Social activist Anna Hazare has demanded that the Janlokpal Bill be passed in the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament. In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday,Hazare said the Bill was passed in Lok Sabha in 2011 and that a committee in Rajya Sabha submitted its comments on the Bill on November 23,2012. Referring to a letter he received from the PMO on July 24,Hazare said: You (PM) have said in the letter that efforts are on to pass the Bill in this session of Parliament. However,not much time is left for the session to end. When both the Houses have presented their reports on the Bill,what is it that is keeping the Bill from being passed?
Rs 1,000 cr sought for rain-affected Nagpur
MP Vilas Muttemwar has urged Congress president Sonia Gandhi to direct the Centre to release Rs 1,000 crore for rain-affected Nagpur city and its people. Nearly eight lakh people living in city slums have been affected by unprecedented rain. They are living in pitiable conditions. Worsening sanitary conditions have created health hazards. The rain has caused extensive damage to 771 roads measuring over 1,180 km and 14 bridges. In order to overcome the crisis situation,I would urge upon the Centre to release Rs 1,000 crore for road repairs and reconstruction as well as relief and rehabilitation, the letter stated.