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Parliament-of-India

Last session of 16th Lok Sabha ends, both Houses of Parliament adjourned sine die

The last session of the current Lok Sabha – the 16th – ended today (Wednesday, Feb 13) with the Budget session drawing to a...
“Anti-BJP parties not satisfied by the CAG report on Rafale deal”

“Anti-BJP parties not satisfied by the CAG report on Rafale deal”

The Rafale deal sealed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is 2.8 per cent cheaper than the one negotiated by the previous Congress-led UPA...
Rafale deal

Rafale deal: CAG report along expected lines on price, but raises other questions

The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Rafale deal tabled on the last day of the Budget Session in the Parliament...
Bhupen Hazarika

Bhupen Hazarika’s son slams citizenship amendment bill, calls it ‘painfully unpopular’

Legendary musician Bhupen Hazarika's son Tez Hazarika has lashed out at the government over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 - a proposed law to...

Budget Session Begins: President Ram Nath Kovind lists Modi govt achievements

The Budget Session began today (Thursday, January 31), with President Ram Nath Kovind addressing the joint sitting of members of both the Houses of...
Modi govt’s Bill for 10 pc quota to general category poor may be passed, but is it just a jumla?

Modi govt’s Bill for 10 pc quota to general category poor may be passed,...

The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill that seeks to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education for the general category poor, brought in...
“124th Constitution Amendment Bill waits for Rajya Sabha clearance”

“124th Constitution Amendment Bill waits for Rajya Sabha clearance”

Lok Sabha on Tuesday (Jan 8) passed the 124th Constitutional Amendment Bill seeking to provide 10% reservation for the economically weaker section among the...

Won’t let Triple-Talaq bill pass in Rajya Sabha: Congress

The contentious triple talaq bill seeking to criminalise instant divorce is set to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Monday (Dec 31). Congress said...

Mary Kom bags sixth Gold at World Boxing Championship

India's boxing legend MC Mary Kom bagged her sixth gold medal at the Women's World Boxing Championship by defeating Ukraine's Hanna Okhota in the...
Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj quits electoral politics, rules out contesting in 2019

Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj today (Tuesday, Nov 20) ruled herself out of the 2019 general elections, citing health reasons, said media reports. Among...
AAP leader Ashutosh quits, Kejriwal rejects resignation: ‘Not in this life’

AAP leader Ashutosh quits, Kejriwal rejects resignation: ‘Not in this life’

The resignation of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and former journalist Ashutosh, the latest in a long list of leaders who parted ways with...
Parliament’s most productive monsoon session since 2000 ended Friday

Parliament’s most productive monsoon session since 2000 ended Friday

The monsoon session of the Parliament drew to a close on Friday, August 10, as the ‘most productive’ one since the year 2000, according...
Monsoon session: Uproar over Rafale deal, Congress demands JPC probe

Monsoon session: Uproar over Rafale deal, Congress demands JPC probe

Opposition parties on the last day of Parliament’s monsoon session raised the issue of alleged scam in Rafale deal and demanded answers from the...
“Harivansh win a sign of 2019 election outcome”

“Harivansh win a sign of 2019 election outcome”

Mudda candidate debate if the opposition has any chances in the Lok Sabha polls next year, panellist asks why whip was not issued ahead...
Rajya Sabha Dy Chiarman election: Hariprasad of Opposition against Harivansh of NDA

Rajya Sabha Dy Chiarman election: Hariprasad of Opposition against Harivansh of NDA

Congress MP BK Hariprasad is the Opposition’s joint candidate for the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman, election for which is to be held...
“BJP will easily ensure win for its RS Dy Chairman candidate”

“BJP will easily ensure win for its RS Dy Chairman candidate”

Panellists feel that BJP will do a fine balance in keeping its allies happy The choice of the deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha has opened...
Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election on August 9, day before end of session

Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election on August 9, day before end of session

The election for the post of Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha will be held at 11 am on August 9, announced Chairman M...
NRC: Significant omissions surface, Opposition-BJP clash; Rajnath says don’t politicise

NRC: Significant omissions surface, Opposition-BJP clash; Rajnath says don’t politicise

The draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens, although still to be finalised, came under question with some significant and unlikely lapses and omissions...
Opposition deciding on common candidate for RS Dy Chairman’s post to defeat BJP

Opposition deciding on common candidate for RS Dy Chairman’s post to defeat BJP

It would be another occasion for Opposition to come together when they finalise a consensus candidate for elections to the post of deputy chairman...
Four new members nominated to Rajya Sabha, an ex-BJP MP and a RSS ideologue among them

Four new members nominated to Rajya Sabha, an ex-BJP MP and a RSS ideologue...

