A- A A+
Last Updated : Aug 3 2020 9:12PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
PM Modi holds telephonic conversation with President of Afghanistan Dr Ashraf Ghani            India tests over 2 crore COVID-19 samples so far            Bihar: Relief & rescue operations in full swing in flood hit 14 districts            Raksha Bandhan being celebrated across country            IPL Cricket - 2020 to begin from Sept 19 in UAE           

National News

Jun 01, 2020

RS Chairman Venkaiah Naidu, LS Speaker Om Birla hold discussion to hold Monsoon Session of Parliament

Representational Pic
Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla today held a detailed discussion on holding the Monsoon Session of Parliament in the context of Corona virus induced norm of social distancing. Sources said, both the Presiding Officers underscored the need to adopt technology to enable Parliament Sessions as a long-term option to tide over situations when regular meetings are not possible.

They noted that since there is no requirement of maintaining confidentiality of the proceedings of the houses, which are open to general public besides being telecast live, Virtual Parliament is an option to be explored.

With regard to the ensuing Monsoon Session, they  directed the Secretaries General to examine the feasibility of using the Central Hall of Parliament appropriately to ensure social distancing. The options to be considered include holding the meeting of Lok Sabha in the Central Hall with the Rajya Sabha shifting to the Chamber of Lok Sabha and the sittings of both the houses to be held on alternate days. The two officials were also directed to examine in detail various technical and other arrangements to be ensured to enable smooth functioning of both the houses.

Both the Secretaries General also briefed the Presiding Officers regarding issues connected with the proposed virtual meetings of various committees of Parliament. These include providing a safe technological platform, complying with the rules of confidentiality of deliberations in such meetings and the difficulties in ensuring the same in case of virtual meetings.

With some newly elected members of the Rajya Sabha conveying to Mr Naidu, the difficulties involved in travelling to Delhi in view of  COVID-19, the Rajya Sabha Chairman has deferred administering oath to the 37 members elected unopposed. This will be considered later. 

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 3 (Aug) Midday News 3 (Aug) Evening News 3 (Aug) Hourly 3 (Aug) (1800hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 3 (Aug) दोपहर समाचार 3 (Aug) समाचार संध्या 3 (Aug) प्रति घंटा समाचार 3 (Aug) (1900hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 3 (Aug) Khabrein(Day) 3 (Aug) Khabrein(Eve) 2 (Aug)
Aaj Savere 3 (Aug) Parikrama 2 (Aug)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 3 (Aug) Samayki 3 (Aug) Sports Scan 23 (Mar) Spotlight/News Analysis 3 (Aug) Samachar Darshan 22 (Mar) Radio Newsreel 21 (Mar)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 12 (Mar) Surkhiyon Mein 29 (Jul) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 11 (Mar) Vaad-Samvaad 17 (Mar) Money Talk 17 (Mar) Current Affairs 6 (Mar) Sanskrit Saptahiki 1 (Aug)
  • Money Matters 22 (Mar)
  • International News 22 (Mar)
  • Press Review 23 (Mar)
  • From the States 23 (Mar)
  • Let's Connect 22 (Mar)
  • 360°- Ek Parivesh 23 (Mar)
  • Know Your Constitution 30 (Jan)
  • Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat 22 (Mar)
  • Sanskriti Darshan 23 (Mar)
  • Fit India New India 23 (Mar)
  • Weather Report 21 (Mar)
  • North East Diaries 22 (Mar)
  • 150 Years of Bapu 22 (Mar)
  • Sector Specific Discussions 22 (Mar)