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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.

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Parliament passes Mines Bill, overcoming obstacles

Mines and Minerals bill was passed by Parliament on Friday,

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Relief teams to visit storm-hit states to help out farmers, says govt

MPs from all parties raised the issue during zero hour and demanded the government’s intervention.

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Government to auction 15-20 more mines if Coal Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

Till date, a total of 33 coal blocks have been auctioned in two tranches.

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Crop damage: Parties seek financial assistance, loan waiver for distressed farmers

Azad said standing crops in J&K, HP, UP, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Bihar, Gujarat and Maharashtra have been destroyed in the unseasonal rains and hailstorm.

House panel paves way for commercial mining of coal

The 19-member committee, in its report to the Rajya Sabha, has endorsed the coal ministry’s contention that there should be no insistence on specifying the usage of coal for “own consumption”.

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Panel report in, Rajya Sabha set to take mines bill up today

Two committee members, including Mani Shankar Aiyar of the Congress, have appended their dissent to the report.

Tempers ran high in Rajya Sabha as members tore official copies during protest over Telangana row. (PTI Photo)

Congress forces adjournment of Rajya Sabha over Subramanian Swamy’s remarks

Congress members moved into aisle shouting slogans against the BJP-led government.

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Arun Jaitley warns Oppn against ‘politics of obstructionism’

Most banks have not transmitted the 50 basis points cut in key rates by the Reserve Bank of India.

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AIADMK members walkout of RS protesting DMK MP’s remarks

Members of AIADMK were agitated over some remarks of DMK’s Kanimozhi and interrupted her speech.

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Land bill: Govt to prorogue parliament after March 20 to push land ordinance

While an ordinance has a life of six months, it has to be approved by parliament within six weeks of the commencement of the session.