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Parliament Monsoon Session Highlights: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned again amid Opposition uproar

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Parliament Monsoon Session 2021  Highlights: The Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day on Tuesday amid continuous protests by Opposition members over the Pegasus snooping row and farm laws.

Parliament Monsoon Session Highlights: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned again amid Opposition uproar
  • Nearly Rs 49,000 cr lying unclaimed with banks, insurers: Karad

    An estimated Rs 49,000 crore is lying unclaimed with banks and insurance companies, the Minister of State for Finance Bhagwat Karad informed the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. The data on the unclaimed amount is till December 31, 2020.

    Giving the details in a written reply, the minister said as per information received from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the total amount of unclaimed deposits of banks stood at Rs 24,356 crore, as on December 31, 2020. He further said that as per the Insurance Regulator Development Authority of India (IRDAI), the total amount of unclaimed amounts of policy holders in public and private sector insurance companies was at Rs 24,586 crore (end-December, 2020).

  • Nearly Rs 49,000 cr lying unclaimed with banks, insurers: Karad

    An estimated Rs 49,000 crore is lying unclaimed with banks and insurance companies, the Minister of State for Finance Bhagwat Karad informed the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. The data on the unclaimed amount is till December 31, 2020.Giving the details in a written reply, the minister said as per information received from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the total amount of unclaimed deposits of banks stood at Rs 24,356 crore, as on December 31, 2020. He further said that as per the Insurance Regulator Development Authority of India (IRDAI), the total amount of unclaimed amounts of policy holders in public and private sector insurance companies was at Rs 24,586 crore (end-December, 2020).

  • Pegasus snooping issue 'most important' for IT panel; will question govt officials on this: Tharoor

    Parliamentary panel on Information Technology will question government officials on allegations relating to suspected phone tapping of politicians, journalists and others using Pegasus spyware, the committee chairman and senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said on Tuesday asserting that it is the "most important issue" for many members. The 32-member Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, for which the listed agenda is ''Citizens' data security and privacy'', according to a notification issued by Lok Sabha Secretariat.

  • Parliament passes Marine Aids to Navigation Bill

    Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill that will replace an over nine-decade-old law governing lighthouses and provide a fresh framework to establish and manage vessel traffic services. Rajya Sabha gave its nod to the Marine Aids to Navigation Bill, 2021, which also changes the use of the term marine aids to navigation, amid continuing protests by the opposition members over the Pegasus snooping allegations and other issues.

  • Seven Opposition parties except Congress have sought time from President Ram Nath Kovind, to seek his intervention "to uphold the dignity of the Constitution of India and parliamentary rules and procedures

  • Health ministry has sought details on issue of fake Covid tests from states: Govt

    The Union health ministry has sought details on the issue of fake Covid tests from states, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar informed Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Uttarakhand has reported instances of fake Covid tests, Pawar said in a written reply to whether the government is aware that several private firms have been found to be involved in fake Covid tests rackets endangering people's lives. The ministry was also asked about details of such states where such instances of fake tests have been reported.

  • Health ministry has sought details on issue of fake Covid tests from states: Govt

    The Union health ministry has sought details on the issue of fake Covid tests from states, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar informed Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Uttarakhand has reported instances of fake Covid tests, Pawar said in a written reply to whether the government is aware that several private firms have been found to be involved in fake Covid tests rackets endangering people's lives. The ministry was also asked about details of such states where such instances of fake tests have been reported.

  • Lok Sabha adjourned till 4 pm amid sloganeering by Opposition MPs

  • Lok Sabha adjourned again till 3:30 pm as Opposition MPs continue to raise slogans

  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till 4 pm amid sloganeering by Opposition MPs

  • Govt seeks extension till January 9 for framing CAA rules

    The central government has sought an extension till January 9 for framing rules of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which was passed by Parliament in 2019, Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai informed Lok Sabha on Tuesday. He was replying to a question from Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi on whether the government had missed the deadline to frame and notify CAA rules and the steps taken in this context.

  • BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri gives Breach of Privilege Notice against Congress MP Sonia Gandhi and TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay.

  • Lok Sabha adjourned till 3 pm amid sloganeering by Opposition MPs

  • BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri gives Breach of Privilege Notice against Congress MP Sonia Gandhi and TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay.

