Richa Sharma

Centre ducks question on Ministry of Cooperation

Response to query yet to be uploaded by Rajya Sabha secretariat.

31 Jul 2021

Snoopgate strengthens Opposition unity index

Parties hold House strategy sessions; Didi calls on Sonia, Kejriwal

29 Jul 2021

Opposition bonhomie on display in Parliament over Pegasus row

Opposition leaders said it will be a “united Opposition” Vs Modi government and they will continue with their demands for discussion on the issue and a probe by an SC-monitored panel.

28 Jul 2021

Punjab done, Congress now moves to settle Rajasthan issues

Sources said that the changes in the state unit are expected “as early as next week” with people from Pilot’s group likely to be inducted in the state cabinet, organization, and state boards.

24 Jul 2021

Ganga heavily polluted with microplastics, highest concentration in Varanasi, claims study  

The study released by NGO Toxics Link on Thursday reveal the presence of microplastics in all samples collected from the river at Haridwar, Kanpur, and Varanasi.

22 Jul 2021

Parliament’s Pegasus paralysis: Opposition steps up attack on Modi government; BJP launches counter offensive

Congress Chief Whip in Lok Sabha K Suresh said the Opposition will collectively continue to protest inside both Houses from Thursday. Parliament is closed on Wednesday to mark Bakrid.

21 Jul 2021

Election for Congress president’s post may be pushed to next year

It has been nearly two years since Sonia Gandhi took over as interim president of the Congress, but there seems to be no clarity on the next party chief.

12 Jul 2021

Pay fine for violating environmental laws and get green nod despite violations

Environmentalists reckoned that with these directions, the ministry has normalised environmental violations and institutionalised the regularisation of violations.

10 Jul 2021

Excess irrigation over northern India risking agriculture in other regions

The study, which establishes that monsoon precipitation is sensitive to the choice of irrigation practices in South Asia, can help plan agricultural practices in this region.

05 Jul 2021

Government report shows 3% drop in women’s role in leading scientific research

The data shows that 83 per cent of Co-PIs were male and 17 per cent were female.

03 Jul 2021

Role of women in leading scientific research has dropped: Report

The data shows that 83 per cent of Co-PIs were male and 17 per cent were female.

02 Jul 2021

Congress in disarray in half dozen election-bound states, leadership in a daze

As the Congress leadership is firefighting in Punjab, trouble is brewing for the party in the majority of the states going to polls in 2022.

27 Jun 2021

Opposition agrees Congress has to be in national front

The Congress was not represented as some of its invited leaders excused themselves on personal grounds. 

23 Jun 2021

Is deforestation penalty irrational?

The penalty has been levied on the ministry for diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes without official approval.

21 Jun 2021

Now, India is 14th most charitable country, says World Giving Index 2021

Most of the western countries which are usually in the Top 10 have fallen far down the rankings.

14 Jun 2021

Jitin Prasad's BJP entry shows Congress failed to address concerns of disgruntled leaders

Rahul Gandhi’s other two close associates -- Sachin Pilot and Milind Deora  -- are also unhappy with the affairs in the party.

09 Jun 2021

Indigenous high purity oxygen concentrator supplied to Indian hospitals

Walnut Medical oxygen concentrator is tested for patient safety, electrical safety, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) as per the International Safety Standards.

09 Jun 2021

Clean Ganga crematoriums could have offered dignity to the dead

Last month, bodies of suspected Covid-19 patients were found floating in the Ganga. The decomposed bodies were first found in Bihar’s Buxar but later more were discovered in UP districts also.

07 Jun 2021

1,800 hectare wildlife habitat diverted for infra projects in 2020: Report

The wildlife habitat includes protected areas in wildlife sanctuary, tiger reserves and national parks, said an analysis.

05 Jun 2021

B.1.617.2 variant behind majority of breakthrough Covid infections in India: Study

Variants of concern B.1.617.2, and B.1.1.7 were responsible for cases surge in April-May in Delhi, were the predominant lineages among breakthrough infections.

03 Jun 2021

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