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Members of the Rajya Sabha are chosen by an electoral college of state legislators with a system of proportional representation through a single transferable vote.(Reuters)

No J&K MPs in RS after Feb 15 as four members’ terms end

UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 07:10 AM IST
Between 1991 and 1996, when the state had no assembly, there were no MPs from J&K in the Upper House between April 1994 and October 1996.
While legislative business will be a priority, other items on the agenda will be to discuss the government’s handling of Covid-19, the border dispute with China, the plight of migrant labour and the economic situation(HT Photos)
While legislative business will be a priority, other items on the agenda will be to discuss the government’s handling of Covid-19, the border dispute with China, the plight of migrant labour and the economic situation(HT Photos)

For a meaningful monsoon session

By Chakshu Roy
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 12:57 PM IST
The spirit in which the government engages in parliamentary debate will be key
Sonia Gandhi was admitted to the hospital for “routine tests and investigations”.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Sonia Gandhi was admitted to the hospital for “routine tests and investigations”.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Sonia Gandhi’s health showing satisfactory improvement: Hospital

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2020 09:54 PM IST
Sonia Gandhi had on Thursday held a virtual meeting with the party’s Rajya Sabha MPs to discuss the t political situation and the impact of Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
Some of the senior Congress leaders, including the party’s Rajya Sabha member Jairam Ramesh (in photo), welcomed the move.(ANI file photo)
Some of the senior Congress leaders, including the party’s Rajya Sabha member Jairam Ramesh (in photo), welcomed the move.(ANI file photo)

Temporary suspension of MPLADS leads to fissure within the Congress

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 08:09 PM IST
The government has announced that the amount allocated to each MP under MPLADS will be suspended for two successive years till 2021 and the sum will be sent to the Consolidated Fund.
Sharad Pawar
Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar’s fascinating sense of history | Opinion

Hindustan Times | By Sujata Anandan
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2020 07:32 AM IST
Pawar’s love of Maharashtra overcame any frustration or disappointment he may have had at being let down by the people
HT Image
HT Image

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
Shiromani Akali Dal leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa during an interview with HT at his residence in Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Friday.(Anil Dayal/HT)
Shiromani Akali Dal leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa during an interview with HT at his residence in Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Friday.(Anil Dayal/HT)

‘Parkash Singh Badal should take back SAD reins’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ramesh Vinayak
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2019 06:30 AM IST
Vaiko, now an ally of the opposition DMK, entered the upper house of parliament with the support of the Dravidian major only last month.(ANI PHOTO.)
Vaiko, now an ally of the opposition DMK, entered the upper house of parliament with the support of the Dravidian major only last month.(ANI PHOTO.)

In Chennai, special court acquits Vaiko in 2006 defamation case

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 06:08 PM IST
The case pertains to Vaiko accusing Karunanidhi of attempting to split the MDMK and also writing a letter to then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, complaining about this. And the DMK which was in power at that time filed a defamation case under Sections 499 and 500 of the IPC.
The University of Mumbai will set up a new study centre for short-term courses and a PhD degree in comparative studies of student and youth movements across the world(Representational photo)
The University of Mumbai will set up a new study centre for short-term courses and a PhD degree in comparative studies of student and youth movements across the world(Representational photo)

Saffronising the study in Mumbai University

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 01:19 AM IST
The centre is named after Balvant (Bal) Apte, the late lawyer, Rajya Sabha MP and ideologue of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee was questioned for about four hours at the agency’s Salt Lake office.(PTI PHOTO.)
Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee was questioned for about four hours at the agency’s Salt Lake office.(PTI PHOTO.)

CBI questions TMC’s Partha Chatterjee, former top cop Rajeev Kumar in ponzi scams

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 10:37 PM IST
Only seven days earlier, on August 9, Rajya Sabha MP and national spokesperson of the TMC, Derek O’Brien, was questioned by CBI officers on the matter of funding of the party’s Bengali mouthpiece Jago Bangla.
Outgoing AIADMK MP V Maitreyan gives his farewell speech in the Rajya Sabha.(PTI Photo)
Outgoing AIADMK MP V Maitreyan gives his farewell speech in the Rajya Sabha.(PTI Photo)

‘Will not tolerate’: AIADMK after Maitreyan attacks party’s dual leadership

Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 01:14 PM IST
Maitreyan, who was a three-time Rajya Sabha member, retired on Wednesday.
Election Commission on Tuesday announced July 18 as the day of polling to elect six Rajya Sabha MPs from Tamil Nadu. (RSTV GRAB via PTI)
Election Commission on Tuesday announced July 18 as the day of polling to elect six Rajya Sabha MPs from Tamil Nadu. (RSTV GRAB via PTI)

