Amit Shah moves Citizenship Bill in Rajya Sabha

Home Minister Amit Shah today moved the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha and sought to assuage the concerns of Indian Muslims by saying they have nothing to fear as they are and will remain citizens of India.
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Editorial: Citizens first

The Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan after facing religious persecution there, a little past midnight on Monday after a heated debate that lasted over seven hours. Continue Reading

Editorial: People and Parliament

The Winter Session of Lok Sabha began on a stormy note Monday, with protests by the Congress and other Opposition members over various issues. While Parliament is a place to express views and debate problems, parties must understand that the proceedings are not supposed to get disturbed due to their acts. Continue Reading

World has “great expectations” from India, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the world has “great expectations” from India, and asserted that his government will lead the country to a path of ‘greatness’ where it will be beneficial to the entire globe.
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J&K leaders slam scrapping Art 370; Delhi CM Kejriwal welcomes it

As the entire nation today cheered and supported the Narendra Modi government’s bold move to scrap Article 370 and bifurcate Jammu & Kashmir, a section of Opposition leaders, especially those from J&K, criticised it. Continue Reading

TMC MP Derek O’Brien: Are we delivering pizzas or passing legislation?

Are we delivering pizzas or passing legislation, TMC MP Derek O’Brien wondered today, continuing his attack on the government over the speed with which bills have been passed this Parliament session. Continue Reading

Editorial: Power to women

In a landmark move, Parliament Tuesday approved the bill that makes instant triple talaq a criminal offence, after the legislation was passed by the Rajya Sabha following non-aligned BJD extending support and NDA constituents JD-U and AIADMK, walking out. Continue Reading