RAJYA SABHA

  • Anti-Hijacking Bill introduced in Rajya Sabha amidst uproar 10 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Wednesday introduced Anti-Hijacking (Amendment) Bill 2010 in Rajya Sabha amidst uproar by opposition parties. The MPs have been demanding a statement by the Prime Minister on conversion row and did not let the House function. The Anti-Hijacking (Amendment) Bill, 2010 was introduced in Rajya...
  • Conversion row rocks Parliament, Shashi Tharoor says PM Modi should do 'ghar vapasi' to Lok Sabha 12 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With only four more sessions left in the winter session of Parliament, opposition parties continues to derail proceedings in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Congress MP Shashi Tharoor took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying, "Modiji should so ghar vapasi (home coming) to Lok...
  • Live: Lok Sabha passes Companies Amendment Bill 15 hours 5 minutes ago

    A crucial day for the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Wednesday as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present Insurance Amendment Bill for consideration and passing in Rajya Sabha. The Bill aims to hike the foreign direct investment from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. ...
  • Arun Jaitley to present Insurance Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha today 17 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A crucial day for the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Wednesday as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present Insurance Amendment Bill for consideration and passing in Rajya Sabha. The Bill aims to hike the foreign direct investment from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. The passing of...
  • Agra conversion issue rocks Rajya Sabha, Deputy Chairman reprimands MPs for unruly behaviour Yesterday

    New Delhi: The issue of alleged forced conversion in Agra rocked Parliament once again with unruly scenes witnessed in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Opposition MPs entered the well of the House, shouting slogans against the government. They were demanding a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue. Congress MP...
  • Live: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day over religious conversion issue Yesterday

    The opposition parties in Parliament take up the issue of alleged forced conversion and demand a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The NDA government will table the Insurance Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha, the major reform by the Modi government. ...
  • Crucial day for Modi government in Parliament as it will table Insurance Amendment Bill today Yesterday

    New Delhi: A crucial day for the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Tuesday as it will push for the big reform measure by tabling Insurance Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha. The Bill aims to hike the foreign direct investment from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. The passing of...
  • When Pranab got a 'dressing down' from Indira Gandhi 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Pranab Mukherjee contested the 1980 Lok Sabha elections much against the wishes of Indira Gandhi who gave him a "vociferous dressing down" for an "interminable span of time" after his defeat but he made a dramatic entry into the Union Cabinet despite the loss. Such was the faith...
  • Parliament live: BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj apologises for comments on Godse 5 days ago

    New Delhi: In Friday's Parliament Session, the Lok Sabha is scheduled to take up Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2014, Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2014 and Private Members' Bills. The Private Members' Bills will also be taken up in the Rajya Sabha. ...
  • Live: Lok Sabha discussing alleged forced conversion issue 6 days ago

    The Agra conversion row is likely to stall Parliamentary proceedings again on Thurday. The opposition MPs have already demanded a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue. They said 100 Muslims were converted by Hindusim by an RSS offshoot by force and allurement, which is a criminal offence. ...
  • Cabinet approves Insurance Bill, Rajya Sabha may take up next week 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday night approved the insurance amendment bill with a composite foreign investment cap of 49 per cent for presenting it in Parliament, incorporating the changes suggested by a House panel. The Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved incorporation of amendments suggested by a Parliamentary...
  • Live: Uproar in Lok Sabha over objectionable remarks by TMC leader Kalyan Banerjee against PM Modi 1 week ago

    After a delay of almost seven years, the legislative approval to hike foreign direct investment in insurance sector from 26 per cent to 49 per cent may finally come from Parliament. The Select Committee on the Insurance Bill will submit its report to the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. ...
  • Rajya Sabha members find reality shows, 'Bigg Boss' indecent 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha members feel reality shows like 'Bigg Boss' are against Indian values, and urged the information and broadcasting ministry to take action. In a question to the information and broadcasting minister, Samajwadi Party (SP) member Vishambhar Prasad Nishad said: "There is one show which has cameras filming women...
  • Backed by Congress, Select Committee to submit report on Insurance Bill in Rajya Sabha today 1 week ago

    New Delhi: After a delay of almost seven years, the legislative approval to hike foreign direct investment in insurance sector from 26 per cent to 49 per cent may finally come from Parliament. The Select Committee on the Insurance Bill will submit its report to the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The...
  • Live: Rajnath Singh makes a statement on Delhi rape case in Rajya Sabha, GPS mandatory for all taxies December 9, 2014

