Tag: Rajya sabha

Abrogation of certain provisions of Article 370 & bifurcation of Jammu & Kashmir mark the first session of Parliament after General Election

Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die on 7 August; Lok Sabha adjourned sine die on Tuesday 6 August Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The most important business transacted during first session of Parliament after the general elections is the abrogation of certain provisions from Article 370 and Presidential Orders thereunder. This will ensure equal opportunities to all

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Rajya Sabha passes Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, scraps special status under Article 370

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Monday, 5 August 2019, approved a resolution abrogating clauses under Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and a Bill to bifurcate the state into two union territories with Home Minister Amit Shah stating that the controversial provisions under Article 370 were responsible for extreme

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Extradition of Economic Offenders: “Names will not be disclosed in Public interest”

Newsroom24x7 Network There are 28 individuals who are accused in criminal cases being investigated by Enforcement Directorate (ED). They are either residing abroad or have left the country before initiation of investigations by ED. As these cases are at various stages of investigations by ED, it will not be in larger public interest to disclose

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Rajya Sabha passes the 124th Constitution Amendment Bill

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The Indian Parliament’s Winter Session 2018 concluded on Thursday (9 January) with the passage of the 124th Constitution Amendment Bill that provides for 10 per cent reservation for the economically eaker sections of the unreserved category. It has been a successful session in terms of wide participation of all political parties

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Demonetisation is a case of organised loot and legalised plunder: Manmohan Singh

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a hard-hitting and erudite speech in Rajya Sabha today said that the Demonetisation of high currency notes by the Narandra Modi led Government at the Centre is a case of “organised loot and legalised plunder of the common people”. Singh said that the implementation of

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Rajya Sabha passes Resolution to restore confidence among the people in Kashmir

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: After 33 days of curfew imposed to control mobs that went berserk on the streets of Kashmir following the killing of the Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani in an encounter earlier in July, Rajya Sabha – the Upper House of Parliament today unanimously passed a resolution appealing to all sections of

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Anil Dave, Javed Akbar and Vivek Tankha declared elected to Rajya Sabha from MP

Newsroom24x7 Desk Bhopal: Two BJP candidates Anil Madhav Dave and Mubbashar Javed Akbar and Vivekkrishna Tankha of the Congress party were today declared elected to the Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Parliament) following the counting of the first preference votes. The Returning oficcer for the Rajya Sabha biennial elctions and Principal Secretart of Madhya Pradesh

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Election Commission announces Rajya Sabha biennial election schedule

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Election Commission of India today announced the schedule of election to the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) to fill the seats of members retiring in June-August this year. The term of office of 57 members of the Rajya Sabha elected from 15 States is due to expire in June-August 2016. The

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AgustaWestland scam: BJP targets Sonia Gandhi, noisy scenes in Rajya sabha

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: The ruling BJP today dragged Congress President Sonia Gandhi in the Rs.3,600 VVIP AgustaWestland chopper kickback scam with party MP Subramanian Swamy taking her name leading to uproar in the Rajya Sabha with the Congress members trooping into the well of the House disrupting proceedings for almost an hour. Ms. Gandhi

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Examples of editorial daring and high professional and ethical standards are now few and far between: Hamid Ansari

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Vice President M. Hamid Ansari today expressed concern saying that the examples of editorial daring and high professional and ethical standards are now few and far between. The Vice President was delivering the inaugural address at the Seminar on the ‘Role of Editors in Today’s Media’ organized by Rajya Sabha Television,

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Defence Minister’s reply in Parliament blasts those alleging rapes by Army in Kashmir

Indian army rescuing flood victims in Kashmir in 2014 (representative photo)

Newsroom Staff New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today informed the Rajya Sabha that no Armed Forces personnel serving in areas notified as “disturbed areas: under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 have been prosecuted during the last three years. The Defence Minister in a written reply, in response to a query by Avinash

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Sushma Swaraj – Indo-Pak talks will mark a new beginning for peace and development

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi : External affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made a suo motu statement in the Parliament and shared her experience with legislators in the house. While addressing the MPs (Members of Parliament) in Rajya Sabha, Swaraj expressed hope that re-engaging with Pakistan under a ‘Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue’ would mark beginning of peace and

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Rajya Sabha stands disrupted repeatedly over National Herald case

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was again disrupted over the National Herald case today, resulting in loss of proceedings of the pre-lunch session. Repeated disruptions began the order of today too, as the house faced adjournment again and again over protests and jump-into-the-well syndrome which has been plaguing Congress legislators over the National

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Lalit Modi, VYAPAM claim opening day of Parliament’s monsoon session

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: The first day of the monsoon session of Parliament was stormy as the Congress refused to relent and demanded the resignations of Union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister on the cricket tycoon Lalit Modi issue and Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh shivraj Singh Chouhan due to

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