Monsoon session 2022 LIVE updates: The session began on July 18 and is scheduled to go on till August 12, if not called off earlier.
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 05:16 PM IST
Monsoon session 2022 LIVE updates: The ongoing monsoon session of Parliament has entered its final week, and though the session is scheduled to conclude on August 12, there are reports that it may be called off earlier.
Throughout the session, which began on July 18, the government and opposition have been at loggerheads over a host of issues, including inflation, alleged misuse of central agencies against opposition leaders, etc. During the second week, as many as 24 MPs (20 from Rajya Sabha and 4 from Lok Sabha) were suspended. However, the suspension of the Lok Sabha members – all from Congress – was later revoked.
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Aug 08, 2022 05:16 PM IST
‘In line with Congress mindset’: Law minister on Kapil Sibal’s remarks on judiciary
Statement made by Kapil Sibal is in line with his existing mindset. For Congress & like-minded people, Courts/constitutional authorities must favour them or work as per their interest, or else they start attacking constitutional authorities themselves: Union Law Min Kiren Rijiju
Aug 08, 2022 04:56 PM IST
‘We are not enemies…’, says V-P Venkaiah Naidu in his last remarks in House
We are not enemies, we are rivals. We must work hard to outshine others in competition but not run down others. My wish is that Parliament functions well… I’m thankful & moved by your love & affection, said M Venkaiah Naidu, in his last remarks as the Rajya Sabha Chairman & VP
Aug 08, 2022 04:24 PM IST
Lok Sabha: Speaker Birla takes exception to Oppn MP approaching minister during Question Hour
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday took exception to an opposition MP walking up to a Union minister’s seat during Question Hour, saying no one should move around without his permission, PTI reported.
It was after the House discussed a supplementary question related to the availability of human resources in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Union minister Rao Inderjit Singh called Trinamool Congress MP Sougata Roy to explain the government’s position in private.
Aug 08, 2022 03:42 PM IST
Value of fake currency seized declined 80 pc since 2016-17, MoS Finance informs Parliament
The value of counterfeit notes detected in the banking system has reduced from ₹43.47 crores in 2016-17 to ₹8.26 crores in 2021-22 — a decline of around 80 per cent, Union Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary informed Lok Sabha on Monday, ANI reported.
Aug 08, 2022 03:19 PM IST
Bidding adieu to Venkaiah Naidu, Kharge, Derek recall fond memories. Watch
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu was accorded a rich farewell in Parliament on Monday by leaders across party lines as his tenure comes to an end. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s heartfelt speech, opposition leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien also recalled VP Naidu’s term in the upper house. Read more
Aug 08, 2022 03:09 PM IST
Members laud Naidu’s role as RS Chairman, urge him to write autobiography
Members cutting across party lines Monday bade farewell to vice president M Venkaiah Naidu, lauding his role as Rajya Sabha chairman and recollecting how he inspired and allowed them to speak in their native languages. While some Opposition members urged him to pen an autobiography, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge appreciated how Naidu functioned despite being “under pressure”.
Aug 08, 2022 02:45 PM IST
‘Will guide India’: V-P Naidu in tears as PM Modi leads farewell in Rajya Sabha | Video
Rajya Sabha bids farewell to Chairman and Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu. PM led the farewell to Naidu in the upper house of Parliament. The Prime Minister called it an emotional moment for the house and said that Naidu’s service in Rajya Sabha might be coming to an end, but his legacy will continue to guide the country forever. He even said that Naidu’s every word is heard, preferred, revered and never countered. The Rajya Sabha Chairman teared up as members of the house bid him farewell. Watch this video
Aug 08, 2022 02:28 PM IST
No established mechanism to rank cities on pollution: Govt to Lok Sabha
The government on Monday said there is no established mechanism for ranking cities in terms of pollution and that the satellite data used for the purpose by private institutions and universities is not validated by proper ground truthing, PTI reported. Union Minister of State for Environment Ashwini Kumar Choubey said this in the Lok Sabha in response to a question by Congress MP Jyotsna Charandas Mahant.
