Rajya Sabha

  • Watch India@9 special from Meerut with Bhupendra Chaubey August 8, 2014

    In a new twist in the alleged gangrape of the 20-year-old girl in Meerut, The Uttar Pradesh police has claimed that this may be a case of a relationship gone wrong. The police believe that there are several discrepancies in the account of the complainant. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey visits Meerut...
  • News 360: Medical emergency kept Sachin Tendulkar away from Parliament August 8, 2014

    After the uproar due to absence of Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar in the Upper House, the former cricketer responded to the controversy on Friday in a press conference. Sachin said, "My absence in Delhi has been discussed too much. I do not mean to disrespect any institution, there was...
  • Sachin & Rekha no-show in Parliament: Should absentee MPs be removed? August 8, 2014

    The absence of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and actor Rekha in the Rajya Sabha created uproar yet again in the House on Friday by the members of Parliament. Addressing the House over the issue, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien said that action can be taken against members only if...
  • Sachin Tendulkar has lowest attendance in Parliament, MPs question his nomination August 6, 2014

    Sachin Tendulkar received criticism from Rajeev Shukla, an ex-IPL chief and Congress spokesperson. Shukla, on Monday criticised the cricketer over his poor attendance at the Upper House of the Parliament. ...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Is government bending to regional pressure? August 4, 2014

    With an unrelenting agitation to scrap the UPSC CSAT exam by civil service aspirants, the government on Monday decided that the marks in English language comprehension skills in the Civil Service Aptitude Test will not be included in preparing the merit list. However, opposition parties raised objections in Rajya Sabha...
  • President's address: The right roadmap for India? June 9, 2014

    Addressing the joint session of Parliament, President Pranab Mukherjee laid out the roadmap for the new government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The President congratulated the newly elected government saying that India had made a wise choice by voting for a united and strong government. CNN-IBN takes the calls...
  • Watch: MPs preparation before attending Parliament session in TWTW February 23, 2014

    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 February 23, 2014

    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 February 21, 2014

    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 February 20, 2014

    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 February 20, 2014

    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 February 19, 2014

    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 February 13, 2014

    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? February 13, 2014

    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...
  • What next for Telangana: Will Telangana be a distant dream? February 13, 2014

    With protests ranging from roads to Parliament, its impact on the government's decision on Telangana remains to be seen. It is also to be seen whether the sense of betrayal amidst the people of Seemandhara will be addressed by Parliament. Meanwhile, government sources are saying that the Bill will be...
  • MP uses pepper spray: Is this a new low for Parliament? February 13, 2014

    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? February 13, 2014

    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 February 5, 2014

    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 February 5, 2014

    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 February 1, 2014

    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 January 27, 2014

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

    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 January 6, 2014

    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 December 18, 2013

    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? December 17, 2013

    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 December 17, 2013

    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 December 17, 2013

    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 January 6, 2014

    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 December 17, 2013

    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 September 24, 2013

    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 be...