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Parliament session extended till August 7.

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NEW DELHI: The budget session of Parliament has been extended by eight working days till 7 August, Union parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The session, which began on 17 June, was earlier scheduled to conclude on Friday.

The decision to extend the session was made by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi in Lok Sabha, soon after the House passed the Triple Talaq bill was passed. Earlier in the day, the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs met here to take the decision.

However, the “last-minute decision” to extend the session has not gone down well with Opposition with Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien saying, “It is not a college campus”. “This is not a college campus where we are organising an intra- college festival. This is the Parliament of India,” the TMC MP told reporters, as he accused the government of “bulldozing” Parliament.

He, however, said that the ways of the ruling party did not surprise him as the BJP was “attempting to destroy all institutions.”

In the Rajya Sabha, when Joshi announced that the opposition will get an opportunity to discuss calling attention motions on important issues next week, TMC member Sukhendu Sekhar Roy said that the chair has not declared any extension of the current session and the minister should withdraw his words.

“The Trinamool Congress will work as a constructive opposition. We will not yield and will do all that it takes to save the constitution and the country,” he told reporters.

 

 

 

 

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Shyam Ramsay passes away at 67 in Mumbai

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Mumbai:  Shyam Ramsay, one of the seven Ramsay Brothers known for cult horror films such as ‘Puraani Haveli’ and ‘Tahkhana’, died in a hospital on Wednesday, his family said. He was 67. Shyam died of pneumonia at a city-based hospital.

Shyam Ramsay was considered the brain behind the group, he directed films such as ‘Darwaza’, ‘Purana Mandir’ and ‘Veerana’. He was also responsible for ‘The Zee horror show’, ‘Saturday Suspense’, ‘X Zone’ and ‘Nagin’.

The origins of the horror empire set up by the band of brothers can be traced back to a modest radio shop in Karachi in undivided India.

The shop’s proprietor, Fatehchand U Ramsinghani, had relocated to Mumbai after Partition and decided to get into the business of film production.

The Ramsay Brothers, for the longest time ruled the horror genre in Indian cinema with low-budget movies in the 1970s and 1980s. The films were widely popular for their unique mix of horror and erotica.

The last rites will be held at Vile Parle crematorium on Wednesday. Shyam Ramsay is survived by two daughters Sasha and Namrata.

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