RS passes bill on pecuniary jurisdiction of Delhi HC

 The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Delhi High Court (Amendment) bill to increases pecuniary jurisdiction of the high court in the capital.

Demand in RS for separate HC for Telangana

 A demand for a separate High Court for the newly-created Telangana state was raised in Rajya Sabha, prompting the government to say that the process will be expedited.

Rajya Sabha passes bill on exchange of territories with Bangladesh

Rajya Sabha on Wednesday unanimously passed a historic bill to operationalise the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh that provides for exchange of territories to settle the 41-year border issue.

Anti-corruption amendment bill to be taken up in Rajya Sabha on Thursday

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.

Congress slams government for not referring GST Bill to standing committee

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.

GST, land boundary Bills: BJP issues whip to MPs

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.

Govt mulls joint committee route to end Land Bill stalemate

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.

Blocking, slowing down content on net should not be allowed: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Blocking, slowing down content on net should not be allowed: Ravi Shankar Prasad

 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.

Rajya Sabha passes bills to repeal obsolete laws

The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed two bills to repeal and amend certain obsolete laws.

2,232 swine flu deaths till Apr 26: Govt

Influenza H1N1 virus, which caused the Swine flu pandemic in 2009-10, continues to circulate in various parts of the country, the government today said.

77 complaints received against Army personnel since 2012: Govt

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.

RS to take up Bangladesh land boundary accord bill on Wednesday

The government will bring a bill in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday to operationalise the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh.

Wakf Act not being repealed: Govt

Government on Tuesday said it was not repealing the Wakf Act 2013 even as two bills to repeal obsolete laws and amend some others was passed by Rajya Sabha.

No proposal to set up new Ordnance factory: Govt

There is no proposal to set up a new Ordnance Factory in the country but steps will be taken to increase capacity and functioning of the existing ones, government told Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

India risks importing polio from Pakistan, Afghanistan: Govt

India runs a high risk of importing polio from its key neighbours Afghanistan and Pakistan which have a high polio burden, the government Tuesday said.

Special programme for non-communicable diseases

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 among 1000 live births in India has 'Down Syndrome': Govt

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.

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BJP member enters into a spat with Dy Chairman in RS

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.

Ghulam Nabi Azad hopes for support of all parties against government's Real Estate Bill

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday said he looks forward to the support of all political parties in opposing the NDA Government's Real Estate Bill.