RAJYA SABHA

  • Indians missing in Iraq are alive, search on: External Affairs Minister 17 hours 44 minutes ago

    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 19 hours 17 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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....
  • Wrong to say Rajiv Gandhi's name removed from Hyderabad airport: Aviation Minister 2 days ago

    The Congress MPs created an uproar in the Rajya Sabha over renaming the Rajiv Gandhi airport in Hyderabad. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju said, "It is wrong to say that Rajiv Gandhi's name has been removed. His name continues in Hyderabad international airport and NTR's name has been added...
  • 11 new members take oath in Rajya Sabha 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and senior Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav were among the 11 newly elected members of Rajya Sabha who took oath on Wednesday. Parrikar was greeted with thumping of desks when his name was called for taking oath. He took oath in Hindi after which...
  • BJP MP Chandan Mitra confident of passing bills listed for winter session 3 days ago

    Despite the ruckus, BJP MP Chandan Mitra, who is the head of the Select Committee on insurance, said that he was confident of passing bills listed for the winter session. Mitra said, "I am confident of finishing the work by the stipulated time. The demands of TMC leaders of not...
  • Rajya Sabha extends deadline for Select Committee on Insurance Bill by December 12 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Tuesday extended deadline for the Select Committee on the Insurance Amendment Bill and asked it to submit the report by December 12. According to the amendment, the foreign direct investment will be hiked from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. The Opposition parties raised questions...
  • Union Ministers Birender Singh, Suresh Prabhu file nominations for Rajya Sabha seats 3 days ago

    Chandigarh: Union Ministers Birender Singh and Suresh Prabhu, who have been nominated by BJP for by-elections to two Rajya Sabha seats in Haryana, filed their nominations on Tuesday. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, ministers and all the BJP MLAs were present when the two filed their nomination before Returning Officer Sumit...
  • Opposition targets Centre on black money, TMC MPs with black umbrellas protest outside Parliament 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is all set to be cornered in Parliament as opposition parties have joined hands to take on the government on the issue of black money. The Centre which was hoping of a productive session witnessed protests on the first working day of the winter...
  • Watch: Murli Deora's journey from a mayor to union minister 4 days ago

    Senior Congress leader and former union minister Murli Deora died on Monday. Deora was an industrialist who rose from being a Municipal Councillor to walking the corridors of power in Delhi. He also headed the largest insurer of the country, the Life Insurance Corporation. In the twilight of his career,...
  • Parliament adjourned after condoling death of Murli Deora 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Parliament was adjourned on Monday after condoling the death of three sitting members, including former Union minister Murli Deora. As soon as Rajya Sabha met for the day, Chairman Hamid Ansari mentioned the death of Deora in Mumbai today at the age of 77. ...
  • Prabhu, Birender Singh to be in Rajya Sabha from Haryana 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Union Ministers Birender Singh and Suresh Prabhu have been nominated by BJP for Rajya Sabha seats from Haryana. The two Ministers, who were inducted in the Union Cabinet following its expansion on October 27, are not members of Parliament. They are required to be an MP within six months...
  • AP: Sachin Tendulkar receives warm welcome in his adopted village Puttamraju Kandrika November 16, 2014

    Nellore: Cricketing legend and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar received a warm welcome from Andhra Pradesh's Puttamraju Kandrika village on Sunday morning when he visited the village adopted by him under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. The "Little Master" plans to undertake various development work in the village at a cost...
  • Manohar Parrikar declares assets worth Rs 3.5 crore November 10, 2014

    Lucknow: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is contesting Rajya Sabha election from Uttar Pradesh, has movable and immovable assets worth more than Rs 3.5 crore and liabilities of Rs 36.31 lakh, according to an affidavit filed by him on Monday. As per his affidavit, filed along with the nomination papers...
  • Watch: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar fumbles in Hindi! November 10, 2014

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar filed nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh on Monday. The Minister who fumbled in Hindi assured that he would work on it in the coming days. ...
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar files nomination for Rajya Sabha polls from UP November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who took charge as the Union Defence Minister on Monday filed his nomination papers for upcoming Rajya Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh. Talking to the reporters after filing nomination papers, Parrikar said, "I am proud to have filed my nomination from Uttar...
  • Manohar Parrikar to file nomination for Rajya Sabha on Monday November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is scheduled to file nomination for Rajya Sabha election from Uttar Pardesh on Monday. Parrikar was inducted into the Union Cabinet on Sunday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded his Council of Ministers. "I can confirm that I am going Lucknow in...
  • Maharashtra: Shiv Sena decides to send Anil Desai to the Union Cabinet November 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Anil Desai, a member of the Rajya Sabha, is likely to be the party's nominee for a berth in the Union Cabinet that will be expanded on Sunday, party leaders indicated on Saturday. "We are waiting for a final decision on the Maharashtra imbroglio. Both the...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 7, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor November 7, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Indian Army admits mistake in Budgam firing, expresses regret over the incident November 7, 2014

    Terming the incident as a mistake, the Indian Army has taken responsibility for the Budgam firing in which two people were killed and two others were injured. "We take responsibility of incident. A mistake has taken place," GOC Northern Command Lieutenant General DS Hooda said. ...
  • Rajya Sabha MP Akhilesh Das accused of trying to bribe Mayawati hits back November 6, 2014

    Lucknow: Rajya Sabha MP Akhilesh Das who has been accused by BSP chief Mayawati of trying to bribe her to keep his RS seat has hit back at the former CM. Das had resigned from the BSP on November 3. He said that Mayawati realises it is a big loss for...
  • Akhilesh Das offered Rs 100 crore for RS ticket, alleges Mayawati November 5, 2014

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Wednesday alleged that Rajya Sabha member Akhilesh Das, who had quit the party two days ago, offered her Rs 100 crores for renominating him to the Upper House. "Akhilesh Das had talked to me in Delhi and had offered money for repeating him as BSP...
  • SP announces names of 6 party candidates for Rajya Sabha elections October 31, 2014

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Friday announced the names of six party candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for next month. The party's central parliamentary board at a meeting in the national capital cleared the names of Ram Gopal Yadav, Javed Ali, Chandra Pal Singh Yadav, Neeraj Shekhar, Ravi...
  • Winter Session to commence on November 24, government hoping to clear most pending bills October 27, 2014

    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...