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Short Parliament session likely after Gujarat Assembly Polls




New Delhi, Nov 14: A short winter session of Parliament is likely to took place after the Gujarat Assembly elections.

According to news agency IANS, sources said dates for the session were likely to be decided at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on  17th of next month.

“The government was looking at the possibility of calling the session, which may last a week or 10 days at the most” they said.

Campaigning for the two-phase election in the state will end on December 12. The second phase of the election is scheduled  for December 14.

The session may begin immediately after the campaign ends on December 12 end before Christmas.

Usually, the winter session of Parliament begins around the middle of November and lasts till the middle or third week of December.

This year, the centre appears to be not keen on having the session due to crucial Gujarat polls which is equally important for both the leading parties the Congress and BJP.

Wefornews Bureau 


Mann ki Baat: PM Modi to address the nation at 11 am




New Delhi, March 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts with the people of the country in his monthly Mann Ki Baat programme on Sunday at 11 am. All India Radio will relay the 42nd edition of the programme, which will also be broadcast on Doordarshan and streamed on the YouTube channels of the Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

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J&K: Militant killed, one civilian injured in gunfight in Budgam district



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Srinagar, March 25: A militant was killed and a woman injured on Sunday during a gunfight between security forces and the militants in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, officials said.

“On specific inputs regarding the presence of terrorists, Jammu and Kashmir Police, 53 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched a cordon and search operation in Aarizal village of Beerwah tehsil in Badgam,” an official of Defence Ministry said.

The official said that during the search operation, one militant while trying to flee came out of the house he was hiding in and fired indiscriminately at the security forces. As a result, a woman was injured.

“In retaliation, a terrorist has been neutralized, whose identity and affiliation is being ascertained. Arms and ammunition have been recovered,” the official said.

The injured woman was taken to a hospital and her condition is now reported to be stable.

According to the official, the area is under cordon and searches are being conducted.

Police has also confirmed that one militant was killed in the area during a brief encounter with the security forces.


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Rahul targets Prasad over pendency of cases in courts

Justice K M Joseph, overturned President’s rule in Uttarakhand in 2016. When his name was proposed for the Supreme Court, Modi ji s ego was hurt. Approval of over 100 judges, cleared for the Supreme Court and various High Courts are now on hold. #JudiciaryDemonetised(sic).



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Congress President Rahul Gandhi today hit out at Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad over huge pendency of cases in courts and shortage of judges, and charged him with “peddling fake news” instead.

His attack came after Prasad accused the Congress of hiring the services of controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica, accused of harvesting data stolen from Facebook, in previous elections.

The charge has been denied by the Congress, which instead accused the BJP of using the services of the firm.

Legal system collapsing under Pending Cases: Supreme Court 55,000+, High Court 37 Lakh+, Lower Courts 2.6 Crore+. Yet, a staggering 400 High Court and 6,000 Lower Court judges not appointed, while Law Minister preoccupied peddling fake news, Gandhi said on Twitter, using the hashtag JudiciaryDemonetised .

He also took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over delay in appointment of judges to the Supreme Court.

“Justice K M Joseph, overturned President’s rule in Uttarakhand in 2016. When his name was proposed for the Supreme Court, Modi ji s ego was hurt. Approval of over 100 judges, cleared for the Supreme Court and various High Courts are now on hold. #JudiciaryDemonetised(sic),” he said in another tweet.

The Congress and the BJP have been engaged in a slinging match between each other accusing the other of using the services of the controversial data firm.

The Facebook data scandal erupted after a whistleblower revealed that Cambridge Analytica, a data firm with ties to Trump’s 2016 campaign, accessed personal data from 50 million users of the website without their knowledge, and might have kept that data even after the social media giant told the company to delete it.

Prasad recently insisted that the Congress has used the services of Cambridge Analytica and said several media reports about the opposition party using the services of the firm had appeared in October and November last year and it never denied those stories till the BJP raised the issue.

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