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Election Commission
EC To Conduct Polls For Vacant Rajya Sabha Seats On Oct 4

"The Commission has decided to hold six bye-elections to the Council of States -- Tamil Nadu, Assam, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Puducherry and Madhya Pradesh -- to fill up the vacancies," said a statement from the EC.

Oppn Must Apologies To Nation For Bringing Disrespect To Parliament: Govt

The Union ministers in particular criticised the Congress, Trinamool Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for demeaning the parliamentary procedure.

Bhubaneswar airport
Bhubaneswar Airport Set To Be Privatised Soon: MoS Civil Aviation

AAI board has approved leasing of Bhubaneswar airport for undertaking operations, management and development through Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode along with five other airports. 

Shantanu Sen
Shantanu Sen Suspended For Remaining Part Of Rajya Sabha Session

TMC MP Shantanu Sen was suspended from the Rajya Sabha for the remaining period of the monsoon session after a motion moved by the government was passed by the House.

Piyush Goyal
Piyush Goyal Appointed Leader Of House In Rajya Sabha

In the coming monsoon session starting from July 19, Goyal will take the place of Thaawarchand Gehlot, who has been appointed governor of Karnataka.

Parliament's Monsoon Session From July 19

Noting that this will be the sixth session of the 17th Lok Sabha, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday said that the Monsoon Session will take place from July 19 to August 13 with 19 days of business.

RS Passes National Institute Of Food Technology Bill 2019
Rajya Sabha Adjourned Sine Die

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha was on Thursday adjourned sine die ahead of the scheduled date of April 8. Many members of the House had earlier urged the government to curtail the sittings of the Budget session after Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla had tested positive for COVID-19. While giving a brief account of the performance […]

Parliament Passes National Bank For Financing Infrastructure And Development Bill

New Delhi: Parliament on Thursday passed a bill to set up the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID) to fund infrastructure projects in India. The Rajya Sabha passed the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID) Bill 2021 by voice vote on Thursday. The bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on […]

Kharge's Demand Of Suspension Of Business Rejected In Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: The Chairman of the Rajya Sabha M.Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected the demand of Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge to suspend the Business under rule 267. Kharge had given a notice of suspension of the Business to discuss the fuel price hike. Kharge said, “The petrol price has reached Rs 100 per litre […]

TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi Announces Resignation From Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi announced his resignation from the Rajya Sabha on Friday, saying he feels suffocated in the House as he is unable to do anything for the violence going on in his state, West Bengal. “If you sit here quietly and cannot do anything, then it is better that you resign […]

Mallikarjun Kharge To Replace Ghulam Nabi Azad As Leader Of Opposition In Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: Congress MP Mallikarjun Kharge is set to replace Ghulam Nabi Azad as Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, sources said. Sources in the Congress said that Sonia Gandhi as Chairman of the Congress Parliamentary party has written to the Chairman to appoint Kharge as the Leader of Opposition. However, there is no […]

Hardeep Singh Puri
No Metro Rail Project Proposal Received From Odisha, Says Centre

New Delhi: The Centre has not received any proposal so far from the Government of Odisha for metro railway network. It was informed by the Union Urban and Housing Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri in the Rajya Sabha while responding to an unstarred question asked by BJP MP from Odisha Ashwini Vaishnaw on Wednesday. Puri […]

PM Modi Gets Emotional During Ghulam Nabi Azad's Farewell In Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday got emotional while bidding farewell to senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad in the Rajya Sabha. Azad, the Leader of Opposition, is one among the four members retiring from the Upper House this month. The Prime Minister, while referring to Azad’s contribution to the politics and the […]

All Rafale Jets To Be Inducted By April 2022: Defence Min Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday told the Rajya Sabha that all sanctioned Rafale fighter jets will be inducted into the Indian Air Force by April 2022. By March this year, 7 Rafales will be inducted. The IAF till date has 11 of the ace fighter planes. Three Rafale combat aircrafts landed in […]

