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Venkiah Naidu tests Covid-19 positive, in home quarantine

Venkiah Naidu tests Covid-19 positive, in home quarantine

🕔12:07, 30.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 30  Vice President M. Venkiah Naidu, who had presided over proceedings of the Rajya Sabha in the recently-concluded Monsoon Session, has tested positive for coronavirus, it was announced on Tuesday. The Vice President’s Secretariat, in a tweet,

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LS passes three crucial Bills on labour laws, with Opposition absent

LS passes three crucial Bills on labour laws, with Opposition absent

🕔07:07, 23.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 23  The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed three crucial labour law bills with voice vote in the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government’s labour reform initiatives. The Occupational Safety, Health

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Govt rushes 6 Bills through Rajya Sabha amid Oppn boycott

Govt rushes 6 Bills through Rajya Sabha amid Oppn boycott

🕔07:05, 23.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 23  Amid the opposition boycott of Rajya Sabha proceedings on the issue of suspension of eight opposition lawmakers, the central government on Tuesday rushed through the passage of at least 6 Bills after extending the sitting of

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Parliament’s Monsoon session set to end on Wednesday

Parliament’s Monsoon session set to end on Wednesday

🕔07:04, 23.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 23  The Monsoon Session of Parliament will be adjourned sine die on Wednesday, considering safety of parliamentarians against the backdrop of rising number of Covid-19 cases across the country, it has been learnt. As all the major

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Rajya Sabha passes bill to amend Essential Commodities Act

Rajya Sabha passes bill to amend Essential Commodities Act

🕔17:56, 22.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 22 The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020, which has provisions to remove items like cereals, pulses, oilseeds, edible oil, onions and potatoes from the list of essential commodities was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. The Lok

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RS adjourned till Tuesday after uproar over 8 MPs’ suspension

RS adjourned till Tuesday after uproar over 8 MPs’ suspension

🕔14:23, 21.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 21  After the opposition protests over the suspension of eight lawmakers on Monday disrupted Rajya Sabha proceedings and led to several adjournments, its Chairman adjourned the House till Tuesday. The Rajya Sabha was first adjourned till 10

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RS faces repeated adjournments over MPs’ suspension

RS faces repeated adjournments over MPs’ suspension

🕔12:14, 21.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 21  The opposition forced three adjournment of the upper house within an hour after eight Rajya Sabha members were suspended on Monday following their unruly behaviour in Parliament a day ago. The Rajya Sabha was first adjourned

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Non-tax revenue of Rs 84,000 cr collected so far in FY21: Govt

Non-tax revenue of Rs 84,000 cr collected so far in FY21: Govt

🕔06:59, 21.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 21  The Union Government has collected non-tax revenue of Rs 84,023.78 crore so far in the current financial year, Parliament was told on Sunday. In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State

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RS passes two agri Bills amid pandemonium

RS passes two agri Bills amid pandemonium

🕔18:03, 20.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 20  The Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed two agriculture-related Bills amid a pandemonium due to protests by opposition members. The Upper House gave the nod to The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020,

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LS business list’s schedule for Amit Shah

LS business list’s schedule for Amit Shah

🕔14:08, 20.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 20  Union Home Minister Amit Shah is to lay papers on the table in the Lok Sabha and introduce Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020 along with two other Bills for passage, revised list of Business of

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RS okays salary cut for MPs amid demand for MPLAD funds’ restoration

RS okays salary cut for MPs amid demand for MPLAD funds’ restoration

🕔15:17, 18.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 18 The Opposition and the Treasury benches unanimously supported the salary cut for MPs, even as the opposition MPs demanded restoration of the MPLAD funds. The House extended its proceedings for 17 minutes for passing the Bill on

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Rajya Sabha passes Homoeopathy Bills

Rajya Sabha passes Homoeopathy Bills

🕔15:14, 18.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 18  The Rajya Sabha on Friday passed two Bills — the Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020. Replying during the discussion on the Bills, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said,

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Army at LAC has adequate amount of special clothes, tent, weapons: Rajnath

Army at LAC has adequate amount of special clothes, tent, weapons: Rajnath

🕔15:37, 17.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 17  Special warm clothes, special tent for living and adequate arrangement of weapons and ammunition have been made for Indian Army soldiers to cope with the extreme weather conditions at the Line of Actual Control, Defence Minister

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RS passes Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill

RS passes Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill

🕔12:00, 16.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 16  The Rajya Sabha passed the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020. The Bill seeks to merge three Ayurveda institutes into one institution — Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda. The Bill declares

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4 crore scholarships given to minority EWS, 54% to girls

4 crore scholarships given to minority EWS, 54% to girls

🕔14:21, 15.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 15  The Union Ministry of Minority affairs has told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply that since 2014-15 till date, over four crore scholarships have been distributed to the students belonging to the economically weaker sections

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RS to elect Deputy Chairman on Monday, govt to introduce 4 ordinances

RS to elect Deputy Chairman on Monday, govt to introduce 4 ordinances

🕔07:18, 14.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 14  The Rajya Sabha, on first day of the Monsoon session on Monday, will elect its Deputy Chairman, with NDA’s Harivansh Narayan Singh and RJD’s Manoj Jha in the fray for the post. For the ruling National

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Surrogacy bill to come before Rajya Sabha in coming session, SC told

Surrogacy bill to come before Rajya Sabha in coming session, SC told

🕔07:39, 9.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 9  The government on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019, will be placed before the Rajya Sabha in the ensuing Monsoon Session. A bench comprising Justices N.V. Ramana, Surya Kant and Hrishikesh

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Covid test report mandatory to enter Parliament during session

Covid test report mandatory to enter Parliament during session

🕔13:44, 4.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 4  As Parliament is geared up for the upcoming Monsoon Session, the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariats have issued detailed guidelines for MPs, their personal staff and parliamentary employees to follow during the period. The members

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Monsoon Session likely from Sept 14; to have 18 sittings

Monsoon Session likely from Sept 14; to have 18 sittings

🕔07:55, 26.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 26 The upcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament is likely to begin from September 14 in which 18 sittings are expected in each of the two Houses that would conduct their proceedings without any off day. Though there was

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RS Secretariat preparing for Monsoon Session amid corona pandemic

RS Secretariat preparing for Monsoon Session amid corona pandemic

🕔17:53, 16.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 16  Officials of the Rajya Sabha Secretariat are busy putting up special facilities for the upcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament amid the coronavirus pandemic in the country. Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, who is the Chairman of the

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