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  • With 304 MLAs, BJP may easily win at least 8 Rajya Sabha seats from UP: Poll analysts Oct 13, 2020 10:57 PM IST

    With 304 MLAs, BJP may easily win at least 8 Rajya Sabha seats from UP: Poll analysts

    The ten Rajya Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh falling vacant include three of BJP, four of Samajwadi party, two of Bahujan Samaj Party and one of the Congress.

  • Rajya Sabha passes FCR Amendment Bill; government says Bill not against any NGO Sep 23, 2020 03:29 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha passes FCR Amendment Bill; government says Bill not against any NGO

    Speaking during a debate on the Bill, Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said the legislation was not against any NGO and is an effort to maintain transparency.

  • Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die, Lok Sabha likely to follow Sep 23, 2020 03:28 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die, Lok Sabha likely to follow

    The Opposition parties, boycotting the Rajya Sabha session, are, in the meantime, meeting President Ram Nath Kovind later in the day over the contentious farm bills.

  • Monsoon Session of Parliament: Govt recommends adjourning Rajya Sabha sine die Sep 23, 2020 11:31 AM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament: Govt recommends adjourning Rajya Sabha sine die

    The Parliament's Monsoon Session began on September 14, under the shadow of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and was supposed to run till October 1. However, it is likely to be cut short much earlier, on September 23.

  • Parliament Session Highlights: Monsoon session cut short as Lok Sabha adjourned sine die Sep 23, 2020 09:17 AM IST

    Parliament Session Highlights: Monsoon session cut short as Lok Sabha adjourned sine die

    Today was the tenth day of the 18-day Monsoon Session of Parliament that began on September 14, under the shadow of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • From tea offer to Opposition boycott, what all happened during Rajya Sabha session today Sep 22, 2020 02:16 PM IST

    From tea offer to Opposition boycott, what all happened during Rajya Sabha session today

    The government has said the MPs had almost assaulted Harivansh during their protests. The MPs have alleged that the farm bills were passed without following due process.

  • Farm Bills: Rajya Sabha to reconvene after overnight protest by suspended MPs Sep 22, 2020 09:06 AM IST

    Farm Bills: Rajya Sabha to reconvene after overnight protest by suspended MPs

    An hour before the scheduled time to begin the session, Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh brought tea for the protesting MPs on Tuesday morning

  • Farm Bills Ruckus: Rajya Sabha adjourned 5 times as suspended MPs refuse to leave Sep 21, 2020 01:22 PM IST

    Farm Bills Ruckus: Rajya Sabha adjourned 5 times as suspended MPs refuse to leave

    The Upper House witnessed unruly scenes on Sunday evening after Opposition members alleged that the due process of allowing a detailed discussion on the farm bills was not followed in the House.

  • Farm Bills Ruckus: Derek O'Brien, Sanjay Singh and 6 others suspended for a week for unruly behaviour in Rajya Sabha Sep 21, 2020 09:40 AM IST

    Farm Bills Ruckus: Derek O'Brien, Sanjay Singh and 6 others suspended for a week for unruly behaviour in Rajya Sabha

    Twelve Opposition parties have also given a notice for a no-confidence motion against Rajya Sabha deputy speaker Harivansh over the manner in which two farm bills were passed in Rajya Sabha without allegedly following the due process.

  • BJP considering to move privilege motion against opposition MPs for creating ruckus in Rajya Sabha Sep 20, 2020 10:46 PM IST

    BJP considering to move privilege motion against opposition MPs for creating ruckus in Rajya Sabha

    The row over the passage of two farm bills seems set to escalate. 12 Opposition parties filed a motion of no-confidence over the conduct of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh

  • Will take BJP, its allies to court over 'unconstitutional' farm laws: Amarinder Singh Sep 20, 2020 08:18 PM IST

    Will take BJP, its allies to court over 'unconstitutional' farm laws: Amarinder Singh

    The CM questioned the rationale behind putting the “controversial and vicious” Bills, which, he said, was a “blatant encroachment” of the state's powers and control of the agriculture sector, to voice vote, despite strong reservations by the Opposition and inadequate numbers in the House.

  • Parliament’s Monsoon Session: Rajya Sabha passes two farm bills amid ruckus Sep 20, 2020 02:30 PM IST

    Parliament’s Monsoon Session: Rajya Sabha passes two farm bills amid ruckus

    Before passing the two contentious farm bills, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for a brief period earlier in the day after heated exchanges between sides supporting and opposing the bills.

