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Parliament Winter Session: The session began on November 29, and was scheduled to conclude on December 23.
Parliament complex in New Delhi (File photo)
Parliament complex in New Delhi (File photo)
Updated on Dec 22, 2021 02:16 PM IST
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The ongoing winter session of Parliament, which commenced on November 29, ended on Wednesday, a day before its scheduled conclusion on December 23.

Also Read | Winter session of Parliament likely to conclude today

On Tuesday, the Rajya Sabha passed, through a voice vote and amid opposition protests, the bill to link Aadhaar with voter ID, a day after the reform was approved in the Lok Sabha.

Also Read | Electoral reform bill to link Aadhaar, Voter ID gets Rajya Sabha approval

The Lower House, on the other hand, witnessed a heated discussion on the bill which aims to raise the minimum marriageable age, from the current 18 to 21, for women. The legislation, which was introduced on Monday, was then sent to a parliamentary committee for scrutiny.

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  • Dec 22, 2021 02:16 PM IST

    Winter session concludes, but suspended MPs continue protest

    Suspended Rajya Sabha MPs, along with Opposition leaders, including LoP Mallikarjun Kharge, read the Preamble to the Constitution of India and recite the national anthem before the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament to protest against the suspension.

  • Dec 22, 2021 01:36 PM IST

    Covid-19 discussed for over 12 hours during winter session, says LS Speaker

    99 MPs participated in the 12 hour, 26 minutes long discussion on Covid-19, in which they shared with the House the best work done in their respective areas during the Covid-19 period: Om Birla, Lok Sabha Speaker

  • Dec 22, 2021 01:00 PM IST

    As winter session ends, RS Chairman expresses ‘unhappiness’

    Winter session of the august House concludes today. I'm not happy to share with you that House functioned much below its potential. I urged all of you to collectively and individually reflect & introspect if this session could have been different and better: M Venkaiah Naidu, Rajya Sabha Chairman

  • Dec 22, 2021 12:27 PM IST

    ‘Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha registered 82% and 47% productivity’

    Lok Sabha registered 82% productivity while Rajya Sabha witnessed 47% productivity in the Winter session of the Parliament: Pralhad Joshi, Union parliamentary affairs minister

  • Dec 22, 2021 11:16 AM IST

    Both Houses adjourned sine die

    Parliament's winter session concludes, as both houses adjourned sine die, day ahead of scheduled closure.

  • Dec 22, 2021 11:03 AM IST

    Govt ‘deliberately’ suspended 12 MPs, says Mallikarjun Kharge

    Govt deliberately suspended the 12 Rajya Sabha MPs so that the bills could be passed easily. We requested them to revoke suspension so that the House can run smoothly but they refused: Mallikarjun Kharge, Leader of Opposition, Rajya Sabha

  • Dec 22, 2021 10:48 AM IST

    PM Modi holds meet with senior ministers

    PM Narendra Modi holds meeting with senior ministers in Parliament to discuss various issues and government strategy. 

  • Dec 22, 2021 09:37 AM IST

    TMC's Derek O'Brien to protest with 12 suspended Rajya Sabha MPs

    TMC's Derek O'Brien, who was suspended for the remainder of the winter session on Tuesday, will today protest alongside 12 fellow Rajya Sabha MPs who were, at the beginning of the session, suspended till its conclusion.

  • Dec 22, 2021 09:21 AM IST

    Congress seeks resignation of MoS Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’

    Lok Sabha MP Manickam Tagore moves adjournment motion in House seeking resignation of MoS (Home) Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’ in connection with Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.

  • Dec 22, 2021 08:58 AM IST

    Winter session likely to end today

    Parliament's ongoing winter session, which began on November 29, is likely to be adjourned sine die today, a day before schedule.

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19 soldiers who were injured in Ladakh accident stable, says army

  • The accident took place at 9am around 25km from Thoise. The 26 soldiers were moving in a privately hired vehicle from the transit camp at Partapur, where an Indian Army brigade is headquartered, to a forward location in an area the army calls Sub Sector Hanif.
A vehicle carrying Indian Army soldiers skidded off the road and fell into the Shyok river in Ladakh’s Turtuk sector on Friday. (SOURCED.)
A vehicle carrying Indian Army soldiers skidded off the road and fell into the Shyok river in Ladakh’s Turtuk sector on Friday. (SOURCED.)
Published on May 29, 2022 12:22 AM IST
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By, New Delhi

