Suspended Oppn MPs to do relay protest at Gandhi statue outside Parliament

The Opposition MPs, who have been suspended from the Rajya Sabha in the last two days over their “misconduct”, have decided to do a relay protest at the Gandhi statue outside Parliament. The MPs said they will take turns to sit in the protest for the next 50 hours till 1 pm on Friday. It has been decided that at a…

Rajnath Singh briefs PM Modi on Gen Bipin Rawat’s chopper crash

Defence minister Rajnath Singh has briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Indian Air Force chopper crash. He provided complete details of available information about the accident. His brief included details of the crash and response measures taken. Sources from the defence minister’s office said Rajnath…

Congress leaders stage protest in Parliament complex over farm laws issue

Congress MPs led by party chief Sonia Gandhi and former president Rahul Gandhi on Monday staged a protest in Parliament complex over the issue of farm laws. The Congress President earlier addressed MPs of both the houses in the office of the Congress Parliamentary Party. Party leaders then marched towards Mahatma…

Covid deaths and compensation: Rahul Gandhi opens new front against Modi govt for Parliament session

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has opened a new front to target the Narendra Modi government during the Winter Session of Parliament on the issue of deaths caused by Covid-19. Rahul Gandhi is likely to lead the Congress in Parliament in demanding compensation to each of the affected families. Sources in the Congress said…

Govt to withdraw farm laws. How is a law repealed in India?

In his address to the nation on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the three farm laws would be repealed in the coming Winter session of Parliament. “Whatever I did, I did for farmers. What I’m doing is for the country. In the coming Parliament session, we will take…

Parliament winter session from November 29; Oppn to corner govt over inflation, Lakhimpur violence

The Winter session of Parliament will be held from November 29 till December 23. The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA), which met on Monday, has approved these dates and sent a recommendation to the President to call the session. The 25 day-long session will have 19 sittings and will be held with all…

Canada votes in pandemic election that could cost Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gambled on an early election in a bid to win a majority of seats in Parliament, but now faces the threat of being knocked from power in Canada’s election on Monday. Polls indicate Trudeau’s Liberal Party is in a tight race with the rival Conservatives: It will likely win the most seats…

Farmers at Jantar Mantar to protest against farm laws; Agri minister says Modi govt farmer-friendly: 10 points

Farmers, protesting over the contentious farm laws, on Thursday reached Jantar Mantar in Delhi to hold demonstrations during the monsoon session of Parliament. A group of 200 farmers travelled to Jantar Mantar from their Singhu border in buses with a police escort. They will hold protests there from 11 am to 5 pm. No…

Piyush Goyal may be Leader of House in Rajya Sabha, Rahul Gandhi may lead Congress in LS

Two crucial posts in the two Houses of Parliament await announcement by BJP and Congress. Sources said BJP may name Piyush Goyal as the Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha while Congress will hold a meeting in the next 48 hours to find a replacement for Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, who leads the party in Lok Sabha. Top…