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Rajya Sabha polls another focus point for Cong in 2022

Among the 75 Upper House seats going to biennial polls during 2022, there are 7 seats from Punjab, 11 from Uttar Pradesh and one from Uttarakhand. These polls would be crucial for the party to improve its tally in Parliament.
Jammu: Congress supporters during a public rally at Khour village near Jammu, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI12_26_2021_000054B) (PTI)
Jammu: Congress supporters during a public rally at Khour village near Jammu, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI12_26_2021_000054B) (PTI)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 01:47 AM IST
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Rajya Sabha restricts staff attendance after Covid-19 outbreak in Parliament

"Close to 402 staff tested positive for Covid-19 from January 4-8 and all samples have been sent for genome sequencing for Omicron variant confirmation," an official told news agency ANI on Sunday. Of these, 65 are from the Rajya Sabha, 200 from the Lok Sabha and 133 belong to the allied services.
Rajya Sabha in session during the winter session of Parliament. (PTI file photo)
Rajya Sabha in session during the winter session of Parliament. (PTI file photo)
Published on Jan 09, 2022 01:54 PM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Venkaiah Naidu seeks report on attendance at House panel meetings

Lawmakers were entitled to a special allowance amounting to 25% of the cost of their air travel to attend meetings before it was done away with in 2018.
A recent photo of Rajya Sabha chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu at an event in New Delhi. (PTI)
A recent photo of Rajya Sabha chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu at an event in New Delhi. (PTI)
Published on Dec 31, 2021 01:24 PM IST
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Rajya Sabha adviser to devise road map for reform of House processes

PPK Ramacharyulu, now adviser in the Rajya Sabha secretariat, will prepare a road map for reforms in the functioning of its officials.
A view of the Rajya Sabha. (ANI)
A view of the Rajya Sabha. (ANI)
Published on Dec 30, 2021 11:58 PM IST
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Seven-term Rajya Sabha MP Mahendra Prasad passes away

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar expressed condolences at the death of Mahendra Prasad, founder of Aristo Pharmaceuticals, and said his demise is a big loss to society and politics besides industry.
Mahendra Prasad (File Photo)
Mahendra Prasad (File Photo)
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 11:24 AM IST
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In 20 years, 51% sessions adjourned early in Parliament: Rajya Sabha data

The analysis of early adjournments showed that since the 193rd session held during July-August 2001, 32 of the 63 sessions till the just concluded winter session, ended before schedule
Suspended MPs read the Preamble outside Parliament to protest against their suspension. (PTI)
Suspended MPs read the Preamble outside Parliament to protest against their suspension. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 03:40 AM IST
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12 Rajya Sabha MPs suspended to manufacture majority: Opposition

The opposition alleged that the government had suspended 12 MPs to “manufacture” a majority in the House for quick passage of legislations.
Opposition leaders along with suspended MPs read the Preamble to the Constitution of India and recite the national anthem, in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue, at Parliament in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI)
Opposition leaders along with suspended MPs read the Preamble to the Constitution of India and recite the national anthem, in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue, at Parliament in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 23, 2021 04:38 AM IST
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4 terrorists involved in J&K attacks on minorities killed: Govt in Parliament

Responding to a query in a written statement in Rajya Sabha, minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai said seven people were also arrested in this regard.
Four terrorists involved in targeted attacks on people belonging to religious minority communities in J&K have been killed, the government said.
Four terrorists involved in targeted attacks on people belonging to religious minority communities in J&K have been killed, the government said.
Updated on Dec 23, 2021 04:39 AM IST
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ByMalavika Murali, New Delhi

Over 7,000 Pakistanis applied for Indian citizenship till Dec 14: Govt

  • Union minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai said another 1,152 applications for Indian citizenship are pending from Afghanistan, 161 from Bangladesh and 10 from China, among others.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Centre introduced the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in 2019, and the law came into effect on January 10, 2020.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Centre introduced the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in 2019, and the law came into effect on January 10, 2020.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 22, 2021 04:04 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'People look at senior politicians' behaviour': Dilip Ghosh slams Derek O'Brien

