Parliament highlights: Both houses adjourned till 11 am Thursday

Updated on Dec 07, 2022 11:13 PM IST

Winter Session of Parliament 2022: The winter session of the Parliament begins today and continues till December 29. 

Winter Session of Parliament 2022: PM Modi addresses parliament.
Winter Session of Parliament 2022: PM Modi addresses parliament.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the media on Wednesday ahead of the first day of the Winter Session of Parliament. The winter session of the Parliament begins today and continues till December 29. The session will have a total of 17 working days. Centre's agenda for the winter session of Parliament includes 16 new bills.

The Lok Sabha will pay tributes to members who passed away during the inter-session period, on the first day. Some of the bills slated for introduction in the Winter Session of Parliament are the Trade Marks (Amendment) Bill, 2022, the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) (Amendment) Bill, 2022 and The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2022. The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2022 will seek to repeal redundant and obsolete laws.

Some of the other bills include the Multi-State Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2022 and the National Dental Commission Bill, 2022.

The government's agenda also includes Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill, 2019.

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  • Dec 07, 2022 06:58 PM IST

    Lok Sabha takes up debate on Anti Maritime Piracy Bill

    A bill which seeks to formulate a law to deal with piracy in the international waters was taken up by Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

    The purpose of the Anti Maritime Piracy Bill is to enact a domestic anti-maritime piracy legislation in line with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), reported PTI.

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  • Dec 07, 2022 03:24 PM IST

    EAM Dr S Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha

    EAM Dr S Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha. (Sansad TV )
    EAM Dr S Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha. (Sansad TV )

    Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar attended the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. This reflected India's long-standing relationship with Qatar which is home to 8.5 lakh India nationals: External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha, reported ANI.

  • Dec 07, 2022 03:19 PM IST

    EAM Dr S Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha

    President Murmu's first overseas visit was to The United Kingdom to attend funeral of Late Queen Elizabeth II. VP represented India at ASEAN Summit in Cambodia which elevated the India-ASEAN relationship to a comprehensive strategic partnership: EAM Dr S Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha, reported ANI.

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  • Dec 07, 2022 01:46 PM IST

    Winter Session Of Parliament 2022: Updates

    Rajya Sabha MP PT Usha said, "My special thanks to the PM for his concern for the marginalised. It is a grace for the nation that our President belongs to tribal community. It is a great honour for the tribal community. A son of a farmer is now the Vice President."

  • Dec 07, 2022 01:44 PM IST

    Winter Session Of Parliament 2022: Rajya Sabha adjourned for 1 hour

  • Dec 07, 2022 01:24 PM IST

    ‘You won’t miss court in parliament’: PM Modi’s warm welcome for VP Dhankhar

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a warm welcome to Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar in Rajya Sabha who was officiated as the chairman of the upper house on Wednesday with the start of the winter session in parliament. Referring to the Vice President’s three-decades long career in courts, PM Modi said: “I can confidently tell you... you would not miss the court here”. As a wave of laughter followed among members of the upper house, he added: “In Rajya Sabha, there are many members here who you have met in Supreme Court.” Read more

  • Dec 07, 2022 12:54 PM IST

    Winter Session Of Parliament 2022: Updates

  • Dec 07, 2022 12:25 PM IST

    Winter Session Of Parliament 2022: Updates

  • Dec 07, 2022 11:45 AM IST

    Winter Session Of Parliament 2022: Lok Sabha adjourns till noon

    Lok Sabha proceedings were on Wednesday adjourned till 12 noon after paying glowing tributes to sitting MP and Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav and eight former members who died in recent months.

    As soon as the House met at 11 am on the first day of the winter session, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla condoled the death of Yadav and the former MPs, and said their contributions to society would be remembered forever.

  • Dec 07, 2022 11:16 AM IST

    Winter Session of Parliament 2022: PM Modi's appreciation for president Droupadi Murmu, former president Ramnath Kovin

    PM Modi said, “Our respected President Droupadi Murmu Ji hails from a tribal community. Before her, our former President Ramnath Kovind belongs to the marginalised sections of society and now, our Vice President is a Kisan Putra. Our VP also has great knowledge of legal matters.”

  • Dec 07, 2022 11:10 AM IST

    Winter Session of Parliament 2022: PM Modi to Rajya Sabha chairman Jadeep Dhankhar

    PM Modi in his address said, "I congratulate Chairman on behalf of this House as well as the nation. You've reached this stage while going ahead in life amid struggles, it's an inspiration for several people in the country. You are gracing this august post in the House."

  • Dec 07, 2022 11:07 AM IST

    Winter Session of Parliament 2022: Vice President Jadeep Dhankhar officiated as the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha

  • Dec 07, 2022 11:04 AM IST

    Winter Session of Parliament 2022: Parliament in session

  • Dec 07, 2022 10:57 AM IST

    Winter Session of Parliament 2022: Updates

  • Dec 07, 2022 10:34 AM IST

    Winter Session of Parliament 2022: PM Modi talks on G20 Summit presidency

    PM Modi said, “This G20 Summit isn't just a diplomatic event, it's an opportunity to display India's capability before the world. Such a large country, mother of democracy, such diversity, such capability-it's an opportunity for world to know India &for India to show its capability to world.”

  • Dec 07, 2022 10:32 AM IST

    Winter Session of Parliament 2022: PM Modi on importance of the session

    PM Modi in his address said, “It's the first day of Winter Session. This is important because we met before 15th August. 75 years of Independence completed on 15th Aug and we are going ahead in Azadi ka Amrit Kaal. We are meeting at a time when India has received the opportunity to preside over the G20.”

  • Dec 07, 2022 10:30 AM IST

    Winter Session of Parliament 2022: PM Modi on G20 presidency

    Ahead of winter session of parliament PM Modi said, “The manner in which India has made a space in global community, the manner in which expectations with India have risen & the manner in which India is increasing its participation on global platform, at a time like this, India receiving the G20 Presidency is a huge opportunity.”

  • Dec 07, 2022 10:28 AM IST

    Winter Session of Parliament 2022: Updates from PM Modi's address

    PM Modi says this is a crucial session for the parliament as the winter session begins. 

  • Dec 07, 2022 10:21 AM IST

    Winter Session of Parliament 2022: Updates

    Opposition leaders' meeting underway in Parliament in Chamber of Opposition. Leader Mallikarjun Kharge to discuss the strategy for the Winter Session. TMC is also participating in the meeting.

  • Dec 07, 2022 09:43 AM IST

    Winter Session of Parliament 2022: 15 obituaries listed in parliament business

    The winter session will start with 15 obituaries of deceased lawmakers listed in both houses. Lok Sabha will adjourn for an hour post-reading of the obituary today. Opposition MPs, led by Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury have requested Speaker to adjourn the House for half the day as a mark of respect to veteran politician and sitting MP Mulayam Singh Yadav who passed away this year.

    Besides Mulayam Singh Yadav, the Obituary list includes the names of one sitting Loksabha member, eight former Lok Sabha members, and six Rajya Sabha members.

  • Dec 07, 2022 08:57 AM IST

    Winter Session of Parliament 2022: Updates

  • Dec 07, 2022 08:48 AM IST

    Winter Session of Parliament 2022: A first for Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar

    Today, the first day of the Winter Session of Parliament, is the first day for Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar to officiate on the Chair of Rajya Sabha.

  • Dec 07, 2022 08:33 AM IST

    Winter Session of Parliament 2022: Lok Sabha speaker chairs meeting of Business Advisory Committee

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