Aug 08, 2022 02:19 PM IST
1,999 insolvency cases were going on as of June 2022: Govt
As many as 1,999 cases of corporate insolvency resolution process were going on under the insolvency law as of June this year, according to the government.
The resolution for corporate debtors is done under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code which provides for resolution through a market-driven process, PTI reported. In a written reply to the Lok Sabha on Monday, Minister of State for Corporate Affairs Rao Inderjit Singh said the time taken for Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) depends on several factors, including the nature of business, business cycles, market sentiments and marketing effort.
Aug 08, 2022 01:18 PM IST
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2.15 pm.
Aug 08, 2022 01:09 PM IST
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.05 pm
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.05 pm after several MPs’ including Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s farewell messages to the outgoing Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.
Aug 08, 2022 12:43 PM IST
No hope left in Supreme Court, sensitive cases assigned to only certain judges: Kapil Sibal
Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament and senior advocate, Kapil Sibal, has expressed his displeasure over some of the recent judgements passed by the Supreme Court saying he has “no hope left” in the institution, ANI reported.
“If you think you will get relief from Supreme Court, you are hugely mistaken. And I am saying this after completing 50 years of practising in the Supreme Court,” Sibal said.
Aug 08, 2022 12:36 PM IST
Jharkhand being changed to Islamic state, alleges BJP MP Nishikant Dubey
“Jharkhand being changed to Islamic state… This is a conspiracy, NIA should be called to investigate. Congress & JMM in it together… They’ll take anyone’s help to win, be it Pakistan, China”, says BJP MP Nishikant Dubey on many Jharkhand schools having Fridays as week off.
Aug 08, 2022 12:21 PM IST
LoP Mallikarjun Kharge bids farewell to outgoing Vice President & RS Chairman
We may be people of 2 different ideologies. I may also have some complaints with you but this isn’t the time to speak about them. You played your role even under such difficulty&pressure – I thank you for it, says LoP in RS Mallikarjun Kharge to outgoing RS Chairman & VP Venkaiah Naidu.
Aug 08, 2022 12:15 PM IST
“…Govt will complete the incomplete you’re leaving behind”: Opposition leader in RS Kharge to outgoing RS Chairman & VP
“You had advocated for a national policy for Upper Houses in all major states. You also spoke about consensus on Women Reservation Bill & other issues. I believe Govt will complete the incomplete you’re leaving behind”, says leader of opposition in RS, Mallikarjun Kharge to outgoing RS Chairman & VP.
Aug 08, 2022 12:09 PM IST
AAP alleges ‘discrimination’ against paramilitary forces
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh has given a suspension of business notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 and demanded to give equal facilities and ‘martyr status’ to paramilitary forces, ANI reported. In his letter to Rajya Sabha Chairman, Singh said the government “discriminate” between the Army and paramilitary forces. He claimed the benefits Army personnel enjoy are not available for paramilitary forces.
Aug 08, 2022 11:57 AM IST
BJP leader Vijay Goel distrubutes Rakhis’ with pictures of freedom fighters on them to MPs
BJP leader and former Union minister Vijay Goel distributes ‘Rakhis’ with pictures of freedom fighters on them to Members of Parliament.
We should celebrate the festivals remembering our freedom fighters, Goel says.
Aug 08, 2022 11:52 AM IST
“Your every word is heard, preferred and revered…”, PM Modi to outgoing VP Naidu in Rajya Sabha
“Your one-liners are wit-liners. They are win-liners too. It means nothing more needs to be said after those lines. Your every word is heard, preferred and revered and never countered”, says PM Narendra Modi, in Rajya Sabha, to outgoing Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President.
Aug 08, 2022 11:43 AM IST
President, VP, speaker and PM all born in Independent India: Modi
“We are celebrating such an Independence Day this time, when the country’s President, Vice President, Speaker, and PM are all those people who were born in independent India, and all of them hail from very ordinary backgrounds. I think it has symbolic importance,” PM in Rajya Sabha.
