Lucknow's Vidhan Parishad adjourns for the day
Vidhan Parishad got adjourned on Monday due to chaos. The Samajwadi Party members were agitated over the Governor TV Rajeswar's comments against previous Mulayam Singh Yadav's government during his address to joint session of Vidhan Mandal on Monday.
As soon as the House assembled to transact the scheduled business, the leader of the opposition Ahmad Hasan said the governor's statement declaring previous government as 'unconstitutional' was highly objectionable. Hasan said it would not be tolerated.
As Hasan pressed for the deletion of the Governor's comments from his address, amid slogan-shouting SP members rushed to the well of the House and resorted to dharna.
Even though the chairman Chaudhury Sukhram Singh Yadav asked the agitated members to first complete question hour, unrelenting SP members assailed the Mayawati government for 'political murders' during the last few days.
Yadav also repeatedly asked Hasan to cooperate in the smooth functioning of the House. While the SP members continued to raise slogans leading the chairman to adjourn the House for 15 minutes, which was later extended.
Hasan said Governor had questioned the constitutional validity of the previous government which is serious issue. Hasan said, "Governor's statement demonstrated his weakness".
He added that Mayawati government has adopted dictatorial behaviour. As the House reassembled the chairman amid din rushed through the process of tabling of motion of thanks on Governor's address and adjourned the House for the day.
The Governor, while addressing the joint session had said, "You have seen that an atmosphere of anarchy that prevailed in UP for the last four years. The people's verdict was ridiculed by forming an unconstitutional government after splitting political parties. All of you are aware of the sorry state of affairs of the state during this period".
A terrorist was killed after he snatched the rifle of a constable and fired at a police party during the recovery of hidden weapons along the India-Pakistan border near Jammu late on Wednesday, a police officer said. Additional director general of police Mukesh Singh said the constable and the Pakistani terrorist Mohammad Ali Hussain, who was lodged in Jammu's Kot Bhalwal Jail, were injured during the recovery operation.
Delhi's air quality was in the satisfactory category on Thursday morning as partly overcast weather was expected with a maximum temperature of around 35C and a minimum 26C. On Wednesday, the average 24-hour AQI was 60 in the satisfactory category. An AQI between zero and 50 is considered good, 51 and 100 satisfactory, 101 and 200 moderate, 201 and 300 poor, 301 and 400 very poor, and 401 and 500 severe.
The High Court of Karnataka has directed petitioners challenging the ward delimitation of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to get clarity from the Supreme Court over postponing the elections. Seven different public interest litigations (PILs) are challenging the delimitation exercise carried out in 243 wards of the city's civic agency. The HC therefore directed the petitioners to clarify this from the Supreme Court itself.
A LeT 'commander' from Pakistan succumbed to his injuries and a constable injured when the former snatched rifle from the latter and fired at a police party during the recovery of hidden weapons along the Indo-Pak international border in the Arnia sector of Jammu district late Wednesday, said officials. The deceased terrorist was a commander of terror group LeT, alias Qasim, alias Jehangir of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Hussain.
Five members of a family and their employer were found dead in two houses in Tawi Vihar locality in Sidhra on the outskirts of Jammu city late on Tuesday, police officials said on Wednesday, adding that they suspect the deaths to have been caused by poisoning. The police received a call from the sister of one of the deceased, who said that her brother was not responding to calls, Jammu SSP Chandan Kohli said.