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Aug 23, 2013 at 03:32pm IST

New Delhi: 3:17 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till Monday. The Chairperson says he has no other option but to adjourn the House and he needs support from members to act against the two MPs.

3:16 pm: Rajya Sabha Chairperson holds two members responsible for taking the house to ransom. He says those who wanted the Prime Minsiter to reply are not supporting me to take action aganist the MPs.

3:14 pm: The Chairperson tells the House that he is deeply pained with the current situation saying that he wants to run the House. He asks MPs to allow functioning of the House as the Prime Minster is present to make an intervention as demanded by the Opposition. But uproar for United Andhra continues.

Rajya Sabha adjourned till Monday as Andhra MPs create uproar over Telangana

The Chairperson says he has no other option but to adjourn the House and he needs support from members to act against the two MPs.

3:10 pm: Rajya Sabha resumes but uproar over united Andhra continues.

3:02 pm: The Coal Minister says it is not correct to say large number of files are missing. He says if we are unable to trace the files accountability will be fixed. The minister says that the CBI has requisitioned documents from the Coal Ministry and it would be wrong to call them files. So far 769 documents, files have been handed over to the CBI, 497 files have been handed over. He says only 7 files are remaining to be made available and the rest is copies of applications and connected papers.

2:39 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned for 30 minutes as Seemandhra MPs create uproar Telangana.

2:38 pm: Andhra MPs create ruckus in the Rajya Sabha over Telangana. The Chairperson says that he will invoke rule 225 and asks for the support of the House on it.

2:33 pm: Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal gives a statement on missing coal scam files in the Rajya Sabha.

1:50 pm: Union Minister Kamal Nath say Parliament will function tomorrow but as the attendance will be low, the Food Security Bill will not be taken up tomorrow. He say, the discussion on the Food Security Bill will be taken up on Monday. Final decision on extending the Monsoon Session will be taken Parliament after Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs meeting, he adds.

1:15 pm: The Food Security will be discussed on Monday and the BJP will allow a discussion on it, say souces

12:58 pm: The Monsoon Session of Parliament is extended till September 5, say sources.

12:33 pm: Lok Sabha Speaker names 11 Andhra MPs against whom the government moved a suspension motion. Speaker asks MPs to withdraw from the House proceedings. Meanwhile, the Lower House is adjourned till tomorrow.

12:31 pm: Lok Sabha resumes as uproar by Seemandhra MPs over united Andhra continues.

12:28 pm: Rajya Sabha MPs create uproar in the House over rising crime against women. Some MPs give statistics of rising crime in UP blame the state government's inaction. The Chairperson requests members not to bring politics in such heinous crime.

12:35 pm: The government withdraws suspension motion from the Lok Sabha. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said, "The government is not pressing for the motion."

12:24 pm: MoS for Home RPN Singh says Mumbai incident is extremely tragic. The Maharashtra government has been asked to submit a detailed report and to take stongest steps in the matter. The government will come back to the House with all the details.

12:22 pm: RS Chairperson asks MP's not to bring politics on this and says there is no politics in this as all are concerned about the issue.

12:22 pm: Lok Sabha Speaker to make an announcement at 12:30 pm on motion to suspend 11 Andhra MPs for disrupting Parliament over Telangana.

12:21 pm: Rajya Sabha Chairman asks Minister of State for Home RPN Singh to take note of the concern and respond to the House.

12:15 pm: BJP Spokesperson Smriti Irani, Rajya Sabha, raises the issue of gangrape of a photojournalist by five men in Mumbai. She questions the security of women and list out such incidents that took place in the city in the last two months.

12:05 pm: Minutes after it resumed, the Lok Sabha is adjourned again as uproar over united Andhra continues.

12:02 pm: As soon as the Lok Sabha resumes, there is uproar in the House. Seemandhra MP's supporting a united Andhra raise solgans demanding justice.

11:18 am: Lok Sabha adjourned till 12 pm over protests by TDP, Congress MPs from Andhra Pradesh on Telangana issue. The government had on Thursday moved a suspension motion against 11 Andhra MPs for disrupting Parliament. The BJP had, however, opposed the resolution.

11:04 am: Lok Sabha adjourned as Opposition demands justice over coal scam.

Prime Minster Manmohan Singh is likely to break his silence and make a statement on Friday in the Rajya Sabha on the missing coal block allocation files. The Opposition has been demanding Singh's statement on the missing coal block files. However, the big question is that whether PM's statement would end the deadlock and will that make way for the smooth passage of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's pet project the Food Security Bill.

The Bharatiya Janata Party has said that it will not let Parliament run until the Prime Minister explains how crucial files connected to the alleged illegal allocation of coal blocks went missing.

Meanwhile, BJP MP Smriti Irani has moved a notice demanding suspension of question hour to raise the gangrape of a photojournalist in Mumbai. A 23-year-old photographer was allegedly gangraped by five men at Shakti Mill in Lower Parel of Central Mumbai on Thursday evening.

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