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday, July 14, nominated four persons to the Rajya Sabha. The nominations were made on the advice of Prime...
In no position to impose choice, BJP pushes for consensus on Rajya Sabha Dy Chairman

In no position to impose choice, BJP pushes for consensus on Rajya Sabha Dy...

Lacking the numbers to have its own nominee elected as the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, the post that fell vacant as Congress leader...
Parliament’s Monsoon session to be held from July 18 till August 10, will have 18 working days

Parliament’s Monsoon session to be held from July 18 till August 10, will have...

The monsoon session of Parliament will commence from July 18 and end on August 10, the Cabinet Committee of Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) recommended on...
Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu rejects impeachment notice against Chief Justice

Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu rejects impeachment notice against Chief Justice

Vice  President of India and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday, April 23, rejected the notice for impeachment of Chief Justice of...
“Everyone viewing impeachment issue through own lens”

“Everyone viewing impeachment issue through own lens”

Storm in APN’s premier debate show over notice to Rajya Sabha chairman for proceedings against Chief Justice of India, journalist sees yet another instance...
Effort on to ensure anti-BJP votes are not divided

“Effort on to ensure anti-BJP votes are not divided”

Panellists feel the opposition will have to set aside petty differences to succeed in presenting a viable alternative to Modi West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata...
BJP expands its lead as single largest party in Rajya Sabha, but no majority yet

BJP expands its lead as single largest party in Rajya Sabha, but no majority...

Bagging 28 of the 58 Rajya Sabha seats for which elections were held on Friday, March 23, the BJP further consolidated its position as...
rajya sabha candidates: Cong goes for new faces, BJP list has some new entrants

Rajya Sabha candidates: Cong goes for new faces, BJP list has some new entrants

The Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday announced names of their nominees for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls to be held on March...
“Opposition must have unity and common agenda”

“Opposition must have unity and common agenda”

Throwing out the BJP government cannot be the sole purpose of any party or forum if it wants to win elections, say Mudda speakers...
Both Houses of Parliament adjourned amid uproar over PNB fraud and special status to Andhra Pradesh

Both Houses of Parliament adjourned amid uproar over PNB fraud and special status to...

Both Houses of Parliament, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, were adjourned on Monday, March 5 soon after they met, on the first...
Major relief to students! NCERT to cut syllabus by half

Major relief to students! NCERT to cut syllabus by half

Detailing the reforms school education under consideration, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said that examinations and detentions would be introduced. In a major relief to school...
“Some MPs’ assets have increased five times in as many years”

“Some MPs’ assets have increased five times in as many years”

Mudda panel congratulates activist SN Shukla for taking the initiative after apex court says not just candidates, their spouses and dependents, too, should reveal...
BJP dubs Congress #MisogynisticModi video a “flippant message”

BJP dubs Congress #MisogynisticModi video a “flippant message”

Congress shared the video with a text which reads, “Misogyny runs deep within the BJP and PM Modi's statements are a classic example of...
Opposition boycotts Rajya Sabha, allege their voice is being muzzled

Opposition boycotts Rajya Sabha, allege their voice is being muzzled

Opposition parties on Tuesday boycotted Rajya Sabha alleging that the Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu wasn't allowing them to raise matters of concern and their...
Cant disclose Rafale deal details due to Secrecy Agreement: MoD Nirmala Sitharaman

Cant disclose Rafale deal details due to Secrecy Agreement: MoD Nirmala Sitharaman

The government cannot disclose details of the Rafale fighter aircraft deal due to a "Secrecy Agreement" with France, Minister of Defence (MoD) Nirmala Sitharaman...
Rajya Sabha disrupted amid uproar from AAP, SP, Congress MPs

Rajya Sabha disrupted amid uproar from AAP, SP, Congress MPs

Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu first adjourned the house after Samajwadi Party MPs staged protest against the alleged encounter killings in UP. Amid continuing uproar...
EC suggests 5 amendments to Constitution for simultaneous polls

EC suggests 5 amendments to Constitution for simultaneous polls

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat, Photo Credit: Agencies Election Commission backs proposal for simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls but says 5 Articles under the...
EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs for Office Of Profit

EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs for Office Of Profit

Disqualification of 20 MLAs will leave AAP with a reduced strength of 42 in the 70-member Delhi Assembly, still in majority, while by-polls would...
Union Budget to be presented on Feb 1, budget session starts from Jan 29

Union Budget to be presented on Feb 1, budget session starts from Jan 29

Union parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar announces schedule for the budget session, President Ram Nath Kovind to address both Houses on Jan 29 Soon after the...
No consensus on anti-triple talaq Bill, Parliament’s winter session ends

No consensus on anti-triple talaq Bill, Parliament’s winter session ends

Centre refuses to yield to Opposition’s demand for referring anti-triple talaq Bill to a RS select committee, will try to move the Bill again...
Debate on anti-triple talaq Bill stalled in Rajya Sabha again amid Opposition uproar

