Parliament Highlights: Lok Sabha passes 127th Constitution Amendment Bill, Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

The Monsoon Session of Parliament saw some brisk passage of Bills on Monday as it entered the last lap amid protests by opposition parties over the Pegasus snooping allegations. The General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021 is scheduled to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha today. Stay tuned for updates.
  • 20:36

    Opposition MPs may face suspension over ruckus in Rajya Sabha

    Centre and the Opposition sparred over the ruckus in Rajya Sabha during the discussion on farmers' issue even as a couple of protesting MPs stared at the possibility of being suspended from the House on charges of unruly behaviour.

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  • 20:13

    Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned

  • 20:07

    Lok Sabha passes National Commission for Homeopathy (Amendment) Bill

  • 20:02

    Lok Sabha passes 127th Amendment Bill unopposed

  • 19:28

    Pandemonium in Rajya Sabha due to Modi government's refusal to discuss repealing of farm laws: Jairam Ramesh

  • 17:57

    Govt, Oppn voice support for constitution amendment bill to restore states' rights on OBC list

    Lok Sabha on Tuesday witnessed a thaw in the logjam over the Pegasus snooping row as members cutting across party lines voiced support for a constitutional amendment bill to restore the states' power to make their own OBC lists.

    During the debate on 'The Constitution (127th Amendment) Bill, 2021', several Opposition parties, including the Congress, demanded a removal of the 50 per cent cap on reservations, while the government underlined its commitment to social justice.

    For the first time since the Monsoon session ofParliamentbegan on July 19, Lok Sabha witnessed a debate in an orderly manner as the Opposition put their protests demanding a debate over the Pegasus snooping allegations on hold for the bill. (PTI)

  • 17:56

    Only SCs, STs notified under 1950 orders to be enumerated in Census 2021: Govt

    The Census 2021 exercise, when carried out, will enumerate only those SCs and STs that were notified through the constitutional orders of 1950, the government informedParliamenton Tuesday.

    Union minister Nityanand Rai said this in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on whether the government is planning to undertake a caste census along with the General Decennial Census 2021.

    "In Census, the castes and tribes which are specifically notified as Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) as per the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order 1950 and the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950, as amended from time to time, are enumerated," he said. (PTI)

  • 16:38

    Congress and TMC's attitude during farm laws discussion Rajya Sabha major blow to democracy: Tomar

    The attitude of Congress & TMC during the discussion in Rajya Sabha has dealt a major blow to democracy & proves that there is nothing black in the new farm laws. Black can only be seen in the clothes of Opposition leaders: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar (ANI)

  • 16:02

    Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

  • 15:46

    Opposition MPs raise Pegasus snooping issue in debate on OBC bill in Lok Sabha

    Opposition MPs raised the Pegasus snooping issue in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday during a debate on a Constitution amendment bill that seeks to restore the states' power to make their own OBC lists.

    Leader of the Congress in the House Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury claimed that countries like Israel, Hungary and France have ordered investigation into the issue of suspected snooping and asked why the Narendra Modi government is "afraid" of a debate on the matter.

    Speaker Om Birla repeatedly told him to speak on the bill, following which Chowdhury returned to speak on the proposed legislation. (PTI)

  • 15:06

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 4pm

  • 14:46

    Here's why the Rajya Sabha proceedings was adjourned

    High drama was witnessed in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday afternoon after Opposition MPs climbed the tablein front and shouted slogans against the govt during a discussion on the farm laws.

    Sanjay Singh of AAPfirst climbed the reporters' table at around 2.17 pm and shouted slogans prompting Vice Chairperson Bhubaneswar Kalitato adjournthe House for 15 minutes.

    Soon after Congress's Pratap Singh Bajwa climbed the table and threw a file at the chair. Later, Congress MPs Deepender Hooda andRajmani Patel, CPI's Binoy Viswam and CPM's V Sivadasan sat on the table.

    The House assembled again at 2.33 pm only to be adjourned till 3.03 pm. (DHNS)

  • 14:36

    Rajya Sabha adjourned further till 3:03 pm

  • 14:35

    LS debates on constitution amendment bill which seeks to restore states' rights on OBC bill

    For the first time since the Monsoon session ofParliamentbegan on July 19, the Lok Sabha witnessed debate in an orderly manner on Tuesday as it took up a constitutional amendment bill which seeks to restore the states' power to make their own OBC lists.

