Bengaluru, Aug 3: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday suspended 25 Congress members for five days for "willfully obstructing the business of the house".
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9: 45pm: We stand with each one of our suspended MPs, tweets Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi
9: 30 pm: We are opposed to the suspension of 25 Lok Sabha MPs:Derek O'Brien,TMC
9: 05 pm: I am happy and I welcome this: Former Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio on Naga accord
8: 40 pm: Lalu Yadav's son likely to contest Bihar assembly elections: Report
8: 25 pm: BJD leader Pinaki Misra slams Congress for disrupting parliament, says we also have differences with both UPA and NDA but we don't disrupt the House
8: 07 pm: Today is black day for the Indian Democracy: lalu on suspension of Cong MPs
7: 45 pm: Delhi: Lalu Prasad Yadav meets Mulayam Singh Yadav: Report
7.30 pm: FTII students to meet Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tomorrow.
7.15 pm: This is really historic and has happened after 6 decades: Ninong Ering, Congress on Naga peace accord.
7.00 pm: I join the nation in saluting and conveying our good wishes to the Naga people: PM Modi.
6.55 pm: Naga political issue lingered for 6 decades, took a huge toll on generations of people: PM Narendra Modi.
I have the deepest admiration for the great Naga people for their extraordinary support to the peace efforts :PM Modi pic.twitter.com/3y34KSenlo— ANI (@ANI_news) August 3, 2015
Thank my senior colleague Rajnath Singh, who supported and advice us. His contribution was invaluable in bringing us here today: PM— ANI (@ANI_news) August 3, 2015
6.50 pm: Today under the visionary leadership of PM we have come close to understanding each other: NSCN's Thuingaleng Muivah.
6.45 pm: NSCN's Thuingaleng Muivah signs landmark peace accord with Govt of India.
Peace accord between Govt of India and NSCN(IM) signed pic.twitter.com/wi40U9U0yv— ANI (@ANI_news) August 3, 2015
6.30 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make a landmark announcement from 7 RCR in a short while.
Today, we would be witness to an important & landmark event at 6.30pm at RCR.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 3, 2015
6.00 pm: This is a sad day, not for
Congress. Congress alone is not sad. The democracy should be sad.
The route adopted by Govt for past few days is undemocratic: Ghulam
5.50 pm: NCP ne bhi ye faisla kiya hai ki Congress ko samarthan denge aur sadan ka bahiskaar karenge (NCP too will support Congress and boycott the suspension of Congress MPs): Tariq Anwar, NCP.
5.40 pm: Louis Berger bribery case: Former Vice President of Louis Berger Satyakant Mohanty arrested.
5.35 pm: I don't want to criticize the Speaker, we respect democratic process and institutions, but we're hurt: Mallikarjun Kharge on Cong MPs suspension.
25 Congress MPs suspended by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for 5 days for disturbing the Parliament. pic.twitter.com/VmsEYAvV9t— ANI (@ANI_news) August 3, 2015
5.20 pm: Government should be reaching out to the opposition rather than throwing it out of the house: Shashi Tharoor on Cong MPs suspension.
I was in a meeting called by minister Javadekar when news reached me, I immediately got up in protest & walked out of the meeting: S Tharoor— ANI (@ANI_news) August 3, 2015
5.15 pm: AAP will also boycott house for five days in support to the MPs suspended: Bhagwant Mann, AAP, on Cong MPs suspension.
4.55 pm: My job is to ensure the House runs in a smooth manner. I was tolerating their (MPs) behaviour for the last 8 days: LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on suspending 25 Congress MPs for disrupting Parliamentary proceedings.
Mai 8 din se iss baat ko sehen kar rahi thi. Hadh toh ye hogayi ki Speaker ke saamne placard laaye jaa rahe the: Sumitra Mahajan— ANI (@ANI_news) August 3, 2015
4.30 pm: We are boycotting Speaker's decision. We are supporting Cong on this issue: Kalyan Banerjee, TMC on Cong MPs suspension.
4.15 pm: "This is the most undemocratic thing which has been done today", says Congress leader Rajeev Shukla, on party's MPs suspension.
4.00 pm: Congress MP Raj Babbar joins FTII Student's protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi.
3.50 pm: From the All Party Meeting, it was clear that most political parties want the stalemate to be resolved: FM Arun Jaitley.
