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Parliament Highlights: Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow 11 am

As the Parliament session is being held amid the Covid-19 pandemic, vaccination centres were established for the members of Parliament and their family.
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 08:45 PM IST

The second half of the Budget session of Parliament commenced on Monday and Rajya Sabha reconvened at 9am. The lower house, Lok Sabha started at 4pm. It got adjourned till 5pm after obituary references were given two sitting parliamentarians and seven other former members of the Lower House. However, the Lok Sabha got adjourned again till 7pm when when opposition parties hit out at the Centre over the rising fuel prices in the country. Th Lower House finally got adjourned till 11am tomorrow.


The sessions are being held in shifts to maintain the social distancing norms amid the Covid-19 pandemic.


As the session is being held amid the Covid-19 pandemic, vaccination centres were established for the members of Parliament and their family. "Two vaccination centres have also been set up for the family members of MPs, one at CGHS Dispensary North Avenue and the other at CGHS Dispensary South Avenue. Members can undertake vaccination in their respective constituency also," read the statement.


The session also comes while several states in the country are heading for Assembly elections. As per reports, due to the ensuing polls, the session may be cut short by two weeks.

The Budget session had commenced on January 29. It concluded on February 29.

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  • MAR 08, 2021 05:04 PM IST

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  • MAR 08, 2021 04:29 PM IST

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  • MAR 08, 2021 01:42 PM IST

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    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 1:30pm

    Minutes after reconvening the Rajya Sabha adjourned till 1:30pm.

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  • MAR 08, 2021 01:03 PM IST

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  • MAR 08, 2021 11:07 AM IST

    Rajya Sabha adjourns for the second time

    Rajya Sabha again adjourned after briefly convening as the sloganeering over fuel price continued. Now, the upper house of parliament will reconvene at 1pm

  • MAR 08, 2021 10:04 AM IST

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    Rajya Sabha adjourned for one hour as Congress MPs raise slogans demanding a discussion over rise in fuel prices. "I don't want to take any drastic action on the first day," said Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu as he adjourned the house till 11am.

  • MAR 08, 2021 10:03 AM IST

    Uproar over fuel price

    Uproar in Parliament over fuel price after leader of opposiiton Mallikarjun Kharge raises the issue. "Petrol and diesel prices are nearly 100 per litre and 80 per litre respectively. LPG prices have also gone up. 21 lakh crores have been collected by putting excise duty/cess, because of this entire country including farmers are suffering," he said.

  • MAR 08, 2021 10:00 AM IST

    Women MPs speak on Women's Day

    "24 years ago, we proposed a 33% reservation for women in Parliament. Today, 24 years later, we should raise this to 50% reservation for women in Parliament and assembly," said Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi.

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  • MAR 08, 2021 09:34 AM IST

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  • MAR 08, 2021 09:24 AM IST

    Rajya Sabha extends wishes on Women's Day

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  • MAR 08, 2021 09:17 AM IST

    Rajya Sabha chairman welcomes Mallikarjun Kharge

    On chair, Venakiah Naidu welcomes members of Parliament as the sessions begins. Naidu also welcomed Congress' Mallikarjun Kharge who is the new leader of opposition. "On behalf of entire House and on my own behalf, I compliment Mallikarjun Kharge Ji on assuming the office of the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha. He is one of the long-serving leaders of the country, with vast legislative and administrative experience," said Rajya sabha Chairman

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  • MAR 08, 2021 08:47 AM IST

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