Rajya Sabha

Bhubaneswar: Making a veiled attack on the Congress and other parties accusing them of stalling the triple talaq bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that his government dared to take decisions that others were afraid of taking. “Three days ago, the Centre took a decision that was needed since decades. When the intentions are …

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that NOTA (None of the above) option cannot be allowed in the Rajya Sabha elections as it would ‘wholly undermine the purity of democracy’. “The option of NOTA may serve as an elixir in direct elections but in respect of election to Council of States which is a …

New Delhi: The Monsoon session of Parliament saw 20 bills being passed by the two Houses, out of which 22 were introduced in the Lok Sabha and one in the Rajya Sabha, according to an official release. The 20 bills passed by the two Houses includes four bills related to Goods and Services Tax (GST) and …

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was on Friday adjourned sine die as the monsoon session came to a close as scheduled. Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu said the House had 74 per cent productivity and passed 14 bills over 17 sittings. “The media forecast was that this session would be a washout. But I am gald that …

New Delhi: The Triple talaq bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha on the last day of Monsoon session. If the bill get clearance in the Upper House it will again have to go back to Lok Sabha for the approval of the amendments. Law Minister Ravi Shankar stated, “The Union Cabinet has approved three …

New Delhi: Janata Dal United (JD-U) Member Harivansh Narayan Singh was on Thursday elected the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha. Harivansh was fielded by the BJP-led ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA). He defeated opposition candidate B.K. Hariprasad of the Congress by 20 votes. ALSO READ: Karunanidhi begins journey to finally rest at Marina Harivansh got 125 …

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday assured the Rajya Sabha that there will be no discrimination or harassment in the updation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and reiterated that the entire process has been fair and transparent. However, the opposition was not convinced with many MPs asking as to …

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was on Wednesday adjourned till 12 noon minutes after it met for the day over BJP chief Amit Shah’s remarks made in the House on Tuesday regarding the Assam NRC. As soon as the House met, Congress members stood up to register their protest against Shah’s remarks. Senior Congress leader …