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Parliament Live: Detained TMC delegation indulged in ‘unruly behaviour’, clarifies Rajnath Singh




New Delhi, Aug 3 :Both the houses of the Parliament are witnessing disruptions over the Assam’s National Register of Citizens issue as loud protests by Trinamool Congress MPs have paralyzed  proceedings in Lok Sabha against the detention of the TMC delegation in Silchar .

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE updates: Rajnath Singh reiterates NRC released is a final draft, not actual list

Set up institute for polo sport: INC member on Sports bill
Supporting the Sports bill, Thokcham Meinya, INC, Inner Manipur says that, Manipur is known for polo and the state organises regular annual polo tournaments. Meinya requests the government to set up an institute for polo in the state to carry forward the sport.

Ask children to play sport and not focus entirely on studies: Anuraj Singh Thakur
BJP member Anurag Singh Thakur addressed lack of money in the sports sector and short-term targets kept for sportsmen in India before Chairman Pralhad Joshi of Lok Sabha.

“There is no focus on the techniques on the sportsmen. Government has to first convinced what athletes can achieve, then money is spent on them.”

Having a futuristic view, Thakur addressed the government that central and private universities of India should be the centre for sports and inter-school and inter-college championship should be started at initial levels.

he urged the government to contribute to sports sector so that India could have training programmes through worldwide clubs and federations and “we can stop relying on international coaches.”

“We have all adventure sports, paragliding, skiing and a canoeing, but we have no money. ”

National Sports University Bill heard in Lok Sabha
BJP member Anurag Singh Thakur from Himachal Pradesh in Lok Sabha is addressing the National Sports University Bill and National Medical Commission Bill, Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill is also listed in the Lower House for discussion.

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2:30 pm
Chairman Venkaiah Naidu adjourns the Upper House till 2:30 pm

Citing the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, he asks what Universities are doing to develop sportspersons. “Earlier, Universities used to provide sportspersons in all disciples, apart from cricket.”

He wants to know if the Sports Ministry has asked the HRD Ministry for information, and development of sportspersons in Navodaya Vidyalayas. He says medical colleges need sports and fitness centres.

Thakur asks the Minister what his five-year and 10-year plans are. He says India has the terrain for mountaineering, paragliding, skiing and canoeing, but no funds come from the government.

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore introduced the National Sports University Bill, 2018 on Wednesday. This is the sixth Bill tabled to replace ordinance during the monsoon session.

Mr. Rathore said the Ordinance was promulgated to ensure timely functioning of the University.

The Bill seeks to establish a National Sports University in Manipur. The foundation stone for the university was laid by the Prime Minister, it plans to run two courses.

No lunch break for Lok Sabha. The Speaker says Sports University Bill will be taken up after Zero Hour submissions.

Prahlad Joshi is in the Chair.

Anurag Thakur continues his speech. His speech was curtailed on Wednesday. He lauds the Sports Ministry to choose Manipur as the place for the University. He suggests former Army personnel and sportsperson in government PSUs can be roped in as coaches.

The University must be ties up to with all schools through a bicycle rim model . He also wants a comprehensive policy on sports.

He also wants to know the role of National Sports Federations in this University. He claims only one per cent of children are sports fit. We are fighting malnutrition and obesity among children. Sports will help in tackling this, he says.



“I have seen that whenever national pride, security and sovereignty is presented before the House, there is always unity,” Home Minister Rajnath Singh said. Regarding the NRC final draft, Singh reiterated that it was not the final list. “According to the Assam Accord, signed in 1951, NRC was prepared then. Since 1979 to 1985, former PM Rajiv Gandhi had put a deadline to identify illegal foreigners. In 2005, under Manmohan Singh’s government, it was again taken up. In Assam, 2,500 NSKs have been set up for NRC,” Singh said.

