Budget session highlights: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned till Wednesday 11 am
Union Budget session 2023 highlights: The second part of the Budget Session 2023 resumed on March 13 and will continue till April 6.
Both houses of the Parliament, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned till 11am on Wednesday following uproar over Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's speech in London. The second leg of Union Budget 2023 commenced on Monday, after the first half being marred by a series of disruptions over number of issues with Hindenburg report and Adani Group issue being the focal point. Centre's top-most priority this time is to pass the Finance Bill along with a number of other pending bills.
A total of 26 bills in Rajya Sabha and 9 bills in Lok Sabha are pending. Most of the second half will be spent on discussing demands for grants to ministries including Panchayati Raj, Tourism, Railways, Health and Culture. The first half of the budget session used 84% of its allotted time in the Lok Sabha and just 56% in the Rajya Sabha.
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Mar 14, 2023 03:22 PM IST
Parliament adjourned (again) amid chaos over Rahul Gandhi's Cambridge speech
Parliament was adjourned for the day Tuesday afternoon - till 11 am tomorrow - amid a continuing stand-off between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress over Rahul Gandhi's criticism of the government and prime minister Narendra Modi. Read full story
Mar 14, 2023 02:15 PM IST
Rajya Sabha proceeding resumes
Rajya Sabha discusses Congress MP Rahul Gandhi remarks made in London. While ruling party demands apology, opposition says nothing wrong in what MP Gandhi said.
Mar 14, 2023 02:07 PM IST
BJP MPs demand apology from Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha session resumed amid heavy uproar from ruling party MLAs demanding apology from Congress MP Rahul Gandi over his London remarks.
Mar 14, 2023 12:40 PM IST
Shashi Tharoor defends Rahul Gandhi's London remark, says he hasn't said anything that requires an apology
Rahul Gandhi hasn't said anything that requires an apology. He expressed concern about the state of our democracy & attacks on it by the practices of the ruling govt, says Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, reports ANI.
Mar 14, 2023 12:10 PM IST
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2pm
Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned till 2pm over ruckus as Opposition MPs raise 'Modi-Adani bhai bhai' slogans.
Mar 14, 2023 12:07 PM IST
Ruckus erupts in Rajya Sabha as Opposition MPs raise 'Modi-Adani bhai bhai' slogans
Opposition MPs rakes up Adani issue in Rajya Sabha started to raise the slogans the minute Rajya Sabha Chairman started reading the notices submitted today.
Mar 14, 2023 12:03 PM IST
Anurag Thakur lauds India's win at Oscars
Mar 14, 2023 12:01 PM IST
Rajya Sabha passes motion for election to PGIMER Chandigarh
Rajya Sabha passes motion for election to Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh.
Mar 14, 2023 11:59 AM IST
Opposition MPs disrupt the Rajya Sabha
Opposition MPs disrupt the Rajya Sabha by sloganeering "Modi-Adani Bhai Bhai" amid the proceedings.
Mar 14, 2023 11:58 AM IST
YSRTP chief protests over Kaleshwaram Project 'scam'
YSR Telangana Party chief YS Sharmila protests from Jantar Mantar to Parliament House in New Delhi against KCR over irregularities in Kaleshwaram Project.
Mar 14, 2023 11:53 AM IST
RS MPs mentioning the papers to be laid on the table today
Rajya Sabha MPs mentioning the papers that are to be laid on the table today.
Mar 14, 2023 11:52 AM IST
RS MPs congratulate winners of Oscars
Mar 14, 2023 11:49 AM IST
Don't politicise the Oscars achievement: RS Chairman Dhankhar
BJP leader Piyush Goyal says that two women were behind the making of the documentary and it's a great feat for women of India. He adds that the 'RRR' scriptwriter is a Rajya Sabha member. As MPs object to Goyal endorsing PM Modi's choice, Jagdeep Dhankhar asks members to not politicise the matter.
Mar 14, 2023 11:48 AM IST
Oscars feat contribution of the country, BJP should not take the credit: Kharge
It is a contribution of the country, the ruling party should not take the credit for feats of 'RRR' and 'The Elephant Whisperers', says Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge.
Mar 14, 2023 11:47 AM IST
If I didn't become a lawyer, I would have been acting somewhere, says Rajya Sabha Chairman
As MPs in the Rajya Sabha talk about the country's feat at Oscars,Rajya Sabha Chairman says, "If I didn't become a lawyer, I would have been acting somewhere."