Debate on anti-triple talaq Bill stalled in Rajya Sabha again amid Opposition uproar

Consensus evades on the passage of the Bill with just one day left before the winter session of Parliament concludes, Opposition presses for RS...
Shia Board trying since 2007 to abolish triple talaq

“Shia Board trying since 2007 to abolish triple talaq”

Mudda debates bill, wonders why a civil offence should be turned into a criminal one, status-quoist speakers prioritise women’s security and maintenance over dignity,...
Centre-Opposition spar in Rajya Sabha, Anti-Triple Talaq Bill debate deferred till tomorrow

Centre-Opposition spar in Rajya Sabha, Anti-Triple Talaq Bill debate deferred till tomorrow

Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill was introduced in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday amid Opposition protests, demand for referring it to select panel  With just...

AAP snubs Vishwas, nominates Sanjay Singh, Sushil Gupta & ND Gupta for RS polls

AAP leader Kumar Vishwas slams “dictator” Arvind Kejriwal, hints at making disclosures that could embarrass the Delhi chief minister  Predictable as it was, Kumar Vishwas...

Maharashtra on the edge as Dalit protests intensify after Bhima-Koregaon clashes

Parliament proceedings disrupted by Opposition members over caste violence, Dalit agitators derail normalcy in Mumbai, Pune, Thane and Nagpur  Amid violent protests by members of...
Modi govt forced to refer NMC Bill to Parl panel; docs end stir

Modi govt forced to refer NMC Bill to Parl panel; docs end stir

Centre refers NMC Bill to a Parliamentary standing committee amid country-wide protests by doctors, IMA representatives over proposal for scrapping MCI In a setback for...
Vishwas eyes Rajya Sabha as AAP seeks to check-mate plan with Ajmer by-poll ticket

Vishwas eyes Rajya Sabha as AAP seeks to check-mate plan with Ajmer by-poll ticket

A section of Aam Aadmi Party workers are demanding that the party project its Rajasthan in-charge Vishwas as candidate for Ajmer by-poll The Aam Aadmi...
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PM Modi’s charge of Manmohan Singh colluding with Pak disrupts Parliament for fourth day

Disruptions continued to dog the Parliament on the fourth day of winter session, forcing Rajya Sabha to be adjourned for the day on Wednesday,...
Opposition uproar leads to adjournment of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha

Opposition uproar leads to adjournment of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha

Congress leaders created ruckus – seeking apology from PM Narendra Modi over his “conspiracy with Pakistan” allegations against Dr Manmohan Singh. Following continuous ruckus from...
MP High Court judge cleared of sexual harassment charges by Rajya Sabha panel

MP High Court judge cleared of sexual harassment charges by Rajya Sabha panel

Justice SK Gangele of the Madhya Pradesh High Court has been cleared of the charge of sexual harassment by an inquiry committee constituted by...
JD (U) rebels Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar disqualified from Rajya Sabha

JD (U) rebels Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar disqualified from Rajya Sabha

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s faction of the JD (U) had demanded the disqualification; Sharad Yadav says he will continue fight to save democracy In...
Padmavati to hit theatres on Dec 1, SC refuses to stay release

Padmavati to hit theatres on Dec 1, SC refuses to stay release

Petition challenging films release had said ‘Padmavati’ distorts historical facts, Deepika Padukone’s ‘thumkas’ in the Ghoomar song hurt sentiments of Rajputs The Supreme Court, on Thursday,...
Amit Shah and Smriti Irani take oath as Rajya Sabha MPs

Amit Shah and Smriti Irani take oath as Rajya Sabha MPs

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president administered oath of office and secrecy by Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. This marks the beginning of...
Manik Sarkar

Left parties lash out at Centre after Doordarshan blacks out Manik Sarkar’s I-Day speech

CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury asks: “If this isn't authoritarianism and undeclared Emergency, what is?” Prasar Bharati, which governs Doordarshan, says it will be...
Janata Dal (United) sacks Sharad Yadav as party leader in Rajya Sabha

Janata Dal (United) sacks Sharad Yadav as party leader in Rajya Sabha

On Thursday, another dissenting leader, Ali Anwar Ansari was punished for attending opposition meet Senior Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav was sacked as party’s...
Venkaiah Naidu takes oath of office as Vice President; Congress – BJP sparring continues

Venkaiah Naidu takes oath of office as Vice President; Congress – BJP sparring continues

Rajya Sabha members urged Naidu to continue the practice of not allowing any bill to be passed in the din and also to ensure...
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Ahmed Patel

Rajya Sabha election: Congress’ Ahmad Patel’s fate remained undecided till late

It was a cliffhanger of an election to Rajya Sabha in Gujarat, the results of which, expected by evening, were still awaited till late...
Kapil Sibal

Congress alleges scam, asks, why two types Of ₹500 notes?

