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  • Parliament Winter Session: Sloganeering and disruptions in Rajya Sabha continued on Wednesday over the suspension of 12 of its members while Lok Sabha passed the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill.
Parliament’s Winter Session. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 02, 2021 11:04 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Sloganeering and disruptions in Rajya Sabha continued on Wednesday over the suspension of 12 of its members while Lok Sabha passed the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill. The bill tabled in the Lower House by Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya proposes the setting up of a national registry and registration authority for clinics and medical professionals serving in the industry.

 

The suspended Rajya Sabha MPs sat on a protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament premises. The government has demanded an apology from the suspended members.

 

"It is regrettable that the Leader of Opposition lowered the dignity of the House by making allegations regarding the suspension of 12 MPs," Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal said, demanding that the suspended MPs apologise.

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  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 11:04 PM

    Karti Chidambaram says govt needs to make sure Made in India vaccines are accepted

    The Sivaganga MP claimed that Austria recently said that it will not allow ‘Made in India vaccines’. 

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 10:02 PM

    Rahul Gandhi does not sound like a responsible leader: Tejaswi Surya

    The Karnataka MP says Rahul Gandhi sounds like a ‘doomsday predicting witch doctor’. He claims Opposition behaved in a petty manner and accused them of spurring vaccine hesitancy among citizens. 

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 08:11 PM

    Vikhe Patil says that viral mutations as well as viral news pose problems to the nation

    Vikhepatil, says that he himself is a doctor, he says the virus is an RNA virus and it is in its nature to mutate. He says people should not become ‘doctors’ amid the pandemic, bats for global vaccination. 

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 08:07 PM

    Sujay Vikhepatil says Opposition looking at every step taken by govt with prism of politics

    The BJP MP from Maharashtra says Opposition MPs did not take the vaccine until PM Modi himself got vaccinated. He says the opposition leaders who themselves were hesitant are now asking if vaccines are working. 

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 07:56 PM

    Navneet Rana says govt should help those who businesses shutdown

    The independent MP says that govt, both central and state, should help businesses which shut down during Covid. She said that the govt should take more steps to stop Omicron spread. 

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 07:13 PM

    Rahul Shewale of Sena says ‘Dharavi Model’ is a success story

    The Sena MP says less number of infections in Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, shows that the system followed in order to prevent more Covid-19 infections led to it being a model in terms of Covid prevention. 

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 06:58 PM

    BJP's Rajiv Pratap Rudy says govt learnt lessons and is prepared to deal with challenges Covid will present

    BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy says government during the pandemic learnt from the challenges and is fully equipped to tackle any eventualities. 

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 06:23 PM

    Dam Safety Bill, 2021 passed in Rajya Sabha

    The Dam Safety Bill, 2021 passed in Upper House

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 05:59 PM

    Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury says amid Omicron scare govt should fully vaccinate everyone

    The Congress leader says govt needs to vaccinate its target population and inform the House on latest steps taken to tackle Omicron surge. 

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 05:55 PM

    In critical cases, states will have representation: Union Jal Shakti minister

    Shekhawat assures Opposition MPs that states will have state committees will have adequate representation if the Bill is passed. 

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 05:14 PM

    CPI(M)'s Ariff says SC's picture should be vaccine certificate

    The Kerala MP says the apex court intervened and made sure pharma companies did not charge state governments inexorbitant prices for the vaccines. 

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 04:23 PM

    Jagdambika Pal says India under Modi fought effectively against Covid

    Jagdambika Pal says India earlier needed to import medical essentials. He says India turned crisis into opportunity and became number one in exporting PPE kits and also gave vaccines to several nations. 

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 04:09 PM

    If we follow what you are asking us to, states will become antiques: Manoj Jha

    The RJD MP says Centre will have the power to amend functions of state committees, formed if the legislation is passed, through a notification, which in turn undermines the authority of the Parliament

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 03:36 PM

    Rahul Gandhi meets 12 suspended MPs

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi meets 12 MPs suspended for alleged ‘unruly’ behaviour. 

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 03:16 PM

    YSRCP V Vjiaysai Reddy says passing of Dam Safety Bill necessary

    Reddy says the bill needs to be passed in order to ensure that dams remain safe and safety checks can be done in order to ensure proper functioning of dams. 

