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  • 7:02 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session Day 3 LIVE Updates: If reports are to be believed, the decision to change the Rajya Sabha seats for Shiv Sena members was taken by the House secretariat based on the recommendation of Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs…read full story

  • 5:38 PM IST

  • 5:38 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session Day 3 LIVE Updates: Actor-turned-politician and Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan took on the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill in Rajya Sabha and said that the “certification (of the community) itself is discrimination”.

    “It is humiliating. Shakal, surat aur vyavahar se wo aur kisi manushya se alag nahi hai (Neither by their face nor their behaviour are they any different from any other human being),” she said.
  • 4:59 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session Day 3 LIVE Updates: Congress stages a walkout in the Lok Sabha accusing the Centre of discriminating Chhattisgarh on procurement of paddy for the last two years. Congress leader Adhir Rajan Chowdhury alleged that the central government has been denying the right of procurement affecting nearly 13.5 lakh marginal farmers of the state which is known as the ‘Rice bowl of India’.

  • 3:40 PM IST

  • 3:39 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session Day 3 LIVE Updates: Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut in a letter to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu says that he was “astonished” to learn that his seating position in the Upper House chamber changed from the 3rd to the 5th row. “This decision was taken by someone deliberately to hurt Shiv Sena’s sentiments&suppress our voice,” Raut alleges.

  • 3:30 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session Day 3 LIVE Updates: Meeting of Standing Committee on Information Technology begins to deliberate on issues of ‘Citizens’ data security & privacy. Union Home Secretary Ajay K Bhalla & Secretary Ministry of Electronics and IT Ajay Prakash Sawhney to brief the Committee.

  • 3:06 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session Day 3 LIVE Updates: Union minister G Kishan Reddy compares Kashmir with Emergency as the issue of the detention of Farooq Abdullah was raised.

  • 1:12 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session Day 3 LIVE Updates: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 PM

  • 12:34 PM IST

New Delhi: On the third day of the Winter Session in Parliament, the Lok Sabha discussed air pollution and climate change in continuation of the 2nd-day discussion, which rocked the proceedings of the House on Tuesday.

The contentious situation prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir was discussed in the Rajya Sabha, and Home Minister Amit Shah announced that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will soon be implemented nationwide.

A parliamentary committee, headed by Congress MLA leader Shashi Tharoor examined the WhatsApp snooping issue in which lawyers and officials of Facebook-owned WhatsApp will present their explanation in the recent Pegasus snooping row. The committee said it will protect the fundamental rights of all citizens, including right to privacy.

Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut hits out at the BJP-led NDA for “deliberately” changing his seating in the Rajya Sabha chamber from third to the fifth row, in view of their fallout in Maharashtra.

Moving forward in the day, the Lok Sabha is likely to discuss The Chit Funds (Amendment ) Bill, 2019. The National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill, 2019 will be taken up in the lower house for discussion and passage. The Rajya Sabha will take the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 for further discussion. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 will be taken up for discussion and passage.