Obey Karnataka high court, govt orders on hijab: CM Bommai

Stating that the issue has been closed after the syndicate meeting at Mangalore University, Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai asked students to focus on education instead of getting into such issues.
With the hijab issue resurfacing in Mangaluru, Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday asserted that every one should abide by the high court and the government’s orders. (PTI)
With the hijab issue resurfacing in Mangaluru, Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday asserted that every one should abide by the high court and the government’s orders. (PTI)
Published on May 29, 2022 12:01 AM IST
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ByPress Trust of India, Bengaluru

Vice President unveils statue of Karunanidhi, calls him a ‘visionary’

The statue, located at the campus of the multi super specialty government hospital at Omandurar Estate here, is placed a few hundred metres away from the place where the original statue was vandalised 35 years ago
The 16-foot-high bronze statue is mounted on a 14-foot-high pedestal. (Twitter)
The 16-foot-high bronze statue is mounted on a 14-foot-high pedestal. (Twitter)
Updated on May 28, 2022 11:59 PM IST
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ByPress Trust of India

Man kills wife and 2 children, dies by suicide in Chennai: Police

The gruesome deaths in Chennai came to light when the neighbours, on suspicion, went up to the house and found the family of four lying in a pool of blood with their throats slit, police said.
A 41-year-old man killed his wife and two young children allegedly with a portable electric wood cutter and then ended his life at his house in Pozhichalur at Pallavaram in Chennai, police said on Saturday. (Representative use)
A 41-year-old man killed his wife and two young children allegedly with a portable electric wood cutter and then ended his life at his house in Pozhichalur at Pallavaram in Chennai, police said on Saturday. (Representative use)
Published on May 28, 2022 11:59 PM IST
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ByPress Trust of India, Chennai

Slogans at PFI rally: Father of minor taken into custody after row

The family, including the boy, was reportedly away from the house ever since a purported video, in which the child could be seen sitting on the shoulder of a person and raising offensive slogans during the “Save the Republic” rally held by the PFI on May 21, went viral on social media platforms prompting police to register a case.
The father of the minor boy, who had courted controversy by allegedly raising provocative slogans during a recent march organised by the Popular Front of India (PFI) in Kerala’s Alappuzha, was taken into custody from his house in Palluruthy . (HT Archives)
The father of the minor boy, who had courted controversy by allegedly raising provocative slogans during a recent march organised by the Popular Front of India (PFI) in Kerala’s Alappuzha, was taken into custody from his house in Palluruthy . (HT Archives)
Published on May 28, 2022 11:57 PM IST
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ByPress Trust of India, Kochi

Case of ‘missing’ well hints at rising land-grabbing cases in Karnataka: Cops

Avinash H, police sub-inspector (law and order), Bantwal police station in Dakshina Kannada, further said that the police were taken aback as the complaint used the phrase “the well is missing”.
A government official in Dakshina Kannada district on Friday lodged an unusual complaint alleging that a well “went missing”, which has brought the limelight to the practice of land grabbing across the state. (HT Archives)
A government official in Dakshina Kannada district on Friday lodged an unusual complaint alleging that a well “went missing”, which has brought the limelight to the practice of land grabbing across the state. (HT Archives)
Published on May 28, 2022 11:55 PM IST
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By, Bengaluru

Industrialist Srinivas held in Bengaluru for possession of drugs: NCB

An NCB official, who requested anonymity, said that Srinivas was driving back to Bengaluru from Hyderabad and had pulled over at Sadahalli Gate for a few minutes.
The Narcotics Control Bureau have arrested industrialist Adi Srinivas Naidu on charges of drug possession, NCB officials said (HT Archives)
The Narcotics Control Bureau have arrested industrialist Adi Srinivas Naidu on charges of drug possession, NCB officials said (HT Archives)
Published on May 28, 2022 11:53 PM IST
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By, Bengaluru

Vandalism in Belagavi: Bommai warns against ‘troubling Kannadigas’

Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai’s statement comes after members of the Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti’s (MES) allegedly attacked a group of people at wedding procession for playing Kannada songs in a border village in Belagavi.
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday warned of strong action against those troubling Kannadigas in Karnataka over the border dispute in Belagavi district in north Karnataka. (PTI)
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday warned of strong action against those troubling Kannadigas in Karnataka over the border dispute in Belagavi district in north Karnataka. (PTI)
Updated on May 28, 2022 11:52 PM IST
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By, Bengaluru

