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  • 7:14 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session Fourth Day LIVE Updates: The government referred the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2019 to a select committee of the Rajya Sabha. Union health minister Harsh Vardhan moved a resolution in the Upper House of Parliament referring the bill, that seeks to ban commercial surrogacy in India, to the select committee. The discussion has been taken forward from Wednesday when the Rajya Sabha members sought amendments in certain provisions of the bill.

  • 5:49 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session Fourth Day LIVE Updates: “They have to follow certain due diligence as prescribed in the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011 notified under section 79 of the IT Act,” Dhotre adds.

  • 5:48 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session Fourth Day LIVE Updates: Sanjay Dhotre, MoS for Electronics & Information Technology in Rajya Sabha reacts on a question whether the government is preparing social media regulation/laws to regulate social media. “Yes. Social media platforms are intermediaries as defined in the Information Technology (IT) Act,2000,” he says.

  • 4:30 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session Fourth Day LIVE Updates: Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in Rajya Sabha announced that the exam fee has been increased by the CBSE for Class X and Class XII examination 2020 on ‘no profit no loss’ principle.

  • 4:26 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session Fourth Day LIVE Updates: Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan highlights the small number of members present in the House to discuss a serious matter like pollution. She asserts that Delhi is not the only polluted city. Cities like Varanasi and Kanpur are also among some of the cities facing the menace, she says. She demands that environmental emergency be declared and all those responsible be punished for it.

  • 4:23 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session Fourth Day LIVE Updates: BJP MP Hema Malini raises monkey issue in Mathura, says, “I’ve demanded a Monkey Safari (in Mathura) for the safety of monkeys. Also,there should be fruit-bearing trees in forests. Monkeys have picked up food habits of humans which is not healthy for them. They don’t want fruits now, but samosa & fruity.”

  • 3:35 PM IST

  • 3:34 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session Fourth Day LIVE Updates: AAP’s Sanjay Singh hits back at BJP MP Vijay Goel for not following the ‘Odd-even’ rule. “It is shameful that while we are trying to make student stop using crackers you are trying to influence the public to do otherwise,” he said.

  • 2:13 PM IST
    Parliament Winter Session Fourth Day LIVE Updates: In order to abate and control air pollution in Delhi NCR, we have undertaken several initiatives. A high-level task force was constituted under the chairmanship of the Principal Secy to the PM. Regular review meetings have been held, says minister
  • 2:05 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session Fourth Day LIVE Updates: Minister Prakash Javadekar reads out the steps taken to combat pollution in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi: The Winter Session entered its fourth day with heated debates on electoral bonds, NRC and pollution crisis causing an uproar in the Parliament on Thursday.

A war of words broke out between the BJP and the AAP after BJP MLA Vijay Goel accused the Kejriwal-led Delhi government of just handing over masks and otherwise being inactive about the pollution situation. “Fifty lakh masks have been distributed but no one is seen wearing them. There are so many pollutants in water that we are being forced to drink it from the bottles,” Goel charged at the AAP government.

The Congress on Wednesday demanded that the government must disclose all details about electoral bonds before Parliament alleging that the scheme resulted in money laundering.

The Lok Sabha broke into massive hue and cry after the Congress raked up the issue on electoral bonds scheme. The opposition party subsequently staged a walkout accusing the BJP of lack of transparency in the electoral bonds. The Lok Sabha also took up the National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill 2019, for discussion and passage.

The Upper House also discussed the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019, the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 for further consideration following yesterday’s debate. The Dam Safety Bill, 2019 will also be taken up for discussion and passage.