Even in the Rajya Sabha today, members have tried their best. These are not only members supporting the Govt but even most oppn parties: FM— ANI (@ANI_news) August 3, 2015
3.45 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day after Speaker suspends 27 Congress MPs for five days: PTI
3.30 pm: SC dismisses appeal of ex-Haryana CM OP Chautala, 10 others against conviction and 10 years jail term in the teachers recruitment scam case. Asks them to appeal in High Court for interim relief.
3.22 pm: Draft Indian Financial Code under govt consideration; it's still a discussion paper: Fin Secy Rajiv Mehrishi.
3.10 pm: JD(U) leader KC Tyagi joins FTII Student's protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi.
JDU leader KC Tyagi joins FTII Student's protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. pic.twitter.com/uAC1IvkYZb— ANI (@ANI_news) August 3, 2015
2.56 pm: West Bengal Government announces compensation of 4 lakh for kin of those who were killed due to floods.
West Bengal Govt also announces compensation of 2 lakh for seriously injured and 60,000 for those who suffered minor injuries due to floods.— ANI (@ANI_news) August 3, 2015
2.50 pm: SC grants bail to former UP Minister Rangnath Mishra in a disproportionate assets case filed against him.
2.40 pm: They didn't give any agenda,proposal regarding functioning of House,they only heard everyone's opinions: Mallikarjun Kharge on all-party meet.
Sabhi se ye request hai ki Parliament ka Logjam samaapt hona chaiye aur house chalna chaiye: HM Rajnath Singh. pic.twitter.com/mzKXEMmKEX— ANI (@ANI_news) August 3, 2015
2.27 pm: Discussions on, almost all opposition parties except Congress were of the view that there should be debate in Parliament: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on all-party meet.
2.23 pm: Congress insists on its demand for resignations on Lalit Modi and Vyapam issues at all-party meeting on Parliament logjam. Outcome of the meeting is nil, we stand by our demand, says Cong leader Ghulam Nabi Azad after all-party meet.
2.15 pm: Delhi High Court adjourned hearing of Ajay Maken's plea on AAP's advertisement issue till August 5.
2.00 pm: FTII students protest at New Delhi's Jantar Mantar against Gajendra Chauhan's appointment as its chairperson.
FTII students protest at Jantar Mantar (Delhi) against Gajendra Chauhan's appointment as the Chairperson pic.twitter.com/oMhG1F29OE— ANI (@ANI_news) August 3, 2015
1.50 pm: MDMK protest demanding total prohibition of liquor in Tamil Nadu, Protesters vandalized liquor shops at Kalingapatty.
Policemen injured in trying to break up a group vandalising a liquor outlet in Kalingapatty Tamil Nadu pic.twitter.com/PU926nt5Nd— ANI (@ANI_news) August 3, 2015
1.40 pm: Contractual teachers protest demanding regularization of jobs in Patna, police baton charges protesters.
12.30 pm: All party meeting underway in Parliament
All party meeting underway in Parliament. pic.twitter.com/s9sRufffWn— ANI (@ANI_news) August 3, 2015
11.55 am: Child killed in crude bomb blast in Kolkata
11.37 am:A boy was injured in a crude bomb blast in Kolkata. The boy is out of danger. The police have recovered two more crude bombs.
11.20 am: EAM Sushma Swaraj speaking amidst uproar in Rajya Sabha.
10.42 am: PM Narendra Modi's meet with senior NDA Ministers begins. Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley and Venkaiah Naidu present.
10.25 am: The majority should be responsible. Will protest until the government relents: Congress President Sonia Gandhi
9.52 am: Congress Parliamentary Party meeting underway in Delhi, ahead of the all party meet
9.00 am: FTII students to protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi today.
8.50 am: PM Narendra Modi to meet senior Cabinet Ministers at 10:30am in Parliament today.
8.25 am: Devotees lined up in long queues outside temples in Varanasi(UP)to offer prayers on 1st Monday of holy month of Sawan
Devotees lined up in long queues outside temples in Varanasi(UP)to offer prayers on 1st Monday of holy month of Sawan pic.twitter.com/l8Cz8o9w5a— ANI (@ANI_news) August 3, 2015
8.00 am: BJP to hold all-party meet today to end Parliament deadlock.