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Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar: ‘Surrogacy Bill was like putting the cart before the horse’

December 23, 2021 11:41 am

"Surrogacy cannot take place unless in-vitro fertilization takes place," said MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar on Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2021. Excerpts from the speech

Karti P Chidambaram: ‘LGBTQ population, single men must also have access to this tech’

December 23, 2021 3:19 am

"This law excludes many people, rather than it includes. When I have given you so many instances of unconventional births and unconventional unions in our Hindu epics, this law only allows married people to have access to this technology," Congress MP Karti P Chidambaram said about Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2021. Excerpts

Govt-Opposition keep up blame-game: 18 sittings in 24 days, session ends a day early

December 23, 2021 5:55 am

Beyond the numbers, the Opposition said the session showcased a bullying government that rammed through Bills, did not provide proper replies to questions, and a Prime Minister who did not bother to attend Parliament except for brief customary appearances on first and last days.

Decrypting crypto, today on Explained Live

December 22, 2021 4:07 am

As the liquidity measures announced by several developed economies begin to taper off, asset classes including cryptocurrencies are beginning to see a softening of prices.

House panel rejects demand for data protection provision in pesticide Bill

December 22, 2021 5:11 am

The Standing Committee on Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Food Processing, headed by BJP member P C Gaddigoudar, in its report said the non-inclusion of the data protection provision in the Bill will not only “protect” the domestic industry but also farmers.

Aadhaar linking done, common electoral roll next

December 22, 2021 6:29 pm

The Committee was given a presentation on the status of common electoral roll by Secretary, Legislative Department Reeta Vasishta and representatives of Election Commission.

RS clears Bill linking Aadhaar to voter roll, Opposition walks out

December 22, 2021 11:23 am

The amendment Bill, which was introduced by Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju, seeks to link Aadhaar to voter IDs to enable electoral registration officers to establish the identity of voters.

TMC MP Derek O'Brien suspended from Rajya Sabha for 'unruly behaviour'

December 21, 2021 6:51 pm

Derek O'Brien allegedly threw the Rajya Sabha Rule Book towards the Chair during the discussion on Election Laws (Amendment Bill) 2021.

Centre introduces Bill to link voter ID, Aadhaar cards amid protests by Opposition

December 20, 2021 1:12 pm

🔴 Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, while rejecting the Opposition MPs’ statements that the Bill would violate the fundamental rights of citizens, clarified that the Amendment was only meant to stop bogus and fraudulent voting.

Government invites leaders of 5 parties for talks, Opposition cries foul

December 20, 2021 7:04 am

🔴 TMC Rajya Sabha leader Derek O'Brien tweeted that the invite leaves out 10 Opposition parties. “...Failed stunt. ALL OPPN clear: first revoke arbitrary suspension,” he wrote.


Parliament Winter Session begins on stormy note

December 01, 2021 10:49 am

🔴The 25-day Winter Session of parliament, during which 36 bills are expected to be passed begins on a stormy note today.

In pictures: Another day of Parliament's Winter Session lost due to disruptions

January 04, 2019 6:42 am

The Lok Sabha was on Thursday adjourned for the day as members of the AIADMK and TDP continued to disrupt proceedings.

From umbrella to black dresses: See how opposition corners govt on black money in Parliament

November 27, 2014 5:07 pm

The BJP had promised to bring back black money from abroad within 100 days of coming to power.