Tag: Rajya Sabha

Congress releases first list of 43 candidates for Gujarat Assembly Elections
Congress releases first list of 43 candidates for Gujarat Assembly Elections

Rajya Sabha member Amee Yajnik fielded from Ghatlodia seat in Ahmedabad city, where she will be challenging Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel.

  • Saturday, 05 November 2022
Right to contest election neither fundamental, nor common law right: SC
Right to contest election neither fundamental, nor common law right: SC

The top court noted that petitioner Vishwanath Pratap Singh filed a writ petition before the Delhi High Court raising a grievance that a notification for election to Rajya Sabha was issued on May 12.

  • Tuesday, 13 September 2022
Rajya Sabha Elections
Rajya Sabha passes Family Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2022

In response to the discussion on the bill, Union Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju talked about the need to have the legislation passed considering the long list of pending cases.

  • Thursday, 04 August 2022
Renowned former athlete P.T. Usha will take oath as Member of the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday .
RS today: PT Usha to take oath as MP, Oppn to continue raising its demands

The opposition is expected to demand a discussion on the hike in GST rates, Agnipath, price rise and other issues.

  • Wednesday, 20 July 2022
Rajya Sabha
Polling underway for 16 RS seats in four states

The Election Commission has appointed special observers and ordered videography of the entire exercise.

  • Friday, 10 June 2022
Ashok-Gehlot
RS polls: Raj govt suspends internet services in Amer after 'threat' to Cong MLAs

The order said that the security of the MLAs is a major reason for suspending internet services.

  • Friday, 10 June 2022
Rajya Sabha polls: BJD prefers 3rd gen leaders over 1st, 2nd gen; pundits call it 2024 strategy
Rajya Sabha polls: BJD prefers 3rd gen leaders over 1st, 2nd gen; pundits call it 2024 strategy

After Chief Minister and ruling BJD President Naveen Patnaik announced the names of Sulata Deo, Manas Mangaraj, Niranjan Bishi and Sasmit Patra for Rajya Sabha seats, several senior, capable and loyal leaders who had been assured a RS seat and thus aspiring for being nominated, are now reportedly down in the dumps. 

  • Monday, 30 May 2022
BJP names 16 candidates for RS polls; Sitharaman to contest from Karnataka
BJP names 16 candidates for RS polls; Sitharaman to contest from Karnataka

The party has fielded Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman from Karnataka and Piyush Goyal from Maharashtra.

  • Sunday, 29 May 2022
AAP nominates two Padma awardees for RS seats
AAP nominates two Padma awardees for RS seats

Both the Rajya Sabha nominees are Padma Shri awardees.

  • Saturday, 28 May 2022
Kapil Sibal files RS nomination as Independent backed by SP
Kapil Sibal files RS nomination as Independent backed by SP

Kapil Sibal says he has filed nomination for Rajya Sabha as Independent candidate supported by Samajwadi Party.

  • Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Rajya Sabha election: Who from Odisha... All eyes now on CM Naveen’s move
Rajya Sabha election: Who from Odisha... All eyes now on CM Naveen’s move

It is discussed in the political circle that Kalikesh Singh Deo, Pushpendra Singh Deo, Chairman of Western Odisha Development Council Asit Tripathy, OTDC Chairperson Shreemayee Mishra, Raseswari Panigrahi, Jogesh Singh, Nalini Pradhan and Prabhas Singh are the contenders from Western Odisha.

  • Thursday, 12 May 2022
Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha Clocks 99.80% Productivity In Budget Session

A total of 135 starred questions, accounting for 37.50 per cent of the total 360 listed, were orally answered in the House. Members raised issues of public importance through 248 Zero Hour and 168 Special Mentions, the statement said.

  • Thursday, 07 April 2022
Parliament
Lok Sabha And Rajya Sabha Adjourned Sine Die Ahead Of Schedule

The proceedings of the second phase of the budget session of Parliament was to conclude on April 8.

  • Thursday, 07 April 2022
72 Members Retire From Rajya Sabha; Term Of 3 From Odisha Ends
72 Members Retire From Rajya Sabha; Term Of 3 From Odisha Ends

A total of 72 Rajya Sabha MPs, including seven nominated members, are retiring this year, which is one-third of the strength of the House. Among them, some may return to the Upper House.

