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BJP nominee from Assam elected to Rajya Sabha unopposed

Guwahati, Feb 23 | The Bharatiya Janata Party gained a member in the Rajya Sabha from Assam with its nominee Biswajit Daimary on Monday...

Kharge appointed Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, Feb 16 | Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has been appointed Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha by M. Venkiah Naidu, chairman...

Biswajit Daimary is BJP candidate from Assam for Rajya Sabha by-poll

New Delhi, Feb 15 | The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced names of candidates for by-elections to the one Rajya Sabha seat in...

Rajya Sabha to discuss Budget on Tuesday

New Delhi, Feb 8 | The Rajya Sabha will start discussion on the General Budget on Tuesday as the motion of thanks on the...

PM Modi may speak in Rajya Sabha on Feb 8, defend...

New Delhi, Feb 4 | Prime Minister Narendra Modi may speak in the Rajya Sabha on Monday during the motion of thanks to...

BJP MP raises Andhra ‘temple attacks’ issue in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, Feb 3 | BJP member GVL Narasimha Rao on Wednesday raised in the Rajya Sabha the issue of alleged attacks on several...

Opposition gives suspension of business notice in Rajya Sabha

New Feb 1 | Opposition parties have given a suspension of business notice in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday over the farmers' agitation.The notice...

Rajya Sabha likely to consider MTP (amendment) Bill on Tuesday

New Delhi, Feb 1 | The Rajya Sabha is likelty to consider three bills on Tuesday as per the official business list.The first Bill,...

Rajya Sabha Budget Session’s first phase curtailed by 2 days

New Delhi, Jan 31 | The first phase of Rajya Sabha's Budget Session will conclude two days ahead of the slated time with all...

Sanskrit emerges as 5th most widely used language in Rajya Sabha

By Rajnish SinghNew Delhi, Jan 17 | The use of regional languages during Rajya Sabha proceedings has increased more than five times and parliamentarians...

Jaishankar defends his Rajya Sabha election, SC to hear case in...

New Delhi, Dec 14 | External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar has told the Supreme Court that under the Constitution or the election law, there...

Sushil Modi files nomination for Rajya Sabha bypolls

Patna, Dec 2 | Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday filed his nomination for the upcoming Rajya...

BJP Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat succumbs to corona

Gandhinagar, Dec 1 | BJP's Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat, Abhay Bhardwaj succumbed to coronavirus in a Chennai hospital on Tuesday.With his death, Gujarat...

RJD may field its candidate for Bihar Rajya Sabha bypolls

By Manoj PathakPatna, Nov 28 | After having suffered a defeat in the election for Speaker of Bihar Legislative Assembly, the primary opposition party...

BJP nominates Sushil Kumar Modi for Rajya Sabha bypolls

New Delhi, Nov 27 | Former Bihar deputy chief miniser Sushil Kumar Modi has been rewarded with a nomination for the Upper House by...

Assam’s BPF lone MP resigns from Rajya Sabha to join BJP

Guwahati, Nov 21 | Biswajit Daimary, the founding leader and Rajya Sabha MP of the Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF), an ally of the ruling...

Rajya Sabha bypoll in Karnataka on December 1

Bengaluru, Nov 2 | Bye-election to the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Karnataka would be held on December 1 to fill the vacancy caused...

BJP Rajya Sabha list eyes 2022 assembly polls

Lucknow, Oct 26 | The BJP list of candidates for the Rajya Sabha has a few surprises and is designed to meet the challenges...

Even with Akali Dal out, Rajya Sabha will see BJP dominance

By Anindya BanerjeeNew Delhi, Oct 21 | While the polity is fixated on the Bihar Assembly elections and the Congress-ruled states have taken it...

Polls to 11 Rajya Sabha seats in 2 states on Nov...

New Delhi, Oct 13 | The biennial elections to fill 11 Rajya Sabha seats in two states, which will fall vacant with the retirement...

Naidu’s warning ahead of Rajya Sabha’s adjournment sine die

New Delhi, Sep 24 | Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu, in his valedictory remarks ahead of the house being adjourned sine die on Wednesday,...

Rajya Sabha passes bill to amend Essential Commodities Act

New Delhi, Sep 22 | The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020, which has provisions to remove items like cereals, pulses, oilseeds, edible oil, onions...

Rajya Sabha passes Homoeopathy Bills

New Delhi, Sep 18 | The Rajya Sabha on Friday passed two Bills -- the Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and Homoeopathy...

K’taka BJP Rajya Sabha MP Gasti succumbs to Covid (2nd Ld)

Bengaluru, Sep 17 | Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) newly elected Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka Ashok Gasti succumbed to coronavirus at a private hospital...

