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Parliament's winter session will surely be held: Speaker

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Amid a war of words between the government and the opposition over Parliament’s winter session, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Tuesday that it will “surely be held” but did not indicate the dates. “It will be held, surely held,” Mahajan told the media on the sidelines of a function here. There is speculation ... Read More »

Fukrey 2 preponed to Dec 8 amid Padmavati row

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) “Fukrey 2” was on Tuesday preponed to its original date of December 8 after “Padmavati” was removed from its December 1 release date. “It was always meant to be December 8. Even our teaser said 8th. But we moved up as Padmavati was shifted to December 1 and we needed a 2-week gap. Now that there ... Read More »

Haryana orders probe on Fortis after girl's death (Third Lead)

Chandigarh/New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Taking note of the death of a seven-year-old girl at Gurugram’s Fortis Hospital and the subsequent bill of Rs 18 lakh slapped on the family, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday said a senior officer will investigate the case. “No hospital will be allowed to play with the health and sentiments of the people ... Read More »

Congress, BJP spar over Parliament session (Roundup)

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Congress and the BJP attacked each other over the winter session of Parliament with Prime Minister Narendra Modi being described as Lord Brahma, who kept to himself everything, even as the opposition party accused the government of trying to avoid being exposed over embarrassing issues ahead of the Gujarat elections. However, the government rejected ... Read More »

88 women have applied for Haj without 'mehram': Minister

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) In less than a week after procedure for Haj 2018 started, 88 women have applied to go on the pilgrimage without a “mehram” or male guardian, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday. As per the new Haj policy, women above 45 years of age can go on the pilgrimage without a ... Read More »

Paddy straw-based power plant technology introduced

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Punjab -based Sampurn Agri Ventures (SAVPL) has introduced a biogas-based power plant operating on paddy straw, thus making available an alternative to straw-burning that is said to be a major contributor to high smog levels in Delhi. The new technology not just generates nearly 4,000 cubic metres of biogas from 10 tonnes of agricultural residue, ... Read More »

EC told to hold R.K.Nagar by-election by Dec 31

Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the Election Commission to hold the by-election to the Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency here by December 31. The court declined to modify its earlier direction to the poll body. The seat fell vacant following the death of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on December 5, 2016. Though the by-election was ... Read More »

Seems Congress leaders have no engagements in Gujarat: Naqvi

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Taking a dig at the Congress, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said that going by the Congress persistent demand for holding the winter session of parliament, it seemed to him that its leaders have “no engagements” in the Gujarat assembly elections. He said that the government is not running away from calling the ... Read More »

President calls Manipur sports capital of India

Imphal, Nov 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday inaugurated a 10-day Sangai tourism festival in Imphal and said “nobody can forget the magnificent Mary Kom who has done India proud on several occasions”. Terming Manipur as the sports capital of India, the President said there are many indigenous games in the state which are unique. He said out ... Read More »

Accommodation of dates a tradition: BJP on Winter Session

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday ridiculed the Congress’ charge as “chorus of baseless allegations” that the government is deliberately delaying the Winter Session of Parliament, saying accommodation of dates between an election campaign and the session is an established tradition in Indian polity. The ruling party also hit out at Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and ... Read More »

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