RAJYA SABHA

  • Winter Session to commence on November 24, government hoping to clear most pending bills 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Winter session of Parliament will start from November 24 and conclude on December 23 during which a heavy legislative agenda is on the cards. There are eight bills pending in Lok Sabha and 59 in Rajya Sabha. The government is hoping to clear most of the pending bills...
  • 'Ex-MPs can take pension even if they get benefits as ex-MLAs or ex-MLCs' October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Members of Parliament are entitled to receive pension as ex-MPs even if they are getting pension as former MLAs or MLCs, according to an RTI reply. According to information received from the Rajya Sabha Secretariat through the RTI application, the pension of former MPs is regulated under...
  • With broom in hand, Sachin Tendulkar joins PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign October 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar swept a road in Mumbai with a broom in hand, days after accepting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nomination as one of the 'ambassadors' of 'Swachh Bharat' campaign. Sachin was one of the nine celebrities nominated by the Prime Minister to spread awareness on cleanliness when he...
  • Saradha scam: CBI to grill TMC leader Srinjoy Bose for the second time today September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday is likely to interrogate Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose for the second time in the Saradha chit fund scam. Bose was questioned for over 6 hours on Wednesday. Srinjoy Bose who owns a Bengali newspaper had been named by...
  • Saradha scam: CBI summons TMC Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose September 10, 2014

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday summoned West Bengal's leading party Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose for interrogation in the Saradha chit fund scam. The TMC is feeling the heat with many prominent leaders being roped in in the multicrore scam. This comes just after...
  • Coal scam: Fresh charge sheet to be filed against Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday told a special court hearing the coal block allocation case against Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda that it will file a supplementary charge sheet in the case as its probe is almost complete. Central Bureau of Investigation Special Judge Bharat Parashar fixed August 29...
  • There's no way we can justify MP's absence in Rajya Sabha, especially Sachin Tendulkar; his word carries weight: Javed Akhtar August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Noted lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar today lamented the fact that Rekha and Sachin Tendulkar, members of parliament from the Indian film and sports fraternity haven't been attending the Parliamentary sessions regularly. Speaking at a press conference in the city, Akhtar said, "There's no way we can justify...
  • Parliament passes Judges Appointments Bill, SC collegium to be junked after President's assent August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major success for the Narendra Modi government, the Rajya Sabha passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill moments before Parliament was adjourned sine die on Thursday. The Bill will make way for the setting up of National Judicial Appointments Commission which will appoint and transfer judges...
  • Insurance Bill proposing a hike in FDI limit sent to 15 member select committee August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Insurance bill that proposes to hike the FDI limit in insurance to 49% has been sent to a 15 member select committee. The committee comprises of BJP's Chandan Mitra, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, JP Nadda, Congress' Anand Sharma, JD Seelam, BSP MP SC Mishra, JDU's KC Tyagi, CPI's...
  • Parliament passes Constitutional Amendment Bill August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha passed the Constitution (121st Amendment) Bill, 2014 on Thursday and is set to pass the National Judicial Appointments Bill. While 176 members voted in favour of the Constitution Amendment Bill, no votes were registered against it. The Lok Sabha had on Wednesday already passed the Judicial...
  • Live: Uproar in Lok Sabha over Communal Violence Bill August 14, 2014

    On the last day of the Budget session, ruckus broke out in the Parliament over the Judicial Appointments Bill and the Constitution Amendment Bill with the Opposition demanding a discussion immediately. The chairperson, however, insisted on the completion of businesses listed before that. It is yet to seen whether the...
  • Judicial Appointments Bill to be introduced in Rajya Sabha today August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Judicial Appointments Bill will be introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday while the Constitution Amendment Bill has already been tabled in the Upper House. Both the Bills were passed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Congress leader Anand Sharma has told CNNIBN that his party will not...
  • Anand Sharma declares Congress support for Judicial Appointments Bill in Rajya Sabha August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After supporting the government in getting the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill passed in the Lok Sabha, the Congress party will not cause any hindrance in its clearance in the Rajya Sabha too, said senior party leader Anand Sharma. Speaking to CNNIBN, Sharma said, "The government has addressed the...
  • Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2014, Constitution Amendment Bill passed in Lok Sabha August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 and Constitutional Amendment Bill. The Bills will now be taken up in the Rajya Sabha and the government may face hurdles in the Upper House as it does not have the required numbers to pass...
  • 11,800 school teachers to be appointed in Delhi by March 2015 August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will hire over 11,800 school teachers in Delhi by March next year to fill vacancies, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Replying to supplementaries during Question Hour, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said that online application for 2,375 PGT teachers will be invited in...
  • Alleged sexual harassment of Gwalior woman judge raised in Rajya Sabha August 12, 2014

