Monthly Archives: July 2019

Uproar over lack of scrutiny of crucial Bills

Parties to discuss future strategy today The Opposition parties will meet on Tuesday morning to discuss the lack of parliamentary scrutiny before clearing many critical Bills. They will also discuss the strategy for the last days of the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha. “Not all Bills need to …

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Race for the moon gains mileage

China’s Chang’e mission in December July 2019 is a special year for space history. Other than it being the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2 into earth orbit, it also marks the 50th anniversay of the famed Apollo 11 mission of July 1969 that for the first time saw humans land on …

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Odisha renews effort to revive gharial population

Five reptiles, fitted with radio transmitters, released into Satkosia gorge of Mahanadi Odisha has renewed its effort to revive the population of gharials, a “critically endangered” species of crocodile, in their natural habitat by releasing five reptiles into the Satkosia gorge of Mahanadi — the southernmost limit of gharials’ home …

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Speaker breaks House convention

House adjourned only till 2 p.m. for death of LJP member Ramchandra Paswan Breaking away from the tradition of adjourning the House for the entire day if a sitting member dies, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Moday adjourned the Lok Sabha until 2 p.m. at the death of Lok …

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Kureshi file under study: Centre

Seeks two weeks to decide on collegium recommendation on his elevation The Union government on Monday sought from the Supreme Court two weeks to decide on the collegium recommendation to appoint Bombay High Court’s Justice Akil Kureshi as the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta …

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Human Rights Bill cleared amid protests

Amit Shah counters opposition charge that amendments will pack NHRC with ‘yes men’ The Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was cleared by a voice vote in the Rajya Sabha amid criticism from the Opposition that the legislation will ensure that only the government’s nominees are appointed to the …

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Opposition says Bill dilutes RTI Act

Lok Sabha clears amendments, MPs of various parties call it the ‘RTI Elimination Bill’ The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 three days after it was introduced. It seeks to amend the landmark transparency law and bring in changes involving the salaries and tenures …

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