First day of the second-half of Budget Session in Parliament starting on Thursday is likely to be a stormy one.
Second leg of Budget Session: From Lucknow encounter to attacks on Indians in US, Modi government, Opposition set to battle it out in Parliament today
First day of the second-half of Budget Session in Parliament starting on Thursday is likely to be a stormy one even as Home Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to make a statement in Parliament tomorrow on the killing of a suspected ISIS terrorist in Lucknow and blast in a train at Shajapur in Madhya Pradesh. Opposition Congress on the other will look to corner the Narendra Modi government attacks on Indians in the US. The Home Minister is expected to make a detailed statement in Parliament on the two incidents in Lucknow and in Shajapur, according to a report. Congress today gave adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha on ‘hatred generating for Indians in USA’
Jammu and Kashmir: Terrorist killed in ongoing encounter in Pulwama’s Padgampora
Kashmir encounter: A terrorist was killed in an ongoing encounter between terrorists and security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. Troops of 130 Bn CRPF, 55 RR and SOG Pulwama involved in the operation, according to a CRPF official. “Unconfirmed presence of 4-5 terrorists, operation is going on, said the CRPF official. An encounter has broken out this moring, according to a report. Army personnel and Special operation group of Awantipora have cordoned off the area in south Kashmir, the report says.
UP Elections 2017: Polling begins in Alapur constituency in Ambedkar Nagar
Polling today began in Alapur constituency in Ambedkar Nagar district for Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017. The voting for the reserved constituency had been postponed after SP candidate Chandrashekhar Kanaujia died of heart attack while campaigning in Ambedkar Nagar on February 12. The polling in the constituency was to be held on February 15 in the second phase of the seven-phased state Assembly elections. According to the law, if a candidate of a recognised party dies, the poll is countermanded and the party is given time to field a new candidate and the polling fixed for another date. Alapur seat is currently held by Bhim Prasad Sonkar of SP, but he was not fielded by the party this time. After the death of 40-year-old Kanaujia, the ruling Samajwadi Party has fielded his widow Sangita Chaudhary. Besides, there are nine candidates, including those from BJP and BSP, fighting from the seat. The Election Commission has postponed telecast of exit polls till 5:30 PM today.