Parliament monsoon session Highlights: SC/ST Amendment Bill, 2018 passed in Lok Sabha

06 August 2018, 10:48 PM
Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu (ANI Photo)
Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu (ANI Photo)

After two days break, the proceedings in both the Houses- Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha - convened on Monday on the 13th day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament. Ruckus is expected to rule the House as Opposition parties upped the ante against the ruling regime over the issue of Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft and Muzaffarnagar shelter home rape case.

Last week repeated adjournments over the NRC draft issue affected the proceedings of the House. On Monday, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot will move the alternate amendments made in the Bill to grant constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill was passed unanimously in the Loke Sabha on Thursday.

Besides, Home Minister Rajnath Singh will also move a Bill to amend that Indian Penal Code, Indian Evidence Act, 1872, the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.

LIVE Updates:

# 08:25 pm: SC/ST Amendment Bill, 2018 passed in Lok Sabha

# 07:24 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till Tuesday morning

# 07:23 pm: The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018 has been passed in Rajya Sabha.

# 05:38 pm: The Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017 has been passed in Rajya Sabha.

# 05:36 pm: The National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017 has been passed in Rajya Sabha.

#01:40 PM: LS pays homage to victims of bombing in Hiroshima, Nagasaki: The Lok Sabha today paid hom.age to victims of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which wreaked havoc of unimaginable dimensions in Japan in 1945. As soon as the House met for the day, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said two bombs were dropped on the two Japanese cities 73 years ago which resulted in death of thousands of innocent people, including women and children, and million were injured and crippled for life.

#01:10 PM: Govt introduces Bill in LS to amend Juvenile Justice Act: A bill seeking to empower district magistrates to pass orders for adoption of children to reduce the time taken for issuing such directions, was introduced in the Lok Sabha today.

#12:40 PM: Lok Sabha adjourned: The lower house of Parliament adjourned briefly amid protests over Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case.

#12:30 PM: RJD raises Bihar mass rape issue: RJD MP Jay Prakash Narayan Yadav raises the issue of Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Rape case in the Lok Sabha. He says, "The evidence are being tampered. There is direct involvement of the state government."

#11:45 AM: TDP continues protest over special status to AP demand: TDP MP Naramalli Sivaprasad dresses up as Lord Ram to protest in Parliament over the demand of special status for Andhra Pradesh. He has earlier dressed up as a magician, a woman, a washerman & a schoolboy among others.

#11:40 AM: Rajya Sabha to be in session till late today: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu stated in the Upper House today that the house will be in session till late today considering the paucity of time.

#11:30 AM: BREAKING NEWS: Elections to the post of deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha to be held on August 9: Vice President and Rajya Sabha speaker M Venkaiah Naidu.

#11:00 AM: Proceedings in both the Houses- Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha begins.

#10:30 AM: Congress moves adjournment motion notice in LS: Congress leader Ranjeet Ranjan has given adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over Muzaffarpur shelter home case’s main witness missing from Bihar’s Madhubani.

#10:00 AM: Hello and welcome to the News Nation live updates: The Monsoon Session of Parliament, which started on July 18 will convene on Monday for its 13th day after a two-day break. The proceedings in the House has been hit by Opposition's protest over the issue of NRC and Muzaffarnagar mass rape.  Ruckus is expected to rule the House on Monday as Opposition parties upped the ante against the ruling regime over several issues, including NRC draft. stick with us as we bring you live updates from the floor of the House.

First Published: Monday, August 06, 2018 11:43 AM
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