Lok Sabha Session Adjourned After Being Extended Till Midnight 

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The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday, 16 July, said infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir has reduced by 43 percent in the first half of 2019 compared to the same period last year in Lok Sabha.

Seeking to give more teeth to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Lok Sabha on Monday, 15 July, passed a Bill to allow it to probe terrorist acts against Indians and Indian interests abroad.

During the discussion, Home Minister Amit Shah said that the Narendra Modi government will "never misuse the NIA law." He said that the government plans to use it to finish off terrorism irrespective of the religion of the guilty.

The Centre on Monday, 15 July, asserted that a Bill to broaden the NIA’s investigating powers is part of its policy of 'zero tolerance against terrorism' and is in the national interest.

  • Amit Shah and AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi sparred over the NIA Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha on Monday, 15 july
  • Earlier in the day, government introduced a bill in Lok Sabha to ban commercial surrogacy
  • The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was passed by a voice vote in Rajya Sabha on 8 July

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12:41 AM , 17 Jul

Lok Sabha Adjourned Till 11 AM on Wednesday

Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 11 AM on Wednesday after being extended till midnight on Tuesday.

Speaking on the extension, Parliamentary Affairs minister Prahlad Joshi said, “It's being done with the initiation of speaker, government and all MPs. Farmer issues were discussed. For the first time there has been such productivity and our concern for farmers can be seen through this”.

11:24 PM , 16 Jul

Lok Sabha Session Extended Till Midnight

Lok Sabha session extended till midnight for discussion and demand for grants under the control of Ministries of Rural Development, Agriculture and Farmer Welfare of 2019-20.

7:42 PM , 16 Jul

Cattle Trade Impacted Due to Mob Lynching: BSP

A Bahujan Samaj Party member on Tuesday raised the issue of mob lynching in the Lok Sabha saying it has impacted the cattle trade and resulted in lot a difficulties for farmers.

Ritesh Pandey (Bahujan Samaj Party) who raised the issue during the discussion on the Demands for Grants for Ministries of Rural Development and Agriculture and Farmers Welfare for 2019-20, earned the praise of Congress leader Sonia Gandhi who applauded him for the same.

"Due to mob lynching the cattle trade has been impacted," Pandey said.

Terming the present government at the Centre as "Anti farmer," he said, it will have to seriously look at the challenges that would come in the way of doubling the farmers income.

5:30 PM , 16 Jul

Exam for Appointments of Postmen to Be Re-Conducted in Local Languages: Govt

Acceding to the demand by Tamil parties led by AIADMK, the Government on Tuesday decided to cancel the examination for appointment of postmen held on 14 July. It will now re-conduct the exams in all local languages.

"The examination will now be held in all local languages, as per the notification of 10-5-2019 of the department concerned (with) examination, including (in) Tamil," Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told the Rajya Sabha.


Published: 08 Jul 2019, 10:07 AM IST
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