Rajya Sabha election to six Tamil Nadu seats on July 18

New Delhi/ Chennai | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 07:51 AM IST
The elections are being held to fill vacancies that will arise from the retirement of six MPs – four from the AIADMK and one each from the DMK and the Communist Party of India (CPI) – on July 24.
The mortal remains of Rajasthan BJP president Madan Lal Saini will be consigned to flames in Sikar district after party leaders and workers pay him floral tribute.(ANI File Photo)
The mortal remains of Rajasthan BJP president Madan Lal Saini will be consigned to flames in Sikar district after party leaders and workers pay him floral tribute.(ANI File Photo)

Madan Lal Saini’s mortal remains to be consigned to flames in Sikar district

Jaipur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 12:27 PM IST
The body of the Rajya Sabha MP will be kept in the party office from 7.30 am to 10 am where the leaders and workers will pay floral tribute, a party spokesperson said.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee(PTI file photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee(PTI file photo)

Mamata Banerjee’s call to TMC leaders to return ‘cut money’ opens Pandora’s box

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 09:13 AM IST
Hundreds of people, ranging from landless farmers to businessmen, are publicly naming TMC leaders who have taken money from them after Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s diktat to party leaders to return the money extorted from beneficiaries of welfare schemes.
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant at Baraulia village in Amethi on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant at Baraulia village in Amethi on Saturday. (HT Photo)

Want to work for Parrikar’s adopted village: Goa CM

Lcuknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2019 12:46 PM IST
Baraulia is among the two villages in Amethi – Hariharpur being the other – that were adopted by Sawant’s predecessor late Manohar Parrikar when he had become a Rajya Sabha MP from UP soon after being named the country’s defence minister.
Trouble was brewing after K M Mani’s death and his son Jose K Mani claimed he was the natural choice for the chairman’s post but the other faction opposed it. Kerala Congress has five legislators-- three are with Joseph and two with Jose K Mani.(Twitter)
Trouble was brewing after K M Mani’s death and his son Jose K Mani claimed he was the natural choice for the chairman’s post but the other faction opposed it. Kerala Congress has five legislators-- three are with Joseph and two with Jose K Mani.(Twitter)

UDF tries to avert split in Kerala Cong(M) as court stays Jose K Mani’s elevation

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 07:16 PM IST
The party had landed in trouble two months after founder K M Mani’s death. On Sunday, K M Mani’s son Jose K Mani, a Rajya Sabha MP, had appointed himself as the Chairman of the party ignoring party working chairman P J Joseph.
Rajya Sabha MP and BJP state president Shwait Malik said the profit of the Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee international airport has been rising by ₹12.(Harpreet Kaur/HT Photo)
Rajya Sabha MP and BJP state president Shwait Malik said the profit of the Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee international airport has been rising by ₹12.(Harpreet Kaur/HT Photo)

Amritsar airport’s profit up by Rs 12 crore : Shwait Malik

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 01:39 PM IST
Since the BJP government assumed power the profit of the airport has been growing by Rs 12 crore per year.
BJP president Amit Shah’s promotion to home minister means the party will have to find a suitable replacement(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
BJP president Amit Shah’s promotion to home minister means the party will have to find a suitable replacement(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

JP Nadda, Bhupendra Yadav frontrunners for next BJP president post

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 07:28 AM IST
Jagat Prakash Nadda, health minister in the previous Narendra Modi government, and Bhupendra Yadav, a Rajya Sabha MP, are among the front runners to replace Shah.
The JD(U) decided to not be a part of Narendra Modi’s new Cabinet, saying it would not accept the BJP’s offer of only one ministerial berth.(PTI File Photo)
The JD(U) decided to not be a part of Narendra Modi’s new Cabinet, saying it would not accept the BJP’s offer of only one ministerial berth.(PTI File Photo)

He is very selfish: BJP MP slams Nitish Kumar for opting out of Cabinet

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2019 02:42 PM IST
BJP leader Gopal Narayan Singh slammed Bihar CM Nitish Kumar for turning down his party’s offer of one spot in the Cabinet just a few hours before the oath-taking ceremony.
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has served as vice-president, general secretary and spokesman of the BJP(ANI File Photo)
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has served as vice-president, general secretary and spokesman of the BJP(ANI File Photo)

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi gets Ministry of Minority Affairs in PM Modi’s new Cabinet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2019 02:30 PM IST
Naqvi is a two-time Rajya Sabha MP, earlier he served as minister of state for information and broadcasting in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal(PTI)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal(PTI)

