Parliament highlights: Triple Talaq ordinance tabled in Rajya Sabha, both houses adjourned

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Lok Sabha Rajya Sabha highlights: President Kovind spoke on a number of achievements of the government in his address to joint session of Parliament on Thursday.

Lok Sabha live, Lok Sabha, live updates, President's address, ram nath kovind, ram nath kovind parliament, president ram nath kovind, president, ram nath kovind parliament, parliament session, parliamnet session 2019, parliament live, parliament live today, parliament news, parliament today news parliament latest news, ram nath kovind news, ram nath kovind president of india, india newsPresident Kovind addresses joint session of Parliament on Thursday (ANI Photo)

President’s address to Parliament highlights: President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday underlined the achievements of the government in the sphere of national security, the UN listing of Masood Azhar, steps taken for the benefit of farmers and measures it introduced to help improve people’s lives in the last five years. Addressing a joint session of Parliament on the first day of the Budget Session, the first session since Lok Sabha elections were announced on May 23, the President touched upon a number of issues which included cross-border strikes on terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s One Nation One Election proposal as well as the contentious issue of triple talaq as he set out the government’s vision for the next five years.

A day after PM Modi convened an all-party meeting to discuss the implementation of One Nation One election, the President observed that this is an idea whose time has come. He said its implementation should be considered for the continuous growth of the country, which will also benefit citizens. He said that if this is implemented all political parties irrespective of their ideologies can focus their energy on issues of development and public service in a better manner.

With a discussion on Triple Talaq expected in the Parliament this session, President Kovind called for equality of women in the society said its time practices like nakah halala and Triple Talaq are removed. “I would urge all the members to cooperate in these efforts to make the lives of our sisters and daughters better and dignified,” he added. The President further said the government with its slogan of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ is looking to uplift all sections of the society and has introduced a number of schemes that will benefit one and all. Listing out the goals for the government in the next five years, the President said that it aims to lift India to a $5 trillion economy and believes in the idea of inclusive growth. Ending his speech, President Kovind urged all newly elected members in LokSabha to devote themselves to the cause of national development and work towards it with utmost sincerity.

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    Copies of 10 ordinances tabled in Parliament

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    15:22 (IST)20 Jun 2019
    Rajya Sabha adjourned

    Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day. Before the adjournment, the government tabled the Triple Talaq ordinance in the Upper House of the Parliament.  President Ram Nath Kovind addressed joint session of the Parliament earlier in the day.

    15:22 (IST)20 Jun 2019
    Rajya Sabha adjourned

    Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day. Before the adjournment, the government tabled the Triple Talaq ordinance in the Upper House of the Parliament.  President Ram Nath Kovind addressed joint session of the Parliament earlier in the day.

    14:41 (IST)20 Jun 2019
    Triple Talaq Ordinance laid in Rajya Sabha

    The Triple Talaq ordinance has been laid in Rajya Sabha hours after President Ram Nath Kovind's address to joint session of the Parliament

    14:41 (IST)20 Jun 2019
    Triple Talaq Ordinance laid in Rajya Sabha

    The Triple Talaq ordinance has been laid in Rajya Sabha hours after President Ram Nath Kovind's address to joint session of the Parliament

    13:45 (IST)20 Jun 2019
    Party will decide successor, says Rahul Gandhi

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    13:18 (IST)20 Jun 2019
    Parliament LIVE: Here's what Hema Malini says ahead of World Yoga day - watch

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    12:04 (IST)20 Jun 2019
    Parliament live: Its time, the 'One Nation, One Election' is implemented, says president

    Its time, the 'One Nation, One Election' is implemented in in the country, so that country's economy developn in faster rate and citizens also benefit from it. If itt is implementd, all political parties irresopective of their ideologies, can play their roles in development and public service, says president during his speech. in in the country, so that country's economy developn in faster rate and citizens also benefit from it. If itt is implementd, all political parties irresopective of their ideologies, can play their roles in development and public service, says president during his speech.

    11:59 (IST)20 Jun 2019
    Through OROP Government aims to take care of soldies, their families: President

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    11:55 (IST)20 Jun 2019
    Parliament live: Illegal infiltration a cause of concern. says President Kovind

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    11:50 (IST)20 Jun 2019
    India to hold G20 summit in 2022: President

    During his speech, President Kovind sid India has curved a niche of itself across the globe and the relations with our country along with others is good. In 2022, our country hosts 2022 summit. Also says the government working hard for peace in Jammu and Kashmir as well as Naxal affected areas.

    11:46 (IST)20 Jun 2019
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    11:42 (IST)20 Jun 2019
    Direct Benefit Transfer' helpend money to reach hands of rightful hands, says oresident Kovind at the session

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    11:38 (IST)20 Jun 2019
    India doung better in 'Ease of Doing Business': President Kovind

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    11:38 (IST)20 Jun 2019
    India doung better in 'Ease of Doing Business': President Kovind

    Under the 'Ease of Doing Business' the government ranked 142nd in 2014. in last 5 years, India now ranks 77. We must focus on reaching top 50, says president Kovind during his address to the joint session of the Parliament.

    11:31 (IST)20 Jun 2019
    Government spent Rs 19 crore through Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana: President

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    11:28 (IST)20 Jun 2019
    President lists number of achievements by government.

    Though Ujjala Yojana, the government hs made sure that that women are smoke free, Missin Indradhanush for vaccination, free electricity connection through Saubhagya Yojana, are being introduced for the development of the country and also improving lives of people in the country, says president during his speeches.

    11:21 (IST)20 Jun 2019
    India in second position in fish cultivation, says president

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    11:18 (IST)20 Jun 2019
    Government invested in large scare for betterment of rural India: President

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    11:15 (IST)20 Jun 2019
    Government takes steps to introduce pension for shopkeepers, small traders: President Kovind

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    11:15 (IST)20 Jun 2019
    Government takes steps to introduce pension for shopkeepers, small traders: President Kovind

    For the first time government took important step for small shopkeepers. A new pension has been announced for small shopkeepers and traders. This eill benefit 3 crore treders, syas president.

    11:12 (IST)20 Jun 2019
    Parliament live: Governmet working to fulfil drems of all, says president

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    11:09 (IST)20 Jun 2019
    Parliament live: President begins addressing joint session

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    10:58 (IST)20 Jun 2019
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    10:48 (IST)20 Jun 2019
    President leaves for Parliament

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    10:41 (IST)20 Jun 2019
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    10:25 (IST)20 Jun 2019
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    In the meantime, PM Narendra Modi chaired an all-party meeting on Tuesday. It was attended by presidents and chiefs of 21 out of 40 parties to discuss the issue of “one nation, one election”. The PM, while noting that there are many new faces in the Lok Sabha this time, pointed out that the first session should start with “fresh zeal and new thinking”.
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