Steep rise in rape cases, assaults on women in Delhi

Incidents of rape in the capital more than doubled between 2012 and 2013 while cases of assault on women increased by five times, the government said on Wednesday.

Getting black money back far more important than UPA vs NDA: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley responded to the black money debate in Rajya Sabha.

No intelligence input that ISIS is trying to gain ground in Kashmir: Home Ministry
No intelligence input that ISIS is trying to gain ground in Kashmir: Home Ministry

There are no intelligence inputs that Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is trying to gain ground on the youth in Jammu and Kashmir, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Over 15,000 Pakistanis overstaying in India as on Dec 2013: Govt

More than 15,000 Pakistani nationals were overstaying in India as on December 2013, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Centre examining new package for Kashmiri Pandits

Government is examining a new package for the return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits and it is being finalised in consultation with the Jammu and Kashmir government and representatives of migrants, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Rajya Sabha nod to shifting of Question Hour from 11 am to noon

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday gave its nod to a proposal to shift the Question Hour from 11 am to noon despite opposition by members from SP and Left parties.

Ruckus in Rajya Sabha over renaming of Hyderabad airport

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday saw protest over renaming of Hyderabad airport even as the government explained that the international airport continues to be named after former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Protests in Rajya Sabha over renaming of Hyderabad airport

The Rajya Sabha Wednesday saw protest over renaming of Hyderabad airport even as the government explained that the international airport continues to be named after former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

11 new members take oath in Rajya Sabha

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and senior Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav were among the 11 newly elected members of Rajya Sabha who took oath on Wednesday.

India to give Rs 10 crore for Pancheshwar project in Nepal

The Centre has agreed to contribute Rs. 10 crore for the preliminary works of Pancheshwar Development Authority (PDA) involving India and Nepal.

Government moves to ban sale of loose cigarettes
Government moves to ban sale of loose cigarettes

Sale of loose cigarettes in India could be banned and the minimum age for selling tobacco products raised as the Health Ministry has moved a proposal to the Cabinet to this effect.

Prabhu, Birender file RS nominations from Haryana

 Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh on Tuesday filed their nominations for the two Rajya Sabha seats from Haryana.

Winter Session of Parliament: PM Modi introduces new ministers

The winter session of parliament began Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the new ministers who were inducted.

Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned after condoling Murli Deora's death

New Delhi: Winter Session of Parliament, which  began on Monday, is all set to be a contentious affair with several Opposition parties deciding to oppose the Insurance Bill and corner the government on black money issue.

Suresh Prabhu, Birender Singh to be in Rajya Sabha from Haryana

 Union Ministers Birender Singh and Suresh Prabhu have been nominated by BJP for Rajya Sabha seats from Haryana.

Opposition hails arrest of TMC MP, BJP demands CM statement

The opposition Left Front, BJP and Congress on Friday hailed the arrest of Trinamool Congress MP and editor of a Bengali daily Srinjoy Bose in the Saradha scam and said that West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee should give a statement on this matter.

Women's Reservation Bill necessary to provide level-playing field: Najma Heptulla

Ahead of Parliament's Winter session, Union Minister Najma Heptulla on Wednesday said she would like the Women's Reservation Bill to be passed in Lok Sabha as it was necessary to provide a "level-playing field" for women.

Rashid Masood to remain in jail as Delhi HC rejects bail plea

The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed the bail plea of disqualified Rajya Sabha member Rashid Masood serving four years' imprisonment in a case of corruption and other criminal offences.

Question Hour in RS to be shifted from 11 am to noon

New Delhi: Notwithstanding reservations by some parties, Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari has decided to go ahead with shifting the timing of the Question Hour from 11 am to 12 pm from the upcoming Session in an apparent move to ensure disruption-free proceedings during this segment.

Question Hour in Rajya Sabha to be shifted from 11 am to noon

Notwithstanding reservations by some parties, Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari has decided to go ahead with shifting the timing of the Question Hour from 11 am to 12 pm from the upcoming session in an apparent move to ensure disruption-free proceedings during this segment.