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 <strong>Rajya</strong> <strong>Sabha</strong> panels submit reports on coal, mines bills; Congress protests

Rajya Sabha panels submit reports on coal, mines bills; Congress protests

18 Mar 2015

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Select Committees on Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill and Coal Mines Bill on Wednesday recommended their approval without any change, leading the Congress to strongly protest over the measures being rushed without taking on board the concerns of stakeholders.

Congress,   Rajya Sabha,   Ghulam Nabi Azad,   Congress protests,   Rajya Sabha select panel,  
Had raised concern in <strong>Rajya</strong> <strong>Sabha</strong> three years back over misuse of IT Act: Jaitley

Had raised concern in Rajya Sabha three years back over misuse of IT Act: Jaitley

25 Mar 2015

New Delhi: A day after Supreme Court struck down the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday posted his speech on Facebook in which he had raised concerns over the misuse of the provisions of the legislation in a debate in Rajya Saba about three years back.

Rajya Sabha,   Misuse of IT Act,   Arun Jaitley,   Section 66A,  Supreme Court,   Facebook,  
Raj Babbar, two others take oath in <strong>Rajya</strong> <strong>Sabha</strong>

Raj Babbar, two others take oath in Rajya Sabha

17 Mar 2015

New Delhi: Congress leader Raj Babbar and BJP's Amar Shankar Sable were among three newly-elected members who took oath in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

Raj Babbar,   Rajya Sabha,   BJP,   Congress,   Amar Shankar Sable,   oath taking ceremony,  
Congress forces brief adjournment of <strong>Rajya</strong> <strong>Sabha</strong> over Subramanian Swamy's remarks

Congress forces brief adjournment of Rajya Sabha over Subramanian Swamy's remarks

17 Mar 2015

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha was on Tuesday adjourned briefly after Congress members created uproar over Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy's reported remarks on demolishing mosques.

Rajya Sabha,   Congress,   BJP,   Subramanian Swamy,   Subramanian Swamy mosque remarks,  
Government embarrased in <strong>Rajya</strong> <strong>Sabha</strong>; move to withdraw three Bills scuttled

Government embarrased in Rajya Sabha; move to withdraw three Bills scuttled

24 Feb 2015

New Delhi: The Government on Tuesday faced embarrassment in the Rajya Sabha when opposition scuttled its move to withdraw three bills, including one on raising the FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 percent, which are expected to be introduced in Lok Sabha for replacement of Ordinances. New Delhi: The Government on Tuesday faced embarrassment in the Rajya Sabha when opposition scuttled its move to withdraw three bills, including one on raising the FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 percent, which are expected to be introduced in Lok Sabha for replacement of Ordinances.

Modi Government,   Rajya Sabha,   Opposition,   FDI,   Insurance sector,   Lok Sabha,   Ordinances ,  
Re-promulgation shows government's 'disregard' for parliamentary democracy: Congress

Re-promulgation shows government's 'disregard' for parliamentary democracy: Congress

03 Apr 2015

New Delhi: The re-promulgation of the land acquisition ordinance shows the government's "disregard" for parliamentary democracy and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "obstinacy to favour some capitalists", the Congress on Friday alleged.

Parliamentary Democracy,   PM Modi,   Land Acquisition Ordinance,   Congress,   Rajya Sabha,   Randeep Surjewala,  
Proposed Land Act to kickstart economic growth, boost infrastructure: CII

Proposed Land Act to kickstart economic growth, boost infrastructure: CII

11 Mar 2015

New Delhi: Welcoming the passage of the Land Bill in the Lok Sabha, industry body CII on Wednesday said the proposed Act is bound to create jobs, kickstart economic growth and help improve the country's infrastructure.

Land Bill,   Economic Growth,   Infrastructure,   Lok Sabha,   Rajya Sabha,   CII,   Sumit Mazumder,   NDA,  
Raj Babbar elected unopposed to <strong>Rajya</strong> <strong>Sabha</strong> from Uttarakhand

Raj Babbar elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Uttarakhand

13 Mar 2015

Dehradun: Congress leader Raj Babbar was on Friday declared elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from the lone vacant Upper House seat from Uttarakhand.

Congress,   Raj Babbar,   Upper House,   Uttarakhand,   Rajya Sabha members,   Congress MPs,  
Elders unite in <strong>Rajya</strong> <strong>Sabha</strong> to seek equal rights for transgenders

Elders unite in Rajya Sabha to seek equal rights for transgenders

13 Mar 2015

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha members from across the political spectrum joined hands on Friday to ask the government to take steps to bring the transgender community, facing social stigma and ostracism, into the mainstream.

Transgenders,   Rajya Sabha,   Equal Rights,   social stigma and ostracism,   The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill 2014,   BJP,  
Government plays down embarrassment in <strong>Rajya</strong> <strong>Sabha</strong>

Government plays down embarrassment in Rajya Sabha

03 Mar 2015

New Delhi: Government on Tuesday played down the embarrassment it suffered in the Rajya Sabha on the motion of thanks to the President's Address, saying it has no relevance except as a reminder that treasury benches do not have a majority.

Modi Government,   Rajya Sabha,   Venkaiah Naidu,   Opposition,   Rajya Sabha members ,  

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