Patna, Aug. 2 (ANI): Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Sunday expressed hope that the Parliament will function tomorrow after a continued spell of adjournments and disruptions.
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- MHA monitoring flood situation in various parts of country
New Delhi, Aug. 2 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and the Chief Minister of Manipur, Okram Ibobi Singh, and enquired about the rescue and relief operations going on in the wake of floods and landslides respectively. The Ministry of Home Affairs is regularly monitoring the flood situation in various parts of the country and extending necessary assistance in this regard. In Gujarat, 14 districts and population of about 40 lakhs have been affected in recent floods due to heavy rainfall in the last few days.
- Three Kawadias killed in Muzaffarpur road mishap
Muzaffarpur, Bihar, Aug. 2 (ANI): Three Kawadias were killed in a road accident in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district on Sunday.
- Jammu AIIMS row: 'Bandh' duration extended by 72 hou …
Jammu, Aug. 2 (ANI): The All India Institute of Medical Sciences Coordination Committee on Sunday decided to extend the 'bandh' called for demanding a separate AIIMS hospital in Jammu by 72 hours. "In the core committee meeting the decision was unanimous that since the demand of coordination committee for announcement and sanctioning of separate independent AIIMS for Jammu has not been met, so the members of the coordination committee were of the opinion that this 'bandh' call should be given an extension of 72 hours," AIIMS Coordination Committee president, Abhinav Sharma, told ANI.
- Congress hits back at Jaitley's 'unwarranted, uncharitable' …
New Delhi, Aug. 2 (ANI): Taking exception to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's remarks, the Congress party on Sunday said the 'unwarranted, uncharitable and provocative' statements made by the former make it abundantly clear that the government is neither serious nor sincere in breaking the stalemate for the Parliament to function. "The unwarranted, uncharitable and provocative statement made by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and the BJP accusing the Congress of disruption makes it abundantly clear that the government is neither serious nor sincere in breaking the stalemate for the Parliament to function," Congress leader Anand Sharma said in a statement. It is ironical that Arun Jaitley is asking the Congress to reflect whereas as per the government's own claim is that the Parliament has transacted more business in the last one year as compared to previous 10 years," he added.
- Bandaru Dattatreya meets family of Indian national abducted in …
Hyderabad, Aug. 2 (ANI): Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Sunday met the family members of one of the two Indian nationals abducted in Libya and assured them that he would take up the matter with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. "I am going to Delhi, will be talking to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and will apprise her of the situation," said Dattatreya.
- Disaster response teams rushed to Manipur after landslide claims …
Imphal, Aug. 2 (ANI): The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are preparing their teams to carry out rescue operations in Manipur where heavy rains have triggered landslides and claimed 21 lives. Earlier the state government had dispatched a team of SDRF to rescue affected people but the team could not proceed due to several landslides near Tengnoupal village and had to return to Chandel district headquarters.
- FTII students to stage protest march against Chauhan in Delhi …
New Delhi, Aug. 2 (ANI): The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) students will stage a protest march from Jantar Mantar to Parliament Street tomorrow against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the Pune-based institute's chief. Meanwhile, the strike called by the FTII students has entered its 52nd day. The FTII students association had sent a letter to Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore yesterday requesting him to start a positive dialogue on the issue.
- Water supply in several areas of Delhi to be affected next w …
New Delhi, Aug. 2 (ANI): Due to commissioning of newly laid water main of 1500 mm dia, near CRPF Red Light and Vikash Kunj on outer ring road, water supply shall be affected in many parts of the national capital on Friday evening and Saturday morning.
- AAP used Lokpal issue to come to power in Delhi: BJP
New Delhi, Aug. 2 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) used the Lokpal Bill issue to come to power in Delhi. "They (AAP) came to power on the issue of Lokpal, they stepped down after 49 says on the issue of Lokpal. Now it has been six months, Lokpal was just a means for them to come to power...It is not in their agenda anymore, everybody knows what is there in their agenda now," Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay told ANI.
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