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Ministry of Home Affairs grants citizenship to 14 People under CAA

The Ministry of Home Affairs issued citizenship certificates to 14 individuals under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). This marks the first set of certificates handed out since the BJP-led Central government notified the CAA rules in March this year.

What’s the difference between Black Paper and White Paper?

Congress President and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge presented the 'Black Paper', preceding the release of the government's White Paper.

Budget 2024: Key highlights from Nirmala Sitharaman’s speech

The 2024 interim budget presentation uncovered a comprehensive array of transformative initiatives designed to fortify diverse sectors of the economy and tackle urgent societal issues.

New trend in Amritkaal: GE2024 semi-final – key takeaways

Recently, the elections to five state assemblies were held, and the results were announced. Many political pundits branded this as a Semi-Final to GE2024 as they did in 2018 when all these five states had their assembly elections. The striking outcome of the 2023 five-state elections is: that all the political parties that won this […]

Congress’ Kharge promises to meet VP Jagdeep Dhankar soon

NEW DELHI: In an exchange of words, the Congress president and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge responded sharply to Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, expressing concerns over the sweeping suspension of MPs across both houses of Parliament. Kharge’s retort labelled the mass suspensions as a preconceived agenda of the government. Following Dhankhar’s […]

Suspension of MPs: Necessary step to uphold democracy

The suspension of 141 opposition MPs from the Parliament for the rest of the winter session for disrupting the proceedings and violating the rules of the House has sparked a heated debate on the state of democracy in India. The opposition parties have condemned the move as undemocratic, arbitrary, and vindictive, and have staged protests […]

Delhi HC rejects AAP MP Sanjay Singh’s bail plea in liquor policy scam

NEW DELHI: In a significant development, the Rouse Avenue court in Delhi rejected the bail plea of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP, Sanjay Singh, on Friday. The development comes in connection with the ongoing money laundering case related to the Delhi liquor policy. The bench led by Special Judge MK Nagpal rejected Singh’s […]

New dawn for India’s criminal justice system

The Parliament’s passage of the three revised criminal law bills, namely Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS), Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS), and Bharatiya Sakshya Sanhita (BSS), is a historic and commendable step towards reforming and decolonizing India’s criminal justice system. The bills, which replace the outdated and oppressive IPC, CrPC, and Indian Evidence Act, aim to […]

Lok Sabha passes Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, overturning colonial-era law

NEW DELHI: In a historic legislative move, the Lok Sabha has given its nod to the Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, 2023, heralding the end of the antiquated Press and Registration of Books Act, of 1867. The bill, which has already secured passage in the Rajya Sabha during the Monsoon Session, brings about significant […]

Opposition suspension: Another 49 MPs get the boot in Lok Sabha, total 141 MPs ousted

NEW DELHI: After 92 MPs were suspended from the Parliament in total during the Winter Session, another pitfall has come in the form of another 49 Lok Sabha Opposition MPs being suspended on Tuesday. This development has come at a time when the members of the INDIA alliance have found themselves at the forefront, demanding […]