    Moving the bill for consideration and passage, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Virendra Kumar described 'The Constitution (127th Amendment) Bill, 2021' as a historic legislation as 671 castes in the country would benefit from it.

    Kumar said the bill will restore the states' rights to prepare their own lists of OBCs so that various communities can be given social and economic justice. (PTI)

  • 14:22

    Opposition leaders wear black clothes to protest suppression of their voices in Parliament

  • 14:18

    The Rajya Sabha proceedings has been adjourned once again

  • 13:54

    Govt taking steps to deal with impact of big online retailers on small biz: Piyush Goyal

    Union minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday flagged concerns about the influence of big online retailers that are adversely impacting small players and asserted that the government is taking steps to ensure that in the long run, consumers get good quality products at affordable prices.

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  • 13:15

    J&K has been affected by terrorist violence, sponsored & supported from across the border. Since inception of terrorism in J&K (from 1989 till August 5, 2019) 5886 security personnel have been killed in terrorist incidents: MoS Home Nityanand Rai to Lok Sabha in a written reply


  • 13:13

    Opposition wants to discuss farm laws in Rajya Sabha at 2 pm today, tweets Derek O'Brien

  • 13:05

    Chidambaram questions PM Modi's 'silence' on Pegasus

    A day after the defence ministry stated that it did not have any transaction with the NSO Group, which is at the centre of the Pegasus row, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Tuesday said only Prime Minister Narendra Modi can answer on behalf of all ministries and departments over the issue and asked: "Why is he silent?"

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  • 13:03

    Govt hasn't taken any decision to prepare NRC on national level yet, says Nityanand Rai

    Till now, the Government has not taken any decision to prepare National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC) at the national level: MoS Home Nityanand Rai to Lok Sabha on NRC


  • 12:32

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm

  • 12:26

    'Would send a wrong message': Venkaiah Naidu urges Opposition to not disrupt discussion on farmers' issue in Rajya Sabha

    Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that if the Opposition disrupted the discussion on farmers' issue in the Upper House, it would send a "wrong message" to people.

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  • 12:19

    Lok Sabha takes up The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2021 for discussion and passing.

  • 12:11

    During today's parliamentary party meeting, the Prime Minister instructed all the MPs to ensure that no poor family is left without Ayushman Bharat golden card so that they can get free medical treatment: Pralhad Joshi


  • 12:07

    Proceedings resume in both Houses. Question Hour is being taken up in Rajya Sabha.

  • 11:56

    Oppn protests outside Parliament, urges Centre to repeal farm laws

  • 11:49
  • 11:47

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP President J P Nadda and others at the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, during the Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Credit: PTI Photo

  • 11:44

    Following sloganeering soon after Zero-hour started, RS Chairman Venkaiah Naidu told the members of the House that "if the House is disrupted today also when farmers plight is scheduled for discussion, a wrong message will go to the people"

  • 11:22

    Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 noon

  • 11:12

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon as Opposition MPs demand immediate discussion on Pegasus

  • 10:19

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and other MPs arrive for BJP's parliamentary meet, ahead of today's session.


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  • 08:21

    Government will try to "bulldoze" General Insurance Bill in Rajya Sabha, alleges Derek O'Brien

  • 05:39

    Here's the List of Business in the Rajya Sabha for August 10

  • 05:36

    Here's the List of Business in the Lok Sabha for August 10

  • 05:34

    Rajya Sabha returns Bill to end all retrospective taxation

    A Bill that aims to end all retrospective taxes imposed on indirect transfer of Indian assets was returned by Rajya Sabha on Monday amidst a walkout by the Congress, TMC and DMK.

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  • 05:34

    In the Lok Sabha, the government pushed through three Bills despite the unrelenting Opposition protests

    The Bills that were passed amid the din were --The Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill 2021, The Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (Amendment) Bill 2021 and The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill 2021.

  • 05:33

    Both Houses pass 3 Bills each

    The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha passed three Bills each amid protests in the lower house and an opposition walkout in the house of elders.

    The opposition staged a walkout as the government brought the taxation bill and the Central Universities Amendment Bill through a supplementary agenda on Monday afternoon.

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