Parliament session highlights: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

  • Parliament Monsoon Session 2022: Both Houses have been witnessing frequent disruptions from opposition members, initially over price rise and now over the alleged misused of probe agencies.
Parliament complex in New Delhi.
Parliament complex in New Delhi.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 05, 2022 06:39 PM IST
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Monsoon Session 2022: Parliament passed the Family Courts (Amendment) Bill amid disruptions due to protests by Congress and other opposition members over alleged misuse of central investigative agencies. The 14th day of the Monsoon Session saw sloganeering by opposition members while Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge raised the issue of ED summons and accused the Central government of misusing central agencies.

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  • Aug 05, 2022 06:35 PM IST

    Lok Sabha adjourned till August 8

    Lok Sabha on Friday was adjourned till August 8.

  • Aug 05, 2022 06:13 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till August 8

    Rajya Sabha on Friday was adjourned till August 8.

  • Aug 05, 2022 03:20 PM IST

    1,253 railway stations to be revamped under Adarsh Station scheme by 2022-23: Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

    Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Friday informed the Rajya Sabha that as many as 1,253 Railway stations across the country had been identified for development, out of which 1,215 stations so far have been developed and the remaining stations are set to be developed under Adarsh Station Scheme by 2022-23.

  • Aug 05, 2022 03:17 PM IST

    Railways provided 3.5 lakh jobs since 2014, process on for providing 1.4 lakh more

    The Indian Railways has provided employment to 3,50,204 people so far between 2014 and 2022 and the process of recruiting 1.4 lakh more people is currently underway, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw told Rajya Sabha.

  • Aug 05, 2022 03:07 PM IST

    MPs do not enjoy immunity from arrest in criminal cases during Parliament session: Naidu

    Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu clarified that members of Parliament do not enjoy any immunity from arrest in criminal cases when the House is in session and they cannot avoid summons issued by law enforcement agencies.

  • Aug 05, 2022 02:40 PM IST

    Congress MPs wear black in protest against price rise, unemployment

    Congress MPs along with party's interim president Sonia Gandhi. (ANI)
    Congress MPs along with party's interim president Sonia Gandhi. (ANI)

    Congress MPs along with party's interim president Sonia Gandhi in the Parliament premises amid protests against Central govt over inflation & unemployment, earlier today.

  • Aug 05, 2022 01:52 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi brought to Police Lines Kingsway Camp

    Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has been detained at Police Lines Kingsway Camp.

  • Aug 05, 2022 01:28 PM IST

    Congress MPs detained at Police Lines Kingsway Camp

    Congress MPs including Mallikarjun Kharge, Jairam Ramesh and Ranjeet Ranjan have been detained at Police Lines Kingsway Camp in Delhi.

  • Aug 05, 2022 01:05 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 pm, Lok Sabha till 2

    Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been adjourned till 2pm and 2.30pm respectively.

  • Aug 05, 2022 12:10 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha chairman says MPs cannot avoid summons in criminal cases

    “MPs cannot avoid summons of law enforcement agencies in criminal cases when the session is on or otherwise. As law-abiding citizens, it's our duty to respect law and legal procedure,” ANI quoted Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu as saying.

  • Aug 05, 2022 11:52 AM IST

    Congress MPs begin march to Rashtrapati Bhavan

    Congress MPs, including Rahul Gandhi, have started their march from Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan to register their protest over inflation and unemployment.

  • Aug 05, 2022 11:38 AM IST

    Rahul Gandhi arrives at Parliament wearing black

    Congress MP Rahul Gandhi arrives at the Parliament, wearing black as a mark of protest against inflation and unemployment.

  • Aug 05, 2022 11:33 AM IST

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 noon

    The Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned till 12 noon amid sloganeering from opposition members.

  • Aug 05, 2022 10:55 AM IST

    Kharge wears black in protest against price rise, unemployment

    Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge. (ANI)
    Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge. (ANI)

    Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge wore a black kurta and turban in protest against price rise and unemployment.