He clarified the to establish legacy, documents such as land records, life insurance policy etc. can be submitted to prove their residence. “This entire process of preparing the NRC, it has taken place under the Supreme Court’s supervision. For further work, the court has already given directions. In a time bound manner, the government is committed to identify genuine Indians. It is a fair, objective process. There has been no discrimination. People will also get a chance to file their claims and objections and even then, if their names are not featured on the final NRC, they can approach the Foreigners’ Tribunal. There will be no coercive action taken,” he said.

Trinamool Congress (TMC) moves privilege motion in Rajya Sabha

 Naidu said that he has received a privilege motion notice and asked the concerned members to respond before bringing into House. In response, TMC MP Derek O’Brien said that two TMC members were arrested for defying Section 144 in Silchar. Naidu asked MPs to cooperate and ensure the smooth running of the House.

The Lok Sabha is expected to take Private Members’ business only after the passage of National Sports University Bill

In Rajya Sabha Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu read obituary reference of former member Bishma Narayan Singh.

Uproar in Lok Sabha after  TMC MPs started shouting slogans even as other MPs continued asking questions during the Question Hour.

The TMC delegation consisting six members of Parliament, one MLA and one minister from West Bengal government had left for Silchar to interact with people left out of the complete draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on Monday.

TMC MP Saugata Roy moved adjournment motion in Lok Sabha over detention of TMC delegation at Silchar airport yesterday.

A day after Parliament was repeatedly disrupted over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) final draft in Assam, the issue is again likely to come up before both Houses on Friday.

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) is planning to move a privilege motion in Lok Sabha against the detention of its members of parliament in Silchar in Assam.

The TMC has launched a strong protest against the draft NRC inside and outside Parliament.

The members of the delegation has alleged that they were stopped at the Silchar airport and confined “unlawfully”.

“As soon as we landed in Silchar hundreds of state policemen led by commissioner and deputy commissioner surrounded us and confined us illegally and unlawfully in a room. They have even manhandled many of us. This is super emergency here,” TMC lawmaker Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar told reporters in New Delhi.

The matter was also raised inside Lok Sabha on Thursday by party leader Saugata Roy, who said Assam is not out of the country and how Assam government could stop members of Parliament from entering Assam. “I said I will raise the privilege motion against the Assam government,” Roy said.


Reporters clash outside NCB, Republic’s Pradeep Bhandari blames ‘NDTV, ABP’ goons

Videos surfaced across social media platforms where a heated exchange among the reporters resulted in one of them slapping the other.



Journalists Clash

As journalists thronged outside the Narcotics Control Bureau office near Ballard Estate, Fort, Mumbai, the chaos to cover Simone Khambatta ensued into a scuffle.

Videos surfaced across social media platforms where a heated exchange among the reporters resulted in one of them slapping the other. Many tried to sort it out and keep the two parties apart, until the cops intervened.

According to Republic TV reporter Pradeep Bhandari, he was attacked by ‘NDTV and ABP’ goons for ‘speaking the truth’.

Sharing the video on Twitter, he wrote, “Know what is the cost of speaking the truth in Maharashtra? As the well-known faces of the cartel are getting exposed, their anger continues to grow. When the police didn’t do anything, NDTV and ABP goons sent journalists to assault me. But I am not someone who breaks easily.”

NDTV’s Saurabh Gupta denied the claim and said the NDTV crew behaved responsibly.

Fashion designer Simone Khambatta is being questioned by the NCB in their ongoing probe related to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Khambatta reached the NCB’s south Mumbai guesthouse on Thursday morning.

As the agency widens their probe in alleged drug procurement by Bollywood personalities, many actors, producers and other members from the film fraternity are likely to be questioned.

The ambit of the probe has now widened from investigating the death of the actor to alleged procurement and consumption of banned narcotics substances.

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Nehru’s Policies, Ayodhya Dispute, Gujarat Riots Dropped From Assam Class 12 Syllabus

The chapters were deleted by the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) to apparently reduce the load by 30 percent on account of loss of academic schedule due to the Covid-19 pandemic.