Rajya Sabha Adjourned Till Wed After Repeated Ruckus Over Farm Laws

New Delhi: After forcing repeated adjournments in the Rajya Sabha, the opposition on Tuesday forced the Upper House to be adjourned for the day minutes after it reassembled for the third time as both Chairs found it difficult to continue business amid ruckus over farm laws. The Rajya Sabha was first adjourned till 10.30 a.m. […]

Rajya Sabha Budget Session's First Phase Curtailed By 2 Days
Rajya Sabha Budget Session's First Phase Curtailed By 2 Days

New Delhi: The first phase of Rajya Sabha’s Budget Session will conclude two days ahead of the slated time with all political parties unanimously deciding on Sunday to end the sittings on February 13 in place of February 15. The decision was taken in the Parliamentary Affairs Committee meeting chaired by the upper house’s Chairman […]

New Parliament Building Has 888 Lok Sabha Seats, Know What This Means For Odisha?
New Parliament Building Has 888 Lok Sabha Seats, Know What This Means For Odisha?

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s USP is his determination. For, Modi’s grit is the wake up call to the political will. And working determinedly towards achieving his goal of making a ‘New India’ by the year 2022, when this ancient country would be celebrating the platinum jubilee of the hard fought 74th year of Independence, […]

NDA's Position In Rajya Sabha May Affect BJD-BJP Equation In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The ruling NDA has further consolidated its position in Rajya Sabha crossing the 110-mark and it needs only 12 more seats to reach the halfway-mark in the 242-member House. Speculations are now rife that the strong position of BJP, which has 92 seats in the Upper House, may affect its equation with the ruling […]

Rajya Sabha Adjourned Sine Die Amid Opposition Boycott

New Delhi: After the completion of its legislative business, the Rajya Sabha was on Wednesday adjourned sine die even as the opposition continued to boycott the session on the third consecutive day after the suspension of eight lawmakers over Sunday’s pandemonium. In his concluding remarks, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said that the House […]

Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha Passes Bill To Amend Essential Commodities Act

New Delhi: The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020, which has provisions to remove items like cereals, pulses, oilseeds, edible oil, onions and potatoes from the list of essential commodities was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. The Lok Sabha has already passed the Bill which will replace the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 promulgated […]

monsoon session
Opposition To Boycott Monsoon Session If MPs' Suspension Not Revoked: Ghulam Nabi Azad

New Delhi: The opposition in the Rajya Sabha led by Congress’ Ghulam Nabi Azad demanded immediate revocation of the suspension of eight MPs, failing which he threatened to boycott the remaining monsoon session. “Till our demands are met which include revocation of suspension of the eight MPs and the government bringing in another bill under […]

Rajya Sabha farm bills
Congress & BJD Oppose Farm Bills In Rajya Sabha; BJP Hails Passage, Calls Opposition 'Frustrated'

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: When Rajya Sabha Sunday passed the Farmers’ and Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, a massive uproar was seen due to unruly protest by Opposition MPs. Surprisingly, even the BJD opposed the Farm Bills citing […]

Rajya Sabha Passes Two Agriculture Reform Bills Amid Pandemonium

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed two agriculture-related Bills amid a pandemonium due to protests by opposition members. The Upper House gave the nod to The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, as opposition […]

Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha Passes Homoeopathy Bills

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Friday passed two Bills — the Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020. Replying during the discussion on the Bills, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said, “The Ordinance was necessitated as Parliament was not in session.” The Minister said that Yoga and Naturopathy […]

Rajnath Singh
No Force Can Stop Indian Troops From Patrolling Ladakh Border: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday asserted that no force in the world can stop Indian troops from patrolling the country’s border in Ladakh region. Replying to clarifications sought by MPs in Rajya Sabha on his statement on the border row, the minister said skirmishes and face-off with China in the last few […]