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Lok Sabha Speaker suspends 25 Congress MPs

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New Delhi: The parliament logjam took an ugly turn on Monday when Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspended 25 Congress MPs for five days for “willfully obstructing the business of the house”.

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The Congress MPs, including Gaurav Gogoi, Sushmita Dev, Ranjeet Ranjan, K.C. Venugopal and Deepinder Singh Hooda, were “named” under rule 374(A).

The rule says in the event of grave disorder occasioned by a member coming into the well of the house or abusing the rules persistently and willfully obstructing its business by shouting slogans or otherwise, such member shall, on being named by the speaker, stand automatically suspended from the service of the house for five consecutive sittings or the remainder of the session, whichever is less.

All the Congress members protesting in the well, however, kept up their high decibel protest inside the house even while their names were being read out.

Earlier, the Lok Sabha secretariat had said 27 members have been suspended. They later corrected the number to 25.

The speaker’s action came soon after the failure of an all party meeting called by the government to break the parliament logjam.

The members of the Congress, which has been protesting demanding the resignations of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and two BJP chief ministers, have been holding placards and shouting slogans in the house.

They were protesting against the government over the Lalit Modi issue and Vyapam scam.

The Congress has 44 members in the Lok Sabha.

Immediately after naming the members, Mahajan adjourned the house for the day.

(IANS)

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Alexa is now available in vehicles from automakers like Audi, BMW, Ford, and Toyota

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Amazon announced integrations with several new automotive brands at the CES 2020. VOA

There are now hundreds of millions of Alexa-enabled devices out there – a huge increase from 100 million Alexa-powered devices the company announced last year in January.

It include Amazon’s own lines of Echo speakers, Fire tablets and Fire TV streamers, as well as third-party devices like wearables, TVs and computers.

“Much of this growth has been fueled by the continued invention of developers and device makers, all of whom make Alexa even better for customers,” Amazon said in a statement at CES 2020.

There are now more than 100,000 Alexa-compatible smart home products from more than 9,500 unique brands, more than 100,000 skills from Alexa developers, and hundreds of products with Alexa built-in

“Meanwhile, content providers like Apple TV+, Disney+, Peloton, and YouTube TV have helped produce an even richer, more diverse experience on Fire TV, which now has more than 40 million monthly active users,” the company added.

Alexa is now available in vehicles from automakers like Audi, BMW, Ford, and Toyota.

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There are now hundreds of millions of Amazon Alexa-enabled devices out there – a huge increase from 100 million Alexa-powered devices the company announced last year in January. Wikimedia Commons

Amazon announced integrations with several new automotive brands at the CES 2020.

Automobili Lamborghini is bringing Alexa to its Huracan Evo range starting in 2020, and Rivian will integrate Alexa into its first two all-electric vehicles, the R1S and R1T, as well as its upcoming fleet of 100,000 all-electric Amazon delivery vans. (IANS)