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Parliament LIVE Updates: India’s Covid Deaths Per Million One of the Lowest in the World, Weak Health Infra Being Strengthened Under Modi, Says Mandaviya

Parliament LIVE Updates: Health Minister Mandaviya said that all oxygen plants are operating at full capacity and there won't be shortage this time.

News18.com | December 03, 2021, 15:10 IST
Health Minister Mandaviya responds to Covid-19 debate in parliament on Dec 3. (Image: Sansad TV)

Parliament LIVE Updates: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday said in the Lok Sabha that a lot of politics happened around oxygen shortage during the second wave of Covid-19. “A lot of politics happened on oxygen. Every state was asked to report death related to oxygen. 19 states responded to Centre on the data for death due to oxygen. Only Punjab reported of 4 suspected deaths due to oxygen which they are Read More

Dec 03, 2021 15:03 IST

'This Govt Works with Willpower and Not Power'

Dec 03, 2021 15:01 IST

Covid Death Per Million One of the Lowest in the World, Says Mandaviya

3.46 cr corona cases have been reported in India and 4.6 Lakh people died – this is 1.36% of total cases. 25,000 cases and 340 deaths per million population reported in India – this is one of the lowest in the world: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in Lok

Dec 03, 2021 13:28 IST

12 Suspended MPs Not Ready to Apologise, What Do We Talk to Opposition, Goyal Says in RS

Amid a stalemate over the suspension of 12 opposition Rajya Sabha MPs, Leader of the House Piyush Goyal on Friday said how can there be a reconciliation when these members are unwilling to apologise for their unruly behaviour in the previous session. The issue came up in the House when RJD leader Manoj Kumar Jha said in the Rajya Sabha that some BJP members “gatecrashed” the site in Parliament complex where the 12 suspended members were staging an agitation.

“Gatecrashing amounts to taking away the democratic values,” Jha said. As some Opposition members tried to raise this issue, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said that he wants to clear a misconception that the Leader of Opposition was not allowed to comment on the suspension of members.

Dec 03, 2021 13:12 IST

WATCH: Opposition Protest Against Suspension of Rajya Sabha MPs

Dec 03, 2021 12:44 IST

Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021, Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2021 Introduced

The Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021 and the Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2021 have been introduced in Lok Sabha.

Dec 03, 2021 12:16 IST

'Only Punjab Reported 4 Deaths Due to Oxygen Shortage'

Dec 03, 2021 11:53 IST

Mandaviya Assures No Oxygen Shortage This Time, Plants Operating at Full Capacity

Health Minister Mandaviya said in Lok Sabha that oxygen plants are operating at full capacity and there will not be shortage in oxygen supply this time.

Dec 03, 2021 11:52 IST

'Lot of Politics Happened on Oxygen', Mandaviya Says In LS

“A lot of politics happened on oxygen. Every state was asked to report death related to oxygen. 19 states responded to Centre on the data for death due to oxygen. Only Punjab reported of 4 suspected deaths due to oxygen which they are investigating,” Mandaviya said on oxygen deaths during the second wave of Covid-19.

Dec 03, 2021 11:02 IST

WATCH: BJP Protest Over Oppn's Protest on Suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs

Dec 03, 2021 10:43 IST

BJP Holds Protests Near Gandhi Statue Against Oppn Protests

BJP members held protest near Gandhi Statue outside the parliament, where opposition parties also held protests against the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs, to condemn the opposition’s “unruly” behaviour.

Dec 03, 2021 10:35 IST

Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill 2021 Scheduled to be Introduced today in LS

BJP MP Jitendra Singh is scheduled to introduce the Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill 2021 in Lok Sabha today.

Dec 03, 2021 09:08 IST

Govt to Table Bills Extending Tenure of CBI, ED Directors in LS today

The government on Friday will table Bills replacing ordinances, which extend the tenure of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) director up to five years, in the Lok Sabha. Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh will table ‘The Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021’, and ‘The Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2021’.

Dec 03, 2021 08:52 IST

Congress MP Moves Adjournment Motion to Discuss Lakhimpur Farmers Death

Congress MP Manicka Tagore on Friday moved an adjournment motion in Lok Sabha to discuss the killing of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri by the son of MoS Ajay Mishra and called for PM Modi to discuss the issue today.

