India  

Parliament's Monsoon Session: 17 MPs test COVID-19 positive on Day 1; Parvesh Verma, Meenakshi Lekhi among affected

DNA Monday, 14 September 2020 ()
Right on Day 1 of the Parliament's Monsoon Session, 17 Lok Sabha Members of Parliament (MPs) have tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) amid the pandemic outbreak that is spreading across India like wildfire. Among the infected are legislators like Anant Hegde, Parvesh Verma, and Meenakshi Lekhi.
0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Video Credit: ANI - Published
News video: Monsoon Session: Lok Sabha MPs pay tribute to former president Pranab Mukherjee and others

Monsoon Session: Lok Sabha MPs pay tribute to former president Pranab Mukherjee and others 03:06

The fourth session of 17th Lok Sabha began on September 14 during the Parliament's monsoon session. This is first Parliament session amid the COVID-19 pandemic. All safety measures have been taken to conduct the session as per guidelines issued by government. The Member of Parliaments (MPs) in Lok...

💡 newsR Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Parliament Parliament Legislative body of government

Oppn parties hit out at govt over suspension of 8 MPs, hold protest on Parliament premises

Opposition parties hit out at the government on Monday over the suspension of eight Rajya Sabha MPs and are holding an “indefinite” protest at Parliament..
IndiaTimes

SAD leaders meet President Kovind, urge to withhold assent to farm Bills

Coming out of the meeting, SAD leader Sukhbir Badal, told the media: "We have requested the President against signing the anti-farmer Bills passed in Parliament..
DNA
Sukhbir Badal: Voice vote shows govt unwilling to listen, inside or outside parliament [Video]

Sukhbir Badal: Voice vote shows govt unwilling to listen, inside or outside parliament

Amid massive uproar by opposition members, the Rajya Sabha on September 20 passed the Farmer's Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020. On Sept 20, Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal had urged the President not to sign the farm Bills and also requested him that they be returned to Parliament for reconsideration. Ahead of his meeting with the President, Badal spoke to Hindustan Times’ Sunetra Choudhury on the latest episode of On The Record. “On behalf of the farmers, we are requesting the President to reconsider the bill and send it back to the Parliament and let it be properly debated there,” said Badal. Watch the full video for more.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 02:46Published
‘Sushant case not suicide’: BJP’s Rupa Ganguly protests against Bollywood [Video]

‘Sushant case not suicide’: BJP’s Rupa Ganguly protests against Bollywood

BJP MP Rupa Ganguly protested outside Parliament against the alleged malpractices in the industry. She held posters slamming the industry and said that the industry was pushing people towards drugs. Ganguly cited the allegations leveled by Payal Ghosh against Anurag Kashyap and said that these people make big statements but harass women. She questioned the Mumbai police as well and accused it of turning a blind eye to the vices in the film industry. She also said that Sushant Singh Rajput and Disha Salian had not committed suicide. Rupa Ganguly’s protest comes days after BJP MP Ravi Kishan said that drug use is rampant in the industry and lauded NCB action in the matter. Actor turned MP Jaya Bachchan slammed Ravi Kishan and others who have been questioning the film industry saying that the whole industry should not be tarnished for the actions of a few. Jaya Bachchan had also lashed out at Kangana Ranaut for calling Bollywood a gutter that needs to be cleaned up. Watch the full video for all the details.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 01:53Published

Parvesh Verma Parvesh Verma Indian Member of Parliament

17 MPs including Meenakshi Lekhi, Anant Kumar Hegde test Covid-19 positive on Day 1 on monsoon session

As many as 17 MPs, including BJP leaders Meenakshi Lekhi, Anant Kumar Hegde and Parvesh Sahib Singh, tested positive for coronavirus on the first day of monsoon..
IndiaTimes

Parliament's Monsoon Session: 25 MPs test COVID-19 positive on Day 1; Parvesh Verma, Meenakshi Lekhi among affected

Right on Day 1 of the Parliament's Monsoon Session, 25 Lok Sabha Members of Parliament (MPs) have tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) amid the..
DNA

Meenakshi Lekhi Meenakshi Lekhi Indian politician


Coronavirus Coronavirus Subfamily of viruses in the family Coronaviridae

School Reopening News Unlock 4: These states opened schools from today

Reopen Latest News Unlock 4: Since September 21 i.e. Monday, many state governments have decided to reopen schools, while some states have agreed to run online..
DNA

Unlock 4: Why temples are still shut in this city of UP?

