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Centre calls all-party meet to discuss budget session

New Delhi [India] (ANI): The Central Government has convened an all-party meet likely at 3 pm on January 31 to discuss Budget Session. The Budget Session will get underway on the same day with the Presidential address at 11 am followed by the laying of the Economic Survey. The Union Budget will be presented on February 1, 2022.The all-party meeting has been called by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi to deliberate with the opposition on issues that they would like to discuss during the session while the government will also give them a close view of the agenda and Legislative business that they would likely follow in the next one year.Sources also told ANI that the all-party meeting would be followed by a meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Executive Committee and then the NDA floor leaders meeting.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been attending these…

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Team India arrives in Cape Town for 3rd Test against South Africa

Cape Town [South Africa]: Team India on Saturday arrived here in Cape Town for the third and final Test of the series against South Africa.The third and final Test against South Africa is slated to be played in Cape Town from January 11-15. “Touchdown Cape Town,” BCCI tweeted the video of Team India’s arrival.South Africa had defeated India in the second Test by seven wickets to level the Test series 1-1. After the match, Team India head coach Rahul Dravid said that he is hopeful of seeing Virat Kohli return for the third Test.“Virat Kohli should be fine from all accounts, he should be fine. He has had the opportunity to run around a little bit, he has had the opportunity to test it a little bit,” said Dravid during a virtual press conference.“Hopefully with a couple of net sessions in Cape Town, he…

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12 Rajya Sabha MPs suspended for rest of Winter Session over ‘indiscipline’ during Monsoon Session

New Delhi [India]: Rajya Sabha on the first day of its business for the Winter Session on Monday suspended 12 of its members for the rest of the current session on account of ‘unruly and violent behaviour’ during the Monsoon Session of Parliament.The suspended MPs include six from Congress, two each from TMC and Shiv Sena and one each from CPM and CPI. The action has been taken against them for the ‘indiscipline’ in the monsoon session of the house.The suspended MPs are Elamaram Kareem (CPM), Phulo Devi Netam, Chhaya Verma, R Bora, Rajamani Patel, Syed Nasir Hussain and Akhilesh Prasad Singh of the Congress, Binoy Viswam of CPI, Dola Sen and Shanta Chhetri of Trinamool Congress, Priyanka Chaturvedi and Anil Desai of Shiv Sena.The suspension notice issued of the first day of the Winter Session read, “That this House takes cognisance and strongly…

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Farm Law Protests Disrupt Start Of Parliament Session

New Delhi [India] : The 25-day Winter Session of parliament, during which 36 bills are expected to be passed including one to cancel the farm laws, will begin today. The opposition is likely to corner the government on issues including the Pegasus row and price rise. Minutes after parliament convened for the Winter Session, Lok Sabha was adjourned amid slogans over the contentious farm laws. In Rajya Sabha, however, the session was disrupted to pay tributes to senior Congress leader Oscar Fernandes.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government is ready to reply all questions as he underlined, “Whatever voices are raised against the government or government policies – the dignity of parliament and the Speaker’s Chair should be upheld.” In the 19 sittings of the Winter Session, the government is expected to introduce 36 legislative Bills and one Finance Bill. The Farm Laws Repeal Bill has…

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Parliament’s winter session: 26 bills on agenda

New Delhi [India]: The winter session of the Parliament is set to begin on Monday. The BJP-led government has a heavy agenda for the winter session with its legislative business including 26 new bills.The government has indicated that the bill to repeal three farm laws will also be taken up on priority. The bill was cleared by the Union Cabinet last week. Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur had told reporters after the meeting that it will be the government’s priority to get the three farm laws repealed in the winter session of Parliament.The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 seeks to repeal the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance, Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020. Farmers have been protesting against the three central farm laws on…

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Dravid oversees first practice session

Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India]: Team India’s newly-appointed head coach Rahul Dravid along with captain Rohit Sharma hit the nets on Monday as the team took part in a practice session at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.Men in Blue are set to clash with New Zealand on November 17 in the first game of the three-match T20I series. Along with Dravid were Paras Mhambrey and batting coach Vikram Rathour as the trio hit the field to kickstart the practice session. The T20I captain Rohit Sharma was then seen engaging in a chat with Mhambrey and Rathour.Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Chahar, Mohammad Siraj, Rishabh Pant, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishan Kishan, Axar Patel were among those attending the training session.India will play a T20I series with New Zealand and then follow it up with two Test matches. The T20Is will be played on November 17 in Jaipur,…

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PM Modi to attend second Session of G20 summit on climate change today

Rome [Italy]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to attend the second session of the G20 Summit at Rome on climate change on Sunday.He will begin his third day in Rome by visiting the historical centre – the Trevi Fountain. The historical Trevi Fountain has drawn many filmmakers to it who have popularised the Baroque art-styled monument as the epitome of a place of romance. Later in the day, Modi is also expected to hold a bilateral meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and also meet outgoing Chancellor of Germany Angela Markel.The PM is also slated to attend a session to discuss Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under Agenda 2030 that has its own set of 17 targets and 244 indicators, universal in nature, thereby, providing a worldwide accepted framework of development.Later on Sunday, the Global Summit on supply chains will also take place…

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G20 Summit: PM Modi, other world leaders participate in first session on global economy, health

Rome [Italy]: The first session of the G20 Rome Summit kicked off on Saturday as world leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi gathered to discuss the global economy and health.For the next two days, the heads of state and government of the world’s major economies, together with invited countries and representatives of international and regional organizations, will address several key topics of the global agenda. Finance Ministers traditionally attend the event as well. PM Modi, who arrived in Italy on Friday to participate in the two-day G20 Summit, will discuss the global economic situation, COVID-19 pandemic, sustainable development and climate change with G20 leaders.The G20 is an intergovernmental forum comprising 19 countries and the European Union. Members of the international forum account for more than 80 per cent of world GDP, 75 per cent of global trade and 60 per cent of the population…

International

Putin’s big press conference planned for December: Kremlin

Moscow [Russia] : The big press conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin is planned for December, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Sputnik on Thursday.“We are looking to December,” Peskov said, when asked if the president will hold his traditional meeting with reporters in November or the following month. This year, the press conference will not be combined with some other formats, as the president already held his Direct Line Q&A session in the summer, the Kremlin spokesman added.

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President reaches Himachal

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India]: President Ram Nath Kovind reached Himachal Pradesh on Thursday to grace the special session of the state legislative assembly on Friday.Governor of Himachal Pradesh Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur received President Kovind on his arrival at Shimla, informed account of Rashtrapati Bhavan by a tweet. As per an official release, on September 17, the President will grace and address the special session of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly being organised on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of Statehood.Later, on September 18, the President will grace the valedictory ceremony of the Indian Audit and Accounts Service Officer Trainees of 2018 and 2019 batches at the National Academy of Audit and Accounts in Shimla.

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Rahul, Disha Wedding Preparation Begins With Dance Practice Session: See Video

The preparations for singer Rahul Vaidya and television actor Disha Parmar’s wedding began with dance practice sessions. Rahul and Disha on Tuesday announced that they will tie the knot on July 16. Taking to Instagram Stories on Tuesday, Rahul Vaidya and Disha Parmar shared video clips where their friends and close ones were seen practicing a few dance moves. In one of the clips, shared by music director Shreyas Puranik, the duo was seen enjoying with their friends as preparations continued. A fan account also shared a video clip. Check Out: On Tuesday, Rahul and Disha announced their wedding date on Twitter and posted a joint statement. “With the blessings of our families, we are delighted to share this special moment with you all. We are elated to announce that our wedding is set to take place on 16th of July, 2021. We seek your love and blessings…