Congress leader Kapil Sibal told the members  of the Rajya Sabha that the notes  were of different shapes and sizes The opposition Congress on Tuesday...
Ahead of RS poll-day, jittery Congress fights to keep its stock together in Gujarat

Ahead of RS poll-day, jittery Congress fights to keep its stock together in Gujarat

Hit by defections, the Congress brought back its 44 MLAs from Bengaluru on Monday, only to lock them up again at a resort in Anand....
M Venkaiah Naidu elected Vice President

M Venkaiah Naidu elected Vice President

Ruling NDA’s candidate M Venkaiah Naidu was elected Vice President of India with 516 votes out of 785 votes polled. Opposition’s candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi...
Vice President election underway, results likely by 7pm

Vice President election underway, results likely by 7pm

Ruling NDA’s candidate M Venkaiah Naidu is tipped to be voted India’s next vice president, also the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, in...

Privilege motion moved against Sushma Swaraj in Rajya Sabha for “misleading the House”

The Congress along with other opposition parties has moved a privilege motion against External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the Rajya Sabha for allegedly...
Uproar in Rajya Sabha over renaming UP’s Mughalsarai station after BJP icon Deen Dayal Upadhyay

Uproar in Rajya Sabha over renaming UP’s Mughalsarai station after BJP icon Deen Dayal...

SP and BSP members oppose Centre’s decision to allow Yogi Adityanath government’s proposal for renaming the railway station that was established in 1862, BJP...
I-T raids Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar

I-T raids Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar, Congress creates furore in Parliament; calls it “unprecedented...

Shivakumar and his brother are hosting 44 Congress MLAs from Gujarat at a resort in Bengaluru to guard against BJP’s alleged attempts of horse-trading...

Congress protests NOTA option in Rajya Sabha polls, moves Supreme Court

The party had earlier also urged the Election Commission to scrap the option of NOTA  in the ballot papers for Aug  8 polls The...
Gaining political ground till few months ago, Congress once again loses the plot in Gujarat

Gaining political ground till few months ago, Congress once again loses the plot in...

With imminent defeat of Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary Ahmed Patel in the Aug 8 RS polls, grand old party stares at another...
CPM to lose its best voice in RS, denies 3rd RS term to Yechury

CPM to lose its best voice in RS, denies 3rd RS term to Sitaram...

Struggling for political survival, Bengal and Kerala factions of the party fail to rise above their internal squabbles By Puneet Nicholas Yadav On Tuesday, after a...
Ahmed Patel

Sonia Gandhi’s confidante Ahmad Patel’s chance of getting re-elected to Rajya Sabha is bleak....

Veteran Congress Leader Shankersinh Vaghela’s exit may hurt Congress even before the Assembly elections as his untimely decision has put Sonia Gandhi’s confidante Ahmed...
Mayawati

Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari accepts Mayawati’s resignation

Bahujan Samaj Party Supremo Mayawati’s resignation was accepted by Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Thursday. The letter was accepted only after Mayawati submitted it...
Ghulam Nabi Azad

Opposition Criticize Government for Inaction against Lynching Culprits

Govt. says equally concerned The NDA government had tough time in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday when opposition leaders alleged involvement of “some members of BJP...
Mayawati

Opposition backs Mayawati, BJP call resignation a drama

Many opposition leaders came out in support of BSP leader Mayawati who resigned from the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday claiming that she was disallowed...
Mayawati quits Rajya Sabha for being disallowed to raise issue of Dalit atrocities

Mayawati quits Rajya Sabha for being disallowed to raise issue of Dalit atrocities

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Supremo Mayawati on Tuesday resigned from the Rajya Sabha claiming that she was disallowed to speak on atrocities against Dalits...
Vice-presidential elections on August 5

Vice-presidential elections on August 5

After completing two terms, Hamid Ansari to retire on August 10 The Election Commission on Thursday announced that the election for the 13th Vice-President of...
Presidential elections to be held on July 17, says CEC Naseem Zaidi

Presidential elections to be held on July 17, says CEC Naseem Zaidi

President Pranab Mukherjee's term will expire on July 25 Chief Election Commissioner Naseem Zaidi on Wednesday announced the date for presidential elections on July 17...
PM Modi's speech in response to President's address at Rajya Sabha

PM Modi’s speech in response to President’s address at Rajya Sabha

Watch PM Modi responding to President's address at Rajya Sabha. He shares his opinion on Congress, and ends his speech with a poem.
Rajya Sabha is being disrupted right now by shouting Congress members

Rajya Sabha is being disrupted right now by shouting Congress members

Rajya Sabha was again disrupted when members started shouting and protesting.

