Shashi Tharoor : "In a democracy the ground rule is that you can express your point of view...we can disagree, provided if we agree on the ground rules of how to disagree."
Rijiju said the home ministry is also working on a national database of sexual offenders to facilitate investigation.
Responding to the nearly two-hour debate, Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said the merger will make SBI profitable.
This Bill has been analysed by a Parliamentary standing committee, which also recommended bringing back the concept of detention in schools, Javadekar said.
Besides some rushing to the Well, both Houses leave uproar of Budget Session behind on opening day
As Jaitley stood up to deliver his reply to the discussion on the Budget, TDP members stood in front of him, urging him to start with Andhra, and mentioning the bandh in the state.
Union minister Kiren Rijiju, tweeted a video clip form the serial Ramayan, which Modi had referenced during his speech. Chowdhury said she will move a breach-of-privilege notice against Rijiju.
Tears into Budget in Rajya Sabha; says MSP, promised jobs, health insurance are jumlas.
“Rafale maamle main kuch na kuch gadbadi to hui hain. We had asked three questions to the Prime Minister but there is no answer,” said Rahul Gandhi.
Trinamool MP Dinesh Trivedi termed the Budget “jumla” (rhetoric) and alleged the government had failed to resolve the problems of farmers or provide better health services, education and infrastructure.
Yadav also targeted Chidambaram by waving a newspaper report on an Enforcement Directorate raid on his house.
In back-to-back speeches, Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlined that the “New India” initiatives of his government were qualitatively different from the ones of “Old India” championed by the Congress.
Azad made the remark after Trinamool leader Derek O’Brien alleged that RSTV transmission was disrupted for the first few minutes of his speech.
"My concerns are that privacy is going to be a major issue in future... The Supreme Court judgment is an indication. We are damaging our own future through Aadhaar," says BJD MP Tathagata Satpathy.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi said the Prime Minister has delivered a “visionless election speech to divert the nation’s attention from unemployment, agrarian distress and tension at the border”.
PM Modi said the Congress will never be able to accept that people like him are occupying such a position. “We can understand your pain. But don’t do anything which harms the country,” he added.
Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha member Javed Ali Khan talks to The Indian Express on their protests against UP encounters.
Among the 324 amendments, there are many on which opposition parties can find common ground.
The first part of the session will be from January 29 to February 9. After nearly a month-long recess, Parliament will resume the session from March 5. The session would conclude on April 6.
"What could be the advantage of our leaders speaking in Hindi at the UN? It may help them reach to the TV audience (but) not to any delegate there. It is (also) an expensive effort. What are we gaining?"