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Rajya Sabha polls: 43 first-timers elected to Upper House accounting for 72% of vacancies, shows official data
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Rajya Sabha polls: 43 first-timers elected to Upper House accounting for 72% of vacancies, shows official data

With only 12 retiring members being re-elected in the Rajya Sabha and seven more members with past experience of the Upper House returning for another term, the collective experience of the Members of Rajya Sabha will drop to only 63 terms, a senior official in the research division of RS secretariat said.

Rajya Sabha clocks 96% productivity in first phase of Budget Session; 155 MPs made speeches in Upper House of Parliament
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Rajya Sabha clocks 96% productivity in first phase of Budget Session; 155 MPs made speeches in Upper House of Parliament

Rajya Sabha recorded 96 percent productivity during the first phase of the Budget session with 155 members speaking during the nine days of sitting from 31 January to 11 February.

Venkaiah Naidu pulls up MPs for low attendance in parliamentary panels in RS, urges leaders to ensure 'quantitative, qualitative functioning'
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Venkaiah Naidu pulls up MPs for low attendance in parliamentary panels in RS, urges leaders to ensure 'quantitative, qualitative functioning'

Venkaiah Naidu pulled up MPs of both Houses for their low attendance in parliamentary standing committees' meetings and urged the leaders of all political parties to ensure'quantitative and qualitative functioning' of these panels

Centre to grant Rs 600 crore as interim relief to Maharashtra farmers whose Kharif crops were affected due to heavy October rains
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Centre to grant Rs 600 crore as interim relief to Maharashtra farmers whose Kharif crops were affected due to heavy October rains

Responding to queries during Question Hour, Minister of State for Agriculture Purushottam Rupala said crops have been affected due to rains not only in Maharashtra but in many other states as well

Karnataka Congress MP KC Ramamurthy resigns from Rajya Sabha, likely to join ruling BJP
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Karnataka Congress MP KC Ramamurthy resigns from Rajya Sabha, likely to join ruling BJP

KC Ramamurthy is likely to join the ruling BJP in coming days, party sources said.

Several Rajya Sabha MPs give Zero Hour notice for Parliament session today; BJP, TMC, RJD to raise issues on infrastructure, education
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Several Rajya Sabha MPs give Zero Hour notice for Parliament session today; BJP, TMC, RJD to raise issues on infrastructure, education

The Rajya Sabha is likely to take up several discussions in its Zero Hour as several MPs of the Upper House have given 'Zero Hour notices' on a host of issues.

Explainer: Difference between a Bill and an Act; how a draft legislation becomes a law after multiple readings in Parliament
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Explainer: Difference between a Bill and an Act; how a draft legislation becomes a law after multiple readings in Parliament

When a bill has been passed, it is sent to the President for his approval per Article 111. The President can assent or withhold his assent to a bill or he can return a bill.

Parliament updates: LS debates bill on inter-state water disputes, DMK says Centre toothless without nationalisation of rivers
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Parliament updates: LS debates bill on inter-state water disputes, DMK says Centre toothless without nationalisation of rivers

Parliament LIVE updates: The Rajya Sabha, a day after it passed the contentious triple talaq bill, will take up the much-debated Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019, on Wednesday.

Parliament updates: Lok Sabha passes National Medical Commission Bill to replace Medical Council of India, cap MBBS fees
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Parliament updates: Lok Sabha passes National Medical Commission Bill to replace Medical Council of India, cap MBBS fees

Parliament LIVE updates: The Lok Sabha passed a Bill to replace the 63-year-old Medical Council of India (MCI) with the National Medical Commission, aiming to reform the medical education sector.

Passage of RTI (Amendment) Bill breaks BJP’s jinx in RS, shows Congress can't match Modi-Shah floor management
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Passage of RTI (Amendment) Bill breaks BJP’s jinx in RS, shows Congress can't match Modi-Shah floor management

With the passage of RTI (Amendment) Bill, BJP has not only broken the jinx in the Upper house but also showed what a determined Modi government 2.0 could achieve

Parliament updates: Lok Sabha passes UAPA Amendment Bill as Sonia Gandhi walksout; Rajya Sabha unanimously passes POCSO Amendment Bill
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Parliament updates: Lok Sabha passes UAPA Amendment Bill as Sonia Gandhi walksout; Rajya Sabha unanimously passes POCSO Amendment Bill

Parliament LIVE updates: The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill has been passed by the Rajya Sabha. At least, twenty-eight MLAs have spoken on the POCSO Amendment bill. Smriti Irani addresses the Rajya Sabha. Recounting Derek O'Brien's abuse that he faced during his teens, Irani stresses how such incidents leave an imprint on mind. "After 46 years of the incdient, Derek revealed to the world what happened to him. We should applaud this," Irani says.