'Rajya Sabha' - 81 News Results

Parliament-of-India

Last session of 16th Lok Sabha ends, both Houses of Parliament adjourned sine die

The last session of the current Lok Sabha – the 16th – ended today (Wednesday, Feb 13) with the Budget session drawing to a...
“Anti-BJP parties not satisfied by the CAG report on Rafale deal”

“Anti-BJP parties not satisfied by the CAG report on Rafale deal”

The Rafale deal sealed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is 2.8 per cent cheaper than the one negotiated by the previous Congress-led UPA...
Rafale deal

Rafale deal: CAG report along expected lines on price, but raises other questions

The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Rafale deal tabled on the last day of the Budget Session in the Parliament...
Bhupen Hazarika

Bhupen Hazarika’s son slams citizenship amendment bill, calls it ‘painfully unpopular’

Legendary musician Bhupen Hazarika's son Tez Hazarika has lashed out at the government over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 - a proposed law to...

Budget Session Begins: President Ram Nath Kovind lists Modi govt achievements

The Budget Session began today (Thursday, January 31), with President Ram Nath Kovind addressing the joint sitting of members of both the Houses of...
Modi govt’s Bill for 10 pc quota to general category poor may be passed, but is it just a jumla?

Modi govt’s Bill for 10 pc quota to general category poor may be passed,...

The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill that seeks to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education for the general category poor, brought in...
“124th Constitution Amendment Bill waits for Rajya Sabha clearance”

“124th Constitution Amendment Bill waits for Rajya Sabha clearance”

Lok Sabha on Tuesday (Jan 8) passed the 124th Constitutional Amendment Bill seeking to provide 10% reservation for the economically weaker section among the...

Won’t let Triple-Talaq bill pass in Rajya Sabha: Congress

The contentious triple talaq bill seeking to criminalise instant divorce is set to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Monday (Dec 31). Congress said...

Mary Kom bags sixth Gold at World Boxing Championship

India's boxing legend MC Mary Kom bagged her sixth gold medal at the Women's World Boxing Championship by defeating Ukraine's Hanna Okhota in the...
Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj quits electoral politics, rules out contesting in 2019

Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj today (Tuesday, Nov 20) ruled herself out of the 2019 general elections, citing health reasons, said media reports. Among...
AAP leader Ashutosh quits, Kejriwal rejects resignation: ‘Not in this life’

AAP leader Ashutosh quits, Kejriwal rejects resignation: ‘Not in this life’

The resignation of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and former journalist Ashutosh, the latest in a long list of leaders who parted ways with...
Parliament’s most productive monsoon session since 2000 ended Friday

Parliament’s most productive monsoon session since 2000 ended Friday

The monsoon session of the Parliament drew to a close on Friday, August 10, as the ‘most productive’ one since the year 2000, according...
Monsoon session: Uproar over Rafale deal, Congress demands JPC probe

Monsoon session: Uproar over Rafale deal, Congress demands JPC probe

Opposition parties on the last day of Parliament’s monsoon session raised the issue of alleged scam in Rafale deal and demanded answers from the...
“Harivansh win a sign of 2019 election outcome”

“Harivansh win a sign of 2019 election outcome”

Mudda candidate debate if the opposition has any chances in the Lok Sabha polls next year, panellist asks why whip was not issued ahead...
Rajya Sabha Dy Chiarman election: Hariprasad of Opposition against Harivansh of NDA

Rajya Sabha Dy Chiarman election: Hariprasad of Opposition against Harivansh of NDA

Congress MP BK Hariprasad is the Opposition’s joint candidate for the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman, election for which is to be held...
“BJP will easily ensure win for its RS Dy Chairman candidate”

“BJP will easily ensure win for its RS Dy Chairman candidate”

Panellists feel that BJP will do a fine balance in keeping its allies happy The choice of the deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha has opened...
Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election on August 9, day before end of session

Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election on August 9, day before end of session

The election for the post of Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha will be held at 11 am on August 9, announced Chairman M...
NRC: Significant omissions surface, Opposition-BJP clash; Rajnath says don’t politicise

NRC: Significant omissions surface, Opposition-BJP clash; Rajnath says don’t politicise

The draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens, although still to be finalised, came under question with some significant and unlikely lapses and omissions...
Opposition deciding on common candidate for RS Dy Chairman’s post to defeat BJP

Opposition deciding on common candidate for RS Dy Chairman’s post to defeat BJP

It would be another occasion for Opposition to come together when they finalise a consensus candidate for elections to the post of deputy chairman...
Four new members nominated to Rajya Sabha, an ex-BJP MP and a RSS ideologue among them

Four new members nominated to Rajya Sabha, an ex-BJP MP and a RSS ideologue...

