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India  /  Published 27.07.20

Tharoor: Death of democracy

Shashi Tharoor’s suggestion that India switch to a presidential form of governance as parliamentary democracy has failed the country has been firmly rejected by Congress leaders who have questio...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.07.20

Separate LS, RS sessions on the table

The presiding officers of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are actively exploring the option of convening the two Houses of Parliament separately to meet the requirements of social distancing mandated by...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.07.20

Favipiravir: scan on cost, drug-maker's claims

India’s drug regulatory authority, acting on a complaint from a member of Parliament, has sought clarifications from Mumbai-based Glenmark Pharmaceuticals over the cost of and allegedly false cl...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 12.07.20

Decision on monsoon session of Parliament soon: Joshi

Union parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi said a decision will be taken "very shortly" on when to start the monsoon session of Parliament. Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.07.20

Six-foot gap for MPs, not more than two witnesses

The Rajya Sabha secretariat has issued an eight-point protocol for MPs ahead of meetings of the standing committees on science and technology and home affairs on July 10 and 15. The protocol, which h...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 04.06.20

Human rights now in India

Who defends in India the rights of the defenders of human rights? Going by the incisively worded letter of the European Parliament’s subcommittee on human rights to the Indian home minister, no one....
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 01.06.20

Naidu, Birla discuss Parliament monsoon session

Preparations for holding the monsoon session of Parliament with coronavirus-induced norms like social distancing and exploring 'virtual Parliament' as on option in the long run were discussed by Rajya...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.05.20

Europe flags rights concern

The chair of the European Parliament’s subcommittee on human rights has written to Union home minister Amit Shah “to stop impeding and criminalising the work of human rights defenders”, citing t...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.05.20

Govt's economic package only 0.91% of GDP: Chidambaram

The Congress on Monday said the fiscal stimulus package announced by the government is 'hopelessly inadequate' given the gravity of the economic crisis as it amounts to only Rs 1.86 lakh crore, which ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.05.20

Legislation can protect wages

It’s one of the Covid-19 lockdown’s most tragic side-effects: employers forced to suspend business operations, leaving them without the cashflow to pay their employees. And often, the workers not ...
By Kabeer Shrivastava in New Delhi


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