Mar 14, 2023 11:39 AM IST
Lok Sabha Speaker condoles the passing away of Karni Sena founder
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla condoles the passing away of Rajput #KarniSena founder #LokendraSinghKalvi.
Mar 14, 2023 11:32 AM IST
Boycott Bollywood should stop: Priyanka Chaturvedi
While congratulating teams of 'RRR' & The Elephant Whisperes' on their Oscar win, Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi said that the trend of boycott bollywood should stop.
Mar 14, 2023 11:31 AM IST
Rajya Sabha MPs congratulate teams of 'RRR' & The Elephant Whisperes' on their Oscar win
Rajya Sabha MPs including Priyanka Chaturvedi, Ranjit Ranjan, Prakash Javadekar congratulate teams of 'RRR' & The Elephant Whisperes' on their Oscar win.
Mar 14, 2023 11:24 AM IST
Congress MP moves privilege notice against Piyush Goyal
Congress Rajya Sabha MP Shaktisinh Gohil has moved a privilege motion against Union minister and BJP leader Piyush Goyal for naming Lok Sabha MP Rahul Gandhi in the House: Congress MP KC Venugopal
Mar 14, 2023 11:19 AM IST
Rajya Sabha members congratulate teams of 'RRR' & The Elephant Whisperes' on their Oscar win
Rajya Sabha Members including Jaya Bachchan, Amar Patnaik, Dr Santanu Sen congratulate teams of 'RRR' & The Elephant Whisperes' on their Oscar win.
“These achievements reflect a global appreciation of the vast talent, immense creativity and committed dedication of Indian artists. Indeed another facet of our global rise & recognition”, says RS Chairman.
Mar 14, 2023 11:14 AM IST
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm amid row over Rahul Gandhi's democracy remarks.
Mar 14, 2023 11:08 AM IST
LOP Kharge lauds India's win at Oscars
Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge lauds India's win at Oscars.
Mar 14, 2023 11:04 AM IST
RS chairman Dhankhar lauds India's Oscar achievements
Rajya Sabha chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar congratulates the entire team of artists associated with the RRR and The Elephant Whisperers on winning the Oscars.
Mar 14, 2023 11:02 AM IST
House resumes on 2nd day of the Budget session
Both houses of the parliament resume for the proceedings.
Mar 14, 2023 11:00 AM IST
Congress protest in Parliament over various issues
Congress protest in Parliament over various issues including the Adani stocks issue, reported ANI.
Mar 14, 2023 10:57 AM IST
FM Sitharaman ₹1.18 lakh crore budget for J-K in Lok Sabha on Monday
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday presented in the Lok Sabha a ₹1.18 lakh crore budget for Jammu and Kashmir for the year 2023-24 with a thrust on providing housing in rural areas and water tap connections to 18.36 lakh households.
Mar 14, 2023 10:48 AM IST
PM Modi holds a meeting with his top ministers in Parliament
PM Narendra Modi holds a meeting with his top ministers including Pralhad Joshi, Piyush Goyal Narendra Singh Tomar, Kiren Rijiju, Anurag Thakur and Nitin Gadkari in Parliament, reports ANI.
Mar 14, 2023 10:45 AM IST
BRS, AAP MPs protest in Parliament demanding a JPC probe on Adani issue
BRS and AAP MPs protest in Parliament demanding a JPC probe in the Adani issue.
Mar 14, 2023 10:41 AM IST
Congress gives breach of privilege notice against Piyush Goyal
Mar 14, 2023 10:32 AM IST
Congress' AR Chowdhury over Parliament ruckus
Government doesn't want to run the Parliament. Has it ever been witnessed that all the members of a party in power create a ruckus to halt the Parliament? Why should Rahul Gandhi apologise? Instead, they (Centre) should apologise, says AR Chowdhury, Congress MP
Mar 14, 2023 10:26 AM IST
Kharge convenes urgent meeting of opposition leaders
Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge has convened an urgent meeting of the opposition leaders at 10am at the Parliament a day after Parliamentary proceedings were adjourned amid the ruckus over Rahul Gandhi’s remarks in the United Kingdom (UK) on Indian democracy and Parliament. Read more
Mar 14, 2023 10:20 AM IST
Trinamool MPs hold a protest in Parliament on Adani issue
Mar 14, 2023 10:16 AM IST
Anurag Thakur's ‘kshama yatra' dig to Rahul Gandhi over 'London lies'
The Bharatiya Janata Party continued to target Rahul Gandhi for his speech in London, with Union minister Anurag Thakur on Tuesday demanding the Congress MP's apology in Parliament for allegedly insulting the country abroad. Read more
Mar 14, 2023 10:14 AM IST
Organisations probing terror-funding cases now doing case study on the corruption: Anurag Thakur
Mar 14, 2023 10:11 AM IST
Ramesh Pokhriyal over 2nd part budget session
Mar 14, 2023 10:08 AM IST
FM Sitharaman to present Supplementary Demands for Grants for J&K
FM Sitharaman to present Supplementary Demands for Grants for Jammu and Kashmir in Rajya Sabha today.