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday, July 14, nominated four persons to the Rajya Sabha. The nominations were made on the advice of Prime...
In no position to impose choice, BJP pushes for consensus on Rajya Sabha Dy Chairman

In no position to impose choice, BJP pushes for consensus on Rajya Sabha Dy...

Lacking the numbers to have its own nominee elected as the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, the post that fell vacant as Congress leader...
Parliament’s Monsoon session to be held from July 18 till August 10, will have 18 working days

Parliament’s Monsoon session to be held from July 18 till August 10, will have...

The monsoon session of Parliament will commence from July 18 and end on August 10, the Cabinet Committee of Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) recommended on...
Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu rejects impeachment notice against Chief Justice

Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu rejects impeachment notice against Chief Justice

Vice  President of India and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday, April 23, rejected the notice for impeachment of Chief Justice of...
“Everyone viewing impeachment issue through own lens”

“Everyone viewing impeachment issue through own lens”

Storm in APN’s premier debate show over notice to Rajya Sabha chairman for proceedings against Chief Justice of India, journalist sees yet another instance...
Effort on to ensure anti-BJP votes are not divided

“Effort on to ensure anti-BJP votes are not divided”

Panellists feel the opposition will have to set aside petty differences to succeed in presenting a viable alternative to Modi West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata...
BJP expands its lead as single largest party in Rajya Sabha, but no majority yet

BJP expands its lead as single largest party in Rajya Sabha, but no majority...

Bagging 28 of the 58 Rajya Sabha seats for which elections were held on Friday, March 23, the BJP further consolidated its position as...
rajya sabha candidates: Cong goes for new faces, BJP list has some new entrants

Rajya Sabha candidates: Cong goes for new faces, BJP list has some new entrants

The Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday announced names of their nominees for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls to be held on March...
“Opposition must have unity and common agenda”

“Opposition must have unity and common agenda”

Throwing out the BJP government cannot be the sole purpose of any party or forum if it wants to win elections, say Mudda speakers...
Both Houses of Parliament adjourned amid uproar over PNB fraud and special status to Andhra Pradesh

Both Houses of Parliament adjourned amid uproar over PNB fraud and special status to...

Both Houses of Parliament, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, were adjourned on Monday, March 5 soon after they met, on the first...
Major relief to students! NCERT to cut syllabus by half

Major relief to students! NCERT to cut syllabus by half

Detailing the reforms school education under consideration, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said that examinations and detentions would be introduced. In a major relief to school...
“Some MPs’ assets have increased five times in as many years”

“Some MPs’ assets have increased five times in as many years”

Mudda panel congratulates activist SN Shukla for taking the initiative after apex court says not just candidates, their spouses and dependents, too, should reveal...
BJP dubs Congress #MisogynisticModi video a “flippant message”

BJP dubs Congress #MisogynisticModi video a “flippant message”

Congress shared the video with a text which reads, “Misogyny runs deep within the BJP and PM Modi's statements are a classic example of...
Opposition boycotts Rajya Sabha, allege their voice is being muzzled

Opposition boycotts Rajya Sabha, allege their voice is being muzzled

Opposition parties on Tuesday boycotted Rajya Sabha alleging that the Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu wasn't allowing them to raise matters of concern and their...
Cant disclose Rafale deal details due to Secrecy Agreement: MoD Nirmala Sitharaman

Cant disclose Rafale deal details due to Secrecy Agreement: MoD Nirmala Sitharaman

The government cannot disclose details of the Rafale fighter aircraft deal due to a "Secrecy Agreement" with France, Minister of Defence (MoD) Nirmala Sitharaman...
Rajya Sabha disrupted amid uproar from AAP, SP, Congress MPs

Rajya Sabha disrupted amid uproar from AAP, SP, Congress MPs

Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu first adjourned the house after Samajwadi Party MPs staged protest against the alleged encounter killings in UP. Amid continuing uproar...
EC suggests 5 amendments to Constitution for simultaneous polls

EC suggests 5 amendments to Constitution for simultaneous polls

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat, Photo Credit: Agencies Election Commission backs proposal for simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls but says 5 Articles under the...
EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs for Office Of Profit

EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs for Office Of Profit

Disqualification of 20 MLAs will leave AAP with a reduced strength of 42 in the 70-member Delhi Assembly, still in majority, while by-polls would...
Union Budget to be presented on Feb 1, budget session starts from Jan 29

Union Budget to be presented on Feb 1, budget session starts from Jan 29

Union parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar announces schedule for the budget session, President Ram Nath Kovind to address both Houses on Jan 29 Soon after the...
No consensus on anti-triple talaq Bill, Parliament’s winter session ends

No consensus on anti-triple talaq Bill, Parliament’s winter session ends

Centre refuses to yield to Opposition’s demand for referring anti-triple talaq Bill to a RS select committee, will try to move the Bill again...
Debate on anti-triple talaq Bill stalled in Rajya Sabha again amid Opposition uproar