The Assam government has excluded lessons on Jawaharlal Nehru’s policies, the Ayodhya dispute and the Gujarat riots among topics from the Class 12 syllabus of the state examination board to “ease burden on students.” The chapters were deleted by the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) to apparently reduce the load by 30 percent on account of loss of academic schedule due to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to officials, topics have been cut short in all the subjects of the three streams- Science, Arts and Commerce.

“The main objective is to reduce the exam stress of the students of the session 2020-21, due to the pandemic and to prevent learning gaps. This syllabi will be the academic portion for the preparation of upcoming final exams of Higher Secondary 1st and 2nd year to be held in 2021,” AHSCE Secretary Manoranjan Kakati said in a recent report. The decision to trim the syllabus was taken on the recommendation of the selected subject experts from various reputed institutions of the state, he said.

In Political Science, Jawaharlal Nehru’s approach to nation-building and his foreign policy, politics of ‘Garibi Hatao’ and the first three general elections have been struck off. The reduced syllabi also excluded the implementation of Mandal Commission report, the anti-Sikh riots of 1984, the central governments under the United Front, earlier regimes of NDA and UPA, Ayodhya dispute, Gujarat riots, famine and suspension of five-year plans. Topics like the cold war, rise of China as an economic power in post-Mao era, conflicts and efforts for peace in South Asia, politics of disarmament, consequences of globalisation and anti-globalisation movements have also been done away with.

The salient features of the National Policy of Education 1986 and the units on women empowerment have been dropped from Class 12 syllabus. In Sociology, the experts have deleted the chapters on the struggle for women’s equality, minority rights and nation building, panchayati raj and challenges of social transformation, globalisation and social change, land reforms, secularisation and tribal movements.

For the History examination, the students will not require to study the Mughal court, Jesuits at the Mughal court, peasants, zamindars and the state, difference and conflict, religious ferment in North India and reconstructing histories of religious traditions. There will not be any material on liberalisation, privatisation, globalisation and industrial development in India.

Likewise, measures of government deficit, foreign exchange rate and determination of exchange rate in a free market and progress of nationalisation of banks and lead bank scheme from Banking were removed, the report said.

In the Swadesh Adhyayan subject, which was introduced in 2018 to study Assam and North East, changes in religious and linguistic demography, population explosion of Assam and the foreigners’ issue have been deleted.

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“Like East India Company”: Sharad Pawar’s Party Slams New Farm, Labour Bills

“The BJP government is in a way setting up an East India Company in the country by diluting farm and labour laws and protecting capitalists,” NCP spokesperson Mahesh Tapase said.



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Mumbai: Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today hit out at the Centre over the passage of farm sector and labour reform bills, accusing it of being a “government of capitalists”.

The bills were passed in a hurried manner, said NCP spokesperson Mahesh Tapase.

“The Centre has again proved it is a government of capitalists and not of common people,” he alleged.

“The BJP government is in a way setting up an East India Company in the country by diluting farm and labour laws and protecting capitalists,” he added.

The farm sector laws do not clearly mention minimum support prices and that is why the farmers in northern states are protesting against these reforms, Mr Tapase said.

“The NCP is completely with farmers. (NCP chief Sharad) Pawar himself has said so,” he added.

On labour reforms, the NCP spokesperson said the Union government was bringing in the “hire and fire” work culture of the West.

Talking about Bihar Director General of Police Gupteshwar Pandey opting for voluntary retirement, Mr Tapase said the Election Commission and Department of Personnel and Training should make a two-year cooling off period compulsory before former officials can join politics.

Mr Pandey was under attack from Maharashtra politicians for seeking CBI probe in actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.

“Such officials can join politics after their cooling-off period is over,” Mr Tapase said.

He also demanded that the Centre disburse to Maharashtra its Goods and Services Tax share of ₹ 22,000 crore.

Parliament passed Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill and Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill last week.

On Wednesday it approved three key labour reform bills.

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