Parliament LIVE: Winter session likely to end today, a day before schedule

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Parliament Winter Session: The session began on November 29, and was scheduled to conclude on December 23.

Parliament complex in New Delhi (File photo)

Updated on Dec 22, 2021 08:59 AM IST

By, New Delhi

The ongoing winter session of Parliament, which commenced on November 29, entered day 18 on Wednesday, and is likely to conclude today, a day before its scheduled conclusion on December 23.

Also Read | Winter session of Parliament likely to conclude today

On Tuesday, the Rajya Sabha passed, through a voice vote and amid opposition protests, the bill to link Aadhaar with voter ID, a day after the reform was approved in the Lok Sabha.

Also Read | Electoral reform bill to link Aadhaar, Voter ID gets Rajya Sabha approval

The Lower House, on the other hand, witnessed a heated discussion on the bill which aims to raise the minimum marriageable age, from the current 18 to 21, for women. The legislation, which was introduced on Monday, was then sent to a parliamentary committee for scrutiny.

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AQI ‘very poor’ in Delhi, slips to ‘critical’ in Noida: Check details

On Tuesday, Delhi’s air quality deteriorated to 402, in the severe zone. On Monday, the average 24-hour AQI was 332, in the ‘very poor’ category. Senior IMD scientists said that with a western disturbance expected to impact Delhi and its neighbouring states from December 22.



A truck mounted with an anti-smog gun is being used to spray water droplets to curb air pollution in New Delhi. (Amal KS/HT Photo)
A truck mounted with an anti-smog gun is being used to spray water droplets to curb air pollution in New Delhi. (Amal KS/HT Photo)

Published on Dec 22, 2021 08:42 AM IST


Railway engineer in Bihar tries to sell vintage steam engine as scrap, suspended

The police are still trying to trace the material. Alok Agrawal, DRM of Samastipur Division under East Central Railway said strict action will be taken against the accused.



The matter involves a metre gauge steam engine stationed in Purnia for public display.(Representative Photo)
The matter involves a metre gauge steam engine stationed in Purnia for public display.(Representative Photo)

Published on Dec 22, 2021 08:10 AM IST


Winter session of Parliament likely to conclude today

  • With the government completing most of its legislative agenda, there is a likelihood that Parliament could be adjourned sine die on Wednesday, the news agency reported quoting sources.


An official bulletin on Friday said the farm repeal bill will come to the Lok Sabha on the opening day of the winter session of Parliament on November 29. (Archive)
An official bulletin on Friday said the farm repeal bill will come to the Lok Sabha on the opening day of the winter session of Parliament on November 29. (Archive)

Updated on Dec 22, 2021 06:35 AM IST


LIVE: ‘Anti-national’ not defined in Statutes, Govt tells Parliament

  • Breaking news updates December 22, 2021: Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.


Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.
Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.

Updated on Dec 22, 2021 08:19 AM IST


Online gaming: Karnataka high court to hear case today for disposal

Earlier this month, Rajya Sabha member and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushil Kumar Modi demanded on the floor of the House that the government should regulate the online gaming industry and impose a uniform tax on it.



According to the All-India Gaming Federation Report, the online gaming sector touched $1 billion in 2020.(Representative Photo)
According to the All-India Gaming Federation Report, the online gaming sector touched $1 billion in 2020.(Representative Photo)

Published on Dec 22, 2021 05:20 AM IST


Instagram row: Actor Kangana Ranaut to appear before Mumbai Police today

The Instagram post was made on November 21. An FIR was filed against Kangana Ranaut for hurting religious sentiments through it. She moved the Bombay high court seeking the FIR be quashed. 



Kangana Ranaut is facing the heat for making a controversial post on Instagram about the farmers' protest. (AFP File Photo)
Kangana Ranaut is facing the heat for making a controversial post on Instagram about the farmers’ protest. (AFP File Photo)

Published on Dec 22, 2021 05:14 AM IST


National Mathematics Day: Celebrating Srinivasa Ramanujan’s birthday

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had in 2012 announced December 22 as National Mathematics Day, while paying tribute to Ramanujan in Chennai. Since then, the day is celebrated as National Mathematics Day every year.



Srinavasa Ramanujan was born on December 22, 1887, in Tamil Nadu’s Erode.
Srinavasa Ramanujan was born on December 22, 1887, in Tamil Nadu’s Erode.

Published on Dec 22, 2021 05:08 AM IST


India has ‘holy cows’ grazing everywhere, says Madras HC

India has “holy cows” grazing from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to Vadipatti in Tamil Nadu and one dare not poke fun at them, the Madras HC has said.



All over the country, national security happens to be the ‘ultimate holy cow’, Madras HC said.
All over the country, national security happens to be the ‘ultimate holy cow’, Madras HC said.

Updated on Dec 22, 2021 06:32 AM IST


Gujarat woman set on fire over her puppy’s name

A woman was seriously injured after she was set on fire allegedly by one of her neighbours who was angry over the similarity between the name of her puppy and the nickname of the wife of one of the attackers in Gujarat.



Bharwad accused Sarvaiya of deliberately naming the puppy after his wife, Gujarat police said.
Bharwad accused Sarvaiya of deliberately naming the puppy after his wife, Gujarat police said.

Updated on Dec 22, 2021 03:37 AM IST

ByPress Trust of India, Bhavnagar


4 bills sent to Parliament panels, winter session set to end today

The winter session of Parliament that started on November 29, is set to end on Wednesday after completing the debate on the Appropriation Bill in the Upper House, said people aware of developments.



The Narendra Modi government referred four out of six contentious bills to parliamentary panels, stalled one but passed another quickly in the politically-charged winter session that saw major protests. (PTI)
The Narendra Modi government referred four out of six contentious bills to parliamentary panels, stalled one but passed another quickly in the politically-charged winter session that saw major protests. (PTI)

Updated on Dec 22, 2021 03:41 AM IST


Akali leader Majithia booked by Punjab Police in drugs case

Former Punjab minister and senior Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia (46) has been booked by the Punjab Police in a drugs case, prompting immediate accusations that the ruling Congress is trying to settle political scores ahead of assembly election early next year.



Senior Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia has been booked by the Punjab Police in a drugs case.
Senior Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia has been booked by the Punjab Police in a drugs case.

Updated on Dec 22, 2021 03:43 AM IST


Amit Shah chairs meeting on cybercrime awareness

The meeting focussed on the progress made in responding to cybercrime threats over the last seven years with a focus on the initiatives launched to spread awareness against the rising number of cases.



During the meeting, Amit Shah also highlighted that 40% of the work to make analytical tools against cybercrimes has been completed and efforts are being made to train police and lawyers to prevent cybercrimes. (PTI)
During the meeting, Amit Shah also highlighted that 40% of the work to make analytical tools against cybercrimes has been completed and efforts are being made to train police and lawyers to prevent cybercrimes. (PTI)

Updated on Dec 22, 2021 03:45 AM IST

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