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  • Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar to host Rajya Sabha floor leaders for dinner Oct 02, 2022 04:09 PM IST

    Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar to host Rajya Sabha floor leaders for dinner

    Though various party leaders have been calling on Jagdeep Dhankhar since he took over as vice president, this would be his first formal interaction with floor leaders of Rajya Sabha.

  • Former Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb files nomination for Rajya Sabha poll Sep 12, 2022 02:06 PM IST

    Former Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb files nomination for Rajya Sabha poll

    Chief Minister Manik Saha, Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Verma, Union Minister Pratima Bhoumik and BJP state president Rajib Bhattacharjee accompanied him when Deb submitted his papers.

  • Gulam Ali, a Gurjar Muslim from Jammu & Kashmir, nominated to Rajya Sabha Sep 10, 2022 10:57 PM IST

    Gulam Ali, a Gurjar Muslim from Jammu & Kashmir, nominated to Rajya Sabha

    The move is considered to be significant as before the abrogation of Article 370, the community had little representation in legislative bodies

  • Let Opposition have its say in Parliament: Outgoing V-P Naidu's advice to govt Aug 08, 2022 10:17 PM IST

    Let Opposition have its say in Parliament: Outgoing V-P Naidu's advice to govt

    The Rajya Sabha chairman also said the government, despite having a majority, should give respect to the Opposition.

  • PM Modi hails Venkaiah Naidu's wit, one-liners as Rajya Sabha bids farewell to vice president Aug 08, 2022 01:16 PM IST

    PM Modi hails Venkaiah Naidu's wit, one-liners as Rajya Sabha bids farewell to vice president

    Venkaiah Naidu completes his five-year term on August 10. Modi said Naidu was of the opinion that disruptions of proceedings beyond a point were contempt of the House.

  • Indian Railways lists 1,253 stations for revamp under Adarsh Scheme in 2022-23 Aug 06, 2022 09:44 AM IST

    Indian Railways lists 1,253 stations for revamp under Adarsh Scheme in 2022-23

    The Minister made the announcement while giving a written reply to a query of BJP MP Narhari Amin.

  • All transactions between WazirX and Binance were 'cloaked in mystery': Govt on ED probe Aug 02, 2022 05:34 PM IST

    All transactions between WazirX and Binance were 'cloaked in mystery': Govt on ED probe

    The finance ministry says WazirX has allowed the foreign users’ request to convert one crypto into another by using transfer from third-party exchanges such as FTX and Binance.

  • Monsoon session: Rajya Sabha productivity falls further to 16% in 2nd week, House yet to pass a bill Aug 01, 2022 07:41 AM IST

    Monsoon session: Rajya Sabha productivity falls further to 16% in 2nd week, House yet to pass a bill

    Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu has expressed disappointment saying "obstruction is destruction of parliamentary democracy".

  • Opposition to push for discussion on Agnipath in parliament next week Jul 31, 2022 04:14 PM IST

    Opposition to push for discussion on Agnipath in parliament next week

    A discussion on price rise has been listed in the Lok Sabha for Monday and in the Rajya Sabha the next day.

  • Suspended from Rajya Sabha for raising deaths due to spurious liquor in Gujarat: AAP MP Jul 28, 2022 05:46 PM IST

    Suspended from Rajya Sabha for raising deaths due to spurious liquor in Gujarat: AAP MP

    The Rajya Sabha adopted a motion to suspend the Aam Aadmi Party’s Pathak and Sushil Kumar Gupta besides Independent lawmaker Ajit Kumar Bhuyan for the rest of the week for ”unruly behaviour” in the House.

  • Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned amid opposition protest over suspension of MPs Jul 28, 2022 05:37 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned amid opposition protest over suspension of MPs

    As soon as the Upper House reassembled at 4 pm, the opposition members continued their protests and Tiruchi Siva who was in the Chair adjourned the proceedings for the day.

  • Suspension can be revoked if Opposition MPs apologise: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi Jul 27, 2022 04:10 PM IST

    Suspension can be revoked if Opposition MPs apologise: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi

    As many as 24 opposition MPs 20 from the Rajya Sabha and four from the Lok Sabha have been suspended for their unruly behaviour and creating ruckus in Parliament.

  • AAP member Sanjay Singh suspended from Rajya Sabha for remaining part of week Jul 27, 2022 12:41 PM IST

    AAP member Sanjay Singh suspended from Rajya Sabha for remaining part of week

    The suspension comes a day after 19 MPs of opposition parties including seven from the TMC, six from the DMK, besides those from the TRS, CPI-M and CPI, were suspended for their unruly behaviour in the House.

