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Sonia, Rahul return to India amid Opposition’s standoff with government over farm bills

Home / India News / Sonia, Rahul return to India amid Opposition’s standoff with government over farm bills Congress president Sonia Gandhi accompanied by her son Rahul Gandhi returned to India on Tuesday morning after undergoing a routine health check-up in the United States, people familiar with the development said. The two had left for…

Unprecedented scenes in Parliament’s history: Overnight protests, work beyond midnight for two consecutive…

Home / India News / Unprecedented scenes in Parliament’s history: Overnight protests, work beyond midnight for two consecutive evenings The Lok Sabha, Parliament’s lower House, worked till 12.24 am Tuesday, clocking a new record of sitting beyond midnight for two consecutive evenings after it did so on Sunday as well. And while the Lok Sabha…

P Chidambaram supports liberalisation of agri sector; says Govt does not know how to create systems that work

P Chidambaram [File photo]  |  Photo Credit: ANI Key Highlights 'We need to liberalise the farm sector, just like how we liberalised the service sector, liberalisation is the way to the future.' 'Liberalisation means creating thousands of alternative markets for farmers.' 'Why is the government shy of calling for a division?' New Delhi: Amidst the ongoing political…

DNA Exclusive: Sino-India Commander level talks enter new phase as China refuses to retreat from Pangong Lake

New Delhi: The Sino-India talks to resolve the stand-off in Ladakh on Monday (September 21) continued for more than 13 hours at Moldo on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The meeting between corps commanders of India and China was attended by 14 Corps Chief Lt Gen Harinder Singh and his…

‘I Climbed on Table, Broke Mic’: On ‘Unruly Conduct’ in RS, AAP’s Sanjay Singh Explains it Was for Democrac…

As the 'unruly behaviour' of the Rajya Sabha lawmakers over two contentious farm bills snowballed into a major tussle between the Centre and Opposition, Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh accepted that he had climbed on the table of the House on Sunday and even broke the mic. But Singh explained that it was to…

Delhi’s Respite from Pollution Short-lived as NASA Imagery Shows Early Stubble Burning in Punjab

Farmers have started burning crop residue in parts of Punjab and Haryana, satellite images from space agency NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) shows.The images suggest the early start of practice where farmers burn the crop residue once harvest is reaped, a report in Hindustan Times said. Burning stubble, the leftover crop residue, has been…

Opposition Unites Over Suspended MPs, Boycotts Rajya Sabha Till ‘3 Demands’ are Met

Opposition leaders walked out of the Rajya Sabha over the suspension of MPs. Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi said the government is ready to revoke the suspension if the lawmakers express regret for their conduct. The Centre is also ready to have discussions on the farm Bills and a division of votes if the…

Rajya Sabha Dy Chairman serves tea to suspended MPs, earns PM Modi’s praise

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 22, 2020 11:18:17 am The sit-in protest by eight suspended MPs at Parliament premises on Monday continued past midnight and received the support of a large number of opposition leaders. (ANI)A day after the no-confidence motion against him was rejected, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh…

Bhiwandi building collapse: Death toll rises to 20; rescue operations underway

NDRF teams have been carrying out rescue operations since Monday  |  Photo Credit: ANI Key Highlights At least seven of the 20 victims are children A four-year-old child was saved by the NDRF New Delhi: Death toll rose to 20 in the Bhiwandi building collapse incident, which took place in Thane district of Maharashtra yesterday, the…

China doubled its air bases, air defences and heliports near LAC in three years: Report

Home / India News / China doubled its air bases, air defences and heliports near LAC in three years: Report China began building at least 13 new military positions, including airbases and air defence units, near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India after the 2017 standoff at Doklam, with work on four heliports…

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Opposition to boycott Rajya Sabha till ‘three demands’ met; suspended MPs end sit-in protest

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 22, 2020 2:29:31 pm Opposition lawmakers walk out of Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, Several Opposition parties led by the Congress staged a walkout from Rajya Sabha demanding Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to reinstate the eight members who were suspended for “unruly behavior” during House proceedings.…