RAJYA SABHA

  • 661 MPs adopted villages for development under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana: Government 14 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As many as 661 MPs have so far adopted a village under the Saansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 11 last year with an aim of overall development of rural areas. Of them, 485 are from Lok Sabha and 176 are from Rajya...
  • Live: BJP disassociates itself with Mufti Sayeed's remarks thanking Pakistan for peaceful polls in J&K 18 hours 48 minutes ago

    Among the issues to be discussed in Lok Sabha on Monday are the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2015, the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015, the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015, the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants)Amendments Bill, 2014, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and the Mines and...
  • Parliamentary panel urges Punjab Chief Minister to tackle water contamination 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Reminding Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal of his 'Raj Dharma', former Union minister Ashwani Kumar on Friday sought his personal intervention for resolving the issue of water contamination in the state. The Congress Rajya Sabha MP from Punjab, who is the chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on...
  • Delhi greenest among metropolitan cities: Javadekar 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In spite of rapid urbanisation, the government on Thursday said that Delhi has the largest forest cover out of three metropolitan cities while the country's green cover is over 23 per cent. As per the masterplan of the city provided by Urban Development Ministry, Delhi has 180 sq kms...
  • Government to begin discussion with regional parties on Land Acquisition Bill 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Government has decided to begin discussion with regional parties on Land Acquisition Bill and is seeking support from Samajwadi Party (SP), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Trinamool Congress (TMC). The bill was discussed in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday where Finance Minister Arun Jaitley defended the bill....
  • Parliament: Both Houses adjourned following protest by Opposition over Venkaiah's remarks 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Both the Houses of Parliament were adjourned for a while on Thursday morning before presentation of the Railway Budget -- Lok Sabha over Parliamentary Affairs Naidu's comments on the Opposition while the Rajya Sabha over RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks about Mother Teresa. As soon as the Lok Sabha...
  • Between June 2014 and January 2015, Pakistan violated ceasefire for 685 times 6 days ago

    New Delhi: There were a total of 685 ceasefire violations along the India-Pakistan Border in Jammu and Kashmir from June of last year to January this year, Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday. While 126 ceasefire violations took place along the Line of Control and International Border under operational control of...
  • Government approves Motor Vehicles Act amendment bill 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The government is believed to have approved a bill, proposing amendments to the existing Motor Vehicles Act, to replace an Ordinance brought out last year for enabling plying of e-rickshaws in the National Capital. According to sources, the Cabinet this evening approved Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill to be tabled...
  • Congress gives notice for suspension of Question Hour in Rajya Sabha 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In the first salvo against the government in Parliament on the land acquisition ordinance, Congress on Monday gave a notice for suspension of Question Hour in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday to discuss the contentious measure, calling it "anti-farmer". Deputy Leader of Congress in the Upper House Anand Sharma, who...
  • Can't guarantee passage of pending bills in Rajya Sabha: Sitaram Yechury February 8, 2015

    Vijayawada: CPM politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said that his party cannot guarantee the passage of pending Bills in Rajya Sabha during the coming budget session. "The NDA government introduced anti-people Bills, which have much impact on the economy as well as on the living conditions of the people,"...
  • Congress's Ghulam Nabi Azad wins Rajya Sabha seat in J&K February 7, 2015

    Jammu: The Congress leader of the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad survived a scare when he defeated Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Chander Mohan Sharma by two votes in the polls in Jammu and Kashmir. Azad who was the candidate of Congress-National Conference alliance got 30 votes and BJP candidate Chander Mohan...
  • Rajya Sabha polls in J&K, Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad faces tough test February 7, 2015

    Srinagar: Elections to four Rajya Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir will be held on Saturday with seven candidates in the fray including Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad, current Leader of Opposition in the Upper House of Parliament, who faces a tough test. Besides Azad, the other contestants are Peoples Democratic Party's...
  • BJP leaders brief J&K Governor on talks with PDP over government formation in the state January 28, 2015

    Srinagar: More than a month after Jammu and Kashmir Assembly election results were declared, a breakthrough is likely in the government formation in the state. Senior BJP leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Ram Madhav, Jugal Jishore and Nirmal Singh are among those who met Governor NN Vohra on...
  • BJP, PDP move closer; enter seat sharing deal for Rajya Sabha elections in J&K January 28, 2015

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Assembly election results were declared on December 23, 2014 throwing up a badly fractured mandate. More than a month has passed since the results but the state is yet to get a government. It seems now the Peoples Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party - the two...
  • BJP nominates Shamsher Manhas, Chander Sharma for Rajya Sabha election January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP has nominated Shamsher Singh Manhas and Chander Mohan Sharma as candidates for the biennial election to Rajya Sabha in Jammu and Kashmir. "BJP President Amit Shah has nominated Shamsher Singh and Chander Mohan Sharma as party candidates for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election," a party release said. While Manhas...
  • President cautions Centre against ordinance route January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: With the Modi government opting for ordinances eight times in as many months, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday cautioned against the "ordinance route" being taken for normal legislations. Ordinances are meant for specific purpose "to meet an extraordinary situation under extraordinary circumstances",...
  • Jairam Ramesh slams Modi government over Ordinance on land acquisition, says Congress to oppose it in Parliament December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Rural Development Minister and Congress Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh, who piloted the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, has slammed the Narendra Modi government for bringing in an Ordinance that dilutes key provisions of the Act. Ramesh says, "What...
  • Parliamentary panel raps J&K government for inadequate steps on flood warning December 22, 2014

    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 December 22, 2014

    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 December 21, 2014

    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 December 20, 2014

    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. ...