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No decision yet on nationwide NRC, govt tells Rajya Sabha


Mar 17, 2021

Parliament Today Live News Updates: MoS for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said in the Lok Sabha that India will continue discussions with China to resolve the remaining issues along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh to achieve the objective of disengagement from all friction points.

Parliament Today Live Updates: The Centre on Wednesday said it has not taken any decision yet on the nationwide roll-out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai was replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha on whether the central government had any plans to implement the NRC throughout the country.  “Till now, the government has not taken any decision to prepare the National Register of Indian Citizens at the national level,” Rai said in a written reply.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that the supply of vaccines abroad is based on the assessment of adequate availability at home, which is continuously monitored by taking into account the requirement of the domestic vaccination programme as it unfolds in different phases.

Earlier on Wednesday, India said its engagement with China is “complex” and the two countries agreed that the future direction of ties should be built upon respecting each other’s sensitivities, concerns and aspirations, reported PTI.

Meanwhile in Rajya Sabha, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said India should take a cue from Australia and enact a law to make tech giants such as Facebook and Google pay local publishers of news content. Raising the issue through a Zero Hour mention, the former deputy chief minister of Bihar said, “The government must make Google, Facebook and YouTube pay print and news channels for the news content they are using freely.”

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