  • Thursday, 31 March 2022
 BJD MP Prasanna Acharya
Odisha MP Demands Censorship Of OTT Platforms, Web Channels

"Law should be made to impose censorship on web channels who are taking undue advantage of not being censored and spreading hatred among religions and communities," he added.

  • Wednesday, 30 March 2022
Prices Of Edible Oils Have Shot Up Across The World: Piyush Goyal
Prices Of Edible Oils Have Shot Up Across The World: Piyush Goyal

Goyal congratulated India's farmers for increased mustard crop sowing this year and said that this will reduce the country's dependence on import of edible oil.

  • Friday, 25 March 2022
BJP MP Roopa Ganguly breaks down in Rajya Sabha
BJP MP Roopa Ganguly Breaks Down In RS While Raising Birbhum Incident

While raising this issue during the 'Zero Hour', Ganguly alleged that the West Bengal government did not take the adequate measures to prevent this incident.

  • Friday, 25 March 2022
Expert Advisory Committee Formed To Suggest CET Syllabus  
Expert Advisory Committee Formed To Suggest CET Syllabus  

In the Budget for the year 2020-21, an announcement was made that the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) would be set up as an independent, professional and specialist organization for conduct of a computer-based online Common Eligibility Test (CET) for recruitment to Non-Gazetted posts.

  • Friday, 25 March 2022
Over 400 High Court Judge Posts Vacant Across Country, 12 In Odisha
Over 400 High Court Judge Posts Vacant Across Country, 12 In Odisha

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said against the vacancy of 405 Judges, 175 proposals are at various stages of processing between the Government and the Supreme Court Collegium. 

  • Thursday, 24 March 2022
11 Convicted Foreigners Repatriated To Their Countries: Govt Informs RS
11 Convicted Foreigners Repatriated To Their Countries: Govt Informs RS

Replying to the question of BJP lawmaker Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, the Minister also said that after filing the charge sheet, the government cannot interfere in the legal procedures of the courts.

  • Wednesday, 23 March 2022
Govt Has Plans To Hold Winter Session In New Parliament Building
Govt Has Plans To Hold Winter Session In New Parliament Building

The construction of three new buildings as part a new common central secretariat has achieved three per cent physical progress, and Rs 243 crore has so far been spent on the project, according to the minister's reply.

  • Monday, 21 March 2022
S. Jaishankar
Jaishankar To Make Statement On Ukraine-Russia War In RS On Tuesday

The second part of the Budget session resumed on Monday and will conclude on April 8. The Rajya Sabha is likely to get over 64 hours to transact the legislative business besides taking up the issues of public importance.

  • Monday, 14 March 2022
Naveen Patnaik Master Shock Therapist!
Naveen Picks RS MP Subash Singh As CMC Horse, Opens Rajya Sabha Racecourse

The element of surprise here is CM Patnaik's this decision will open up the Rajya Sabha contest in the State, if Opposition shows the spine to not give BJD a walkover

  • Saturday, 05 March 2022
Odisha Legislative Council Row: Speaker Patro To Write To Union Minister Rijiju
Odisha Legislative Council Row: Speaker Patro To Write To Union Minister Rijiju

It is pertinent to mention here that Union Minister Rijiju informed the Rajya Sabha that the Centre was still to receive any resolution passed by the Odisha Assembly for the formation of a Legislative Council in the State while answering BJD MP Prasanna Acharya's question. On Friday, his answer evoked sharp reactions from several BJD leaders including the Assembly Speaker.

  • Saturday, 12 February 2022
Kudankulam Nuclear Plant
Indian Nuclear Installations Secure From Cyberattacks: Govt In Rajya Sabha

Indian nuclear installations, including nuclear power stations, are secure from cyberattacks, the Rajya Sabha was told on Thursday.

  • Thursday, 10 February 2022
Modi's Naveen Praise - A Harakiri Or Strategy?
Odisha Panchayat Polls: PM Modi Praising CM Patnaik A Political Harakiri Or Strategy

In last 4-years, this is PM Modi's third praise for Naveen. The earlier extols were timely. Modi could have avoided this when BJP-BJD are at daggers drawn in rural land. But...

