Big win for BJP, RTI Bill passed in Parliament, LS clears Triple Talaq bill
The Narendra Modi government got a double bonanza on Thursday, with the Parliament approving RTI Act and Lok Sabha passing the Triple Talaq bill, after a walkout by Congress and opposition leaders despite their vociferous criticism. The Rajya Sabha passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, days after it was passed in Lok Sabha. The bill replaces earlier provisions with regard to tenure and salary of Information Commissioners at the Centre and the state.
Karnataka CM says he will prove majority at 10 am on Monday
BS Yediyurappa who took oath as the State’s chief minister for the fourth time on Friday (July 26), said he will prove majority at 10 am on Monday (July 29) and pass the Finance Bill. Earlier, after a cabinet meeting, which he held after the oath-taking ceremony, the 76-year old leader said, “I have taken two prominent decisions in the Cabinet meeting. In addition to the Prime Minister Kisan Scheme, I will also provide two installments of Rs 2,000 to the beneficiaries.”
Misogyny in Parliament, a narrative of deep rooted malice
If the Parliament is the microcosm of the nation, then Indians need to hang their heads in shame. The impunity with which sexism and misogyny continue to be practised in the ‘temple of democracy’, may not have a parallel anywhere in the world. Samajwadi Party’s MP Azam Khan delivered the latest on Thursday (July 25) during the debate on the triple talaq bill, when he told Rama Devi, who was presiding over the functioning of the House, that he felt like speaking to her while looking into her eyes.
RBI warns against NPAs under Mudra scheme yet again. Here’s why
Last week, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das met the CEOs of public sector banks (PSBs) and warned them against rising non-performing assets (NPAs) under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana. This was the third such warning since January 2019 against the NPAs piling up under the government’s flagship scheme to provide loans. Under the Mudra scheme, launched in April 2015, NPAs jumped to ₹17,250.73 crore as on March 2019, the government informed Parliament on July 16, 2019.
How rape cases against lawmakers paint a sorry picture of Bihar politics
From ancient scholar Chanakya to India’s first President Dr Rajendra Prasad to more recently Jayaprakash Narayan (JP), politicians from Bihar have always drawn respect for their exemplary statesmanship, dedication and honesty. But the current breed of lawmakers from the state have failed to live up to the reputation of these stalwarts and are soon turning into ‘lawbreakers’. The growing incidents of sexual assault cases involving top politicians of the state show that it is just a matter of time before the reputation of the state’s politics goes down the drain.
PV Sindhu crashes out of Japan Open, Sai Praneeth advances to semis
Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu crashed out of the Japan Open badminton tournament after a second successive defeat to local favourite Akane Yamaguchi while B Sai Praneeth continued his good form to advance to the semifinals here on Friday (July 26). Sindhu lost to Yamaguchi 18-21 15-21 in a 50-minute womens singles quarterfinal match. This was Sindhu’s second defeat at the hands of Yamaguchi, who had beaten the Indian in the final of the Indonesian Open last week.
‘Dear Comrade’ sets pulse racing on day of release
The excitement, anticipation and noise over Vijay Devarakonda’s Dear Comrade is unmissable. The movie is all set out to release today (July 26) in four languages – Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada. The Telugu movie’s rights for remake in Hindi has already been purchased by Karan Johar. The deliberation about the movie hardly comes as a surprise, as Vijay enjoys a huge fan following pan-India with lakhs of followers.