Monsoon Session

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Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha clears Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill; House adjourned till 3 pm tomorrow
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Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha clears Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill; House adjourned till 3 pm tomorrow

Parliament LIVE Updates: The AIMIM leader questioned government's selective intervention in the Yes Bank crisis but not for PMC. 'SBI immediately flowed funds in Yes bank case, but not into PMC bank. What was RBI doing when Yes Bank happened?', he asked

Parliament Updates: LS adjourned till 3 pm tomorrow; House passes bill reducing MPs' salaries, amended Essential Commodities Bill
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Parliament Updates: LS adjourned till 3 pm tomorrow; House passes bill reducing MPs' salaries, amended Essential Commodities Bill

Parliament Updates: The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020, has been passed in the Lok Sabha, by voice vote. The House has been adjourned until 3 pm on 16 September, 2020

Rajnath Singh likely to make statement in Parliament today on India-China stand-off at Ladakh, claim sources
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Rajnath Singh likely to make statement in Parliament today on India-China stand-off at Ladakh, claim sources

The Union defence minister's statement would assume significance in the backdrop of the Opposition demanding a debate on the issue

Day 1 of Monsoon Session sees Question Hour scrapped amid Opposition fury, Rajya Sabha deputy chairman re-elected
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Day 1 of Monsoon Session sees Question Hour scrapped amid Opposition fury, Rajya Sabha deputy chairman re-elected

The Opposition alleged that the Centre was trying to throttle democracy by doing away with the Question Hour, which it called the "Golden Hour" of the House

At least 30 MPs and over 50 Parliament employees have tested positive for COVID-19 so far, say sources
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At least 30 MPs and over 50 Parliament employees have tested positive for COVID-19 so far, say sources

The infected MPs include BJP MPs Meenakshi Lekhi, Suresh Angadi, Ram Shankar Katheria, and Parvesh Sahib Singh

Parliament Updates: Epidemic Diseases Bill introduced in Rajya Sabha; House adjourned till 9 am tomorrow
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Parliament Updates: Epidemic Diseases Bill introduced in Rajya Sabha; House adjourned till 9 am tomorrow

Parliament Updates: On the first day of the Monsoon Session, the Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill and the Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill were also introduced in the Upper House.

Parliament's Monsoon Session to kick off under COVID-19 shadow; MPs must provide negative test certificate
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Parliament's Monsoon Session to kick off under COVID-19 shadow; MPs must provide negative test certificate

Rajya Sabha will convene in the morning from 9 am to 1 pm and Lok Sabha will sit from 3 pm to 7 pm, as part of the precautionary measures

Farooq Abdullah, in first visit to Delhi since abrogation of J&K's special status, arrives for Monsoon Session of Parliament
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Farooq Abdullah, in first visit to Delhi since abrogation of J&K's special status, arrives for Monsoon Session of Parliament

The NC president is likely to be in focus since he was under detention during the last two sessions held after the abrogation of the then-state's special status

Sonia Gandhi flies to US for medical checkup, may miss first half of Parliament's Monsoon session
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Sonia Gandhi flies to US for medical checkup, may miss first half of Parliament's Monsoon session

Sonia's son and former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is accompanying her during her travel to the US, however, the Wayanad MP is expected to return within a week

TMC MPs, aged over 65, likely to skip upcoming Parliament session due to risk of contracting COVID-19
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TMC MPs, aged over 65, likely to skip upcoming Parliament session due to risk of contracting COVID-19

Parliament's Monsoon Session will begin on 14 September and will conclude on 1 October. As part of precautionary measures, visitors will be restricted and there will be staggered seating in both Houses

Cabinet approves Bills for reforms in civil servants' training, addition of Kashmiri, Hindi, Dogri as official languages in J&K
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Cabinet approves Bills for reforms in civil servants' training, addition of Kashmiri, Hindi, Dogri as official languages in J&K

Prakash Javadekar said that the scheme 'Mission Karmayogi' will help govt employees get opportunities to improve post-recruitment training mechanism

Coronavirus Updates: Boxer L Sarita Devi, husband Thoiba Singh test COVID-19 positive
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Coronavirus Updates: Boxer L Sarita Devi, husband Thoiba Singh test COVID-19 positive

Coronavirus Updates: Devi and Thoiba are asymptomatic and are headed to a coronavirus care facility in Imphal

On last day of Parliament session, Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Bill deferred in Rajya Sabha over absence of broad consensus
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On last day of Parliament session, Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Bill deferred in Rajya Sabha over absence of broad consensus

The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to remove the Congress president as a trustee, could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday in the absence of a broad consensus on the legislation

Lok Sabha passes Dam Safety Bill; legislation provides for constitution of national committee for surveillance, maintenance of dams
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Lok Sabha passes Dam Safety Bill; legislation provides for constitution of national committee for surveillance, maintenance of dams

The Lok Sabha passed the Dam Safety Bill, 2019, which seeks to provide uniform safety procedures for specified dams in the country

Parliament Updates: LS passes AERA (Amendment) Bill; legislation reduces number of major airports under tariff regulator
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Parliament Updates: LS passes AERA (Amendment) Bill; legislation reduces number of major airports under tariff regulator

Parliament Updates: The Lok Sabha passed the Dam Safety Bill and Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2019. BJD's MP Bhartruhari Mahtab said, "There is apprehension that the Union government may take over the control of the dam... Through this bill, you (Centre) are acquiring the power. It is not the top-down function that will work."

UAPA Amendment Bill to be debated in Rajya Sabha today: Draft law fails basic test of elasticity, doesn't safeguard against potential abuse
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UAPA Amendment Bill to be debated in Rajya Sabha today: Draft law fails basic test of elasticity, doesn't safeguard against potential abuse

History lesson that this five-decade-old legislation teaches us is that use of UAPA lies in its misuse and one which has taken place across party lines. With the overwhelming majority of the Lok Sabha appearing convinced, only time will tell whether this was the first step towards a more secure India or the last nail in the coffin for free speech and political dissent.

Next Parliament session should be paperless, says Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, asks MPs to access information online
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Next Parliament session should be paperless, says Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, asks MPs to access information online

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Wednesday said he was keen on the next session of Parliament made paperless, and said the members should prepare themselves for the same

Centre cheated to get triple talaq bill passed, says Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad, criticises govt's 'undemocratic' functioning in Parliament
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Centre cheated to get triple talaq bill passed, says Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad, criticises govt's 'undemocratic' functioning in Parliament

The Congress alleged that the Central Government 'cheated' to push the Triple Talaq Bill through Rajya Sabha. At a press conference, Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the parliament cannot run in an 'undemocratic fashion'

LS passes Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill for improved road safety provisions; RS nod to Finance, Appropriation bills
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LS passes Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill for improved road safety provisions; RS nod to Finance, Appropriation bills

The Lok Sabha passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on Tuesday and began discussion on the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019. The Rajya Sabha gave its nod to the Finance (No 2) Bill and Appropriation (No 2) Bill and saw the tabling of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Centre likely to extend Parliament session till 2 August to complete legislative business, say sources
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Centre likely to extend Parliament session till 2 August to complete legislative business, say sources

Union ministers are in touch with Opposition parties to bring them on board for the extension of the Parliament session.