Parliament Updates: Rajya Sabha passes Finance, Appropriation bills; Smriti Irani tables bill to amend POCSO Act
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Parliament Updates: Rajya Sabha passes Finance, Appropriation bills; Smriti Irani tables bill to amend POCSO Act

Parliament Updates: Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad said in the Upper House, "This is Rajya Sabha...it has a way to function...it can not be run like a department of the government. We are not willing to be rubber stamps." Congress walked out of Rajya Sabha in protest against the government stand that prime minister Narendra Modi will not respond on Donald Trump's remarks on the Kashmir issue.

Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha passes RTI (Amendment) Bill; Rajya Sabha passes bill allowing appointment of SC judge as NHRC chief
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Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha passes RTI (Amendment) Bill; Rajya Sabha passes bill allowing appointment of SC judge as NHRC chief

Parliament Updates: The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 proposes to give the Centre the power to set the tenure and salaries of state and central Information Commissioners. The opposition has protested that such a move could dilute the effectiveness of the RTI Act, thereby threatening the autonomy of the Information Commissions.

Parliament LIVE updates: Lok Sabha passes Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) bill after Opposition lodges strong protests
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Parliament LIVE updates: Lok Sabha passes Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) bill after Opposition lodges strong protests

Parliament LIVE updates: The Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019 with the 'aye's having the majority.

Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha passes The Finance (No 2) Bill, 2019, to give effect to Centre's proposals in Budget 2019-20
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Parliament Updates: Lok Sabha passes The Finance (No 2) Bill, 2019, to give effect to Centre's proposals in Budget 2019-20

Parliament Updates: Law and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad moved The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2019 for consideration and passing. He also simultaneously moved the motion for The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Prasad says the government is very keen that India becomes a "hub of arbitration".

Monsoon Session of Parliament: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day after Opposition MPs raise slogans over Karnataka crisis
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Monsoon Session of Parliament: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day after Opposition MPs raise slogans over Karnataka crisis

Rajya Sabha on Tuesday witnessed uproar over the Karnataka crisis with opposition Congress members storming the well of the house and raising slogans.

Parliament updates: 'It's not Emergency, we have laws,' says Modi on Congress MP's jibe over charges against Sonia, Rahul
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Parliament updates: 'It's not Emergency, we have laws,' says Modi on Congress MP's jibe over charges against Sonia, Rahul

Parliament LIVE updates: On Congress leader Adhir Ranjan's jibe over charges against Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in 2G scam, Narendra Modi said, "We're being criticised because we didn't put some people in jail. This is not Emergency that the government will put people in jail; it's a democracy, the law will deal with it."

Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned for six hours to mark the death of BJP MP Madan Lal Saini
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Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned for six hours to mark the death of BJP MP Madan Lal Saini

In a departure from practise, Rajya Sabha proceedings were Tuesday adjourned only for a part of the day as mark of respect to departed sitting member of the House. Sitting Rajya Sabha MP Madan Lal Saini died on Monday. In the past, proceedings of the House were adjourned for the day whenever a sitting member of the Rajya Sabha passed away.

Rajya Sabha passes four out the five bills introduced during Winter Session; Parliament to reconvene on 31 Jan
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Rajya Sabha passes four out the five bills introduced during Winter Session; Parliament to reconvene on 31 Jan

Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine die late on Wednesday after passing the historic Constitution Amendment Bill to provide 10 percent reservation to the economically weaker section in general category.

Triple talaq bill will find support in Rajya Sabha, it's not about 'political opposition', says Ravi Shankar Prasad
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Triple talaq bill will find support in Rajya Sabha, it's not about 'political opposition', says Ravi Shankar Prasad

The government expressed hope on Friday that the triple talaq bill, which criminalises the practice of instant divorce by Muslim men, will find support in the Rajya Sabha, whose approval is necessary for the bill to become law.