toes Parliament line in new turn as MP

Simranjit Singh Mann carries a 3-foot-long kirpan. He said last week that carrying a kirpan is his right and he’ll go to Parliament with it.

Over 200 kids who lost parents to Covid admitted to KVs, Modi govt tells Parliament

Special quota under PM CARES for Children scheme was introduced this year after quota for pupils recommended by MPs was scrapped.

Registration of Press & Periodicals Bill: Law to bring ‘digital & print on par in cabinet soon’

Draft of the Bill was first made public in 2019 & it had drawn criticism as it was seen as an attempt by Modi govt to regulate digital media, which is not subject to any registration at present.

Circular banning protests, strikes in Parliament House not new, Rajya Sabha issued rule in 2001

AAP MP Sanjay Singh, Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh & Manish Tewari took to social media to protest 'new rule', which also allegedly bans fasts and religious ceremonies.

Tuition fee to marriages, Indian MPs have to go beyond duty, but MPLAD fund just not enough

From conducting weddings to paying school tuition, MPs often go beyond the call of duty to satisfy constituents, and receive little help from the government.

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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...


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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.