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Winter session: Standstill in Parliament can be reflection on where the country is headed

December 16, 2016 8:20 pm

The juvenile tactic of disrupting Parliament sessions is deeply entrenched in Indian politics, but it should make you question the maturity of the MPs we've sent to represent us in Parliament

Demonetisation logjam: Govt reaches out to Opposition, PM Modi likely to attend Rajya Sabha tomorrow

November 23, 2016 5:56 pm

Earlier in the day, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan disallowed the adjournment motion notices by opposition parties for a debate on demonetisation, amid huge uproar from opposition benches.

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien settles spat over Bill

November 19, 2016 1:37 am

Congress MP K V P Rao had moved the Bill seeking special status for Andhra Pradesh through a constitutional amendment.

Rajya Sabha: 45 bills pending, some introduced 30 years ago

June 14, 2016 6:20 pm

The bills pending in Rajya Sabha includes the contentious Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-second Amendment) Bill, 2014, known as the GST Bill.

Rajya Sabha polls: BJP gains edge in Upper House but still short of majority

June 12, 2016 2:38 pm

If NDA fails to gain majority of votes, they would have to be dependent on regional parties to push for crucial legislations

Rajya Sabha polls -- Drama in Ranchi: Missing MLAs, a winning formula

June 12, 2016 4:16 am

Mahesh Poddar faced a stiff contest from the Opposition Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) candidate Basant Soren, the youngest son of party founder Shibu Soren.

Haryana Rajya Sabha polls: Hooda ‘rebellion’ ensures defeat for Congress-backed lawyer RK Anand

June 12, 2016 4:08 am

All 17 Congress MLAs were against voting for Anand, who was backed by state rival INLD — but their objections had been overruled by their party high command.

UP RS polls: Amid cross-voting scare, Sibal scrapes through, all SP candidates make the cut

June 12, 2016 3:01 am

BSP’s Satish Chandra Misra and Ashok Siddharth and BJP’s Shiv Pratap Shukla won too.

Rajya Sabha elections: BJP sweeps all 4 seats in Rajasthan, Congress-backed nominee loses

December 04, 2018 11:16 am

While Naidu and Mathur each got 42 votes, BJP's other two candiates Harsh Vardhan, a member of erstwhile Dungarpur royal family, and Ramkumar Verma, a retired RBI official, secured 40 each.

Rajya Sabha election: MJ Akbar, Anil Dave of BJP, Vivek Tankha of Congress win from Madhya Pradesh

December 04, 2018 11:05 am

Senior journalist M J Akbar and state BJP leader and strategist Dave polled 58 votes each, while Tankha secured 62 votes--57 from Congress, four from BSP and one independent, returning officer Bhagwandas Israni said.

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Rajya Sabha nominations 2016: Faces to look out for

May 30, 2016 6:17 pm

Parties like BJP, Congress, JD(U), RJD among other have revealed some of the names as their nomination for Rajya Sabha in 2016. Here are a few:

RAJYA SABHA VIDEOS

Aircel-Maxis scam: Uproar in Parliament over Karti Chidambaram's role

March 01, 2016 9:05 am

New Delhi, Mar 01 (ANI): Proceedings in the Parliament were adjourned today following an uproar by AIADMK members over former finance minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram's alleged involvement in the Aircel-Maxis scam. AIADMK members marched into the Well of the House and raised slogans against Karti, following which the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2.00 pm. Meanwhile, a similar situation prevailed in the Lok Sabha as well.

I attended Mahishasura event in JNU: BJP MP

February 26, 2016 9:26 am

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Confirming his attendance at the ‘Mahishasura festival’ of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in 2011, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Udit Raj on Friday said that he changed his thoughts after joining the saffron party. Raj further stated that Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani’s remarks on the Mahishasura event were political and he attended the event as an activist then. Irani had yesterday created a huge uproar in the Rajya Sabha by reading out a document on the Mahishasur Puja, observed on the JNU campus every October since 2011.

Rajya Sabha adjourned over Rohith Vemula case

February 24, 2016 7:34 am

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Rajya Sabha Deputy chairman PJ Kurien adjourned the house again till noon as Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati raised the issue of Rohith Vemula, a Dalit student who committed suicide earlier this year after being suspended that created ado. Other BSP MPs also started sloganeering against the Central Government and demanded justice for Vemula's family.

PM Modi calls all-party meet to discuss Budget Session

February 16, 2016 4:57 am

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called an all-party meet of the leaders of Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha to discuss upcoming budget session. The Budget Session of Parliament will commence on February 23. The Rail Budget will be presented on February 25 and the Economic survey on February 26. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Union Budget for 2016-17 on February 29.