  • Aug 05, 2022 10:27 AM IST

    Rahul Gandhi says finance minister has zero understanding of economy

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, "I think the macroeconomic fundamentals that she is talking about is something else. I don't think the Finance Minister has any understanding of what is going on in the economy of India, zero understanding. She is there as a mouthpiece."

  • Aug 05, 2022 09:56 AM IST

    Rahul Gandhi says debate not allowed in Houses

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that India is witnessing the death of democracy as the government is not allowing debates in both Houses of the Parliament.

  • Aug 05, 2022 09:37 AM IST

    Congress MP gives Adjournment Motion Notice in LS to discuss India-China border issue

    Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi gives Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha to discuss India-China border issue, stating that the "Union Government should clarify its stance on restoration of status quo ante prevailing on the LAC prior to May 5, 2020 and progress made pursuant thereto".

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Updated on Aug 18, 2022 02:07 AM IST
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National Security Adviser Ajit Doval is currently in Russia. (PTI)
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The DGCA on Wednesday told airlines to ensure that passengers wear masks throughout their journey and follow Covid protocols. (HT photo)
The DGCA on Wednesday told airlines to ensure that passengers wear masks throughout their journey and follow Covid protocols. (HT photo)
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Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:53 AM IST
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Patna, India- August.17, 2022: Bihar Law Minister Kartikeya Singh’s advocate Madhusudan Sharma addresses a press conference on the alleged kidnapping case, at Patna Central hall, in Patna, Bihar, India, on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Patna, India- August.17, 2022: Bihar Law Minister Kartikeya Singh’s advocate Madhusudan Sharma addresses a press conference on the alleged kidnapping case, at Patna Central hall, in Patna, Bihar, India, on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

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Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad. (ANI)
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Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren. (Hindustan Times)
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren. (Hindustan Times)
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**EDS: VIDEO GRAB** Godhra: A man offers sweets to people convicted for rape and murder in the Bilkis Bano case of the 2002 post-Godhra riots, after they came out of the Godhra sub-jail after the Gujarat government allowed their release under its remission policy, in Godhra, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (PTI Photo)(PTI08_16_2022_000224B) (PTI)
**EDS: VIDEO GRAB** Godhra: A man offers sweets to people convicted for rape and murder in the Bilkis Bano case of the 2002 post-Godhra riots, after they came out of the Godhra sub-jail after the Gujarat government allowed their release under its remission policy, in Godhra, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (PTI Photo)(PTI08_16_2022_000224B) (PTI)

CBI freezes FDs of Subrata Mondal; HC summons daughter in separate case

Updated on Aug 18, 2022 12:42 AM IST
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Kolkata, Aug 14 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) Birbhum District President Anubrata Mondal, who was arrested by the CBI in a cattle smuggling case, being brought to CBI headquarters after a medical checkup at the Command Hospital, in Kolkata on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (Saikat Paul)
Kolkata, Aug 14 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) Birbhum District President Anubrata Mondal, who was arrested by the CBI in a cattle smuggling case, being brought to CBI headquarters after a medical checkup at the Command Hospital, in Kolkata on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (Saikat Paul)

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Updated on Aug 18, 2022 12:41 AM IST
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O Panneerselvam and his supporters pay tribute at the memorial of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in Chennai on Wednesday. (ANI)
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Published on Aug 18, 2022 12:33 AM IST
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The ruling by the high court came while dismissing a man’s appeal against a family court order dissolving his marriage after nearly 13 years of separation from his wife. (HT Archives)
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Kerala: Student dressed up as Savarkar kicks up row

Updated on Aug 18, 2022 12:32 AM IST
The protesters said Savarkar was introduced after omitting Velu Thampi Dalawa, a former minister in Travancore who fought against oppressive measures of British East India Company in early 1800. Youth Congress and Youth League workers said the move was aimed at creating unrest in the district
Activists from Youth Congress and Youth League (of the Indian Union Muslim League) marched to the government school in Malappuram seeking action against those who dressed up their children as Savarkar for the fancy dress programme (Hindustan Times)
Activists from Youth Congress and Youth League (of the Indian Union Muslim League) marched to the government school in Malappuram seeking action against those who dressed up their children as Savarkar for the fancy dress programme (Hindustan Times)
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