India  /  Published 15.01.21

Central Vista: work begins on new Parliament

  The construction work of the new Parliament building started on Friday, over a month after Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the project under the government's amb...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 07.01.21

Project P: Modi's Central Vista

The nod from the Supreme Court has removed the hurdles on the path of the Central Vista project. The Narendra Modi government is eager to portray the initiative — it includes a plan to build a n...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 05.01.21

Budget session to begin on Jan. 29

The Budget session of the Parliament can be conducted between January 29 and to April 8, the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) has recommended on Tuesday. The committee recommended th...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 02.01.21

Narendra Modi never wastes a crisis

2020 has been a bad year for the health of Indians and for the health of Indian democracy too. The Modi-Shah regime, which is authoritarian by instinct and belief, has used the pandemic to further und...
By Ramachandra Guha in

India  /  Published 26.12.20

Vista: MPs' offices to replace two buildings

 The Shram Shakti Bhavan and Transport Bhavan in Lutyens' Delhi will be the first two buildings to be razed to pave the way for the construction of chambers of Members of Parliament there as ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 22.12.20

Poor timing: standing committees' concerns

Appraisal is critical to assess not only the efficacy of legislations and policies but also the functioning of the democratic edifice itself. India’s Parliament is thus armed with several provis...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 20.12.20

An old obsession: Futility of the ‘stone-ego’

“‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:/ Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’/ Nothing beside remains. Round the decay/ Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare/ The lone and...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi in

West Bengal  /  Published 19.12.20

Mamata will be left alone in her party, says Shah

Earlier, garlanding the statue of Khudiram at the freedom fighter's ancestral residence, Shah said that he has inspired the youths of the country with his slogan 'Vande Mataram' while he w...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 18.12.20

Speak up: Parliament winter session scrapped

Sir — The decision to scrap the winter session of Parliament citing the Covid-19 pandemic as the reason, without building a consensus among party leaders, bears testimony to the utter contempt o...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 17.12.20

Rahul walks out of defence panel meet

Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday walked out of a meeting of the parliamentary standing committee on defence when his demand for a discussion on substantive issues such as the Chinese intrusions and how to st...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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