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Thursday, 17 September 2020

Parliament LIVE Updates: Rajnath Singh to address Rajya Sabha on Ladakh standoff, members to discuss COVID-19 situation

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Rajya Sabha Latest Updates

House to continue discussion on COVID-19 response

The Upper House will continue its discussion on the coronavirus pandemic and India's response.

The discussion was started on Wednesday, with many Opposition MPs lashing out at the Centre's delayed and lacking response to the virus. Many blamed the government for ignoring the COVID-19 response to ensure Donald Trump's India visit went smoothly, while others said the Centre has not given the efforts by states due credit.

09:14 (IST)

Lok Sabha Latest Updates

Bills for consideration and passage

-The Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020.
-The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020

09:13 (IST)

Rajya Sabha Latest Updates

Bills for consideration and passing

-The Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
-The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
-The Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
-The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Second Amendment) Bill, 2020.

09:12 (IST)

Rajya Sabha Latest Updates

Rajnath Singh to speak on India-China row

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will address the Rajya Sabha on the developments along the Ladakh border.

Addressing the Lok Sabha on the India-China border row, Singh had said India is "very serious about issues of sovereignty" and the country is  prepared for "all contingencies" to ensure that it is maintained.

Singh said he made it clear in a meeting between him and his Chinese counterpart at the SCO meet hosted by Russia that India wants to resolve this issue in a peaceful manner and "want the Chinese side to work with us". But "there should also be no doubt about our determination to protect India's sovereignty and territorial integrity".

Parliament LATEST Updates: On the fourth day of the Parliament's Monsoon Session, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will address the Rajya Sabha on the developments in Ladakh. He had addressed the Lok Sabha on the India-China border row on Tuesday.

The Upper House will also continue the discussion on the coronavirus pandemic and India's response. Home minister Amit Shah will move the Salaries and Allowances of Ministers Act, 1952 in the Rajya Sabha to seek consideration and passage. The Bill pushes to temporarily reduce salaries and allowances of lawmakers and ministers in view of the COVID-19 outbreak.

In the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will introduce the Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Bill, 2020 that will replace the ordinance issued to provide compliance relief to taxpayers. It also seeks to provide tax benefits to donations made to PM CARES Fund.



September 17, 2020 at 09:06AM

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