Tag: Rajya Sabha

Parliament passes Vessels Bill amid Opposition protest

NEW DELHI: Parliament Monday passed The Inland Vessels Bill, 2021, which aims to bring uniformity in the application of the law relating to inland waterways and navigation within the country. Lok Sabha had passed the Bill already on July 29. It was cleared by Rajya Sabha Monday by a voice vote amid Opposition protest and […]

Indian Parliament passes Major Port Authorities Bill,2020

NEW DELHI: Indian Parliament today passed the Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020. Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State (I/C) for Ports, Shipping &Waterways moved the bill in Rajya Sabha today anad it was passed. Now the Bill will go to the President of India for his assent. With a view to promote the expansion of port […]

First part of budget session to end on February 13: Sources

NEW DELHI: The issue of farmers’ protests is likely to dominate the Budget Session of Parliament, the first part of which will now end on February 13 instead of February 15, sources said on Sunday. At an all-party meeting, the leaders of various parties raised farmers’ protests over farm laws and wanted a discussion on the […]

BJP retains Hardeep Puri, Arun Singh, Neeraj Shekhar in Rajya Sabha

NEW DELHI:The BJP has named 8 out of 10 candidates for the upcoming Rajya Sabha (RS) polls in November from Uttar Pradesh (UP) and one from Uttarakhand. Predictably Hardeep Puri, Arun Singh and Neeraj Shekhar been retained from UP. Union Minister of Urban Development (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri was almost certain to get renominated. […]

Lok Sabha adjourned sine die; Monsoon Session concludes

NEW DELHI: Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die on Wednesday evening, bringing the Monsoon Session of Parliament to an end eight days ahead of schedule amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus. The session started on September 14 with numerous changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. For the first time, the two Houses met at […]

Rajya Sabha passes 2 farm bills amid ruckus by opposition MPs

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed two contentious farm bills, which have triggered protests by farmers at several places, amid uproar by opposition members. The two bills — Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 — […]

Tata Projects Ltd wins bid to construct new parliament building: Officials

NEW DELHI: Tata Projects Limited on Wednesday won the bid to construct a new Parliament building at a cost of Rs 861.90 crore, officials said. The L&T Ltd had submitted a bid of Rs 865 crore, they said. “The Tata Projects Limited has won the contract to build a new Parliament building,” an official said. […]

Parliament passes bill to give statutory status to aviation regulators

NEW DELHI: Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill that seeks to improve India’s aviation safety ratings and provide statutory status to regulatory institutions, including the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020, which provides for statutory backing to the DGCA, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and the Aircraft Accident […]

NDA candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh re-elected as Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha on Monday re-elected Janata Dal (United) parliamentarian Harivansh Narayan Singh as deputy chairman of the Upper House by voice vote. Harivansh”s name was proposed by BJP president and party MP Jagat Prakash Nadda. Leader of the House Thavarchand Gehlot seconded it. The opposition had fielded Manoj Jha, an RJD member. Soon […]

Rajya Sabha members advised to cancel unutilised train bookings

NEW DELHI: The Rajya Sabha Secretariat has advised members of the Upper House of Parliament to ensure cancellation of unavailed bookings of train journeys they are entitled to, sources said on Friday. A bulletin has been issued to the members after taking cognisance of alleged large-scale multiple bookings for train travels being made by Rajya […]

Passage of Triple Talaq, RTI Bills emboldened Moid government to scrap Article 370

NEW DELHI: The timing for the abrogation of Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, could not have been better for the Narendra Modi government, which was emboldened to take the bold action after the passage of the Triple Talaq and RTI Bills in Rajya Sabha, sources said. The decision to annul […]

Rajya Sabha approves resolution on Jammu and Kashmir

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha on Monday approved a resolution abrogating Article 370 for Jammu and Kashmir and a bill to bifurcate the state into two union territories with Home Minister Amit Shah saying the controversial provisions were responsible for poverty and lack of development in the state. Allaying opposition fears of all hell breaking loose […]

Parliament approves amendment to UAPA Amendment bill

NEW DELHI: The Parliament on Friday approved an amendment to the anti-terror law to give powers to the central government to designate an individual as terrorist and seize his properties. While Lok Sabha had passed the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 that seeks to amend the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 on July 24, […]

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