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Sanjay Singh has slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for the ‘politically motivated’ case against him.(HT file)

Uttar Pradesh police adds sedition to case against AAP MP Sanjay Singh, summons him

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 02:59 PM IST
Singh, who is a Rajya Sabha member, reiterated his willingness to face the investigation and said he will visit Lucknow on Sunday to surrender
The secretariat further informed that it is mandatory for all members of the Upper House to undergo a Covid-19 test before attending the session.(ANI)
The secretariat further informed that it is mandatory for all members of the Upper House to undergo a Covid-19 test before attending the session.(ANI)

Venkaiah Naidu undergoes Covid-19 test ahead of monsoon session

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2020 12:46 PM IST
As per the secretariat’s statement, the members have been asked to get their test done within 72 hours before the commencement of the session at any hospital/laboratory authorised by the government or at Parliament House Complex.
New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI): Parliament Security personnel conducting thermal scanning of Vice-President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu in wake of Coronavirus threat at the Parliament House, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI PHOTO/R. RAVEENDRAN)(ANI)
New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI): Parliament Security personnel conducting thermal scanning of Vice-President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu in wake of Coronavirus threat at the Parliament House, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI PHOTO/R. RAVEENDRAN)(ANI)

Venkaiah Naidu urges new Rajya Sabha members to make good use of opportunity

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2020 09:04 PM IST
Extending a warm welcome to them, Naidu hoped to meet all of them at the earliest and wished them success in their endeavours to contribute their bit to the transformation of the nation.
In the 223-member Karnataka assembly, a candidate will require 44 votes to be elected to the Upper House of Parliament. (PTI Photo)
In the 223-member Karnataka assembly, a candidate will require 44 votes to be elected to the Upper House of Parliament. (PTI Photo)

Cong names Kharge for K’taka RS seat; another Guj MLA quits

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru/New Delhi | By Venkatesha Babu and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 12:27 AM IST
Four Rajya Sabha members — two from the Congress (BK Hariprasad and Rajeev Gowda), Prabhakar Kore of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal (Secular) leader D Kupendra Reddy — are retiring on completion of their terms on June 25.
Members of Rajya Sabha during the ongoing session of parliament in New Delhi. (PTI)
Members of Rajya Sabha during the ongoing session of parliament in New Delhi. (PTI)

Marching to well may cost Rajya Sabha members voting rights

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 05:31 AM IST
The panel has also suggested that discussions under rule 267— a route favoured by Opposition parties demanding an urgent debate — be restricted to just half-an-hour and all the rules be made gender-neutral.
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Dhindsa Sr put his son’s political career at stake: Harsimrat

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2020 10:19 PM IST
Punjab Congress MP Partap Singh Bajwa on Wednesday tweeted a letter to Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union leader Aishe Ghosh (right) expressing solidarity with her and the student agitation at the institution in New Delhi.(HT Photos)
Punjab Congress MP Partap Singh Bajwa on Wednesday tweeted a letter to Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union leader Aishe Ghosh (right) expressing solidarity with her and the student agitation at the institution in New Delhi.(HT Photos)

Punjab Congress MP Partap Bajwa showers praise on JNU’s Aishe Ghosh, calls her symbol of resistance, hope

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 11:50 AM IST
Rajya Sabha member says he found it ironic that the university was more interested in filing an FIR against Aishe for violence rather than attempting to protect students from being attacked
The Shiv Sena on Wednesday boycotted the vote on the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha.(PTI)
The Shiv Sena on Wednesday boycotted the vote on the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha.(PTI)

Shiv Sena walked out of Rajya Sabha amid CAB voting

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 05:38 AM IST
The three Rajya Sabha members of the party, which is in a coalition government in Maharashtra with the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party, walked out before the bill was put to vote, though party MP Sanjay Raut participated in the discussions in the House during the day.
Every time there is a particularly gruesome rape, women take to the streets with placards in their hands. Men join in, but in fewer numbers.(STYLE PHOTO SERVICE.)
Every time there is a particularly gruesome rape, women take to the streets with placards in their hands. Men join in, but in fewer numbers.(STYLE PHOTO SERVICE.)

