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December 02, 2021 / 10:45 PM IST

Parliament Winter Session Highlights: Rajya Sabha passes Dam Safety Bill, 2019

Parliament Winter Session Highlights: The Lok Sabha is set to hold a discussion on COVID-19 pandemic today,

Parliament Winter Session Highlights: The Lok Sabha is set to hold a discussion on the COVID-19 pandemic today,  Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said. The discussion will be held under Rule 193, under which members may seek details about the new 'Omicron' variant of SARS-CoC-2. A short-duration discussion will be held in Lok Sabha on the pandemic on Wednesday, Joshi
said. Meanwhile, the government has listed 25 draft legislations for the session, including one to ban all but a few private cryptocurrencies while allowing an official digital currency by the RBI. A Joint Committee of Parliament report on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 will also be tabled in the two Houses during the session. The bill was brought in Parliament in 2019 and was referred to the committee for further scrutiny on demand of opposition members. The session will conclude on December 23.
  • December 02, 2021 / 10:40 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates | Central Vista Avenue project achieved 60% physical progress: Govt tells Lok Sabha

    Redevelopment of the Central Vista Avenue that stretches from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate and is expected to be completed by December 2021 is 60 percent complete, the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry informed the Lok Sabha on December 2. The amount incurred so far is Rs 190.76 crore and the estimated cost is Rs 608 crore, the ministry said. 

  • December 02, 2021 / 10:36 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates | “As danger of Omnicron is looming our head we need to scale our vaccine and testing facilities. Government should establish funds for state to meet budget shortage,” Jasbir Singh Gill, Congress MP from Punjab

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  • December 02, 2021 / 10:23 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates | Lok Sabha session extended by one hour as COVID-19 debate is underway. The Lower House will function till 11:30 pm today (December 2).

  • December 02, 2021 / 10:10 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates | “The nation wants to know, if Rahul Gandhi has taken a vaccine, which vaccine did he take. Is he not proud of the two made-in-India vaccines,” the Bangalore South MP added.

  • December 02, 2021 / 10:07 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates | “Not one Opposition rules state has achieved 90 percent first dose vaccination. And they are blaming Narendra Modi government for not being able to vaccinate people”: BJP MP Tejasvi Surya in Lok Sabha during debate on COVID-19.

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  • December 02, 2021 / 10:06 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates | “Shameful the way Opposition parties behaved during the most difficult times of pandemic by creating vaccine hesitancy,” Tejasvi Surya, BJP MP, in Lok Sabha during debate on COVID-19.

  • December 02, 2021 / 09:46 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates | "Almost 50 percent of ventilators that Centre gave Maharashtra government could not function. The government should probe the company that made them," Shrirang Appa Barne, Shiv Sena MP from Maharshtra says in Lok Sabha during a debate on Covid 19.

  • December 02, 2021 / 08:58 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates | “This House should pay homage to healthcare workers who laid down lives during the fight against the coronavirus pandemic,” said Thomas Chazhikadan, MP from Kottayam, Kerala, in Lok Sabha.

    The Lower House is currently debating the COVID-19 situation beyond the stipulated time of 6 pm.

  • December 02, 2021 / 08:38 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates | “The Government should apologise for failing to control the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to so many deaths in the country”: Saptagiri Sankar Ulaka, Congress MP from Odisha on the coronavirus situation in India.

  • December 02, 2021 / 08:19 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates | 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 the 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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  • December 02, 2021 / 07:42 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates | Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya requests Suresh Kodikunnil, the chair, to arrange food for members particpating in the ongoing debate on Covid-19. Lok Sabha is discussing COvid 19 in extending hoirs beyond 6 pm.

  • December 02, 2021 / 07:16 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates | Rahul Shewale of Shiv Sena says ‘Dharavi Model’ is a success story 

    Shiv Sena MP Rahul Shewale says less number of infections in Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, shows that the system followed in order to prevent more Covid-19 infections led to it being a model in terms of Covid prevention, Hindustantimes has reported.

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