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Party leaders said there would be more ease in the passage of bills in the Upper House since its RS strength is expected to increase in November
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 08:53 AM IST
Om Birla said that 370 MPs could participate in the Zero Hour and Under Rule 377, and that this level of participation was almost double of that in the 15th and 16th Lok Sabha.
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 05:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Saubhadra Chatterji and Smriti Kak Ramachandran
Harivansh wrote a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, who is also the Rajya Sabha chairperson, saying protests in the Upper House during the passage of the two bills on Sunday caused him pain, stress and mental tension.
Published on Sep 23, 2020 01:51 AM IST
Ravi Shankar Prasad claimed that the government had a decisive majority among the members present in the Rajya Sabha on Sunday -- 110 in favour and 72 against.
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 12:34 AM IST
Farmers’ and Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 will become laws after the Upper House also passes them on Sunday.
Updated on Sep 20, 2020 11:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had moved the Bill for consideration and passing in the Upper House. The bill is aimed at replacing the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance 2020
Published on Sep 19, 2020 12:30 PM IST
Singh said the recent action of the Chinese forces of amassing troops reflects a disregard for bilateral pacts, adding that the Indian forces were capable of dealing with any challenge
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 01:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Amandeep Shukla
After months of scathing commentary on the government’s management of Covid-19 situation, the Opposition will debate the issue, but it is still unclear how much time would be allotted for the debate
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 10:57 AM IST
In a special mention made in the Upper House, Trinamool Congress leader Shantanu Sen said the term ‘social distancing’ is regularly used to avoid the spread of coronavirus.
Published on Sep 15, 2020 11:53 AM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
Tributes were paid to former President Pranab Mukherjee and 17 other former members of Parliament (MPs) and to renowned classical singer Pandit Jasraj
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 05:09 PM IST
At present, the BJP has 86 RS members. The strength of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is 113 on the basis of the BJP’s support from its coalition partners
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 12:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | Manish Chandra Pandey
Venkaiah Naidu cited in-House research and data analysis to show that the productivity of the Rajya Sabha has been declining over the last 25 years and the House could use 100% of its allotted time only once in 1999 during the last 20 years.
Published on Aug 12, 2020 03:15 AM IST
The 8,700 square metre plot in RK Puram is worth more than ₹200 crore, and was allotted to the Rajya Sabha in 2003 to construct a guest hostel for the Upper House’s MPs and accommodation for its officers.
Updated on Aug 03, 2020 04:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Saubhadra Chatterji, New Delhi
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.
Published on Jun 20, 2020 09:04 PM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India
The decision comes in the wake of the Rajya Sabha secretariat stemming losses incurred on paying for journeys not undertaken.
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 08:18 PM IST
The Rajya Sabha owns about 25 cars, but most of them are either old or have frequent servicing issues, requiring their replacement.
Updated on Feb 22, 2020 12:30 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.
Updated on Feb 20, 2020 05:31 AM IST
Published on Feb 13, 2020 11:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
In August 2019, the Lok Sabha Speaker and the Rajya Sabha chairman urged the government to expand and modernise the colonial-era Parliament building.
Updated on Feb 02, 2020 05:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | , New DelhiAnisha Dutta
The plan involves restructuring the Central Vista in a move that will include a common secretariat, a new Parliament complex, and a redesigned Rajpath, while also razing a dozen government offices.
Updated on Jan 01, 2020 05:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Anisha Dutta
The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha shortly after midnight on Tuesday, following which Rajya Sabha passed the bill on Wednesday.
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 08:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | , MumbaiYesha Kotak
“The bill provides citizenship to many who have been rendered helpless but it is not a legislation that takes away anyone’s citizenship. Nobody needs to fear it,” Amit Shah said.
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 01:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Amandeep Shukla
Rajya Sabha held a six-hour-long debate on the bill and voted after Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s reply.
Updated on Aug 04, 2020 12:40 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondent
In the book, Azad recalls that, in Colonial India, the “Champaran Agrarian Bill” was introduced in then Bihar-Orissa legislative assembly, several members demanded that it should be referred to a select committee.
Updated on Nov 27, 2019 03:46 AM IST
A motion by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MP Tiruchi Siva to send the bill to a select committee was defeated 67 Nos to 48 Ayes, with one abstention.
Updated on Nov 27, 2019 03:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Dhamini Ratnam
At the end of the first week, the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have consumed 109% and 89% of its allotted time, according to the PRS Legislative Research even as the Opposition parties launched protests on electoral bond, withdrawal of Special Protection Group (SPG) protection from the Gandhi family members and other issues.
Updated on Nov 24, 2019 06:17 AM IST
The current uniform of the marshals was designed by the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, a senior Rajya Sabha functionary said on condition of anonymity.
Updated on Nov 22, 2019 01:37 AM IST
The possibility of amending house rules to suspend promptly Rajya Sabha members of parliament who repeatedly disrupt proceedings.
Updated on Oct 23, 2019 02:13 AM IST
Surendra Singh Nagar and Sanjay Seth named as the BJP’s candidates for Upper House on Monday.
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 10:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow |HT Correspondent
The Peoples Democratic Party, which was in an alliance with the BJP till the latter withdrew support in June 2018, has two members in the Upper House.
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 07:48 AM IST