Articles about Rajya Sabha MPs

Health minister says no to BJP MP's population control bill

02 Apr 2022

India
Health minister says no to BJP MP's population control bill

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya told the Rajya Sabha on Friday that instead of using 'force (jabran),' the government had successfully used awareness and health campaigns to accomplish population control.

Meet Phangnon Konyak, Nagaland's first woman Rajya Sabha MP

22 Mar 2022

Politics
Meet Phangnon Konyak, Nagaland's first woman Rajya Sabha MP

Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) S Phangnon Konyak is all set to become the first woman Rajya Sabha MP from Nagaland as no other candidate filed nomination for the lone seat from the state on Monday when the deadline ended.

World is appreciating India's COVID-19 fight: PM Modi

08 Feb 2022

Politics
World is appreciating India's COVID-19 fight: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said the willpower and discipline of 130 crore Indians and the efforts of India in fighting COVID-19 are being appreciated across the world.

Parliament to function in two shifts during Budget Session

25 Jan 2022

India
Parliament to function in two shifts during Budget Session

Amid the third wave of COVID-19, the Parliament will resort to a shift system for the first phase of the Budget Session that begins January 31.

Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien suspended after throwing Rule Book

21 Dec 2021

Politics
Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien suspended after throwing Rule Book

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Derek O'Brien was on Tuesday suspended from the Rajya Sabha for the remainder of the Winter Session.

Parliament Winter Session: Child marriage, Lakhimpur Kheri violence discussed

20 Dec 2021

Politics
Parliament Winter Session: Child marriage, Lakhimpur Kheri violence discussed

As Parliament's Winter Session resumed Monday, the Opposition reiterated demands for the resignation of Minister of State (Home) Ajay Mishra in the Lok Sabha.

TMC MPs move privilege motion against ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi

13 Dec 2021

India
TMC MPs move privilege motion against ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi

A privilege notice has been issued against former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi as a result of his comments in an interview with NDTV.

Rajya Sabha adjourned as Opposition protests MPs' suspension

01 Dec 2021

Politics
Rajya Sabha adjourned as Opposition protests MPs' suspension

Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day on Wednesday amid protests by Opposition MPs over the suspension of 12 members.

Opposition takes out protest march against government

12 Aug 2021

Politics
Opposition takes out protest march against government

Leaders of several opposition parties on Thursday took out a protest march in Delhi against the government on several issues, including Pegasus and alleged manhandling of MPs in Rajya Sabha, with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi saying the voice of people was "crushed" in the House.

Venkaiah Naidu expresses anguish over ruckus in Rajya Sabha

11 Aug 2021

Politics
Venkaiah Naidu expresses anguish over ruckus in Rajya Sabha

Expressing deep anguish over some opposition MPs climbing on the table in the House, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said he couldn't sleep because of the sacrilege in the "temple of democracy."

Feel suffocated: Trinamool's Dinesh Trivedi resigns from Rajya Sabha

12 Feb 2021

India
Feel suffocated: Trinamool's Dinesh Trivedi resigns from Rajya Sabha

Trinamool Congress (TMC), already hit by a spate of resignations, was jolted again on Friday when Rajya Sabha member Dinesh Trivedi quit on the floor of the House, saying he felt suffocated and helpless over rampant violence in his state West Bengal.

PM Modi gets emotional bidding farewell to Ghulam Nabi Azad

09 Feb 2021

Politics
PM Modi gets emotional bidding farewell to Ghulam Nabi Azad

The Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Congress party's Ghulam Nabi Azad, is set to retire on February 15.

Parliament canteen's subsidy ends; non-veg buffet now costs Rs. 700

28 Jan 2021

Politics
Parliament canteen's subsidy ends; non-veg buffet now costs Rs. 700

Ahead of the Budget session, the Parliament has ended subsidies on the food in the canteen. Food in the Parliament canteen has been a contentious subject for many years as the menu offered meals at throwaway prices.

Why are farmers protesting? A timeline of everything that happened

25 Dec 2020

India
Why are farmers protesting? A timeline of everything that happened

For nearly a month now, farmers and the Union government have been at loggerheads over three farm laws that were passed in the Parliament in September.

Tendulkar and Anand dropped from AICS advisory panel: Details here

21 Jan 2020

Sports
Tendulkar and Anand dropped from AICS advisory panel: Details here

Indian sports legends, Sachin Tendulkar from cricket and Viswanathan Anand from chess, have been dropped from the advisory panel of the All India Council of Sports (AICS).

How will assembly results affect BJP's math in Rajya Sabha?

25 Oct 2019

Politics
How will assembly results affect BJP's math in Rajya Sabha?

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was expecting to sweep Haryana and Maharashtra, but the results on Thursday washed away the party's hopes.

In a first, Modi to launch fast against 'wasted' Parliament-session

10 Apr 2018

Politics
In a first, Modi to launch fast against 'wasted' Parliament-session

The BJP has been vehemently protesting the recent "wasted" Parliament session, the most unproductive in 18 years, and blaming the opposition for it.

Opposition works hard to build consensus on removal of CJI

07 Apr 2018

Politics
Opposition works hard to build consensus on removal of CJI

Opposition parties intend to carry on their efforts to build a broad consensus on the motion to remove the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra.

You're testing the patience of country, angry Naidu tells MPs

04 Apr 2018

Politics
You're testing the patience of country, angry Naidu tells MPs

Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu fumed at MPs for disrupting the Parliament and reminded them the country is agitated. The house was adjourned till 2 PM.

No nostalgia for Tendulkar, Rekha: They were 'forever absent'

29 Mar 2018

Politics
No nostalgia for Tendulkar, Rekha: They were 'forever absent'

The curtains were drawn on the careers of many Rajya Sabha MPs, Sachin Tendulkar and Rekha included. Only for these celebrities, leaving the Parliament wouldn't have been nostalgic as they rarely attended sessions.

Parliament lost 14 days, government now rushes to clear logjam

22 Mar 2018

Politics
Parliament lost 14 days, government now rushes to clear logjam

Since the Parliament reconvened on March 5, proceedings have been washed out every day as various parties haven't stopped protesting.

SC dismisses plea seeking minimum qualification for MLAs/MPs

18 Jul 2017

India
SC dismisses plea seeking minimum qualification for MLAs/MPs

The SC has dismissed a petition that sought to fix "minimum qualifications for becoming an MP or MLA", saying it was for the parliament to decide.

Electing President: 33% of the electoral college has criminal cases

15 Jul 2017

India
Electing President: 33% of the electoral college has criminal cases

An analysis of the electoral college by the Association for Democratic Reforms revealed that amongst those who will be electing our President 33% have criminal cases against them.