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 03:02 PM

    No time safety for parliament members: Prasanna Acharya, BJD

    The Odisha MP quips when he asks the Chair regarding the time allotted to speak. 'Discussion is on dam safety bill, but there is no time safety for members," Acharya says, sharing a light moment. 

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 02:57 PM

    DMK's TKS Elangovan says dams are state subject and Centre cannot make legislation

    Elangovan says states can decide between themselves regarding dam safety and the owner of the dams are states, citing example of dams in Tamil Nadu and its water issues with neighboring states. 

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 02:55 PM

    TMC's Nadimul Haque asks the Dam Safety Bill to be sent to select committee

    TMC MP Haque says that the Dam Safety Bill is contentious and should be sent to Select Committee. 

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 02:28 PM

    Gogoi asks data on how may divyangs received benefits from govt during Covid-19

    Gogoi asks the govt data on divyangs receiving vaccines and items under PDS. He accuses the govt of saving the image of one ‘man’. He also claims certain BJP MPs of not being strict on implementing steps to prevent Covid from spreading. 

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 02:26 PM

    Lok Sabha resumes, discussion begins on Covid-19 and various aspects related to it

    Lok Sabha resumes, Congress' Gaurav Gogoi asks govt if it has data on how many distress calls it received from women and children during the pandemic-induced lockdowns

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 02:21 PM

    Congress' Gohil says Centre cannot make rules on drainage, flow of water

    Gohil says people may ask that the Bill was introduced by Congress itself on 2010, but highlights that in the preamble it was highlighted that the central government cannot make a law for the states. 

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 02:14 PM

    RS resumes, discussion continues on Dam Safety Bill

    The bill will lead to constitution of National Committee on Dam Safety and National Dam Safety Authority, the first will will form policies and recommend regulations to the latter while the latter will implement the policies advised to it. State Committee on Dam Safety and State Dam Safety Authority will also be constituted. 

     

    Parliamentarian Tiruchi Siva says he wants the bill to be sent to Select Committee. 

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 12:42 PM

    Opposition parties including Congress, TMC walkout from Rajya Sabha over various issues

    Congress, NCP, RJD, TRS and IUML stage walkout from Rajya Sabha over the issue of inflation. Trinamool Congress also followed the suit over various issues including the suspension of 12 Opposition MPs.

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 11:29 AM

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon

    Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 12 noon after Opposition MPs continued their protest in the House against the suspension of 12 members.

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 10:55 AM

    Rahul Gandhi joins protest along with TMC, other Opposition MPs

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has joined leaders of Opposition, including the TMC, in the protest against the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs.

     

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 10:32 AM

    Govt to move the 'Dam Safety Bill 2019' in Rajya Sabha for further consideration and passage

    Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will move the 'Dam Safety Bill 2019' in Rajya Sabha today for further consideration and passage. Rajya Sabha MP T. Siva has given a notice to send 'Dam Safety Bill 2019' to the Select Committee.

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 10:00 AM

    Manish Tewari gives adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha on issue of 'rising inflation'

    Congress MP Manish Tewari has given adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha on the issue of 'rising inflation'.

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 09:40 AM

    RJD's Manoj Kumar Jha gives Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha on 'caste-based census' issue

    Rajya Sabha member Manoj Kumar Jha has given Zero Hour Notice on the matter of 'caste-based census'. Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has also been demanding a caste-based census.

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 09:31 AM

    Lok Sabha to have a discussion on Covid-19 pandemic today

    Amid concerns over the Omicron variant, Lok Sabha will have a discussion on the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic today. The discussion will be held under Rule 193.

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 09:23 AM

    Govt to introduce The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha

    Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya will introduce The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha today.

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 09:07 AM

    TRS MP gives adjournment notice in Lok Sabha to discuss legal guarantee for MSP to farmers

    TRS MP Nama Nageswara Rao has given an adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss the issue of "national policy on foodgrains procurement and legal guarantee for Minimum Support Price to farmers."

  • Thu, 02 Dec 2021 08:55 AM

    Adjournment notice given in Lok Sabha to discuss damage in TN due to floods

    Congress MP Manickam Tagore has given adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to "discuss damage followed by heavy floods & excessive rainfall in Tamil Nadu, to direct the Govt to announce compensation of 4,626 cr flood relief for affected farmers & people who lost their property."

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