Parliament Winter Session Highlights: Both houses adjourned till 11am on December 10

  • Both the houses of Parliament have been witnessing back-to-back adjournments since the commencement of the winter session.
The Parliament building in Delhi.
The Parliament building in Delhi.
Updated on Dec 09, 2021 07:38 PM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

The ongoing winter session of Parliament entered the ninth day on Thursday. 

The amendment bills aimed at extending the tenure of CBI, ED directors was passed by the Lok Sabha. Meanwhile, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021, was passed in the Rajya Sabha.

Both houses have been adjourned till 11am on Friday. 

Earlier today, Union defence minister Rajnath Singh briefed both Houses of Parliament today on the crash of the military chopper that killed chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 others.

Both the Houses of Parliament have been witnessing back-to-back adjournments since the commencement of the winter session. Issues that have been discussed include Nagaland firing, farm laws repeal and the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs.

The 12 suspended MPs have continued their protest against their suspension, at the Gandhi Statue in Parliament premises. Since their suspension, all the 12 MPs have been regularly visiting Parliament and keep sitting near the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament.

On the first day, the bill to repeal the three central agricultural laws was passed in both Houses. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the withdrawal of the farm laws in an address to the nation on November 19.

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  • Dec 09, 2021 07:32 PM IST

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 11am on December 10

    The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 11am on December 10.

  • Dec 09, 2021 07:29 PM IST

    Lok Sabha passes bill to extend tenure of CBI, ED chiefs

    Lok Sabha has passed the Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021, and The Delhi Police Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2021, aimed at extending the tenure of CBI and ED directors for up to 5 years.

  • Dec 09, 2021 07:00 PM IST

    Jitendra Singh refutes charges of ‘arbitrariness’ in extending tenure 

    Union minister Jitendra Singh said that the extension of tenure of CBI, ED directors would be done by following the same procedure as the selection of the chiefs.

  • Dec 09, 2021 06:53 PM IST

    Union minister Jitendra Singh speaks in Lok Sabha

    “Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds CBI, CVC all these institutions in a very high esteem and the independence of these institutions is the government's top priority. And facilitating and enabling an independent functioning of these institutions is our top priority,” said Jitendra Singh. 

  • Dec 09, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    VCK leader Thirumavalavan opposes bill to extend CBI, ED directors' tenure

    VCK leader Thirumavalavan expressed his opposition to the amendment bills to oppose the extend the tenure of CBI, ED chiefs. He also said that the Centre's urgency to pass the two bills was questionable. 

  • Dec 09, 2021 06:38 PM IST

    Cong brought RTI act, BJP govt blocked it: Jothimani

    Congress MP Jothimani said that their government equipped the people with the Right to Information act against corruption while the Narendra Modi-led BJP government blocked it.

  • Dec 09, 2021 06:22 PM IST

    ‘CBI used for political purposes by ruling party’: D Ravikumar

    “CBI has fully changed into an organisation used for political purposes by the ruling party is an obvious truth today,” said VCK MP D Ravikumar. He also demanded that the CBI should be made an autonomous body.

  • Dec 09, 2021 06:07 PM IST

    Asaduddin Owaisi says bills to extend CBI, ED chiefs' tenures undermines SC judgement

    AIMIM's Asaduddin Owaisi opposed the amendment bills to extend the tenure of CBI and ED directors. He said that the ordinances were in contravention of the Supreme Court's judgement.

  • Dec 09, 2021 05:42 PM IST

    TMC's Saugata Roy opposes bills to extend CBI, ED chiefs

    Saugata Roy of the All India Trinamool Congress expressed his opposition to amendment bills regarding the extension of tenure of ED and CBI directors. 

  • Dec 09, 2021 05:27 PM IST

    RS adjourned till 11am on Friday

    Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 11am on Friday (December 10).

  • Dec 09, 2021 05:23 PM IST

    National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021, passed in RS

    Rajya Sabha passed the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

  • Dec 09, 2021 05:22 PM IST

    Mandaviya thanks pharmacists, workers, others for ensuring medicine supply during Covid-19

    Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya thanked the pharmacists and workers, CEOs, MDs, Chairmen for ensuring “medicine supply in India during fight against Covid and supplied medicines to 150 nations,” reports ANI. He was addressing the Rajya Sabha during the discussion on National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research(Amendment)Bill,2021.

  • Dec 09, 2021 04:51 PM IST

    Supriya Sule alleges ‘vindictive raids’ on opposition members

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  • Dec 09, 2021 04:47 PM IST

    Supriya Sule questions multiple ED raids on Anil Deshmukh's residence, questioning of family members 

    Supriya Sule said that the Enforcement Directorate raided the residence of former Maharashtra minister Anil Deshmukh seven times and asked what was missed in the first six times. She also alleged that the agencies were “questioning” the family members of those involved in the case and questioned the reason behind it. 

  • Dec 09, 2021 04:42 PM IST

    Supriya Sule opposes bills to extend tenures of CBI, ED directors

    Nationalist Congress Party's Supriya Sule asked Union minister Jitendra Singh that how would the change in tenure affect the issues mentioned by Singh in his opening remarks. 

