Appointment in Rajya Sabha Secretariat: Delhi HC once again seeks Centre's reply

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday once again sought the government's response on a PIL questioning the appointment of senior officers of the rank of joint secretary and above in the Rajya Sabha (RS) Secretariat.

Cong support vital for GST Bill passage in RS: Jairam Ramesh

 Stressing that his party was not against the Goods and Services Tax Bill, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said the support of his party, which has suggested four amendments, was vital to get it passed in the Rajya Sabha.

Reconvening Monsoon session: Govt likely to take call on Tuesday

Government is likely to take a view on Tuesday on reconvening Parliament's Monsoon session, which was adjourned sine die on August 13 but not prorogued, to push through key reform measures like GST.

Ruckus in Jharkhand Assembly as corruption charges traded

The Jharkhand Assembly on Monday witnessed stormy scenes as state Urban Development Minister CP Singh and Leader of Opposition Hemant Soren traded corruption charges.

To target Opposition, govt 'pressured' Lok Sabha Speaker to allow Lalit Modi debate: Congress

Congress on Friday claimed it was government "pressure" on the Lok Sabha Speaker which saw her allow a discussion on the Lalit Modi controversy through an adjournment motion after she had rejected that very demand by opposition parties for four weeks during the Monsoon Session.

GST Bill will 'definitely' be passed: Prakash Javadekar

A day after Parliament was adjourned sine die, the government on Friday came down heavily on the Congress, blaming it for the near washout of the Monsoon Session and asserted that the GST Bill will "definitely" be passed.

Govt mulls special Parliament session to get GST Bill passed
Govt mulls special Parliament session to get GST Bill passed

The NDA government may have hit a roadblock in its effort to push its reforms agenda by getting the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST) passed in the Rajya Sabha in the just-concluded Monsoon Session, but it has not given up yet on the legislation.

Stormy Monsoon Session ends, key legislations delayed; war of words between BJP, Congress continues
Stormy Monsoon Session ends, key legislations delayed; war of words between BJP, Congress continues

Both houses of parliament were adjourned sine die on Thursday after 23 days of acrimony, but the war of words continued, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching a scathing attack on the Congress and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi daring Modi to extradite former IPL chief Lalit Modi.

Crimes against women, children show rising trend between 2012-14: Govt

 The cases of crimes against women reported in the country jumped from a little over 2.44 lakh in 2012 to more than 3.34 lakh in 2014 while violations against children, too, witnessed an increase during the same period, Parliament was on Thursday told.

No proposal to increase IAS, IPS officers retirement age: Govt

 There is no proposal to increase the retirement age of IAS and IPS officers, the government said on Wednesday.

Desperate Congress wants power to remain concentrated with one family: PM Narendra Modi
Desperate Congress wants power to remain concentrated with one family: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday lambasted the Congress for continuous disruption in the Parliament, which led to almost complete washout of the Monsoon Session, saying that the grand old party has become desperate.

Stormy Monsoon Session comes to an end

The Monsoon Session of Parliament, which was a virtual washout, came to an end on Thursday, capping the stormy developments it witnessed during the entire four weeks since it began on July 21.

Sharad Pawar rues 'bitterness' in Parliament, advises PM Modi to attend House
Sharad Pawar rues 'bitterness' in Parliament, advises PM Modi to attend House

Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar has expressed his unhappiness over the continued deadlock in Parliament.

''No point'' in extending Monsoon Session, says Congress

Congress leader Pramod Tiwari on Thursday said the Monsoon Session of Parliament should not be extended as most of the MPs would like to participate in the Independence Day celebrations in their respective constituencies.

Congress used 'lung power' to stall Parliament, halt nation's progress, says Arun Jailey

Parliament has been adjourned sine die with the Monsoon Session getting washed out amid Opposition protests.

Rs 145 cr allocated for cultural activities in Northeast: Govt

 The Centre has allocated over Rs 145 crore for carrying out various cultural activities in the Northeastern region this year, the Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

Rs 91 lakh was spent by Delhi govt for preparing dossier: Min

 An amount of Rs 91.10 lakh was spent towards preparing dossier to nominate Delhi as a UNESCO World Heritage City, which the Government has asked to postpone, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Parliament ruckus unfortunate, Congress should back GST: Amit Shah

 Terming the ongoing logjam in Parliament as 'unfortunate' BJP national president Amit Shah on Wednesday said the GST bill had been stalled for political reasons and appealed to Congress to support it for the development of the country.

113 cases of attack on journalists in 2014: Govt

As many as 113 cases were registered and 30 people arrested for attacks on journalists in different parts of the country in 2014, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

TMC in favour of GST roll-out, up to BJP, Cong to sort issues: O'Brien

Opposition Trinamool Congress on Wednesday said it is in favour of the GST's roll out and that it is now up to the BJP and Congress to sort out the matter and do the needful.