Mar 14, 2023 10:02 AM IST
"Opposition parties creating hurdles against investigation agencies..." BJP leader
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Telangana Spokesperson NV Subhash on Monday reacted to the protest of Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) against the "misuse of central investigation agencies" in Parliament and said that opposition parties are creating hurdles against the investigation agencies due to the fear of exposure, reported ANI.
Mar 14, 2023 10:00 AM IST
Sanjay Singh gives zero-hour notice over misuse of central agencies against opposition leaders
AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh gives zero-hour notice over the "misuse of central agencies against opposition leaders", reported ANI.
Mar 14, 2023 09:56 AM IST
Delhi Waqf properties not seized, Hardeep Singh Puri tells Parliament
Union minister for housing and urban affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday rejected allegations that Waqf Board properties in Delhi, including mosques, dargahs and graveyards, were seized and said their ownership is with the government of India. Read more
Mar 14, 2023 09:54 AM IST
Congress plans to intensify protest over Adani issue
The Congress party walked out of a meeting chaired by Speaker Om Birla, sought Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Pralhad Joshi’s comments against Rahul Gandhi be expunged in the Lok Sabha, shouted slogans along with other opposition parties and disrupted Parliament for a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe on the Adani-Hindenburg issue. Read more
Mar 14, 2023 09:53 AM IST
LIC’s debt exposure in Adani firms decreased marginally: Centre
The amount of money loaned by the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to Adani Group companies reduced marginally from ₹6,347 crore at the end of last year to ₹6,182 crore as on March 5, the Union government told Parliament. Read more
Mar 14, 2023 09:52 AM IST
On Adani-Hindenburg row, Centre says no significant impact at systemic level
The Union Finance Ministry on Monday answered an array of questions in the Lok Sabha over the impact that the Adani Group of companies had suffered after US short-seller Hindenburg Research came out with a report accusing them of fraud and stock manipulation-- a claim the Gautam Adani-led group has denied. Read more
Mar 14, 2023 09:48 AM IST
AAP's Sanjay Singh gives notive demanding probe into Adani-Hindenburg case
AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh gives suspension of business notice under rule 267 demanding an investigation into the Adani-Hindenburg case and a discussion in the House on this issue.
Mar 14, 2023 09:47 AM IST
Congress' Pramod Tiwari gives notice on Adani stocks issue
Congress Rajya Sabha MP Pramod Tiwari gives suspension of business notice under rule 267 on Adani stocks issue.
Mar 14, 2023 09:43 AM IST
Congress knows the art of corruption: Anurag Thakur
Congress knows the art of corruption and corruption through art. They are running a campaign against the country. They should apologise to the nation and stop their Cambridge cries, says Union minister Anurag Thakur, reported ANI.
Mar 14, 2023 09:42 AM IST
Sonai Gandhi arrives in Parliament
Mar 14, 2023 09:41 AM IST
Congress MP Naseer Hussain gives notice to discuss JPC probe over Adani- Hindenburg row
Congress Rajya Sabha MP Dr Naseer Hussain has given notice under rule 267 to suspend the proceedings of the House & discuss the "failure of Govt in constituting JPC in the Adani financial fraud case", reports ANI.
Mar 14, 2023 09:37 AM IST
Crimes related to cryptocurrencies amounted to ₹953.70 crore: FM Sitharaman
Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman told the parliament yesterday that crimes related to cryptocurrencies amounted to Rs953.70 crores so far, and that the FATF has adopted several methods to prevent growing illegitimate activities from cryptocurrencies.
Mar 14, 2023 09:36 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi goes abroad and insults the country: Anurag Thakur
Mar 14, 2023 09:30 AM IST
Congress MP gives motion notice in Lok Sabha over Hindenburg report
Congress MP Manickam Tagore gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha demanding JPC probe into Hindenburg report.
