Rajya Sabha polls in Kerala on April 20

 Biennial elections to Rajya Sabha for three seats from Kerala falling vacant next month would be held on April 20.

Budget session of Rajya Sabha cut short for Land Ordinance

The Budget session of Rajya Sabha was cut short on Saturday with the House being prorogued to pave the way for re-promulgation of the controversial Land Acquisition Ordinance.

Decision to prorogue Rajya Sabha a poor attempt at unilateralism: Congress

Congress on Friday night reacted sharply over the decision to prematurely prorogue the Rajya Sabha dubbing it as a "poor attempt at unilateralism" and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "bulldozing" the controversial Land bill.

Govt to re-promulgate Land Ordinance; Rajya Sabha to be prorogued

 Battling strident opposition to the Land bill in Rajya Sabha where it lacks numbers, Government on Friday decided to prorogue the Rajya Sabha and repromulgate the Land Ordinance, which lapses on April 5.

CCPA to decide today on proroguing Parliament to repromulgate land ordinance

The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs will meet on Friday to take a call on the issue of proroguing Parliament with a view to repromulgating the controversial land Ordinance even as the NDA government battles hard to build consensus on the new Land Acquisition Bill.

RS polls: Vayalar Ravi to be Congress candidate

 Congress in Kerala has decided to field former Union Minister and sitting Rajya Sabha member Vayalar Ravi for the upcoming polls to the Upper House from the state.

Congress to field Vayalar Ravi for Kerala Rajya Sabha seat

The Congress has decided to field sitting Rajya Sabha member and veteran leader Vayalar Ravi for the coming Rajya Sabha poll from Kerala.

Prakash Karat, Mammootty front runners for Rajya Sabha seat

CPI-M national general secretary Prakash Karat, his wife Brinda Karat and Mammootty are among the front runners for one of three Rajya Sabha seats from Kerala.

Parliamentary Panel on Lokpal to miss deadline, seeks more time

A parliamentary committee examining the Lokpal amendment Bill will miss the March 25 deadline for submission of its report and has sought more time to finalise it.

DNA: Analysis of Kathua terror attack

A 'fidayeen' squad of LeT militants in Army fatigues stormed a police station in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, killing four persons, including three security personnel, and leaving 10 others injured in the wee hours of Friday.

MPs concerned over food in trains, suggest variety of items

 Members in Rajya Sabha on Friday registered their culinary concerns over food supplied in trains suggesting a variety of items for the menu, with the government agreeing that much more needed to be done in this regard.

Rajya Sabha polls next headache for UDF

Kerala's ruling Congress-led UDF has a new crisis: who to field in the Rajya Sabha election next month?

Passage of Mines Bill in RS 'a big achievement': BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday welcomed the move to pass the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha, saying nobody has the right to loot mines and minerals.

India working on making earthquake predictions possible

India is making efforts to monitor and study earthquake pre-cursory phenomena in critical seismotectonic regions, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Opposition in Rajya Sabha forces deferment of Mines bill till Friday

Opposition on Thursday forced deferment of consideration of the contentious Mines and Minerals Bill in Rajya Sabha till tomorrow, arguing that mineral-bearing states had not been consulted.

Congress member bangs at Chair's desk in Rajya Sabha

Protesting over refusal to allow him to seek a clarification, Congress member KVP Ramachandra Rao on Thursday lost his cool and banged on Deputy Chairman's desk to vent his anger in Rajya Sabha, stunning the entire House.

Cong members attack govt in RS for abolishing Planning Commission

Government on Thursday came under attack in Rajya Sabha for scrapping Planning Commission, with Congress members saying the step appears to have been taken with a desire to abolish the legacy of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

Cow urine can cure cancer: BJP member in Rajya Sabha

Cow urine is effective in curing cancer completely, BJP member Shankarbhai N claimed in Rajya Sabha on Thursday while pressing for stopping cow slaughter.

No beneficiary will suffer due to lack of Aadhaar: Govt

Even as the government ensures elimination of fake or duplicate beneficiaries in various schemes, no eligible person is to be denied any benefit or services merely for the lack of UID number, Parliament was informed on Thursday.

Over 6,200 Indians languishing in foreign jails

Over 6,200 Indians are currently languishing in jails in 72 countries with maximum of 1,508 being lodged in Saudi Arabia.