07 Apr 2016
New Delhi: With the crucial GST Bill stuck in Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today questioned the extent to which the Upper House can be used to block economic decision-making and said the "weight" of directly elected house must always be maintained.
26 Apr 2016
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today freely mingled with leaders of various opposition parties as he attended the Rajya Sabha proceedings.
27 Apr 2016
New Delhi: Angry exchanges between opposition Congress and ruling BJP members over Subramaniam Swamy seeking to drag Sonia Gandhi's name in the controversial Agusta Westland helicopter contract bribery case led to two adjournments of the Rajya Sabha in the pre-noon session.
29 Apr 2016
New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today gave notice in Rajya Sabha for moving Breach of Privilege Motion against Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad over his remarks related to the AgustaWestland issue.
10 Mar 2016
New Delhi: A bill seeking to regulate the real estate sector, bring in transparency and help protect consumer interests was passed by the Rajya Sabha today.
11 May 2016
New Delhi: India will now have to initiate extradition process after a charge sheet is filed to bring back embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya to face money laundering charges as well as recovery of the Rs 9,400 crore of loans to his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.
13 May 2016
New Delhi: As Parliament session ended without passing the landmark GST bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today rued the Rajya Sabha not approving the biggest indirect tax reform measure since independence, saying states stood to benefit the most from it.
16 Mar 2016
New Delhi: Opposition parties in Rajya Sabha today slammed various provisions of the Aadhar bill, singling out the ones like making the Aadhar card mandatory as an identity proof besides voicing concern that national security could be made a ground for sharing of an individual's details.
12 May 2016
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed pain over the demise of Rajya Sabha MP Praveen Rashtrapal whom he described as a trade unionist who remained sensitive to concerns and aspirations of the poor.
14 Mar 2016
New Delhi: Congress members in Rajya Sabha today again raised the issue of Vijay Mallya, who has allegedly defaulted on over Rs 9,000 crore bank loans, and demanded that the industrialist be brought back to India, along with former IPL chief Lalit Modi.