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RS passes transgender persons bill 2019

Parliament Winter Session 2019, Constitution Day 2019: The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, seeks to provide a mechanism for social, economic and educational empowerment of transgenders

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: November 27, 2019 8:40:02 am
kolkata, pride walk, kolkata pride walk, 2016 kolkata pride walk, kolkata rainbow pride walk, LGBT pride walk, Kolkata rainbow walk, LGBT community kolkata, kolkata news, india news, latest news Transgender bill was today moved for consideration and passage in the Rajya Sabha by Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot. (File)

Parliament Winter Session 2019, Constitution Day 2019: The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill on protection of rights of transgenders after a motion to refer it to a Select Committee of the Upper House was defeated. The Lok Sabha had passed the Bill on August 5 this year.

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, seeks to provide a mechanism for social, economic and educational empowerment of transgenders and was moved for consideration and passage in the Rajya Sabha by Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot on November 20.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Parliament on the Constitution day during which he said, “The Constitution of India highlights both rights and duties of citizens. This is a special aspect of our Constitution. Let us think about how we can fulfil the duties mentioned in our Constitution.”

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20:23 (IST)26 Nov 2019
Lok Sabha adjourned

Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow  11 am. 

20:18 (IST)26 Nov 2019
RS adjourned till tomorrow 11 pm

The Upper House has been adjourned till tomorrow. The House passed two key bills today.  The National Institute of Design (Amendment) bill, 2019 and Transgender persons (protection of rights) bill 2019 were passed in the Rajya Sabha. 

17:33 (IST)26 Nov 2019
LS passes National Institute of Design(Amendment) bill, 2019

The National Institute of Design (Amendment) bill, 2019 was passed in the Lok Sabha today. 

16:11 (IST)26 Nov 2019
RS passes Transgender persons (protection of rights) bill 2019

Transgender persons (protection of rights) bill 2019 passed in  Rajya Sabha. 

14:26 (IST)26 Nov 2019
Govt plans to merge 2 UTs -- Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli; Bill introduced in LS

The government introduced in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday a Bill to merge two Union Territories -- Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli into one. The bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy. The move comes three months after Jammu and Kashmir was divided into two UTs -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

14:25 (IST)26 Nov 2019
Time citizens take duties seriously: Venkaiah Naidu

Entitlements come with duties and responsibilities, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday, noting that it is time citizens take their duties seriously. Addressing a joint sitting of Parliament to mark the Constitution Day in Central Hall of Parliament House, he said while it is absolutely necessary to defend Fundamental Rights relating to life, liberty, equality and freedom of expression, "it is time that we, as citizens, take our duties towards the nation seriously."

14:24 (IST)26 Nov 2019
Bill on unauthorised colonies in Lok Sabha

A bill which seeks to provide a legal framework to grant ownership rights to people living in unauthorised colonies in Delhi was in introduced in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri introduced the National Capital Territory of Delhi (Recognition of Property Rights of Residents in Unauthorised Colonies) Bill, 2019. The proposal to grant ownership rights is applicable to 1,797 identified unauthorised colonies spread over 175 square-km of the national capital inhabited by people from lower income groups.

13:32 (IST)26 Nov 2019
Cong not to protest in Parliament as SC order settled Maha issue for now: Party source

The Congress will not protest in Parliament over Maharashtra government formation as the Supreme Court's order to hold a floor test in the state assembly on Wednesday has settled the issue for now, party sources said on Tuesday. The sources also said the House Speaker will decide what action is to be taken on the complaint by two women Congress MPs who said that they were "manhandled" by marshals in the Lok Sabha when they were protesting in the Well of the House over Maharashtra government formation. (PTI)

12:53 (IST)26 Nov 2019
PM Narendra Modi: Constitution ‘unshakable’ despite efforts to bring it down

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said the spirit of the Constitution has been “steadfast” and “unshakable” even when there were efforts to bring it down. Addressing a joint session of Parliament on India’s 70th Constitution Day, he added the government has tried to move towards “one India” by making reforms within the ambit of the Constitution. Read More

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Lok Sabha Secretary General Snehlata Shrivastava at Parliament on Tuesday. (PTI)
12:50 (IST)26 Nov 2019
Oppn protest is a reminder that constitutional norms are being violated: Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister and Congress leader Dr. Manmohan Singh on Opposition boycotting joint session of Parliament on Constitution day: It is not a disservice to the Constitution. It's a reminder to everyone that the constitutional norms are being violated by the present establishment.