Debate on anti-triple talaq Bill stalled in Rajya Sabha again amid Opposition uproar

Consensus evades on the passage of the Bill with just one day left before the winter session of Parliament concludes, Opposition presses for RS...
Shia Board trying since 2007 to abolish triple talaq

“Shia Board trying since 2007 to abolish triple talaq”

Mudda debates bill, wonders why a civil offence should be turned into a criminal one, status-quoist speakers prioritise women’s security and maintenance over dignity,...
Centre-Opposition spar in Rajya Sabha, Anti-Triple Talaq Bill debate deferred till tomorrow

Centre-Opposition spar in Rajya Sabha, Anti-Triple Talaq Bill debate deferred till tomorrow

Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill was introduced in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday amid Opposition protests, demand for referring it to select panel  With just...

AAP snubs Vishwas, nominates Sanjay Singh, Sushil Gupta & ND Gupta for RS polls

AAP leader Kumar Vishwas slams “dictator” Arvind Kejriwal, hints at making disclosures that could embarrass the Delhi chief minister  Predictable as it was, Kumar Vishwas...

Maharashtra on the edge as Dalit protests intensify after Bhima-Koregaon clashes

Parliament proceedings disrupted by Opposition members over caste violence, Dalit agitators derail normalcy in Mumbai, Pune, Thane and Nagpur  Amid violent protests by members of...
Modi govt forced to refer NMC Bill to Parl panel; docs end stir

Modi govt forced to refer NMC Bill to Parl panel; docs end stir

Centre refers NMC Bill to a Parliamentary standing committee amid country-wide protests by doctors, IMA representatives over proposal for scrapping MCI In a setback for...
Vishwas eyes Rajya Sabha as AAP seeks to check-mate plan with Ajmer by-poll ticket

Vishwas eyes Rajya Sabha as AAP seeks to check-mate plan with Ajmer by-poll ticket

A section of Aam Aadmi Party workers are demanding that the party project its Rajasthan in-charge Vishwas as candidate for Ajmer by-poll The Aam Aadmi...
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PM Modi’s charge of Manmohan Singh colluding with Pak disrupts Parliament for fourth day

Disruptions continued to dog the Parliament on the fourth day of winter session, forcing Rajya Sabha to be adjourned for the day on Wednesday,...
Opposition uproar leads to adjournment of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha

Opposition uproar leads to adjournment of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha

Congress leaders created ruckus – seeking apology from PM Narendra Modi over his “conspiracy with Pakistan” allegations against Dr Manmohan Singh. Following continuous ruckus from...
MP High Court judge cleared of sexual harassment charges by Rajya Sabha panel

MP High Court judge cleared of sexual harassment charges by Rajya Sabha panel

Justice SK Gangele of the Madhya Pradesh High Court has been cleared of the charge of sexual harassment by an inquiry committee constituted by...
JD (U) rebels Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar disqualified from Rajya Sabha

JD (U) rebels Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar disqualified from Rajya Sabha

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s faction of the JD (U) had demanded the disqualification; Sharad Yadav says he will continue fight to save democracy In...
Padmavati to hit theatres on Dec 1, SC refuses to stay release

Padmavati to hit theatres on Dec 1, SC refuses to stay release

Petition challenging films release had said ‘Padmavati’ distorts historical facts, Deepika Padukone’s ‘thumkas’ in the Ghoomar song hurt sentiments of Rajputs The Supreme Court, on Thursday,...
Amit Shah and Smriti Irani take oath as Rajya Sabha MPs

Amit Shah and Smriti Irani take oath as Rajya Sabha MPs

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president administered oath of office and secrecy by Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. This marks the beginning of...
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Left parties lash out at Centre after Doordarshan blacks out Manik Sarkar’s I-Day speech

CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury asks: “If this isn't authoritarianism and undeclared Emergency, what is?” Prasar Bharati, which governs Doordarshan, says it will be...
Janata Dal (United) sacks Sharad Yadav as party leader in Rajya Sabha

Janata Dal (United) sacks Sharad Yadav as party leader in Rajya Sabha

On Thursday, another dissenting leader, Ali Anwar Ansari was punished for attending opposition meet Senior Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav was sacked as party’s...
Venkaiah Naidu takes oath of office as Vice President; Congress – BJP sparring continues

Venkaiah Naidu takes oath of office as Vice President; Congress – BJP sparring continues

Rajya Sabha members urged Naidu to continue the practice of not allowing any bill to be passed in the din and also to ensure...
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Ahmed Patel

Rajya Sabha election: Congress’ Ahmad Patel’s fate remained undecided till late

It was a cliffhanger of an election to Rajya Sabha in Gujarat, the results of which, expected by evening, were still awaited till late...
Kapil Sibal

Congress alleges scam, asks, why two types Of ₹500 notes?