    The issue of alleged sexual harassment of a woman judge in Gwalior was raised in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday with senior lawyer and nominated member KTS Tulsi demanding immediate action on her complaint saying it would otherwise demoralise lady judges in the country. Complaining of sexual harassment by a judge...
  • Sena hits out at Katju for saying awarding Bharat Ratna to Tendulkar a disgrace to country August 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Attacking Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju for his reported remarks about conferring Bharat Ratna on cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, Shiv Sena on Tuesday questioned the work done by the media watchdog under his stewardship. Amid the row over continued absence of Tendulkar and Rekha from Rajya Sabha,...
  • After facing flak over absence, MP Rekha finally attends Parliament August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: After facing a lot of flak over her absence in Parliament, Rajya Sabha MP Rekha finally attended the Budget session on Tuesday. The Bollywood actress has attended a total of five sessions of Parliament since her nomination in 2012. Rekha had attended one day of the Winter Session...
  • Opposition creates ruckus over government's tough stance at WTO August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Opposition on Monday created ruckus in the Rajya Sabha as it raised the Bharatiya Janata Partyled government's tough stance at the World Trade Organisation that scuttled the Trade Facilitation Agreement. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was forced to make a clarification in the House. He said that the Bali...
  • Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman grants leave to MP Sachin Tendulkar August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien on Monday granted leave to MP Sachin Tendulkar even as Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal and Congress's Satyavrat Chaturvedi raised objections to it. Tendulkar applied for leave after he came under fire from other MPs for failing to attend even a single session...
  • Amar Singh backs Rahul Gandhi's stand on communal violence in UP August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his comments against the Bharatiya Janata Party on communal violence in Uttar Pradesh, the Gandhi scion has found support from Former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh. "I think his...
  • Don't need 'broker' Jaya Bachchan to patch up relations with Mulayam Singh: Amar Singh August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Lashing out at Rajya Sabha member Jaya Bachchan, former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh has said that he does not need a broker to patch up his relations with SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. Speaking to Network18, Amar Singh said that he has always...
  • MP questions Sachin & Rekha noshow in Parliament August 8, 2014

    The absence of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and actor Rekha in the Rajya Sabha created uproar yet again in the House on Friday by the members of Parliament. Addressing the House over the issue, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien said that action can be taken against members only if...
  • Watch India@9 special from Meerut with Bhupendra Chaubey August 8, 2014

    In a new twist in the alleged gangrape of the 20yearold girl in Meerut, The Uttar Pradesh police has claimed that this may be a case of a relationship gone wrong. The police believe that there are several discrepancies in the account of the complainant. CNNIBN's Bhupendra Chaubey visits Meerut...
  • News 360: Medical emergency kept Sachin Tendulkar away from Parliament August 8, 2014

    After the uproar due to absence of Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar in the Upper House, the former cricketer responded to the controversy on Friday in a press conference. Sachin said, "My absence in Delhi has been discussed too much. I do not mean to disrespect any institution, there was...
  • Tendulkar says his absence in Parliament was due to medical emergency August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: After the uproar due to absence of Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar in the Upper House, the former cricketer responded to the controversy on Friday in a press conference. Responding to questions Sachin said, "My absence in Delhi has been discussed too much. I do not mean to disrespect...
  • Sachin & Rekha noshow in Parliament: Should absentee MPs be removed? August 8, 2014

    The absence of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and actor Rekha in the Rajya Sabha created uproar yet again in the House on Friday by the members of Parliament. Addressing the House over the issue, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien said that action can be taken against members only if...
  • MPs Sachin, Rekha yet to justify their Rajya Sabha nomination August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Noted cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and veteran actress Rekha are facing severe criticism from the members in and out of Parliament for their absence from the House of Elders. When Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and veteran actress Rekha were nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 2012, many doubts were...
  • MPs question Sachin, Rekha's absence from Rajya Sabha, Kurien says no action for now August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The absence of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and actor Rekha in Rajya Sabha created an uproar yet again in the House on Friday. The members of Parliament. Addressing the House over the issue, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien said that action can be taken against members only...
  • Uproar in Rajya Sabha over TDP MP Murli Mohan Maganti's sexist remarks August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: There was high drama in the Rajya Sabha on Friday with outrage over TDP MP Murli Mohan Maganti's sexist comments. On Thursday, during a debate on atrocities against women in Lok Sabha, Maganti said that women should dress in a dignified manner. Maganti went on to say that...