Monsoon Session-2018

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Monsoon Session of Parliament: Both Houses passed 20 Bills in 17 sittings; Lok Sabha's productivity best since 2000
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Monsoon Session of Parliament: Both Houses passed 20 Bills in 17 sittings; Lok Sabha's productivity best since 2000

Twenty-two Bills — 21 in the Lok Sabha and one in the Rajya Sabha — were introduced. The Lok Sabha passed 21 Bills and the Rajya Sabha passed 14 Bills during the Monsoon Session.

Monsoon Session 2018 saw 74% productivity, media's forecast of washout 'proved wrong', says Venkaiah Naidu
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Monsoon Session 2018 saw 74% productivity, media's forecast of washout 'proved wrong', says Venkaiah Naidu

Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu said the productivity during the Monsoon Session stood at 74 percent, which was much more than the Budget Session when it stood at just 25 percent.

BJP leaders express hope for 'smooth run' as Harivansh Narayan Singh elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman
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BJP leaders express hope for 'smooth run' as Harivansh Narayan Singh elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman

JD(U) parliamentarian in Rajya Sabha Harivansh Narayan Singh was on Thursday elected as the new Deputy Chairperson of the Upper House after he won the election with 125 ayes against 105 noes.

Harivansh Narayan Singh is Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman: NDA's candidate beats Congress' BK Hariprasad, 125 ayes against 105 noes
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Harivansh Narayan Singh is Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman: NDA's candidate beats Congress' BK Hariprasad, 125 ayes against 105 noes

The NDA's Harivansh Narayan Singh was elected on Thursday for the post of Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha with 125 ayes and 105 noes in the Upper House of the Parliament.

Maharashtra government says allowing outside food in multiplexes unnecessary as 'security issues' may arise
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Maharashtra government says allowing outside food in multiplexes unnecessary as 'security issues' may arise

The Maharashtra government stated in an affidavit in the Bombay HC that it's not necessary to interfere with the ban on outside food in multiplexes, as it may create "chaos" or "security issues".

Karunanidhi passes away: Both Houses of Parliament adjourn for the day after paying respect to 'leader of masses'
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Karunanidhi passes away: Both Houses of Parliament adjourn for the day after paying respect to 'leader of masses'

As soon as the Lok Sabha met for the day, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan informed members of the demise of Karunanidhi (94). Describing him as a "visionary" and a "leader of the masses", she said he spread his political philosophy through screenwriting and produced some of the best hits in Tamil cinema.

Parliament Monsoon Session updates: Centre showing 'indifference' to AP by not giving enough funds, says TDP MP
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Parliament Monsoon Session updates: Centre showing 'indifference' to AP by not giving enough funds, says TDP MP

As the Lok Sabha discussed The Supplementary Demands for Grants, TDP MP Murali Mohan Maganti lashed out at the Narendra Modi over the demand for special status for Andhra Pradesh.

Formalin scare: Goa government lifts ban on import of fish from other states, continues vigil on border check posts
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Formalin scare: Goa government lifts ban on import of fish from other states, continues vigil on border check posts

The fish import ban was imposed in Goa last month in the wake of formalin scare and it was lifted Friday night.

Parliament Monsoon Session updates: Congress MP urges Centre to protect Meghalaya from Assam NRC 'rejects'
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Parliament Monsoon Session updates: Congress MP urges Centre to protect Meghalaya from Assam NRC 'rejects'

In the Lok Sabha, Congress MP Vincent Pala raised concerns about illegal influx in Meghalaya due to the release of NRC draft in Assam. "Due to uncertainty of implementation of NRC, there is a fear in Meghalaya that those unrecognised in Assam will go to Meghalaya. Therefore, I urge the central government to protect Meghalaya to avoid imbalance," he said.

Monsoon Session of Parliament: Lok Sabha passes amended OBC bill; here is all you need to know about the changes
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Monsoon Session of Parliament: Lok Sabha passes amended OBC bill; here is all you need to know about the changes

The Lok Sabha unanimously passed the Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017 on Thursday, making the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) a constitutional body and granting it complete powers to safeguard the rights and interests of Other Backward Classes (OBC).

