Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on January 23 paid floral tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on the occasion of his 125th birth anniversary. Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Rajeev Shukla among other parliamentarians also remembered Bose. Netaji's bravery is well-known and he was a scholar, soldier and statesman par excellence. Born to advocate Janakinath Bose in Odisha's Cuttack on January 23, 1897, Netaji went on to play a crucial role in India's freedom movement. He is also known for establishing the Azad Hind Fauj.
The shopkeepers of Chandigarh are expecting rebate in taxes from the upcoming budget. The COVID-19 pandemic last year has halted the world as successive countrywide lockdowns to curb the virus impacted the shopkeepers. On January 19, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said the first part of the budget session will start on January 29 and continue till February 15, and the second part of the session will be from March 8 to April 8. Birla said that Rajya Sabha will function from 9 am to 2 pm and Lok Sabha from 4 pm to 9 pm with Zero Hour and Question Hour. Members of Parliament have been requested to undergo an RT-PCR test against COVID-19 ahead of the budget session, he said. The union budget will be presented on February 1.
Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla on January 19 informed that the Budget Session will commence from Jan 29 amid COVID-19 scare. He said, "Rajya Sabha will sit from 9am to 2pm and Lok Sabha will sit be from 4 pm to 9 pm". "Food subsidy at Parliament canteen has been completely removed: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla," he added. Zero Hour and Question Hour will be held. MPs have been requested to undergo RT-PCR test, he informed.
A new Congress president will be elected in June 2021, said party leader KC Venugopal after the CWC meeting. ‘The CWC discussed the schedule of Congress president's elections in May-end, proposed by its election authority. All CWC members unanimously requested Congress president that the internal elections should not interfere with the assembly elections,’ KC Venugopal said. Sonia Gandhi took over as the interim Congress president in August 2019 after Rahul Gandhi resigned in the wake of the party's Lok Sabha debacle in May 2019. This comes after demands from a section of the Congress leaders for having a full-time and active party president and an organisational overhaul. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Pressure is growing on the UK government to reopen schools, as MPs called for a ‘route map’ amid concerns for children’s education.
“There’s nothing I want to do more than reopen schools, I've fought to keep schools open for as long as I possibly could,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.
However, Mr Johnson could not guarantee that schools would reopen before Easter.
This comes as Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is expected to confirm this week that there will be no return to the classroom after the February half-term break.
Schools in England have been shut since the national lockdown began on 5 January, with only vulnerable children and those whose parents are key workers permitted to attend school at the moment. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn