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Parliament Live: To Declare Anyone dead Without Proof is a Sin, Says Sushma

News18.com | July 26, 2017, 2:00 PM IST
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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is speaking on 39 Indians missing in war-torn Iraq. "There is no evidence that Indians missing in Mosul, Iraq are dead. To declare anyone dead wihtout proof is a sin I won't commit," she says.

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Jul 26, 2017 1:53 pm (IST)

The Opposition in Rajya Sabha asked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to clarify whether the government has decided to scrap the newly launched Rs 2,000 note and introduce Rs 1,000 coin.

Jul 26, 2017 1:22 pm (IST)

Lok Sabha adjourned till 2:15 pm. 

Jul 26, 2017 1:21 pm (IST)

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said no question will be taken on the statement of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Jul 26, 2017 1:14 pm (IST)

I will inform the House if I get any concrete evidence, said Swaraj. Opposition is alleging that I'm misleading the House. It is a sin to declare someone is dead without any evidence. I will not do that sin, she added. 

Jul 26, 2017 1:08 pm (IST)

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said if people who are convinced that I’m lying, they can go and tell their family members. We have never said that the missing Indians are currently in Mosul jail. As per the last Intelligence report they were housed in that jail in the beginning of 2016.

Jul 26, 2017 1:03 pm (IST)

What happens when I declare someone dead and tomorrow they come and stand in front of me? I cannot take that burden. Anyone who feels convinced that the missing Indian are dead can go ahead and tell the families of the construction workers. But if tomorrow we discover that the person is alive, then only the person who talked to the family is responsible for it, said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Jul 26, 2017 1:03 pm (IST)

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said "I need permission from Lok Sabha that I can continue search operations based on Harjeet's (the Indian who returned home from Iraq)". 

Jul 26, 2017 1:02 pm (IST)

Government  seeks Parliament nod for supplementary demands for grants of Rs 11,166.18 crore. 

Jul 26, 2017 1:00 pm (IST)

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said I may not have evidence if the missing Indians missing in Mosul are alive but I don't have evidence that proves they are dead either. We have one person saying that the missing Indians have been killed while 6 other sources say that they are not dead.

Jul 26, 2017 1:00 pm (IST)

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Lok Sabha said I have no evidence that Indians Missing in Iraq are dead or alive.

Jul 26, 2017 12:51 pm (IST)

BJP parliamentary board to meet at 6pm to decide candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections.

Jul 26, 2017 12:50 pm (IST)

Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha resumes. 

Jul 26, 2017 12:25 pm (IST)

Lok Sabha adjourned till 12.45 PM amid noisy anti- government protests by opposition members and Rajya Sabha adjourned briefly as opposition demands expunction of certain remarks by Leader of House Arun Jaitley.

Jul 26, 2017 12:23 pm (IST)

I am ready to speak as the matter is serious, can't give a statement in such uproar. They must not storm the well, said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Lok Sabha.

Jul 26, 2017 12:21 pm (IST)
Jul 26, 2017 12:17 pm (IST)

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Lok Sabha said have not misled anyone on missing Indians.

Jul 26, 2017 12:14 pm (IST)

In reply to the Arun Jaitley’s remarks, Ghulam Navi Azad said we raise issues that affect people and not for television camera

Jul 26, 2017 12:02 pm (IST)

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu replies to queries on touts, illegal vendors and the measures taken by the government.

Jul 26, 2017 12:02 pm (IST)

Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha has convened an all party meeting regarding Motor Vehicle Bill in Parliament at 3 pm today to resolve the deadlock over the bill. 

Jul 26, 2017 11:49 am (IST)

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 pm amid row over Congress leader Anand Sharma's remarks on President Ram Nath Kovind's speech.

Jul 26, 2017 11:46 am (IST)

 Arun Jaitley said you can't be running a zero hour only for the television cameras.

Jul 26, 2017 11:43 am (IST)

Congress says Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) insulted Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru.

Jul 26, 2017 11:37 am (IST)
 

Uproar in RS over President Kovind's speech; Congress leader Anand Sharma raises issue of Nehru being missed out in the President’s speech and said Mahatma Gandhi was compared with Deen Dayal Upadhyay.

Jul 26, 2017 11:29 am (IST)

Opposition members raise slogans over suspension of Congress MPs in Lok Sabha.On Monday six opposition MPs were suspended from Lok Sabha for five days for undermining the Chair's dignity with their “unbecoming” conduct. 

Jul 26, 2017 11:27 am (IST)

Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha session begins.

Jul 26, 2017 11:18 am (IST)

ALSO READ | Congress' Ahmed Patel to File his Nomination Today

Ahmed Patel's first-term in the Rajya Sabha had begun in 1993 and if re-elected, the 67-year-old leader would become a member of the Upper House of Parliament for the fifth time.

Jul 26, 2017 11:17 am (IST)

RJD Leader JP Yadav gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over Indian Railways under CAG scrutiny for serving poor quality food, reports ANI.

Jul 26, 2017 11:11 am (IST)

The Rajya Sabha schedule for the day

Reply to the discussion on farmers' distress leading to rise in the incidents of their suicide in the country.

Bills for consideration and passing: 

The Collection of Statistics (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

The National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

The Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017.

The National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017.

Jul 26, 2017 11:10 am (IST)
 

The Lok Sabha schedule for the day

FM Arun Jaitley to table Supplementary Demands for Grants 2017-18 & Demands for Excess Grants 2014-15.

Bills for consideration and passing:

The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

The Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017.

The Banking Reguation (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

Jul 26, 2017 10:59 am (IST)

RECAP | Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel was on Tuesday re-nominated as the party's candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election from Gujarat and he would file his nomination papers on Wednesday. 

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