Rajya Sabha Session from July 21

 The Rajya Sabha will begin on July 21 for the Monsoon Session.

Parliament committee should pay attention to canteen subsidies: Naidu

 Amid a debate over the whopping subsidy given to Parliament canteens serving MPs, the government on Wednesday said parliamentary committees involved with the issue should pay attention to the matter even as it insisted that it alone was not responsible for a decision.

Smriti Irani degree case: Delhi court likely to pronounce verdict today
Smriti Irani degree case: Delhi court likely to pronounce verdict today

A Delhi court may on Wednesday pronounce its verdict on a complaint lodged by freelance writer Ahmer Khan against Union HRD minister Smriti Irani for allegedly misleading the Election Commission by giving 'false' information about her educational qualification.

Will not allow joint sitting of Parliament on Land Bill: CPI-M

 The CPI-M on Tuesday said the opposition would not allow the vexed land bill to be either ratified or defeated in the Rajya Sabha so as to foil the NDA government`s plans to get the legislation enacted through a joint session of parliament.

'Emergency' being witnessed for past 13 months: Congress

Congress on Monday used BJP patriarch LK Advani's remarks that an Emergency-like situation could emerge to hit out at the Narendra Modi dispensation alleging that an "Emergency" is being witnessed for the past 13 months in the country.

CCPA meet on Wednesday to finalize Parliament session dates

The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs meets here on Wednesday to finalise the dates of the monsoon session of Parliament amidst indications that it could start on July 20.

Mansarovar pilgrims enter China through Nathu La

A group 38 Indian pilgrims accompanied by five support staff on Monday crossed over into China through the Nathu La Pass from Sikkim as part of the ongoing Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

BJP nominates MJ Akbar for RS bypoll in Jharkhand

 The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has nominated its national spokesperson MJ Akbar as the party's candidate for by-election to a Rajya Sabha seat from Jharkhand.

CBI arrests Shibu Soren's kin in horse-trading case

 The CBI on Monday arrested JMM chief Shibu Soren's relative here for his alleged involvement in horse-trading in 2012 Rajya Sabha election from Jharkhand.

Opposition seeks to drive govt into a corner in JPC on land bill

Having forced the Modi government to refer the contentious land bill to a Joint Parliamentary Committee, the Opposition has now demanded that it come out with details of acquisitions made for various projects since promulgation of the land ordinance for the first time in December last year.

Delhi HC stays Centre's eviction notices to Congress MPs Ambika Soni, Kumari Selja

The Delhi High Court on Friday stayed the Centre's eviction notices to two Congress MPs and ex-ministers, Ambika Soni and Kumari Selja, till July 2 while seeking the government's reply on whether bungalows allotted to them fell under the pool of Rajya Sabha secretariat.

Lt Guv is higher authority in a Union Territory: BJP

BJP MLA M Visweswaran on Friday said in a Union Territory, the Lt Governor, who is the Administrator, is the higher authority and the elected government can aid and advise him.

Bungalow vacate issue: Privileges panel of RS summons UD min officials

 Top officials of the Urban Development Ministry have been summoned by the Privileges Committee of Rajya Sabha in the wake of notices given by Congress leaders Ambika Soni and Selja who have been asked to vacate their government bungalows.

DMK flays re-promulgation of land ordinance

DMK on Tuesday criticised the Centre government for being 'adamant' by re-promulgating the land ordinance for an 'unprecedented' third time, saying it exposed the ruling BJP's 'double standards' on the issue.

Captain Saurabh Kalia case: Chandrasekhar calls for pursuing case in ICJ

Rajya Sabha Independent MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Monday asked the NDA Government at the Centre to pursue the Captain Saurabh Kalia case in the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which is located in The Hague.

Health Ministry slammed for under-utilisation of funds

A parliamentary standing committee has slammed the research wing of the union health ministry for failing to spend its allocated budget and complete pending schemes.

Health Ministry slammed for under-utilisation of funds

A parliamentary standing committee has slammed the research wing of the union health ministry for failing to spend its allocated budget and complete pending schemes.

PM Modi has embarrassed India by belittling his predecessors: Anand Sharma

Congress has objected to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks in Shanghai negating the past achievements of the country and belittling his predecessors.

Rajya Sabha can't be showpiece, opinion relevant to govt: Somnath Bharti

 "Rajya Sabha cannot be a showpiece", veteran Parliamentarian Somnath Chatterjee on Sunday said taking a dig at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over his remarks dismissing it just as an "indirectly elected House".