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16-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Rajya Sabha adjourned after washout session, Hamid Ansari upset

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine die on Friday after working for only 22 hours during the entire winter session that was marred by repeated disruptions.Vice President Hamid Ansari, the Chairman of the upper house, voiced anguish over the washout sessions."Continuous...

16-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die, Hamid Ansari unhappy over bedlam

The Rajya Sabha was on Friday adjourned sine die after an emotional speech by Chairman Hamid Ansari, who voiced anguish over disruptions of the house during the entire winter session."The 241st session that commenced on November 16 comes to a close today,"...

30-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

The Rajya Sabha was on Wednesday adjourned for the day soon after it met post-lunch as opposition members created an uproar demanding obituary reference for the army personnel killed in the Nagrota attack and for those who died in demonetisation-related...

18-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Andhra Bill a financial bill, says Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien on Friday ordered removal of The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2015, from the house register on pending bills since it "is a financial bill" and ended further discussions on it forthwith."After going...

18-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Rajya Sabha sees chaos, adjournments over demonetisation

The Rajya Sabha on Friday witnessed multiple adjournments during the first-half of the day, with opposition parties continuing with their protest against the government's move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.As soon as the upper House of Parliament...

17-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Rajya Sabha stalled over demonetisation, adjourned for day

The Rajya Sabha could not conduct any meaningful business on Thursday as the opposition remained adamant on the demand that Prime Minister Narendra Modi be present during the debate on demonetisation and the house was finally adjourned for the day at 3 p.m....

21-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Rajya Sabha member moots bill to declare Pakistan terrorist nation

After US lawmakers moved a bill to declare Pakistan a terrorist nation, Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrasekhar said on Wednesday that he will submit a private members' bill as well as a resolution to declare Pakistan a terrorist nation in a "couple of days".Chandrasekhar,...

11-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Non-BJP states allege discrimination, disrupt Rajya Sabha

The Rajya Sabha was disrupted several times on Thursday as members from several states not ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party accused the central government of not releasing funds to them for different programmes.Samajwadi Party leader Ramgopal Yadav vowed...

12-Jun-2016 New Delhi

Congress to meet EC on Haryana Rajya Sabha poll voting

Stunned by the outcome in the elections to the Rajya Sabha from Haryana where votes of 14 Congress legislators were declared "invalid", the party has decided to approach the Election Commission to demand a probe."It was all part of a conspiracy hatched by the...

11-Jun-2016 Bengaluru

8 rebel JD-S lawmakers face suspension for cross-voting in RS poll

Eight 'rebel' lawmakers of the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) face suspension from the regional party for 'cross-voting' in the biennial election to the four Rajya Sabha seats from Karnataka on Saturday, a party spokesman said."Eight of our MLAs (lawmakers) face...

11-Jun-2016 New Delhi

Descendant of Shivaji nominated to Rajya Sabha

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday nominated social worker Sambhajiraje Chhatrapati to the Rajya Sabha.Sambhajiraje Chhatrapati is the 13th descendant of Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji. He was nominated to fill the vacancy of a nominated member, said an...

11-Jun-2016 Ranchi

BJP wins both RS seats in Jharkhand

The ruling BJP clinched both Rajya Sabha seats in Jharkhand on Saturday as cross-voting helped the party to defeat the united opposition.In the 81-member assembly, 79 legislators cast their votes. BJP candidate and Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi secured...

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