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Six Congress MPs have been suspended from the Lok Sabha for five days over 'unruly behavior'.

The six members; Adhir Rajan Chowdhury, Gaurav Gogoi, K Suresh, MK Raghavan, Ranjeet Ranjan and Sushmita Dev; "had stormed the Well, torn papers and thrown it towards the Chair", Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said.

Even afterwards, Congress members protested the move and demanded all party members be suspended.

With Karnataka opening a fresh debate on whether states could have their independent flags, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor recently said that as long as one observed a system of checks and balances it could be allowed.

Speaking at a press conference in Bengaluru, Tharoor said that state flag should, however, not substitute the national flag.

In a major bureaucratic rejig, 35 IAS officers have been appointed as secretaries and additional secretaries in various government departments.

IAS officer Sanjay Kothari, chairman of Public Enterprises Selection Board, is now secretary to the president. Bharat Lal is joint secretary.

New appointments have been made in the Archaeological Survey of India, housing and urban affairs ministry and commerce ministry, to name a few.