Mar 14, 2023 09:24 AM IST
BRS MP demands JPC probe into Hindenburg report
BRS Rajya Sabha MP K Keshav Rao has given a suspension of business notice under rule 267 and demanded JPC probe into Hindenburg report, ANI reported.
Mar 14, 2023 09:19 AM IST
Discussion on Skill development and entrepreneurship in Rajya Sabha today
A discussion will be held on the working of Skill development and entrepreneurship and the textile ministry in the Upper House of the Parliament on Tuesday.
Mar 14, 2023 09:16 AM IST
Motion for election of PGIMER Chandigarh to be passed by Health Minister
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will pass a motion for election of the Post graduate institute of Medical institution and research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, which seeks to elect one Member from among the Members of the House, to be a member of the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh.
Mar 14, 2023 09:14 AM IST
Motion on Fortieth Report of the Business Advisory Committee
Union Parliamentary Affairs minister Pralhad Joshi and Trinamool Congress MLA Sudip Bandopadhyay will move a motion to ascertain that the Lower House agrees with the Fortieth Report of the Business Advisory Committee.
Mar 14, 2023 09:09 AM IST
23 of DRDO’s 55 high-priority projects couldn’t meet deadlines
Twenty-three of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)’s 55 high-priority projects could not meet the deadlines, the government has said in Parliament.
In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on Monday, minister of state for defence Ajay Bhatt said nine of the 23 projects have undergone cost overruns. “However, not all cost overruns were necessitated due to time overruns.” Read more
Mar 14, 2023 09:04 AM IST
No record of monkey bites, says Government in parliament
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on Monday told Parliament that it had no record of the number of people injured or worse, killed due to monkey bites in the country. The issue over the matter of monkey attacks has previously too, been raised in the Lok Sabha, seeking the government's action to deal with the menace.
Mar 14, 2023 09:04 AM IST
Over 1 lakh posts in the Indian army still vacant
The government informed the Rajya Sabha on Monday that over 1 lakh posts in the Indian army were still vacant even after the recruitment of over 19000 officers since the beginning of this year.
Union Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt informed the same while replying to a written question in the Upper House of the Parliament while adding that a total of 1,35,743 posts, including 8,070 at the level of officers, were lying vacant in the Indian Army as on March 10.
Mar 14, 2023 09:01 AM IST
Manish Tewari gives adjournment motion notice to discuss Freedom of Speech to MPs
Congress Lok Sabha MP Manish Tewari gives adjournment motion notice to hold a discussion on "the essence, substance and spirit of Freedom of Speech accorded to Members of Parliament under Article 105 of the Constitution", reported ANI.
Mar 14, 2023 09:00 AM IST
Congress Parliamentary party strategy group meeting at 9:30 am
Congress Parliamentary party strategy group meeting will happen today at 9:30am in parliament building. This will be followed by an urgent meeting of opposition leaders at 10 am called by Mallikarjun Kharge. Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress, however, will not participate in the meeting.
Mar 14, 2023 08:56 AM IST
Introduction of the Jammu and Kashmir budget scheduled today
Some significant matters are scheduled to be taken under discussion on Tuesday, with the most important being the introduction of the Jammu and Kashmir budget which will be undertaken by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and the demand for grants and voting concerning the Union Territory of J&K in both Houses of Parliament.
Mar 14, 2023 08:54 AM IST
‘…like a dictator’: Mallikarjun Kharge reminds PM Modi of China, Korea speeches; slams BJP
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge came down heavily on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday for demanding an apology from his party leader Rahul Gandhi for his recent remarks in London. Read more
Mar 14, 2023 08:53 AM IST
Ruckus over Rahul Gandhi's remarks likely to continue on 2nd day
The BJP-Congress slugfest escalated on the first day of the second part of the Budget Session with the BJP MPs seeking an apology from Rahul Gandhi over his remarks on Indian democracy in London.
Mar 14, 2023 08:46 AM IST
Centre seeks to regulate online pharmacies through revised bill
The central government has proposed to regulate online pharmacies, which has proliferated in recent times in India, through a fresh draft of the New Drugs, Medical Devices, and Cosmetics Bill, which has been released for discussions, according to people familiar with the matter. Read more
Mar 14, 2023 08:44 AM IST
‘Rahul Gandhi should apologise’: Rajnath Singh, BJP MPs demand in Parliament
The second leg of the Budget session of Parliament began with uproar on Monday as Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday demanded Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's apology for allegedly insulting Indian Parliament and democracy on foreign soil, days after his speech in London. Read more