The monsoon session of Parliament will enter its third day today.
The monsoon session of Parliament will enter its third day today.(File photo)

Highlights: Oppn must apologise for stalling Parliament, says UP CM

On Tuesday, the opposition parties' focus of discussion in Parliament shifted from farm laws, coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and fuel prices to the Pegasus project.
By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2021 12:28 PM IST

As the monsoon session of Parliament started from July 19, opposition parties have targeted the central government over various issues. On Tuesday, the opposition parties' focus of discussion in Parliament shifted from farm laws, coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and fuel prices to the Pegasus project.

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The names of at least 38 journalists appeared on the leaked list of potential targets for surveillance by an unidentified agency using Pegasus, a report by the Wire said on Sunday. Congress along with other opposition parties has demanded an independent probe into this issue and also demanded a Joint Parliament Committee. Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were disrupted multiple times on Tuesday as protests over the Pegasus project intensified.

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However, the Rajya Sabha was able to hold a discussion on the Covid-19 pandemic on Tuesday afternoon. The central government informed Parliament on Tuesday that there were no deaths reported by states and Union Territories (UTs) due to lack of oxygen supplies during the second wave of the pandemic.


Both the Houses have been adjourned till July 22.


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    The farmers, who have been protesting near national capital Delhi's borders for more than eight months, demanding the three farm laws enacted in September last year be repealed, have said they will hold a 'Kisan Parliament' at Jantar Mantar from July 22. Read more

  • JUL 21, 2021 10:38 AM IST

    Oppn must apologise for stalling Parliament, says UP CM

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    Covid-19: Families of 921 doctors and healthcare workers who died of virus paid 50 lakh insurance each: Centre

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    Centra seeks house nod for 23,675 crore extra spending

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    Cong to move privilege motion against Union minister's 'Oxygen' remark

    The Congress party will move a privilege motion against minister of state (MoS) for health Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar over her comment that no state or Union Territory (UT) reported deaths due to lack of oxygen supplies during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

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