Temples in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur city are still shut after 186 days as the district administration has not yet issued the order to reopen the temples in view of..
DNA
Government could tighten national lockdown measures [Video]

Government could tighten national lockdown measures

Amid a rise in coronavirus cases in England, reports have emerged that theGovernment is considering a return to tighter national lockdown measures.Under a so-called “circuit break”, extra restrictions could be imposed to slowthe spread of Covid-19 as the winter months approach.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 02:04Published
Corona-mafia? Organised crime setting sights on EU Recovery Fund, experts warn [Video]

Corona-mafia? Organised crime setting sights on EU Recovery Fund, experts warn

Davide Del Monte urges to keep 'the eyes open' as Italy is set to get the largest share of the €750 billion EU Recovery Fund. #Coronavirus #Recovery FundView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)    Duration: 03:12Published

Lok Sabha Lok Sabha Lower house of the Parliament of India

Watch: Amid protests over farm bills, Modi govt raises MSP of six rabi crops [Video]

Watch: Amid protests over farm bills, Modi govt raises MSP of six rabi crops

Amid resentment among farmers over the agri bills passed in Parliament, the Narendra Modi government has made a big outreach to farmers. The Modi government has hiked the minimum price for buying six rabi crops, including wheat, by up to six per cent. The announcement was made by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in the Lok Sabha. The announcement comes just a day after massive ruckus was witnessed in the Rajya Sabha over the passage of the contentious bills. Tomar said that the Minimum Support Price of wheat, the biggest crop of rabi season, has been hiked by Rs 50 to Rs 1,975 per quintal. Tomar added that the MSPs of six rabi crops were approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The moves comes as opposition parties and farmer groups have threatened to intensify their agitation against the farm bills. Farmer groups have called for an pan India strike as a mark of protest. Reassuring the farmers, who the BJP alleges have been misled by opposition parties, Tomar reiterated the system of MSPs & APMCs will remain. Watch the full video for all the details.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 04:31Published

Govt hikes minimum support price for wheat, five other rabi crops

Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Monday told the Lok Sabha said that minimum support price (MSP) of six Rabi crops has been increased. The..
IndiaTimes

Farm Bills: Bharatiya Kisan Union calls for nationwide protest on September 25

Protests are already taking place in Punjab and Haryana since the Bills were introduced in Lok Sabha on September 14, 2020, by Union Minister of Agriculture &..
DNA

Member of parliament Representative of the voters to a parliament

Watch: Suspended MPs protest in front of Gandhi statue in Parliament [Video]

Watch: Suspended MPs protest in front of Gandhi statue in Parliament

After being suspended from the Rajya Sabha for two weeks, the MPs protested in front of the Gandhi statue in Parliament. The MPs were suspended for unruly behavior in the house on Sunday ahead of the passage of the farm bills. The MPs who were suspended are Derek O Brien, Sanjay Singh, Rajeev Satav, KK Ragesh, Ripun Bora, Dola Sen, Syed Nazir Hussain and Elamaran Karim. The Rajya Sabha chairman had said that the MPs had tarnished the image of the upper house and said that he was pained by what transpired on Sunday. Naidu also slammed the MPs for throwing papers, snatching the microphones and allegedly threatening and abusing Deputy Chairman Harivansh Singh. The MPs refused to leave the house despite suspension which led to further chaos in the house. The opposition argues that the farm bills will harm the farmers while the BJP has maintained that the bills are in the interests of the farmers. They have also reiterated that the bills will not impact MSP or APMCs in any way. The government has said that the protesting farmers have been misled by the opposition parties. Watch the full video for all the details.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 03:01Published
Suspended MPs stage protest in Parliament premises over their suspension [Video]

Suspended MPs stage protest in Parliament premises over their suspension

Opposition parties' MPs along with the suspended MPs staged protest in the Parliament premises on September 21. The protest was against the suspension of eight MPs by Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu today. MPs were suspended for their 'unruly behavior' in the Upper House on September 20.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:29Published
House cannot function in presence of non-members: Muraleedharan on suspended MPs [Video]

