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597 Defence personnel committed suicide in last 5 years: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 14:06

The armed forces lost 597 personnel to suicide in the last five years while 1,349 officers quit the Army during the same period, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Journalist found dead in Ghaziabad

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 09:06

A woman journalist was found dead in her apartment in nearby Ghaziabad.

Ashok Chavan elected to executive panel of CPP

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 22:47

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan was on Monday elected to the Executive Committee of the Congress Party in Parliament in polls which saw former Union ministers Kodikunnil Suresh and Rajiv Shukla become secretaries from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha respectively.

Water level down in 63 reservoirs, says CWC report

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 22:24

There is a fall in water level in 62 reservoirs monitored by the Central Water Commission (CWC) since May, the Centre told the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

No change in India`s policy on Palestine: Sushma Swaraj

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 21:42

Asserting that India`s policy on Palestine issue remains unchanged, government on Monday refused to take sides over the Gaza conflict as it said Israel and Palestine should have peace talks and forestalled a resolution in Rajya Sabha which was demanded by the opposition.

Work on Yamuna interceptor sewers underway: Govt

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 20:18

About 65 per cent of a project aimed at preventing the pollution of Yamuna river through the laying of interceptor sewers has been completed, Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday.

Action plan for Ganga, Yamuna clean-up by this year-end: Govt

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 20:17

An action plan for the clean-up of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers may be formulated by the end of this year after consultation with stakeholders, the government informed Rajya Sabha on Monday.

Parliament disrupted over Katju`s claims on corruption in judiciary, AIADMK seeks probe

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 12:02

The sensational disclosure by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju on corruption in judiciary has triggered a political fight with the AIADMK MPS raising the issue in the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

Rajya Sabha to discuss Gaza violence today

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 11:08

The Rajya Sabha will on Monday have a short-duration discussion on violence in Gaza, where hundreds of people having lost their lives.

Hamid Ansari asks new MPs to avoid disruptions of Parliament proceedings

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 22:07

At a time when Parliament is facing repeated disruptions in the Budget session, Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Saturday said that passage of any bill in the din is "failure of Parliament" and trooping into the well of the House is an expression of anger, not dissent.

Concern in Rajya Sabha over power shortage

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 00:38

Concern was expressed in Rajya Sabha on Friday over the "continuous" shortage of power and its adverse impact on the economic development of the country.

No plan to introduce proportional representation system in LS: Govt

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 18:24

Amid debate on the merits of the `first-past-the-post` system, the government on Friday said there is no proposal under consideration to introduce `proportional representation` in elections to Lok Sabha and state assemblies.