  • Dec 09, 2021 04:38 PM IST

    BJD questions bills to amend tenures of ED, CBI directors 

    Bhartruhari Mahtab of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) questions the move to bring an amendment bill regarding the tenures of the CBI and ED directors. 

  • Dec 09, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    Lok Sabha discusses bills related to the extension of tenures of ED and CBI directors

    The Lok Sabha is discussing bills related to the extension of tenures of Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) directors. 

  • Dec 09, 2021 03:22 PM IST

    Home Minister misled Parliament on Nagaland, claims Adhir Chowdhury

    Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Thursday claimed that Union home minister Amit Shah “misled” the Lok Sabha when he said that security forces had opened fire on civilians in Nagaland after they tried to flee.

  • Dec 09, 2021 02:46 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha takes into consideration National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021

    Rajya Sabha takes into consideration National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

  • Dec 09, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    Lok Sabha proceedings resume

    The Lok Sabha proceedings have resumed.

  • Dec 09, 2021 01:52 PM IST

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 2:30 pm today

    The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 2:30 pm today.

  • Dec 09, 2021 01:51 PM IST

    Not allowed to pay tribute to  General Bipin Rawat, says LoP in RS Mallikarjun Kharge

    “After Defence Minister's statement in Rajya Sabha, Opposition demanded 1-2 minutes for each MP to pay tribute to CDS Gen Bipin Rawat & others who died in the chopper crash. But we were not allowed. It is unfortunate and we condemn this attitude,” news agency ANI quoted the leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, as saying.

  • Dec 09, 2021 12:26 PM IST

    CPI(M) MP V Sivadasan moves suspension of business notice in RS to discuss chopper crash

    Communist Party of India (Marxist) MP, V Sivadasan, on Thursday moved a notice for the suspension of business under rule 267 in Rajya Sabha to discuss the crash of the IAF helicopter at Coonoor and the tragic death of the chief of defence staff, General Bipin Rawat and 12 others.

  • Dec 09, 2021 11:27 AM IST

    Opposition decides not to protest against the suspension of Rajya Sabha MPs today to honour victims of chopper crash

    The leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, said that they have decided not to protest against the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs today in honour of CDS Bipin Rawat and other soldiers who died in the chopper crash on Wednesday.

  • Dec 09, 2021 11:19 AM IST

    Last rites of CDS General Bipin Rawat to be performed with full military honours, says Rajnath Singh

    “The last rites of CDS General Bipin Rawat will be performed with full military honours. The last rites of other military personnel will be performed with appropriate military honour,” Rajnath Singh told  the Lok Sabha.

  • Dec 09, 2021 11:18 AM IST

    Rajya Sabha observes 2-minute silence for victims of military chopper crash

    The Rajya Sabha observeed a two-minute silence for chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife, and other personnel who died in a military helicopter crash near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, on Wednesday.

  • Dec 09, 2021 11:13 AM IST

    Investigation in military chopper crash will be led by Air Marshal Manavendra Singh, Rajnath tells Lok Sabha

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) has ordered a tri-service inquiry into the military chopper crash, defence minister informed Parliament, adding the investigation in the military chopper crash will be led by Air Marshal Manavendra Singh.

  • Dec 09, 2021 11:11 AM IST

    Mortal remains of all IAF chopper crash victims will be brought back to Delhi by evening, says Rajnath

    The mortal remains of all IAF chopper crash victims will be brought back to Delhi by evening, said Rajnath Singh.

  • Dec 09, 2021 11:08 AM IST

    All efforts being made to save Group Captain: Rajnath tell Parliament

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh informed Parliament on Thursday that all efforts being made to save Group Captain Varun Singh, who is on life support.

  • Dec 09, 2021 11:04 AM IST

    Rajnath Singh briefs Lok Sabha on helicopter crash

    Rajnath Singh begins briefing Parliament on the helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu that killed 13 people on Wednesday.

  • Dec 09, 2021 10:56 AM IST

    PM Modi holds meeting with senior ministers in Parliament, reports ANI

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a meeting with senior ministers in Parliament, reported news agency ANI. Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Pralhad Joshi, Nirmala Sitharaman, and Anurag Singh Thakur are among the attendees.

  • Dec 09, 2021 10:46 AM IST

    Rajnath Singh reaches Parliament, to issue statement on helicopter crash shortly

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has reached Parliament where he will issue a statement on the military helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu shortly.

  • Dec 09, 2021 09:35 AM IST

    Rajnath Singh to issue statement on chopper crash in Parliament today

    Defence minister Rajnath Singh will on Thursday issue a statement on chopper crash that killed 13 people, including chief of defence staff General Bipin. He is expected to brief the Rajya Sabha at 11.30am and the Lok Sabha at around 11am.

  • Dec 09, 2021 08:03 AM IST

    Mansukh Mandaviya to move 'National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (Amendment) Bill 2021' in RS today

    Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya to move 'The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (Amendment) Bill 2021' in Rajya Sabha for consideration & passing on Thursday.

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