Monsoon Session of Parliament likely to begin from July 26

The month-long Monsoon Session of Parliament is likely to begin from July 26.

Updated: Jul 02, 2010, 14:26 PM IST

New Delhi: The month-long Monsoon Session of Parliament is likely to begin from July 26.

The recommendation to this effect was made by the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs which met here today.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal told reporters that subject to approval by the president, the Budget session would commence on July 26 and continue till August 27.

The Nuclear Liability Bill, the Women`s Reservation Bill and a legislation on Direct Tax Code are likely to figure in the Monsoon Session.

The Opposition is expected to raise the issue of price rise and demand a rollback of the fuel prices. The law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir and attack on security
forces by Naxalites is also likely to be raised by the opposition parties.

PTI

London: Pakistan and Iran are helping the Taliban to carry out bomb attacks on British troops in Afghanistan, a general has said.

According to The Telegraph, British military intelligence has found evidence that some of the improvised explosive devices (IED) attacks are being supported from outside Afghanistan.

“We are looking beyond Afghanistan in terms of the provision of some of the more sophisticated components and the provision of finance, there is evidence that something is coming in from Iran, something is coming in from Pakistan,” said Major General Gordon Messenger.

Meanwhile, more armoured vehicles are being deployed and British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to double the number of bomb-disposal teams in the country.

“The growing effort is starting to show results, with more devices being detected and defused without detonating,” the paper quoted Maj Gen Messenger, as saying.

A total of 309 British personnel have died in Afghanistan sine 2001. Improvised explosive devices, bombs planted along roads and pathways, have killed many of the British troops in Afghanistan.

Last month, a London School of Economics report had said that Pakistan’s ISI intelligence service gives extensive backing to the Afghan insurgency. However, Maj Gen Messenger said there was no evidence of foreign “institutional” support for IED attacks in Afghanistan.

ANI