Derek O'Brien was suspended from the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday after he threw the house rule book at the Chair. Speaking to news agency ANI, Dilip Ghosh said that it was not right if a senior Member of Parliament like O'Brien gets suspended again and again.
TMC MP Derek O'Brien speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament on December 21, 2021. (PTI)
TMC MP Derek O'Brien speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament on December 21, 2021. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 22, 2021 02:06 PM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Rajya Sabha clocks productivity of 47.9% in winter session

  • This comes as both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha adjourned proceedings sine die today, ahead of the scheduled end of the session (on December 23).
The time lost amounts to 52.08 per cent of available time.(ANI Photo/SansadTV)
The time lost amounts to 52.08 per cent of available time.(ANI Photo/SansadTV)
Published on Dec 22, 2021 02:01 PM IST
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Winter session of Parliament likely to conclude today

  • With the government completing most of its legislative agenda, there is a likelihood that Parliament could be adjourned sine die on Wednesday, the news agency reported quoting sources.
An official bulletin on Friday said the farm repeal bill will come to the Lok Sabha on the opening day of the winter session of Parliament on November 29. (Archive)
An official bulletin on Friday said the farm repeal bill will come to the Lok Sabha on the opening day of the winter session of Parliament on November 29. (Archive)
Updated on Dec 22, 2021 06:35 AM IST
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Derek O’Brien throws rule book at Rajya Sabha chair, suspended

The suspension, however, will be in place only for a few hours as the ongoing winter session of Parliament is set to conclude on Wednesday.
TMC leader Derek O'Bren was suspended from Rajya Sabha for 'unruly behaviour' on Tuesday. (ANI)
TMC leader Derek O'Bren was suspended from Rajya Sabha for 'unruly behaviour' on Tuesday. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 22, 2021 03:49 AM IST
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94% of allotted Oxygen plants commissioned: Centre

Data released by the ministry showed 24.46 crores was released in 2020-21 and 368.04 crores was released in 2021-22 (so far) to vendors for setting up the oxygen plants.
An oxygen cylinder being moved to a temporary Covid-19 care centre in New Delhi in April. (HT file)
An oxygen cylinder being moved to a temporary Covid-19 care centre in New Delhi in April. (HT file)
Updated on Dec 22, 2021 01:38 AM IST
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Election Law Amendment bill: Centre rejects concerns, says reforms need of hour

Government officials asserted that the Election Laws (Amendment) bill 2021 incorporates various electoral reforms which have been discussed for a long time.
The Centre on Tuesday defended the Election Law Amendment bill, rejected various concerns surrounding it.
The Centre on Tuesday defended the Election Law Amendment bill, rejected various concerns surrounding it.
Updated on Dec 22, 2021 01:43 AM IST
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ByDeeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi

Bill on electoral reforms cleared, Oppn protests

  • A motion by opposition parties to send the draft legislation to a parliamentary select committee was defeated by a voice vote.
A motion by opposition parties to send the draft legislation to a parliamentary select committee was defeated by a voice vote.(ANI)
A motion by opposition parties to send the draft legislation to a parliamentary select committee was defeated by a voice vote.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 22, 2021 03:10 AM IST
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Derek O'Brien suspended from Rajya Sabha. Trinamool leader sees pattern

  • The TMC MP was suspended after he allegedly threw the Rajya Sabha Rule Book towards the Chair during the discussion on Election Laws (Amendment Bill) 2021 on December 21.
TMC MP Derek O'Brien speaks in Rajya Sabha.(ANI / File)
TMC MP Derek O'Brien speaks in Rajya Sabha.(ANI / File)
Published on Dec 21, 2021 06:43 PM IST
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By | Written by Kunal Gaurav

Electoral reform bill to link Aadhaar, Voter ID gets Rajya Sabha approval

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021, was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday after a brief debate and amid the demand by the opposition to refer it to a standing committee.
The electoral reform bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha amid opposition walkout. (ANI Photo/SansadTV)
The electoral reform bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha amid opposition walkout. (ANI Photo/SansadTV)
Published on Dec 21, 2021 04:02 PM IST
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By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Electoral reforms bill: Amid opposition uproar, govt explains why it is needed

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 seeks to allow electoral registration officers to seek the Aadhaar number of people who want to register as voters for the purpose of establishing identity.
The electoral reforms bill will cleanse the election system, Union law minister Kiren Rijiju said after its passage in the Lok Sabha on Monday. (ANI Photo)
The electoral reforms bill will cleanse the election system, Union law minister Kiren Rijiju said after its passage in the Lok Sabha on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Dec 21, 2021 11:14 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Rajya Sabha gives nod to NDPS (Amendment) Bill

