Japan Parliament rocked by red scarf row

Japan`s upper house of parliament, often called the chamber of wisdom, has been rocked by a dress code row after a minister appeared sporting a red scarf.

Consult stakeholders before amending labour laws: RS members

Concern over absence of proper labour laws was voiced in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday with members seeking consultation with stakeholders before amending existing rules.

RS polls: Opposition parties accuse TMC of poaching MLAs

Ahead of election to five Rajya Sabha seats in West Bengal on Friday, the Opposition on Thursday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of trying to poach their MLAs.

Congress rebel `withdraws` from Rajya Sabha poll fray in AP

Congress MLA Aadala Prabhakar Reddy, who entered the Rajya Sabha election fray in Andhra Pradesh as a rebel, on Thursday announced "withdrawal" of his candidature.

Two independent MLAs back BJD, Congress cry `horse trading` in RS polls

With 2 Independent MLAs announcing loyalties to Odisha CM on eve of Rajya Sabha polls, Congress moved the EC on seeking to debar Talcher legislator Braja Pradhan from voting Friday.

Rajya Sabha polls: Cross-voting helps Trinamool in Bengal, TRS in Andhra

Cross-voting by Left and Congress MLAs on Friday helped Trinamool Congress gain an extra seat in West Bengal while a similar action by Congress MLAs in Andhra Pradesh saw TRS making its debut in Rajya Sabha as high drama marked the polls to the upper House in the two states.

RS nominations of senior leaders: Cong dismisses panic factor

Congress Wednesday dismissed suggestions that nomination of leaders like Digvijay Singh and Madhusudan Mistry for the Rajya Sabha indicate any panic in the party about defeat in Lok Sabha polls.

Intense lobbying in all parties as process for Rajya Sabha nominations begins

With the process for filing nomination papers for the election to the vacant seats of Rajya Sabha beginning from January 21, intense lobbying has begun in all political parties to secure ticket for entering the Upper House of Parliament.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hails Lokpal Bill, calls it landmark step

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Tuesday that the passing of the Lokpal Bill by the Rajya Sabha was a landmark step.

Bill in RS for Upper House in Assam

The process of setting up a Legislative Council in Assam, nearly 66 years after it was abolished, gained momentum as a bill to this effect was introduced in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.

Gogoi welcomes creation of Upper House in Assam

The decision of the Union Cabinet for creating a Upper House in Assam 66 years after it was abolished was today welcomed by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.

RS withdraws names of BJP MPs who disrupt House

In a ‘victory’ for the BJP, the Rajya Sabha Secretariat withdrew the names of 20 party MPs from a list of members who disrupted the Upper House.

Sixty-one Rajya Sabha vacancies to arise by mid-next year

With 61 Rajya Sabha seats to fall vacant in the next one year, the stage is set for fresh political hobnobbing and overtures.

Egypt`s upper house of parliament meets Wednesday

An official statement said Monday that President Mohammed Mursi has ordered Parliament`s upper chamber to convene on Wednesday.

TN Assembly adopts resolution against revival of Upper House

The Jayalalithaa government in Tamil
Nadu on Tuesday reversed yet another decision of the previous DMK
government, with the Assembly adopting a unanimous resolution
against revival of the Legislative Council.

Tamil Nadu assembly votes to revive Upper House

The Tamil Nadu assembly Monday passed a resolution to revive the legislative council or the upper house of the state legislature.

Court slams back-door entry into Uttar Pradesh Upper House

The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court has slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for an apparent attempt to circumvent the constitution while arranging a "back-door entry" for nine upper house members nominated in 2003.