House cannot function in presence of non-members: Muraleedharan on suspended MPs

Rajya Sabha MP V. Muraleedharan said that the House cannot function in the presence of non-members. "The suspended members have no right to be in the House. The House cannot function with the presence of non-members," said Muraleedharan. Meanwhile, Deputy Chairman Harivansh urged suspended MPs to not take part in the House proceedings. "I urge the members named by the Rajya Sabha Chairman to not take part in the House proceedings," said Harivansh.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:08Published

Muting of democratic India continues: Rahul Gandhi on Rajya Sabha MPs suspension

"'Muting Of Democratic India' continues: by initially silencing and later, suspending MPs in the Parliament & turning a blind eye to farmers' concerns on the..
IndiaTimes

Anant Kumar Hegde Anant Kumar Hegde Indian politician

Watch: Facebook summoned by house panel on IT; BJP MPs gun for Shashi Tharoor [Video]

Watch: Facebook summoned by house panel on IT; BJP MPs gun for Shashi Tharoor

The row over hate speech on Facebook has turned into an open BJP vs Congress fight. While Facebook has been summed by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT, BJP MPs, who are members of the panel have lashed out at the chief of the panel Shashi Tharoor and sought his ouster. BJP MPs Nishikant Dubey and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore have approached the Speaker saying that Tharoor violated the rules by speaking in the media before consulting members of the panel. They argued that this is a breach of code and hence Tharoor must be sacked as the Chief of the house panel on IT. The whole row broke out after a WSJ story claimed Facebook India excutive Ankhi Das stopped action on pages linked to BJP leaders who were indulging in hate speech on the social media platform. The article named BJP MLA from Telangana T Raja Singh, BJP Delhi leader Kapil Mishra and former Union Minister Anant Kumar Hedge. Watch the full video for all th details on the story.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 04:54Published

You Might Like


Related videos from verified sources

Most shameful day in the history of Parliament: RS Prasad on ruckus in Rajya Sabha [Video]

Most shameful day in the history of Parliament: RS Prasad on ruckus in Rajya Sabha

In a media brief on Sep 21, Union Law and Justice Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad spoke on Rajya Sabha ruckus. Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "Today's conduct of the suspended members of not refusing the..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 03:07Published
Parliament chaos: Govt slams 'shameful' act; Congress claims bias, 'bulldozing' [Video]

Parliament chaos: Govt slams 'shameful' act; Congress claims bias, 'bulldozing'

Opposition MPs stormed the well of upper house and staged protest on September 20. TMC MP Derek O'brien approached the Dy chairman and brandished the rulebook. A scuffle also broke out between..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 06:28Published
PM CARES Fund is absolutely transparent: Anurag Thakur [Video]

PM CARES Fund is absolutely transparent: Anurag Thakur

PM-CARES Fund is absolutely transparent as it has been set up under the law, said Minister of State for Finance, Anurag Thakur, on September 19 in the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Parliament...

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:43Published

Related news from verified sources

Parliament proceedings | Lok Sabha passes amendment to enhance RBI supervision of cooperative banks

Many MPS from south India — both who supported and opposed the Bill — highlight the success of the system in their States
Hindu Also reported by •IndiaTimes

India at multiple trajectories, says Harsh Vardhan on COVID-19 peak

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday held "irresponsible behaviour" of people responsible for the surge of Covid-19 cases in the country, and appealed...
Mid-Day

Muting of democratic India continues: Congress on Rajya Sabha MPs suspension

“Is it a sin to raise the voice of the farmer in Parliament? Have dictators held Parliament hostage?” Surjewala said in a tweet
Hindu


Tweets about this

AnshuRa44059020

Anshu Raj RT @RahulGandhi: ’Muting Of Democratic India’ continues: by initially silencing and later, suspending MPs in the Parliament & turning a bli… 3 seconds ago

VoiceOfJustic10

Subhash SharmaINC (The Lord Is My Shepherd) RT @merchant_81: "'Muting Of Democratic India' Continues": Rahul Gandhi On Rajya Sabha Row - NDTV #BJPKilledDemocracy @DickDarryl @cheta… 20 seconds ago