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Lok Sabha passes The Taxation and Other Laws Bill

Parliament Monsoon Session 2020: Marking the first working weekend, the MPs on Saturday will participate in passing of key legislations related to Covid-19 epidemics act, taxation and traded unions.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Sep 19, 2020 23:08 IST
Lok Sabha passes The Taxation and Other Laws Bill
A view of the Parliament House in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, September 13, 2020. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)

On day 6 of Monsoon session in the parliament, several key legislations are expected to be discussed and passed today. In the Rajya Sabha, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will push amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy code and union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan is expected to raise amendments made to The Epidemic diseases amendment bill 2020 and get them cleared. In the Lok Sabha, bills such as Industrial Relations Code, 2020 and The Occupational Safety, Health And Working Conditions Code, 2020 are expected to be introduced today. The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2020, The National Forensic Sciences University Bill, 2020 and The Rashtriya Raksha University Bill, 2020 are also awaiting clearance which is expected to be given today.

08:57 PM IST

Lok Sabha passes The Taxation and Other Laws Bill

Lok Sabha passes The Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Bill, 2020.

06:05 PM IST

Govt ready to curtail Monsoon Session but wants new bills passed

Government said it is ready to curtail the ongoing Monsoon session as early as Wednesday but we need to pass these bills. Centre's decisions comes after several parties during a meeting on Saturday asked to wrap up Monsoon session in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases.

05:08 PM IST

Like China, we need to hold talks with other neighbour country as well: Farooq Abdullah in LS

Like we are talking to China to resolve issues, we need to hold talks with the other neighbour country as well. People are dying every day, border skirmishes are on a rise. We need to find some solution: Farooq Abdullah, National Conference MP in Lok Sabha

05:07 PM IST

No progress in Jammy and Kashmir, says Farooq Abdullah, National Conference MP in Lok Sabha

No progress is taking place in Jammu & Kashmir. People there do not have access to 4G facility, how are they going to grow in the present time when the rest of the country has access to every facility on the internet: Farooq Abdullah, National Conference MP in Lok Sabha

04:42 PM IST

LS floor leaders likely to meet to discuss shortening Monsoon session: Report

Lok Sabha floor leaders of different parties likely to meet later in the day to discuss curtailment of Monsoon Session of Parliament, news agency PTI reported citing sources.

04:15 PM IST

We demand the release of all 230 political leaders who are still in detention in J&K: TMC MP in Lok Sabha

The situation in Jammu and Kashmir, even after one year of abrogation of Article 370, is causing concern. We demand the release of all 230 political leaders who are still in detention in J&K: TMC MP Saugata Ray in Lok Sabha

03:48 PM IST

Union Labour Minister introduces New Labour Code in LS

Union Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar introduces New Labour Code in Lok Sabha.

01:41 PM IST

Rajya Sabha passes Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill 2020

Rajya Sabha passes Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill 2020 with the voice vote.

The house has been adjourned for the day.

01:17 PM IST

House extends the session

The Rajya Sabha decides to extend the proceeding until the Epidemic Diseases is passed.

01:01 PM IST

M Shanmugam raises migrants issue in the Rajya Sabh

MP from DMK party, M Shanmugam raises migrants issue in the Rajya Sabha.

"Labourers cannot be treated as a commodity," he says in the upper house of parliament.

12:29 PM IST

MP Saroj Pandey speaks in favour of the bill

Speaking in favour of the bill, MP Saroj Pandey of the BJP said, the ordinance was brought out in view of the several attacks on healthcare professionals.

12:06 PM IST

Congress MP K Suresh gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha

Congress MP K Suresh gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over 'compensation package for families of those who died due to Covid-19, from the existing corpus of funds'

12:06 PM IST

Discussion over Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020 underway

Discussion over Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020 underway as the health minister moves the motion.

"Many medical professionals associated with healthcare were either insulted or hurt, after doing their duty with dedication when they returned to their homes. They were not allowed to enter societies. When they went for surveillance, they were beaten. All this had reduced the morale of the healthcare workers," the health minister said in opening remarks.

"There was a need for a legislation at the central level so that there is a prohibitory mechanism to put an end to such activities," he also said.

11:37 AM IST

Rajya Sabha gives nod to bill for second amendment of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

Rajya Sabha passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill (Second Amendment), 2020, with the voice vote.

10:59 AM IST

Sonal Mansingh, Neeraj Shekhar give Zero Hour notices in Rajya Sabha

BJP MPs Sonal Mansingh and Neeraj Shekhar gave Zero Hour notices in the Rajya Sabha on Saturday.

While Mansingh gave the notice over the demand to provide support to artists facing a hard time due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Shekhar gave it demanding the inclusion of Bhojpuri in Schedule 8 of the Constitution.

First published: Sep 19, 2020 08:46 IST