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TRS MP moves adjournment notice in LS on MSP guarantee, food grains procurement policy

New Delhi [India]: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MP Nama Nageswara Rao on Thursday gave adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha to discuss the issue of ‘national policy on foodgrains procurement and legal guarantee for Minimum Support Price to farmers’. In his letter to the Secretary-General of Lok Sabha, Rao said, “I hereby give notice of my intention to ask for leave to move a motion for the adjournment of the business of the House for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent importance on ‘national policy on foodgrains procurement and legal guarantee for Minimum Support Price to farmers’.”After the Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 was passed in both Houses of Parliament on the first day of the Winter session, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said that farmers will not leave the protest sites unless a discussion is held on their…

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UK’s parliamentary group report pulls apart Islamabad’s complicity, culpability in crimes against minorities

London [UK]: The United Kingdom’s All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Pakistani Minorities has severely criticized the role of Islamabad in a steadily deteriorating human rights situation of minorities in the country. A 67-page report, which called the human rights situation in Pakistan a national and international tragedy, highlighted all forms of atrocities that the minorities of Pakistan were being subjected to on an everyday basis.It said that even after over seventy years of independence, abductions of minority girls, their forced conversions and subsequent marriages was a widespread phenomenon in Pakistan. And calling them a heartrending issue, the report noted that successive governments in Pakistan had failed to take any effective action to prevent this tragic and inhuman practice. Based on the written submissions and the oral evidence presented before an Inquiry conducted by the APPG, it was confirmed that Hindu and Christian communities were…

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PM Narendra Modi skipped an all-party meeting ahead of Winter Session

Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today skipped an all-party meeting called by his government, a day before the start of the Winter Session of Parliament. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal were present from the government side. “We were expecting that the Prime Minister will attend the meeting and will share something with us. We wanted to ask more about the farm laws as there are some apprehensions that these three farm laws may again come in some other form,” said Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress leader in the Rajya Sabha. The Congress demanded that compensation be paid to families of farmers who passed away during the protest. The fuel price rise and tensions with China at the Line of Actual Control were also raised by the grand old party. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi denied that the Prime Minister violated a tradition by…

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Parliament’s Winter Session likely to commence on November 29

New Delhi [India], October 26 (ANI): The Winter Session of Parliament is likely to commence from November 29 and continue till December 23 according to sources. Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs has already finalised the proposal in this regard.The winter session of Parliament was not held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the monsoon session was marked by protests by the Opposition over the Pegasus spyware issue and repeal of the farmer’s law. The last Parliament session was curtailed sine die two days ahead of its scheduled adjournment. (ANI)

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