RAJYA SABHA

  • Parliamentary panel raps J&K government for inadequate steps on flood warning 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A Parliamentary panel on Monday rapped Jammu and Kashmir government for not taking sufficient measures on the forewarning of the meteorological department about "more than normal" heavy showers during the recent floods and also asked the Centre "not to shrug off its responsibility" in rebuilding the flood-ravaged state. The...
  • Live: Uproar in Rajya Sabha over forced conversions after opposition members enter well of the House 6 days ago

    With just two days left for the Winter Session of Parliament to end, key bills like GST Bill and Insurance Bill are likely to be discussed on Monday. ...
  • Under fire, BJP puts the onus on Opposition to support law banning religious conversions 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Under attack over religious conversions in Agra, Bharatiya Janata Party has put the onus on the Opposition to support an anti-conversion bill. A day after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat suggested that a law banning conversions should be supported by opposition parties if they were against religious conversions, BJP chief...
  • Will stage protest if Congress opposes e-rickshaw Bill in Rajya Sabha: BJP 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday threatened to stage protest outside the residences of Congress leaders if they oppose 'e-rickshaw bill' in Rajya Sabha. A bill to regularise e-rickshaws and provide for driving licences for battery-operated vehicles was introduced in Lok Sabha recently, paving the way for such vehicles...
  • Two days left in winter session, fate of Insurance, Coal Bills hang in balance December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: With only two working days left in the winter session of Parliament, the fate of the government's economic reform agenda, particularly the Insurance Bill and the Coal Bill, hangs in balance in view of strong opposition by some parties. The Insurance Bill, which provides for raising FDI cap from...
  • Parliament members condemn Pakistan over bail to Mumbai attacks accused December 19, 2014

    Members of Parliament irrespective of the political party condemned Pakistan after a court granted bail to 26/11 terror attacks accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. ...
  • Opposition derails pre-lunch sitting of RS, House adjourned twice December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: For the fifth day in succession, a united opposition led by Congress on Friday created turmoil in Rajya Sabha demanding a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on forcible religious conversions, leading to two adjournments before lunch. Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad made...
  • Parliament Winter Session marred by disruptions, fate of crucial bills hangs in limbo December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Opposition giving the government a hard time in Parliament over the alleged forced conversion row, the fate of several crucial bills hangs in a limbo. The government had planned to get key bills like Insurance Bill and GST Bill passed in the ongoing Winter Session. But with...
  • Cartoon of the day: The Winter session 2014 December 18, 2014

    As the 2014 Winter session nears its end with only three sessions left, here is what cartoonist Neelabh has to show. ...
  • PM Modi won't make a statement on Agra conversion row in Parliament: sources December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as uproar continues in Parliament over the alleged forced conversion row in Agra with the opposition demanding a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, government sources say that there is not even a chance that the PM will speak in the House over the issue. According to sources,...
  • Anti-Hijacking Bill introduced in Rajya Sabha amidst uproar December 17, 2014

    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 December 17, 2014

    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 December 17, 2014

    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 December 17, 2014

    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 December 16, 2014

    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 December 16, 2014

    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 December 16, 2014

    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 December 12, 2014

    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 December 12, 2014

    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 December 11, 2014

    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 December 10, 2014

    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 December 10, 2014

    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 December 10, 2014

    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 December 10, 2014

    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. ...