Govt Tells Lok Sabha 355 Infra Projects Showing Cost Overrun | As many as 355 infrastructure projects are showing cost overrun, with the overall cost overrun being Rs 3.88 lakh crore, Union Minister Rao Inderjit Singh said in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Singh said the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation monitors ongoing central sector infrastructure projects costing Rs 150 crore and above on time and cost overruns, on the basis of information provided by project implementing agencies on the online computerised monitoring system (OCMS).
The reaction came after Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury asked about Chinese incursion. "Pakistan shelters terrorists and China shelters Pakistan. China has started sending ships till Andaman & Nicobar. We keep an aggression in our voice when it comes to Pakistan, then why are we soft towards China?" he asked.
BJP Slams Maharashtra Govt in Rajya Sabha | Attempts to politicise police probe in Koregaon-Bhima cases' | During the Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha, BJP MP Narasimha Rao railed against Maharashtra government's reported move to withdraw criminal cases against activists in the Koregaon Bhima incidents. He said there are "attempts to politicise" police investigation in some cases that pose threat to national security as some of the people arrested in the case have been charged under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
MPs Look into Regulation of Pornography | A group of Rajya Sabha MPs is looking into the issue of regulating access of children to pornography on the Internet and it has decided to hold deliberations with law enforcement agencies, TRAI and social media giants such as WhatsApp and Facebook, sources said. The informal group includes 14 MPs from 10 parties and it was formed by the Upper House Chairman Venkaiah Naidu. On November 28, Naidu had asked Congress MP Jairam Ramesh to form a committee comprising lawmakers from across party lines to suggest concrete steps to curb pornography on social media and other Internet platforms which is adversely affecting children.
Rajnath Singh, further says, "There is no mutually agreed Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China. Due to different perceptions of the LAC, sometimes incidents of incursion occur, I accept it. Sometimes the Chinese Army enters here and sometimes our people go over there. India is developing infrastructure like roads, tunnels, railway lines, and air fields on the China border to ensure the unity, security, and sovereignty of the country."
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha: Pakistan shelters terrorists and China shelters Pakistan. China has started sending ships till Andaman and Nicobar. We keep an aggression in our voice when it comes to Pakistan, then why are we balanced soft towards China?
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha: I would like to assure the House that our forces are vigilant and protecting our borders. Our forces are fully capable of facing any challenge, nobody should have a doubt about it.
Leader of Congress Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury raises security questions following yesterday's reports of Chinese incursion in the Indian Ocean. He attacks the Defence Minister over the incident calling it a "grave issue of the country's security". In his rebuttal, Rajnath Singh says, "Issues of incursions have been reported many times and we have dealt with them."
List of Business in Rajya Sabha | Today's Legislative Business in the Rajya Sabha will see the Bill concerning the regularisation of unauthorised colonies in the National Capital Territory of Delhi for consideration and passing. The list of business also includes tabling of several papers and reports. Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri will move the Recognition of Property Rights of Residents in Unauthorised Colonies) Bill, 2019. This Bill will provide special provisions for the National Capital Territory of Delhi for recognising the property rights of residents in unauthorised colonies.
Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha | Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) MP Vaiko gives Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over 'Madras High Court to be renamed as High Court of Tamil Nadu'. Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan, too,has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over 'concern over the safety of girl students in Allahabad University Hostel.' Meanwhile, TMC MP Shanta Chhetri has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over 'need to release central funds for West Bengal due to devastation caused by Cyclone Bulbul.
Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha | Congress Chief Whip in Lok Sabha Kodikunnil Suresh gives Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over the issue of 'Chinese intrusion reported in Andaman and Nicobar islands'. The Indian Navy chief had yesterday said that an unauthorised Chinese vessel had entered Indian waters in the strategic Indian Ocean Region in September, with media reports suggesting a warship was deployed to repel the vessel.
List of Business in Lok Sabha Today | Today's List of Business in the Lok Sabha will see two important bills to be moved for consideration by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. She will introduce the Appropriation (No.3) Bill, 2019 for consideration of the House. This bill will authorise payment and appropriation of certain further sums from and out of the Consolidated Fund of India for the services of the financial year 2019-20. Sitharaman will also move the International Financial Series Centres Authority Bill, 2019 for consideration. This Bill is to provide for the establishment of an Authority to develop and regulate the financial services in India and for matters connected therewith.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. (Image: LSTV/PTI)
To this, Singh responded: "I would like to assure the House that our forces are vigilant and protecting our borders. Our forces are fully capable of facing any challenge, nobody should have a doubt about it."
He added: "There is no mutually agreed Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China. Due to different perceptions of the LAC, sometimes incidents of incursion occur, I accept it. Sometimes the Chinese Army enters here and sometimes our people go over there. India is developing infrastructure like roads, tunnels, railway lines, and air fields on the China border to ensure the unity, security, and sovereignty of the country."
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