Elders want RS Chairman to decide on their foreign visits

A demand was raised in Rajya Sabha on Friday to empower its Chairman and Vice Chairman to take decisions on crucial issues like permitting members for foreign visits and allotting rooms to parliamentary parties instead of such issues being dealt by Speaker, Lok Sabha.

RS Chairman drops punitive proceedings against 5 BSP members

Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari today dropped punitive proceedings against five BSP members who had yesterday created ruckus in the House after the party led by its chief Mayawati strongly opposed the move.

Mulayam disapproves Mayawati`s attack on RS Chairman

Mulayam Singh Yadav disapproved of Mayawati`s attack on Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari, saying the Chair should not be insulted.

Difficult to work in such circumstances: Hamid Ansari

Pained by Mayawati`s critical remarks against him, Rajya Sabha Chairman said it would be difficult for him to work in such circumstances.

CIC requests RS Chairman to decide issue of privilege

The CIC has asked Rajya Sabha Chairman to take a decision
on whether disclosure of file notes, under the RTI Act, on
notices and questions received from members will be a breach
of Parliamentary privilege.