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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)
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Updated on Dec 02, 2021 11:04 PM IST
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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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  • Dec 02, 2021 11:04 PM IST

    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’. 

  • Dec 02, 2021 10:02 PM IST

    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. 

  • Dec 02, 2021 08:11 PM IST

    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. 

  • Dec 02, 2021 08:07 PM IST

    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. 

  • Dec 02, 2021 07:56 PM IST

    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. 

  • Dec 02, 2021 07:13 PM IST

    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. 

  • Dec 02, 2021 06:58 PM IST

    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. 

  • Dec 02, 2021 06:23 PM IST

    Dam Safety Bill, 2021 passed in Rajya Sabha

    The Dam Safety Bill, 2021 passed in Upper House

  • Dec 02, 2021 05:59 PM IST

    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. 

  • Dec 02, 2021 05:55 PM IST

    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. 

  • Dec 02, 2021 05:14 PM IST

    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. 

  • Dec 02, 2021 04:23 PM IST

    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. 

  • Dec 02, 2021 04:09 PM IST

    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

  • Dec 02, 2021 03:36 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi meets 12 suspended MPs

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

  • Dec 02, 2021 03:16 PM IST

    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. 

  • Dec 02, 2021 03:02 PM IST

    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. 

  • Dec 02, 2021 02:57 PM IST

    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. 

  • Dec 02, 2021 02:55 PM IST

    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. 

  • Dec 02, 2021 02:28 PM IST

    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. 

  • Dec 02, 2021 02:26 PM IST

    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

  • Dec 02, 2021 02:21 PM IST

    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. 

  • Dec 02, 2021 02:14 PM IST

    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. 

  • Dec 02, 2021 12:42 PM IST

    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.

  • Dec 02, 2021 11:29 AM IST

    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.

  • Dec 02, 2021 10:55 AM IST

    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.

     

  • Dec 02, 2021 10:32 AM IST

    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.

  • Dec 02, 2021 10:00 AM IST

    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'.

  • Dec 02, 2021 09:40 AM IST

    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.

  • Dec 02, 2021 09:31 AM IST

    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.

  • Dec 02, 2021 09:23 AM IST

    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.

  • Dec 02, 2021 09:07 AM IST

    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."

  • Dec 02, 2021 08:55 AM IST

    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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Omicron likely to make vaccine update inevitable

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In Agra hotbed, Dalits start speaking of BSP again

His eyes have begun to glaze over with a cataract, his voice croaks with age
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‘Delighted it’s back’: Tata group takes over Air India

: Tata Sons took control of Air India from the government on Thursday, the formal homecoming for India’s first airline born in the company in 1932 before it was nationalised nearly 70 years ago and began a turbulent journey that pushed its economic viability to the brink
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Covid was the primary cause of death in 21% victims from Jan 13-25: Delhi govt analysis

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Published on Jan 27, 2022 11:59 PM IST
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‘Golden age lies ahead’: Tata chairman welcomes Air India staff

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Published on Jan 27, 2022 11:41 PM IST
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India calls for ‘greater urgency’ in trade negotiations with EU

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100 cops stand guard as Dalit groom rides a horse to his wedding in MP’s Neemuch

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Published on Jan 27, 2022 11:40 PM IST
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India-born priest becomes England Bishop with Indian rosewood staff

  • The Right Reverend Malayil Lukose Varghese Muthalaly, known as Saju, aged 42, has previously spoken about how he was born in India and spent the first half of his life there, around the beautiful backwaters of Kerala and then Bangalore.
In this undated photo, Indian-origin Reverend Saju with his wife and children holding a staff made of Indian rosewood after a consecration ceremony at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. (PTI Photo)
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Published on Jan 27, 2022 11:17 PM IST
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IMD alerts: Severe cold wave, rainfall and snowfall in these states till Feb 4

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Updated on Jan 27, 2022 11:10 PM IST
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Air India flights under Tata Group will have these changes

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Published on Jan 27, 2022 10:43 PM IST
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TMC to move motion in Parliament against Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

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Published on Jan 27, 2022 10:37 PM IST
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