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Parliament winter session: The Winter session began on November 29 and is scheduled to conclude on December 23.

Parliament building in New Delhi (File Photo)

Updated on Dec 08, 2021 10:08 AM IST

Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

The ongoing Winter session of Parliament, entered day 8 on Wednesday, with proceedings in both Houses scheduled to commence at 11am. The session has thus far witnessed vociferous protests by the Opposition over issues such suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs, farmers protests and the recent civilian killings in Nagaland by the armed forces, which the Centre and the Army have both described as a case of ‘mistaken identity.’

The Winter session began on November 29 and will conclude on December 23. On the first day, the bill repealing the three contentious central agricultural laws was passed in both Houses. In an address to the nation on November 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the withdrawal of the laws.

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  • Dec 08, 2021 10:08 AM IST

    Cong MP gives adjournment motion notice to discuss China-Bhutan MoU

    Manish Tewari gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss Sino-Bhutan MoU on three-step resolution of boundary disputes, that he says, could lead to the transfer of strategically important territory of Doklam being transferred to China.

  • Dec 08, 2021 09:52 AM IST

    RJD gives adjournment motion notice in RS over Afspa

    RJD MP Manoj Jha gives suspension of business notice in Rajya Sabha under Rule 267 to discuss the repeal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (Afspa).


Debate on judges’ salaries, services bill among key legislative agenda for Wednesday

The Dam Safety Bill, 2019 will be introduced in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Union Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said a national policy on the safe management of dams had been pending for 40 years



The Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021 is also expected to be introduced in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
The Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021 is also expected to be introduced in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

Published on Dec 08, 2021 09:49 AM IST


Almost 1,700 crore spent on advertisements in three years: Centre

The Central government on Tuesday told the Parliament that it spent almost 1,700 crore on advertisements in print and electronic media between 2018 and 2021



For advertisements in electronic media, the government spent a total of <span class=
For advertisements in electronic media, the government spent a total of 193.52 crore in the last three years. (Hindustan Times Photo)

Updated on Dec 08, 2021 10:02 AM IST


SKM’s 5-member panel to meet today for ‘urgent meeting’ in Delhi

  • On Tuesday, the SKM said there was no consensus yet on ending the protests as the government has now repealed the three contentious legislations.


Farmers have been agitating at Delhi borders since November last year after the government enacted three legislations on agriculture.(HT Photo)
Farmers have been agitating at Delhi borders since November last year after the government enacted three legislations on agriculture.(HT Photo)

Published on Dec 08, 2021 09:26 AM IST


Mehbooba seeks removal of AFSPA from J&K, NE areas where militancy has reduced

She said that unlike the present NDA govt, the one led by former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee believed in dialogue and made Pakistan agree to find a solution through discussion after Kargil war



Mehbooba Mufti said that the delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir was being carried out with an agenda to benefit the BJP. (PTI/ File)
Mehbooba Mufti said that the delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir was being carried out with an agenda to benefit the BJP. (PTI/ File)

Updated on Dec 08, 2021 09:16 AM IST


India develops AESA radar to make IAF fighters more lethal

Project director D Seshagiri of Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) confirmed this and said that the developed AESA radar is 95% indigenous, with only one imported subsystem.



The AESA radar will be mounted on the radar cone of Su-30 MKI aircraft as well as carrier-based MiG-29 K fighters of the Indian military, according to Seshagiri.&nbsp;
The AESA radar will be mounted on the radar cone of Su-30 MKI aircraft as well as carrier-based MiG-29 K fighters of the Indian military, according to Seshagiri. 

Updated on Dec 08, 2021 07:28 AM IST


ED to question Jacqueline Fernandez over extortion case today

  • The summon notice was issued on December 6. According to her spokesperson, she is testifying before the agency as a witness.


Jacqueline Fernandez has been questioned at least twice by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the Sukesh Chandrashekhar case.
Jacqueline Fernandez has been questioned at least twice by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the Sukesh Chandrashekhar case.

Published on Dec 08, 2021 05:49 AM IST


Supreme Court tells Centre to decide on Rajiv Gandhi killer’s mercy plea

“This matter has been pending for a long time. Decide it. We will post it in January next year,” the Supreme Court told the Centre on a petition by former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi murder convict AG Perarivalan



AG Perarivalan, a murder convict in former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assasination, filed his mercy plea before the Tamil Nadu governor in December 2015. In January 2021, the governor forwarded the petition to the Centre on the ground that thcompetent authority to decide on Perarivalan’s remission was the President. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
AG Perarivalan, a murder convict in former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assasination, filed his mercy plea before the Tamil Nadu governor in December 2015. In January 2021, the governor forwarded the petition to the Centre on the ground that thcompetent authority to decide on Perarivalan’s remission was the President. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Published on Dec 08, 2021 01:15 AM IST


321 die cleaning sewers in 5 years: Govt to Lok Sabha

The government told Lok Sabha that there were no reports of manual scavengers being engaged in India at present



Manual scavenging is banned in India. The caste-based practice was proscribed in 1993, but activists allege it continues clandestinely and overtly. (Representation image)
Manual scavenging is banned in India. The caste-based practice was proscribed in 1993, but activists allege it continues clandestinely and overtly. (Representation image)

Updated on Dec 08, 2021 02:04 AM IST


4 BJP men held in Kerala for ‘provocative slogans’

The BJP workers, while participating in the rally organised last Wednesday to mark the 22nd anniversary of the murder of Yuvamorcha leader K T Jayakrishnan, had allegedly raised inflammatory slogans.



Police had registered a case against 20 BJP activists on the basis of a complaint lodged by various organisations. (PTI)
Police had registered a case against 20 BJP activists on the basis of a complaint lodged by various organisations. (PTI)

Published on Dec 08, 2021 12:41 AM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Kannur


Popular store chain in Tamil Nadu under-reported 1,000 crore sales: I-T

Though the department did not name the store, earlier I-T officials had told HT that their officials on December 1 were raiding Saravana Selvarathinam which has six stores across Tamil Nadu.



Earlier I-T officials had said their officials on December 1 were raiding Saravana Selvarathinam which has six stores across Tamil Nadu. (HT)
Earlier I-T officials had said their officials on December 1 were raiding Saravana Selvarathinam which has six stores across Tamil Nadu. (HT)

Published on Dec 08, 2021 12:41 AM IST


Hyderabad: 110-yr-old structure to be demolished for transit dorm

The heritage structure, Tipu Khan Sarai, popularly known as Nampally Sarai, located right in front of Nampally railway station closer to the state assembly building, is now being converted into a transit dorm, exclusively for women travellers coming to city from various parts of the state.



A senior official of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) familiar with the development said Nampally Sarai, which was completely in a dilapidated condition, would be demolished. (HT)
A senior official of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) familiar with the development said Nampally Sarai, which was completely in a dilapidated condition, would be demolished. (HT)

Published on Dec 08, 2021 12:40 AM IST

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