Fearing Karnataka redux, Aghadi pitches for pro tem Speaker
Monday, 25 November 2019 AM Singhvi told a SC bench that the special session of the House should be exclusively devoted to the single-point agenda of floor test, after the appointment of a pro-term speaker. Mukul Rohatgi countered this by saying said the SC had no jurisdiction to determine the conduct of business in the assembly
The Delhi government set up decomposer centres to prevent stubble burning. CM Arvind Kejriwal visited Kharkhari Nahar village in South West Delhi where he observed the working of the centralized decomposer system. The chief minister was accompanied by other leaders from his party. Delhi govt aims to use the decomposers in farms to prevent stubble burning. The aim is to fight stubble burning amid coronavirus and reduce pollution. The centralized system is cost-effective, uses capsules and is simple in execution. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court called chief secretaries of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana up over stubble burning. The apex court will be hearing a petition filed by two young environment activists. The petitions and two applications on stubble burning will be heard on October 16. Watch the full video for more.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Supreme Courts' decision to demolish 48,000 shanties assured pucca houses for dwellers along-side railway tracks in the national capital. Arvind Kejriwal said, "I will ensure 'pucca houses' for dwellers of about 48,000 shanties along-side railway tracks in Delhi that, as per a Supreme Court order, have to be demolished. The houses will be provided within 5-km radius of the place where shanties exist."
Rainfall lashed several parts of Tamil Nadu’s Chennai. Many areas in the city witnessed severe waterlogging. India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that the southwest monsoon finally withdrew from the entire country. With this the northeast monsoon, a phenomenon that brings rainfall over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, parts of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala during October to December, commenced. "Under its influence, scattered rainfall with moderate thunderstorm and lightning (is) very likely over Kerala, Mahe, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during the next five days with isolated heavy rainfall over south Tamil Nadu during the next two days and over south Kerala during the next 24 hours," the IMD said. Dry weather is expected over the rest of the country during the next four to five days. Watch the full video for more.
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During press conference held on October 27, Secretary of Health Ministry, Rajesh Bhushan said, "78 per cent of active cases are present in 10 states and UTs. 58% of new deaths reported in five States and Union Territories (Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka), in the last 24 hours. During the festival season, cases have increased in Kerala, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi."
Former chief minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah visited flood-affected villages in Kalaburagi on October 26. He visited Katti Sangavi area in Jewargi Taluk. Siddaramaiah also interacted with farmers and villagers during his visit.
Opposition has hit out at the Nitish Kumar led Bihar government over the Munger firing incident where one person was killed and several others, including policemen were injured. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi slammed Chief Minister Nitish and questioned if he had become ‘General Dyer’. Singhvi said that the firing during Durga idol immersion was condemnable and added that the state government had crossed all limits of barbarity. Singhvi added that the end of the Nitish Kumar government is near and people will throw them out from the state. He also questioned why the BJP, which always speaks about temples & priests, is silent on the firing on innocent devotees. A purported video of the incident shows security personnel baton-charging a group of people in the immersion procession. Meanwhile, the police have said that the one person who was killed was hit by a bullet fired by somebody from among the crowd. The incident comes as polling for the first phase in the state is now underway. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Sir Keir Starmer has said the worst thing Boris Johnson can do would be to“not act quickly and decisively enough”. He added: “Finally I want to say thisto the Prime Minister. I know that there will be some on his side who willoppose further restrictions, there will be those who look at the data and tellhim to disregard it or say the cost of acting now is too high. “I want to beclear – the worst thing the Prime Minister can do is not act quickly anddecisively enough, or to keep coming back to this House every couple of weekswith a new plan that doesn’t work and isn’t up to the scale of the task. “Weneed to break that cycle, finally get on top of the virus, rebuild publicconfidence. I hope the measures announced today will do so, but the House andthe country will be deeply sceptical whether they can.”
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The monsoon session of the Parliament, held under the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic, is ending earlier than planned amid a surge in infections. But rather than the unprecedented precautions and measures taken inside the two Houses, this session might be remembered for the fierce face-off between the treasury and Opposition benches, especially over the manner of passing of two controversial agricultural reform bills. The political clash caused by the fracas in the Rajya Sabha, the suspension of some Opposition MPs, the rejected motion against the Deputy Chairman, and the boycott of proceedings is now reaching the President of India's doorstep. Opposition parties are approaching the President, accusing the government of trampling on Parliamentary tradition while pushing through a number of legislations. Watch Hindustan Times senior editor Aditi Prasad decode the significance of this short, yet stormy Parliament session with deputy political editor Saubhadra Chatterji.
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Rajya Sabha MP V. Muraleedharan said that the House cannot function in the presence of non-members. "The suspended members have no right to be in the House. The House cannot function with the presence of non-members," said Muraleedharan. Meanwhile, Deputy Chairman Harivansh urged suspended MPs to not take part in the House proceedings. "I urge the members named by the Rajya Sabha Chairman to not take part in the House proceedings," said Harivansh.
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