Despite his background, Kovind never raised any questions directly about atrocities against Dalits.
An RSS man at heart and in mind, Dave had replaced Prakash Javadekar as environment minister at the Centre in July 2016.
Yechury is the most visible face of the Left and his lucidity is needed inside parliament.
Results of state assembly elections can have extended consequences on the composition of the Rajya Sabha.
Over 175 prominent citizens have signed a statement asking Vice President Hamid Ansari to intervene on the “illegitimate” use of money Bills by the government.
If we assume no major changes in the state elections held in 2018 and 2019 (a strong but unavoidable assumption since we can’t predict the future), the NDA approaches a Rajya Sabha majority only in 2020.
The party is now all set to become the biggest player in the Rajya Sabha by 2018, but is still some way off from a majority
The key to dealing with internal security is to keep the focus on both the people and society, and on the rule of law that, regrettably, ‘has been undermined by the rule of politics,’ says Vice President Hamid Ansari.
The attack on Sanjay Leela Bhansali is only the latest instance of mobs taking justice into their own hands while the Rajasthan government remains unperturbed.
There have been multiple complaints of comments made in the Rajya Sabha being edited out of the official records.
While the Congress wants parliament debate to be conducted under ‘Rule 56’, the BJP prefers it happens under ‘Rule 193’, the latter of which is invoked only for “small discussions”.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh strongly criticised the policy of demonetisation, calling it an “organised loot and legalised plunder of the economy” in Rajya Sabha on November 24.
The amendment proposes making it mandatory for investigating agencies to take prior approval from the government before initiating probes against public servants.
The surplus land taken from feudal landlords in the past is required to be distributed among the landless in Gujarat. However, until now the allotment has only been done on paper.
The Indian Railways is the largest employer of manual scavengers, along with the army and municipalities. The scavengers are almost all Dalit or from lower Hindu castes.
The Aam Aadmi Party leader said that he would continue to respect Navjot Singh Sidhu irrespective of whether he chose to join the party or not.
With the Rajya Sabha passing The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill,2016, six months of maternity leave will soon be a reality for women working in the organised sector.
Once the Bill is enacted, India will jump to third in the world in terms of the number of weeks for maternity leave, behind Norway (44) and Canada (50).
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Curfew is still in place in large parts across the Valley.
The Bill completely eliminates the option of identification by transgender persons as either male or female and even reinforces injurious stereotypes about transpersons being part male and part female.
The bill was easily passed, with the Congress Party coming on board, after the government made about six changes including scrapping of 1 per cent manufacturing tax and incorporating clearer provisions for the compensation of states.
The exhibit, which began today, was inaugurated by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and displays numerous state-of-art defence technologies.
The passage of the GST bill through the Rajya Sabha will be a political, and not economic, success. The real task of implementing it still awaits us.
A study has found that tribal rights granted under the Forest Rights Act are increasingly being denied.
The amended law does a disservice both to the children who want to study but do not have the means, and to the state that owes its future to them.
Navjot Singh Sidhu has said he quit the Rajya Sabha as the BJP had asked him to stay away from Punjab.
Union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu reached out to Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad ahead of the monsoon session, which starts on Monday.
New Delhi: The BJP has finally won a state assembly, Assam, after losing Delhi and Bihar, but its problems in the Rajya Sabha will continue. The National Democratic Alliance has 66 MPs in the upper house. The lack of a majority – the Rajya Sabha has 250 members, including 12 […]
India lags behind on developing its waterways and the government has moved swiftly to overcome the first legal hurdle before it.
Congress reiterated its demand for a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the irregularities in the AgustaWestland helicopter deal.
Judging by the past record of wrongdoing involving influential people, governments have tended to see greater political value in leaving these cases unsolved and unresolved than in actually investigating, prosecuting and punishing the guilty.
Accounting for half of India’s population, the states from the Gangetic belt have higher fertility rates than the Indian average.
Manohar Parrikar and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu rejected the opposition’s demand for a Supreme Court-monitored probe.
The independent MP and liquor baron quit one day before the Ethics Committee of the Upper House was set to recommend his expulsion.
The recent advertisement by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat House Committee reiterates that our ‘public’ representatives and ‘public’ servants do not consider public money to be their own, and thus show little accountability in its expenditure.
They will like shape the nature of the debate that will follow and the inevitable arguments presented before India’s judicial system.
Maneka Gandhi’s statement in parliament linking marital rape in India to poverty, illiteracy and the mindset of society has garnered strong opposition.
The move by the Narendra Modi-led government to introduce the Aadhaar Bill as a money bill has got politicians, constitutional experts and rights activists worried.
Society and the legal system should not aim for harsher or milder punishments, but rather creating an effective system that would lead to fewer victims
The Congress will be a big loser and the BJP hopes that increased numbers and support from other parties could help it push crucial bills