An anti-corruption amendment bill aimed at enhancing penalty for graft to a maximum of seven years from at present five years, among other, is slated to be taken up for discussion in Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
Reiterating that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill should be sent to the Standing Committee, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday alleged that the government has violated all parliamentary procedures by directly introducing it in the current session of Parliament.
BJP on Wednesday issued a whip to its MPs in both Houses of Parliament till Friday to ensure their presence during the passage of two constitutional amendment Bills pertaining to the GST and land boundary agreement with Bangladesh, for which it has also sought the support of all parties.
In a bid to end the stalemate over the Land Acquisition Bill, the Narendra Modi government is reportedly mulling to institute a joint panel of the two Houses of Parliament to look into the controversial legislation.
Committing himself to keep the Internet equally accessible to all users, Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said blocking and deliberate slowing down or speeding up of lawful content on the web should not be allowed.
A total of 77 complaints of custodial killings, rape, torture and enforced disappearances against Army personnel has been received by the Army Headquarters here since 2012, with the maximum from Assam, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
The central government has established clinics for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in 152 districts and cardiac care units in 65 districts of the country as part of a special programme, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
One case of 'Down Syndrome' is reported among every 1000 live births in India and a provision has been made for initiating early intervention for the management of the genetic disorder, government told Rajya Sabha Tuesday.
Heated exchanges were witnessed in Rajya Sabha between BJP's Vinay Katiyar and Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien on Tuesday after the latter refused permission to the ruling party member to speak on a motion that had already been disallowed.