Dec 03, 2021 08:42 IST

BJP MPs to Introduce Uniform Civil Code, Population Control Pvt Member Bills in Raya Sabha

In the Rajya Sabha on Friday, BJP MP Kirodi Lal Meena will introduce ‘The Uniform Civil Code in India Bill, 2020’, seeking constitution of the National Inspection and Investigation Committee for preparation of ‘Uniform Civil Code’ and its implementation throughout India.

BJP MP Harnath Singh Yadav will introduce the Population Control Bill and NCP MP Fauzia Khan will be introducing the ‘Universal Health Care Bill in the Upper House.

Dec 03, 2021 08:19 IST

Disapproval of Undemocratic Conduct in House Can't Be Decried as Undemocratic: Naidu

Amid continued disruption in the Rajya Sabha over the suspension of 12 MPs, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said “disapproval of undemocratic conduct in the House cannot be decried as undemocratic”, and urged the ruling and opposition benches to resolve the impasse. Twelve opposition MPs were suspended from the Rajya Sabha on Monday for the Winter Session of Parliament for their “unruly” conduct in the previous session. The Opposition has described the suspension as “undemocratic and in violation of all the Rules of Procedure” of the Upper House.

Dec 03, 2021 08:01 IST

Health Minister Mandaviya to Reply to Covid Debate

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will reportedly respond to Covid-19 debate today at 12 noon.

Dec 03, 2021 07:52 IST

Lok Sabha: Oppn Members Seek to Know Govt's Stand on Covid Booster Dose

Members of opposition TMC and NCP on Thursday sought to know from the government its stand on booster doses for COVID-19, besides usage of money from the PM-CARES funds. Participating in a discussion on the COVID-19 pandemic in Lok Sabha, TMC member Saugata Roy accused the political leadership of “complacency” in handling of the pandemic.

Dec 03, 2021 07:51 IST

TMC Condemns Restriction on Media Access to Parliament Proceedings; Demands Restoration of Facilities to Journalists

The TMC on Thursday expressed solidarity with the journalist fraternity on the issue of restricted access to Parliament and called for immediate restoration of all facilities to the media to cover the proceedings. In a statement, the party condemned the move stating that such restriction was against the spirit of democracy.

Dec 03, 2021 07:51 IST

Journalists Protest Restrictions on Entry of Media Persons into Parliament

Journalists on Thursday held a protest against certain restrictions imposed on the entry of scribes and camera people into Parliament, alleging the move is a precursor to a “complete ban” on spot coverage of parliamentary sessions by the media in the coming days.

investigating,” Mandaviya said. He assured that oxygen plants are operating at full capacity and there will not be shortage in oxygen supply this time.

Members of opposition TMC and NCP sought to know from the government its stand on booster doses for COVID-19, besides usage of money from the PM-CARES funds. Participating in a discussion on the COVID-19 pandemic in Lok Sabha on Thursday, TMC member Saugata Roy accused the political leadership of “complacency” in handling of the pandemic.

He said it is because of the “mistakes” at the top level of the government that the country was caught “unprepared” in both the waves of COVID-19. “Till today, I do not know about what happened to other vaccines that have been discovered in the world — Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson. Whether all these vaccines have come to India and whether they can be used?” he said.

Is a booster dose necessary, Roy asked and added that the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has not issued any directive yet. NCP’s Supriya Sule said states have also contributed to the PM-CARES fund, and sought to know how the Centre is distributing the money to states. “What is your stand on the third dose? We all have ageing parents, families, health workers … they all are anxious because there is no clarity,” she said, asking the government to also make it clear that booster and third dose are the same.

Omicron is certainly a setback for resuming international travel, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia told the Lok Sabha on Thursday. Responding to a question during Question Hour, he said, “Omicron’ is certainly a setback. Therefore, several countries have put different yardsticks to deal with it. Our country has categorised 11 nations as “at risk”. The U.K., South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Israel are the “at risk” countries.

Congress, NCP, RJD, TRS and IUML stage walkout from Rajya Sabha over the issue of inflation. Trinamool Congress also walkout from Rajya Sabha over various issues including suspension of 12 Opposition MPs.

Journalists on Thursday held a protest against certain restrictions imposed on the entry of scribes and camera people into Parliament, alleging the move is a precursor to a “complete ban” on spot coverage of parliamentary sessions by the media in the coming days. They demanded that all restrictions imposed on journalists’ entry into Parliament premises and the Press Gallery must “immediately” be lifted, and media persons be allowed to perform their professional duty.

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