Second part of Parliament's Budget Session to commence from Monday
Sunday, 7 March 2021 The Budget Session of Parliament, which commenced with the address of President Ram Nath Kovind on January 29, concluded on February 29. The Union budget was tabled in the Parliament by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1.
National capital's Deputy CM Manish Sisodia reached Delhi Assembly on March 08. Sisodia, who also holds finance portfolio, will present national capital's first e-Budget in the Assembly. The Deputy Chief Minister also offered prayers at Hanuman Temple, ISBT. Sisodia will present the economic survey...
Parliament has been suspended for a short period following a prorogation ceremony. Black Rod Sarah Clarke, the senior House of Lords officer tasked with leading the prorogation ceremony, arrived in the Commons at 2.20pm to request MPs attend the Lords.
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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut demanded for special session of Parliament to keep an open discussion with government of all states due to prevailing COVID-19 situation. "I have demanded a special session of Parliament because I have been speaking to political leaders of the country. They say situation of COVID-19 is grim in their states too. So, if government calls a special session, there will be open discussion on the COVID-19 situation of all states," said Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has demanded that a special Parliament session be convened to discuss the ongoing Covid crisis in the country. He said that he has been speaking to several political leaders over the last few days and every state has been saying that the situation is very serious. Raut said that if a special session of the Parliament is called, states’ issues can be addressed. This comes as the BJP and Shiv Sena have been locked in a war of words over the Covid situation in the country. At present, Maharashtra is also struggling with a shortage of medical oxygen and Remdesivir.
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Former Attorney General & Constitutional law expert Soli Sorabjee died on Friday. The 91-year-old veteran lawyer passed away after getting infected with Covid-19. Sorabjee had served as the Attorney General for India from 1989-90 & then from 1998-2004. The Former Attorney General was admitted to a private hospital in South Delhi. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and condoled Sorabjee's demise. VP Venkaiah Naidu, union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, RS Prasad and Smriti Irani also paid their tribute to the former Attorney General. NCP chief Sharad Pawar and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee also tweeted and expressed their condolences. Born in 1930, Soli Sorabjee had been honoured with Padma Vibhushan in 2002.
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Justice NV Ramana took oath as the new Chief Justice of India (CJI) on April 24. He was administered the oath by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu along with other dignitaries were present at the ceremony. Justice NV Ramana succeeded Justice SA Bobde and became the 48th person to hold the post of Chief Justice of India.
President Kovind, PM Modi paid homage to BR Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary. PM Modi paid his tribute to Ambedkar while addressing the Association of Indian Universities. He also took to twitter saying Ambedkar gave a strong foundation to independent India. VP Venkaiah Naidu paid floral tribute to Ambedkar at his residence in Delhi. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also paid tribute to the Father of Indian Constitution. BSP supremo Mayawati remembered Ambedkar's legacy on his birth anniversary. DMK chief MK Stalin paid a floral tribute to BR Ambedkar at Koyambedu in Chennai. Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born on 14 April, 1891 in Mhow of Madhya Pradesh. Termed as the father of Indian constitution, he always worked for the welfare of deprived people. Ambedkar was conferred with Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, in 1990.
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A gunfight broke out between security forces & Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Bastar on April 3.As many as 23 bodies were found from the site of the gunfight, as per officials. 32 soldiers were injured and 1 was reported missing, confirmed Bijapur police. The gunfight also resulted in the death of a suspected Maoist, officials said Five security personnel lost their lives on April 3, body of two were recovered. Operation to find the missing soldiers was underway, a senior police official said. President Kovind and PM Modi condoled the death of soldiers who lost their lives. Amit Shah on Sunday spoke to Chhattisgarh CM and took stock of the situation. Watch the full video for more.
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Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan met US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry on Wednesday. The dignitaries held talks on several issues including energy and technology. The meeting took place in New Delhi. John Kerry is on a four-day visit to India, from April 5 to April 8. Kerry earlier met union ministers S Jaishankar, Nirmala Sitharaman and Prakash Javadekar. Kerry is here to prepare for US President Joe Biden’s Climate Change Summit on April 22.
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United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry on April 07 met Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan in the national capital. Both the dignitaries had a fruitful talk on several issues. Kerry is on a four-day visit to prepare for United States President Joe Biden's Climate Change Summit on April 22. The United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate recently said that US is committed to halt global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius and hopes to help India cut emissions as well. On April 06, John Kerry met Finance Minister Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on April 04 alleged that Congress is B-team of Left Democratic Front (LDF). "In Modi Govt, law enforcement agencies do their business as per law. During UPA, mountainous amount of corruption happened but no agency was allowed to investigate. Congress is B-team of LDF," said Finance Minister Sitharaman.
Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Dr Narendra Jadhav visited the Parliament wearing a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter mask. The efficiency of this mask is 99.7%. HEPA filter mask restrict..