Parliament highlights : Jammu and Kashmir governor sent report that no party willing to form govt: Rajnath tells Lok Sabha
In the Parliament’s winter session on Thursday, the Lok Sabha passed the triple talaq bill, which makes the practice a criminal offence with a provision of three-year jail term for the erring husband.The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill is a watered down version of the one which was passed by the Lok Sabha earlier and had got stalled in the Rajya Sabha.It will now have to be passed by the Rajya Sabha to become a law and replace an Ordinance issued by the government in September this year.The Trinamool Congress issued a notice Rule 267 in Rajya Sabha to take up a discussion Friday on home ministry’s surveillance order which allows 10 central agencies and Delhi police rights to monitor into anyone’s computer, according to news agency ANI. Highlights:
Oppn to meet on Dec 31 in Parliament for meeting on Triple Talaq Bill
Opposition to meet on December 31, 2018 in Parliament for a meeting on Triple Talaq Bill.2:30 pm IST
J-K Governor sent report that no party willing to form govt: Rajnath
“Then J-K Governor NN Vohra had sent report in June that no party willing to form government in state, home minister Rajnath Singh told Lok Sabha.2:25 pm IST
Lok Sabha adjourned till 3:30 pm
Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 3:30 pm.2:20 pm IST
Governor’s rule in J-K unconstitutional: Opposition
Opposition parties Friday termed the imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir as “unconstitutional” during a discussion in the Lok Sabha on a statutory resolution that approved President’s rule in the state.
President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir follows if the Governor’s rule extends beyond six months.
Initiating the debate, Shashi Tharoor of the Congress said Governor Satya Mal Malik acted in “gross violation” of a Supreme Court order in the S R Bommai case that had stated that whether an alliance has a majority or not can be decided only on the floor of the assembly.2:10 pm IST
Over 1 lakh companies deregistered this fiscal: Govt
Minister of State for Corporate Affairs P P Chaudhary informed the Lok Sabha that 2.26 lakh companies were struck off from the Register of Companies as on December 31, 2017.2:05 pm IST
Governor house is not the place to prove majority: Farooq Abdullah
“Own Jammu and Kashmir, own the people of Jammu and Kashmir, we are part of the country”, requested Farooq Abdullah during Lok Sabha proceedings.
“The fax machine of J&K Governor was not working, his phone was not working and I would like to say that Governor house is not the place to prove majority but the assembly is. Governor didn’t wait and dissolved it,” said Abdullah.1:50 pm IST
Introduce Women’s Reservation Bill immediately: CPI-M to govt
The government should immediately come up with the Women’s Reservation Bill to reserve 33 per cent seats for women in Parliament and state assemblies, demanded CPI-M member P K S Teacher during the zero hour in the Lok Sabha Friday.12:50 pm IST
Most trapped miners must have died: Congress’ Shillong MP
“I’m very sure most people have died, I came to know from local people that there is no chance of people there, those who survive, they run away since the mining was illegal,” said Congress’ Shillong MP Vincent H Pala on Meghalaya miners outside the Parliament.
“Earlier the Central government did not take seriously in sending the pumps, I hope with the new pumps coming they will be able to pump water, it will take minimum 2-3 days then we will be able to retrieve the bodies,” he added according to news agency ANI.12:15 pm IST
‘Can’t we extend our wishes for a film’: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
“Can’t we extend our wishes for a film? Congress has been all for freedom, why is it questioning that freedom now?” asked Information and Broadcasting minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on BJP tweeting The Accidental Prime Minister’s trailer.12:01 pm IST
Lok Sabha proceedings resume
Lok Sabha proceedings resumed at 12 noon.11:30 am IST
TDP MP dresses up as Lord Shiva to demand special status for AP
TDP MP Naramalli Sivaprasad is today dressed up as Lord Shiva during protest in Parliament demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh. He had earlier also dressed up as a school boy, Narad muni and others.
CPI-M members demand Women’s Reservation Bill
CPI-M members were also among the protesters, demanding the Women’s Reservation Bill.11:25 am IST
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day following uproar over Cauvery and other issues.11:22 am IST
Lok Sabha adjourned till 12
Lok Sabha adjourned till noon following protests over Cauvery and other issues.11:15 am IST
Opposition members trooped near speaker’s podium
As soon as the House began, the Congress, AIADMK and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) members trooped near speaker’s podium and started sloganeering in support of their various demands.10:45 am IST
TMC gives notice in RS to discuss order allowing computer monitoring
The Trinamool Congress issued a notice Rule 267 in Rajya Sabha to take up a discussion Friday on home ministry’s surveillance order which allows 10 central agencies and Delhi police rights to snoop into anyone’s computer, according to news agency ANI.
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