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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla wishes PM Modi on his birthday

The ongoing monsoon session of Parliament has reached its fourth day. The session has already seen the defence minister address Lok Sabha on China and SP Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan slamming BJP Lok Sabha MP Ravi Kishan for his comments on alleged drug abuse in the film industry.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Sep 18, 2020 00:04 IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla wishes PM Modi on his birthday
Parliament House

Two days after he addressed the Lok Sabha on the issue of Chinese aggression across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, defence minister Rajnath Singh will on Thursday speak in the Rajya Sabha on the issue.

Besides this, discussions will also take place in the Upper House on National Education Policy (NEP), the Goods and Services Tax (GST), economy and environment.

Both houses of Parliament were adjourned in March due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and have resumed with strict protocols in place. However, already two dozen MPs have tested positive for the virus. On Wednesday, transport minister Nitin Gadkari announced that he, too, has tested positive. He had attended the session on Monday and was seated in the front row for a brief moment.

Follow the live updates here:

04:51 PM IST

Will you bring everything under the ambit of Parliament? asks Ranveet Singh in Lok Sabha

If we talk about the provisions... it is not your domain, why are you dealing with it? Why does the state legislative assemblies exist then? Will you bring everything under the ambit of Parliament?: Congress' Ravneet Singh in Lok Sabha Agriculture Bill

04:41 PM IST

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla wishes PM Modi on his birthday

I wish Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday today, on behalf of the House. I pray for his good health, long life, and that he keeps working in the service of the country: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

03:32 PM IST

Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned

Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned till 4 PM.

02:26 PM IST

Opposition parties protest demanding GST payment to states

12:50 PM IST

"Amassing of troops by China against bilateral agreements"

"China's amassing of troops goes against 1993 and 1996 agreements. Respecting and strictly observing LAC is needed for peace and tranquility in border areas. While we strictly abide by it, this is not reciprocated by China," says defence minister.

12:43 PM IST

"Our armed forcces showed sayyam but also displayed shaurya"

Defence minister Rajnath Singh says in RS: Conduct of our armed forces shows that while they maintained 'sayyam' in face of provocative actions, they also equally displayed 'shaurya' when required to protect territorial integrity of India.

12:32 PM IST

"Any attempt to unilaterally change status quo not acceptable to us"

It was made clear to China that any unilateral action to change status quo is not acceptable to us: Defence minister in Rajya Sabha

12:30 PM IST

China has increased troop strength across LAC: Rajnath

Since April, China has increased its troop strength across LAC. In May, its actions led to faceoff situation between two sides. It tried to transgress across several points across LAC but was foiled by our troops

12:26 PM IST

"Bilateral ties have grown since 1988"

Both have several agreements to maintain peace and tranquility. Since 1988, the bilateral relations between both countries have grown, says defence minister.

12:25 PM IST

Defence minister speaks on China in RS

China calls 90,000 squakre kilometres of land in Arunachal Pradesh as its own, says Rajnath Singh.

12:18 PM IST

"India making efforts just like other countries"

12:15 PM IST

Health minister speaks in RS on Covid-19

"Deaths in Brazil and Spain 11 times than those in India. Our mortality rate is the lowest in the world," says health minister Harsh Vardhan

11:27 AM IST

'Govt wasted golden months to stop Covid-19," says Congress

"Govt wasted golden months to stop Covid-19. WHO had sounded a warning in December 2019. As China is our neighbouring country, we should have been alert first. Rahul Gandhi had also alerted that an epidemic was looming over us," says Congress Rajya Sabha MP Ghulam Nabi Azad.

10:58 AM IST

Congress moves adjournment motion in LS over agricultural policies

Congress MP Manickam Tagore has given adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss the agriculture policies in the country

10:57 AM IST

SAD to protest in both Houses against agricultural bills

We will protest against agriculture bills in both the houses of Parliament. We are an independent party, the alliance does not mean that we have to agree with whatever BJP says: SAD's Balwinder Bhunder

First published: Sep 17, 2020 07:57 IST