The Upper House now has five vacancies and the combined strength of the ruling NDA is around 106.
Congress MP Rajeev Gowda was referring to an FIR lodged in Muzaffarpur last week against 49 celebrities
The deaths of BJP stalwart Arun Jaitley and noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani, who was a RJD MP to the Rajya Sabha from Bihar, necessitated the bypolls.
While Jaitley (BJP) represented Uttar Pradesh, Jethmalani (RJD) represented Bihar in the Upper House
He was declared elected unopposed as the deadline for the withdrawal of nominations for the bypoll ended at 3 pm.
Passage of contentious bills is a testimony to the increasing strength of the BJP as much as it is a testimony to a fractured and incohesive Opposition in Parliament
The Lok Sabha worked for 281 hours — 135 percent of the scheduled runtime
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The core sector growth in June slowed to 0.2 percent, the lowest monthly growth since May 2015, and weak demand forced many automobile companies to temporarily halt production
The bill which was passed in the Lok Sabha earlier this month will replace the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 and seek to protect consumers who could get lured by misleading ads or false claims.
At a time when sub-nationalism is assuming dangerous proportions not only within the country but in different parts of the world, a state within a state, as is the case with Jammu & Kashmir, cuts at the very concept of nationhood.
Those who agree with the government’s decision feel that it will usher in development, but those who are opposing this feel that the Modi government has opened a tinderbox.
Besides, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will abstain from voting in Rajya Sabha on the contentious bill, party MP Vandana Chavan said
Home Minister announced abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of J&K into two Union Territories -- Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh
The Centre also announced bifurcation of J&K into two Union Territories
The party, sources said, is actively considering nominating Singh for the lone seat and if elected, he will have a Rajya Sabha term up to April 3, 2024.
Unlike the Lower House, where the BJP-led NDA enjoys a strong majority, the ruling alliance will face an uphill task in Rajya Sabha
In case the BJP faces defeat, it hopes to make a statement that the saffron party stands for gender equality and is determined to reform personal laws for the dignity of Muslim women
Raising the issue in the Rajya Sabha during Zero Hour, he talked about the woes of lakhs of home buyers in the Delhi-NCR region who have been cheated by fraudulent builders.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced the bill seeking as many as seven amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, which provides for resolution of bad loans.
Critics claim that the amendment will have negative effects and erode the independence of the institution
Patel has challenged the order of the Gujarat High Court's by which it had dismissed his plea questioning the maintainability of Rajput's election petition.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has claimed the ayurvedic egg-laying chicken are fed only ayurvedic food, so these can well be consumed by vegetarians.
Last week, the Supreme Court had ordered commencement of the construction work, after the AAP government said it had agreed to give a go-ahead to the project.
Javadekar said the government is developing various peripheral expressways to ensure that no trucks pass through the national capital. He said already 60,000 trucks are not entering the national capital.