Congress leader Kapil Sibal told the members  of the Rajya Sabha that the notes  were of different shapes and sizes The opposition Congress on Tuesday...
Ahead of RS poll-day, jittery Congress fights to keep its stock together in Gujarat

Ahead of RS poll-day, jittery Congress fights to keep its stock together in Gujarat

Hit by defections, the Congress brought back its 44 MLAs from Bengaluru on Monday, only to lock them up again at a resort in Anand....
M Venkaiah Naidu elected Vice President

M Venkaiah Naidu elected Vice President

Ruling NDA’s candidate M Venkaiah Naidu was elected Vice President of India with 516 votes out of 785 votes polled. Opposition’s candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi...
Vice President election underway, results likely by 7pm

Vice President election underway, results likely by 7pm

Ruling NDA’s candidate M Venkaiah Naidu is tipped to be voted India’s next vice president, also the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, in...

Privilege motion moved against Sushma Swaraj in Rajya Sabha for “misleading the House”

The Congress along with other opposition parties has moved a privilege motion against External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the Rajya Sabha for allegedly...
Uproar in Rajya Sabha over renaming UP’s Mughalsarai station after BJP icon Deen Dayal Upadhyay

Uproar in Rajya Sabha over renaming UP’s Mughalsarai station after BJP icon Deen Dayal...

SP and BSP members oppose Centre’s decision to allow Yogi Adityanath government’s proposal for renaming the railway station that was established in 1862, BJP...
I-T raids Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar

I-T raids Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar, Congress creates furore in Parliament; calls it “unprecedented...

Shivakumar and his brother are hosting 44 Congress MLAs from Gujarat at a resort in Bengaluru to guard against BJP’s alleged attempts of horse-trading...

Congress protests NOTA option in Rajya Sabha polls, moves Supreme Court

The party had earlier also urged the Election Commission to scrap the option of NOTA  in the ballot papers for Aug  8 polls The...
Gaining political ground till few months ago, Congress once again loses the plot in Gujarat

Gaining political ground till few months ago, Congress once again loses the plot in...

With imminent defeat of Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary Ahmed Patel in the Aug 8 RS polls, grand old party stares at another...
CPM to lose its best voice in RS, denies 3rd RS term to Yechury

CPM to lose its best voice in RS, denies 3rd RS term to Sitaram...

Struggling for political survival, Bengal and Kerala factions of the party fail to rise above their internal squabbles By Puneet Nicholas Yadav On Tuesday, after a...
Ahmed Patel

Sonia Gandhi’s confidante Ahmad Patel’s chance of getting re-elected to Rajya Sabha is bleak....

Veteran Congress Leader Shankersinh Vaghela’s exit may hurt Congress even before the Assembly elections as his untimely decision has put Sonia Gandhi’s confidante Ahmed...
Mayawati

Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari accepts Mayawati’s resignation

Bahujan Samaj Party Supremo Mayawati’s resignation was accepted by Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Thursday. The letter was accepted only after Mayawati submitted it...
Ghulam Nabi Azad

Opposition Criticize Government for Inaction against Lynching Culprits

Govt. says equally concerned The NDA government had tough time in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday when opposition leaders alleged involvement of “some members of BJP...
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Opposition backs Mayawati, BJP call resignation a drama

Many opposition leaders came out in support of BSP leader Mayawati who resigned from the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday claiming that she was disallowed...
Mayawati quits Rajya Sabha for being disallowed to raise issue of Dalit atrocities

Mayawati quits Rajya Sabha for being disallowed to raise issue of Dalit atrocities

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Supremo Mayawati on Tuesday resigned from the Rajya Sabha claiming that she was disallowed to speak on atrocities against Dalits...
Vice-presidential elections on August 5

Vice-presidential elections on August 5

After completing two terms, Hamid Ansari to retire on August 10 The Election Commission on Thursday announced that the election for the 13th Vice-President of...
Presidential elections to be held on July 17, says CEC Naseem Zaidi

Presidential elections to be held on July 17, says CEC Naseem Zaidi

President Pranab Mukherjee's term will expire on July 25 Chief Election Commissioner Naseem Zaidi on Wednesday announced the date for presidential elections on July 17...
PM Modi's speech in response to President's address at Rajya Sabha

PM Modi’s speech in response to President’s address at Rajya Sabha

Watch PM Modi responding to President's address at Rajya Sabha. He shares his opinion on Congress, and ends his speech with a poem.
Rajya Sabha is being disrupted right now by shouting Congress members

Rajya Sabha is being disrupted right now by shouting Congress members

Rajya Sabha was again disrupted when members started shouting and protesting.

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