HT Image
HT Image

Winter session ends on stormy note

The six-day winter session of the Himachal Pradesh assembly on Saturday ended the way it had started - on a stormy note.
By Naresh K Thakur | Hindustan Times, Dharamsala
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2013 07:32 PM IST

The six-day winter session of the Himachal Pradesh assembly on Saturday ended the way it had started - on a stormy note.


On Saturday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators protested in the well of the House over Congress MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary's reported statement that chief minister (CM) Virbhadra Singh had implicated him in a murder case he is being tried for in Panchkula, Haryana.

The BJP members had moved an adjournment motion notice - the third in this session - for discussion on the allegations levelled by Chaudhary, who is behind bars in Panchkula at present. When speaker Brij Biharilal Butail entered the House, senior BJP leader Mahender Singh was on his legs, enquiring about the adjournment motion. “It is very serious in nature,” said Mahender Singh.

Speaker Brij Bihari Lal Butail, however, said he had got the notice by the BJP, but could not accept it as the matter was sub-judice. In response to this, BJP legislator Ravinder Singh Ravi waved copies of newspapers having reports about Chaudhary's statements. Ravi demanded that a debate be held on the issue as the statement had been given by the accused MLA in court. He was soon joined by other opposition MLAs, who protested by standing on their chairs.

Congress members raised counter-slogans, which resulted in heated exchanges between the ruling and Opposition members. Meanwhile, minister of parliamentary affairs Mukesh Agnihotri said that under the rule for adjournment motion, no sub-judice matter could be brought up for discussion in the House.

As the speaker asked for resumption of zero hour, BJP members moved to the well of the House and kept raising slogans till the session was adjourned sine die. Amid the commotion, chief minister appraised the house about the awards received by the state government for health and investment sectors in Delhi on Friday. He condemned the BJP for staging protests and stating that the Congress ran away from discussions on people's issue.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
A Pakistani truck coming out from the Indian ICP to go back to Pakistan after unloading goods at Attari border. (HT FILE)
A Pakistani truck coming out from the Indian ICP to go back to Pakistan after unloading goods at Attari border. (HT FILE)

Trade at Amritsar ICP dips to nine-year low due to covid

By Anil Sharma
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 01:45 AM IST
In its first year of operation in 2012-13, the ICP saw a trade of 4,800 crore. The highest trade of 5,443 crore was recorded in 2013-14 though the ICP; this year till Jan-end, it was 2,277 crore
Close
Rice is fortified by adding a micronutrient powder that sticks to grains in layers with a vitamin and mineral mix in form of a coating. (Getty Images)
Rice is fortified by adding a micronutrient powder that sticks to grains in layers with a vitamin and mineral mix in form of a coating. (Getty Images)

Breather for millers on supply of fortified rice as state, FCI to draw up timeline

PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 01:29 AM IST
Millers had been worried after a communiqué from the FCI on February 16, asking the millers to deliver fortified rice and start delivery from March 1
Close
A branch of a huge cluster tree fell on the biker.
A branch of a huge cluster tree fell on the biker.

Mumbai: Biker crushed to death after tree branch falls on him; one injured

By Ram Parmar, Palghar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:53 AM IST
A 41-year-old biker was killed after the branch of a huge tree fell on him at Chandulal Wadi, in Bhayander (West) on Saturday afternoon
Close
 (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Kalyan shop fire: Body of a 12-year-old found

By Anamika Gharat, Kalyan
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:44 AM IST
A burnt body of a 12-year-old boy was found in a shoe shop which was burnt in a fire, last week, in Kalyan
Close
Nitin Mahajan group celebrating their win outside Lodhi Club in Ludhiana on Sunday. (Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Nitin Mahajan group celebrating their win outside Lodhi Club in Ludhiana on Sunday. (Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

Lodhi Club polls: Thumping victory for Mahajan group

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:25 AM IST
Nitin Mahajan outdid Dr Gaurav Sachdeva by 512 votes to become the general secretary of the club yet again
Close
The inconsolable family members of victim Munna Kumar in Ludhiana on Sunday. (HT Photo)
The inconsolable family members of victim Munna Kumar in Ludhiana on Sunday. (HT Photo)

Speeding truck runs over scooterist in Ludhiana hit-and-run

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:22 AM IST
A scooterist, on his way to pick up his three children from school, was run over by a truck in a hit-and-run accident in Sherpur on Saturday
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Under the shadow of uncertainty, students of foreign universities hope to pursue their dreams

By Manasi Deshpande
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:04 AM IST
PUNE Anush Chauthai, a 25-year-old student, was all set to fly to Canada on March 28, 2020 to pursue a university specialised course in Digital Forensic and Cyber Security when the lockdown in India grounded his plan
Close
HT Image
HT Image

YourSpace: Punekars treat mask rule like helmet campaign... wearable when able; hence, fines are a must

By As told to Siddharth Gadkari
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:56 PM IST
“I support wearing masks
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Greater Noida authority to hold camps for registering flats

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:29 PM IST
GREATER NOIDA: The Greater Noida authority has decided to set up special camps this month to help homebuyers register flats
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Jewar airport: 238 farmers get plots

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:28 PM IST
Noida: The Gautam Budh Nagar administration on Saturday allotted residential plots in Jewar Bangar village to 238 farmers whose land was acquired for the construction of Noida International Airport project in Jewar
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Air quality in Noida, Ghaziabad deteriorates

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:28 PM IST
Noida: The air quality in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad deteriorated further on Sunday as the wind speed dropped in the afternoon, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD)
Close
HT Image
HT Image

No Covid-19 death in last two months in Noida

By Sanjeev K Jha
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:25 PM IST
NOIDA: The Gautam Budh Nagar district has not reported a single death due to Covid-19 since January 6 or in the past two months, according to the state health bulletin
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Check the oil your jalebis are being fried in

By By Pushpa Girimaji
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:02 PM IST
Have you ever watched samosas, puris, bhaturas, bread pakoras and jalebis being deep fried at a roadside eatery? The cooking oil often looks dark and murky from constant frying and repeated use of the same oil again and again
Close
HT Image
HT Image

International Women’s Day: Women at the helm of Covid fight

By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 10:31 PM IST
PUNE During the Covid-19 pandemic, women took the lead in several ways, be it in the field of healthcare or simply in lending a helping hand to the needy and stranded
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Pune dist accounts for 9.41% of India’s new Covid cases

By Steffy Thevar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 09:22 PM IST
PUNE A year after Pune reported Maharashtra’s first Covid-19 case, the virus is back to haunt the district
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP