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Parliament Highlights: Protection of Human rights Bill 2019 passed in Lok Sabha

Parliament Live Updates: Speaking in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar called on Pakistan to release and release and repatriate former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav to India.

By HT Correspondent | Jul 19, 2019 21:49 IST
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The Lok Sabha passed the Finance Bill, 2019 on Thursday. Earlier, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that seven legislations under indirect taxation are being amended to ensure greater simplicity.

Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar called on Pakistan to release and release and repatriate former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav to India.

Also Read| ICJ’s Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict: What it means for India and Pakistan

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7:30 pm IST

Govt likely to extend Parliament session till Aug 2

The government is likely to extend the ongoing session of Parliament to complete its legislative business, top government sources said Friday.

3:32 pm IST

Protection of Human rights (Amendment) Bill 2019 passed in Lok Sabha

The Protection of Human rights (Amendment) Bill 2019 passed in Lok Sabha, reports news agency ANI.

3:25 pm IST

Bill to protect rights of transgenders in Lok Sabha

A bill which provides a mechanism for social, economic and educational empowerment of transgenders by defining their identity and rights to prohibit discrimination against them was introduced in Lok Sabha on Friday.

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, introduced by Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot, provides a mechanism for their social, economic and educational empowerment, reports PTI.

3:12 pm IST

Bill to check ponzi schemes introduced in Lok Sabha

A Bill which seeks to tackle the menace of illicit deposit-taking activities in the country was introduced in Lok Sabha Friday.

The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019 will replace the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance, 2019.

The bill seeks to help tackle the menace of illicit deposit taking activities in the country, which at present are exploiting regulatory gaps and lack of strict administrative measures to dupe poor and gullible people of their hard earned money, according to the government.

The bill was introduced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman amid noisy protests by Congress members over the ongoing political crisis in Karnataka, reports PTI.

3:11 pm IST

Rajya Sabha witnesses uproar over issue of attack on former legislator

Opposition members in the Rajya Sabha created an uproar on Friday over an alleged attack on a former legislator of Madhya Pradesh onboard a train and criticised Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi for not adequately responding to the grievance.

During the Question Hour, SP member Javed Ali Khan raised the issue of the alleged attack on former Madhya Pradesh legislator Dr Sunilam onboard the Godwana Express, reports PTI.

3:10 pm IST

Why a law on mob lynching is not being made?: Asaduddin Owaisi

Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM in Lok Sabha: I would like to ask the Home Minister, why a law on mob lynching is not being made? Last year Supreme Court had asked government to make a law on mob lynching. If you make all Supreme Court’s orders into laws, why not this?

 

2:40 pm IST

Venkaiah Naidu pulls up minister of state for absence from Rajya Sabha

Minister of state for animal husbandry,fisheries and dairying, Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, was pulled up by the Rajya Sabha chairman for being absent from the house when his name was called.

“Mantriji, day before yesterday your name was there in the agenda. But when called, you were not there. Please note that it should not happen in future,” the Upper House chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said.

Balyan, who laid paper on the table listed against his name in the House, expressed regret for being absent and assured the same will not happen again.

2:30 pm IST

Opposition walks out of Lok Sabha on Karnataka issue

Opposition parties, including the Congress, DMK and TMC, on Friday walked out of the Lok Sabha over the Karnataka crisis, accusing the BJP of destabilising the state government, reports IANS.

The MPs trooped out of the House during Zero Hour when Speaker Om Birla allowed Congress floor leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury to speak on the issue but only for a few minutes.

Chowdhury said the opposition was hopeful that home minster Amit Shah would speak on the issue as an adjournment motion had been given.

2:26 pm IST

Delhi govt should cooperate in implementing PM-KISAN scheme: Union minister

Minister of state for agriculture, Parshottam Rupala on Friday said in the Rajya Sabha that the Delhi government should cooperate in implementing the newly launched central scheme Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) under which Rs 6,000 is paid in three equal instalments annually to each farmer who owns land.

Replying to supplementaries in the Question Hour, the minister said, “Farmers in Delhi have not been able to benefit from the PM-KISAN because the state government has not yet submitted the required data of registered farmers.”

The Centre is ready to release funds once the data is submitted to the Union Agriculture Ministry, PTI reported the minister as saying.

1:57 pm IST

Democracy being killed in Karnataka: Congress in Lok Sabha

The Congress Friday raised the issue of ongoing political crisis in Karnataka in Lok Sabha, saying independence of legislature is under threat and democracy is being killed.

Ahead of the Karnataka Assembly vote on confidence motion of the Congress-JD(S) coalition government, leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury alleged that the BJP is conspiring to bring down governments in states where opposition parties are in power, reports PTI.

1:56 pm IST

Lok Sabha begins discussion on amendments to human rights act

The Lok Sabha on Friday began a discussion on a bill to amend the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, which, the government said, will make the National Human Rights Commission and state human rights commission more representative and powerful.

Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019 will help protect human rights more effectively, reports PTI.

1:44 pm IST

Rajya Sabha members express concern over incidents of building collapse

Rajya Sabha members Friday voiced concern over incidents of buildings collapse and the resultant casualties and suggested cheaper loans to people for repair of their old buildings.

Raising the issue during the Zero Hour, senior Congress member Viplove Thakur cited several incidents of building collapse including the recent one in Mumbai which led to several fatalities, reports PTI.

1:43 pm IST

No proposal to review prices under Ayushman Bharat scheme

The government Friday said there is no proposal to review prices of packages offered under the Ayushman Bharat scheme.

“Constant changes in package rates can lead to volatility in rates and may have unintended and undesirable consequences for the entire health sector,” Health and Family Welfare minister Harsh Vardhan told the Lok Sabha, reports PTI.

1:41 pm IST

Speaker to TMC MP: Don’t do marketing of West Bengal

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday asked a leader of the Trinamool Congress not to do “marketing” of West Bengal after he spoke about a health scheme of the state government in the House.

During the Question Hour, Trinamool Congress leader in Lok Sabha Sudip Bandyopadhyay highlighted a health scheme being implemented by the Mamata Banerjee government, which he claimed was better than the Ayushman Bharat scheme of the Modi government, reports PTI.

1:36 pm IST

When Harvard Law School was honouring Human Rights Lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj, our govt was busy arresting her: Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor: When Harvard Law School was honouring Human Rights Lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj, our government was busy arresting her. While government did nothing to stop wilful defaulters from fleeing country, they were desperate to offload an activist from plane only to be rapped by Delhi High Court, reports news agency ANI.

1:20 pm IST

57 people in Assam have committed suicide because NRC has excluded them

Shashi Tharoor, Congress in Lok Sabha: 57 people in Assam have committed suicide because the National Register of Citizens (NRC) has excluded them, ironically, the majority of these people are Hindus.

 

1:14 pm IST

RTI Amendment bill passed in Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bil, 2019.

1:09 pm IST

Sanitary napkins given to adolescent girls at subsidised rates

A pack of six sanitary napkins is being provided to adolescent girls at a cost of Rs 6 every month under a centrally-sponsored scheme, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said in Lok Sabha on Friday.

Vardhan said the government is supporting the Menstrual Hygiene Scheme, a component of Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram, by providing funds to States and UTs which propose for it in their Programme Implementation Plans (PIPs) through the National Health Mission for decentralised procurement of sanitary napkins for adolescent girls, reports PTI.

12:53 pm IST

Lok Sabha adjourned following uproar over RTI amendment bill

Lok Sabha adjourned following uproar in the house over the RTI amendment bill, 2019.

12:38 pm IST

Congress members protest in Lok Sabha over Karnataka crisis

Lok Sabha witnessed sloganeering and protests on Friday as Congress members sought to raise the issue of ongoing political crisis in Karnataka.

As soon as the Lower House began proceedings, party members wanted to talk about the situation in Karnataka but Speaker Om Birla did not entertain the request, reports PTI.

12:31 pm IST

Right to Information Amendment Bill 2019 to be introduced in Lok Sabha

The Right to Information Amendment Bill 2019 to be introduced in Lok Sabha, today.

 

12:07 pm IST

Govt mulling extension of ongoing Parliament session by 2-3 days

The government is considering extending the ongoing session of Parliament by at least two to three days to complete its legislative business, sources said Friday.

At the BJP’s parliamentary party meeting on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said the session can be extended, if required, reports news agency PTI.

11:59 am IST

Shashi Tharoor raises menstrual hygiene issue in Lok Sabha

Kerala Congress MP Shashi Tharoor raised the issue of female students dropping out of school and women labourers leaving their jobs due to a lack of menstrual hygiene facilities by the government.

11:29 am IST

Question Hour begins in Lok Sabha

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the government is aiming to Tuberculosis by 2025 and for which the government will provide help with medicines for free.

11:12 am IST

Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019 to be introduced in Lok Sabha

The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019 The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, will be introduced in Lok Sabha today, reports PTI.

11:09 am IST

Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 to be introduced in Lok Sabha

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 will be introduced in Lok Sabha today, reports PTI.

10:26 am IST

TMC MP Sougata Ray gives Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over kidnapping of Karnataka MLAs

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP, Sougata Ray gives Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over “kidnapping of Karnataka MLAs”, reports news agency ANI.

10:21 am IST

Congress gives Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over current political situation in Karnataka

Congress gives Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over “current political situation in Karnataka”.

 

9:58 am IST

6 Cong MPs give Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over encroachment on democratic institutions

Six Congress MPs give Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over “encroachment on democratic institutions”, reports news agency ANI.

8:50 am IST

Congress MP, Husain Dalwai gives Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over Mumbai building collapse

Congress MP, Husain Dalwai gives Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over Mumbai building collapse.

 

8:49 am IST

JD(U) MP gives Zero hour Notice in Rajya Sabha to ‘declare floods in Bihar as a national calamity’

Janata Dal (United) MP, Ram Nath Thakur has given a Zero hour Notice in Rajya Sabha to ‘declare floods in Bihar as a national calamity’, reports news agency ANI.