  • Opposition uproar in Rajya Sabha as its 19 more MPs suspended Jul 26, 2022 05:51 PM IST

    Opposition uproar in Rajya Sabha as its 19 more MPs suspended

    There were four adjournments till 3:40 pm as the Opposition refused to relent, and later the House was adjourned for the day, without transacting much business.

  • 19 opposition MPs suspended from Rajya Sabha for week Jul 26, 2022 04:07 PM IST

    19 opposition MPs suspended from Rajya Sabha for week

    The opposition MPs, who have been stalling the proceedings since the start of the monsoon session on July 18 over price rise and the levy of the GST on daily essentials, were suspended as they did not heed to Deputy Chairman Harvansh’s repeated pleas to leave the Well of the House and go back to their seats.

  • CBI busts racket falsely promising governorship, Rajya Sabha seats for Rs 100 crore Jul 25, 2022 01:50 PM IST

    CBI busts racket falsely promising governorship, Rajya Sabha seats for Rs 100 crore

    In its FIR, the CBI has named Kamalakar Premkumar Bandgar of Maharashtra's Latur, Ravindra Vithal Naik of Karnataka's Belgaum, and Delhi-NCR-based Mahendra Pal Arora, Abhishek Boora and Mohammed Aijaz Khan in connection with the case, the officials said.

  • Government does not maintain data on crypto startups exiting India: Commerce ministry Jul 22, 2022 01:41 PM IST

    Government does not maintain data on crypto startups exiting India: Commerce ministry

    This was an answer to Rajya Sabha member Derek’O Brien’s question on if the Government has taken note of crypto startups exiting India, its details and reasons and the impact on the economy.

  • Rajya Sabha defers passage of bill for banning funding of weapons of mass destruction Jul 21, 2022 05:47 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha defers passage of bill for banning funding of weapons of mass destruction

    Bhubaneswar Kalita, who was in the Chair, accepted the request of Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V Muraleedharan for deferring the passage of The Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Amendment Bill, 2022.

  • Don't see need to amend anti-defection law, Centre tells Parliament Jul 21, 2022 03:53 PM IST

    Don't see need to amend anti-defection law, Centre tells Parliament

    Rijiju's comments come a day after the Supreme Court observed that some "important constitutional issues" had emerged from the pleas filed following the Shiv Sena rebellion and Eknath Shinde taking oath as chief minister of Maharashtra.

  • Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned twice in pre-lunch period Jul 21, 2022 01:23 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned twice in pre-lunch period

    While the House was first adjourned for about an hour soon after it met for the day, it was again adjourned briefly for 10 minutes during the Question Hour

  • In Charts | The decline of parliamentary scrutiny Jul 21, 2022 09:16 AM IST

    In Charts | The decline of parliamentary scrutiny

    The 17th Lok Sabha has seen 35 percent of the Bills being passed within 30 minutes, indicating a lack of proper scrutiny. Recently, the Chief Justice of India had pointed out the declining scrutiny of laws being passed in the country.

  • Monsoon Session of Parliament | Opposition to corner government on Agnipath, inflation Jul 19, 2022 10:50 AM IST

    Monsoon Session of Parliament | Opposition to corner government on Agnipath, inflation

    The government has listed The Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022 for consideration and passing in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. In the Rajya Sabha, the Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Amendment Bill, 2022 is scheduled be taken up for consideration and passing.

  • India has moved from cooperative federalism to coercive unilateralism: Kapil Sibal Jul 16, 2022 04:22 PM IST

    India has moved from cooperative federalism to coercive unilateralism: Kapil Sibal

    Condemning a recent order that said MPs cannot conduct any protest action in the precincts of the Parliament House, Sibal stated that "this is unacceptable".

  • Laxmikant Bajpai appointed BJP's new chief whip in Rajya Sabha Jul 15, 2022 09:46 PM IST

    Laxmikant Bajpai appointed BJP's new chief whip in Rajya Sabha

    Laxmikant Bajpai, a former Uttar Pradesh BJP president, succeeds Shiv Pratap Shukla who retired from the house recently.

  • Parliament House can't be used for dharnas, strikes: Rajya Sabha Secretariat Jul 15, 2022 11:35 AM IST

    Parliament House can't be used for dharnas, strikes: Rajya Sabha Secretariat

    The circular on dharnas comes amid opposition outrage over the "gag order" on using certain words in Parliament, and has sparked criticism from the opposition Congress.

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