Krishn Kaushik

Articles By Krishn Kaushik

Only 3 votes against, Lok Sabha clears quota Bill; Rajya Sabha test today

The Bill, which was introduced by Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot, was passed on the last day of the winter session of the Lower House with 323 votes in favour and just three against.

Opposition questions haste, stops short of stalling quota Bill

BJP ally and Union minister Anupriya Patel of the Apna Dal lent her voice to the Opposition demand for proportional reservation for OBCs, as well as B Mahtab’s doubts regarding administration of economic criteria.

After SC verdict, how amendments seek to change the law on Aadhaar

The changes follow the Supreme Court’s verdict of September 26, which upheld Aadhaar but limited its use for only certain subsidies and schemes funded by the Consolidated Fund of India, and disallowed private companies from asking for Aadhaar for authentication.

Bofors sank Congress, Rafale will bring back Modi: Nirmala Sitharaman

Hitting back at Congress president Rahul Gandhi who had specifically targeted the Prime Minister and her over the Rafale deal, she said the agreement signed by her government was in every manner better than the “non-deal” of the UPA government which ended in a deadlock in 2014.

Rahul Gandhi targets PM again over Rafale, tells Sitharaman he isn’t against her

Nirmala Sitharaman said that Rahul had cited a “private conversation” with French President Emmanuel Macron and told the House last year that Macron had told him there was no secrecy clause regarding disclosure of the cost of each Rafale aircraft.

Congress changes stand, agrees to debate Rafale deal in Lok Sabha

Until now, the Congress had continued to disrupt proceedings in Lok Sabha, demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the deal. But on Monday, it changed its stand and agreed to a discussion.

Enough mechanisms to check TV content, Rathore assures Lok Sabha

On apprehensions over the qualifications of people employed by the channels, Rathore said that channels “have to develop faith” of the viewers in their content.

Will bring Bill to strengthen autonomous councils in Northeast: Kiren Rijiju

Without sharing too many details about the Cabinet note, Rijiju said elections to these councils will be conducted by state election authorities, giving them a constitutional stature.

Triple talaq bill against Constitution, argues Opposition

Calling the Bill arbitrary, A P Jithender Reddy of TRS said, “It seems that under the pretext of protecting women’s rights, the government is breaching the trust established with the minority community.”

Triple Talaq Bill passed in Lok Sabha: Govt wins first round, tight fight up next

Countering the Opposition, the government said the Triple Talaq Bill was to empower women, and was not against any faith.

Karnataka MPs unite against Tamil Nadu counterparts in Lok Sabha over Mekedatu

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House after the legislators were joined by TDP MPs seeking special assistance for Andhra Pradesh’s new capital and Congress lawmakers raising slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal.

No data on attacks on journalists: I&B Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore

Rajyavardhan Rathore said that Press Council of India “has raised its concern about the authenticity and credibility of the reports and the basis on which the ranking is done and also the methodology used to rank the nations”.

PAC wants fimmakers to self-certify movies while applying to CBFC

The PAC has recommended that if CBFC does not agree with the certification that has been asked for by the filmmaker, it can be referred to a “Film Certification Jury”.

Amend laws, seed Aadhaar with mobile, bank accounts: Cabinet

According to senior government officers, Aadhaar will not be the only form of authentication, however, and people will be free to use any other valid identity document for these two services.

Rafale deal verdict: No JPC, can discuss in House, says Govt; BJP tells Rahul to apologise

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and BJP president Amit Shah tore into the Congress for creating a controversy over the aircraft deal and sought an apology from Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

CAG’s Rafale report with PAC, says court, PAC chief denies it

PAC Chief Mallikarjun Kharge said “CAG does not have their comments and there is no report” and he is not aware of any report, “neither does the CAG know about it”. He said he asked “the Deputy CAG today” since there was a PAC meeting in the afternoon.

Venkaiah Naidu: Politicians must remember they’re rivals, not enemies

As parliamentarians, he said, “every word you utter, every decision you make, every vote you cast, resonates deeply within the hearts of your people who have great expectations from you”.

At Congress headquarters, jubilant cadre, cautious leaders

The memory of premature celebrations from the Gujarat Assembly election results still fresh, senior party members did not want the fireworks to “start too soon”.

The milky way: Can Unilever-Horlicks deal make health drink sector taller, stronger

As India’s largest consumer goods company picks up Horlicks, the biggest brand in the health food drinks sector, as part of a Rs 31,700 crore deal with GlaxoSmithKline, The Indian Express on whether Hindustan Unilever’s acquisition can help revive a flagging sector and make it “taller, stronger, sharper”

Hockey World Cup: No radio commentary as AIR fails to strike a deal

Since private radio entities are not allowed to broadcast news or live sports, fans who may have wished to follow the hockey World Cup matches live on radio are left in the lurch.