Don't pay heed to rumours on quake: Govt urges people

As the death toll in Nepal's devastating earthquake mounted, government on Monday urged people not to pay heed to rumours being spread on social media as members in Rajya Sabha asked government to prepare disaster management plan.

Secret understanding between Trinamool, BJP: CPI-M

Alleging a "secret understanding" between the Trinamool Congress and the BJP, CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said the delayed and inadequate sanctioning of central forces for the recent municipal polls was an indicator of the covert links.

Fourteen 4-bedroom flats for Rajya Sabha MPs inaugurated

A multistoried complex which has fourteen spacious four bedroom flats for Members of Rajya Sabha at a prime location on Talkatora Road here was inaugurated by Vice President M Hamid Ansari on Friday.

First in 36 years, Rajya Sabha passes private member's bill

After 36 years, a private member bill was on Friday passed by Rajya Sabha despite the government's initial resistance in the House where the ruling coalition is short of numbers.

Pvt bill on making marital rape a crime tabled in Rajya Sabha

 A private member bill to amend the existing laws to treat marital rape as a crime was tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Friday.

A first in 45 years: Rajya Sabha passes private member's bill

For the first time in 45 years, the Rajya Sabha on Friday unanimously passed a private member`s bill to give equal rights to transgenders.

Rajya Sabha clears bill to protect rights of transgenders

In a significant step towards the welfare of the transgender community, the Rajya Sabha, Friday, unanimously passed a private member’s bill to protect the rights of the community.

Maharashtra reported 257 farmer suicides between January and March: Govt

As many as 257 farmers have committed suicide in Maharashtra due to agrarian reasons during January-March of 2015.

Minister takes back remarks after Opposition uproar in Rajya Sabha

In an embarrassment to the government, a united opposition in Rajya Sabha Friday forced a Union Minister to take back his words, which they considered as not just offensive but also denigrating Parliament.

Need impartial probe into farmer's suicide: BJP MP

BJP MP Bhupendra Yadav said on Friday an "impartial probe" is needed into the suicide of farmer Gajendra Singh, who hanged himself from a tree during a rally of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

74 graft cases against IAS, IPS officers in past three years

The CBI has registered 74 corruption cases against IAS and IPS officers among others in last three years, the government said on Thursday.

India has one urban planner for 75,000 urban people

 There are about 5,000 registered urban planners in the country or one per every 75,000 urban population, Rajya Sabha was told on Thursday.

Govt only focussing on land bill, not farmers' plight: Opposition

Opposition in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday attacked the government for merely focussing on the land bill instead of addressing farmers' distress and growing number of suicide, saying that the bill was being pushed for passage in Parliament with a "vengeance".

Ruckus in Rajya Sabha over land ordinance

 Opposition members on Thursday created ruckus in Rajya Sabha when the government sought to give reasons for re-promulgating ordinance on land acquisition, with a Trinamool Congress member tearing a copy of the agenda paper and throwing it into the Well.

MP Sachin Tendulkar makes rare appearance in Parliament
MP Sachin Tendulkar makes rare appearance in Parliament

Cricket icon and Rajya Sabha member Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday made a rare appearance in Parliament on the first day of the new session of the Upper House.

Three new members take oath in Rajya Sabha

Senior Congress leader Vayalar Ravi was among three newly elected members of Rajya Sabha who took oath today. Ravi, IUML state secretary P V Abdul Wahab and CPI(M)'s K K Ragesh, who were elected to the Upper House recently, took oath/affirmation in English.

Rare gesture: MPs ask CPI(M) to bring back P Rajeeve to RS

 In a rare gesture, Rajya Sabha today bade farewell to three of its retired members including CPI(M)'s P Rajeeve in absentia, with leaders cutting across party lines wanting his party or the government to get him back to the House.

Farmer Gajendra Singh's death rocks Parliament, Opposition demands judicial inquiry
Farmer Gajendra Singh's death rocks Parliament, Opposition demands judicial inquiry

Both Houses of Parliament on Thursday witnessed uproarious scenes over the tragic suicide of a farmer Gajendra Singh from Rajasthan's Dausa district who ended his life during the AAP rally at Jantar Mantar yesterday. The Opposition today demanded a thorough probe into the incident while pressing the Narendra Modi government to withdraw the controversial land acquisition ordinance, which they see as “anti-farmer and anti-poor.”

Rajya Sabha session begins Thursday

The 235th Session of Rajya Sabha begins Thursday to further take up the financial business as part of the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament.

PIL on appointment in RS secretary: Delhi HC seeks response from Centre

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response from the Centre on a PIL questioning the appointment of senior officers of the rank of joint secretary and above in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat.