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Rail Budget `leak`: RS chairman wants matter to be looked into

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 18:50

After Congress members cried foul over "leakage" of Railway Budget to media, Rajya Sabha chairman Hamid Ansari said the matter needs to be looked into to ascertain if norms of official secrecy were infringed upon but rejected Breach of Privilege notices.

Demand in RS for scholarship funds release to SC/ST students

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 17:53

A demand was made in Rajya Sabha on Friday for immediate release of funds meant for scholarships of students under Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories, saying the students were facing much hardship due to delays.

11,100 files destroyed, Mahatma Gandhi assassination records safe: Rajnath Singh

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 16:47

11,000 files were destroyed as per Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s orders to weed out files and papers but none of these related to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday.

Number of child labour has reduced by 65 percent: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 20:19

The total number of child labour in the country has reduced by 65 per cent as per the Census 2011, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

247 communal violence cases in UP in 2013, 32 in April-June

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:20

A maximum of 247 cases of communal violence were reported from Uttar Pradesh last year, the government told the Rajya Sabha.

Ruckus in Rajya Sabha over destroyed Home Ministry files

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 15:11

The Rajya Sabha was disrupted Wednesday as opposition members raised the issue of historic files being destroyed by the Home Ministry. The government, however, denied the charge.

Congress uproar in Rajya Sabha over alleged leakage of Rail Budget

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 14:47

Congress created uproar in Rajya Sabha over the alleged leakage of Rail Budget and forced two adjournments during Question Hour on the issue.

Govt asked to set up Gender Sensitive Committee

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 14:32

Parliament has enacted a law providing for establishment of gender sensitivity committees at all workplaces but itself does not have any such panel, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said in Rajya Sabha Wednesday.

Question Hour disrupted in Parliament

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 13:00

Angry protests by Trinamool Congress over the Rail Budget disrupted the proceedings in Lok Sabha for the second day and spread to Rajya Sabha Tuesday, with Parliament failing to transact business in the Question Hour.

Uproar in Rajya Sabha during laying of Rail Budget

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 15:58

The presentation of Railway Budget in Rajya Sabha was marked by a row Tuesday as Congress leader Madhusudan Mistry alleged that the Budget speech has already got printed in a newspaper, which is a "breach of privilege" of the House.

No support from NCP to Congress` walkout in Rajya Sabha

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 22:39

UPA could not project a united picture in the Rajya Sabha on Monday with NCP not joining the walkout staged by Congress after it expressed dissatisfaction over Finance Minister Arun Jaitley`s reply on the discussion on inflation on the opening day of the Budget session.

Manmohan wanted to do a lot but `super PMs` stopped him: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 22:04

In a comment loaded with sarcasm, BJP on Monday said former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had wanted to do a lot of things during his tenure but "so many super PMs" had prevented him, triggering protests from Congress members.