Winter Session Updates: No decision yet on UCG AICTE merger says Union HRD Minister
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TDP MP K Ravindra Kumar gives Zero hour notice in Rajya Sabha

TDP MP K Ravindra Kumar has given Zero hour notice in Rajya Sabha over "delay in construction of new capital city of Amaravati. in Andhra Pradesh."

AAP MP Sanjay Singh gives Zero hour notice in Rajya Sabha

AAP MP Sanjay Singh has given Zero hour notice in Rajya Sabha over the issue of "tribal people displaced from their land".

Key bills to tabled in Rajya Sabha today

Key papers are to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday by Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ministrr of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh and Minister of Human Resource Development.

Congress gives adjournment notice in Lok Sabha over electoral bonds

The Congress party has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over 'lack of transparency in the entire scheme of electoral bonds', ANI reported. The Congress had demanded the government disclose all details about electoral bonds before Parliament, alleging that the scheme resulted in money laundering and destroyed transparency in the funding of political parties.

BJP MP gives Zero Hour Notice in RS over employment opportunities for UP workers

BJP lawmaker Sakal Deep Rajbhar on Thursday gave Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over employment opportunities for workers of Uttar Pradesh. According to a report based on National Sample Survey data, Uttar Pradesh has about 90 lakh Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) units currently.

CPI gives Suspension of Business notice in Rajya Sabha

CPI has given Suspension of Business notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 over "selling of entire stake in 5 PSUs including BPCL (Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited)"

TMC gives adjournment notice in Lok Sabha over pan-India NRC

TMC has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over the proposed "implementation of NRC all over the country"

DMK gives adjournment notice in Lok Sabha

The DMK has given Adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over "denial of 27% reservation in medical admission under all India quota to OBCs"

'It is our duty to maintain the dignity of House', Lok Sabha Speaker tells Opposition MPs

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to Opposition MPs raising slogans in the House during Question Hour: It is our duty to maintain the dignity of the House. Please do not come to the well of the house. I have always given all a chance for debate and discussion.

Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon amid uproar by Oppn

Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till noon amid protests by opposition members over various issues.

Congress likely to stage walkout if discussion on electoral bonds doesn’t take place

Top sources on Congress Parliamentary strategy meeting: If the government doesn’t allow discussion on the issue of electoral bonds, Congress to stage a walkout. Congress will also hold a protest at Gandhi statue.

Prahlad Singh Patel reaches Parliament with an urn carrying soil of Jallianwala Bagh

Delhi: Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel reached the Parliament today with an urn carrying the soil of Jallianwala Bagh. He will handover the urn to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rajya Sabha passed the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill on November 19th.

Oppn protests in LS over disinvestment of PSUs, electoral bond

The opposition Congress on Thursday protested in Lok Sabha against privatisation of a few PSUs, including Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), and issuance of electoral bonds, terming the move as "big scams". However, Congress members returned to their seats after the protests and sloganeering in the Well of the House for about 15 minutes when Speaker Om Birla assured them that they will be allowed to raise issues during Zero Hour.

Sale of Electoral bonds have made corruption official: Congresssays in Lok Sabha

The opposition Congress on Thursday talked baout the sale of electoral bonds in the Lok Sabha.

Manish Tewari raised the issue during tehb zero hour in Lok Sabha, he said that the government went ahead with the scheme despite the Election Commission and Reserve Bank of India recommended against it.

Congress members later walked out of proceedings.

Under the electoral bonds scheme, the government has offered complete anonymity to those making donations. A donor could now anonymously buy a bond, and deposit it with the political party of his or her choice. (PTI)

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 p.m

Rajya Sabha to discus air pollution after it resumes

Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2 p.m, the upper house will discuss air pollution after it resumes.

'No proposal to make Right to Water fundamental right', says Jal Shakti Minister

Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat informed Lok Sabha that aren't any proposals make access to potable water a fundamental right. The minister no such proposal in underway during the question hour.

Replying to a question raised by BJP member Hema Malini, he added that the government has initiated a scheme to provide piped water to every rural household.

Comprehensive air plan for Delhi NCR has been developed, says Prakash Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar in Rajya Sabha: In order to abate and control air pollution in Delhi NCR, we have undertaken several initiatives. A high level task force was constituted under the chairmanship of the Principal Secy to the PM. Regular review meetings have been held. A comprehensive air plan for Delhi NCR has been developed identifying the timelines and implementing agencies for actions delineated. Centre has notified a graded response action plan for Delhi NCR for different levels of pollution

Vijay Goel shows masks, air purifier pictures during debate on Air Pollution

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh says 'you cannot display all these objects in the house' after BJP MP Vijay Goel shows masks, mineral water bottles,air purifier pictures and Delhi Govt advertisements during debate on Air Pollution.

Rajya Sabha marshals spotted without military-style caps

Rajya Sabha marshals on Thursday were seen without their military-style caps as part of the ongoing review of their new uniforms which had invited criticism from some ex-Army officers and opposition leaders, reported PTI

Uniforms of Rajya Sabha marshals were restyled from traditional Indian attire comprising turbans to dark navy blue and olive green military-style outfits with caps.

As soon as the House assembled to take up the Zero Hour, some members from opposition benches pointed out to the change.

To this Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu remarked, "As I have said, nothing reflects like Army...(the review) process is on".

Have demanded monkey safari in Mathura, says Hema Malini

Farmers should not be blamed for stubble burning: AAP member Bhagwant Mann and Apna Dal leader Anupriya Patel

AAP member Bhagwant Mann and Apna Dal leader Anupriya Patel on Thursday said in Lok Sabha that farmers should not be blamed for stubble burning, considered as one of the main reasons for air pollution in the national capital region, and demanded that they should be encouraged to grow crops which do not leave stubble, reports PTI.

They also said that the government should explore ways of using stubble in biogas and cardboard manufacturing to encourage farmers to sell it.

Participating in a discussion on "air pollution and climate change", Mann said farmers should be encouraged to grow crops including pearl millet (bajra) and sunflower as they do not leave stubble after harvest.

He said farmers grow crops which leave stubble as they get minimum support price (MSP). If the government announces a reasonable MSP on pearl millet and sunflower, then farmers would be encouraged to cultivate it, Mann, who represents Sangrur in Punjab, said.

Patel said stubble can be used for biogas and cardboard manufacturing and farmers should be encouraged to sell it.

No final decision on merger of UGC and AICTE: Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

No final decision has been taken yet on merging the University Grants Commission and the All India Council of Technical Education, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said on Thursday.

"Till now no final decision has been taken on this issue," Nishank said in response to a written question in Rajya Sabha.

Air pullution a perennial issue, Delhi-Punjab debate misses the larger point: Shashi Tharoor

“The Delhi-Punjab debate misses the larger point that it is a perennial issue which bothers the whole country. Our GDP would be higher if we dealt with the issue of our air pollution," Tharoor said.

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