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Sunday, Dec 08, 2019

Its high time we stop politicising the issue of air pollution: Gautam Gambhir

Congress raised slogans seeking reasons behind removal of SPG cover of the Gandhis'. BSP MP Danish Ali raises JNU issue.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Nov 19, 2019 18:32 IST
Its high time we stop politicising the issue of air pollution: Gautam Gambhir
Parliament Winter session enters Day 2

The second day of the winter session of the Parliament saw heated exchanges between the Opposition and the Centre on removal of SPG cover of the Gandhis'.

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned by the Upper House Chairman and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu after few lawmakers started raising the JNU issue, as the former had earlier requested to pay attention to important matters at hand.

Nishikant Dubey, BJP MP from Jharkhand raised the issue of cyber crime and left-wing extremism affecting several parts of Jharkhand while TMC MP Pratima Mandal raised the issue of gender neutral toilets for transgenders. Tapir Gao, BJP lawmaker from Arunachal expressed his concern over Chinese aggression and asked the government to help prevent Doklam-like situations from happening. Discussion will continue in the Lok Sabha on the Bill designed to further amend the Chit Funds Act, 1982, as finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will look to move the Bill. The second day of the winter session of the Parliament will see Union minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan move the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 along with the motion to further amend the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 in the Rajya Sabha. He will also seek to withdraw the National Commission for Human Resources for Health Bill, 2011 in the Upper House.

06:32 PM IST

Lok Sabha has been adjourned till tomorrow

Lok Sabha has been adjourned till tomorrow after proceedings of the day concluded.

06:26 PM IST

The state is that of a climate emergency - Delhi is the worst affected: Gautam Gambhir

The state is that of a climate emergency - Delhi is the worst affected. The state can no longer get away with gimmick like Odd-Even and banning construction sites. We need long term sustainable solutions&stop the blame game. It's time to own up and act responsibly: Gautam Gambhir

06:25 PM IST

Its high time we stop politicising the issue of air pollution: Gautam Gambhir

The topic of discussion is something that affects everyone irrespective of our caste, creed, age and religion. It's affecting us while we stand and talk about it in Parliament. It's high time we stop politicising this issue: Gautam Gambhir

06:14 PM IST

Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till tomorrow

Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till tomorrow.

06:14 PM IST

Om Birla expresses displeasure over absence of Parliament officers and staff in the House

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has expressed displeasure over absence of Parliament officers and staff during important discussions or sittings in the House. He has also issued notice to them asking for reply.

06:13 PM IST

Freedom struggle began when thousands of people faced bullets and shed their blood: Sudhanshu Trivedi

Thousands of people sacrificed their lives at Jallianwala Bagh. In future, it should be never said that we attained independence without shedding a single drop of blood.

We'll never have to say that we gained freedom without 'khadag, dhaal', the freedom struggle began when thousands of people faced bullets and shed their blood: Sudhanshu Trivedi, BJP, in Rajya Sabha, on Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill

05:32 PM IST

All Arvind Kejriwal has given to Delhi for free is, pollution: Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma

For last 4.5 years the Delhi CM kept saying that the Prime Minister doesn't let him work, the Delhi Lieutenant Governor doesn't let him work. In the last 6 months everyone is letting him work, he is distributing everything for free.


All he has given to Delhi for free is, pollution: Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma, BJP, in Lok Sabha

05:13 PM IST

When we have a 'Swachh Bharat mission', can't we have a 'Swachh hawa mission'?: Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar

When we have a 'Swachh Bharat mission', can't we have a 'Swachh hawa mission'? Shouldn't we be ensured the right to breath clean air?...In Delhi we might be staring at a situation of mass asphyxia: Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar

05:11 PM IST

Out of the 10 most polluted cities in the world, 9 are in India: Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar

Out of the 10 most polluted cities in the world, 9 are in India. It is quite unnerving that a foreign Premier of a country who was on a visit to India, made an adverse comment. I would like to draw govt's attention towards it: Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, TMC, in Lok Sabha

04:52 PM IST

Rajya Sabha passes The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill

Rajya Sabha passes The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill.

04:51 PM IST

Debate on pollution underway in the Lok Sabha

Debate on pollution underway in the Lok Sabha. Out of the 7 BJP MPs from Delhi, Ramesh Bidhuri & Hans Raj Hans are not present in the House while Union Minister and MP Dr Harsh Vardhan is speaking in the Rajya Sabha on the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019.

04:14 PM IST

There should be a committee to look into pollution and climate change: Manish Tewari

Just like there are standing committees such as Committee on Public Undertakings and Estimates Committee, there should be a committee to look into pollution and climate change: Manish Tewari

03:57 PM IST

It's not only about air pollution; our rivers are also polluted today: Manish Tewari

It's important that today this House gives a message to the nation that this (House), comprising the people whom they chose as their representatives, is sensitiveand serious about this issue. It's not only about air pollution; our rivers are also polluted today: Manish Tewari

03:56 PM IST

When the pollution issue occurs every year in Delhi then why is it that no voice is raised from government and this House over this?: Manish Tewari

When the pollution issue occurs every year in Delhi then why is it that no voice is raised from government and this House over this? Why do people need to knock the doors of the Supreme Court every year over this issue? It is a matter of grave concern: Manish Tewari

03:51 PM IST

Pollution not limited to capital: Cong's Manish Tewari

Pollution not limited to capital: Congress' Manish Tewari

First published: Nov 19, 2019 09:52 IST