Parliament Updates: Rajya Sabha Adjourned Till 11 AM Tomorrow; Dhankhar Raises Questions Over SC Scrapping NJAC Act

Parliament Winter Session Updates: Demand for discussion on price rise, unemployment and the situation along the Sino-India border dominated the all-party meeting with the Centre assuring it will take up the issues according to the rules and norms of Parliament.

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Last Updated: December 08, 2022, 00:01 IST

New Delhi, India

File photo if Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar.
File photo if Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar.

Parliament Winter Session Updates: The Winter session of Parliament kicked off with a message by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling for consensus from all parities to ‘debate and not disrupt’. The Lok Sabha however saw several disruptions, rucks and adjournments in the house. PM Modi also spoke in Rajya Sabha and welcomed the Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar who was officiated as the chairman of Rajya Sabha.

The Government plans to introduce 16 bills during 17 sittings in the winter session. The Opposition on the other hand seeks to corner the government over a host of issues including the Read More

Dec 07, 2022 20:49 IST

Separation of Powers Must Be Respected; Scrapping of NJAC Bill by SC Severe Compromise of Parliamentary Sovereignty: Dhankhar in Maiden Speech in RS

Rajya Sabha chairperson Jagdeep Dhankhar in his maiden speech in the House on Wednesday criticised the judiciary for scrapping the NJAC bill, terming it as an instance of “severe compromise of parliamentary sovereignty”, and said the government’s three organs should respect the “Laxman Rekha”.

Dec 07, 2022 19:24 IST

RECAP: Parliament Winter Session: At All-party Meet, Opposition Demands Discussions on Inflation, Sino-India Stand-off

Leaders from more than 30 parties attended the meeting convened by the central government to discuss the legislative agenda and the issues likely to be taken up during the Winter Session of Parliament that begins on December 7. READ MORE 

Dec 07, 2022 19:20 IST

Parliament Updates: India will host 17th Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas in Indore after gap of two years, says Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha

Dec 07, 2022 18:27 IST

Parliament Updates: Rajya Sabha Adjourned till 11 am Tomorrow

Dec 07, 2022 18:07 IST

907 Deaths Due to Lightning This Year: Minister Jitendra Singh

Lightning incidents have caused the most deaths – 907 – so far this year, the government told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday as it tabled the details about casualties due to disastrous weather events. According to information given by Earth Sciences Minister Jitendra Singh in a written reply in the Lok Sabha, disastrous weather events have caused 2,183 deaths across the country this year.

Dec 07, 2022 17:32 IST

Om Birla Calls Upon Elected Representatives to Celebrate India's G20 Presidency

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Wednesday called upon elected representatives to celebrate India’s G20 presidency which will be used to display the country’s diverse culture to the world. He said there would also be a conference of P20, along with the G20, during which chairmen and speakers of Parliaments in the 20 countries will participate.

Dec 07, 2022 17:28 IST

Vice President Dhankar Raises Questions Over SC Scrapping NJAC Act in Rajya Sabha

Dec 07, 2022 17:11 IST

Egyptian President accepted Republic Day invitation extended by India: Jaishankar

As far as Republic day celebrations are concerned, we have invited Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi as the chief guest and he has graciously accepted the invitation, says external affairs minister 
Dec 07, 2022 16:50 IST

3 Kashmiri Pundits Among 14 Minorities Killed in J&K So Far in 2022, Says Govt in Rajya Sabha

As many as 14 people belonging to minority communities, including three Kashmiri Pandits, have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir this year so far, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said 180 terrorists, 31 security personnel and 31 civilians were also killed in J&K in 123 terrorist incidents this year so far.

Dec 07, 2022 16:42 IST

RECAP: Parliament Winter Session: AAP, TMC Make Surprise Attendance At Cong-led Strategy Meet Of ‘Like-Minded’ Opposition Parties

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday called a meeting of opposition parties at parliament to evolve a joint strategy for the Winter Session of Parliament. Apart from the usual attendees, the meeting featured two unexpected participants – the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Trinamool Congress. READ MORE 

Dec 07, 2022 16:28 IST

G20 Summit Will be Highest Profile International Gathering Hosted by India: EAM

Dec 07, 2022 16:15 IST

Kashi as First SCO Cultural and Tourist Capital Will Facilitate Showcasing of Our Heritage: EAM

I am happy to inform the House that Kashi has been designated as the first SCO cultural and tourist capital for 2022-23. This would facilitate showcasing of our age-old knowledge inheritance and our cultural heritage, says EAM Dr S Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha
Dec 07, 2022 15:55 IST

Our Advocacy of Dialogue and Diplomacy Has Been Consistent in Ukraine Conflict, Says Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha

PM Modi voiced global sentiment in Samarkand when he said this is not an era of war. His statement was in the context of the Ukraine conflict where our advocacy of dialogue and diplomacy has been consistent & it has a larger resonance as well, said Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha.

Dec 07, 2022 15:47 IST

Qatar is Home to 8.5 lakh India Nationals, Says External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar in RS

Dec 07, 2022 15:35 IST

VP's Representation of India at ASEAN Summit Elevated India-ASEAN Relationship to a Strategic Partnership: EAM Dr S Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha

President Murmu’s first overseas visit was to The United Kingdom to attend funeral of Late Queen Elizabeth II. VP represented India at ASEAN Summit in Cambodia which elevated the India-ASEAN relationship to a comprehensive strategic partnership, says EAM Jaishankar.

Dec 07, 2022 14:08 IST

Give More Opportunity To New MPs, PM Modi Tells Parties Ahead of Winter Session; Seeks Consensus

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged all floor leaders to make a collective effort for a productive Winter session of Parliament. Addressing the media ahead of the Winter Session, PM Modi said members of parliament have complained to him that they do not get the opportunity to speak in the House because of disruptions. READ MORE

Dec 07, 2022 14:04 IST

Congress Alleges MP Adhir Ranjan's Microphone was Put Off During his Speech

Dec 07, 2022 13:57 IST

MP PT USha speaks in Rajya Sabha

Dec 07, 2022 13:01 IST

Lok Sabha Adjourned till 2 pm

Lok Sabha adjourned for the second time since it began this morning on Day one of the Winter Session of Parliament

Dec 07, 2022 12:53 IST

DMK MP Calls for Equality for the Dead

During zero hour in Lok Sabha DMK MP D. Ravikumar urges Union govt to formulate National Policy for abolition of caste-based burial grounds and crematoriums.

Speaker Om Birla tells him ‘burial and cremation grounds’ is a State subject.

DMK MP Calls for Equality for the Dead

situation on the border with China. The winter session will last till December 29, with 17 sittings over 23 days.

The session is key as just a day after it starts, votes for the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly polls will be counted. The outcome is likely have a bearing on the proceedings whichever way the results go.  Exit polls had on Monday predicted a big win for the BJP in Gujarat and a dead heat in Himachal Pradesh where most pollsters gave an edge to the ruling party over the Congress.

This Winter session is also likely to be the last session that will be held in the existing Parliament House.

On Tuesday, Union minister and Deputy Leader of Lok Sabha Rajnath Singh chaired an all-party meet where he sought cooperation from all parties for smooth functioning of the session. Leaders from more than 30 parties took part in the meeting, which was also attended by leader of Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi. Demand for discussion on price rise, unemployment and the situation along the Sino-India border dominated the all-party meeting with the Centre assuring it will take up the issues according to the rules and norms of Parliament.

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