Parliament Monsoon Session: Opposition leaders protest against chairman Venkaiah Naidu for favouring 'ruling party' in Rajya Sabha
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Parliament Monsoon Session: Opposition leaders protest against chairman Venkaiah Naidu for favouring 'ruling party' in Rajya Sabha

A section of Opposition parliamentarians of the Rajya Sabha drafted a letter to the chairman of the Upper House Venkaiah Naidu to protest against some of his methods of conducting proceedings in the House.

LS passes Bill granting constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes after five-hour debate
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LS passes Bill granting constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes after five-hour debate

Lok Sabha passes crucial bill to provide constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) on Thursday with over two-third majority

Parliament Monsoon Session updates: LS passes Bill for constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes
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Parliament Monsoon Session updates: LS passes Bill for constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes

The Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017 was passed in Lok Sabha. The Bill grants National Commission on Backward Classes (NCBC) constitutional status, par with National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (NCSC and NCST).

Monsoon Session of Parliament: Demand for population control law, concerns over Centre-state relations raised during Day 10 Zero Hour
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Monsoon Session of Parliament: Demand for population control law, concerns over Centre-state relations raised during Day 10 Zero Hour

A BJP member in Lok Sabha on Thursday asked the government to bring a population control law to ensure a two-child norm for a family.

BJP MP Kirti Azad wants statehood for Mithilanchal, accuses Bihar government of doing nothing for the region
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BJP MP Kirti Azad wants statehood for Mithilanchal, accuses Bihar government of doing nothing for the region

Making the demand in the Lok Sabha during the Zero Hour, Kirti Azad, , spoke about Bihar's Mithilanchal and its glorious history and current economic plight

Monsoon Session of Parliament: Rajnath Singh to address both Houses on NRC dispute; bill to restore SC/ST Act to be taken up today
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Monsoon Session of Parliament: Rajnath Singh to address both Houses on NRC dispute; bill to restore SC/ST Act to be taken up today

It was an eventful day in both Houses of Parliament on Wednesday, as the Lok Sabha saw the Centre and Opposition sparring over the National Citizen's Register (NRC) in Assam, and the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day after disruptions during Amit Shah's speech.

Rajya Sabha forced to adjourn as uproar over Assam NRC, Amit Shah's speech disrupt proceedings
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Rajya Sabha forced to adjourn as uproar over Assam NRC, Amit Shah's speech disrupt proceedings

The House had witnessed an adjournment on Wednesday morning when the House reconvened at 2 pm after the lunch break, Sukhendu Shekhar Roy of the TMC stood up and raised a point of order as BJP president Amit Shah was asked to conclude his speech he had started on Tuesday.

Parliament Monsoon Session updates: LS passes amendments to Commercial Courts Act; both Houses adjourned for the day
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Parliament Monsoon Session updates: LS passes amendments to Commercial Courts Act; both Houses adjourned for the day

In Lok Sabha, while debating the Commercial Division Bill, Ravi Shankar Prasad says, "We want to showcase the world that even small dispute, the legal system is available to fast-track the cases."

Parliament Monsoon Session Day 9: Opposition protests over Assam NRC; Amit Shah's remarks disrupt RS proceedings
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Parliament Monsoon Session Day 9: Opposition protests over Assam NRC; Amit Shah's remarks disrupt RS proceedings

A day after a debate Assam NRC final draft led to stormy sessions in Parliament, the citizenship draft once again triggered a ruckus, leading Venkaiah Naidu to adjourn the Rajya Sabha for the day

Parliament Monsoon Session Day 9: Uproar over Assam NRC draft, Rohingya issue stall proceedings
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Parliament Monsoon Session Day 9: Uproar over Assam NRC draft, Rohingya issue stall proceedings

A day after Assam NRC debate led to unrest in Parliament, debates on the issue led to adjournment of Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, following Amit Shah's comments.