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BJD's Deb set to enter Rajya Sabha, files nomination

The ruling party also set in motion the process to get Pradip Kumar Amat elected as the Odisha assembly`s new Speaker.

Lalu Prasad denies money laundering charges against Misa Bharti

Lalu Prasad denies money laundering charges against Misa Bharti

RJD president Lalu Prasad on Sunday rubbished money laundering charges against his daughter and Rajya Sabha member Misa Bharti.

Manipur BJP president nominated for Rajya Sabha bypoll

Manipur BJP president Kshetrimayum Bhabananda Singh has been nominated as the party candidate for the Rajya Sabha bypoll in the state.


Tamil Nadu govt will fall on its own weight, says rival faction

A senior leader of AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) on Saturday said the present government "will fall on its own weight," and that the faction's leader O Panneerselvam will soon become Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

Rajya Sabha bypoll in Manipur, Odisha on May 25

Bypolls to the vacant Rajya Sabha seat from Manipur and one from Odisha will be held on May 25, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday.

Ailing Sonia Gandhi should appoint Rahul party chief quickly: Congress leader

Ailing Sonia Gandhi should appoint Rahul party chief quickly: Congress leader

An ailing Congress president Sonia Gandhi should quickly appoint her son Rahul Gandhi as party chief as the delay is only helping Prime Minister Narendra Modi achieve his ambition of a Congress-mukt India, a Congress leader said on Wednesday.

Bomb attack at JD(U) MP's house, one arrested

A JD(U) MP escaped unhurt when antisocials exploded a bomb outside her residence in Bhagalpur and one person has been arrested in this connection, the police said.

ED registers PMLA case in Narada sting involving TMC leaders

The ED has registered a money laundering case in the Narada 'sting' where a number of Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders, including MPs and ministers, were allegedly seen on camera taking money.

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.