Rajya Sabha

Santhali debuts in Rajya Sabha courtesy BJD MP Sarojni Hembram

While the lawmaker spoke in Santhali for about three minutes, English and Hindi translations were made available to other members through  interpretation by a JNU PhD scholar.

published on : 7th December 2019

Private member's bill seeking punishment for insulting Gandhi introduced in Rajya Sabha

According to the bill, whoever insults Mahatma Gandhi or other icons of the freedom movement shall be punished with imprisonment for a term of seven years.

published on : 6th December 2019

KC Ramamurthy elected to Rajya Sabha unopposed

K C Ramamurthy was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

published on : 6th December 2019

Parliament okays corporate tax cut; Sitharaman says software developers, miners not eligible for lower rates

The government had brought ordinance to slash corporate tax rate and thereafter brought a bill in this session. The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was already passed by the Lok Sabha.

published on : 5th December 2019

Venkaiah Naidu pulls up MPs for low attendance in parliamentary panels

After holding a meeting with chairpersons of these panels in the morning, Naidu said only 18 members each from both houses of Parliament attended the meeting.

published on : 5th December 2019

Rajya Sabha passes bill to give ownership rights to residents of unauthorised colonies in Delhi

The bill states that there has been a phenomenal increase in the population of Delhi in the last few decades owing to migration.

published on : 4th December 2019

Hurriyat activists behind stone-pelting in Kashmir: Government tells Rajya Sabha

Inputs indicate that illegal money is being sent through Hawala channels from across the border to finance terror-related activities.

published on : 4th December 2019

14,500 NGOs banned by government from receiving foreign funds

Certificates of registration of 1,808 FCRA registered NGOs have been canceled recently for non-submission of mandatory annual returns for 2017-18.

published on : 4th December 2019

51 absconders who left country defrauded over Rs 17,900 crore, CBI probing: Government

The CBI was 'processing' 51 extradition requests that were pending at various stages in respect of proclaimed offenders and absconders.

published on : 3rd December 2019

Rajya Sabha passes bill to merge UTs Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Kishen Reddy said the measure will help in strengthening administrative efficiency services, fast track development of the two union territories.

published on : 3rd December 2019

Parliament gives nod to new SPG Bill, denies Gandhis top security cover

Taking a potshot at Congress, Shah said that when SPG security cover of Manmohan Singh and other non-Gandhi families was withdrawn, the party members did not demand discussion in the House.

published on : 3rd December 2019

State govt departments owe Rs 41,700 cr to discoms: RK Singh in Rajya Sabha

He said most of the discoms are filing revision in tariff on time to take care of inflation and risng input cost.

published on : 3rd December 2019

Rajya Sabha members raise issue of PM-Kisan registration, telecom sector revival

TMC leader Sukhendu Sekhar Roy urged the government to expedite registration of farmers under the PM-Kisan scheme.

published on : 3rd December 2019

Opposition to devise joint strategy to defeat Citizenship Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha

With the Centre expected to bring the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament soon, like-minded opposition parties are likely to meet to discuss the strategy to thwarts its passage.    

published on : 3rd December 2019

HAL saw drop in profit in 2017-18 in comparison to last year but revenue rose by three per cent

In a written response in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said in 2016-17, HAL saw a revenue of Rs 17,950 crore from operations.

published on : 2nd December 2019
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