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Parliament Highlights: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

Parliament LIVE: Following disruptions, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day, minutes after it began on Thursday.

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Parliament LIVE: Trinamool Congress has given notice under Rule 267 in Rajya Sabha to take up a discussion at 11 am today on ‘Jobs and unemployment of youth.‘ (Express photo: Ravi Kanojia)

The Lok Sabha Thursday managed to pass two bills before adjourning for the day amid protests by Opposition parties including Congress and TDP on various issues. Amid the uproar, the two bills which were passed were –
the Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 and the National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental
Retardation and Multiple Disabilities (Amendment) Bill, 2018.

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till tomorrow, minutes after it was convened. The upper house of Parliament was scheduled to discuss various bills including, the National Council for Teacher Education (Amend) Bill, Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (2nd Amend) Bill, Representation of the People (Amend) Bill, and the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill.

Thursday was the seventh working day of the Winter session which saw disruptions and adjournments over the Rafale jet seal, special status for Andhra Pradesh and protests over the proposed construction of a dam on the Cauvery river.

Both Houses had been adjourned on the first day of the session on December 11 after paying obituary references to
former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and some sitting members. Since December 12, proceedings have been marred amid the din.

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Parliament Highlights: The winter session of Parliament enters its 7th day on Thursday.

Lok sabha adjourns for the day after passing two bills

The Lok Sabha Thursday managed to pass two bills before adjourning for the day amid protests by Opposition parties including Congress and TDP on various issues.

Amid the uproar, the two bills which were passed were - the Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 and the National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities (Amendment) Bill, 2018.

Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 passed in Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha Thursday passed the Consumer Protection Bill, 2018. In August 2015, the Centre had introduced the Consumer Protection Bill in the Lok Sabha to repeal the 30-year-old Consumer Protection Act, 1986.

Lok Sabha discusses the Consumer Protection Bill

Lok Sabha discusses the Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 amid sloganeering.

Lok Sabha session reconvenes

Lok Sabha session has been reconvened.

AIADMK's plea for adjournment motion rejected

AIADMK's plea for adjournment motion against the construction of Cauvery dam was rejected by the speaker before the house was adjourned.

Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 PM

The House functioned for barely 10 minutes during the Question Hour when Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the proceedings till 2 pm.

Entire country agitated about the way the House is functioning: Venkaiah Naidu

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said all issues can be discussed and members should allow the House to function, PTI reported. "We
can discuss Rafale deal too. The government has given in writing that it has no objection to a discussion on Rafale."

"The entire country is agitated about the way the House is functioning. The whole country is watching," he said before adjourning the proceedings for the day.

Lok Sabha reconvenes

The lower house has resumed proceedings amid sloganeering.

YSR Congress Party stage protest

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day as opposition members protest over Rafale and Cauvery issues.

Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 PM

Lok Sabha was adjourned till noon as opposition members protest over Rafale and other issues.

As soon as the House met, the Congress, AIADMK and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) members trooped near the Speaker's podium and started sloganeering. Amidst disruptions, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan tried to conduct the Question Hour. But her attempts failed as the disruptions continued, following which the house was adjourned.

TDP MPs protest over their demands for Andhra Pradesh

AIADMK MPs protest in the Parliament premises

Bills to be considered in Rajya Sabha today

The upper house of the parliament is scheduled to discuss various bills including, the National Council for Teacher Education (Amend) Bill, Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (2nd Amend) Bill, Representation of the People (Amend) Bill, and the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill.

Bills to be considered in Lok Sabha today

In Lok Sabha, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is expected to move the Triple Talaq bill for consideration. Also, Union minister Thawar Chand Gehlot will move a Bill to amend the Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999. The bill was earlier passed in the upper house and will be taken into consideration today in the Lok Sabha.

The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill is also to be discussed today.

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Parliament LIVE: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday announced that December 24 and 26 will be a holiday for the House to give an extended weekend break for Christmas celebrations.

Despite a shaky start to Lok Sabha proceedings on Wednesday, the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 prohibiting commercial surrogacy was passed. The legislation was termed "historic" by Union Health Minister J P Nadda, he said the bill was drafted “keeping the Indian ethos in mind and to stop India from becoming a hub of commercial surrogacy.”

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday announced that December 24 and 26 will be a holiday for the House to give an extended weekend break for Christmas celebrations. When the upper house met for the day, he mentioned that requests have been received for declaring December 24 and December 26 as a holiday.

With these two holidays, the winter session of Parliament that began on December 11 and was slated to have 20 sitings have been now reduced to 18.

Proceeding in both house of the parliament continue to be disrupted over separate issues. On Wednesday, While the AIADMK and DMK members raised the Cauvery issue, Congress members sought a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Rafale deal.