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Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha or the Council of States is the Upper House of the Indian Parliament. The House is limited by the Constitution to a maximum of 250 members, out of which 12 members are nominated by the President and 238 are representatives of the States and of the two Union Territories. The present Rajya Sabha, however, is 245, out of which 233 are representatives of the States and Union territories of Delhi and Puducherry and 12 are nominated by the President. Members of the Rajya Sabha are indirectly elected. The representatives of each State and two Union territories are elected by the elected members of the Legislative Assembly of that State and by the members of the Electoral College for that Union Territory. The Chairperson of the House is the Vice President of India. The Upper House is a permanent House and is not subject to dissolution. But one-third of its members retire after every two years.Each member's term is for six years.

RAJYA SABHA NEWS

Ex-Union minister Birender Singh resigns from Rajya Sabha

January 22, 2020 4:56 am

Birender Singh was a member of the Rajya Sabha from Haryana and his membership was due to end on August 1, 2022.

Idea Exchange: New Parliament not break from past, rather working with it, says man behind redesign

January 09, 2020 8:23 am

Patel, speaking at The Indian Express Idea Exchange, said the Central Vista redevelopment project is expected to be finished by 2024, which is the deadline set for his firm.

Venkaiah for more public awareness on functioning of RS ethics panel

January 05, 2020 3:01 am

Under Rule 295 of the ‘Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Council of States’, any person can make a complaint of unethical conduct against a member of the House in writing - either to the Ethics Committee or an officer authorised by the committee.

As Venkaiah lauds Rajya Sabha productivity, last day ends with disruptions

December 14, 2019 12:54 am

Proceedings began on a serene note during Zero Hour, with homage being paid to those killed in the December 13, 2001 Parliament attack.

Anand Sharma demands all party meet by PM Modi on worsening situation in North-East

December 13, 2019 4:12 pm

Raising the issue during the Zero Hour, Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said an all party meeting is a must in view of the fallout in India's external relations, particularly with Bangladesh.

Parliament Winter Session 2019 Highlights: Both Houses adjourned sine die amid uproar over Rahul Gandhi's 'rape in India' remark

December 13, 2019 6:22 pm

Parliament Winter Session 2019 Highlights: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's remarks on rape were at the centre of furious protests in the Lok Sabha on the last day of the winter session on Friday with leaders of the ruling BJP protesting and demanding an apology from him.

Rajya Sabha passes Citizenship bill, Oppn calls it 'dark day for Indian Constitution'

December 11, 2019 10:44 pm

While the Opposition Congress called the passage of Bill a black day in the Constitutional history of India, the ruling BJP said it would alleviate the suffering of many who faced persecution for years.

CAB in Parliament today: Rajya Sabha TV telecast briefly stopped after Amit Shah heckled by Opposition

December 11, 2019 2:03 pm

Home Minister Amit Shah was heckled by opposition members during the introduction of the bill when he stated that the rights of Assamese people will be protected by the BJP government.

CAB Debate HIGHLIGHTS: Parliament passes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

December 11, 2019 10:45 pm

Parliament Winter Session 2019, Citizenship Amendment Bill HIGHLIGHTS: The Bill was passed with 125 members voting in favour of the motion and 105 voting against it.

Parliament Winter Session 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: Lok Sabha passes Bill for extending SC-ST quota in legislatures

December 10, 2019 10:44 pm

Parliament Winter Session 2019 Highlights: The Constitution (126th Amendment) Bill seeks to extend the reservation for SCs and STs till January 25, 2030.

RAJYA SABHA PHOTOS

Modi govt's last day in Parliament: Hugs, digs, protests, little business

February 15, 2019 7:31 am

The Parliament approved Modi Government’s sixth and final Budget that gave Income Tax rebate to those earning up to Rs 5 lakh, an annual cash dole of Rs 6,000 to small farmers and pension for unorganised sector workers.

Like a boss: This is how MP Mary Kom spends quality time with children

August 02, 2018 6:41 am

Comparisons of her dual role with a certain Manny Pacquiao only evoke laughter from MC Mary Kom but the five-time world champion says being an active boxer and a parliamentarian at the same time is no laughing matter.

Rajya Sabha nominations 2016: Faces to look out for

May 30, 2016 6:19 pm

Parties like BJP, Congress, JD(U), RJD among other have revealed some of the names as their nomination for Rajya Sabha in 2016. Here are a few:

Rekha makes appearance in Parliament

August 12, 2014 4:36 pm

Bollywood star Rekha on Tuesday turned up to attend the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha amidst criticism for attending only seven sittings.

Postcards of Change: Transforming cities take centrestage

February 11, 2014 7:20 pm

Indian cities are yet to get the attention they deserve despite their role as the growth engines of the economy.

RAJYA SABHA VIDEOS

Thousands gathers in Assam to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

January 23, 2019 11:10 pm

More than 5000 people gathered together to oppose the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill at a protest organised by the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), backed by 30 indigenous organisations.

Ravi Shankar Prasad tells Parliament about the plan to control WhatsApp rumours

July 28, 2018 3:00 am

The Union Minister made an elaborate speech in the Rajya Sabha where he listed out the various incidents of violence - like lynching - which were reported because of rumour-mongering on WhatsApp and laid out the plan to tackle it.

Aircel-Maxis scam: Uproar in Parliament over Karti Chidambaram's role

March 01, 2016 9:05 am

New Delhi, Mar 01 (ANI): Proceedings in the Parliament were adjourned today following an uproar by AIADMK members over former finance minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram's alleged involvement in the Aircel-Maxis scam. AIADMK members marched into the Well of the House and raised slogans against Karti, following which the Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2.00 pm. Meanwhile, a similar situation prevailed in the Lok Sabha as well.

I attended Mahishasura event in JNU: BJP MP

February 26, 2016 9:26 am

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Confirming his attendance at the ‘Mahishasura festival’ of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in 2011, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Udit Raj on Friday said that he changed his thoughts after joining the saffron party. Raj further stated that Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani’s remarks on the Mahishasura event were political and he attended the event as an activist then. Irani had yesterday created a huge uproar in the Rajya Sabha by reading out a document on the Mahishasur Puja, observed on the JNU campus every October since 2011.

Rajya Sabha adjourned over Rohith Vemula case

February 24, 2016 7:34 am

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Rajya Sabha Deputy chairman PJ Kurien adjourned the house again till noon as Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati raised the issue of Rohith Vemula, a Dalit student who committed suicide earlier this year after being suspended that created ado. Other BSP MPs also started sloganeering against the Central Government and demanded justice for Vemula's family.

PM Modi calls all-party meet to discuss Budget Session

February 16, 2016 4:57 am

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called an all-party meet of the leaders of Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha to discuss upcoming budget session. The Budget Session of Parliament will commence on February 23. The Rail Budget will be presented on February 25 and the Economic survey on February 26. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Union Budget for 2016-17 on February 29.