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Opposition uproar leads to adjournment of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha



Opposition uproar leads to adjournment of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Congress leaders created ruckus – seeking apology from PM Narendra Modi over his “conspiracy with Pakistan” allegations against Dr Manmohan Singh.

Following continuous ruckus from Congress, the Lok Sabha proceedings on Monday were adjourned for the day – amid members of the opposition seeking an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his allegations against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Soon after the House House stood in silence in the memory of the departed souls in a boat accident in Andhra Pradesh, Ockhi cyclone, earthquakes in Mexico and Iran-Iraq border and terror attacks in various parts of the world, including US, UK, Afghanistan and Egypt – Congress members stood at their seats and started sloganeering over the Prime Minister’s “conspiracy with Pakistan” allegations. The massive uproar from the opposition leaders first led to the adjournment of the House till noon. However, following continuing ruckus, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan finally adjourned the Lok Sabha till 11am, Tuesday.

Days back, PM Modi, during his election campaign in Gujarat, alleged that at a ‘secret’ meeting at Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar’s house, senior Congress leaders – including former PM Manmohan Singh – discussed issues related to the Gujarat polls with Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India and former Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri.

The uproar at the Lok Sabha on Monday intensified after BJP MP Kirit Somaiya from the treasury benches took a dig at the opposition – stating that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is headed for a clear victory in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

“…People have given a very good reply… Congress has lost Himachal Pradesh, and I want to thank the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) for the unprecedented victory in Gujarat,” Somaiya said,” said Somaiya.

Congress protest disrupts Rajya Sabha:

Similar ruckus and noisy sloganeering was also witnessed in the Rajya Sabha, leading to repeated disruptions. Congress leaders at the Upper House accused the Prime Minister for leveling serious charges against the former PM, former Vice-president Hamid Ansari and other diplomats.

Chairman of the House – M Venkaiah Naidu – called it a day at the Rajya Sabha after the House witnessed three adjournments due to uproar from the opposition leaders.

Opposition leaders at the RS further protested against the disqualification of former Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar by the House chairman.

However, clearly stating that there can’t be any discussion on the decision of the chair, Venkaiah Naidu said, “There is no discussion on the ruling of the chairman. Please sit down. This is a political issue which you are raising, which you discuss outside the House. I have no problem… this is not the manner…. All are standing…Both the sides are standing.. I have not allowed.”

And while the House reassembled for the question hour at noon, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad raised the issue of Modi’s remark against Manmohan Singh.

“There has been a serious matter which is not only the concern of government but the Opposition is equally concerned. One allegation has been leveled on former Prime Minister and former President. There are charges … many foreign secretaries, high commissioners and ambassadors… charges have been leveled on them that they are hatching a conspiracy with Pakistan in Gujarat election. The PM on December 10 in Palampur in Gujarat has leveled this allegation. This is not an ordinary allegation…against a former PM, Vice-President and Army Chief,” said Azad.

However, amid the continuing ruckus, private members’ bills including ‘The Educational Innovations Commission Bill 2017’ by Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and ‘The Prevention of Enforced Disappearance Bill 2017’ by V. Vijayasai Reddy were introduced.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Udaipur-Jaipur Vande Bharat operators prevents major accident, notices stones, rods on tracks, hit emergency brakes

Giving the details about the train and the incident, the CRPO said, KM 158/18, 158/19 on the Gangarar-Soniyana section were the stopping points for Train No. 20979 Vande Bharat Udaipur-Jaipur.



Udaipur-Jaipur Vande Bharat

On Monday at Rajasthan’s Bhilwara, train operators of the Udaipur-Jaipur Vande Bharat Express noticed stones and iron rods on the railroad track and quickly stopped the train using emergency brakes.

The Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of North Western Railway confirmed the incident and said that the RPF has opened a complaint under the Railways Act after personnel inspected the scene in the Gangarar-Soniyana section.

Giving the details about the train and the incident, the CRPO said, KM 158/18, 158/19 on the Gangarar-Soniyana section were the stopping points for Train No. 20979 Vande Bharat Udaipur-Jaipur. Two rods, each measuring one foot, were inserted into the joggle plate on the previously mentioned km, together with some ballast, which caused the standstill, he added.

The incident took place under the control of RPF/post/Bhilwara at about 09:55. The area is governed by SHO/Gangarar in the Chittaurgarh district, according to the CPRO.

