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Parliament session updates on August 4

08:20 PM Aug 04, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Rajya Sabha Opposition floor leaders of like-minded parties to meet today at Mallikarjun Kharge's office at 10 AM today to chalk out floor strategy.

Govt lines up 5 Bills in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday

The government has lined up five Bills in the Upper House on Wednesday. The Bills for consideration and passing are: The Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill, 2021; The Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2021; Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021; The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Amendment) Bill, 2021, The General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021.

Three Bills are related to the finance ministry which will be moved by Nirmala Sitharaman. The RS bulletin states that the Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda will move a Bill for consideration -- to amend the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 to modify the list of Scheduled Tribes in relation to the State of Arunachal Pradesh, be taken into consideration.

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While Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia is to move the Bill further to amend the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008, as passed by the Lok Sabha. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to move for consideration the Bill to amend the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Act, 1972, as passed by the Lok Sabha.

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The reports of the standing committees of Transport Tourism and culture, Other Backward Class, and Chemical and Fertilizer will be presented in the House. The government is pushing the Bills amid din till now as stalemate continued.

Congress MPs give adjournment notices to discuss Pegasus issue in Lok Sabha

New Delhi: Amid the logjam over the 'Pegasus project' media report, several Congress MPs Manickam Tagore and Manish Tewari on Wednesday gave adjournment notices in the Lok Sabha to discuss the issue.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday urged the Opposition parties to stay united to fight back the party in power at the Centre. He was addressing the breakfast meeting held by the Opposition parties.

Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday urged both the Central government and the Opposition leaders to collectively resolve the present stalemate in the Parliament. For the last few days, the business of both the Houses of the Parliament remained majorly disrupted due to the continuous ruckus created by the Opposition over issues including farmers' protest, Pegasus spyware, COVID-19 and inflation.

TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss 'Pegasus Project' media report

Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda gives Suspension of Business Notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267, to discuss Central Govt's three farm laws

A verbal spat breaks out broke out between Shiromani Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu over farm laws

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm amid sloganeering by Opposition MPs over 'Pegasus Project' media report

Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned for second time, now till 12 noon amid continued opposition protest

RS Chairman allows discussion on farm laws but stalemate continues

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday allowed discussion on farm laws, but not under the rules as demanded by the opposition. Not satisfied with the decision of the chair, the opposition MPs continued sloganeering.

The chairman said, "The MPs who are in the well and holding placards are named and should leave the house." But the pandemonium continued and the House was adjourned till 2 p.m.

The opposition MPs demanded a discussion on the Pegasus issue but the Chairman rejected the demand.

Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm

As on 31.12.2019, the total number of prisoners in the jails of the country was 4,78,600. Out of this, 1,44,125 were convicts and 3,30,487 were undertrial prisoners. This includes 19,913 women prisoners: MoS Home Nityanand Rai to Rajya SabhaAs on 31.12.2019, the total number of prisoners in the jails of the country was 4,78,600. Out of this, 1,44,125 were convicts and 3,30,487 were undertrial prisoners. This includes 19,913 women prisoners: MoS Home Nityanand Rai to Rajya SabhaTMC MPs in Rajya Sabha Dola Sen, Nadimul Haque, Arpita Ghosh, Mausam Noor, Shanta Chhetri and Abir Ranjan Biswas have been asked to withdraw from the proceedings of the House for today, for holding placards and disorderly behaviour

As on 31.12.2019, the total number of prisoners in the jails of the country was 4,78,600. Out of this, 1,44,125 were convicts and 3,30,487 were undertrial prisoners. This includes 19,913 women prisoners, MoS Home Nityanand Rai tells Rajya Sabha

The decisions regarding Bharat Ratna award are taken from time to time. No formal recommendations for this are necessary: MoS Home Nityanand Rai in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on whether the Government of India would consider bestowing Bharat Ratna on Late Shri Biju Patnaik

Opposition firm on demand for discussion on Pegasus row, farm laws

We stand firm and united on their demand for a discussion on Pegasus issue in both the Houses, replied to by the Home Minister, as this has national security dimensions, said Opposition parties in a joint statement.

Opposition has also unequivocally conveyed that the discussion on the farmers’ issues and agitations arising from the three anti-farmers and black agri-laws should follow the discussion on Pegasus, the joint statement added.

The statement added, that it is unfortunate that govt has unleashed misleading campaign to malign the combined Opposition and blaming it for continued disruption in the Parliament. "Responsibility for deadlock lies squarely at doorsteps of the govt, which remains arrogant& obdurate & refuses to accept oppn’s demand," it read.

732 visa applications have been received from Pakistani nationals and 286 visas have been granted: MoS Home Nityanand Rai in a written reply in Rajya Sabha

This year, till 25th July 2021, 732 visa applications have been received from Pakistani nationals and 286 visas have been granted, which includes people travelling to India for social purposes including marriages: MoS Home Nityanand Rai to Rajya Sabha. 4,048 applications are pending with State govts & 10 applications are pending with Centre govt as on 30th July in respect of applications belonging to Hindu community, he added.

400 encounters reported, 85 security personnel lost their lives and 630 terrorists neutralised from May 2018 to June 2021 in Jammu and Kashmir: MoS Home Nityanand Rai in a written reply in Rajya Sabha

Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned for fourth time, now till 3:30 pm, amid continued opposition protests

Rajya Sabha passes Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill, 2021 after brief debate amid opposition uproar

NHRC has recommended Rs 15,90,74,998 as monetary compensation in 593 cases of custodial deaths (Police & Judicial) from April 2018 to June 2021: MoS Home Nityanand Rai in Rajya Sabha

Cabinet approves continuation of Samagra Shiksha Scheme for School Education from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2026

Sustainability Development goals for education have been kept in mind. Universal education which was a part of the National Education Policy is a part of the scheme as well, said Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Education Minister.

Lok Sabha passes The Coconut Development Board (Amend) Bill, 2021

Rajya Sabha passes the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2021

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