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EC announces dates for elections to 11 Rajya Sabha seats

Voting will be held on 9 November and counting to be conducted on the same day, the poll panel announced todayUnion minister Hardeep Singh Puri and SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav are among the 10 members from Uttar Pradesh retiring on November 25

1 min read13 Oct 2020

Rajya Sabha passes Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill

The bill will now include Kashmiri, Dogri and Hindi as official languages of J&K in addition to English and UrduOn Tuesday, Amit Shah had described the passing of the bill as a momentous day for the people of the UT

1 min read23 Sep 2020

Parliament passes rash of bills as Opposition boycotts session

Among the watershed bills passed was the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020

2 min read23 Sep 2020

Trump wasn’t tested for Covid-19 in Feb: Govt tells Rajya Sabha

At the time of Trump’s visit, there was no requirement of mandatory COVID test for travellers from foreign countries, the MEA saysMuraleedharan also said that WHO had declared Covid-19 a pandemic only on 11 March

1 min read22 Sep 2020

Sharad Pawar extends support to 8 suspended MPs, says ‘won’t eat for a day’

Sharad Pawar’s decision follows the announcement of a fast by the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha The NCP chief also bemoaned the conduct of Singh and the Modi govt’s decision of bulldozing the Opposition in the House

1 min read22 Sep 2020

If marshals weren’t present they could’ve murdered RS Deputy Chairman: Giriraj Singh

Singh raised the suspicion that in the environment, which was created by the Opposition in the Upper House, even the murder of the Rajya Sabha’s Deputy Chairman could have happened.

2 min read22 Sep 2020

Congress to boycott monsoon session till new farm bill is brought

Congress asks Centre to ensure that private players adhere to MSP, that it is in line with Swaminathan formula and buying below MS is not allowedRajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu told the House that action had been taken against the MPs’ conduct and it was not personal

2 min read22 Sep 2020

Eight MPs suspended for unruly behaviour

No-confidence motion moved by Oppn against Rajya Sabha dy chairman rejected

2 min read22 Sep 2020

Shiromani Akali Dal delegation meets Kovind, requests him not to sign farm bills

Twelve Opposition parties have sought time to meet President Ram Nath Kovind to request him to not give assent to agriculture billsLast week, SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned from the Union Cabinet over these bills

1 min read21 Sep 2020

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid uproar over suspension of members

The proceedings of the House were almost washed out as it could not take up any legislative businessThe House witnessed four adjournments with the first adjournment till 10 am

2 min read21 Sep 2020
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