(Pre-budget Session) Session resumes briefly; adjourned amid chaos

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New Delhi, July 7: The pre-budget sessions are about to begin and stock markets have already sored. Stockers rejoice as Sensex hits 26,000 points already. It is up by nearly 100 points at 26,071.89.

[Budget would not be easy for NDA as the opposition prepares to corner the new govt]

2:00 pm: Budget session resumes ; P Karunakaran invited on price rise amid chaos in the Lok Sabha. Following this, the speaker adjourned the session till tomorrow.

12:05 am: NItish Kumar criticizes the government for inflation

11:30 am: Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 noon

11:25 am:

11:20 am:

11:15 am: Opposition unite in attacking govt over inflation.

11:00 am: Budget session begins; Demise of Harbhajan Lakha mourned. 

10:35 am: In a press meet, Venkaiah Naidu said that the all-party meet was appreciated by many parties as they gave them a platform to discuss the business issues as they did not have access to the business committee.

10:20 am: All Party meet begins

10:15 am: Railway minister Sadananda Gowda to present the Rail budget tomorrow.

10:05 am: Venkaiah Naidu said that the economy is in a bad shape; the GDP, fiscal deficit and the rupee value have gone down. "We have to take some bitter pills now for a long-term happiness," he said

9:30 am: Nifty is up 22 points at 7,778. IT stocks lead gains today, up nearly 1 per cent. Auto, metals, power and realty indices rise over 0.5 per cent. [Read]

As the nation waits in anticipation, the Twitter goes buzz with anxiety too. Here's to budget:

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