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BJP slams Congress for blocking OBC bill

The BJP National Executive hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the NDA government on Sunday for enacting a bill to grant constitutional status to the OBC Commission and slammed the Congress for blocking it in the Rajya Sabha.

Parliament adjourned sine die; Budget Session 'golden', says Centre

Parliament was on Wednesday adjourned sine die as the Budget Session (242nd Session) came to an end. While the Chairs of both houses expressed satisfaction over the amount of legislative business conducted, the government called it the most fruitful and golden session in Indian legislative history.

PM Narendra Modi slams opposition parties for stalling OBC Bill in Rajya Sabha

PM Narendra Modi slams opposition parties for stalling OBC Bill in Rajya Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday slammed opposition parties for stalling a bill that seeks to accord constitutional status to the OBC commission, questioning why they stopped its passage in the Rajya Sabha when it aims to benefit backward castes.

No plans to construct wall along Pakistan border: Govt tells Rajya Sabha

India has no plans to construct a wall along its border with Pakistan, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Concern over agitating Tamil Nadu farmers expressed in RS

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien on Tuesday asked the government to talk to drought-hit farmers of Tamil Nadu to end their agitation for crop loan waiver.

Congress protests in Rajya Sabha against Tarun Vijay's remarks

 BJP leader Tarun Vijay's alleged racial remarks today echoed in the Rajya Sabha with opposition Congress slamming it as being part of the "divisive" agenda of the ruling party.

Bill on NCBC may be sent to RS Select Committee

A bill to accord constitutional status of the National Commission for Backward Classes is likely to be referred to the Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha.

Rajya Sabha Chair dubs Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave`s absence 'very unusual'

Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave`s absence in the Rajya Sabha on Monday to reply to a member`s question made Chairman Hamid Ansari call it a "very unusual situation".

Noise pollution, particulate matters exceed limit in Delhi

The levels of noise pollution and particulate matters exceed permissible limits in most locations in Delhi where nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels too cross the permissible threshold in some locations.

Keralite, who went missing in Kuwait, traced

A Keralite, who reportedly went missing in Kuwait, has been located and will be repatriated soon, according to the External Affairs Ministry.

Govt non-committal on granting nationwide farm loan waiver

The government on Friday remained non-committal on whether to follow the erstwhile UPA dispensation's decision to grant a farm loan waiver across the country, after the Congress made the demand in Rajya Sabha.

Govt mulling hiking import duty on wheat

Govt mulling hiking import duty on wheat

The government could consider increasing the import duty on wheat from the present ten percent.

A criminal is a criminal, should not be looked at as Hindu or Muslim: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi  on cow vigilantism

A criminal is a criminal, should not be looked at as Hindu or Muslim: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on cow vigilantism

A group of self-styled cow vigilantes allegedly attacked dairy farmer Pehlu Khan in Behror area of Alwar.

Alwar incident: Centre denies lynching by cow vigilantes in Alwar, promises swift action

Alwar incident: Centre denies lynching by cow vigilantes in Alwar, promises swift action

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday denied any incident of beating or lynching in Rajasthan by 'gau rakshaks' in the backdrop of reports claiming that Pehlu Khan, a Muslim man, was beaten to death by cow vigilantes in Rajasthan's Alwar.

Schools reduced to just come, eat and go: Javadekar

Many schools had become just mid-day meal schools and the students were not failed or detained in a particular class, after the passage of Right to Education law, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday.

Congress accuses BJP of tampering with history of freedom struggle

Congress in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday accused the BJP-led government of "tampering" with the legacy and history of the freedom movement by introducing "other leaders" who had no role in it.

Social media defaming MPs: Naresh Agrawal

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi capped the issue saying that "these are anti-social activities of social media".

'Taj Mahal is changing colour, mud therapy being used'

'Taj Mahal is changing colour, mud therapy being used'

A kind of mud therapy is being used on Taj Mahal as the white marble structure is changing colour, the government told the Rajya Sabha today after members voiced concern over the maintenance of the world famous monument.

Sushma Swaraj warns Pakistan, says entire J&K, including Gilgit-Baltistan, belongs to India

Sushma Swaraj warns Pakistan, says entire J&K, including Gilgit-Baltistan, belongs to India

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday slammed Pakistan's move to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as its fifth province and said the whole of Jammu and Kashmir, including areas under Pakistan's occupation, is Indian territory.

No need to worry about IS in India: Rajnath Singh

No need to worry about IS in India: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday assured that there is no need for Indians to be concerned about Islamic State (IS) as the terror group has little penetration in the country.