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    Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates: On a question asked on farmers’ suicide, G Kishan Reddy said, “As informed by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), many states/union territories reported “Nil” data on suicides by farmers/cultivators and agricultural labourers.”

    On the question of crime against women, he said, “Criminal Law (Amendment) Act,2018 was enacted to prescribe even more stringent penal provisions including death penalty for rape of girl below 12 yrs of age. Act also mandates probe completion&trials within 2 months each.”
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    Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates: National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval arrives in Parliament.

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    Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates: MoS for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy, in a written reply to a question on development of new Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh, in Lok Sabha, said, ” 7th Central Pay Commission allowances worth around Rs 4800 crores approved for Government employees of UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.”

  • 1:42 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates: Congress has issued three-line whip to its Rajya Sabha MPs to be present in the House tomorrow. It must be noted that the contentious Citizenship Bill will be taken up tomorrow in the Rajya Sabha.

  • 12:28 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates: “Unfortunate that Prime Minister who speaks on everything, is silent on this issue(crimes against women).From ‘make in India’, India is slowly heading towards ‘rape in India’,” Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary said in the Lok Sabha.

  • 12:15 PM IST

    Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates: “We don’t want to keep them even a day extra in jail, when administration thinks its right time, political leaders will be released. Farooq Abdullah’s father was kept in jail for 11 years by Congress, we dont want to follow them, as soon as admin decides, they will be released,” Amit Shah said.

  • 12:06 PM IST
    Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates: Amit Shah, in Lok Sabha, questioned what does normalcy mean for the Congress?

    99.5% students sat for exams there, but for Adhir Ranjan ji this is not normalcy,7 lakh ppl availed OPD services in Srinagar, curfew, sec 144 removed from everywhere. But for Adhir ji only parameter for normalcy is political activity. What about local body polls which were held?: Amit Shah
  • 11:53 AM IST
    Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates: Situation in Kashmir valley is completely normal. I can’t make Congress’s condition normal, because they had predicted bloodshed after abrogation of article 370. Nothing of that sort happened, not one bullet was fired,” Amit Shah said in Lok Sabha.
  • 11:25 AM IST
    Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates: Home Minister Amit Shah has arrived in Parliament, will move the Arms Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha.

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday moved the Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019 for the passage in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill, which provides a maximum punishment of life imprisonment for manufacturing and carrying illegal arms, sailed through the Lok Sabha yesterday.

Piloted by Home Minister Amit Shah, the Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019 also ensures that those using firearms in a rash or negligent manner in celebratory gunfire, endangering human life or personal safety of others, shall be punishable with an imprisonment to two years or with fine which may extend to Rs 1 lakh or with both.

Shah, replying to a nearly three-hour-long debate on Monday, said that the bill has been brought as a requirement to significantly impose weapons control in the country.

The Home Minister said that the bill has accorded special status to sportsperson who need firearms and ammunition for practice and participating in tournaments.

The bill also mandates that those who own more than two firearms will have to deposit the third one with authorities or authorised gun dealers within 90 days for de-licensing once the amendment is approved by Parliament.

It must be noted that India has a total of around 35 lakh gun licences, as per estimates. Thirteen lakh people have licences to carry weapons in Uttar Pradesh, followed by militancy-hit Jammu and Kashmir, where 3.7 lakh people possess arms licences, most of which were taken in the name of personal security.

(With PTI inputs)