The bill was passed by Lok Sabha on December 13.
The Rajya Sabha on Monday gave its nod to NDPS (Amendment) Bill. (ANI)
The Rajya Sabha on Monday gave its nod to NDPS (Amendment) Bill. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 21, 2021 01:45 AM IST
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Oppn skips govt meet on House logjam over MPs’ suspension, Centre hits back

With just three days left in the winter session and the government’s belated attempt falling through,the Rajya Sabha’s productivity is set to suffer yet again.
Opposition MPs hold a meeting to decide whether to attend a meeting called by the government on suspension of 12 MPs, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI)
Opposition MPs hold a meeting to decide whether to attend a meeting called by the government on suspension of 12 MPs, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 21, 2021 04:44 AM IST
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Jaya Bachchan loses her cool in Rajya Sabha, curses treasury benches

Jaya Bachchan's remarks came when she was asked by the Chair to participate in the discussion on the 'Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
Jaya Bachchan is seen speaking in the Rajya Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament. (PTI Photo)
Jaya Bachchan is seen speaking in the Rajya Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament. (PTI Photo)
Published on Dec 20, 2021 07:50 PM IST
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By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Govt invites four Opposition parties to discuss suspensions of 12 RS MPs today

Leader of Opposition in the Upper House, Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday evening wrote a letter to parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi while terming the decision to invite just four parties as “unfair and unfortunate”
Suspended Rajya Sabha MPs during a protest demanding for revocation of their suspension, at Parliament House, in New Delhi on December 17. (PTI)
Suspended Rajya Sabha MPs during a protest demanding for revocation of their suspension, at Parliament House, in New Delhi on December 17. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 20, 2021 05:04 AM IST
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Govt to meet parties over suspension of 12 MPs tomorrow: Sanjay Raut

The suspended members comprise six from the Congress, two each from the Trinamool Congress and the Shiv Sena, and one each from the CPI and the CPI(M).
Suspended Rajya Sabha MPs from opposition parties protest near Mahatma Gandhi statue at Parliament House. (HT File Photo)
Suspended Rajya Sabha MPs from opposition parties protest near Mahatma Gandhi statue at Parliament House. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 19, 2021 09:23 PM IST
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By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

He has improved to the extent...: Pralhad Joshi's latest jibe at Rahul Gandhi

  • Regarding the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, Joshi said an investigation was underway and the same was being supervised by the Supreme Court.
Regarding the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, Joshi said an investigation was underway and the same was being supervised by the Supreme Court.
Regarding the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, Joshi said an investigation was underway and the same was being supervised by the Supreme Court.
Updated on Dec 15, 2021 03:37 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Oppn leaders to hold march today to protest against suspension of 12 MPs

  • They will march from the Gandhi statue to Vijay Chowk at 12:45pm.
Opposition MPs protest in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Parliament premises over the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs.(ANI File Photo)
Opposition MPs protest in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Parliament premises over the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Dec 14, 2021 11:42 AM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Dehi

Parliament Highlights: Both houses adjourned till 11am on Wednesday

  • The Winter Session of Parliament began on November 29 and will continue till December 23.
The Parliament building in New Delhi.
The Parliament building in New Delhi.
Updated on Dec 14, 2021 08:16 PM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Parliament: Lok Sabha resumes with discussion on Covid-19

  • Winter session of Parliament: Both houses resumed its proceedings at 11am today.
The house is seeing constant disruption and adjournments as opposition parties are staging protests against the suspension of 12 MPs. 
The house is seeing constant disruption and adjournments as opposition parties are staging protests against the suspension of 12 MPs. 
Updated on Dec 10, 2021 06:01 PM IST
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Sonia Gandhi slams Modi govt over suspension of Rajya Sabha MPs

Sonia Gandhi chaired Congress Parliamentary Party meeting
Sonia Gandhi chaired Congress Parliamentary Party meeting
Published on Dec 08, 2021 01:14 PM IST
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Parliament LIVE: Rajnath Singh to address both houses tomorrow on chopper crash

Parliament winter session: CDS General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika were among 14 passengers on board.
Parliament building in New Delhi (File Photo)
Parliament building in New Delhi (File Photo)
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 09:04 PM IST
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