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Rajya Sabha

Sarbananda Sonowal Files Nomination For RS Polls

Sep 21, 2021 Outlook Correspondent

Sonowal had won the last assembly election from Majuli. He was subsequently inducted in the union cabinet in July necessitating his election from the Rajya Sabha.

Election Commission Announces Dates For Bypolls To Seven Rajya Sabha Seats In Six States

Sep 09, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

EC issued notification for RS seats in the states of Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam, Maharashtra, Puducherry and Madhya Pradesh.

Rajya Sabha Clashes: Opposition MPs Dragged Marshals, Choked Necks, Says Report

The report has named Opposition MPs for allegedly indulging in unruly behaviour and clashing with the security personnel

Monsoon Session: Strict Action Should Be Taken Against 'Misbehaving' Opposition MPs, Says Govt

Aug 12, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Piyush Goyal said that the Opposition's approach of 'my way or highway is highly condemnable' and the country also condemns such attitude.

Venkaiah Naidu Says He 'Couldn't Sleep' Due To Opposition Protests, Breaks Down In Parliament

'I am distressed by the way this sacredness has been destroyed yesterday. While some members sat on the Table, some others climbed on the Table of the House, perhaps to be more visible with acts of sacrilege.', said Naidu

10 August, 2021

PM Modi Directs Parliamentary Affairs Minister To Submit Names Of Members Absent In Rajya Sabha

Outlook Web Desk

The statutory resolution demanded that the Tribunals Reforms Bill be send to the select committee of the House, however, it got negated.

05 August, 2021

Lok Sabha Passes Bill To Set Up Air Quality Management Commission In NCR And Adjoining Areas

Outlook Web Desk

Replying on the bill, Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said,'We will be accountable to Parliament through this bill (on the issue of air pollution). It is the responsibility of central government to deal with air pollution.'

04 August, 2021

RS Passes Limited Liability Partnership Amendment Bill To Make Doing Business Easier

Outlook Web Desk

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman moved the bill for consideration and passage. The bill was introduced in the House last week.

01 August, 2021

Monsoon Session: Rajya Sabha Lost 40 Working Hours, Productivity Was 21.60% In First 2 Weeks

Outlook Web Desk

During its nine sittings in the first two weeks, the Upper House could have only 1 hour 38 minutes of Question Hour and only 1 hour 24 minutes for legislative business, officials said

19 July, 2021

Parliament Monsoon Session: Both Houses Adjourned Till 11 am Tomorrow

Outlook Web Bureau

As the disruptions continued despite repeated pleas by the Chair to maintain decorum, both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned till 11 am tomorrow.

19 July, 2021

Pegasus Spying: Shiv Sena Demands Clarification From PM Modi, Amit Shah

Outlook Web Bureau

Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut said Pegasus spying issue shows the country's 'government and administration is weak.'


18 July, 2021

Disruptions Don’t Help Opposition, Says RJD's Manoj Jha Ahead Of Monsoon Session

Puneet Nicholas Yadav

Prof. Manoj Kumar Jha, Rajya Sabha MP from Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), speaks on the follies of disrupting Parliamentary proceedings and why trust deficit among Opposition parties remains the biggest challenge to their coming together against the BJP.

18 July, 2021

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury To Continue As Congress Floor Leader, Sonia Gandhi Sets Up Parliament Groups

Outlook Web Bureau

There were strong rumours that Shashi Tharoor, Manish Tewari or Kodikunnil Suresh would be appointed as the floor leader.

14 July, 2021

Two-time BJP MP Piyush Goyal To Be Leader Of House In Rajya Sabha

Outlook Web Bureau

Union minister Piyush Goyal will be replacing Thawar Chand Gahlot, who resigned from the post before the Union Cabinet expansion, which took place on July 7.

23 March, 2021

Parliament Extends Time Given To Union Government To Frame CAA Rules

Outlook Web Bureau

The Committees on Subordinate Legislation, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have granted time till April 9 and July 9 respectively to the government to frame the new rules.

19 March, 2021

10 Lakh Children With Severe Acute Malnutrition Identified

Poshan Desk

Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani told the Rajya Sabha that the identification is an ongoing process

18 March, 2021

Rajya Sabha Approves Bill To Raise FDI In Insurance

Outlook Web Bureau

Nirmala Sitharaman cited liquidity pressure on insurance companies as the reason to raise the foreign direct investment (FDI) limit.


17 March, 2021

No Decision Taken To Prepare NRC: Centre In Rajya Sabha

Outlook Web Bureau

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai was replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha on whether the central government had any plans to implement the NRC throughout the country.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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