Uttarakhand Assembly

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Uttarakhand Assembly Goes for One-day Monsoon Session

The Uttarakhand government said that the state assembly will meet on September 23 for a one-day monsoon session, owing to the pandemic. The State has also decided to do away with the traditional 'question hour', and has allowed the legislators to raise the issues of public interest during the adjournment. The decision was taken on September 20 after an all-party and business consultation meeting.

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 - 08:27 AM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Uttarakhand, monsoon session, Coronavirus Pandemic, Question Hour

Courtesy: Business World

Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Patel

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Congress MP Ahmed Patel Asks Centre to Create Taskforce for Online Classes

Congress MP Ahmed Patel asked the Centre to create a taskforce to form guidelines regarding online-classes. He asked the government to provide gadgets for online-classes, and also demanded an increase in expenditure to aid poor students. The MP said, "Digital India should not become an instrument of 'digital divide'", and alleged that despite the government's promise of 2.5 lakh villages getting broadband connection by 2017, only 23,000… read-more

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 - 02:29 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Ahmed Patel, Rajyasabha, Question Hour, Online classes, Covid-19, Lockdown

Courtesy: India Today

Representational image of Fake currency

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Gujarat tops in fake 500 and 2000 currency notes seized during 2016-19: Home ministry

According to the Data presented by the Home Ministry in the Parliament, most counterfeited 500/2000 currency notes were confiscated from Gujarat. During 2016-19, fake notes of Rs.2,000 and Rs.500 worth Rs.11.4 crores and Rs.74.38 lakhs were seized, the highest among the Indian states. Reportedly, the ruling government in 2016 announced demonetization to curb fake currency circulation, but the confiscated amount exceeded as expected. 

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 - 04:14 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Fake Currency, Ministry of Home Affairs, Question Hour, parliament, Gujarat, West Bengal

Courtesy: Financial Express

Derek O'Brein trolled after state cancels question hour

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WB: Derek O'Brien Trolled After TMC Cancels 'Question Hour' in State Assembly

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders Derek O'Brien and Mahua Moitra faced backlash after the West Bengal government scrapped question hour from the State Assembly's monsoon session. People on social media criticised the TMC leaders for keeping mum over their party's decision, while they had criticized the Centre's alike move vehemently. TMC leader O'brein, however, tweeted not to compare West Bengal assembly session with the Parliament's… read-more

Fri, 04 Sep 2020 - 11:13 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: West Bengal, ASSEMBLY SESSION, Question Hour, TMC