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  • The final dates will be notified by the government after the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) recommends the dates for the session. A meeting of the CCPA is likely to be held soon. The budget session will start with President's address to the joint sitting of Parliament and the Economic Survey is likely to be presented on the same day.

    Government has now made public the file notings which show its move on ‘expediting passage’ of RTI bill.

    Major General Hossein Salami addressed the members of the Majles in a closed session, the semi-official news agency reported. Salami had been due to explain the killing of Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Guards' foreign operations arm, in a January 3 US drone strike in Baghdad, ISNA reported as the session got underway.

    Johnson will welcome some 100 newly elected colleagues, many of them coming from parts of the country that were once the strongholds of the opposition Labour Party.

    “There will not be alignment, we will not be a rule-taker, we will not be in the single market and we will not be in the customs union — and we will do this by the end of the year," Sajid Javid said, referring to a deadline at the end of 2020 for conclusion of what are expected to be contentious trade talks with the then-27 member EU.

    The court asked the investigating officer of the police to put on record all the evidence which showed that Chandrashekhar Azad was allegedly giving incriminatory speeches at the gathering at Jama Masjid and any law which showed that the gathering there was unconstitutional.

    The Iraqi resolution specifically calls for ending an agreement in which Washington sent troops to Iraq more than four years ago to help in the fight against the Islamic State group. The vote comes two days after a US airstrike killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani inside Iraq, dramatically increasing regional tensions.

    Thirty-three per cent of Rajya Sabha members did not pose any question to the government during the winter session of Parliament, a jump from 20% in the monsoon session.

    The most widespread protest was against the Citizenship Amendment Act. “People will never accept the law but the government has been pushing it. This is a communal stand of the government trying to include some religious minorities but excluding others.,” said Thokchom Yaphalembi Chanu, a member of the North-East Forum for International Solidarity

    There is usually a month-long break between the two phases of the Budget Session to allow parliamentary committees to examine budgetary allocations made to various ministries. The President convenes both Houses of Parliament on the recommendation made by the Union Cabinet. CCPA has recommended holding the Budget Session in two phases from January 31 to April 3.

    A decision in this connection was taken at the cabinet meeting here on Sunday, a Chief Minister's Office press release said. The cabinet also decided to recommend to the Governor to convene the special session.

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