Krishn Kaushik

Articles By Krishn Kaushik

Rajya Sabha returns Finance Bill amid Opposition boycott, Budget passed

With the Rajya Sabha returning both Bills, the Narendra Modi government’s first Budget in its second term was passed by Parliament.

Credit agencies bent over backwards for IL&FS: Forensic report

These revelations are at the heart of a scathing indictment of top agencies in a draft forensic report on alleged wrongdoing as IL&FS slipped into default.

IL&FS ‘gifts’ for key rating officials: Deal on villa, Fitbit watch and football tickets

“This email suggests potential favours which are arranged for the key officials of credit rating agency (CRA) by one of the former IL&FS management personnel,” the report said. 

Government says can’t compare NSSO jobs data to PLFS, probing data leak

It also stated that the leak of the PLFS data before the election was a serious issue and it will be probed.

View from the right: Minority burden

Another article blames a section of the minority community for the problem and states that “uncontrolled and unbalanced population growth, especially by a section of minority community actively supported by the unprecedented rise of fundamentalist Islamic ideology, is fueling the problem of exponential population growth”.

In India, 66 per cent households own TV sets

At the function to launch the distribution of free set-top boxes in Jammu and Kashmir last month, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said that every household in India would soon have a television.

$5 tn economy mid-course target for 10-year vision: Nirmala Sitharaman

The Budget discussion lasted for over 12 hours in the Upper House, with 63 members speaking on the subject.

Under fire for Budget, Govt says it sets the roadmap for 10 years

Government countered the Opposition claims by saying that the “pro-poor and pro-farmer” Budget lays the roadmap for the next 10 years and it was because of effective implementation of schemes that the Narendra Modi government had returned to power with a thumping majority.

Explained: How does having a PIB card help journalists in their work?

What does PIB accreditation do for journalists? Does it provide free access to all government departments? How does having a PIB card help journalists in their work?

Congress disrupts Parliament, accuses BJP of engineering Karnataka crisis

The Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka is in danger of falling after the resignations of 15 MLAs-12 from Congress and 3 from the JD(S) - and the withdrawal of support by an independent MLA.

Competition, modern lifestyle blamed as Rajya Sabha debates drug abuse

The discussion was prompted by a Call to Attention by BJP MP R K Sinha on the situation arising out of reports of increasing drug addiction among school children in the country.

Rajya Sabha nod to Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill

Now passed by both Houses, the Bill will replace an ordinance that was promulgated on February 21.

Cabinet announces minimum support price of 14 Kharif crops

This year, for paddy - the country’s main Kharif crop - the new MSP is Rs 65 per quintal more compared to last year.

Amit Shah invokes Atal Bihari Vajpayee, tells Kashmir Valley ‘no need for fear’

“There is no need for fear in anyone’s mind,” Amit Shah said in Rajya Sabha, adding that it is the “government’s responsibility to protect their life and property”.

Opposition in Rajya Sabha: Govt delayed J&K Assembly polls

Members discuss reservations to people living along International Border.

There must be endency of pendency of Bills: Venkaiah Naidu

Naidu, however, said that “we should not send this message to the people that the Bills are being delayed on one pretext or the other” and the House needs to “strike a balance between these two”.

Environment minister’s job to protect environment, not clear projects: Jairam Ramesh

Ramesh, who had the independent charge of the ministry between 2009 and 2011, said the “Environment Minister must stand up and say that climate change is more important than Ease of Doing Business”.

India, US should embrace age of ambition, says Mike Pompeo

Supporting India’s claim for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council, Pompeo said, “India, more and more, is standing on the world stage, and we welcome your assertiveness because it’s good for the world.”

Asked if NRC will be extended, Centre refrains from direct answer, presents Assam details

In response to a question, the Home Ministry said the provisions under which NRC was being conducted in Assam, without mentioning whether it will be applied anywhere else.

Tejasvi Surya: ‘Average Indian feels Modi’s victory is victory for new India’

The first-time MP said the country is more enlightened as a result of the “Opposition’s fake news, the Opposition’s untruth, and the Opposition’s propaganda, and it all fell flat”.