Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha Election: Polls on 57 seats on June 10

The Election Commission also directed the Chief Secretaries concerned to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that necessary Covid-19 containment measures are taken. 

May 12, 2022, 16:10 PM IST

Onus on Pakistan to create atmosphere free of terror, hostility, violence: India

"The government's consistent position has been that India desires normal neighbourly relations with Pakistan and is committed to addressing issues, if any, bilaterally and peacefully in an atmosphere free of terror, hostility and violence," Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said in Rajya Sabha. 

Apr 07, 2022, 16:33 PM IST

Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill 2022 passed in Parliament: How it will empower police, prosecution, check details

The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill 2022 replaces the Identification of Prisoners Act, of 1920 and allows law enforcement agencies to collect, store and analyse physical and biological samples of convicted individuals and other persons.

Apr 07, 2022, 10:06 AM IST

Rajya Sabha passes Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, Amit Shah says it won’t violate anyone’s privacy

Amit Shah said the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill is aimed at improving the conviction rate.

Apr 06, 2022, 23:19 PM IST

'Human rights can never be one-sided', says Home Minister Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha

Human rights can never be one-sided, said Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha. He also added that, not only do terrorists have human rights, but those who died in the blast also have human rights.

Apr 06, 2022, 21:44 PM IST

Amit Shah tables MCD Bill in Rajya Sabha, slams Delhi govt for step-motherly treatment to three civic bodies

"The three municipal corporations in Delhi are not functioning properly due to the step-motherly behaviour of the AAP party," Amit Shah said in Rajya Sabha.

Apr 05, 2022, 19:32 PM IST

‘They publish anything’: Nitish Kumar on speculations about him quitting as CM for Rajya Sabha seat

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday categorically denied any plans to quit his post for a berth in Rajya Sabha.

Apr 04, 2022, 15:12 PM IST

Six newly-elected Rajya Sabha MPs take oath today - Check list here

The new set of MP`s who took oath today included two from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), one from the Congress, one from the Communist Party of India (CPI), Kerala, and one from the Communist Party of India (Marxist). 

Apr 04, 2022, 14:16 PM IST

If Nitish Kumar has no interest in any post, why doesn't he retire and go to Himalayas?: RJD Vice President

While Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has insisted he has "no personal interest" in going to the Rajya Sabha, the opposition RJD kept up its attack, saying that he is a "clever person, who always plays tricky politics" and "keeps some scope to manipulate things".

Apr 02, 2022, 11:18 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi-led BJP first party since 1990 to touch 100-seat mark in Rajya Sabha

Once the results are notified, the BJP's tally will officially reach the landmark but its hold on the triple figure may be tenuous as polls to around 52 more seats will be held soon and it is expected to suffer a drop in its numbers from states like Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Jharkhand.

Apr 01, 2022, 21:02 PM IST

Rajya Sabha bids farewell to 72 retiring MPs; PM Narendra Modi tells them to 'inspire coming generations'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the retiring 72 Rajya Sabha MPs to take their experience across the country.

Mar 31, 2022, 21:04 PM IST

Need for uniform financial assistance policy across states for displaced Kashmiri Pandits: Congress MP in Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda on Wednesday sought a uniform financial assistance policy across states for displaced Kashmiri Pandits.

Mar 30, 2022, 18:25 PM IST

India got 65% more FDI during Modi regime than 10 years of UPA rule: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

The FDI inflow in 2020-21 was USD 81.72 billion compared to USD 74.9 billion in the preceding financial year.

Mar 29, 2022, 17:13 PM IST

Union Home Minister Amit Shah to introduce Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022 in Parliament today

The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022 is aimed at authorising the police for taking measurements of convicts and other persons for the purposes of identification and investigation in criminal matters and to preserve records.

Mar 28, 2022, 07:51 AM IST

Efforts on to conduct Winter Session in new Parliament building: Govt

Kaushal Kishore, Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, told IANS that efforts are on to conduct the Winter Session of Parliament in the new building this year.

Mar 24, 2022, 21:30 PM IST

Breaking News: AAP announces several names for Rajya Sabha from Punjab

From Punjab, AAP has announced several names for the Rajya Sabha. Cricketer Harbhajan Singh's name announced for Rajya Sabha.

Mar 21, 2022, 12:06 PM IST

AAP to nominate Harbhajan Singh, Raghav Chadha, IIT-Delhi professor Dr Sandeep Pathak to Rajya Sabha from Punjab: Sources

Arvind Kejriwal’s party sees Harbhajan Singh as a “youth icon” and a well-known name in the country. The party thinks he is a good candidate for the Rajya Sabha seat, the sources said.

Mar 21, 2022, 11:02 AM IST

Suspense over on scrapping NPS and bringing Central govt employees under Old Pension Scheme --Know what govt said

Karad in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha said that there is no proposal under consideration for scrapping the National Pension System and reverting all officials of the Central government under the Old Pension Scheme.

Mar 17, 2022, 15:33 PM IST

India gives highest priority to safety of its weapon system: Rajnath Singh on accidental firing of missile

Giving a statement in Rajya Sabha, the Union Defence Minister said that India's missile system is highly safe and secure.

Mar 15, 2022, 12:30 PM IST

Budget session of Parliament to resume today, Opposition set to raise issues of inflation, unemployment

As the Covid-19 situation has improved in the recent weeks, both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha will have simultaneous sittings from 11 am.

Mar 14, 2022, 06:21 AM IST