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Tag: Rajya Sabha

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.