Rajya Sabha

  • Watch: MPs preparation before attending Parliament session in TWTW 23-02-2014 11:57 AM

    In this episode, Cyrus Broacha takes on Parliament disruptions. The 15th Lok Sabha is the least productive in the history of India. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on the 15th Lok Sabha 23-02-2014 11:10 AM

    In this episode, Cyrus Broacha takes on Parliament. The 15th Lok Sabha is the least productive in the history of India. ...
  • Wish this Parliament session was peaceful, orderly: PM's wife 21-02-2014 02:19 PM

    Parliament has hardly functioned this session. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's wife Gurusharan Kaur said, "I wish it was more orderly, peaceful and more conducive." ...
  • Telangana Bill passed: Cheers for some, jolt for others 20-02-2014 09:45 PM

    India on February 20, 2014 got its 29th state, but not before a day-long debate in Parliament and a decades-long struggle for it. After prolonged debate and continued disruptions, the Upper House adopted the Bill through a voice vote. ...
  • Sonia responsible for chaos in Parliament: Chandrababu Naidu 19-02-2014 10:57 PM

    Speaking exclusively to IBN18 Editor in Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu said that he preferred an "amicable solution" for Telangana and Seemandhra. ...
  • Hope Telangana Bill is passed in Rajya Sabha today: Hanumantha Rao 19-02-2014 10:39 AM

    The UPA is hoping to get the Telangana Bill passed in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. However, government sources say the Bill will be brought in the Rajya Sabha only if the President sends it back on time. ...
  • Conduct of MPs in Parliament shameful: Mumbaikars 13-02-2014 11:48 PM

    It is a day which will go down as one of the worst days in the history of Indian Parliament. Pepper spray, broken glass and stationery were used as missiles in the Lok Sabha as a mode of protest as soon as Shinde tabled the Telangana Bill. Residents of Mumbai...
  • FTP: Has the pepper spray incident heightened public disgust with politicians? 13-02-2014 11:10 PM

    The Lok Sabha witnessed chaotic scenes on Thursday morning. The moment Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde tabled the Bill in the Lok Sabha, industrialist and suspended Congress MP L Rajagopal, from Vijayawada, did the unthinkable. He sprayed pepper sprays in the House. It caused burning sensations to several MPs...
  • MP uses pepper spray: Is this a new low for Parliament? 13-02-2014 07:25 PM

    Parliament on Thursday saw ugly scenes from the anti-Telanagana MPs as the Bill to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh and create Telangana was tabled. Expelled Congress MP Lagdapati Rajagopal used pepper spray while TDP MP Venugopal Reddy allegedly brandished a knife inside the Lok Sabha. ...
  • Is tabling Telangana Bill in LS another mistake by Congress? 13-02-2014 02:36 PM

    Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on Thursday saw ugly scenes from the anti-Telanagana MPs as the Bill to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh and create Telangana was tabled in Parliament. ...
  • Watch: Protests in Rajya Sabha as Sibal mentions 2002 riots during debate 05-02-2014 03:34 PM

    The Congress was attacked on all fronts on Wednesday as Parliament reconvened for the Winter Session. The death of the Arunachal Pradesh student, the Telangana Bill, the multi-million chopper deal and the Prevention of Communal Violence Bill were all used by the Opposition to launch scathing attacks on the government....
  • Venkaiah Naidu gets into war of words with Rajya Sabha Speaker 05-02-2014 12:48 PM

    Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said in Rajya Sabha that it was the government's duty to ensure that the House functioned smoothly. ...
  • Gujarat will send a fisherman to Rajya Sabha: Modi 01-02-2014 05:44 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the fishermen need to be empowered. "Gujarat will now send a fisherman to the Rajya Sabha," he added. Modi gave this statement during his visit to Somnath Temple in Junagadh district of Gujarat. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 27-01-2014 10:12 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: MNS attacks toll plazas, NCP calls it political stunt 27-01-2014 08:38 PM

