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When PM Modi speaks, nation connects with him: Rathore

Updated: Nov 23, 2016 18:22 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 23 (ANI): Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Wednesday said the nation instantly connects with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whenever he puts forward his views during any discussion in parliament.

Rathore told ANI, "The Prime Minister was present in the parliament today as well, but the opposition created an uproar and did not let the house function properly. There was a discussion in parliament today as well."

"In past two to three years, people must have noticed that we discuss on every issue in the parliament, and everytime Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks, the nation instantly connects itself with him," he added.

Following an uproar by opposition parties over the demonetisation issue, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till tomorrow.

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister

Ananth Kumar said the government is ready for a debate and a discussion on all aspects of demonetisation.

"The parliament session is very important. Poor people want demonetisation to be a success, they see Prime Minister as their messiah; opposition is overlooking the public's mood. Opposition is not allowing a discussion in the house by creating uproar. On the contrary, they are putting the blame on government," said Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu.

As the opposition parties continues to demand a debate, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today turned down the demand for an adjournment motion on demonetisation.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, while leaving the Parliament, said the grand old party wants a debate under the adjournment motion and the government is scared to allow that.

"The Speaker is refusing to give us a debate under an adjournment motion. Question is not whether Prime Minister sits there, question is, are we being allowed to speak? There are 200 MPs who are standing outside today, who want a debate to be allowed in the Lok Sabha," he told media.(ANI)

Jalandhar (Punjab) [India], Feb 23 (ANI): Lady Sri Ram Ram College student Gurmehar Kaur, whose social media campaign against the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) student organisation ABVP went viral recently, has said that she would also not hesitate in taking a bullet for the country like her father Kargil martyr Captain Mandeep Singh.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to fill up two vacant posts in the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) by April 30.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Tuesday allowed the Election Commission of India's (ECI) plea opposing the parole release of don-turned politician Mukhtar Ansari.

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New Delhi [India] Feb. 27 (ANI): The Supreme Court today adjourned liquor baron Vijay Mallya's loan default case to March 3.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): Branding Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju as a "goofy minister" for dubbing the recent clashes between the All India Students' Association (AISA) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) at Ramjas College as an act of anti-nationalism, the Congress on Monday said that the former should refrain from making statements on issues which he cannot understand.

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UP: Polling for fifth phase begins

Updated: Feb 27, 2017 11:11 IST

Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh),[India] Feb 27 (ANI): The fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections for 51 seats spread across 12 districts began today

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): The voter turnout for the fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly polls has been recorded at 10.77 percent till 9 a.m. on Monday.

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Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): Asserting that construction of Ram temple is more important than bringing development and providing education, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinay Katiyar on Monday said that no progress is of any use until a temple for the Hindu deity is built in Ayodhya.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): Harbour line services were halted on the Central Railways line after three wagons and brake van of a goods train derailed between Ravli and Kurla here, on down harbour line early on Monday Morning.

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Stage set for fifth phase of UP Polls

Updated: Feb 27, 2017 07:09 IST

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TN CM Palanisami to meet PM Modi today

Updated: Feb 27, 2017 06:28 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisami will on Monday meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital.

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Sahebganj (Jharkhand) [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): A major train accident was averted in Jharkhand's Sahebganj (eastern railway), as 44 peddles were found open near Balbanna village.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): The Delhi High Court will on Monday pronounce its order on the nursery admission notification of the Delhi Government.

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New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): A Delhi court will on Monday hear Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's disproportionate assets case.

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