Men! The onus lies on you |Opinion

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Sunita Aron
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2019 03:57 PM IST
Public shaming and societal pressures can be a powerful weapon. Northern India has been infamous for crimes against women and now even the culturally-rich south is part of the hall of shame.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday quoted words of a noted Hindi poet to send across a message to ally BJP(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday quoted words of a noted Hindi poet to send across a message to ally BJP(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Somebody trying to prove Uddhav Thackeray a liar: Sanjay Raut

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 05:56 AM IST
To a query, Raut admitted that he spoke to NCP chief Sharad Pawar after his press conference in New Delhi late Monday evening.
File image of former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.(Action Images via Reuters)

Sachin Tendulkar reveals he wasn’t selected when he appeared for first selection trials

Mumbai | By PTI
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 09:20 AM IST
Sachin Tendulkar, who has a staggering 15,921 Test runs and 18,426 ODI runs, credited his family and coach Ramakant Achrekar for supporting him in his journey.
KC Ramamurthy’s (extreme left) resignation letter has been accepted by vice-president and Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu.(Photo: @chiranthana88/ Twitter)
KC Ramamurthy’s (extreme left) resignation letter has been accepted by vice-president and Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu.(Photo: @chiranthana88/ Twitter)

Congress’ Rajya Sabha member KC Ramamurthy from Karnataka resigns

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 04:04 PM IST
Ramamurthy’s resignation comes amid speculation that he is joining the BJP. Absent from some of Karnataka Congress’s meetings and activities in the last few months, Ramamurthy had met senior leaders in the BJP last week, before tendering his resignation.
Amid a raging debate over Hindi as a common language for the country, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said it would never be a reality.(PTI)
Amid a raging debate over Hindi as a common language for the country, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said it would never be a reality.(PTI)

Speaking 3 languages in a minute, Jairam Ramesh makes a point on Hindi row

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 06:12 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday had pitched for Hindi as a common language for the country, reigniting the debate on the issue as parties in the South said they would oppose any attempt to “impose” the language.
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly’s son rammed his car into a wall in south Kolkata’s Golf Garden.(Sourced)
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly’s son rammed his car into a wall in south Kolkata’s Golf Garden.(Sourced)

BJP MP Roopa Ganguly’s son arrested for rash driving in Kolkata

Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 12:34 PM IST
Akash Mukhopadhyay had smashed his black sedan through the wall on Thursday night. He was unhurt and locals said a few people, who were present at the spot, also narrowly escaped injuries.
Former external affairs minister and the BJP veteran Shushma Swaraj.(AP photo)
Former external affairs minister and the BJP veteran Shushma Swaraj.(AP photo)

Madhya Pradesh, Sushma Swaraj’s second home for over a decade

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 05:24 PM IST
Sushma Swaraj represented Vidisha in Lok Sabha twice from 2009 to 2019. But before contesting election from the seat, she was elected to Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh in the year 2008.
Ravindra Kishore Sinha said when his lawyer verified the documents, they found that the land was not in the name of the suspect, rather it belonged to a third party.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
Ravindra Kishore Sinha said when his lawyer verified the documents, they found that the land was not in the name of the suspect, rather it belonged to a third party.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)

BJP’s Rajya Sahba MP allegedly duped of Rs 6.6 cr in land deal, probe ordered

Hindustan Times, Noida | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2019 01:31 PM IST
Ravindra Kishore Sinha, a BJP MP, in his complaint said he was approached by the suspect over the sale of a plot in Aligarh district, along the Yamuna Expressway.
Cracks appeared in the opposition camp in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday after the Trinamool Congress won the support of the Bharatiya Janata Party and other parties, and its candidate defeated a Congress one in an election for the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation.
Cracks appeared in the opposition camp in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday after the Trinamool Congress won the support of the Bharatiya Janata Party and other parties, and its candidate defeated a Congress one in an election for the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation.

TMC gets BJP help to pip Congress in rare show

New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 05:50 AM IST
Senior Congress leader Pradeep Bhattacharya was in the fray for the seat left vacant after TMC’s Debabrata Bandyopadhyay retired.
Rajya Sabha MP Madan Lal Saini headed the Rajasthan unit of the BJP.(ANI)
Rajya Sabha MP Madan Lal Saini headed the Rajasthan unit of the BJP.(ANI)

BJP’s Rajasthan chief Madan Lal Saini dies in Delhi’s AIIMS

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 07:55 AM IST
Madan Lal Saini was appointed chief of the Rajasthan BJP unit in June 2018.
In the presence of PM Narendra Modi, Home minister Amit Shah gives a bouquet to JP Nadda (Left) after he was appointed BJP working president on June 17.(PTI Photo)
In the presence of PM Narendra Modi, Home minister Amit Shah gives a bouquet to JP Nadda (Left) after he was appointed BJP working president on June 17.(PTI Photo)

State polls to BJP membership drive, Nadda has his task cut out

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 07:53 AM IST
A former minister and a BJP veteran, JP Nadda will have to face a four-fold challenge after taking over as ruling party’s chief.
The four met vice president and Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, and handed him a letter requesting him to recognise them as a separate group in Parliament’s upper house to be merged with the BJP.(HT Photo)
The four met vice president and Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, and handed him a letter requesting him to recognise them as a separate group in Parliament’s upper house to be merged with the BJP.(HT Photo)

