Rajya Sabha

Narendra Modi government may take ordinance route to criminalise triple talaq: Reports

Narendra Modi government may take ordinance route to criminalise triple talaq: Reports

It has been reported that the Union Cabinet may give its nod to bring an ordinance that criminalises instant Triple Talaq in its next meeting.

May 03, 2018, 20:38 PM IST
PM Modi attacks Congress, says 'will observe fast to expose their crimes'

PM Modi attacks Congress, says 'will observe fast to expose their crimes'

The Prime Minister's reaction comes a day after Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala had called PM Modi's planned fast - to be observed on April 12 - a farce of a fast.

Apr 11, 2018, 20:10 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah to observe day-long fast to protest against disruptions in Parliament

PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah to observe day-long fast to protest against disruptions in Parliament

On April 6, the second leg of the Budget Session, which had commenced on January 29, concluded with the Rajya Sabha losing over 121 hours. The Upper House had 30 sittings where the sittings were held for just 44 hours.

Apr 10, 2018, 17:42 PM IST
Congress MP writes to Rajya Sabha chairman, urges him to convene a special session

Congress MP writes to Rajya Sabha chairman, urges him to convene a special session

Jairam Ramesh said that he was making the suggestion in his personal capacity.

Apr 07, 2018, 13:03 PM IST
'We are all losers': Venkaiah Naidu condemns time wasted in Rajya Sabha due to disruptions

'We are all losers': Venkaiah Naidu condemns time wasted in Rajya Sabha due to disruptions

Due to the disruptions, the House could not debate the important Finance Bill 2018, but passed the payment of gratuity law without debate.

Apr 06, 2018, 13:43 PM IST
Budget session ends, Rajya Sabha lost over 121 hours, no Question Hour for 27 days

Budget session ends, Rajya Sabha lost over 121 hours, no Question Hour for 27 days

Upset by the loss of time caused due to disruptions, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu called the session 'an eminently forgettable one'.

Apr 06, 2018, 13:37 PM IST
21,195 Group ‘A’ and 47,039 Group ‘B’ officers reviewed up to January 2018: Minister

21,195 Group ‘A’ and 47,039 Group ‘B’ officers reviewed up to January 2018: Minister

The provisions under Fundamental Rules of Central Civil Services (CCS) (Pension) Rule, 1972 and Rule, 16(3) (Amended) of All India Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits), 1958 have laid down the policy of periodic review and premature retirement of non-performing government servants.

Apr 06, 2018, 00:36 AM IST
Loans worth Rs 2.41 lakh crore of crony corporates written-off, confirms Modi government

Loans worth Rs 2.41 lakh crore of crony corporates written-off, confirms Modi government

The government was asked to furnish details of the corporates whose loans were written off and the reasons for it being done.

Apr 04, 2018, 19:01 PM IST
'You are testing the patience of the country': Venkaiah Naidu snaps at Rajya Sabha MPs over disruptions

'You are testing the patience of the country': Venkaiah Naidu snaps at Rajya Sabha MPs over disruptions

Opposition MPs hurled slogans and even entered the well of the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Apr 04, 2018, 11:58 AM IST
41 members take oath in 9 languages in Rajya Sabha today

41 members take oath in 9 languages in Rajya Sabha today

Members walked up to a specially put up microphone right below the presiding officer's chair to take oath in the Upper House and then met Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu who welcomed them with a handshake. 

Apr 03, 2018, 16:26 PM IST
Sachin Tendulkar donates entire salary as MP to Prime Minister's Relief Fund

Sachin Tendulkar donates entire salary as MP to Prime Minister's Relief Fund

In the past six years, Tendulkar has drawn nearly Rs 90 lakh in salaries and other monthly allowances.

Apr 01, 2018, 13:57 PM IST
Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra to visit Hisar, inauguration of several projects on cards

Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra to visit Hisar, inauguration of several projects on cards

In the course of his visit, the Rajya Sabha MP will also inaugurate the Panchayat Bhawan and Aanganwadi at Khara Barwala at 11.30 AM in Adampur.

Mar 31, 2018, 11:05 AM IST

The rise of an illiberal India: What the logjam in Parliament shows us

This is the age of decibel and drama. Gone are the days when the eloquence of oratory and the cogency of arguments were lauded in Parliament.

Mar 30, 2018, 21:45 PM IST
Sachin Tendulkar to Naresh Agrawal: List of 40 Rajya Sabha MPs set to retire

Sachin Tendulkar to Naresh Agrawal: List of 40 Rajya Sabha MPs set to retire

The Prime Minister bid farewell to the retiring MPs today at around 11.30 AM.

Mar 28, 2018, 15:26 PM IST
Naresh Agrawal ek suraj hain, idhar doobe udhar nikle: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Naresh Agrawal ek suraj hain, idhar doobe udhar nikle: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Ghulam Nabi Azad took a sly dig at Naresh Agrawal, who recently left the Samajwadi Party to join the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Mar 28, 2018, 12:39 PM IST
51 Rajya Sabha MPs have criminal cases: Report

51 Rajya Sabha MPs have criminal cases: Report

229 out of the total 233 sitting Rajya Sabha MPs were assessed by NEW and ADR.

Mar 24, 2018, 22:39 PM IST
BJP strongly placed in Rajya Sabha after polls, gains 11 seats, Congress loses 4

BJP strongly placed in Rajya Sabha after polls, gains 11 seats, Congress loses 4

The Modi government's bills have often been stalled in the House, where it has lacked a majority, by a united opposition after it managed to pass them in the Lok Sabha, where it enjoys a strong majority.

Mar 24, 2018, 11:03 AM IST
Rajya Sabha polls: Cross-voting reported from Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka | BJP likely to gain

Rajya Sabha polls: Cross-voting reported from Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka | BJP likely to gain

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Anil Singh openly declared his support for BJP

Mar 23, 2018, 14:58 PM IST

Rajya Sabha polls: BJP avenges Lok Sabha by-poll defeat in UP, wins 12 seats, Congress 5

In all the elections held for 25 seats on Friday, BJP won 12, Congress managed five, Trinamool gained four, Telangana Rashtra Samiti three and the Samajwadi Party one.

Mar 23, 2018, 08:18 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh - Rajya Sabha polls: Key highlights

Uttar Pradesh - Rajya Sabha polls: Key highlights

Uttar Pradesh which will elect ten Rajya Sabha members on Friday.

Mar 23, 2018, 00:48 AM IST