T.N. activists write to all newly-elected MPs urging them to enact a new, comprehensive child labour law

T.N. activists write to all newly-elected MPs urging them to enact a new, comprehensive child labour law

Photograph used for representational purposes only | Photo Credit: RAO GN Child rights activists in Tamil Nadu have written to all newly-elected MPs, demanding the repeal of the Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act 1986 and its amendments. Calling for the immediate eradication of child labour in all its forms across the country, … Read more

Rishi Sunak declines to back MP’s Down’s syndrome abortion law change

Rishi Sunak declines to back MP’s Down’s syndrome abortion law change

As the law stands in England, Wales and Scotland, doctors can authorise an abortion if “there is a substantial risk that if the child were born it would suffer from such physical or mental abnormalities as to be seriously handicapped”, meaning that if a foetus is found to have Down’s syndrome, the pregnancy can be … Read more

KEA chairman refutes MP’s claim on Centre’s funding

KEA chairman refutes MP’s claim on Centre’s funding

Karnataka Exhibition Authority (KEA) Chairman Ayub Khan on Wednesday refuted claims made by Mysuru MP Pratap Simha that the Centre has released grants for improving infrastructure at the Dasara exhibition grounds. “This is nothing but a lie since there is no information on the funding from the Swadeshi Darshan 2 scheme of the Centre for … Read more

Apple’s reply on device vulnerability not totally clear: government on iPhone alert to MPs

Apple’s reply on device vulnerability not totally clear: government on iPhone alert to MPs

The government is still waiting for a clear reply from iPhone maker Apple on the iPhone alert sent to opposition political leaders around five months back on alleged hacking of their devices by state-backed hackers. In an interview to PTI, Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said the government has asked Apple … Read more

Parliament Budget Session February 10 Live Updates | MPs gear up for last day of the 17th Lok Sabha

Parliament Budget Session February 10 Live Updates | MPs gear up for last day of the 17th Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): Proceedings of the Lok Sabha are underway during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo/Sansad TV) | Photo Credit: ANI The BJP has issued a whip to its MPs in the Lok Sabha as well as the Rajya Sabha, while the Congress has issued a … Read more

Parliament turned into dark, deep chamber: Derek O’Brien

Parliament turned into dark, deep chamber: Derek O’Brien

Trinamool Congress leader Derek O’Brien on Wednesday said Parliament has turned into a “deep, dark chamber,” as he accused the central government of maintaining silence on the security breach. In a post on X, O’Brien said that unlike now, after the 2001 Parliament attack, the then prime minister and home minister had given statements in … Read more

Sharad Pawar asks Jagdeep Dhankhar for probe into security lapse in Parliament and suspension of MPs

Sharad Pawar asks Jagdeep Dhankhar for probe into security lapse in Parliament and suspension of MPs

NCP chief Sharad Pawar. File | Photo Credit: PTI NCP chief Sharad Pawar on December 19 asked Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar to probe the recent security lapse in Parliament and also sought his intervention into the suspension of MPs. “I would request you to kindly address this matter in the interest of upholding the … Read more