DSC/Ajmer, IPF/Bhilwara, PWI/Gangarar, local Police, and GRP authorities all paid the location a visit. SP/Chittaurgarh has been informed by DSC/Ajmer. RPF has filed a lawsuit in accordance with the Railways Act. The PWI/Gangarar is also providing SHO/Gangarar with a FIR, the official continued.

Meanwhile, stones, rail fasteners and iron rods are seen being laid on the railway tracks in a video that is going popular on X, formerly Twitter.

Fortunately, the alert loco pilots on duty quickly identified the impediment and took prompt action by deploying emergency brakes, averting any potential disaster. Their quick action likely saved lives and made sure that everyone on board was safe.

The District Police and the Railway Protection Force are both aggressively looking into this worrying situation. Their efforts are concentrated on finding individuals accountable for putting lives at danger and interfering with railway operations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Udaipur-Jaipur Vande Bharat Express last month, which runs six days a week, except Tuesday. It departs from Udaipur city at 7:50 in the morning and gets to Jaipur at 14:05.

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Karnataka Eid clash: 43 persons arrested in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the government is not going to tolerate people throwing stones on religious processions of other religions.



Karnataka-Eid-clash: 43 persons arrested in Karnataka’s shivamogga district

Tension gripped Karnataka’s Shivamogga district as two groups clashed during Eid e Milad un Nabi processions near Ragigudda. 43 persons have been arrested in the clashes on Monday. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the government is not going to tolerate people throwing stones on religious processions of other religions.

Section 144 has been imposed Ragigudda by the Shivmogga district administration. CM Siddaramaiah said the situation is currently under control. The police has arrested 43 persons. He added it is wrong to pelt stones to disturb the religious procession of others. He said the government is not going to tolerate such actions.

Milad un Nabi processions is usually marked by large gathering and celebrations. The procession was halted due to the chaos. The police said the protestors tried to breach the barricades set by the security forces. The police forces had to resort to a lathi charge in order to disperse the crowd. About five people were injured during the clashes.

Senior police officials said the situation was under control and the issue had been resolved. They appealed to the people to maintain peace and not spread rumours. Siddaramaiah said cases were being booked against those found guilty as pelting stones at another religious procession is against the law.

Siddaramaiah added Shivamogga city has been brought to normalcy again. All possible actions are being taken by the police force. The situation continues to be tense all over the city of shivamogga. The security arrangements have been tightened. The shops and the market has been asked to close down.

2500 policemen, two platoons of Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP), two platoons of rapid action force and 12 platoons of District Armed Reserve have been stationed across the city to thwart any untoward incident. The murder of Harsha, the Bajrang Dal activist which made national news had taken place in shivamogga city in February 2022.

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Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti 2023: History, Date and Significance

Shastri was a freedom fighter and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. He played an important role in India’s independence movement.



Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti 2023: History, Date and Significance

On 2nd October 2023, India also celebrates the birth anniversary of another great leader, Lal Bahadur Shastri. The day holds special significance as India remembers the legacy and life of the man who served as India’s second Prime Minister. Lal bahadur Shastri was born on October 2, 1904 in Mughalsarai, Uttar Pradesh. He is a symbol of dedication and selfless service to the nation.

Shastri was a freedom fighter and a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. He played an important role in India’s independence movement. He was sent to the prison several times by the British government. After India got its independence in the year 1947 he served in many important ministerial positions in the government of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

Lal Bahadur Shastri was born into a lower middle class family. His father’s name was Sharda Prasad Srivastava who was also a teacher. Ram Dulari Devi was a house wife. He was born with the name Lal Bahadur Srivastava. He earned the title Shastri due to  his academic excellence. He was commited to education during his entire life. He went on to become not only a leader but also an academic and an activist.

Lal Bahadur Shastri showed unwavering dedication to the Indian National Congress political party. He served as the second Prime Minister of India from 1964 until his death in 1966. His tenure as Prime Minister marked a significant progress and change in India.

He held many important positions which included Minister of External Affairs and Railways. His tenure had many notable achievements which included signing of the Tashkent Agreement. The Tashkent aimed to ease tensions between India and Pakistan.

This diplomatic respect earned him respect on the global arena. Lal Bahadur Shastri gave the slogan Jai Jawan Jai Kisan which means hail the soldier and hail the Farmer. The slogan means emphasizes on the vital contributions of farmers and soldiers to the country’s prosperity.

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