Congress on Friday night reacted sharply over the decision to prematurely prorogue the Rajya Sabha dubbing it as a "poor attempt at unilateralism" and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "bulldozing" the controversial Land bill.
Battling strident opposition to the Land bill in Rajya Sabha where it lacks numbers, Government on Friday decided to prorogue the Rajya Sabha and repromulgate the Land Ordinance, which lapses on April 5.
The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs will meet on Friday to take a call on the issue of proroguing Parliament with a view to repromulgating the controversial land Ordinance even as the NDA government battles hard to build consensus on the new Land Acquisition Bill.
A 'fidayeen' squad of LeT militants in Army fatigues stormed a police station in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, killing four persons, including three security personnel, and leaving 10 others injured in the wee hours of Friday.
Members in Rajya Sabha on Friday registered their culinary concerns over food supplied in trains suggesting a variety of items for the menu, with the government agreeing that much more needed to be done in this regard.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday welcomed the move to pass the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha, saying nobody has the right to loot mines and minerals.
Protesting over refusal to allow him to seek a clarification, Congress member KVP Ramachandra Rao on Thursday lost his cool and banged on Deputy Chairman's desk to vent his anger in Rajya Sabha, stunning the entire House.
Government on Thursday came under attack in Rajya Sabha for scrapping Planning Commission, with Congress members saying the step appears to have been taken with a desire to abolish the legacy of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
Even as the government ensures elimination of fake or duplicate beneficiaries in various schemes, no eligible person is to be denied any benefit or services merely for the lack of UID number, Parliament was informed on Thursday.