Centre to Develop India's Road Network At Par With US By 2024: Gadkari in RS

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Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha have been adjourned till 11am on 21 March.

Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said in Rajya Sabha that the government was planning to develop India's road infrastructure at par with that of the United States (US) by end-2024.

Meanwhile, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi addressed the Lok Sabha during Zero Hour on Wednesday, 16 March, as the second phase of Parliament's Budget Session entered its third day, saying that 'social media is being used to hack our democracy.'

"Thank you for allowing me to take up issue of paramount importance - rising danger of social media being abused to hack our democracy. Global companies like Facebook and Twitter are used increasingly to shape political narratives by leaders, parties and their proxies," Gandhi stated.

On Tuesday, making a statement on evacuations of Indians from Ukraine, External Affairs Minister S 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.

  • The second leg of the Budget Session began on Monday, after a month's recess

  • The second leg will consist of nineteen sittings that are set to conclude by 8 April

  • On Tuesday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had 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 and said a high-level probe had been ordered over the matter

  • Meanwhile, Jaishankar said that 22,500 Indians had been evacuated from the war-torn Ukraine so far in what was the "most challenging evacuation exercise amid an ongoing conflict"

6:24 PM , 16 Mar

Both Houses Adjourned Till 11 am on 21 March

Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha have been adjourned till 11am on 21 March.

6:05 PM , 16 Mar

RS Discussing Demands for Grants in Tribal Affairs Ministry

Rajya Sabha is holding a discussion on Demands for Grants in the Tribal Affairs Ministry.

"The constitutional order of the tribal society should be protected, the government is committed to it. There should be complete development of the tribal areas, this is our priority," Union Minister of Tribal Affairs, Arjun Munda said.

5:08 PM , 16 Mar

Lok Sabha Passes Demands For Grants Under Control of Ministry of Railways

Lok Sabha on Wednesday, 16 March passed the Demands for Grants under the control of the Ministry of Railways for 2022-23.

4:22 PM , 16 Mar

LS Adjourned For Holi on 17 March

Speaker Om Birla greeted MPs in Lok Sabha on the eve of Holi.

He also said that the session of the House will be adjourned on 17 March due to the festival.


Published: 16 Mar 2022, 11:03 AM IST
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