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PT Usha, Ilaiyaraaja nominated to Rajya Sabha: Why celebrities are picked and how they have fared?
Of the 250 members of Rajya Sabha, 12 are nominated by the President from the fields of literature, science, arts, sports or social service. This ensures that the nation receives the services of its most distinguished persons without them having to contest elections
Explained: How elections for the Rajya Sabha polls are held
Unlike the Lok Sabha, where members are chosen directly by voters, Rajya Sabha members are elected by MLAs
Prominent Maratha leader Sambhaji Chhatrapati pulls out of Rajya Sabha poll race
Chhatrapati accused Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray of breaking his promise on providing Shiv Sena's support for his second term in the Upper House of Parliament
Why Rajya Sabha is essential for Indian democracy and saving it is not mission impossible
Rajya Sabha helps institutionalise the principles of power-sharing between the Centre and states. When the ruling dispensation has a brute majority in the Lok Sabha, this house can soften its authoritarian streak
#TheWeekThatWas | Parliament's Monsoon Session: What the FCRA and ECA Amendment Bills mean for India
In what is being projected as a productive Monsoon session in Parliament, around 25 bills were passed in the absence of the Opposition.
Drag Musharraf's corpse to central square in Islamabad, hang it for three days if he dies before execution, says Pakistan court in bizarre judgment
Pervez Musharraf's corpse should be dragged to the central square in Islamabad and hanged for three days if the former military dictator dies before his execution, a special court in Pakistan which sentenced him to death said on Thursday in a bizarre judgement
Former Indian Army chief Ved Malik objects to new uniform of Rajya Sabha marshals, calls it 'illegal and security hazard'
Ved Malik, who was the Indian Army chief during the Kargil conflict, took to social media to raise concerns over the new look of the Rajya Sabha marshals.
Rajya Sabha marshals get new look on first day of Parliament's Winter Session: Traditional attire gives way to navy blue jacket and cap
Uniforms were being restyled from traditional Indian attire comprising turbans to military-style outfits with caps
Mahua Moitra's speech, Owaisi's oath taking, Speaker Suresh's benign chastising: Why this week in Parliament left me feeling empty
During Moitra's speech, Kerala Congress MP Suresh Kodikunnil was in the Speaker's Chair looking benign, smiling and occasionally saying things like 'you already took three minutes'. Suresh is an interesting character, a seven-time MP. This week when he took his oath in Hindi and was reportedly scolded by Sonia Gandhi for not taking it in Malayalam or English.
Rajya Sabha bypolls to fill six vacancies from Tamil Nadu to be held on 18 July; DMK may back Manmohan Singh's candidature, claim reports
Biennial elections to fill six vacancies in the Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu, will be held on 18 July, the Election Commission announced on Tuesday.
Fast-track hiring to overcome manpower shortage due to retirements: Parliamentary panel to PSBs
Public sector banks (PSBs) ought to step up hiring at junior and middle levels to ensure there is no vacuum following the retirement of a large number of employees in the near future, the lawmakers said in a report to Parliament.
Mamata Banerjee has ‘all traits’ of a good PM, says Yashwant Sinha: Ex-BJP leader accuses Modi govt of ‘destroying’ institutions
Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Sunday accused the Narendra Modi government of destroying various institutions in the country, including the Union Cabinet.
BJP demands measures to control population, warns Rajya Sabha that high growth rate could outpace development
Ruling BJP members said that India will overtake China by 2022 to be the world's most populous country, which, if not controlled, will outpace development.
Election for post of Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha will be held on 9 August, says Venkaiah Naidu
Vice President M Venkaiah Naid said that the election for the post of Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha will be held on 9 August
Winter Session of Parliament ends: MPs remain undecided over triple talaq bill; Rajya Sabha's productivity dips to 54%
The Lok Sabha on Friday adjourned sine die, bringing to an end the short Winter Parliament Session during which the House passed 12 bills, including the 'triple talaq' legislation that seeks to criminalise instant divorce in the Muslim community.
AAP split over RS nominations: Arvind Kejriwal has sparked a crisis of credibility by marginalising Kumar Vishwas and Ashutosh
By deciding to nominate Sushil Gupta, Narayan Das Gupta and Sanjay Singh for three Rajya Sabha seats from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has pushed his party into a crisis of credibility.