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Transgender bill awaits presidential nod to become law but betrays the very community it aims to protect
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Transgender bill awaits presidential nod to become law but betrays the very community it aims to protect

There is an inadequate representation of transgender persons in the proposed National Council for Transgender Persons since only five members will be from the community.

Industrial relations code bill introduced in Lok Sabha: Bill to provide fixed-term employment, amalgamate three labour laws
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Industrial relations code bill introduced in Lok Sabha: Bill to provide fixed-term employment, amalgamate three labour laws

Industrial Relations Code, 2019 was introduced by Labour minister who said that there was nothing in it which was against the interests of labourers

No discussion on ‘expunged’ remarks, says Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla after Congress raises topic of Pragya Singh Thakur's Nathuram Godse remark
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No discussion on ‘expunged’ remarks, says Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla after Congress raises topic of Pragya Singh Thakur's Nathuram Godse remark

'What she said has been expunged from the record. How can there be a debate if it is not on record?' said Om Birla

Daily Bulletin: Lok Sabha to continue discussions on air pollution, climate change; Delhi's air quality likely to turn 'severe' in two days; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Lok Sabha to continue discussions on air pollution, climate change; Delhi's air quality likely to turn 'severe' in two days; day's top stories

Here are today's top stories: Parliament to discuss Delhi pollution, Transgender persons Bill today; Jharkhand Assembly elections 2019: Amit Shah to address poll meetings in Manika, Lohardaga; and more

Parliament Updates: Shiv Sena MP takes jibe at Centre over demonesation; BSP's Danish Ali raises concern over JNU protests
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Parliament Updates: Shiv Sena MP takes jibe at Centre over demonesation; BSP's Danish Ali raises concern over JNU protests

Parliament LIVE Updates | Raising the issue of protest by JNU students, BSP member Danish Ali demanded in the Lok Sabha on Monday that the government should ensure that poor students were not denied the facility of higher education for an affordable fee.

Daily Bulletin: Winter Session of Parliament to begin today, BJP set to push Citizenship (Amendment) Bill; Justice SA Bobde to take oath as CJI today; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Winter Session of Parliament to begin today, BJP set to push Citizenship (Amendment) Bill; Justice SA Bobde to take oath as CJI today; day's top stories

Here are today's top stories: Winter Session of Parliament to begin today: Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Personal Data Protection Bill on legislative agenda; Maharashtra govt formation: Sharad Pawar, Sonia Gandhi to meet today to discuss alliance with Shiv Sena; and more

Lok Sabha passes Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) bill; proposed law provides for national authority to safeguard community's rights
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Lok Sabha passes Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) bill; proposed law provides for national authority to safeguard community's rights

Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill which provides a mechanism for social, economic and educational empowerment of transgenders. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019 was passed by a voice vote amid noisy protests by some opposition parties.

Despite not participating in Lok Sabha polls, Chhattisgarh's transgender community is slowly changing electoral landscape
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Despite not participating in Lok Sabha polls, Chhattisgarh's transgender community is slowly changing electoral landscape

At least in Chhattisgarh, transgenders are increasingly becoming a part of the political field

Lok Sabha passes transgender bill; proposed legislation seeks to end discrimination against community
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Lok Sabha passes transgender bill; proposed legislation seeks to end discrimination against community

Amid noisy protests over the Rafale deal and the Cauvery issue, the Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill seeking to empower the transgender community by providing them a separate identity.

Transgender rights Bill sent to Cabinet after social justice ministry incorporates Parliamentary panel recommendations
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Transgender rights Bill sent to Cabinet after social justice ministry incorporates Parliamentary panel recommendations

The Social Justice ministry has sent a Bill on transgender rights to the Cabinet after finalising nine amendments, including those in the definition of the term 'transgender', keeping with the recommendations of a Parliamentary panel

Transgender persons need to be recognised as human beings; not deified or demonised
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Transgender persons need to be recognised as human beings; not deified or demonised

On the one hand, our culture deifies transgender people — on the other, it demonises them for who they are. What if we just learned to look at them as 'people' instead?

Transgenders should have option to choose gender, says parliamentary panel
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Transgenders should have option to choose gender, says parliamentary panel

The Parliamentary Standing Committee felt that the proposed definition of transgender in the bill is in stark contrast to global developments, where transgenders have been granted the right to self-determine and to seek benefits according to such identity

Bill seeking to provide separate identity to transgenders introduced in Lok Sabha
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Bill seeking to provide separate identity to transgenders introduced in Lok Sabha

A bill seeking to empower the transgenders by providing them a separate identity and putting in place a mechanism to punish those who exploit them was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.