AAP’s Sanjay Singh demands probe in attack on Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2019 12:42 PM IST
Sanjay Singh, in his letter to Patnaik, said the CM was not disrespectful towards armed forces so the reasons do not make sense.
Bandeep Singh Dullo is the son of Rajya Sabha MP and former Punjab Congress president Shamsher Singh Dullo.(HT Photo)
Bandeep Singh Dullo is the son of Rajya Sabha MP and former Punjab Congress president Shamsher Singh Dullo.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: AAP replaces Dullo’s wife with son as Fatehgarh Sahib nominee

Hindustan Times, Fatehgarh Sahib | By Vishal Rambani
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2019 01:15 AM IST
Bandeep, a Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee secretary, joined AAP in New Delhi and replaced his mother, former chief parliamentary secretary Harbans Kaur Dullo.
RJD MP Manoj Jha in Parliament in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
RJD MP Manoj Jha in Parliament in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

MPs, MLAs can be allowed to teach: UGC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 08:22 AM IST
However, such teachers should not hold any administrative position in the university/college during their term as MPs/MLAs so their legislative work does not suffer.
Rajya Sabha MP and expelled Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Amar Singh has reached out to Rashtriya Seva Bharati (RSB), an offshoot of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to carry out their social work projects from his ancestral property in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT File PHOTO)
Rajya Sabha MP and expelled Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Amar Singh has reached out to Rashtriya Seva Bharati (RSB), an offshoot of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to carry out their social work projects from his ancestral property in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT File PHOTO)

Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh allows RSS events to run from his UP home

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 07:09 AM IST
An Rashtriya Seva Bharati (RSB) team is learnt to have visited the property earlier this month. Singh’s presence at the three-day lecture series by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat had stoked speculation that he could be preparing to join the BJP.
File photo of BJP Rajya Sabha MP Kirodi Lal Meena.(HT File Photo)
File photo of BJP Rajya Sabha MP Kirodi Lal Meena.(HT File Photo)

Pilot, Gehlot not ‘kisan putra’, so not my choice for Rajasthan CM: Kirodi Lal Meena

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Chetan Chauhan and Rakesh Goswami
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2018 03:14 PM IST
Talking about anti-incumbency against the BJP, Rajya Sabha MP from Rajasthan Kirodi Lal Meena admitted that there was anger against some MLAs.
Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on July 20.(PTI Photo)
Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on July 20.(PTI Photo)

A word of caution from Venkaiah Naidu for Rajya Sabha MPs

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2018 07:34 PM IST
The Rajya Sabha chairman’s remark came when member Raj Kumar Dhoot was not present when agriculture minister was to reply to his question during the question hour.
Sharad Yadav at the launch of Loktantrik Janata Dal, in Delhi in May.(HT Photo)
Sharad Yadav at the launch of Loktantrik Janata Dal, in Delhi in May.(HT Photo)

Sharad Yadav formed new party: Nitish Kumar faction tells HC

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2018 05:34 PM IST
An additional affidavit filed by Ram Chandra Prasad Singh, Rajya Sabha MP and JD(U) general secretary, said Sharad Yadav and other individuals, who had claimed to represent the real JD(U), had launched a new political party, called the ‘Loktantrik Janata Dal’, in May.
Aam Aadmi Party workers filling bottles with water from Budha Nullah at Gaunspur village in Ludhiana on Wednesday. The bottles were carried in a special vehicle (below) from the nullah.(HT Photo)
Aam Aadmi Party workers filling bottles with water from Budha Nullah at Gaunspur village in Ludhiana on Wednesday. The bottles were carried in a special vehicle (below) from the nullah.(HT Photo)

Ludhiana: Filled with Buddha Nullah water, AAP to ‘gift’ bottles to MLAs, MPs

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Harsimran Singh Batra
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 01:28 PM IST
Symbolic protest: Demand special session of the Vidhan Sabha over pollution of water bodies.
(From left) Insia Dariwala, Dr Nozer Sheriar, Kumar Ketkar, Dr Shubhangi Parkar and Sidharth Bhatia participate in ‘Breaking Barriers, Building Trust’ panel discussion, at Parel on Friday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
(From left) Insia Dariwala, Dr Nozer Sheriar, Kumar Ketkar, Dr Shubhangi Parkar and Sidharth Bhatia participate in ‘Breaking Barriers, Building Trust’ panel discussion, at Parel on Friday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Health policies must be women-centric for inclusive growth, says experts in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Sadaguru Pandit
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 01:39 PM IST
The discussion was organised to focus on ways to ensure the planning process of national health policies take place keeping women’s rights at its core
Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan on the sets of Ki and Ka. (Photo: Amitabh Bachchan's Facebook page)
Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan on the sets of Ki and Ka. (Photo: Amitabh Bachchan's Facebook page)

Jaya Bachchan turns 70, spends quiet time with family

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 02:34 PM IST
Jaya Bachchan, one of the most versatile actors of the Hindi film industry, is also an active politician. She is a Rajya Sabha MP from the Samajwadi Party.
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