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Latest live news: Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu adjourns House for the day, urges the government and opposition parties to arrive consensus on the suspension of 12 lawmakers.
The House has been held up since start of the Winter Session, as Opposition parties protest to express support for the 12 MPs who were suspended in the last day of the previous session.
“Today I had a talk with Leader of House and some senior members of Opposition. I’d like to appeal to each one of you, please arrive at some consensus to see that the House functions normally,” said Naidu.
Ten new cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus reported in Delhi to take the total number to 20, says state health minister.
Work at banks across India is likely to suffer on Friday as lakhs of public sector bank (PSB) employees continue their two-day strike protesting privatisation of state-owned lenders.
Services such as deposits and withdrawals at branches, cheque clearance and loan approvals were affected Thursday. ATMs at many places were working. About 2.04 million cheques worth Rs 18,600 crore could not be transacted, said a union leader.
A joint parliamentary committee (JPC) on data protection suggested widening the scope of the law to cover non-personal data, mandatory mirroring of sensitive data locally, regulation of content on social media platforms and treating platforms that are not intermediaries as publishers.
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