Tracking NTR’s journey: From superstar to political stalwart

It was a sensation when NTR entered politics by floating Telugu Desam Party in March 1982 with the slogan of upholding the self-respect of the Telugus and coming to power in then combined Andhra Pradesh within nine months, dismantling the decades-old Congress, which was dominating the state politics till then.
Telugu Desam Party founder NTR took the Congress-led Central government by horns and played an important role in floating the National Front by pulling down the Rajiv Gandhi government in 2009. (HT Photo)
Telugu Desam Party founder NTR took the Congress-led Central government by horns and played an important role in floating the National Front by pulling down the Rajiv Gandhi government in 2009. (HT Photo)
Published on May 28, 2022 11:52 PM IST
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By, Hyderabad

Revenue officer arrested from Bihar’s Araria in BPSC question paper leak case

The officer, said EOU officials, was in constant touch with the kingpin of the scam, Anand Gaurav alias Pintu Yadav, demanding question papers a day before the exam as well as on the day of the examination.
Additional director general of EOU, Nayyar Husnain Khan said police arrested Rahul from his Araria resident and sent him to judicial custody after thorough interrogation. (HT PHOTO.)
Additional director general of EOU, Nayyar Husnain Khan said police arrested Rahul from his Araria resident and sent him to judicial custody after thorough interrogation. (HT PHOTO.)
Published on May 28, 2022 11:51 PM IST
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BJP to go it alone in Haryana civic body polls

The June 19 elections will be held for the seats of presidents and members of all wards of 28 municipal committees and 18 municipal councils
BJP Haryana chief OP Dhankar said they have held the party’s state executive meeting, in which they discussed going alone in the upcoming municipal corporation elections. (ANI)
BJP Haryana chief OP Dhankar said they have held the party’s state executive meeting, in which they discussed going alone in the upcoming municipal corporation elections. (ANI)
Published on May 28, 2022 11:43 PM IST
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By, Rohtak

Kashmiri Pandit employees say talks with J&K Lt Governor ‘inconclusive’, to continue stir

On Friday night, a 25-member delegation, representing the Kashmiri Pandit employees, met J&K lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha and top government officials at Raj Bhawan in Srinagar
Kashmiri Pandit employees have been holding sit-in protests across Kashmir while boycotting their duties. (ANI)
Kashmiri Pandit employees have been holding sit-in protests across Kashmir while boycotting their duties. (ANI)
Published on May 28, 2022 11:39 PM IST
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Shaunak Sen’s ‘All That Breathes’ grabs Cannes Golden Eye

Cannes: Shaunak Sen’s “All That Breathes”, an audience favourite here from the outset, won the 2022 L’Oeil d’Or (Golden Eye) for the best documentary at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, making it two in succession for India
Union I&B minister Anurag Thakur congratulated filmmaker Shaunak Sen for the conferment of ‘L’Oeil d’or’ award for his documentary “All That Breathes” at Cannes Film Festival. (Twitter)
Union I&B minister Anurag Thakur congratulated filmmaker Shaunak Sen for the conferment of ‘L’Oeil d’or’ award for his documentary “All That Breathes” at Cannes Film Festival. (Twitter)
Published on May 28, 2022 11:34 PM IST
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ByPress Trust of India

Bengal now plans to replace governor as visitor of private varsities

The Bengal BJP said the effort to remove the governor from the functioning of private universities was part of the chief minister’s plans to control the education system.
There was no reaction from Raj Bhawan till Saturday evening although it is the governor who has to give his assent to the bill that the government plans to table in the assembly. (PTI)
There was no reaction from Raj Bhawan till Saturday evening although it is the governor who has to give his assent to the bill that the government plans to table in the assembly. (PTI)
Updated on May 28, 2022 11:32 PM IST
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By, Kolkata

Small fraction of judiciary has become minion: Abhishek Banerjee

“I feel ashamed to say that a very small fraction of the judiciary has become minion. One or two persons are working with an understanding. Not all, only one per cent. They are ordering CBI investigation in every case...,” said TMC MP
Trinamool Congress general secretary Abhishek Banerjee’s statement triggered strong reactions from opposition parties in West Bengal. (PTI)
Trinamool Congress general secretary Abhishek Banerjee’s statement triggered strong reactions from opposition parties in West Bengal. (PTI)
Published on May 28, 2022 11:31 PM IST
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