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Parliament Live: LS Passes Family Courts (Amendment) Bill, RS MPs Suspended

Catch all the live updates from the Monsoon Session of Parliament here.

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Parliament Monsoon Session 2022 Live Updates: As the Monsoon Session of Parliament continues, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha convened at 11 am on Tuesday, 26 July.

Lok Sabha passed the Family Courts (Amendment) Bill 2022. Both Houses were adjourned to meet again at 11 am on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, 19 Rajya Sabha MPs including TMC MPs Sushmita Dev, Dr Santanu Sen and Dola Sen, among others were suspended for the remainder of the week.

"Narender baba wants to silence Congress-led Opposition, which won’t happen," Tagore wrote on Twitter on Tuesday morning reacting to the suspension of four Congress MPs.

Since the Parliament session began last week, both Houses have suffered frequent adjournments as the Opposition protests against inflation, hike in GST prices, and suspension of Congress MPs, demanding a discussion on price hikes in the Houses.

Snapshot
  • The Monsoon Session, which began on 18 July, is scheduled to end on 12 August

  • On Monday, four Congress MPs were suspended from the Lok Sabha for the rest of the session for causing disruptions.

  • The Lok Sabha has passed only one bill so far, the Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022, which seeks to extend the application of domestic laws to research stations set up by India in the Antarctic region

  • In Rajya Sabha, a discussion on the Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Amendment Bill, 2022, started on Monday amid the uproar by Opposition members

  • As per a bulletin released by the Lok Sabha secretariat, a total of 29 bills, of which 24 are new, are to be listed in Parliament during this session

  • Defending the suspension of Congress MPs, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said that they had shown "utter disregard" for the Chair

9:03 PM , 26 Jul

No Data on Number of Deaths of Health Workers: Govt

"Disaggregated data on deaths due to COVID-19 by profession or otherwise is not maintained centrally," said the Health Ministry in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.

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8:44 PM , 26 Jul

UP Tops List on Custodial Death Incidents

The government, in a written reply in Lok Sabha, presented the state-wise list of custodial death cases between 2020-22, showing that the most number of such incidents occurred in Uttar Pradesh.

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6:21 PM , 26 Jul
KEY EVENT

‘No Provision To Accommodate Indian Medical Students From Ukraine'

Speaking on the 20,000 Indian students who returned from Ukraine amid the Russian invasion of the country, Minister of State Health and Family Welfare Bharti Pawar told the Lok Sabha, "There are no such provisions in Indian Medical Council Act 1956 and National Medical Commission Act, 2019 as well as the Regulations to accommodate or transfer medical students from any foreign medical institutes to Indian medical colleges."

She said that "foreign medical students/graduates are either covered under "Screening Test Regulations, 2002" or "Foreign Medical Graduate Licentiate Regulations, 2021."

Further, "no permission has been given by NMC to transfer or accommodate any foreign medical students in any Indian medical institute/university," Pawar said.

Meanwhile, as per information received from Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Indian Embassy in Kyiv has communicated with all the concerned Universities in Ukraine for providing transcript and other documents in a smooth manner to the students.

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5:23 PM , 26 Jul

2,399 Bangladeshis Using Fraudulent Documents Between 2017 & 2022: MHA

"As per reports received from the Bureau of Immigration, 2,399 Bangladeshi nationals were intercepted and found using fraudulently obtained Indian documents at Bureau of Immigration controlled ICPs, from the year 2017 to 2022," the Ministry of Home Affairs stated in the Lok Sabha.

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Published: 26 Jul 2022, 10:10 AM IST
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