BJP Leader Suvendu Adhikari.

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BJP To Not Contest In Rajya Sabha Bypoll: Suvendu Adhikari

Leader of opposition in West Bengal assembly, Suvendu Adhikari on September 20 announced that ''BJP won't nominate any candidate for Rajya Sabha bypoll'' scheduled on October 4. Reportedly, the bypoll was announced after TMC leader Manas Bhuina vacated the seat. Meanwhile, Adhikari also said, ''Our focus is to make sure unelected CM (Mamata Banerjee) to be unelected once again.'' However, TMC said BJP leaders are afraid of loss. 

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 - 01:46 PM / by Ettishree Shukla

Tags: Rajyasabha, West Bengal, Bypolls, BJP, TMC

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Rajya Sabha MP Ripun Bora.

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Renaming Orang National Park Is Political Vendetta: Assam Cong MP

As the Assam cabinet under the leadership of CM Himanta Biswa Sarma decided to remove Rajiv Gandhi's name from Orang National Park, Congress leader Ripun Bora termed the move as ''Political Vendetta'' on September 3. Bora said, ''It reflects a lack of respect to a great leader who sacrificed his life for the country.'' He said the decision pained Assam's people and will derail the state from development's path.

Sat, 04 Sep 2021 - 01:31 PM / by Ettishree Shukla

Tags: Assam CM, Rajyasabha, Rajiv Gandhi, Congress Party

Courtesy: The Indian Express

On International Women's Day, Women MPs seek passage of Women's Reservation Bill

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Women MPs Seek Passage Of Reservation Bill, Equal Status In Assemblies

On the occasion of international women's day, several women MPs have debated the critical issues that gender faces in the Rajya Sabha. While Congress MP Chhaya Verma has demanded reservation for women in state Legislative Assemblies, Shiv Sena's Priyanka Chaturvedi raised a question about the pending Women Reservation Bill. Meanwhile, BJP MP Saroj Pandey maintained that active efforts were being made by the Centre for women empowerment.

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 04:16 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: International women's day, Women Empowerment, Reservations, Rajyasabha

Courtesy: Zee News

KD Singh

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Former TMC MP KD Singh Detained By ED Over Ponzi Scam

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on January 13 arrested former Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP KD Singh for his alleged involvement in a ₹1,900 crore Ponzi scam. Singh is the founder and current Chairman Emeritus of the Alchemist group. The ED had begun probing into the Alchemist Group money laundering case in 2016. As per reports, the recent arrest was made under Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 - 03:53 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: TMC, Rajyasabha, Enforcement Directorate, Ponzi scam

Courtesy: NDTV

Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Patel

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Congress MP Ahmed Patel Asks Centre to Create Taskforce for Online Classes

Congress MP Ahmed Patel asked the Centre to create a taskforce to form guidelines regarding online-classes. He asked the government to provide gadgets for online-classes, and also demanded an increase in expenditure to aid poor students. The MP said, "Digital India should not become an instrument of 'digital divide'", and alleged that despite the government's promise of 2.5 lakh villages getting broadband connection by 2017, only 23,000… read-more

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 - 02:29 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Ahmed Patel, Rajyasabha, Question Hour, Online classes, Covid-19, Lockdown

Courtesy: India Today


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Opp Parties Bring 'No Confidence Motion' In Rajya Sabha Against Deputy Chairman

Twelve opposition parties brought a 'No Confidence Motion' against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman, Harivansh Singh, on September 20. The motion came after he passed the farm bills in a disputed manner citing that the Deputy Speaker harmed 'democratic traditions and processes'. Trinamool MP Derek O' Brein, tweeted, "They cheated. They broke every rule in Parliament. They cut RSTV feed so the country couldn’t see. Don’t spread propaganda.”

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 - 07:40 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: Rajyasabha, Harivansh Singh, No Confidence Motion, Farm Bill

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Firefighter trying to control fire at Baghjan Well

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Baghjan Fire: OIL Loses Rs 148 Crore due to Closure of Nearby Wells

Closure of the Baghjan well in Assam has, reportedly, led to the loss of Rs 148 crore revenue to Oil India Limited. Wells were closed seeing protests by workers' group at other wells. The fire broke out in May after weeks long gas leakage was ignited. Oil minister Pradhan said, "Loss due to gas burning could not be ascertained as no measure was possible due to fire and extreme heat."

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 - 04:43 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Baghjan, Assam, Oil India Ltd, Dharmendra Pradhan, Rajyasabha


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25 MPs Test COVID-19 Positive on Day 1 of Monsoon Session of Parliament

The first day of the Parliament's monsoon session witnessed atleast 25 MPs getting tested positive for COVID-19, officials said. Reportedly, 17 MPs from the Lok Sabha and Eight MPs from the Rajya Sabha tested positive in the mandatory RT-PCR tests. However, Nagaur MP Hanuman Beniwal tweeted that he had tested positive at the Parliament's testing centre but negative at a hospital in Jaipur.

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 - 07:32 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: parliament, lok sabha, Rajyasabha, Covid-19 Test

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Manoj Kumar Jha

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Manoj Jha to Contest against Harivansh Singh for Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Post

On September 10, opposition parties unanimously announced RJD leader Manoj Kumar Jha as its candidate for Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Elections. Manoj will contest against National Democratic Alliance candidate Harivansh Singh for the post. He is expected to file his nomination on September 11, accompanied by various opposition leaders. The election will take place on September 19 on the first day of the Monsoon session.

Thu, 10 Sep 2020 - 06:45 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: Rajyasabha, Elections, Harivansh Singh, Indian Politics

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

BJP Logo

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BJP Issues Whip to Its Rajya Sabha Members Mandating First Day Presence

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on September 9 issued a whip for its Rajya Sabha MPs to be present on the first day of Parliament’s monsoon session scheduled on September 14. The agenda for day one includes election of Deputy Chairperson. Reportedly, the party is also in talks with alliances for unanimous election. Earlier, Janata Dal (United) member Harivansh Singh filed nomination for the post as BJP-led National Democratic Alliance candidate… read-more

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 - 02:16 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: Harivansh Singh, Rajyasabha, Elections, BJP

Courtesy: ANI News