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Telescope: Our daily outrage

Participants on general news channels behave like grizzlies with high blood pressure. Business channels are an oasis of calm.

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Compensate states on revenue loss for 5 years: Rajya sabha panel on GST Bill

Select committee also makes a case for lower GST rate for the banking industry to maintain the competitiveness of the industry globally

Congress, AIADMK and Left file dissent notes on report

Both the Left parties and AIADMK have demanded that states should be empowered to levy higher taxes on tobacco and tobacco products while petroleum and products should be kept out.

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Call from cream of legal fraternity: Stall law that seeks to try juveniles as adults

One of the criticisms of the proposed amendment is that it could, in one stroke, legalise the illegal detention of thousands of underage children by policemen across the country.

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Rajya Sabha: Govt ready for debate, Oppn says get your ministers to resign first

Rajya Sabha saw repeated adjournments with opposition members creating uproar, including by trooping into the Well of the House.

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Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day following uproar over Lalit Modi row

The Congress-led Opposition is hoping to paralyse the House over recent controversies such as the Lalit Modi row and the Vyapam scam.

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Party divided over quitting JPC on land bill

The Congress, however, appeared to be divided on the issue of walking out of the panel although it is in touch with rest of the Opposition parties to sense their mood.

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Explained: No ‘upper’ or ‘lower’, Parliament is both Houses together

Arun Jaitley had said it is a serious question in a parliamentary democracy wherein the wisdom of a directly elected house is questioned repeatedly by the indirectly elected house.

Letters to the Editor: Landmark Treaty

The land boundary agreement is crucial for India and Bangladesh. Passing the bill unanimously in the Rajya Sabha was no small feat, given the opposition’s attitude to the Modi government.

No House of cards

Government should engage with the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, instead of speaking of hierarchies.

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RS Leader Arun Jaitley: Can unelected Rajya Sabha question elected Lok Sabha?

Arun Jaitley is the leader of the House in Rajya Sabha.

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Audit report of RS Secretariat reveals piled up discrepancies

CAG seeks explanation on payments, House TV channel

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Rajya Sabha disrupted as Congress targets Nitin Gadkari over CAG report

As sloganeering assumed feverish pitch, Congress MPs shouted: “chicken curry na mutton curry istifa do Gadkari (neither chicken nor mutton curry, it is only resignation from Gadkari.”

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Dilip Tirkey wants Rajya Sabha to discuss condition of sports bodies

Former India hockey captain says he will ask Tendulkar to participate in the discussion.

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Views on making sex determination tests legal are personal: Maneka Gandhi

“But mine was not a policy statement…that was my suggestion,” she said.