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‘Declare Subhash Bose’s birthday as Desh Prem Diwas’ demand in RS

A demand to declare January 23, the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, as ‘Desh Prem Diwas’ (Patriotism Day) and a national holiday, was made in the Rajya Sabha today. Raising the issue through a Zero Hour mention, Ritabrata Banerjee, who was recently expelled from the CPI(M), narrated the heroic tales of Bose who

RS adjourns briefly due to protests over Hegde’s statement

The Rajya Sabha today witnessed a brief adjournment as opposition continued their protest over the controversial remarks made by union minister Anant kumar Hegde on secularism and changing the Constitution. During the Zero Hour, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad raised this issue and said the opposition members were not satisfied with the government’s clarification yesterday

Tendulkar fails to make maiden speech amid uproar

Cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday could not make his maiden speech in the Rajya Sabha amid uproar by Congress members over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks against his predecessor Manmohan Singh and over the 2G spectrum case. Minutes later, Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the House for the day. Naidu also ordered the live telecast