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United Opposition forces Ananth Kumar to withdraw remarks

An objectionable word used by the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers in his reply was also expunged by the Chair after vociferous protest by the Opposition members.


Rajya Sabha passes historic private Bill to promote transgender rights

The Bill was passed with the full strength of the treasury benches, though several oppn members were not present.


Sachin Tendulkar makes rare appearance in Parliament

Tendulkar, nominated to the Rajya Sabha in April 2012, rarely comes to Parliament for which he has been often criticised.

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Farmer suicide: Opposition closes ranks in Rajya Sabha, seeks CBI probe

“The Prime Minister should come to the House and make a statement,” Azad said.

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Inside Track: Sticking on

Unlike others who have had to leave after completing their parliamentary terms, Amar Singh has so far managed to stay on.


Delhi Confidential: Silent retirement

Speaker Meira Kumar was made a member of the 21-member panel but is now learnt to have opted out.

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Divided government, gridlocked House

Different parties rule at state and national levels. It is not yet clear if this is a sign of maturing democracy or a crisis of governance


Gandhian Manubhai Patel passes away

Patel’s cremation will be held on Sunday in accordance with his last wish.


MNS chief, celebrities slam draft development plan for city

Das slammed the administration for promising FSI without allied services, for depleting open spaces.


To keep land ordinance alive, Centre moves to prorogue Rajya Sabha

The existing executive order will lapse on April 5.

View from the right: Disruptive opposition

It says the government had consulted the opposition and addressed their concerns, but “the opposition ganged up under the leadership of [the] dying Congress to stall the proceedings.

The undersecretary to Vice-President Hamid Ansari (above), Mahitab Singh, has sent the representation to MHRD urging 'appropriate action'. ( Source: AP )

Ansari admits impeachment motion against judge

Rajya Sabha Chairman Mohammad Hamid Ansari has admitted a motion for impeaching Justice S K Gangele of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. The petition for the impeachment of Justice Gangele follows charges of sexual harassment against him by a former Additional District and Sessions Judge. A Rajya Sabha bulletin said, “The Chairman has, under section 3 […]

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Before going into recess, House clears coal, mining bills

The Congress and the Left parties voted against the two bills while the JD(U) walked.

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Congress: Opposition was ‘compromised’

Unhappy over not getting much support in blocking two key bills in Rajya Sabha, Congress alleged the opposition parties were “compromised”.

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Govt passes two bills in Rajya Sabha amidst protest by Congress, Left

Both the bills were opposed by the Congress and the Left parties, moving several amendments all but one of which were rejected.