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Rajya Sabha adjourned prematurely for the day due to lack of quorum

The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims), 2016, which was pased by the Lok Sabha in March this year, could not be deliberated upon as the House had to be adjourned prematurely.

No intention to impose Hindi over any other language: Government

All languages are national languages, althought Hindi is the official language, said Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, who is in-charge of the Department of Official Languages in the central government.

Manohar Parrikar takes dig at Congress over cross-voting

Kovind polled 500 votes as compared to 220 polled by Meira Kumar in Goa, with the former garnering 69.4 per cent of the votes.

Mixed response among parties to Mayawati's resignation from Rajya Sabha

"BSP supremo Mayawati is unable to digest the results of 2014 Lok Sabha elections and 2017 UP Assembly elections. People of UP have grossly rejected partisan and communal politics. They are looking forward to progress and development of the state," UP BJP spokesperson Rakesh Tripathi said.

In Kerala, Meira Kumar is the winner

When votes polled in the 139-member Kerala Assembly were counted on Thursday, all votes barring one from the lone BJP legislator O Rajagopal went in favour of Meira Kumar. 

State chiefs of BJP, Congress in fray for Rajya Sabha election in Goa

There would be a straight fight as Goa BJP president Vinay Tendulkar and state Congress chief Shantaram Naik are the only two candidates who have filed nominations.

 

No proposal to conduct NET exam through any other mechanism: Govt

No proposal to conduct NET exam through any other mechanism: Govt

Minister of State for HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey said this in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

Lynching debate: Issue should not be given political colour, violence can never be partisan, says Arun Jaitley

Lynching debate: Issue should not be given political colour, violence can never be partisan, says Arun Jaitley

The Opposition on Thursday targeted the government over the lynchings, with the Congress accusing PM Modi of indulging in "double speak" on the issue.

Government punishes 133 'non-performing' babus

The action is part of a review being conducted by the central government to check deadwood in its workforce.

 

Opposition walks out of Rajya Sabha

A visibly angry Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad hit back by saying that notwithstanding who was in power, the "Parivaar" (a reference to the Sangh family or Hindutva groups) people were found involved in every communal riot in the country.

Mayawati presents handwritten resignation, Hamid Ansari accepts note

Mayawati presents handwritten resignation, Hamid Ansari accepts note

The Rajya Sabha chairman on Thursday accepted the resignation of BSP supremo Mayawati. 

Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal links names of Hindu gods with alcohol, gets threat call

Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal links names of Hindu gods with alcohol, gets threat call

Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agrawal's office has received a threat call from unknown person/organisation over his controversial remarks in Rajya Sabha.

Lynching issue in Rajya Sabha: Opposition alleges role of RSS members, govt says don't give communal colour

As the House took up a discussion on the issue, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the government is equally concerned about the criminal incidents.

Rajya Sabha wants Mayawati to withdraw resignation, says Deputy Chairman

The Rajya Sabha wants Mayawati to withdraw her resignation, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said on Wednesday, a day after the BSP chief quit as a member of the House, saying she was not allowed to speak on dalit issue.

Congress conspired to disrupt Parliament by raising communal issues: BJP

The BJP on Wednesday accused the Congress of conspiring to disrupt Parliament.

Paramilitary, Army are not comparable on one to one basis: Government

Paramilitary forces and Army are not comparable on a one to one basis as there are differences in their retirement age and service rules, parliament was told on Wednesday.

Violence declined, Naxal killing increased in 3 years: Govt

Violence declined, Naxal killing increased in 3 years: Govt

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government took charge at the Centre in May 2014. 

Samajwadi Party leader links names of Hindu gods with alcohol, sparks row

Samajwadi Party leader links names of Hindu gods with alcohol, sparks row

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said Samajwadi Party leader Naresh​ Agarwal has hurt the sentiments of the majority population of the country.

‘Salary less than secretary': Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agrawal demands hike in salaries, allowances of parliamentarians

‘Salary less than secretary': Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agrawal demands hike in salaries, allowances of parliamentarians

Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agrawal made a demand for raising wages and allowances of Members of Parliament (MPs) on Wednesday.

Congress removes Satyavrat Chaturvedi as chief party whip in Rajya Sabha

The Congress on Tuesday removed Satyavrat Chaturvedi as the party's chief whip in Rajya Sabha.