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Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha condole Deora's death, adjourned

New Delhi : The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were adjourned Monday after obituary reference was made for former union minister Murali Deora who died early in the morning.

Deora, a veteran Congress leader, died in Mumbai Monday following a brief illness. He was 77.

The winter session of parliament began here Monday.

The Lok Sabha also condoled the deaths in the floods that ravaged Jammu and Kashmir as well as in cyclone Hudhud that hit Andhra Pradesh.

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BJP leader shot dead in Bihar, violent protests follow

Patna : A senior state BJP leader, Srikant Bharti was shot dead in Bihar's Siwan district, triggering violent protests Monday by his supporters, police said.

Bharti was killed by unidentified men late Sunday night when he was returning from a marriage party.

"Hundreds of supporters of the murdered leader, mostly BJP local leaders and workers, blocked roads and burnt tyres. They also raised slogans against the state government," a district police official said.

Parliament adjourned after condoling Murli Deora's death

New Delhi : Both houses of parliament were adjourned Monday after obituary references were made for former union minister Murli Deora, who died Monday morning.

Deora, a veteran Congress leader, died in Mumbai following a brief illness. He was 77.

The winter session of parliament began here Monday and is scheduled to run till Dec 23. The session, the first after Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded his council of ministers, will have 22 sittings.

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Modi praises opposition, hopes winter session is fruitful

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the opposition for its support during the previous parliament session, and expressed the hope that winter session, which began Monday, is "fruitful and result-oriented".

"In the last session, a lot of good work was done because of the active participation of the opposition. I believe that this time, too, we will have a similar experience," Modi told reporters on the first day of parliament's winter session.

The prime minister said every member of parliament has responsibility to "run the nation".

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Modi condoles Murli Deora's death

Mumbai : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday condoled the death of veteran Congressman and former union minister Murli S. Deora here and described him as a leader with "a warm nature".

"A dedicated leader, Murli Deora's warm nature made him popular across party lines. News of his demise is saddening. My deepest condolences to Milind Deora and the Deora family on Murli Deora's demise. May his soul rest in peace," Modi said in a message.

The prime minister that Sunday, he had spoken to the Deora family and enquired about his health.

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Election Commission stops release of PDP poll manifesto

Jammu : In an overnight decision, the Election Commission has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from releasing its election manifesto Monday.

In a communication addressed to the PDP, the state's chief electoral officer (CEO) said that since campaigning for the first phase of the state assembly elections ended Sunday evening, the PDP cannot release its poll manifesto Monday.

PDP had announced Sunday evening that it would release its election manifesto in summer capital Srinagar Monday.

Leaders condole Murli Deora's death

New Delhi/Mumbai : President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday condoled the death of veteran Congress leader and former union minister Murli S. Deora, saying people shall value his significant contribution towards growth and progress of the country.

In a condolence message to Deora's wife Hema, Mukherjee said: "It was with profound sorrow that I learnt of the sad demise of Murli Deora, an esteemed colleague and long-standing friend.

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Modi hopes for productive winter session of parliament

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday expressed confidence that the winter session of parliament beginning Monday will be as productive as the budget session.

Addressing an all-party meeting convened by Parliamentary Affairs Minster M.Venkaiah Naidu here, he said his government will continue to talk to the opposition and other parties during the session.

Modi also his referred to his Independence Day speech in which he had sought to give credit for work done during the budget session to both the government and the opposition.

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Congress planning to block parliament business: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi : Ahead of the winter session of parliament beginning Monday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Sunday warned that the Congress party was planning strategies to block official business and legislation in parliament,

"The Congress Party had damaged the national economy while in power and wants to pursue the same destructive direction while in opposition." Jaitley wrote in his latest Facebook post.

He had said the same Friday at the Hindustan Times Leadeship Summit here.

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Six months later, Modi to meet SAARC leaders again in Kathmandu summit

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who travels Tuesday to attend the 18th SAARC summit at Kathmandu, will be again meeting leaders of South Asian countries six months after he had invited them to his own swearing-in.

During the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit meeting, Modi would convey India's vision of harnessing the development potential of the region.

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