Union Home Minister Amit Shah ruled out any talks with the separatist Hurriyat Conference and declared that India will continue to claim the territories of Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Aksai Chin.
Faced with resignation letters from 16 MLAs, the Karnataka Speaker has said he needs to go through the rulebook before taking a decision. What do these rules prescribe for the Speaker in such situations?
At present, there is an election in one state or the other at almost any given time, and those who favour simultaneous polls argue that the Model Code of Conduct gets in the way of the government announcing projects or policy plans.
Congratulating Om Birla on his election to the office of Speaker, Chowdhury pointed out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said outside the House that henceforth there will be no “ruling (paksh) or opposition (vipaksh) — only an impartial system”.
The Union government released the composition of eight Cabinet Committees, including two new ones — one on Investment, the other on Employment and Skill Development. What are these Cabinet Committees for?