Last Updated : Jun 16 2019 10:12AM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
PM announces high-level task force on structural reforms in agriculture            Govt convenes all-party meet today ahead of Parliament session            Efforts on to end West Bengal doctors' agitation            Heat stroke claims 43 lives in Bihar during past 24 hours            ICC World Cup: India to clash with arch-rivals Pakistan today           

National News

Dec 11, 2018
7:53AM

Winter Session of Parliament begins today; 45 Bills to be taken up during month-long session

DD News
Winter Session of Parliament begins today. The nearly month-long session will continue till the 8th of next month.  Briefing media after an all-party meeting in New Delhi yesterday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said 45 Bills and one Financial item will be taken up during the session. 

Three Bills to replace  Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance and Companies (Amendment) Ordinance are slated to be passed. Some important pending legislation like Consumer Protection Bill, Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill and Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill are also expected to be considered during the session.

The Session will have 20 sittings. On the first day, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha will be adjourned for the day after paying tributes to its sitting and former members who passed away after the Monsoon Session. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar, MPs from Bihar Bhola Singh and Maulana Asrarul Haq and M.I.Shahnavas from Kerala is some of the leaders who passed away during the intervening period. 

The government convened an all-party meeting for the smooth functioning of both the Houses of Parliament during the winter session yesterday. Addressing the all-party meeting convened by the government ahead of the Session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the government is always receptive to the issues raised by all political parties and is ready to discuss all issues of national importance on the floor of both Houses of Parliament. Mr Modi urged all political to create a constructive atmosphere during the session and collectively address issues related to the welfare of people. 

At the outset, leaders observed a two-minute silence to pay homage to former Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar who passed away last month. Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu also held a meeting with leaders for the smooth functioning of the Upper House. 

Thirty-one leaders including Ministers attended the meeting. They include Deputy Chairman Harivansh, leader of the House Arun Jaitley, Parliamentary affairs Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad. Leaders from NCP, Samajwadi Party, AIADMK, DMK, TMC, BJD, SAD, TDP, AAP and CPI were also present. 

Mr Naidu said both the Government and the opposition have the right to pursue respective agendas but that should be done while ensuring the effective functioning of the House. Mr Jaitely said the government is willing to discuss any issue if only time is properly allocated for both the Government and the opposition. The leader of the Opposition Mr Azad said that Congress also want the House to function and the bills to be passed.

Opposition parties also held a separate meeting to work out a combined strategy. It was attended by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, NCP leader Sharad Pawar, TMC Leader Mamata Banerjee, TDP leader Chandrababu Naidu, JDS leader H D Deve Gowda, NCP leader Farooq Abdullah, RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav and CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury among others

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 16 (Jun) Midday News 15 (Jun) News at Nine 15 (Jun) Hourly 16 (Jun) (1005hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 16 (Jun) दोपहर समाचार 15 (Jun) समाचार संध्या 15 (Jun) प्रति घंटा समाचार 16 (Jun) (0900hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 16 (Jun) Khabrein(Day) 15 (Jun) Khabrein(Eve) 15 (Jun)
Aaj Savere 16 (Jun) Parikrama 15 (Jun) Lok Ruchi Samachar 16 (Jun)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 15 (Jun) Samayki 15 (Jun) Sports Scan 15 (Jun) Spotlight/News Analysis 14 (Jun) Samachar Darshan 14 (Jun) Radio Newsreel 15 (Jun)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 13 (Jun) Surkhiyon Mein 13 (Jun) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 5 (Jun) Vaad-Samvaad 11 (Jun) Money Talk 11 (Jun) Current Affairs 14 (Jun)