Upper House

  • Russian Upper House approves annexation of Crimea March 21, 2014

    Moscow: The upper house of the Russian parliament has approved Moscow's annexation of Crimea. The Federation Council voted unanimously to incorporate Crimea after Sunday's hastily called Crimean referendum, in which residents of the Black Sea peninsula overwhelmingly backed breaking off from Ukraine and joining Russia. Ukraine and the West have rejected...
  • Telangana: TDP leaders call off stir after govt assurance August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: TDP members, who have been protesting against the division of Andhra Pradesh, on Thursday promised to call off the stir in the Rajya Sabha after government and the Opposition appealed to them with an assurance that discussion would be held next week. TDP's two members Y S Chowdary and...
  • Egypt parliament ruled illegal, to stay on until elections June 3, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's top court ruled on Sunday that parliament's Muslim Brotherhoodled upper house was illegal but could stay on until elections, dealing the Islamists a moral blow but letting them keep their grip on lawmaking for now. The decision resolves an area of legal uncertainty hanging over a political transition repeatedly...
  • Parliament lost 106 hrs in Winter session December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Parliament lost over 106 hours during the monthlong Winter session which was marred by turmoil over issues like foreign direct investment and quota in promotions, but managed to pass some key legislations including banking reforms bill. Much of the time of both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya...
  • Pak clears bill seeking immunity for top leaders July 12, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's upper House has passed a bill aimed at protecting top leaders from contempt of court and curbing the Supreme Court's efforts to push the Prime Minister into reopening graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. The Pakistan President is expected to sign the bill for making it into law. The...
  • Sachin Tendulkar set to make another record April 27, 2012

    New Delhi: With his nomination to become a Rajya Sabha member approved by the President of India, Sachin Tendulkar will on Friday become the first RS memberelect to play an Indian Premier League match. The former Mumbai Indians' skipper, who is yet to take oath as a Rajya Sabha member, will...
  • Mamata to revive WB Upper House if elected April 2, 2011

    Kolkata: Eying a win in the West Bengal Assembly elections, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she planned to revive the Vidhan Parishad, the Upper House, if her party formed the next government in the state. "If we (Trinamool Congress and Congress alliance) come to power we will revive...
  • Opinion polls show big loss for Japan's ruling party July 29, 2007

    New Delhi: Voting for Japan's Upper House of Parliament began earlier on Sunday. Opinion polls suggest that the country's ruling coalition could lose heavily. The coalition, headed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party, has been involved in several scandals and a nationwide pensions debacle. The coalition may not...