Parliament Live: Left Wing Extremism Down By 77 Percent, Centre Informs LS
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As the second leg of the Budget Session of the Parliament continues, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said on Tuesday that Left-Wing Extremism (LWE)-related incidents were down by 77 percent from an all-time high of 2,258 in 2009 to 509 in 2021
Making a statement on evacuations of Indians from Ukraine in the Parliament, External Affairs Minister Dr Jaishankar said that 90 flights have operated to rescue Indian citizens from Ukraine, out of which 76 were civilian flights and 14 were IAF flights.
Meanwhile, MoS Home Nityanand Rai indicated that the government had not taken any decision to prepare the National Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC) at the national level yet.
The second leg of the Budget Session began on Monday, after a month's recess
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh made a statement on the 'inadvertent firing' of the unarmed Indian supersonic missile that had entered Pakistan's territory on 9 March in the Rajya Sabha
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had presented the budget for Jammu & Kashmir in the Lok Sabha on Monday
Centre will provide relief from high fuel prices, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri said on Monday
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman defended the abrogation of Article 370 in the Parliament on Monday
'There Used To Be Dharna, Curfew in NE Everyday, Now Peace & Development There': Minister
"Earlier in the Northeast there used to be news of school shutdown, dharna, curfew everyday. Today there is peace and development is taking place," Minister of Development of North Eastern Region Kishan Reddy said in the Rajya Sabha.
'Govt Ready to Discuss Ukraine Issue'
The central government said in Lok Sabha that it was ready to hold discussions on the issue in Ukraine.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal said the decision was taken in the Business Advisory Committee of the House.
Opposition Asks Centre Whether It Intends To Privatise Railways
The Opposition on Tuesday accused the central government of indulging in "jugglery" in the allocation of funds of Indian Railways, and asked whether the Centre intends to privatise the state-owned body.
"The intention of this government is privatising the Indian Railways also. Air India already sold. Now next step of this government is Indian Railways. That will happen very soon," Congress leader K Suresh said in Parliament.
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