Sanitization work was being undertaken in the Parliament premises ahead of the commencement of monsoon session on September 14. The fourth session of 17th Lok Sabha and 252nd session of Rajya Sabha is scheduled to be held today and subject to exigencies of government business, may conclude on October 01. This will be the first Parliament session being held amid the COVID-19 pandemic. All safety measures have been taken to conduct the session as per guidelines issued by government. On the other hand, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MPs TR Balu and Kanimozhi staged protest against the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) examination in the Parliament premises ahead of monsoon session commencing today. Speaking to media, the Rajya Sabha MP of DMK, Tiruchi Siva said, "NEET deprives dreams to the poor and rural students who score high marks in school education but are unable to get through NEET exam because they are not able to get any private coaching." "11 students have committed suicide in Tamil Nadu due to the fear of this exam," he added. DMK and CPI (M) have given Adjournment Motion notice in Lok Sabha over 'suicide of 12 teenage students due to NEET'.
Both youth and student wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) held protest in Chennai against NEET examinations. Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and the Students Federation of India (SFI) came out on roads to revolt against the NEET exams. They shouted anti-NEET slogans. NEET exams are to be held today across country amid the coronavirus pandemic. More than a million students are expected to sit for the exams.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam held a candle light vigil in Chennai against the Hathras alleged gang-rape case on October 05. DMK workers came out on roads in large numbers to seek justice for the victim. Later, police detained DMK MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi along with few other party workers.
Farmers protest was joined by several political leaders across India. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh held a sit-in protest in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. Meanwhile, DMK President joined farmers protest in Tamil Nadu’s Kanchipuram. Farmers have been protesting across the nation over the three farm bills, now law. Farmers called for a ‘bandh’ in Karnataka, which was supported by JD(S) and Congress. Watch the full video for more details.
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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin took part in a protest against farm reforms in Tamil Nadu's Kanchipuram on Sep 28. The protest was staged in Keezhambi village. Protests have been intensified in the nation after Parliament passed farm bills, and the subsequent assent by President Ram Nath Kovind on September 27.
Rainfall lashed several parts of Tamil Nadu’s Chennai. Many areas in the city witnessed severe waterlogging. India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that the southwest monsoon finally withdrew from the entire country. With this the northeast monsoon, a phenomenon that brings rainfall over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, parts of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala during October to December, commenced. "Under its influence, scattered rainfall with moderate thunderstorm and lightning (is) very likely over Kerala, Mahe, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during the next five days with isolated heavy rainfall over south Tamil Nadu during the next two days and over south Kerala during the next 24 hours," the IMD said. Dry weather is expected over the rest of the country during the next four to five days. Watch the full video for more.
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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs protested against Punjab government on October 19. They demanded that state assembly should pass resolution against recently enacted Farm Laws. While speaking to ANI, AAP MLA and Leader of Opposition in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Harpal Singh Cheema said, "Punjab government is in favour of these black laws. AAP will expose how they are colluding with the Centre over these."
The BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly) from Kandivali East Constituency in Mumbai, Atul Bhatkhalkar have wrote a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray asking him to emulate the Assam government's decision to curb State-run madrasas in Maharashtra. "I have written to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray asking him to emulate the Assam government's decision to curb State-run madrasas in Maharashtra so that Muslim community students can get modern education," said Atul Bhatkhalkar.
Computer Baba tried his hand in Kabaddi with other Sadhus during the 'Loktantra Bachao Yatra' in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior. The Sadhus held 'Loktantra Bachao Yatra' against BJP government in Madhya Pradesh and the rebel Congress MLAs who switched sides to facilitate the fall of Kamal Nath government in the state earlier this year.
While addressing in the Lok Sabha during 1st day of monsoon session, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP in Lok Sabha, TR Baalu spoke on National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). He said, "I'd like..
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin along with other leaders arrived at the State legislative Assembly wearing a mask with 'Ban NEET, save TN students' printed on it on Sep 14. 3 Tamil..