12:41 (IST)26 Nov 2019
Kovind: All MPs deserve appreciation for constitutional amendments passed during the last few years

"Therefore, if someone misconstrues the meaning of the freedom of speech and expression and is about to damage some public property, then another, who prevents him from indulging in such an act of violence and anarchy will be seen as a dutiful citizen. All Members of Parliament deserve appreciation for the several constitutional amendments passed during the last few years," Ram Nath Kovind adds.

12:40 (IST)26 Nov 2019
Rights and duties are two sides of the same coin: President Kovind

President Kovind says, "Rights and duties are two sides of the same coin. Our Constitution provides the fundamental right to ‘freedom of speech and expression’ and it also enjoins upon citizens the duty to safeguard public property and to abjure violence."

12:38 (IST)26 Nov 2019
Paying taxes on time, voting in elections part of duties of citizens: PM Modi

"Obeying traffic rules so that no one is inconvenienced is part of duties of a citizen. Also, paying taxes on time, voting in elections part of duties of citizens, " PM says on Constitution Day address to Joint Session of Parliament.

12:22 (IST)26 Nov 2019
President quotes Ambedkar, says 'success of Constitution depends on conduct of people and political parties

President Kovind also says, "While delivering his last speech in the Constituent Assembly on November 25, 1949, Dr Ambedkar had said that the success of the Constitution would depend upon the conduct of the people of India and the political parties. The illustrious makers of our Constitution had with complete devotion and honesty, envisioned to serve and work conscientiously while remaining free from fear or favour, affection or ill-will and bias. They would have been confident that their future generations, that is, all of us, will adopt these values with the same spontaneity and integrity, as they, themselves, did. I think, in the present times, we all need to introspect and reflect upon this."

12:19 (IST)26 Nov 2019
People should be complimented for respecting the Indian Constitution over the last 70 years: President Kovind

"The drafting committee of the Constituent Assembly, under the chairmanship of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, displayed unparalleled prudence, honesty, grit and diligence and gave final shape to the Constitution. The people of our country deserve to be complimented for the value and respect that the Indian Constitution has earned over the last 70 years," says President Kovind.

12:17 (IST)26 Nov 2019
Today, all members of Standing Committee of Parliament on Empowerment of Women are women: President Kovind

President Kovind says, "The election of 78 women members to 17th Lok Sabha, being the highest number of women members ever elected to this house, is a glorious achievement for our democracy. Today, all the members of the Standing Committee of Parliament on Empowerment of Women are women. This signifies an important social and political change reflective of a bright future."

12:15 (IST)26 Nov 2019
'Constitution of India' lies at the foundation of the world's largest democracy: President Kovind

President ram Nath Kovind says, "It was in 2015, the 125th birth anniversary year of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar that the Govt of India decided to celebrate Nov 26, as 'Constitution Day' every year. This is a commendable initiative to reiterate our gratitude to the chief architect of our Constitution. The 'Constitution of India' lies at the foundation of the world's largest democracy. This is the supreme law in the country’s democratic framework and it continuously guides us in our endeavors."

12:11 (IST)26 Nov 2019
President Ram Nath Kovind addresses the Parliament

President Ram Nath Kovind addresses the Parliament: I convey my warm greetings on the occasion of 70th anniversary of the adoption of the ‘Constitution of India’, to all of you, and to all our fellow citizens in India and abroad. Watch here:

11:59 (IST)26 Nov 2019
PM Modi pays tributes to those who lost lives in 26/11 terror attack

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament: I pay tribute to all those who lost their lives in the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai.

11:48 (IST)26 Nov 2019
Manmohan Singh at opposition protest outside Parliament

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at opposition protest outside Parliament.

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On the seventh day of the winter session of Parliament, several bills are scheduled to be tabled in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

In the lower house, Bills including the National Capital Territory of Delhi (Recognition of Property Rights of Residents in Unauthorised Colonies) Bill, 2019, the Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union Territories) Bill, 2019, the Industrial Relations Code, 2019, the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019, the National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill, 2019, and the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Bill, 2019 will be taken up for discussion.

While in the upper house, the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 will be moved by Union Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot and the Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2019 will be moved by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

On Monday, the Centre introduced the International Financial Authority Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha, which is aimed at establishing an international financial services centres (IFSCs) authority for regulating financial services in all such centres in the country. The Bill was introduced by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the lower house.

Also, the Citizenship Amendment Bill slated to be introduced in the current session of Parliament would not be a replica of the last Bill that lapsed with the term of the 16th Lok Sabha but would have some “additional clarifications”, providing some definitions regarding illegal immigrants and refugees to bring clarity on provisions of the Bill, according to a Home Ministry official. A contentious legislation, the Bill seeks to amend a 1955 law to allow Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan apply for Indian citizenship, while keeping out Muslims.

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