Rajya Sabha

Congress Says GST Decision Not Unanimous, Counters FM’s Defence

NEW DELHI: The Congress slammed Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday on her defence of the goods and service tax (GST) on daily use items saying that it was not a unanimous decision. Congress general secretary and Rajya Sabha member Jairam Ramesh issued a statement highlighting 10 points in reply to Sitharaman’s explanation given …

Opposition VP Nominee Margaret Alva Files Nomination

  NEW DELHI: Accompanied by senior leaders Sharad Pawar, Rahul Gandhi, and Mallikarjun Kharge, joint Opposition candidate Margaret Alva filed her nomination papers for the Vice-Presidential election on Tuesday.  Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury, Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Manoj Jha and Samajwadi Party’s Ramgopal Verma, MDMK’s Vaiko, CPI’s D Raja were …

Udaipur Horror: RS MP Meena Receives Death Threat

JAIPUR: The death threats, following the horrific murder of Kanhaiya Lal Teli in Udaipur, continued unabated in Rajasthan. Following the death threats to two individuals from Bhilwara, Rajya Sabha MP Dr Kirodi Lal Meena, on Monday, said that he received a death threat letter at his Delhi residence for supporting Teli’s family in Udaipur. Visiting …

Rajya Sabha Polls In Jun: Chidambram, Nirmala, Soni, Sibal, Goyal Who Will Make The Cut Again?

NEW DELHI: Hours after Rajiv Kumar was announced as new chief election commissioner (CEC), the apex poll body on Thursday declared polls for 57 Rajya Sabha seats which will fall vacant during June-August period this year. The elections is crucial for both BJP and regional parties as the saffron party last month become the first …

Budget Session Ends Before Schedule, Cong Says Govt Running Away From Discussion

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Thursday slammed the Central government for the adjournment of the Budget session of Parliament ahead of its schedule, accusing it of running away from discussion on inflation and price rise despite being demanded by combined Opposition. The Congress party said that the government had allocated time for a discussion on …

AAP Picks Cricketer Harbhajan, Raghav, LPU Chancellor, 2 More For Rajya Sabha Seats

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday nominated five persons for the Rajya Sabha from Punjab where it stormed to power in recently-held assembly elections. The five nominees include former cricketer Harbhajan Singh, Delhi Jal Board Vice Chairman Raghav Chadha, Lovely Professional University’s (LPU) Founder-Chancellor Dr. Ashok Mittal, IIT Professor Dr Sandeep Pathak, and …

Sansad TV’s YouTube channel ‘compromised’ by scamsters

NEW DELHI: The YouTube channel of Sansad TV, which broadcasts live proceedings of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, on Tuesday was compromised and hacked by some “scamsters”. The miscreants changed the name of the channel to “Ethereum”. “YouTube Channel of Sansad TV got compromised due to unauthorized activities by some scamsters on 15 February 2022 …

Govt Bypassed Norms Of Parliamentary Democracy, No Apology Coming From Me: Priyanka Chaturvedi

NEW DELHI: Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Priyanka Chaturvedi on Tuesday accused the government of bypassing norms of the parliamentary democracy , saying that she is not going to apologise as she had only raised the issue on behalf of the people of the country in the House. Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on …

‘They Haven’t Expressed Remorse’: Venkaiah Naidu Refuses To Revoke Suspension Of RS MPs

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday rejected the Opposition’s appeal for revocation of suspension of 12 MPs since they have not expressed remorse. “Suspended MPs have not expressed remorse. I am not considering the appeal of Leader of Opposition (the Congress’ Mallikarjun Kharge). Suspension will not be revoked,” Naidu said. The …

In Less Than 36 Mins, 7 Bills In India Were Repealed In Last 15 Years

NEW DELHI: As Congress and other Opposition parties accused the BJP-led government in Centre of not debating the repealing of three farm laws in the Parliament, the team of the New Indian looked back at those bills in the past which were repealed as much instantaneously as these. Here’s a look at some of them …