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Parliament Monsoon Session Highlights: Lok Sabha witnesses unruly scenes as Congress members throw papers at Chair, Treasury benches

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Here are the updates from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha today

Parliament Monsoon Session Highlights: Lok Sabha witnesses unruly scenes as Congress members throw papers at Chair, Treasury benches
Parliament Monsoon Session Highlights:
The Lok Sabha on Wednesday conducted Question Hour without any adjournments for the first time since the start of the Monsoon session of Parliament on July 19 despite vociferous protests by Opposition members on various issues.
Here are the updates from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha today:
  • India has so far received 26 Rafale aircraft out of the 36 it has ordered from Dassault Aviation, Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt said Wednesday.
  • Rajya Sabha proceedings were disrupted on Wednesday as Opposition parties kept up their protests over Pegasus snooping row, farm laws and price rise. Amid the din, the House approved the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2021. The Bill is already passed by Lok Sabha.
  • Kashmiri Pandits have been feeling "more secure" and over 3,800 youngsters from the community have moved back to Kashmir recently to take up jobs provided as part of the prime minister's rehabilitation package, the government informed Parliament on Wednesday. Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said this in a written reply to a question put to his ministry in the Rajya Sabha.
  • The BJP on Tuesday hit out at the opposition parties for creating ruckus in the Lok Sabha and throwing papers at the Chair, saying they have ashamed the world's largest democracy and damaged the dignity of Parliament.
  • Lok Sabha on Wednesday witnessed unruly scenes when some Congress members threw papers and torn placards at the Chair and Treasury benches.
  • Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (A) Bill, 2021<
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  • The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has spent approximately Rs 17,784 crore during the last five years in renovating or building airports across the country, Minister of State for Civil Aviation V K Singh said on Wednesday.
  • Speaker Om Birla continued with the Question Hour despite the protests and more than ten questions related to various ministries as well as supplementaries were taken up. This is the first time in the current Monsoon session that the Question Hour went on without any adjournments.
  • As soon as the Lok Sabha met for the day, Opposition members trooped into the Well as they sought to raise various issues. Some members were shouting slogans and displaying placards. From the Pegasus spyware controversy to the three farm laws, the members wanted to raise various issues during the Question Hour.
  • Opposition MPs raise 'Khela Hobe' slogan in Lok Sabha, demanding a discussion on 'Pegasus Project' report.
  • Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the proceedings till noon just as the Congress, TMC and other opposition party MPs stood up to raise the issues they have been pressing for since the start of the Monsoon session of Parliament last week.
  • When the House met for the day, Naidu mentioned of Dholavira, a Harappan-era city in Gujarat's Rann of Kutch, being added to the list of World Heritage Sites by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Thereafter, listed official papers were laid on the table of the House. Naidu then called for zero hour, where MPs raise issues of public importance.
  • Rahul Gandhi: "We don’t want to compromise on the issues of inflation, Pegasus, and farmers' issues. We want discussion in the House, said the senior Congress leader as per news agency ANI after a meeting of Opposition leaders at Parliament.
    • Opposition MPs raised Pegasus snooping, farm laws, fuel prices and other issues. They also brought placards. As some of them tried to move into the well of the House, Naidu ordered that no placards will be displayed.
    • He instructed the Rajya Sabha Secretariat to publish the name of MPs and the issue they wanted to raise in the zero hour. This to give people an idea of the issue that MPs wanted to raise but could not because of disruption." These things should go to the public," he said before adjourning the proceedings till 12.00 hours.
    • Parliament schedule for Wednesday, July 28:
    • LOK SABHA — Bills for consideration and passing
      —The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2021
      —Appropriation bills for introduction, consideration and passing
      RAJYA SABHA — Bills for consideration and passing
      —The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2021
      —With inputs from agencies