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JBL Boombox 2, JBL Go 3, JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth speakers launched in India
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JBL Boombox 2, JBL Go 3, JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth speakers launched in India

While the JBL Boombox 2 has been priced at Rs 33,999, the JBL Go 3 is available at Rs 3,999 and JBL Clip 4 costs Rs 4,499.

Disqualification notice to Sachin Pilot, 18 MLAs: What previous judgments, laws say on Speaker's powers
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Disqualification notice to Sachin Pilot, 18 MLAs: What previous judgments, laws say on Speaker's powers

The Constitution gives exclusive jurisdiction to the Speaker to rule on disqualifications for defection, and often courts have been very cautious in intervening in such matters

Speaker cracks whip in Lok Sabha, says MPs who cross over to other side will face suspension; bans placards
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Speaker cracks whip in Lok Sabha, says MPs who cross over to other side will face suspension; bans placards

Sending out a stern message, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday said members from Opposition and Treasury sides who cross over to the other side during the time of uproar in the House will be suspended for the Session

West Bengal guv Jagdeep Dhankhar lashes out at TMC govt for being made to use alternative gate, calls it 'insult to Constitution'
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West Bengal guv Jagdeep Dhankhar lashes out at TMC govt for being made to use alternative gate, calls it 'insult to Constitution'

A drama unfolded at the West Bengal Legislative Assembly in Kolkata on Thursday as Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was made to wait outside the state Assembly as the gate designated for his entry was locked and the Speaker and staff were nowhere to be found

Parliament updates: LS debates bill on inter-state water disputes, DMK says Centre toothless without nationalisation of rivers
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Parliament updates: LS debates bill on inter-state water disputes, DMK says Centre toothless without nationalisation of rivers

Parliament LIVE updates: The Rajya Sabha, a day after it passed the contentious triple talaq bill, will take up the much-debated Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019, on Wednesday.

Parliament updates: Lok Sabha passes National Medical Commission Bill to replace Medical Council of India, cap MBBS fees
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Parliament updates: Lok Sabha passes National Medical Commission Bill to replace Medical Council of India, cap MBBS fees

Parliament LIVE updates: The Lok Sabha passed a Bill to replace the 63-year-old Medical Council of India (MCI) with the National Medical Commission, aiming to reform the medical education sector.

Twist in Karnataka crisis: Speaker disqualifies Independent R Shankar, two rebel Congress MLAs under anti-defection law
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Twist in Karnataka crisis: Speaker disqualifies Independent R Shankar, two rebel Congress MLAs under anti-defection law

Addressing a press conference in Bengaluru, the Speaker said he was convinced that the resignations by the three members were not voluntary and genuine and he had therefore rejected them and proceeded to disqualify them under the anti-defection law.

Karnataka political crisis: Only option left for BJP, Congress-JD(S) rebel MLAs is no-trust motion against Speaker Ramesh
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Karnataka political crisis: Only option left for BJP, Congress-JD(S) rebel MLAs is no-trust motion against Speaker Ramesh

The political drama in Karnataka will resume today after the weekend break. The widespread expectation is that KR Ramesh, Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly, will have written a brand new script to avoid voting in the confidence motion moved by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut calls Karnataka’s political turmoil ‘real drama’, says collapse of non-BJP govt ‘bound to happen’
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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut calls Karnataka’s political turmoil ‘real drama’, says collapse of non-BJP govt ‘bound to happen’

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Saturday called the political turmoil in neighbouring Karnataka as 'real drama'. He says ‘collapse’ of non-BJP government was ‘bound to happen’. The JD(S)-Congress government in Karnataka plunged into a crisis on Saturday, with 13 MLAs of the alliance submitting their resignation to the Speaker.

BJP springs surprise nominating Om Birla for post of Lok Sabha Speaker; Rajasthan MP is experienced legislator
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BJP springs surprise nominating Om Birla for post of Lok Sabha Speaker; Rajasthan MP is experienced legislator

By naming Om Birla, the BJP MP from Kota-Bundi, as the NDA's candidate for the post of the Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, once again, exhibited their tendency to spring surprises when it comes to major decisions

Parliament LIVE updates: Lok Sabha passes Constitutional Amendment Bill with 323 ayes, 3 noes; quota bill to now be presented in Rajya Sabha
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Parliament LIVE updates: Lok Sabha passes Constitutional Amendment Bill with 323 ayes, 3 noes; quota bill to now be presented in Rajya Sabha

Parliament LATEST updates: The Lok Sabha passed the Constitutional Amendment Bill. The Bill was passed with 319 ayes and 4 noes registered during the voting in the Parliament.

Family of Somnath Chatterjee rejects CPM's request to drape body in red flag; party had expelled former Speaker in 2008
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Family of Somnath Chatterjee rejects CPM's request to drape body in red flag; party had expelled former Speaker in 2008

The CPM expelled Somnath Chatterjee from the party in July 2008 for refusing to resign as the Lok Sabha Speaker after the party withdrew support to the UPA-1 government.

Somnath Chatterjee passes away at 89: Veteran CPM leader receives 21 gun salute; body to be donated for medical research
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Somnath Chatterjee passes away at 89: Veteran CPM leader receives 21 gun salute; body to be donated for medical research

Former Lok Sabha Speaker and CPM veteran Somnath Chatterjee breathed his last on Monday morning at a Kolkata hospital after battling kidney ailment, media reports said.

No-confidence motion in Parliament: Rahul Gandhi's 'bhukamps' and Richter Scale-breaking hug with Narendra Modi
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No-confidence motion in Parliament: Rahul Gandhi's 'bhukamps' and Richter Scale-breaking hug with Narendra Modi

Rahul Gandhi on Friday attacked the Narendra Modi government and the prime minister himself while speaking in The Parliament in favour of the No Confidence Motion moved by the opposition parties including the Congress and the TDP against the NDA government.

Maharashtra Assembly proceedings adjourned in Nagpur due to power blackout following heavy rains
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Maharashtra Assembly proceedings adjourned in Nagpur due to power blackout following heavy rains

Nagpur city received heavy rainfall on Thursday night and when the Assembly met at 10 am on Friday, there was darkness

Xiaomi launches the Mi Pocket Speaker 2 in the Indian market at Rs 1,499
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Xiaomi launches the Mi Pocket Speaker 2 in the Indian market at Rs 1,499

Mi Pocket Speaker 2 is powered by 1,200 mAh battery and promises seven hours of continuous playback.

Parliament Logjam Part 6: Waning legislative influence, lack of clear mission flags need to redefine Rajya Sabha's functioning
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Parliament Logjam Part 6: Waning legislative influence, lack of clear mission flags need to redefine Rajya Sabha's functioning

Rajya Sabha has, over time, whittled away its legislative influence in Parliament, as well as its ability to represent states' interests at a federal level.

Parliament Logjam Part 5: 'Bye-Partisanship'; What Indian legislature needs to break deadlocks, improve discourse
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Parliament Logjam Part 5: 'Bye-Partisanship'; What Indian legislature needs to break deadlocks, improve discourse

If the Indian Parliament is to produce long-term successful policies, we have to turn towards bipartisanship to show us the way.

Parliament Logjam Part 4: Strengthening committee system can improve quality of drafted laws, fast-track implementation
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Parliament Logjam Part 4: Strengthening committee system can improve quality of drafted laws, fast-track implementation

India needs greater & effective utilisation of Parliamentary Committees to strengthen Parliament as a deliberative body which can ensure effective oversight.