Slippery slope

The Knesset’s passage of legislation on Monday to curtail the authority of Israel’s Supreme Court marks a new era for the state of Israel. The legal implications of the law are substantial, as will be the economic, diplomatic, and security damage to the country.

Decline of Parliament

The recently concluded Budget Session of the Seventeenth Lok Sabha was truly noteworthy, as the Lok Sabha functioned for only 33 per cent of its scheduled time (46 hours) and Rajya Sabha for 24 per cent (32 hours). Significantly, in the 15 days of the second part of the Budget Session, Lok Sabha worked for 5 per cent and Rajya Sabha for 6 per cent of scheduled time