There were different voices within the party as its chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala lauded scientists and researchers of Bharat Biotech for the indigenous vaccine.
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Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri also took a swipe at the opposition leaders, saying they are on a quest for permanent political marginalisation.
Vivek Doval had filed a criminal defamation complaint against the Caravan Magazine and Ramesh for allegedly defaming him through an article and a press conference based on it respectively.
The exchange of words on Twitter came after Ramesh objected to the government's claim that opposition leaders were consulted before it was decided that the winter session will be cancelled.
Officials said the video appears to be shot outside India, as indicated by the body of the subadult tiger and background vegetation.
The NIF Book Prize was established in 2018 and builds on the New India Foundation's mission of sponsoring high-quality research and writing.
While former finance minister P Chidambaram, and party leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Digvijaya Singh will be part of the economic affairs committee, Jairam Ramesh will be its convener.
Senior Congress leaders P Chidambaram and Jairam Ramesh also termed the stimulus announced by the government as another move to deflect the attention of people from the bad state of the economy.
The draft EIA notification, which involves the procedure of issuing environmental clearances to various projects, was issued by the ministry in March this year and public suggestions were invited.
He accused Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar of seeing his job as being an accelerator for project clearances and not as a guardian/protector of India's natural resources.
Former chief minister Oommen Chandy said the draft notification should be published in all regional languages so as to make necessary changes.
Javadekar said that Ramesh publicising his objections and letters was "premature" as the public consultations on the draft EIA were underway.
He has written to Union Minister Prakash Javadekar registering his strongest objections, saying the notification legitimises illegality as far as environmental regulation is concerned.
During a meeting with Naidu, Rajya Sabha officials pointed out that committees have been meeting without the quorum for years.
Modi kicked off a two-stage electronic auction process to allocate coal blocks for commercial mining on Thursday.