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No special provision for citizenship to Hindus from Pakistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 12:46

Hindus who have migrated to India from Pakistan will have to go through the usual process to get Indian citizenship and no special provisions are being made for this, the government said.

Congress must resist `sectarian` tendencies of Modi govt: Sonia Gandhi

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 09:41

A day after hitting out at Narendra Modi-led government for spurt in incidents of communal violence across the country, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said that he party will attack the government over the issue.

Rajya Sabha takes up SEBI bill

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 16:08

The Rajya Sabha took up the Securities Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, with a view to curb the menace of ponzi schemes.

LS debates bill to set up commission on appointment of judges

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 15:25

The government asserted that a bill to set up a commission on appointment of judges is aimed at having a "fair procedure" for appointing judges to higher courts and it has no intention to have any confrontation with the judiciary on the issue.

Rekha makes `guest appearance` in Parliament amidst controversy

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 13:40

Under fire over her absence from the upper house, actor Rekha attended the Rajya Sabha for the first time in the session.

Shortage of 187.80 lakh dwelling units in urban areas

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 17:04

There is a shortage of 187.80 lakh dwelling units in urban areas in the country with Uttar Pradesh topping the list, the Rajya Sabha was informed.

Concern raised in Rajya Sabha over atrocities against women

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 16:31

Concern was voiced in Rajya Sabha over atrocities on women, children and weaker sections and "politicising" of the issue by top leaders of various political parties.

Kalapakkam nuke power plant to be commissioned next year

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 16:28

Thorium-based 300 MW nuclear power plant at Kalapakkam in Tamil Nadu will be commissioned next year, Parliament was informed.

Amendments in Whistleblowers Act under examination: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 15:34

Some changes in Whistleblowers Protection Act, aimed at ensuring safety of people exposing corruption, is being examined by the government, the Rajya Sabha was informed.

Trinamool, Left join hands to slam FDI in defence, railways

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 12:33

Bitter rivals Trinamool Congress and Left parties joined hands in Rajya Sabha to target the government over FDI in Defence and Railways, alleging that the decision was taken in a "hurry" and amounted to "selling" the country`s interests.

Central, state govt departments owe over Rs 79 crore to DD

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 15:45

Various central and state government departments, including Public Sector Undertakings, owe Rs 79.66 crore to national broadcaster Doordarshan, the government said.

Reports claiming bugging at my residence `baseless`: Nitin Gadkari

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 11:54

Amidst hullabaloo over reports claiming recovery of high power listening devices at his residence, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari reiterated that the report was “totally baseless and false”.