Parliament Highlights: Monsoon Session Ends In Lok Sabha As House Adjourns Indefinitely

Monsoon Session Live Updates: The parliament proceedings have been hit over the last few weeks due to protests over the Pegasus snooping row, farm laws and other issues.

Parliament Highlights: Monsoon Session Ends In Lok Sabha As House Adjourns Indefinitely

Monsoon Session 2021 Updates: PM Modi was present in the Lower House today (File)

The Lok Sabha has been adjourned sine die while Rajya Sabha proceedings have been adjourned till 12 noon amid opposition protests over various issues. The parliament proceedings have been hit over the last few weeks due to protests over the Pegasus snooping row, farm laws and other issues.

The Question Hour in Lok Sabha witnessed disruptions on most of the days during this Monsoon session. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in the Lower House when it was adjourned indefinitely today.

The OBC Bill, which will allow states to draw up their own OBC list, was passed in the Lok Sabha yesterday.

Here are the Highlights of the Monsoon Session of Parliament:

Aug 11, 2021 18:04 (IST)
Rajya Sabha passes OBC Bill
Rajya Sabha passes the 127th Constitution Amendment Bill to empower the States to preprare their respective OBC List.
Aug 11, 2021 17:05 (IST)
Monsoon Session: OBC Bill 2021 Rajya Sabha Debates Bill Letting States Make Their OBC Lists
The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday took up a Constitution amendment bill to restore the powers of states to have their own lists of OBCs for reservation in jobs and educational institutions, ending a three-week deadlock between the government and the opposition.
Aug 11, 2021 16:12 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi At Speaker's Meet After Abrupt End To Lok Sabha Monsoon Session
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi were present in Speaker Om Birla's room in parliament when he met with leaders of various parties after the Lok Sabha adjourned indefinitely today.
Aug 11, 2021 15:32 (IST)
Centre Denies Reports Of Rising Custodial Deaths In Rajya Sabha
 The Centre has denied reports of an increase in custodial deaths in the country, reported news agency ANI. In a written reply in Rajya Sabha regarding reports of increasing custodial deaths, MoS Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said, "No such increasing trend has been noticed."

He quoted the "Prison Statistics India 2019" report published by National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), and said, the report mentions 1,775 deaths in prisons for the year 2019. "The data is uploaded by the respective State/Union Territories and NCRB has a limited role of collating and publishing this data," he said.

The Minister noted that "Police", "Public Order" and "Prisons" are state subjects in the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India.
Aug 11, 2021 14:53 (IST)

Aug 11, 2021 13:37 (IST)
520 Migrants Took Up Jobs In J&K Under Central Scheme After Article 370 Abrogation: Centre
MoS Home Nityanand Rai told Rajya Sabha that as per the information provided by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, after the abrogation of Article 370, a total of 520 migrants have returned to Kashmir for taking up jobs under Prime Minister's Development Package-2015, according to news agency ANI.
Aug 11, 2021 12:59 (IST)

Aug 11, 2021 12:36 (IST)

Aug 11, 2021 12:29 (IST)
Monsoon Session: Lok Sabha Functioned Only For 21 Hours, 14 Minutes, Says Speaker
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla says: "I am pained that the house didn't run smoothly. House functioned only for 21 hours and 14 minutes. 20 bills passed in Lok Sabha." He also said that the construction of the new Parliament building will be completed by August 15 next year,
Aug 11, 2021 11:58 (IST)
"Sleepless Night": Venkaiah Naidu Breaks Down, Slams Parliament Protest
Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu broke down today in the house while reading out a statement condemning what he called "sacrilege" and violation of the "temple of democracy" by the opposition. Read here.
Aug 11, 2021 11:55 (IST)
Congress MP Gives Adjournment Notice In Rajya Sabha For Discussion On Farm Laws
Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda has given an adjournment motion notice in Rajya Sabha demanding discussion on Centre's farm laws, reported news agency ANI. He said that the House should discuss the extraordinary situation that has risen arisen over the passage of the farm bills in September 2020.

"Lakhs of farmers have been protesting at the borders of the national capital for almost eight months and have braved winter, summer and are now out in the open during the monsoons. Farmer organisations say over 500 people have lost their lives during the protests," Mr Hooda noted.
Aug 11, 2021 11:46 (IST)
Opposition Parties Unitedly Placed Demands For Discussion On Farm Laws, Pegasus: Adhir Chowdhury
Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that earlier it was decided that Lok Sabha will go on till August 13, but today the government decided there was no need to run the House anymore and they have adjourned it sine die. "Opposition parties unitedly placed our demand for discussion on Covid, fuel price rise, farm laws and Pegasus," he said.

"When the House was to be adjourned sine die, PM Modi today came to the House. Government doesn't want to discuss any bills. Even Lok Sabha TV is not allowed to show us," he said.
Aug 11, 2021 11:14 (IST)
Parliament Update: Lok Sabha Adjourned Sine Die
Lok Sabha adjourned sine die, reported news agency ANI. The Monsoon Session was scheduled to go on till August 13.
Aug 11, 2021 11:13 (IST)
Parliament Update: Rajya Sabha Adjourned Till Noon Amid Ruckus
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon amid ruckus by Opposition MPs, reported news agency ANI.


Aug 11, 2021 11:12 (IST)

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