Jolt to TDP as four Rajya Sabha members switch to BJP

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 01:25 AM IST
The induction gives the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance a boost in the Upper House, though it will need to wait till next year to clinch the majority from the opposition.
Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP sustained a major setback on Thursday when four Rajya Sabha MPs joined the BJP in the presence of its working president J P Nadda at BJP HQ in Delhi on Thursday. (Vipin Kumar/ HT Photo)
Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP sustained a major setback on Thursday when four Rajya Sabha MPs joined the BJP in the presence of its working president J P Nadda at BJP HQ in Delhi on Thursday. (Vipin Kumar/ HT Photo)

Jolt to TDP as four Rajya Sabha members switch to BJP

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 11:54 PM IST
The induction gives the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance a boost in the Upper House, though it will need to wait till next year to clinch the majority from the opposition.
K Keshava Rao stated this , when asked about the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao-led outfit’s policy towards the National Democratic Alliance government.)(PTI File Photo)
K Keshava Rao stated this , when asked about the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao-led outfit’s policy towards the National Democratic Alliance government.)(PTI File Photo)

“No animosity, no friendship”: TRS on approach towards NDA

Hyderabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 06:03 PM IST
“Absolutely issue-based support; same thing (the stand adopted by TRS towards the previous NDA regime) will continue,” K Keshava Rao added.
Two senior ministers in the outgoing NDA, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Smriti Irani successfully contested the Lok Sabha polls from two high-profile seats.(HT Photo)
Two senior ministers in the outgoing NDA, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Smriti Irani successfully contested the Lok Sabha polls from two high-profile seats.(HT Photo)

Rajya Sabha members prepare for fresh innings in Lower House

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 11:52 PM IST
For the BJP, party president Amit Shah won from Gandhinagar as he was expected to; the constituency has been a BJP citadel since 1989.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal is expected to represent the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in the council of minister for the second consecutive term(HTPhotos)
Harsimrat Kaur Badal is expected to represent the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in the council of minister for the second consecutive term(HTPhotos)

Harsimrat likely to make it to Modi cabinet

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2019 12:37 PM IST
Rajya Sabha member and Badal confidant Balwinder Singh Bhundar said Harsimrat may be party’s representative in the Union cabinet.
Though there were 18 candidates in the fray, the battle at Patna Sahib was a prestige battle between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shatrughan Sinha.(HT Photo)
Though there were 18 candidates in the fray, the battle at Patna Sahib was a prestige battle between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shatrughan Sinha.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Prestige fight between turncoat MP and Union minister in Patna

Patna | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 07:53 AM IST
The battle at Patna Sahib was a prestige battle between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shatrughan Sinha.
Tamil Nadu’s 39 parliamentary seats will go to polls in a single phase on April 18.(Parwaz Khan-Hindustan Times)
Tamil Nadu’s 39 parliamentary seats will go to polls in a single phase on April 18.(Parwaz Khan-Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Kanimozhi fights election for lower house from Thoothukkudi constituency in Tamil Nadu

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 09:58 AM IST
This time DMK has fielded Kanimozhi from the constituency. She is a Rajya Sabha member since 2007 and contesting Lok Sabha polls for the first time
Former Kerala minister K M Mani died on Tuesday at the age of 86.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Former Kerala minister K M Mani died on Tuesday at the age of 86.(HT FILE PHOTO)

KM Mani, Kerala lawmaker for five decades, dies at 86

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 07:22 PM IST
K M Mani was the longest-serving member of Kerala Assembly and represented Pala constituency in Kottayam for almost five decades.
(HT File)
(HT File)

Jallianwala Bagh massacre centenary: Centre fails to plan major programme

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 07:55 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the chairperson of the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial Trust that functions under the central government
Praful Patel(Hindustan Times)
Praful Patel(Hindustan Times)

2019 Lok Sabha polls: After Pawar, NCP’s Praful Patel opts out of poll race

Hindustan Times | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 08:37 AM IST
Being a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP), Patil still has three years of his tenure remaining in the Upper House.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday trained his guns on BJP national president Amit Shah, accusing him of using Delhi Police against the AAP in connection with the controversial voter deletion issue in the national Capital.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday trained his guns on BJP national president Amit Shah, accusing him of using Delhi Police against the AAP in connection with the controversial voter deletion issue in the national Capital.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP chief using police to target workers, AAP tells Election Commission

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2019 12:47 AM IST
On Wednesday afternoon, AAP leader Sanjay Singh, who is also a Rajya Sabha member, posted a letter on Twitter addressed to the chief election commissioner. “Delhi Police has been harassing AAP leaders and party workers at the behest of BJP,” he wrote.
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