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September 14, 2020 / 07:33 PM IST

Parliament Monsoon session highlights |From September 15, Rajya Sabha convenes at 9 AM, Lok Sabha at 3 PM

Parliament Monsoon session highlights: The 18-day Monsoon Session of Parliament is being held amid unprecedented precautionary measures against COVID-19 due to a continuing spike in cases.

Parliament Monsoon session highlights: The 18-day Monsoon Session of Parliament began from today (September 14) under the shadow of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The session is being held amid many firsts, including sitting of the two Houses in shifts without any off day, entry only to those having a negative COVID-19 report and compulsory wearing of masks during the session. Barring on the first
day, Rajya Sabha will convene in morning shift from 9 am till 1 pm, and Lok Sabha in evening shift from 3 pm to 7 pm. It will continue till October 1. For the Monsoon Session, the government has listed 38 new legislations for consideration and passage including 11 bills replacing ordinances. There are also 20 other bills pending in either Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha. The issues of ongoing standoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), government's handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic and economic slowdown are likely to dominate the session with the opposition demanding a discussion on them.
  • September 14, 2020 / 07:03 PM IST

    Parliament Monsoon session LIVE updates | Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day. To reconvene at 9 AM tomorrow.

  • September 14, 2020 / 06:59 PM IST

    Parliament Monsoon session LIVE updates | Rajya Sabha adoptS the motion against starred questions (Question Hour) and Private Member Business in the House in the wake of COVID-19. 

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  • September 14, 2020 / 06:42 PM IST

    Parliament Monsoon session LIVE updates | "The Question Hour is the heart of democracy. It is the only hour for us to question the ministers. By doing away with the Question Hour, we have lost 18 hours. History says that it has never happened in a regular session." TMC MP Derek O’Brien on scrapping of Question Hour in the Monsoon Session.  

  • September 14, 2020 / 06:09 PM IST

    Parliament Monsoon session LIVE updates | "The election was never been two individuals, because individualism is bad in politics. Politics is the art of impossible, and in the matter of possibilities we choose the lowest hanging fruit and circle our politics around him," Opposition candidate Prof Manoj Kumar Jha, after the election of Harivansh as Deputy Speaker of Rajya Sabha

  • September 14, 2020 / 05:48 PM IST

    Parliament Monsoon session LIVE updates | "Harivanshji has made efforts to ensure productivity and positivity is maintained in the Parliament. He is a torchbearer of democracy. He comes from Bihar, the land known for its democratic ethos, the land that has close ties with JP (Jayaprakash Narayan) and Bapu’s Champaran." PM Modi on Harivansh being re-elected at Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson. 

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  • September 14, 2020 / 05:36 PM IST

    Parliament Monsoon session LIVE updates | "I congratulate Harivanshji on his election. The way he has carved his honest image has earned a lot of respect for him in my heart for him. He is a grassroots politician," Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the re-election of JD (U) MP as Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

  • September 14, 2020 / 05:28 PM IST

    Parliament Monsoon session LIVE updates | Prime Minister Narendra Modi starts speaking in Rajya Sabha. Congratulates JD(U) MP Harivansh for being re-elected as Deputy Chairman.

  • September 14, 2020 / 05:24 PM IST

    Parliament Monsoon session LIVE updates | JD (U) MP Harivansh elected as Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha for the second time. He was up against RJD MP Prof Manoj Jha who was joint candidate of the Opposition.  

  • September 14, 2020 / 05:05 PM IST

    Parliament Monsoon session LIVE updates | Rajya Sabha resumes procedings. Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu thanks all the MPs, frontline workers including doctors, health workers, police, media, and essential service providers including farmers for their services towards public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • September 14, 2020 / 04:20 PM IST

    Parliament Monsoon session LIVE updates | 359 members attended proceedings of Lok Sabha on the first day of Monsoon Session: Lok Sabha Secretarait

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