External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was among nine MPs who took the oath as members of the Rajya Sabha on Monday. The oath was administered by Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar in the Rajya Sabha chamber in Parliament House. Jaishankar took the oath in English. This is his second term as a Rajya Sabha MP. He was first elected in 2019. Besides… Continue reading "Jaishankar and eight others take oath as Rajya Sabha members"
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The government on Thursday tabled in the Rajya Sabha a proposed law that seeks to exclude the Chief Justice of India (CJI) from the panel to appoint the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and Election Commissioners (ECs) months after a Supreme Court constitution bench revamped the selection mechanism for their appointments. In March, the court ruled a panel comprising the Prime… Continue reading "Bill in Rajya Sabha to axe CJI from panel that picks the CEC"
The Rajya Sabha has reported productivity of 26.90 per cent in the first week of the ongoing monsoon session, officials said Saturday. The Rajya Sabha Secretariat said the upper house transacted business only for 1 hour and 16 minutes during the first three days of the week, while it improved to 5 hours and 31 minutes during the last two… Continue reading "ONly 26.90 per cent productivity in first week at monsoon session"
Use of terms like ‘jumlajeevi‘, ‘baal buddhi‘, ‘Covid spreader’ and ‘Snoopgate’ and even commonly used words like ‘ashamed’, ‘abused, ‘betrayed’, ‘corrupt’, ‘drama’, ‘hypocrisy’ and ‘incompetent’ will henceforth be considered unparliamentary in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, according to a new booklet by the Lok Sabha Secretariat. The booklet listing out unparliamentary words and expressions comes ahead of the Monsoon… Continue reading "Lok Sabha Secretariat releases new booklet containing unparliamentary words"
The BJP clinched victories in three of the four states where a close contest for the 16 Rajya Sabha seats saw cross-voting and alleged breach of election rules. The Congress retained three seats in Rajasthan, but suffered setback in Haryana. Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal, and former state minister Anil Bonde, and Dhananjay Mahadik were among the BJP… Continue reading "BJP wins Rajya Sabha race in Maharashtra and Haryana"
Budget session of Parliament concluded on Thursday, a day ahead of schedule, with Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha being adjourned sine die in a contrasting manner. While Speaker Om Birla adjourned Lok Sabha after making his closing remarks at 11:09 am, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu adjourned Rajya Sabha amid slogan shouting by Shiv Sena, Congress and other opposition MPs. Naidu could not even… Continue reading "Budget Session concludes as Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourn indefinitely"
The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed a bill that seeks to set up an institutional mechanism for the safety of specified dams in the country. The Dam Safety Bill, 2019 was passed by the Lok Sabha on August 2, 2019. The Rajya Sabha passed the bill with two official amendments through a voice vote. One of the amendments relates to… Continue reading "Rajya Sabha gives nod for Dam Safety Bill"