Daily Fix: President Kovind’s Parliament address and other major news

President Ram Nath Kovind to address joint session of Parliament today

President Ram Nath Kovind will address a joint sitting of Parliament in the Central Hall at 11 am today.

The Budget Session were commenced on Monday with jubilant BJP members raising ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ slogans were discussed in the social media in an inefficacious manner and Asaduddin Owaisi’s representation of the minorities from the roaring BJP members were turbulent.

There are many new faces in this Lok Sabha, the Prime Minister had said the first session of the Lower House of Parliament should begin with “fresh zeal and new thinking”.

Tejashwi Yadav is missing during the Bihar crisis

Where is Tejashwi Yadav during the Bihar crisis? RJD leader says he may be in England watching cricket.

The leader of Opposition in the state has reportedly not been seen in public since the party’s debacle in the Lok Sabha elections last month.

Senior Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh on Wednesday said the party’s leader Tejashwi Yadav might be in England watching the men’s cricket World Cup. He was responding to a question about Yadav’s whereabouts at a time Bihar is dealing with an encephalitis breakout that has claimed the lives of at least 127 children, and a heatwave in which 90 people have been killed in three districts.

”Same minister, Shri Harsh Vardhan, same reasons, same promises, no work, all talk.” ;Congress on Bihar crisis

The Congress on Wednesday described the deaths of children in Bihar due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) as a “national tragedy,” saying that the Centre and state government were insensitive and unprepared.

Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters here, Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi said, “What is happening today in Bihar is a national tragedy and national horror as over 150 children have died. The perpetrators of this tragedy is the state and the Central government,” reports IANS.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted in Hindi: “In 2014, 139 children were killed in Muzaffarpur. In 2019, 104 children killed in Muzaffarpur. Same minister, Shri Harsh Vardhan, same reasons, same promises, no work, all talk.”

The Congress demanded coordination between the Centre and the state government to deal with the AES and advised to make a road map to rid the state of the malaise.

Copa America: Lionel Messi’s penalty helps Argentina snatch a point against Paraguay

A Lionel Messi penalty salvaged a 1-1 draw for Argentina against Paraguay on Wednesday as the two-time world champions once again struggled at the Copa America.

Messi swept in a 57th-minute spot-kick at Belo Horizonte’s Mineirao Stadium to cancel out a first-half opener from Paraguay’s Richard Sanchez.

Compiled by Haniya Senam

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