  • Lok Sabha adjourned till 2:30 pm, Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3 pm amid sloganeering by Opposition MPs for a discussion on the 'Pegasus Project' report

  • PM asks BJP MPs to organise programmes at village level to mark 75 years of independence
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked BJP MPs on Tuesday to mark 75 years of independence by organising programmes in every village of their constituencies, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal said. Sources said the prime minister also asked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs to expose the opposition parties as the government is ready for a discussion but they are not. Addressing the BJP parliamentary party meeting, Modi said the 75th-anniversary celebrations of independence should not merely be a government programme, but it should be a people's movement with people's participation, Meghwal told reporters after the meeting.

  • LS adjourned till 2 PM, for fourth time in the day
    The Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned till 2 pm on Tuesday, for the fourth time since the House convened for the day, amid continuous protests by Opposition members over the Pegasus snooping row and farm laws. As the House reassembled at 12:30 pm, Rajendra Agrawal, who was in the Chair, asked the protesting members to let the House take up the Zero Hour. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal said many members of the treasury benches want to raise their issues during the Zero Hour and the House should function. Amid the unrelenting protests, Agrawal adjourned the House for the fourth time in the day till 2 pm.

  • "In the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting today, PM Narendra Modi asked the ministers and MPs to have good relationship with Opposition MPs," news agency ANI quoted sources as saying.

  • If you're concerned about farmers, allow LS to function: Tomar tells Oppn
    Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Tuesday took a swipe at the protesting Opposition members in Lok Sabha, saying if they are concerned about farmers, then they should allow the House to function. He made the remarks while replying to a supplementary query related to an insurance scheme for farmers during the Question Hour as the Opposition members continued their sloganeering on various issues, including the Pegasus snooping allegations and the new farm laws.

  • Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu expresses concern over disruptions

    Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu expressed concern over the continued disruption of the proceedings since the start of the monsoon session last week. He appealed to the members to rethink their strategy, before adjourning the proceedings till 12.00 hours. No sooner had the House condoled the death of former member Wasim Ahmad, former prime minister of Mauritius Anerood Jugnauth and Zambia's first president Kenneth David Buchizhya Kaunda, the opposition MPs rushed into the well shouting slogans. Some members said they have given notices under rule 267 seeking suspension of the listed business of the day to take up a discussion on the issues they were raising.

  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon
    Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned for almost an hour till 12 noon on Tuesday as a determined Opposition continued to protest against snooping of political opponents of the ruling BJP, journalists and government critics as well as over farm laws. Congress, TMC and other opposition party MPs rushed into the well of the House, shouting slogans against mass surveillance and farm laws. Slogan-shouting by the MPs, who also carried placards, drowned the voices of ministers and others who were called to lay official papers on the table of the House.

  • Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar took a swipe at the protesting Opposition members and said if they are concerned about farmers, they should allow the proceedings of the House to continue. He made the remarks while replying to a supplementary query related to an insurance scheme for farmers during the Question Hour as the Opposition members continued with their sloganeering on various issues, including the Pegasus spying issue and the agriculture laws.

  • Lok Sabha adjourned till noon amid protest by Opposition members

    Lok Sabha was adjourned till noon on Tuesday, second time since the House convened for the day, after continuous protest by Opposition members over the Pegasus snooping controversy and farm laws. After the House convened for the day at 11 am, the Opposition members trooped into the Well, shouting slogans and raising banners. The Congress, CPI, CPI(M), TMC members were protesting over the Pegasus snooping issue, while the BSP, SP and Shiromani Akali Dal were protesting against three farm laws of the Centre. Speaker Om Birla repeatedly urged them to go back to their seats.

Parliament Monsoon Session 2021  Highlights:
The Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day on Tuesday amid continuous protests by Opposition members over the Pegasus snooping row and farm laws. After being adjourned nine times, the Lower House reassembled at 4.30 PM and Rajendra Agrawal, who was in the Chair, took up one matter of urgent public importance.
However, the Opposition members again trooped into the Well shouting slogans and carrying banners. The members of Congress, CPI, CPI(M) and TMC were protesting over the Pegasus snooping row, while the BSP, SP and Shiromani Akali Dal were raising slogans against the Centre's three new farm laws.