    After a week of uproar over the hate speech by MoS Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, the Rajya Sabha takes up a number of issues ranging from Jammu and Kashmir terror attack to Uber rape case today. ...
  • Congress gives a go ahead to Insurance Bill in Select Committee: sources December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In a boost to the Narendra Modi government's reform agenda, the Congress has given a go-ahead to the Insurance Bill in the Select Committee, said sources. The government has proposed to hike foreign direct investment from 26 per cent to 49 per cent in the insurance sector. The Left...
  • Deadlock over Niranjan Jyoti's hate speech resolves in Rajya Sabha December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: After a week of uproar by opposition parties over Minister of State Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's hate speech, the deadlock has finally ended in Rajya Sabha on Monday. As the Narendra Modi government refused to adopt a resolution condeming Jyoti's speech, which could be seen as a...
  • Deadlock to continue in third week of winter session over Niranjan Jyoti's hate speech December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: As the winter session of Parliament enters its third week on Monday, the deadlock over Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's hate speech is showing no signs to end. Cornering the BJP government in Lok Sabha, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had led the opposition...
  • PM Modi strongly criticises BJP minister's abusive remarks December 5, 2014

    Forced to bow down to pressure from political parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made a statement on the floor of the Rajya Sabha strongly criticising his minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's controversial remarks. ...
  • Face off: Centre downplays Sadhvi Niranjan's sacking, Congress adamant December 4, 2014

    The Prime Minister said Jyoti is a first time minister and a new member of Parliament and the House should show magnanimity by accepting her apology considering this. Modi also said that after the minister's apology the matter should rest and the House resume its normal functioning. ...
  • Not in favour of reducing juvenile age from 18 to 16 years: Maneka Gandhi December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on THursday made it clear that it is not in favour of reducing juvenile age from 18 to 16 years but is proposing changes in processes related to treatment of heinous offences committed by those in 16 to 18 age group. In a written reply in Rajya...
  • Opposition parties seek clarification from BJP over minister's 'Muslims, Christians sons of Ram' remark December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti on Tuesday came under fire for her controversial statement with opposition parties demanding a clarification from the Narendra Modi government. The Congress will raise the issue in Parliament and has given a suspension notice in Rajya Sabha on...
  • TMC likely to raise issue of BJP's Amit Shah alleged links with Sahara group in Parliament December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The face-off between the Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party is expected to continue on Tuesday with the former raising the issue of BJP President Amit Shah's alleged links with the Sahara group. The winter session of Parliament has witnessed a stormy session since it commenced with...
  • TMC MPs target BJP's Amit Shah over his alleged links with Sahara group December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The war of words continue between the Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party as both the parties are not missing a chance to target the other. The stand off between the two parties once again played out in Parliament on Monday as TMC MPs held protest outside the...
  • Indians missing in Iraq are alive, search on: External Affairs Minister November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The alleged killing of 39 Indians in Iraq by terrorists of Islamic State was taken up in the Rajya Sabha on Friday after a section of media recently reported about it. After hearing the concerns raised by several members of Rajya Sabha, Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj clarified...
  • Live: Sushma Swaraj addresses Rajya Sabha on alleged killing of Indians in Iraq November 28, 2014

    The Lok Sabha is scheduled to take up Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by Certain Establishments) Amendment Bill, 2014 and Private members' bills. The Private members' bills is scheduled to be taken up in Rajya Sabha too. ...
  • Jaitley justifies tabling of Delhi Police Special Police Establishment Bill in RS November 27, 2014

    The Bill to amend the Delhi Police Special Police Establishment Act, which was passed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, has been tabled in the Rajya Sabha. Speaking in the Upper House of the Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "When the Lokpal Bill was not passed we formed a...
  • Planning Commission to function till replaced: Centre November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Planning Commission will continue to perform its mandate till a new body replaces it, Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh said on Thursday. "The Planning Commission still continues to function under the chairmanship of the prime minister (Narendra Modi) even though the deputy chairman and other members are not...
  • Congress creates uproar in Rajya Sabha over naming of Hyderabad airport November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress members on Thursday forced two brief adjournments in Rajya Sabha over the naming of Hyderabad domestic airport, contending that Rajiv Gandhi's name has been removed and should be restored. When the House met for the day, V Hanumantha Rao (Congress) raised the issue of a section of the...
  • Black money discussion likely to continue in Parliament on Thursday November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The discussion on black money which began on Wednesday is expected to continue in Lok Sabha on the forth day of the winter session in Parliament on Thursday. After replying in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is expected to reply in Lok Sabha on Thursday....