During Question Hour, Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury raised the issue and attacked the ruling government for its pettiness and demanded that the security detail be reinstated.
“We can help the world’s two billion smallholders (farmers) adapt to climate change much quicker if everybody in the agriculture sector has access to quality information,” Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said on Monday.
Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is gearing up to launch three earth observation or surveillance satellites — one on November 25 and two in December — to beef up the country’s border and coastal security through more “eyes in the sky”. Besides three satellites, the three PSLV rockets will also carry over two dozen foreign nano and micro satellites.
Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Monday said that he is trying to broker a compromise between estranged Maharashtra allies, the BJP and the Shiv Sena, with a new formula for sharing the chief minister's post.
The Congress on Monday alleged that the Modi government had overruled the RBI to introduce electoral bonds to enable «black money to enter the BJP coffers» and demanded that the scheme be scrapped immediately.
Eight soldiers of the Indian Army were trapped in the Siachen Glacier in Ladakh area after being hit by avalanche on Monday. «The soldiers were part of a patrol. They have been trapped at a height of between 18,000 and 19,000 feet above sea level after they were hit by a snow avalanche. Operations have been launched and are underway to search and rescue them,» a senior Army official said.
Justice Bobde, 63, was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday. He was congratulated by Bar leaders on being appointed as the 47th head of the Indian judiciary. The CJI, who headed the bench comprising Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant, started holding the court at 11.30 am and was first congratulated by Rakesh Khanna, the senor advocate and the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA).
Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi wore a mask as a mark of protest in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue on the Parliament premises against rising air pollution levels. BJP MP Mansukh Mandaviya reached Parliament riding a bicycle and so did his party colleague Manoj Tiwari.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said in Rajya Sabha that people's hearts can be won by political parties even without rushing to the Well of the House to register their protest on various issues. Speaking in the House during a special discussion marking 250 sessions of Rajya Sabha, he said the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Biju Janata Dal have wonderfully adhered to parliamentary norms by not entering the Well of the House.
Opposition leaders also raised the issue of MPs not being allowed to visit Jammu and Kashmir after abrogation of its special status, whereas parliamentarians from Europe have been taken to the state, with Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury describing the EU delegation as «bhade ke tattu» (hirelings).
The devotees have now decided to take it with them all the way up to Sabarimala in their spiritual journey.They said the dog sustained injuries to its paws a couple of times and was treated by local veterinarians.