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The NIA (Amendment) Bill 2019 - a brief explainer

As the Bill is passed by both Houses, opposition warns of institutional discrimination; police state

July 19,2019

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Parliament watch: Sanitation a state subject, state governments must ensure regular wages to sanitation workers, says minister

Employer liable to imprisonment, fine for not providing protective gear; must ensure workers’ life insured

July 16,2019

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Parliament watch: Centre seeks to change composition of NHRC and SHRCs through statutory amendment

SC judge in addition to CJI could be eligible for NHRC chairperson’s post

July 10,2019

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#ParliamentWatch: Gender Sensitization training for all stakeholders, including the judiciary

Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani asks National Gender Centre to help with the training

June 28,2019

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BJP MP Om Birla elected as Speaker of 17thLok Sabha

Congress, TMC support extend support to Birla

June 19,2019

Analysis

An outgoing government has no mandate to budget for the whole year

An outgoing government’s mandate expires on the day when the House of the People completes five years from the first day of its first sitting. Article 83 makes it clear that the expiration of the five-year period will operate as a dissolution of the House. Once the House is dissolved, there shall be no responsible government in office. Therefore such a government cannot present the estimate of receipts and expenditure for ‘that year’.

February 25,2019

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373 elephants died unnaturally in last three years

A total of 373 elephants died unnaturally in last three years all over India. Of them, 62 died due to train accidents, 226 died due to electrocution, 59 died due to poaching and 26 died due to poisoning, informs MoS (Environment) in Lok Sabha.

February 8,2019

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