    Maharashtra Navnirman Sena MLA Pravin Darekar and 71 workers were arrested on Monday for vandalising a toll booth in Dahisar. The MNS workers were charged with sections of arson, riot, damage to public property. ...
  • PMs not judged by years spent in office but by decisions taken: BJP 22-12-2013 10:14 AM

    Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that India cannot afford a non-politician as a Prime Minister and the world's largest democracy can't be run on the pattern of corporates. He said Prime Ministers are never judged by the number of years they remain in office,...
  • Sushma gives credit for passage of Lokpal Bill to Anna Hazare 18-12-2013 08:58 PM

    Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj gave the credit for the passage of the Lokpal Bill to social activist Anna Hazare and the people for keeping up the pressure on the government. She said, "I thank the MPs of the Rajya Sabha for passing the Lokpal Bill...
  • Can either Cong or the BJP really claim credit for pushing lokpal bill? 17-12-2013 11:24 PM

    In a rare moment of camaraderie the Congress-led UPA and BJP-led NDA came together to ensure the smooth passage of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011 in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday to take India a step closer to a strong anti-corruption ombudsman. The Bill was passed with several amendments...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 17-12-2013 11:23 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: India hits back at US over diplomat's arrest, cuts embassy security 17-12-2013 09:42 PM

    India has hit back strongly at the United States of America over the public arrest and strip-search of Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade by New York Police as Delhi Police removed barricades from outside the US Embassy in Delhi. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had requested the police to...
  • In the end, it was the UPA who brought Lokpal Bill: Kamal Nath 17-12-2013 09:26 PM

    Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath thanked all political parties for reaching a consensus on the Lokpal Bill. However, when asked as to who should be given the credit, he said it was the UPA government who brought the Bill. ...
  • Anna thanks Rajya Sabha members for passing Lokpal Bill 17-12-2013 07:17 PM

    Social activist Anna Hazare thanked the members of Rajya Sabha for passing the Lokpal Bill and wished that the Lok Sabha do the same. "I thank Rajya Sabha members for passing the Lokpal Bill and I am sure Lok Sabha will pass it too tomorrow." He added that he will...
  • National security a concern: Arun Jaitley on VK Singh controversy 24-09-2013 06:24 PM

    A day after former Army chief VK Singh admitted that the Indian Army gave funds to the J&K government to stabilise the terrorist hit areas, leader of opposition in Rayja Sabha Arun Jaitley said that India has come out weaker after this entire controversy. Jaitley also added that there could...
  • How can ethical standards be improved within the judiciary? 06-09-2013 10:44 PM

    The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the Constitutional Amendment Bill, which replaces the collegium system with a judicial commission to appoint judges. ...
  • Uproar in Parliament over coal files; Ravi Shankar, Sibal exchange heated words 03-09-2013 04:39 PM

    Kapil Sibal and Ravi Shankar Prasad exchanged heated words over the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement on missing coal files on Tuesday. Following which there was an uproar in Parliament and it was adjourned for 15 minutes. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on PM's aggressive speech in Rajya Sabha 01-09-2013 03:54 PM

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't,Cyrus Broacha talks about Asaram's alleged sexual assault case, inflated travel bills scam, and much more. ...
  • PM's anger a sign of strength or weakness? 30-08-2013 09:06 PM

    The Rajya Sabha on Friday witnessed a rare sight when an agitated Prime Minister Manmohan Singh questioned the continuous disruptions and the conduct of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha. Manmohan Singh not only took on the opposition for not only insulting him, but went on to say that the...
  • Watch: War of words between PM and Arun Jaitley in Rajya Sabha 30-08-2013 02:54 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday lost his cool over the BJP and questioned the continuous disruptions and the conduct of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha. Manmohan Singh not only took on the opposition for insulting him, but went on to say that the opposition MPs had no respect...
  • FTP: Is the new Land Acquisition Bill anti-industry? 29-08-2013 11:58 PM

    The Land Acquisition Bill, which seeks to provide just and fair compensation to farmers while ensuring that no land can be aquired forcibly, was passed by the Lok Sabha on Thursday. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 29-08-2013 11:50 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...