RAJYA SABHA

  • Madhya Pradesh bans Ramdev's controversial 'Putrajeevak' medicine till its name is changed 2 hours 7 minutes ago

    Bhopal: Acting against uproar over yoga guru Ramdev's controversial drug 'Putrajeevak', the Madhya Pradesh government has ordered that the drug will not be sold in the state till its name is changed. There have been allegations against Ramdev's drug that promises the birth of a male child. Terming it as illegal...
  • Rajya Sabha likely to witness heated debate over Real Estate Bill on Tuesday 20 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha is likely to witness a tug of war between Government and Opposition over real estate bill, which is listed for consideration and passage on Tuesday as main Opposition party Congress has upped the ante over it after Rahul Gandhi's Saturday meeting with home buyers. Facing number crunch...
  • Rahul Gandhi likely to protest with home buyers against Real Estate Bill at Jantar Mantar today Yesterday

    New Delhi: Keeping up his combative stance on new Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill proposed by the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is likely to protest with home buyers at Jantar Mantar in the national capital on Monday. Earlier, he met organisations...
  • Face off: Ramdev, KC Tyagi debate over 'Putrajeevak Beej' 3 days ago

    Speaking to Network18, a defiant Ramdev said he is not breaking any law by selling these drugs. He also said that the issue was being politicised to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi. There was uproar in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday after opposition leaders like JD(U)'s KC Tyagi said the...
  • Opposition protests over Ramdev's medicine 'Putrajeevak Beej' promises birth of male child 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A demand to ban a purported ayurveda product by yoga teacher Ramdev's Divya Pharmacy that promises a male child was made in Rajya Sabha on Thursday, with Opposition members terming it as illegal and unconstitutional and seeking stringent action against the manufacturers. When the House met for the day,...
  • No 'love' lost between Venkaiah Naidu and KC Tyagi in Rajya Sabha 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and Rajya MP KC Tyagi on Wednesday shared some lighter moments in Rajya Sabha amid a reference to parting of ways by Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal United in 2013. The two parties have separated breaking their 17-year-old relationship then as Bihar...
  • Bill to operationalize Land Boundary Agreement in Rajya Sabha soon 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Government will soon bring the Constitution amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha to operationalize the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh as it has got various states, including Trinamool-ruled West Bengal, on board on the issue. According to sources, government has taken...
  • Uproar in Rajya Sabha over Modi flaying opposition outside India, Jaitley says can't issue gag order against PM 1 week ago

    New Delhi: High drama was witnessed in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday as the opposition protested over Prime Minister Narendra Modi flaying the opposition during his visit abroad. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was quick to defend Modi saying no gag order can be issued against the Prime Minister. "Why can't...
  • Over 3,700 dead, several injured in Nepal quake but SP MP wants fellow MP's relative to be saved first April 27, 2015

    New Delhi: As the death toll in Nepal's devastating earthquake mounted and thousands of victims are still stranded, Samajwadi Party MP Ram Gopal Yadav sought special treatment for relatives of politicians stuck in the disaster zone. Ram Gopal Yadav said in Rajya Sabha on Monday that special arrangements should be...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay April 24, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Rajya Sabha creates history, passes Private Member's Bill to protect rights of transgenders April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: It is a historic day for transgenders as the Rajya Sabha on Friday unanimously passed a Private Member's Bill moved by Rajya Sabha MP Trichy Siva to protect their rights. The Bill aims at formulation and implementation of a comprehensive national policy for the upliftment of transgenders. After Act...
  • Ahead of Budget session, Modi seeks cooperation from opposition parties April 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Hoping to get key bills passed in the second part of the Busget session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Mondya appealed for cooperation from the opposition parties in Parliament. "I am sure this leg of the session will witness even higher standards of debate to fulfil people's aspirations,"...
  • Sitaram Yechury: Suave, soft-spoken and dynamic April 19, 2015

    Hyderabad: Sitaram Yechury, who has been elected the new general secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist, has been the most prominent face of the party for decades. Suave and soft-spoken, he has been associated with the Communist movement since his student days and now at the age of 62 faces...
  • 4 MPs speak out against HRD Minister Smriti Irani, say she is interfering with functioning of IITs April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Cutting across party lines four Rajya Sabha MPs have spoken out against Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani. The MPs have alleged that minister is interfering with the functioning of IITs and universities. The four MPs are KC Tyagi, D Raja, Rajiv Shukla and DP Tripathi. The MPs have also...
  • Enforcement Directorate to issue fresh notice to actor Mithun Chakraborty April 16, 2015

