Parliament Highlights: Both houses adjourned till 11am on Wednesday

  • The Winter Session of Parliament began on November 29 and will continue till December 23.
The Parliament building in New Delhi.
The Parliament building in New Delhi.
Updated on Dec 14, 2021 08:16 PM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Opposition floor leaders from the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha held a meeting on Tuesday in the Chamber of Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge to chalk out the strategy for the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament.

On Monday, the Lok Sabha passed the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2021, to rectify a drafting error. The NDPS (Amendment) Bill, 2021, was passed by a voice vote and some amendments moved by opposition members were rejected by the House.

Meanwhile, the 12 opposition lawmakers continued their protest against their suspension near the Gandhi Statue in Parliament premises.

The Winter Session of Parliament began on November 29 and will continue till December 23.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Dec 14, 2021 07:02 PM IST

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 11am tomorrow

    The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 11am on Wednesday. 

  • Dec 14, 2021 06:49 PM IST

    Opposition leaders meet at Sonia Gandhi's residence to discuss protest strategy

    Opposition leaders including Nationalist Congress Party's Sharad Pawar, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's TR Baalu, Communist Party of India's (Marxist) Sitaram Yechury held a met with Congress leader Sonia Gandhi at her residence to chalk out the strategy for tomorrow's protests against the suspension of 12 MPs .

  • Dec 14, 2021 04:44 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha adjourns till 11am on Wednesday

    The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 11am on Wednesday.

  • Dec 14, 2021 04:43 PM IST

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    Rajya Sabha passed the Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The bill permits extension of the tenure by upto one year at a time till the completion of five years from the initial date of appointment.

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    Security situation in Jammu and Kashmir has improved significantly, Govt informs Parliament

    The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir has improved significantly since August 2019 and there has been a significant decline in terrorist incidents, Union minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai says in a written reply in Parliament.

    “206 terrorist incidents took place in this year till 5th December,” he added.

  • Dec 14, 2021 03:12 PM IST

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  • Dec 14, 2021 02:54 PM IST

    Lok Sabha informed of boundary disputes between various states

    “There are boundary disputes between Andhra Pradesh-Odisha, Haryana-Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh-Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra-Karnataka, Assam-Arunachal Pradesh, Assam-Nagaland, Assam-Meghalaya, Assam-Mizoram,” the government informed the Lok Sabha.

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    All-round development of Gorkhas top priority of govt: Nityanand Rai

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  • Dec 14, 2021 02:38 PM IST

    Oppn walks out of Rajya Sabha 

    Opposition lawmakers have walked out of the Rajya Sabha to mark their protest against the suspension of 12 MPs.

  • Dec 14, 2021 02:05 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha resumes proceedings

    The Rajya Sabha has resumed proceedings.

  • Dec 14, 2021 01:39 PM IST

    Nityanand Rai raises issue of boundary dispute between some states in Lok Sabha

    As per available information, there're boundary disputes arising out of demarcation of boundaries and claims and counter-claims over territories between some states. Some matters related to division of assets are pending between AP-Telangana and Bihar-Jharkhand: Nityanand Rai in Lok Sabha

  • Dec 14, 2021 01:34 PM IST

    Opposition hold march in Delhi against suspension of 12 RS MPs 

    Opposition lawmakers on Tuesday held a march from Parliament to Vijay Chowk seeking the revocation of the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs.

  • Dec 14, 2021 12:07 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2pm 

    The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2pm following sloganeering by opposition lawmakers who are demanding the revocation of the suspension of 12 MPs. 

    "Let's maintain decency and decorum in the House. Unruly and unparliamentary behavior is not going to work at all," Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu tells the House.

  • Dec 14, 2021 11:46 AM IST

    Oppn leaders to hold march today to protest against suspension of 12 MPs

    Opposition lawmakers from both the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha will hold a march in Delhi on Tuesday to protest against the suspension of the 12 Upper House MPs, reported news agency ANI. Read more

  • Dec 14, 2021 11:25 AM IST

    LS discusses PLI Scheme for Auto Sector

    The Lok Sabha is discussing the PLI Scheme for Auto Sector.

  • Dec 14, 2021 10:38 AM IST

    Oppn meet underway at the office of LoP in RS, Mallikarjun Kharge

    Floor leaders of Opposition parties in both the Houses of Parliament are holding a meeting at the office of LoP in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge to discuss strategy for further agitation to press for the demand of revoking suspension of the 12 MPs.

  • Dec 14, 2021 10:29 AM IST

    CPI(M) leader gives Suspension of Business Notice in RS to discuss inflation

    Communist Party of India (Marxist) MP Dr V Sivadasan has given a Suspension of Business Notice under rule 267 in the Rajya Sabha to discuss the issue of rising inflation in the country.

  • Dec 14, 2021 10:26 AM IST

    Frequent terror incidents in J&K show govt's policy on Kashmir has failed: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

    The frequent terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir show that the government's policy on Kashmir has completely failed: Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

  • Dec 14, 2021 10:09 AM IST

    Kharge requests RS chairman to ‘use his powers to bring back suspended MPs to the House’

    The Rajya Sabha chairman has full powers to suspend any rule, issue direction, or revoke it but government is not letting him do it. I request the to use his powers to bring back these 12 (suspended) MPs to the House: Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge

  • Dec 14, 2021 09:50 AM IST

    Mallikarjun Kharge demands removal of external security forces from Parliament

    Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge has written to the Chairman of the House requesting him to withdraw external security forces that are posted in the lobbies in reference to the harassment of opposition lawmakers during the Monsoon Session.

  • Dec 14, 2021 09:48 AM IST

    Manickam Tagore gives adjournment motion notice in LS

    Congress MP Manickam Tagore gives adjournment motion notice in the Lok Sabha "to discuss the intrusion of Chinese military into the Indian territory and direct the government to take immediate action to prevent intrusion"

  • Dec 14, 2021 09:47 AM IST

    Manish Tewari gives adjournment motion notice in LS over privatisation in banking sector

    Congress MP Manish Tewari gives adjournment motion notice in the Lok Sabha over privatisation in the banking sector.

  • Dec 14, 2021 08:38 AM IST

    Jitendra Singh to move Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021, in RS today

    Union minister Jitendra Singh to move The Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2021, and The Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021, for consideration and passage in the Rajya Sabha today.

  • Dec 14, 2021 07:45 AM IST

    Oppn floor leaders to meet at 10am today to discuss strategy for Winter Session

    A meeting of Opposition floor leaders from the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha will be held to discuss the strategy for the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, at 10am on Tuesday.

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