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Parliament Live: Sushma to make statement on India-China standoff in RS today




New Delhi, Aug 3, 2017: As the opposition parties refused to accept government’s claims that Income Tax Department raids on residences of Karnataka power minister DK Shivakumar were a routine action against corruption, both the houses of Parliament are likely to witness uproars.


  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to give a statement on DokLam standoff in Parliament.

  • Congress youth wing holds anti I-T raid protests in Bengaluru.
  • Congress issued three-line whip in Rajya Sabha for today.
  • NSA Ajit Doval on briefed several parliamentarians on the Doka La stand-off with China, near Sikkim border. The National Security Advisor also told the leaders over the details of his China visit.

Rajya Sabha:

  • “Government should look at how we can meaningfully engage, while asserting our interests, without isolating ourselves,” Congress MP Anand Sharma .

  • What’s your roadmap on dealing with Pakistan: Govt asked in Rajya Sabha.
  • Congress MP Anand Sharma raises discussion on Modi govt’s foreign policy.

This is the first time the govt has agreed to hold a discussion in Parliament on the issue, therefore I would like to thanks them.

We are witnessing a reshaping of world and that’s a challenge for Indian foreign policy… We do recognise that it is the current govts responsibility to adapt to this changes. Our foreign policy has been marked by a strong national consensus, irrespective of which party is in power. We hope that this consensus remain.

  • Congress leader Rajeev Shukla brings up the issue of women sportspersons and the importance of providing infrastructure and facilities to help them by saying “Because the men haven’t got enough medals in decades, it’s time to get women the chance.”
  • Heated debate in Rajya Sabha over interest rate cuts in SBI savings account.
  • The Rajya Sabha is slated to debate the govrenment’s foreign policy relating to neighbouring states, especially in the light of Doka La stand-off with China near the Sikkim border.

Lok Sabha:

The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017 passed in Lok Sabha.

Wefornews Bureau



Parliament Monsoon session Day 4 Live : Opposition to raise Alwar lynching



New Delhi, July 23 : The opposition parties are set to corner the Modi led government over the Alwar lynching incident as the Parliament reassembles on Monday for the first time after the no-confidence motion against the Centre was defeated in the Lok Sabha but exposed the failures of the central government.

Meanwhile, BJP MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe has given a notice for suspension of business in Rajya Sabha to take up the issue of flood and other natural calamities due to heavy rain in several parts of the country.

Congress MPs from Punjab are protesting  over rising unemployment in front of Parliament while TDP MPs are staging  protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament over special category status to Andhra Pradesh and implementation of AP re-organizing Act on the day 4 of the Monsoon session of the Parliament.

Congress is set to raise issues including  Rafale deal  and increase in Lynching incidents in the Parliament.

Union Minister Anant Kumar said, ” Our defence minster has clearly said about the Rafale agreement b/w India&France in the Parliament,now Rahul Gandhi wants to rake up a non issue with baseless charges, let them come with there allegations, govt had made this deal in best interest of the country.”

Parliament Day 4 of the Monsoon session LIve updates

TDP MP YS Chowdary has given notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 to discuss AP Re-organisation Act.


TDP MPs protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament over special category status to Andhra Pradesh and implementation of AP re-organizing Act #MonsoonSession



TDP MP YS Chowdary has given notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 to discuss AP Re-organisation Act.

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Tamil Nadu: Police constable commits suicide in Kovaipudur



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Chennai, July 23: Personnel of Police Force 4th Battalion allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree inside the Battalion campus, in Kovaipudur, last night.

The body has been sent for postmortem.

More details awaited. 


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Shariat believers should go to Pakistan, says Sakshi Maharaj



Lucknow, July 23: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Sakshi Maharaj has managed to be in news again by advising “Shariat believers” ” to go to Pakistan if they want to impose  Shariat in the country”.

Sakshi Maharaj, BJP MP from Unnao constituency in Uttar Pradesh made this controversial remarks on the issue that  some organisations were seeking ‘Shariat courts’ to resolve the personal disputes of Muslims.

“India is the world’s largest democracy. Indian Constitution is very strong. Those who need ‘Shariat’ should go to Pakistan. India will be governed only according to its Constitution and not as per any Shariat,” Maharaj said.

The BJP MP said those who do not have faith in the Constitution of India, “have no right” to stay in the country.

“We would be happy bidding them farewell,” he added.

Maharaj has often stoked controversies.

He has made several statements since the BJP-led NDA government came into power at the center.

Earlier, Sakshi Mahraj urged Hindu women to produce at least 4 children to protect the Hindu religion. He even took a dig at the Muslim community saying “The concept of four wives and forty children just won’t work in India,”.

Last year, he had defended self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who was convicted of rape, describing him as a “simple person”.

In another remark that led to an outrage, Maharaj had said couples displaying affection in public should be put behind bars “before anything wrong occurs”.

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