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate, which is probing the Saradha money laundering case, will issue a fresh notice to actor and Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Mithun Chakraborty as he failed to appear before the agency in person on Thursday. An ED official said that a lawyer representing the actor on Thursday...
  • Hamid Ansari sets up 3-member panel to initiate impeachment of MP Judge SK Gangele April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansari has set up a three-member judicial committee to initiate impeachment proceedings against Madhya Pradesh Judge SK Gangele. The judge has been accused of sexually harassing a former Additional District and Sessions Judge in Gwalior. The issue came to light in July 2014 when a...
  • Maharashtra Congress demands cancellation of Sanjay Raut's Rajya Sabha membership April 13, 2015

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Congress unit on Monday demanded action against Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut and cancellation of his Rajya Sabha membership after he called for revoking the voting rights of Muslims. In an article in party's mouthpiece Saamana, Raut said revoking voting rights of Muslims will also ensure the...
  • Rajya Sabha to reconvene from April 23, three days after Lok Sabha session April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The next session of Rajya Sabha will begin from April 23, three days after the second half of the budget session of Lok Sabha commences on April 20, a Rajya Sabha communique said. "The President has summoned the Rajya Sabha to meet on Thursday, the 23rd April, 2015, at...
  • NDA comfortably placed in Parliament as far as Land Bill is concerned, says Arun Jaitley April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the government is very comfortably placed in the Rajya Sabha to get the new Land Acquisition Bill passed. He also said the government is going about it in a constitutional way saying that the law was framed in consultation with the...
  • CCPA recommends reconvening Rajya Sabha from April 23 to May 13 April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs on Tuesday recommended reconvening the Rajya Sabha from April 23 to May 13. Even though the Lok Sabha passed the Land Acquisition Bill with nine amendments on March 9, it is yet to be take up in the Upper House. The Upper...
  • CCPA to decide on reconvening Rajya Sabha today April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Government will take a call on Tuesday on reconvening the Rajya Sabha which was prorogued last month to allow the Centre repromulgate the controversial land ordinance. Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs to take a call on reconvening the Rajya...
  • Cabinet recommends re-promulgation of Land Acquisition Ordinance: sources March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday recommended re-promulgation of the Land Acquisition Ordinance after it had lapsed, said sources. The move came after the Ordinance failed to pass in the Rajya Sabha in the first part of the Budget session of Parliament. The Land Ordinance required President Pranab Mukherjee's assent who...
  • Congress asks AIADMK not to support Land Bill in Rajya Sabha March 29, 2015

    Chennai: Rallying parties against Modi government's Land Acquisition Bill in its present form, Congress on Sunday asked Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK to "demonstrate" its commitment to farmers by opposing the legislation in Rajya Sabha though it had backed it in Lok Sabha. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh told reporters that the BJP's controversial...
  • Rajya Sabha polls in Kerala on April 20 March 28, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Biennial elections to Rajya Sabha for three seats from Kerala falling vacant next month would be held on April 20. The terms of Congress leader and former Union minister Vayalar Ravi, CPI (M) leader P Rajeev and CPI leader MP Achuthan, elected from Kerala, will expire on April 24,...
  • Government may let Land Ordinance lapse on April 5: sources March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: After stiff resistance from the Opposition, the Narendra Modi government might let the Land Ordinance lapse on April 5, sources said on Wednesday. The decision was taken at a meeting attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi late Tuesday night where several senior ministers were also present. Sources said...
  • Parliamentary Panel on Lokpal to miss deadline, seeks more time March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A parliamentary committee examining the Lokpal amendment Bill will miss the March 25 deadline for submission of its report and has sought more time to finalise it. The 31-member Department-Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, headed by Congress MP EM Sudarsana Natchiappan, is examining...
  • Rains hit crops: Farmers hope for help from PM Modi March 22, 2015

    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address farmers in his 'Mann Ki Baat' address that will be aired on All India Radio on Sunday, farmers from different states, who lost their standing crops due to unseasonal heavy rains, are hoping to stand by them. ...
  • Opposition targets Centre over Land Bill, PM Modi to reach out to farmers in his 'Mann Ki Baat' today March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: As opposition parties target the government over Land Bill and the plight of farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attempt to reach out to the farmers in the sixth edition of 'Mann Ki Baat' programme which will be aired on All India Radio on Sunday. The address assume significance...
  • Parliament passes Coal bill on Friday March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The crucial bill that provides legal framework for auction of coal blocks was passed by Parliament on Friday, replacing an ordinance that was to expire on April 5. The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015 was approved by Rajya Sabha after several amendments moved...
  • Parliament passes Mines Bill, overcoming obstacles March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Overcoming obstacles, the Mines and Minerals bill on Friday was passed by Parliament, becoming the second major reform measure to receive the approval of the legislature in the first half of the Budget Session. The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015,...