Congress, opposition parties walk out of RS after Naidu rejects demand to revoke suspension of 12 MPs

Congress, opposition parties walk out of RS after Naidu rejects demand to revoke suspension of 12 MPs

New Delhi: Members of Congress and other opposition parties on Tuesday staged a walkout from Rajya Sabha after Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu justified the suspension of 12 MPs for the entire winter session of Parliament, saying they haven’t shown any remorse for their act of sacrilege of the House in the previous session in August. […]

Over 37k hectares okayed for tree plantation under National Afforestation Programme, govt tells LS

Over 37k hectares okayed for tree plantation under National Afforestation Programme, govt tells LS

NEW DELHI: Over 37,000 hectares of land has been approved for tree plantation under National Afforestation Programme (NAP), the Centre’s scheme for the development of forest areas, the Environment Ministry informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Minister of State for Environment Ashwini Kumar Choubey said the ministry has been making constant efforts to increase forest […]

Long live ‘debate-less’ parliamentary democracy: Chidambaram’s dig at government

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram took a dig at the government on Tuesday over the repeal of the farm laws without a debate in Parliament, saying “long live debate-less parliamentary democracy”. Parliament on Monday passed the bill to repeal the three contentious agricultural laws at the centre of protests by farmers for over […]

India reports 6,990 new Covid cases; active infections decline to 1,00,543

NEW DELHI: India logged 6,990 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 551 days, taking the country’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,87,822, while the active cases have declined to 1,00,543, the lowest in 546 days, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Tuesday. The death toll climbed to 4,68,980 with 190 fresh […]

10,645 applied for Indian citizenship in 5 years, 4,177 granted: Govt

New Delhi: A total of 4,177 people were granted Indian citizenship during the last five years, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai also said that as many as 10,645 people have applied for Indian citizenship in the last five years including 227 from the US, 7,782 from […]

96 per cent doses administered since May 1 were at government centres, just 4 per cent at private facilities, RS told

NEW DELHI: As much as 96 per cent (101.27 crore) of the total Covid vaccine doses administered in the country since May 1 were given at government centres, while just four per cent (4.07 crore) were at private facilities, Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday. As on 28th November, 78.19 crore beneficiaries (estimated 83.3 per cent […]

India reports 8,309 new Covid cases, 236 more deaths

India reports 8,309 new Covid cases, 236 more deaths

Active cases decline to 1,03,859 New Delhi: With 8,309 people testing positive for the coronavirus infection in a day, India’s tally of Covid cases rose to 3,45,80,832, while the active cases have declined to 1,03,859, the lowest in 544 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The death toll has climbed […]

Govt ready to discuss all issues, answer all questions: Modi

Govt ready to discuss all issues, answer all questions: Modi

New Delhi: Ahead of the Winter Session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the government is ready to discuss all issues and answer all questions but the dignity of Parliament and the Chair should be maintained. Speaking with reporters, he said citizens want Parliament to debate on issues of national interest and find ways […]

12 opposition members suspended from RS for remaining part of Winter Session

Among the suspended members, six are from the Congress New Delhi: Twelve opposition members in Rajya Sabha, including Congress MP Chhaya Verma, Shiv Sena’s Priyanka Chaturvedi and TMC’s Dola Sen, were on Monday suspended for the remaining part of the Winter Session for their misconduct and unruly behaviour during the last session. Among the suspended […]

Repealing of farm laws without discussion shows govt ‘terrified’: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the repealing of the three farm laws without debate shows that the government is “terrified” of having a discussion and knows that it has done something wrong. After Parliament passed ‘The Farm Laws Repeal Bill’ to rescind the three contentious agri laws against which farmers […]

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