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Nov 19, 2019, 05.52 PM IST

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Lok Sabha Speaker takes note of Rahul Gandhi's absence from House

"His (Rahul Gandhi's) question was listed for the Question Hour and I wanted to give him a chance had he been present," the Speaker, Om Birla, remarked.

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  • Within minutes of commencement of the Question Hour, around 30 members from the Congress trooped into the Well, shouting slogans and demanding that the government stop attacking the opposition as well as foisting false cases.

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who failed to ask even a single question during the entire tenure of the 16th Lok Sabha and whose low level of participation was conspicuous all through his three terms as MP since 2004, seems to be taking a different stand in the 17th House.

    The NCP is in talks with ally Congress for a possible coalition with the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena after the latter's alliance with the BJP fell apart over the chief minister's post in Maharashtra. The state was placed under the President's rule on November 12 after no party or alliance staked claim to form government in the state.

    "The Rajya Sabha is about checks and balances. This is absolutely essential for our democracy. Debates have to be many and effective. But, there is also a difference between checking and clogging (and between) balance and blocking," he said. Modi also lauded NCP and the BJD for never rushing to the well of the House to raise their issues.

    As per the Management Information System (MIS), the average share of workforce under Mahatma Gandhi NREGS in the age group of 18-30 in 2018-19 stood at 9.10% or 70.74 lakh of the total workforce (777.41 lakh) under MRNREGA as compared to 10.07% or 72.74 lakh in 2015-16 when the total workforce under MGNREGA stood at 722.59 lakh.

    Union minister of state for home G Kishan Reddy said the Civil Aviation Ministry on August 27, 2018, issued the civil aviation requirement regarding 'Requirements for Operation of Civil Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAs/Drones)' in order to regulate and monitor the operation of the devices.

    On Monday, the first day of the Winter Session, Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had raised the issue of SPG security, saying the move to withdraw the cover of party chief Sonia Gandhi and former president Rahul Gandhi was "arbitrary".

    Gambhir, who is the only Lok Sabha MP in the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development, skipped the crucial meeting of the panel which drew a lot of flak from his political opponents. AAP has taken note of Gambhir missing the meeting and has now launched a concerted campaign against the cricketer-turned-politician.

    Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals refused to comment on why she had to be admitted.

    Ahead of Parliament's winter session, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Saturday appealed to all political parties for cooperation for ensuring smooth functioning of the House.

    The bill seeks to amend Citizenship Act, 1955 to grant Indian nationality to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who come to India after facing religious persecution in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan even if they don't possess proper documents. This was an election promise of the BJP in the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

    The bill is aimed at making minority communities such as Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan eligible to apply for Indian citizenship. The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on January 8 but due to protests from several organisations in northeast and some NDA allies, it was not tabled in the Rajya Sabha.

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