No Question Hour during the Parliament monsoon session
The Parliament monsoon session is going to start from September 14 and end on October 1. There will be no Question Hour during the monsoon session, according to a notification issued by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat. Question Hour is the first hour of business in the house when members can ask questions of public importance. The opposition leaders including Trinamool Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Derek O’Brien, MP Shahshi Tharoor and other leaders raised the issue and claimed that the ruling government is scared of opposition questions that’s why is using the COVID to avoid scrutiny.
MPs required to submit Qs for Question Hour in #Parliament 15 days in advance. Session starts 14 Sept. So Q Hour cancelled ? Oppn MPs lose right to Q govt. A first since 1950 ? Parliament overall working hours remain same so why cancel Q Hour?Pandemic excuse to murder democracy
— Derek O’Brien | ডেরেক ও’ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) September 2, 2020
1/2 I said four months ago that strongmen leaders would use the excuse of the pandemic to stifle democracy&dissent. The notification for the delayed Parliament session blandly announces there will be no Question Hour. How can this be justified in the name of keeping us safe?
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) September 2, 2020
PUBG mobile game banned in India : Amid tension with China in Ladakh, Indian government has banned PUBG mobile game and other 118 Chinese mobile application.
The game is very popular in India, a report says that around 50 Million people are active PUBG players in India. The game ranks 5th in the world with 734 million downloads.
According to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the mobile game has been banned along with the other Apps under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, on grounds that “they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”.
“This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety, security and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace,” the statement said, adding that the move would safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users, reported NDTV.
Jitan Ram Manjhi Joins NDA : As Bihar Assembly election is approaching, a new political dimension is coming up in Bihar Jitan Ram Manjhi today joined the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar. His former rival Nitish Kumar reportedly played a key role in bringing him back to his side.
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