NDA candidate Harivansh re-elected Deputy Chair of Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, Sep 14 | National Democratic Alliance nominee Harivansh Narayan Singh was re-elected Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha on Monday, as the...

Rehearsal held for Monsoon Session in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, Sep 9 | Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu and his staff on Wednesday held a rehearsal ahead of...

Parimal Nathwani takes oath as Rajya Sabha MP for third term

New Delhi, Sep 9 | Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday administers oath to Parimal Nathwani who was re-elected for...

Surrogacy bill to come before Rajya Sabha in coming session, SC...

New Delhi, Sep 8 | The government on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019, will be placed before the...

Election to Rajya Sabha Deputy Chair’s post on Sep 14

New Delhi, Sep 7 | The election to the post of Deputy Chairpersons of the Rajya Sabha will be held on September 14, the...

Zafar Islam BJP candidate for UP Rajya Sabha bypoll

New Delhi, Aug 27 | The BJP on Wednesday nominated party spokesperson Syed Zafar Islam for the upcoming Rajya Sabha bypoll in Uttar Pradesh,...

SAD Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Gujral tests COVID positive

New Delhi, Aug 7 | Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Rajya Sabha member Naresh Gujral is the latest to test COVID positive on Friday, a...

LDF in Kerala to meet over vacant Rajya Sabha seat

Thiruvananthapuram, July 30 | With the Election Commission on Thursday declaring bypolls for two Rajya Sabha seats -- one in Uttar Pradesh and another...

Bypolls for 2 Rajya Sabha seats in UP, Kerala on Aug...

New Delhi, July 30 | The Election Commission on Thursday declared bypolls for two Rajya Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh and Kerala on August...

New Rajya Sabha members nominated to different committees

New Delhi, July 23 | A day after administering the oath to 45 of the 61 newly- elected members of Rajya Sabha, Vice President...

Around 45 of 61 newly-elected Rajya Sabha MPs to take oath

New Delhi, July 22 | Around 45 of the 61 newly-elected members of the Rajya Sabha will take oath on Wednesday, including former Prime...

Scindia, Digvijaya to sit across benches in Rajya Sabha (Ld)

New Delhi, June 19 | As the poll results for the 19 Rajya Sabha seats are declared, the BJP is set to gain in...

Scindia, Digvijaya to sit across benches in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, June 19 | As the poll results for the 19 Rajya Sabha seats are declared, the BJP is set to gain in...

Rajya Sabha polls: Congress urges EC to cancel two BJP MLAs’...

Gandhinagar June 19 | The Gujarat Congress on Friday complained to the Election Commission of India against BJP MLAs Bhupendrasinh Chudasama and Kesarisinh and...

Gowda, Kharge, 2 BJP nominees elected to Rajya Sabha (Ld)

Bengaluru, June 12 | With no other candidates in the fray, Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and...

Congress can help send Deve Gowda to Rajya Sabha: Party leader

Bengaluru, June 6 | The opposition Congress in Karnataka is open to supporting Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) supremo and former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda's...

With India shut down, EC defers Rajya Sabha poll further

New Delhi, April 3 | The Election Commission has further defered the Rajya Sabha polls, originally slated for March 26, in view of Covid-19...

COVID-19: EC defers Rajya Sabha elections

New Delhi, March 24 | The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday announced deferment of March 26 biennial polls to 18 seats in the Rajya...

Rajya Sabha election scheduled for March 26 postponed

New Delhi, March 24 | The Election Commission has postponed the Rajya Sabha elections due to the threat of coronavirus. The 18 Rajya Sabha...

Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die over coronavirus

New Delhi, March 23 | Accepting the apprehension of all political parties over the coronovirus threat, Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the...

Ex-CJI Gogoi to take oath in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, March 19 | Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, whose was nominated to the Rajya Sabha by President Ram Nath Kovind,...

Ex-CJI Gogoi to take oath in Rajya Sabha on Thursday

New Delhi, March 18 | Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will take oath as an Upper House member at 11 a.m. on...

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm after ruckus over Digvijaya’s detention

New Delhi, March 18 | Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday adjourned the House till 2 pm after an uproar by opposition...

Mission Rajya Sabha: Cong, BJP locked in a tough contest

New Delhi, March 17 | The Congress and BJP are entangled in a bitter fight over the Rajya Sabha elections at a time when...

Steps to prevent spreading of COVID-19 discussed in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, March 16 | Rajya Sabha on Monday discussed the preventive steps to be taken to contain the deadly Coronavirus outbreak including the...

Rajya Sabha to discuss Homeopathy, Sanskrit bills

New Delhi, March 15 | After the din over the Delhi riots, the Rajya Sabha is now functioning smoothly in the Budget session and...

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Oil prices surge as OPEC+ extends most output cuts

New York, March 5 | Oil prices gained considerably after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies (OPEC+) agreed to...