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Rajya sabha: 11 UP MPs’ TERM ends july; SP gain coincides with BSP loss, Cong nomination hopes rest on Opp

The biggest gainer will be the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) whose current strength of 227 MLAs would mean the party can nominate at least six members for three of its MPs completing tenure.

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Rajya Sabha roll call: Only 37 out of 245 MPs were present for debate on education

During the debate, MPs highlighted a numbers of problems in the education sector, from shortage of school teachers to weak learning outcomes in primary education to political interference in higher education.

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Lok Sabha backs bankruptcy code, key to debt cleanup

A debtor could be jailed for up to five years for concealing property or defrauding creditors under the new law. Bankrupt individuals would be barred from contesting elections.

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During House discussion, it was more Cong vs Swamy than Cong vs Govt

As the discussion got underway, it was clear that the Congress attack was directed more at Swamy than the government. Their strategy seemed simple: stay united, sound aggressive and take him head on.

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AgustaWestland debate in Rajya Sabha: ‘Birbal ka bamboo’ heard in House

Chaudhry was among nearly 12 Congress MPs, including Vijaylakshmi Sadho, Parvez Hashmi, Rajni Patil, who had left the House just before 6 pm, but came trooping back the moment Ahmed Patel started speaking.

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AgustaWestland scam: Top 5 quotes from Subramanian Swamy’s speech in RS

Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday attacked Congress leaders over the VVIP chopper scam in Rajya Sabha.

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AgustaWestland: Investigation will focus on names revealed by Italian court, says Parrikar

Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar offers to make a statement and present chronological facts about AgustaWestland in the House ahead of the discussion.

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Vijay Mallya’s resignation from Rajya Sabha rejected on procedural grounds

Mallya, who faces a case of loan default of over Rs 9,400 crore, resigned from the Rajya Sabha Monday, a day before the Ethics Committee of the House was expected to recommend his disqualification.

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AgustaWestland row: Rajya Sabha to debate VVIP chopper deal today

Top Congress leaders huddled at party chief Sonia Gandhi’s residence to finalise the line of defence and attack in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Former defence minister A K Antony is expected to lead the charge.

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AgustaWestland row: TMC MP Roy expelled for a day for ‘speaking without authorisation’

Roy wanted Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to make a statement on the issue after suspending regular business and matter discussed.

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Loan default case fallout: Mallya resigns from Rajya Sabha

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya, whose passport has been revoked by the government, on Monday resigned from the Rajya Sabha.

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KG Basin issue: Opposition demands PM Modi respond to CAG report

BJP Minister called the opposition’s actions as ‘diversionary tactics’ and said, “They are trying to divert attention from
AgustaWestland (helicopter) deal”

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Live: Rajya Sabha Chairman asks TMC MP Sukhendu Roy to withdraw from House for the day

TMC gave a notice in the House to suspend all other business and dedicate its time for discussion on the alleged AugustaWestland scam.

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RS adjourned due to lack of quorum

The House resumed in the afternoon five minutes late at 2.35 pm due to lack of quorum. Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said the delay was because of “no quorum”.

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Rajya Sabha MP seeks law to make celebrities endorsing products liable

Continuing further, Agrawal said that in other countries, there were laws which make celebrities endorsing a product, which fails to make up to the standards projected, liable.