BJP nominates Shamsher Manhas, Chander Sharma for Rajya Sabha election

The BJP has nominated Shamsher Singh Manhas and Chander Mohan Sharma as candidates for the biennial election to Rajya Sabha in Jammu and Kashmir.

RS polls, a catalyst for govt formation in J&K?

The election to four Rajya Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to become a catalyst for government formation in the state as the PDP and BJP appear to have entered into an understanding on seat sharing.

Rajya Sabha poll to show if PDP, BJP would ally in Kashmir

The upcoming Rajya Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir are likely to end the suspense over whether or not the BJP and the PDP would ally to form a government in the state.

Conducive atmosphere for smooth running of Parl missing: Kurien

Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha PJ Kurien on Wednesday lamented that "conducive" atmosphere for smooth functioning of Parliament was missing and asked government and opposition to behave "responsibly" to end frequent disruptions of proceedings and resultant stalemate.

Arun Jaitley takes on TMC for disrupting Rajya Sabha

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Wednesday chided the Trinamool Congress for disrupting the functioning of the Rajya Sabha, alleging that the party was doing it because its leaders were getting caught in the Saradha chit fund scam.

Parliamentary panel seeks public views on changing Lokpal Act

A Parliamentary Committee on Wednesday sought people's view on changing the Lokpal Act, which seeks to include leader of single largest opposition party in Lok Sabha in a panel to select the chairperson and members of the anti-corruption body.

Arunachal Rajya Sabha MP adopts model village

 Rajya Sabha member Mukut Mithi has adopted Mayu-II gram panchayat segment in Roing Assembly constituency as a model panchayat segment (village) under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana Scheme.

Sachin Tendulkar wants to light up villages in his next innings
Sachin Tendulkar wants to light up villages in his next innings

 Looking for "satisfaction" after retirement, Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar says he plans to light up lives in villages where electricity remains a distant dream even to this day.

No assurance by PM on conversion row led to disruptions in RS: CPI(M)

The "refusal" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to assure action against those BJP Ministers and MPs who had made "provocative" statements on the conversion issue had caused disruption of Rajya Sabha proceedings, CPI(M) said on Thursday.

Lok Sabha records highest productivity in last five years

The winter session of parliament that ended Tuesday saw the Lok Sabha recording its highest productivity in the last five years, working more than 105 percent of its scheduled time.

TMC slams Centre for ordinance on FDI in insurance

Trinamool Congress Wednesday slammed the Centre for approving promulgation of an ordinance to hike FDI in insurance to 49 per cent saying "It is extremely unethical to avoid and boycott the democratic process."

Order to regularise 1,200 plus colonies in Delhi any day: Govt

In a good news for lakhs of dwellers in unauthorised colonies of poll-bound Delhi, government on Tuesday said a move to regularise over 1,200 such habitations is at an advanced stage and an order will come "any day".

Winter session of Parliament ends; key bills remain pending
Winter session of Parliament ends; key bills remain pending

The Winter session of Parliament, that saw a mix of storm and business, came to a close on Tuesday after passing a number of legislations but some key reform bills, including those on insurance and coal block allocations, remained pending.

Acrimony aside, MPs join hands to benefit Delhi slum dwellers

Setting aside their week-long acrimony over conversion issue, members belonging to both sides on Tuesday joined hands in Rajya Sabha to pass a bill that will benefit lakhs of slum dwellers in the national capital facing threat of demolition.

Opposition held national interest 'captive' by stalling Rajya Sabha: Govt

Accusing the Opposition of stalling proceedings and obstructing crucial legislative business in Rajya Sabha, government on Tuesday said they had held national interest "captive" by their "short-sighted" political considerations.

Rajya Sabha passes 12 bills during Winter Session

The tumultuous Winter Session of Rajya Sabha came to an end on Tuesday but not before passing 12 bills during the course of its 22 sittings, while 62 hours were lost on account of disturbances over various issues.

Those who lost polls are not allowing govt to work: Jayant Sinha

Hitting out at Opposition parties for blocking crucial economic legislations, Union Minister Jayant Sinha Tuesday said those who have lost elections are not allowing the government to work for the people.

PM Modi asks MPs to tell people about bills passed by Govt in Parliament

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked BJP MPs to highlight the government's "successful performance" in Parliament and explain to people the bills passed in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha despite disruption by opposition parties.

No outdated military equipments utilised by soldiers: Govt

No outdated military equipments are utilised by soldiers as government has a well established procedure to replace them, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Four armed forces personnel nabbed for spying for Pakistan: Govt

Four personnel of the Armed forces have been nabbed for spying for Pakistan in recent years, with one of the accused being dismissed from service, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.