Monsoon Session: Parl Adjourned Amid Uproar Over Pegasus Row, Farm Laws

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Both houses were adjourned several times on Thursday, 29 July amid ruckus in the Parliament amid sloganeering by Opposition MPs over issues like Pegasus reports, farm laws and inflation

  • Rajya Sabha passed Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2021on Thursday

  • Lok Sabha passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (A) Bill, 2021

  • "We don’t want to compromise on the issues of inflation, Pegasus, and farmers' issues,” Congress MP Rahul Gandhi told media on Thursday

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4:15 PM , 29 Jul

Congress MPs to Meet in Parliament Today

A joint meeting of a group of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs, constituted by Chairperson of Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) Sonia Gandhi, will be held this evening at CPP office in Parliament.

4:07 PM , 29 Jul

Naidu Expresses Concern Over Parliament Proceedings

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu expressed concern over about 90 members of the House being denied opportunities to raise issues of public importance, ANI reported.

Here's what he said:

  • A total of 69 Zero Hour mentions, including 12 admitted for today and 23 Special Mentions by as many members, admitted by the Chairman could not be raised in the House during the last week and today due to persistent disruptions.

  • In Zero Hour, as many as 57 matters of 63 members were permitted. However, none could be raised due to the disruption of proceedings.

  • Out of the 31 Special Mentions admitted so far, only 8 could be laid on the Table of the House on Tuesday last week while the rest could not be mentioned in the House.

  • Chairman Naidu also expressed concern over MPs of the House being denied opportunity to seek clarifications from Minister of IT on the statement laid on the Table of the House on Thursday last week regarding "Compromise on phone data of some persons as reported by media"

4:05 PM , 29 Jul

Efforts Being Made to Ease Travel Restrictions For Students Going Abroad: Centre Tells RS

""The Ministry has been making efforts for easing travel restrictions wherever in place, for Indian students enrolled in foreign universities to make their travel to respective countries possible, MoS MEA V Muraleedharan told the Rajya Sabha.

"Our Missions abroad have been actively taking up these issues with the respective Governments and have been impressing upon those Governments to ease the travel restrictions," the government said.

"Travel restrictions are being eased for Indian students to travel to many countries, including USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands,Belgium, Luxembourg, and Georgia," it said.

2:33 PM , 29 Jul

Lok Sabha Adjourned for the Day

The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till Friday, 11 am.


Published: 29 Jul 2021, 9:54 AM IST
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