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As the Winter Session of the Parliament entered its third week on Monday (December 2), the Rajya Sabha took the Hyderabad veterinarian rape-murder case for discussion in the House. 

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As the Winter Session of the Parliament entered its third week on Monday (December 2), both Houses took the Hyderabad veterinarian rape-murder case for discussion. 

Opposition members in the Lok Sabha led by the Congress raised the gang-rape and murder of a young woman veterinary doctor in Hyderabad with Speaker Om Birla advising them to take up the matter in Zero Hour. The Lok Sabha Speaker said the House is also concerned about the incident and that he would allow lawmakers to raise the issue after the Question Hour.

In the Rajya Sabha, condemned the gruesome act and called for stricter laws against perpetrators. 

In addition, the Lok Sabha today will have two key Bills for consideration and passing - The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019 and Arms (Amendment) Bill 2019.  The Rajya Sabha will consider three important Bills for consideration and passing - The Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Bill, 2019, The Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and and providing for the merger of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. 

Stay tuned to this live blog for latest updates from the Winter Session of Parliament: 

02 December 2019
20:17 PM

Lok Sabha gets adjourned for the day 

18:44 PM

Rajya Sabha passes the Prohibition Of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage) amendment bill 2019 by voice vote. 

18:44 PM

Answering questions on Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in Lok Sabha, '' We are a government that listens, whether it is criticism or input. When Home Minister responded to an industry leader, it was with a clear attitude that we are willing to hear or take criticism.'' She added, ''I have been called names in Parliament. If it is in anyone's DNA to ask questions and run away before answers are given, it is some other party and not our party. Each time we come to give replies instead of name-calling.''

16:23 PM

TMC MP Mahua Moitra questioned the government on corporate tax reduction and said, '' If this bill was really to help everybody, especially MSME sector, the tax rate reduction should apply to all entities. It should not apply to just the companies, it should apply to LLPs, partnership firms and other non-corporate entities also.''

16:11 PM

TMC leader MP Mahua Moitra slams government in Lok Sabha, said, '' The (corporate) tax cut that you have proposed only helps the profitable become more profitable. It does not do anything to revive a very large part of this economy which is struggling.''

16:10 PM

BJP MP Nishikant Dubey in Lok Sabha said, '' Before 1934 there was no concept of GDP. We should not consider GDP as Bible, Ramayana or Mahabharat. GDP will hold no importance in future. ''He further added, '' The present theory should just keep a check on the sustainable economic welfare of society and happiness of the common public."

15:42 PM

In a controversial remark, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday said in Lok Sabha that even though he respects Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, he thinks that she should be called 'Nirbala' because she is unable to speak her mind. 

14:39 PM

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi in Lok Sabha: I condemn Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury's statement on PM Modi and Amit Shah. President of Congress party ghuspethia hai (Congress president is an intruder). If Congress has any sense, he should apologise. Otherwise, I will demand that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi apologise on his behalf.

14:39 PM

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha: They are calling our leader Sonia Gandhi 'intruder'. What are you guys doing. If my leader is an intruder, then so is yours.

14:19 PM

Sonal Mansingh, RS MP on Veterinarian's rape & murder: While I'm ashamed & shocked, I'm also disappointed that such incidents are reported from across country. Why there is govt, Police, civil society apathy? Each time there're candle marches & rallies then, why is it continuing?

14:19 PM

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu suggestes rethink on the practice of allowing convicts in heinous crimes to go for mercy appeals

13:43 PM

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury issues clarification on his 'infiltrator' remarks on PM Modi, Amit Shah, says, "Opposition reacted before I finished my statement."

13:33 PM

Lok Sabha adjourned till 2:15 pm amid din as Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury seeks to clarify his statement on PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah.

13:33 PM

Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan: If you have not been able to provide security then leave it to the public to give judgement. Those who failed to provide security and those who committed the crime should be exposed in public, & then let people decide.

12:37 PM

This act has brought shame to the entire country. It has hurt everyone. The accused must be given the most stringent punishment. The government is ready to make a law punishing rape that this house suggests by consensus: Rajnath Singh

12:36 PM

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Hyderabad veterinary doctor rape-murder incident: This act has brought shame to the entire country. It has hurt everyone. The accused must be given the most stringent punishment for their crime.

12:23 PM

What is required is not a new bill. What is required is political will, administrative skill, change of mindset and then go for kill of the social evil: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on crimes against women.

12:22 PM

Congress MP from Nalgonda UKN Reddy speaks on Hyderabad vet rape-murder: A lady doctor was abducted, gang-raped, murdered and burnt in a high security area. One of the causes of the incident is the indiscriminate sale of liquor. We request a fast track court be set up and accused hanged till death.

12:21 PM

UKN Reddy, Congress MP from Nalgonda, Telangana in Lok Sabha: A lady doctor was abducted, gang-raped, murdered&burnt in a high security area. One of the causes of the incident is indiscriminate sale of liquor. We request a fast track court be set up and accused hanged till death.

11:56 AM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Lok Sabha on Punjab and Maharashtra Corporation bank scam: Nearly 78% of depositors of this bank are now allowed to withdraw their entire account balance.

11:33 AM

Discussion on Hyderabad veterinarian rape-murder case to be held in Lok Sabha at 12 noon. 

11:33 AM

Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan on Hyderabad vet's rape-murder case: I think it is time the people now want the government to give a proper and a definite answer. These type of people (the accused in rape ) need to be brought out in public and lynched.

11:28 AM

Congress leader Amee Yajnik in Rajya Sabha on rape-murder of Hyderabad vet: I request all the systems, judiciary, legislative, executive and other systems to come together to see that a social reformation takes place. This should be on emergency basis.

11:27 AM

AIADMK MP Vijila Sathyananth on Hyderabad vet rape-murder: The country is not safe for children and women. Four people, who committed this crime should be hanged till death before December 31. A fast track court should be set up. Justice delayed is justice denied.

11:27 AM

The issue of rape-murder of Telangana woman veterinarian raised in Lok Sabha; Speaker Om Birla says,"Desh mein jo ghatnayein ghat rahi hain uspe Sansad bhi chintit hai. I have given permission for discussion on this after Question Hour".

11:27 AM

DMK has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over economic recession and unprecedented job losses in IT sector.

11:26 AM

BJP MP Uday Pratap Singh gives Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha, over derogatory remarks made by Congress leader Adhir Ranjan against PM Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

11:26 AM

All India Trinamool Congress, Revolutionary Socialist Party, Shiv Sena and Congress has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over 'gang rape and killing of girls in Hyderabad'.

11:26 AM

Congress and Indian Union Muslim League has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over 'Chinese incursion into the territory of Arunachal Pradesh'.

11:25 AM

AAP MP Sanjay Singh has given Suspension of Business Notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267, over 'increasing crime against women and Hyderabad incident'.

11:24 AM

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP K Ravindra Kumar has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha, over 'harassment of political leaders and Dalits in Andhra Pradesh'.

11:23 AM

BJP MP Sampatiya Uike has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha, over 'high cost of medical treatment in private hospitals'.

11:23 AM

CPI MP Binoy Viswam has given 'Suspension of Business Notice' in Rajya Sabha under rule 267, over 'exponential rise in the price of essential commodities such as onions and pulses'

11:23 AM

BJP MP Prabhat Jha has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over 'increasing crime against women-specially the incident in Hyderabad'.

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