Aug 08, 2022 11:38 AM IST
Nation will continue to receive benefits of your experience: PM to Naidu
“You have said several times ‘I am retired from politics but not tired from public life’. So, your responsibility to lead this House might be ending now but the nation as well as workers of public life – like me – will continue to receive benefits of your experiences,” PM in Rajya Sabha.
Aug 08, 2022 11:36 AM IST
‘Very emotional moment,’ says PM Modi on Naidu’s farewell
Aug 08, 2022 11:35 AM IST
“Country’s President, Vice President, Speaker, and PM all hail from ordinary backgrounds…”, PM Modi in RS
“We are celebrating such an Independence Day this time, when the country’s President, Vice President, Speaker, and PM are all those people who were born in independent India, & all of them hail from very ordinary backgrounds. I think it has symbolic importance”, says PM in Rajya Sabha.
Aug 08, 2022 11:10 AM IST
‘Indian contingent’s performance at CWG 2022 – magnificient’, speaker Om Birla tells LS
“I am happy to tell you that the Indian contingent has given a magnificent performance in the Birmingham #CommonwealthGames2022 so far. India has won 18 Gold medals, 15 Silver medals, and 22 Bronze medals, creating history with 55 medals so far”, says Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.
Aug 08, 2022 11:02 AM IST
“Rajasthan cannot stop crime against women…”, says BJP MP Jaskaur Meena
“Our MP Ranjeeta Koli, a Dalit girl was elected to power. They can’t swallow this. Rajasthan cannot stop crime against women & CM gives statements in interest of criminals. Our MP’s life in threat. I’ve given zero hour notice, will take up this matter in house,” BJP MP Jaskaur Meena tells ANI.
Aug 08, 2022 10:45 AM IST
LS speaker Om Birla meets outgoing VP Venkaiah Naidu
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla meets outgoing Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman, M Venkaiah Naidu at his residence.
Aug 08, 2022 10:29 AM IST
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to get farewell today
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu will get a farewell today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present a memento to Naidu and a book chronicling his journey as the V-P and chairperson of Rajya Sabha
Aug 08, 2022 09:25 AM IST
Congress MP moves notice in Lok Sabha over unemployment
Manickam Tagore moves adjournment motion notice to discuss unemployment.
GST authority arrests four over tax fraud
Published on Aug 08, 2022 05:04 PM IST
The arrests were made in separate cases of tax evasion worth ₹52 crore and ₹78 crore as part of the GST authority’s drive against fake invoices
Chirag Paswan dares Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to contest polls on his own
Published on Aug 08, 2022 04:52 PM IST
On Monday before leaving for Saran, where 13 people lost their lives due to a hooch tragedy, Chirag said that if JD-U president Rajiv Ranjan alias Lalan Singh felt that a conspiracy was hatched against Nitish Kumar in 2020, he should have had the courage to name the conspirators
Eknath Shinde expected to expand his council of ministers tomorrow
Published on Aug 08, 2022 04:51 PM IST
Shinde and Fadnavis met for over an hour on Monday and were believed to have finalised the names of probable ministers to be sent for the BJP central leadership’s final approval
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Congress slams BJP over ‘huge land corruption’ in Ayodhya
Published on Aug 08, 2022 04:02 PM IST
The Congress demanded that the Supreme Court must take cognisance of the matter, which allegedly involves some Bharatiya Janata Party leaders from Uttar Pradesh
8 Congress MLAs joining us in a month, claims BJP legislator in Assam
Published on Aug 08, 2022 03:39 PM IST
The Congress dismissed BJP legislator Prasanta Phukan’s claims, saying BJP leaders including chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma were experts at spreading such claims
Maharashtra’s Vidarbha gets red, orange alerts issued for next five days
Published on Aug 08, 2022 03:33 PM IST
Forecast predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy showers in parts of Gadchiroli, Chandrapur and Gondia.
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Video captures shocking moment landslide took place in Himachal
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 02:28 PM IST
The National Highway Authority of India is reported to be engaged in restoring the road. Machines have been deployed to clear the debris where the landslide has taken place.