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Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad appeals to Sonia Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee and Mayawati to help pass triple talaq bill

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad appeals to Sonia Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee and Mayawati to help pass triple talaq bill

The Lok Sabha had on December 28, 2017, passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill making instant triple illegal with up to three years in jail for the husband.

Jun 25, 2018, 19:44 PM IST
Former Goa Congress chief Shantaram Naik dies after heart attack

Former Goa Congress chief Shantaram Naik dies after heart attack

Considered a the party loyalist, Naik was elected as the member of Lok Sabha in the 1984 General Election.

Jun 09, 2018, 08:53 AM IST
Congress bows to pressure, gives lone Rajya Sabha seat to Kerala Congress

Congress bows to pressure, gives lone Rajya Sabha seat to Kerala Congress

The decision to field Jose K Mani as Rajya Sabha candidate was announced hours after the party led by veteran leader KM Mani rejoined the UDF after a two-year hiatus.

Jun 09, 2018, 08:12 AM IST
Sharad Yadav not to get salary, allowances and perks as of now, rules SC

Sharad Yadav not to get salary, allowances and perks as of now, rules SC

The SC has also directed the Delhi HC to hear and expedite Sharad Yadav's plea challenging his disqualification from Rajya Sabha.

Jun 07, 2018, 12:32 PM IST
Bajrang Dal, Maoist or BJP involved? TMC's Derek O' Brien questions BJP worker's death in West Bengal

Bajrang Dal, Maoist or BJP involved? TMC's Derek O' Brien questions BJP worker's death in West Bengal

On Saturday morning, a BJP worker's body was found hanging from a pole in Dabha village of Purulia's Balarampur.

Jun 02, 2018, 12:00 PM IST
Bypolls 2018 results: Numbers reduced but BJP still has wafer-thin majority in Lok Sabha

Bypolls 2018 results: Numbers reduced but BJP still has wafer-thin majority in Lok Sabha

Despite retaining just one of the four Lok Sabha seats, the results of which were announced today, BJP still enjoys a majority in Lok Sabha.

May 31, 2018, 19:31 PM IST
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

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