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  • ‘Change in mindset can go a long way in preventing rape’

    ‘Change in mindset can go a long way in preventing rape’

    Member of Parliament (MP) from Chandigarh, Kirron Kher has said that a change in the mindset of the people can go a long way in preventing rape. While speaking on the recent rape cases that took place in Haryana, Kher......

    January 22, 2018
  • Budget bucket list

    Budget bucket list

    Union Budget 2018 is being put together under obsessive security. After being fed halwa by the Finance Minister, junior officers of the Finance Ministry are set to be sequestered in the cavernous interiors of North Block... lest the smallest detail......

    January 20, 2018
  • Looking backwards

    Looking backwards

    It is a trifle disturbing that within days of its progressive assertion that law must keep pace with the times (when dealing with Section 377 IPC criminalising homosexuality) the apex court should have its energies consumed by the curious argument......

    January 16, 2018
  • More than politics

    More than politics

    It was no goody-goody farewell embrace. When bringing the curtain down on yet another session marked by turbulence, the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha made bold to emphasise that Parliament had to extricate itself from the politics of confrontation that......

    January 8, 2018
  • BJP responsible for RS impasse, treats Parliament as a rubber stamp: Congress

    BJP responsible for RS impasse, treats Parliament as a rubber stamp: Congress

    The Congress on Friday said that BJP was responsible for the "impasse in Rajya Sabha" due to which triple talaq bill could not be discussed, while alleging that BJP wanted to treat the Parliament as a "rubber stamp". "They (BJP)......

    January 6, 2018
  • Shabaash Shashi

    Shabaash Shashi

    The “grey matter” was never in doubt, proficiency in language-skills and flourish in delivery exhibited on several occasions in and beyond Parliament, yet in popular perception Shashi Tharoor was often seen as something of a “smart Alec”. That image, probably......

    January 6, 2018
  • Parliament can't be an extension of politics: Venkaiah Naidu

    Parliament can't be an extension of politics: Venkaiah Naidu

    Parliament cannot be an extension of politics in its typical sense which is marked by deep divisions and acrimony, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday. "All of you would agree with me that though the Parliament is a......

    January 5, 2018
  • Rajya Sabha lost 34 hours due to disruptions: Naidu

    Rajya Sabha lost 34 hours due to disruptions: Naidu

    The Rajya Sabha was Friday adjourned sine die with Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu urging members to seriously introspect on their conduct in the House which lost almost 34 hours due to frequent disruptions. The Rajya Sabha, which had 13 sittings......

    January 5, 2018
  • No end in sight to RS deadlock, fate of Triple Talaq Bill hangs in balance

    No end in sight to RS deadlock, fate of Triple Talaq Bill hangs in balance

    On the penultimate day of Parliament’s winter session, the showdown between the government and opposition over the Triple Talaq Bill is likely to continue in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday with both sides refusing to budge. As soon as the......

    January 4, 2018
  • Israel approves bill allowing death penalty for Palestinian attackers

    Israel approves bill allowing death penalty for Palestinian attackers

    Israel's parliament on Wednesday gave a preliminary approval for a bill allowing the death penalty for Palestinian attackers. Following a heated debate, the bill passed a preliminary reading with a narrow majority of 52-49 vote. The bill still needs to......

    January 4, 2018
  • Medical mish-mash

    Medical mish-mash

    Medical science is a much too specialised discipline and does not lend scope for cutting corners. This is quite the most charitable construct that can be placed on the Bill that was tabled in Parliament last Friday, to bridge the......

    January 3, 2018
  • Opposition stalls Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha

    Opposition stalls Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha

    The opposition stalled the Triple Talaq Bill  — Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill — amid pandemonium in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. There were heated arguments as Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced the Bill in the  Upper......

    January 3, 2018
  • Maharashtra violence rocks Parliament, Congress calls Modi ‘Mauni baba’

    Maharashtra violence rocks Parliament, Congress calls Modi ‘Mauni baba’

    Holding the BJP government in Centre and Maharashtra responsible for the violent protests in the state, the Congress on Wednesday accused the party’s ideological mentor RSS of dividing the society on “caste lines” and called Prime Minister Narendra Modi “mauni......

    January 3, 2018