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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.”