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Highlights: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

The 18-day long session is slated to conclude on October 1 and is being held amid many firsts, including sitting of the two Houses in shifts without any off day, entry only to those having a negative Covid-19 report and compulsory wearing of masks during the session.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Sep 16, 2020 19:29 IST
Highlights: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day
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On third day of monsoon session, Rajya Sabha held discussion on Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill 2020 and passed the bill by voice vote.

A heated discussion on Covid-19 was held in the upper house of Parliament during which various leaders raised points regarding migrant workers and the lockdown imposed by the government.

The health minister will respond to the question raised in today's session on Thursday

With various precautionary measures at place, the monsoon session of Parliament commenced from Monday amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 18-day long session is slated to conclude on October 1 and is being held amid many firsts, including sitting of the two Houses in shifts without any off day, entry only to those having a negative Covid-19 report and compulsory wearing of masks during the session.

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12:05 PM IST

'Those who light candles at India Gate don't like the lighting of diyas'

"Those who light candles at India Gate don't like the lighting of diyas in honour of those fighting Covid," says BJP MP Sahasrabuddhe.


"We should stay way from the politics of ridicule," he also said

12:04 PM IST

We should not politicise the issue of Covid-19: MP Jaya Bachchan

We should not politicise the issue of Covid-19, says Samaajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan .

11:47 AM IST

None of the chief ministers opposed lockdown: BJP MP

"None of the chief ministers in about 15 meetings with the prime minister and other Ministers ever said the lockdown should be opposed," says BJP MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe to Anand Sharma in response to his criticism of Covid-19 lockdown.

Hope Anand Sharma would give some policy suggestions, since the Congress is in power in over three States, he also said.

11:27 AM IST

Uproar in Parliament over Covid-19 discussion timing

Uproar in Parliament over the time allotted for the discussion on Covid-19.

11:28 AM IST

Congress asks for scientific basis of the number presented by health minister

What is the scientific basis of the numbers presented by the health minister, the house must be informed, asks Congress MP Anand Sharma.

Speaking in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, the health minister had said that the countrywide lockdown prevented approximately 14 lakh to 29 lakh cases of Covid-19 and 37,000 to 78,000 deaths.

11:23 AM IST

Discussion on Covid-19 begins in Rajya Sabha

Discussion on Covid-19 begins in Rajya Sabha. The upper house chairman Venkaiah Naidu says it is a larger issue and asks MoS Home Affairs to be present, apart from the health minister.


The Dr Harsh Vardhan will respond tomorrow.

11:06 AM IST

Rajya Sabha passes Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill 2020

Rajya Sabha passes Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill 2020 by voice vote.

11:09 AM IST

'Jamnagar Institute of Ayurveda deserves status of national importance,' says health minister

We can most objectively certify that the Jamnagar Institute of Ayurveda in Gujarat deserves the status of 'national importance' under the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill 2020, says health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in response to leaders questioning the decision.


"Right now there are 103 institutes of national importance, but none for ayurveda. There is no bias. The Jamnagar institute is the oldest set up by the government and only collaborating institution for WHO," said the health minister.

10:55 AM IST

Rajya Sabha discusses 'Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill 2020'

Rajya Sabha takes up 'Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill 2020' for discussion.

10:18 AM IST

Rajya Sabha to hold a discussion on health minister's Covid-19 statement

Rajya Sabha to hold a discussion today on the statement made by Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, a day earlier regarding Covid-19 pandemic and the steps taken by the Government.

10:05 AM IST

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has given Adjournment Motion notice

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has given Adjournment Motion notice in Lok Sabha over the issue of 'Chinese surveillance on political leaders and key officials.'

This is the second time Chowdhury has moved the adjournment motion notice on the same.

09:42 AM IST

Congress MP KC Venugopal gives Zero Notice on 'Chinese surveillance' issue

Congress MP KC Venugopal gives Zero Notice on the 'Chinese surveillance on the thousands of Indians including politicians' issue in Rajya Sabha as he demands the government to address the matter.


"As per a media report, a Shenzhen based tech company with links to Chinese govt is tracking over 10,000 Indians in its global database of foreign targets. I want to know from the govt if it has taken note of it. If so, what actions have been taken?" says Venugopal.

09:24 AM IST

J&K PDP MP gives in Zero Hour notice over MPLADS funds

Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) MP Nazeer Ahmad Laway gave a Zero Hour notice in the Rajya Sabha over the issue of MPLADS funds and the poor condition of the national highway from Jammu to Srinagar.

09:04 AM IST

RJD MP Manoj Jha gives Zero Hour notice over Covid-19 situation

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Manoj Jha has given zero hour notice in Rajya Sabha over 'Covid-19 and its impacts on the migrant workforce'.

08:43 AM IST

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut gives Zero Hour notice over national security concern

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Wednesday gave a Zero Hour notice in the Rajya Sabha over the proposed privatisation of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), Maharashtra and concerns over national security.

First published: Sep 16, 2020 06:49 IST