  • Wednesday, 09 February 2022
 BJP MP Rakesh Sinha
Maoists In India Inspired By International Groups: Govt

The footprints of Maoists have been shrinking rapidly in India because of the development works getting executed in the 'Red Corridor' and also due to operations against these Maoists.

  • Wednesday, 09 February 2022
Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha Adjourned For An Hour As Mark Of Respect To Lata Mangeshkar

In the Lok Sabha too, soon after the House meets at 4 p.m., Speaker Om Birla will read out the obituary message for Lata Mangeshkar and will adjourn the proceedings for an hour, sources said.

  • Monday, 07 February 2022
Lata Mangeshkar
RS, LS To Be Adjourned For An Hour On Monday As Mark Of Respect To Lata Mangeshkar

Both houses of Parliament are witnessing a debate on the motion of thanks on the president's address and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to reply to the debate in the Lok Sabha on Monday and in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

  • Sunday, 06 February 2022
Rajya Sabha Dy Speaker
Chair Cannot Decide To Take Up Private Bill On Amending Preamble: RS Dy Chairman

The remark was made by the Deputy Chairman after BJD MP Amar Patnaik on Friday moved a Private Member's Bill to amend the Preamble to the Constitution to insert the word 'Ahimsa'.

  • Saturday, 05 February 2022
Rajya Sabha Adjourned Sine Die
Amid Face-Off With Opposition Rajya Sabha Adjourned Sine Die

Chairman M. Venkiah Naidu said that the house could not function properly and everyone should cooperate and then adjourned the house sine die.

  • Wednesday, 22 December 2021
'Exemplary Soldier', RS Pays Homage To CDS Gen Bipin Rawat
'Exemplary Soldier', RS Pays Homage To CDS Gen Bipin Rawat

Leader of opposition Mallikarjun Kharge said that this is a day of national mourning and all the floor leaders should also be allowed to express grief, but they were not allowed.

  • Thursday, 09 December 2021
M Venkaiah Naidu
Govts Doling Out Freebies; Debate Needed On Balancing Welfare And Development Objectives: Naidu

The Rajya Sabha Chairman lamented that members of Parliament do not attend meetings of parliamentary committees. It was time for "introspection", he said.

  • Saturday, 04 December 2021
Dam Safety Bill Gets Rajya Sabha Nod
Dam Safety Bill Gets Rajya Sabha Nod

The demand of some opposition parties to send the bill to a select committee of the Rajya Sabha for scrutiny was negated as only 26 members voted in its favour, while 80 voted against it.

  • Thursday, 02 December 2021
M Venkaiah Naidu
Disapproval Of Undemocratic Conduct In House Can't Be Decried As Undemocratic: Naidu

On Thursday, which was the fourth sitting of the Winter Session, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for about 50 minutes soon after listed papers were tabled in the morning.

  • Thursday, 02 December 2021
Cong, Oppn MPs Walk Out Of RS Over Suspension Of 12 MPs
Cong, Oppn MPs Walk Out Of RS Over Suspension Of 12 MPs

The suspended MPs include six from the Congress, two each from Trinamool Congress and Shiv Sena, and one each from CPI and CPM.

  • Tuesday, 30 November 2021
Rajya Sabha Suspends 12 Opposition MPs
Rajya Sabha Suspends 12 Opposition MPs For Monsoon Session Ruckus

The suspended MPs are from Congress, Trinamool Congress, CPI, CPI-M and Shiv Sena

  • Monday, 29 November 2021
Will Not Lobby For Rajya Sabha Nomination, Says Ex-BJD MP Prasanna Pattsani
Will Not Lobby For Rajya Sabha Nomination, Says Ex-BJD MP Prasanna Pattsani

Prasanna Pattsani said he has no regret for not being elected by the party and added that he would not lobby for the Rajya Sabha nomination.

  • Wednesday, 17 November 2021
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.

  • Thursday, 09 September 2021
Venkiah-Naidu
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.

  • Thursday, 12 August 2021
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