  • Parliament's Monsoon Session: Heated exchanges in Rajya Sabha during debate on farm bills Sep 20, 2020 01:51 PM IST

    Parliament's Monsoon Session: Heated exchanges in Rajya Sabha during debate on farm bills

    There was uproar in the Rajya Sabha after YSRCP MP V Vijaysai Reddy, while speaking in support of the farm bill, accused the Congress of "hypocrisy" saying the bill contained promises made by the Grand Old Party in its Lok Sabha poll manifesto.

  • Former prime minister HD Deve Gowda takes oath as Rajya Sabha member Sep 20, 2020 10:08 AM IST

    Former prime minister HD Deve Gowda takes oath as Rajya Sabha member

    This is the first time that the former prime minister and Janata Dal (Secular) party leader HD Deve Gowda has become a member of the Rajya Sabha 1996.

  • Coronavirus India impact | Monsoon session of Parliament likely to be curtailed, may end by mid-next week Sep 19, 2020 10:37 AM IST

    Coronavirus India impact | Monsoon session of Parliament likely to be curtailed, may end by mid-next week

    Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Prahlad Patel were among may politicians who contracted COVID-19 after attending the monsoon session of the Parliament.

  • Telcos owe more than Rs 1.4 lakh crore as pending AGR dues, says Centre in Rajya Sabha reply Sep 17, 2020 03:55 PM IST

    Telcos owe more than Rs 1.4 lakh crore as pending AGR dues, says Centre in Rajya Sabha reply

    The Supreme Court on September 1 allowed telecom companies to pay their balance AGR dues over the next 10 years

  • Chargesheet filed in less than 50% UAPA cases, shows government data Sep 16, 2020 05:06 PM IST

    Chargesheet filed in less than 50% UAPA cases, shows government data

    The Ministry of Home Affairs' written reply shared on September 16 informed that in a period of three years., from 2016 to 2018, more than 3,000 UAPA cases were registered by security agencies. However, chargesheets were filed within the stipulated period of 180 days in only 821 cases.

  • Coronavirus India | Congress wants separate four-hour debate on COVID-19 in Rajya Sabha: Report Sep 16, 2020 03:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus India | Congress wants separate four-hour debate on COVID-19 in Rajya Sabha: Report

    Speaking on behalf of the Congress party, Jairam Ramesh pushed for a minimum of four hours to debate India’s COVID-19 crisis management and urged Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu to not club the coronavirus debate with clarifications on Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan’s statement on the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Govt has info that some individuals, including from South, joined IS: G Kishan Reddy Sep 16, 2020 11:32 AM IST

    Govt has info that some individuals, including from South, joined IS: G Kishan Reddy

    Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered 17 cases related to the presence of IS in the southern states of Telangana, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, and arrested 122 accused.

  • No infiltration bid reported along India-China border in 6 months: MHA tells Rajya Sabha Sep 16, 2020 10:34 AM IST

    No infiltration bid reported along India-China border in 6 months: MHA tells Rajya Sabha

    On the other hand, MHA said that there have been 47 attempted infiltration along Indo-Pakistan border since February 2020.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Lockdown helped control aggressive COVID-19 progression: Union minister Sep 15, 2020 05:01 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Lockdown helped control aggressive COVID-19 progression: Union minister

    Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Choubey further told the Rajya Sabha that nearly 40 lakh Indians have been kept under the Centre’s surveillance as part of its contact-tracing efforts to track down the source of COVID-19 infections and minimise the spread of the disease

  • His unbiased role in Parliament strengthens democracy: Modi on re-election of Harivansh as RS deputy chairman Sep 14, 2020 07:00 PM IST

    His unbiased role in Parliament strengthens democracy: Modi on re-election of Harivansh as RS deputy chairman

    Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad also congratulated Harivansh

  • Government lists 23 new bills for Parliament's Monsoon session Sep 11, 2020 05:09 PM IST

    Government lists 23 new bills for Parliament's Monsoon session

    According to a Lok Sabha bulletin, the lower house will also take up discussion and voting on the First Batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants for the year 2020-21.

  • RJD MP Manoj Jha to file nomination as Opposition candidate for Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman’s post today Sep 11, 2020 10:50 AM IST

    RJD MP Manoj Jha to file nomination as Opposition candidate for Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman’s post today

    The election will be held on Sept 14. Though Jha enjoys the support of 12 Opposition parties, they have only 91 members. NDA’s Harivansh has the support of 116. For a victory, 123 votes are required. Both candidates are from Bihar.

  • No hard copies of ordinances will be distributed in upcoming Parliament session Aug 24, 2020 07:54 PM IST

    No hard copies of ordinances will be distributed in upcoming Parliament session

    The Lok Sabha Secretariat has been making necessary arrangements for holding the session while ensuring social distancing norms.

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