Opinion | Derek O'Brien | Sunday April 16, 2017
After sterling and cross-party work to bring the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime into effect, it was disappointing that the BJP-led government introduced the GST Bills in Parliament as Money Bills. This allowed it to essentially bypass the Rajya Sabha, ignore its views, and let the government romp home on the basis of its Lok Sabha majority.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 12, 2017
The Budget session of the Rajya Sabha came to a close today after approving the historic GST bills and 14 other government legislations besides the Budget and the demand for grants of various ministries.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 12, 2017
Delhi's prisons, including Tihar, accommodate 14,132 undertrials and convicted prisoners as against their total capacity of 7,818, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.
India News | Edited by Nidhi Sethi | Wednesday April 12, 2017
Debates over Ramjanambhoomi - the birthplace of Lord Ram - have been on for decades. But a question on the birthplace of his wife Sita saw a minor war of words in parliament's Upper House today.
Education | Edited by Maitree Baral | Wednesday April 12, 2017
In response to a query regarding compulsory use of NCERT textbooks in CBSE schools, HRD Minister has said today in the Rajya Sabha that NCERT textbooks have been supplied to 2,000 private schools affiliated with CBSE for the current academic year. He further added that more schools will be covered next year.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 12, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today slammed opposition parties for stalling a bill that seeks to accord constitutional status to the OBC commission, questioning why they stopped its passage in the Rajya Sabha when it aims to benefit backward castes.
India News | PressTrust of India | Tuesday April 11, 2017
The army was allegedly cheated by revenue officials into paying rent for land parcels which were in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Rajya Sabha was informed today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 11, 2017
The Income Tax department carried out over 1,100 searches and surveys immediately after demonetisation and detected undisclosed income of over Rs 5,400 crore, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told the Rajya Sabha today.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 11, 2017
Rajya Sabha MP Sasikala Pushpa today met Chief Election Commissioner and demanded for the disqualification of AIADMK (Amma) faction candidate T T V Dinakaran in the RK Nagar by-poll in Tamil Nadu over his alleged involvement in distributing money to voters.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday April 12, 2017
Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and actress Rekha are the worst performers in attendance in the Rajya Sabha among the 12 nominated members, according to an analysis by Factly.in, a data journalism portal.
Education | Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 11, 2017
There is no provision of reservation for civilian students in Army Public Schools but children from local areas are admitted to the seats which are left vacant, Rajya Sabha was informed today.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday April 10, 2017
Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave's absence in the Rajya Sabha on Monday to reply to a member's question made Chairman Hamid Ansari call it a "very unusual situation".
Thomson Reuters | Friday April 7, 2017
Now, state assemblies must approve a fifth bill before the new tax system can be rolled out. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has set July 1 as the launch date of GST.
India News | Reported By Sunil Prabhu, Edited By Indroneil B Biswas | Thursday April 6, 2017
Four Goods and Tax, or GST related bills, sailed through the Rajya Sabha or upper house of Parliament without amendments today, with the largest party - Congress - voting for the bills and against changes sought by other opposition parties. Just before the House voted, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked his party not to seek changes.
Thomson Reuters | Thursday April 6, 2017
The GST is one of the most significant reforms since India opened its economy in the early 1990s that will harmonise a mosaic of state and central levies into a national sales tax.
Education | Edited by Shihabudeen Kunju S | Thursday April 6, 2017
In a reply given to Rajya Sabha today, Minister of State of Human Resources Development said that the scheme of autonomous colleges is open for all colleges in the country.
India News | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava, Edited by Raija Susan Panicker | Thursday April 6, 2017
The Rajya Sabha today passed four GST or Goods and Services Tax bills without amendments setting the stage for the government to launch on July 1, the country's biggest tax reform since Independence.
India News | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Raija Susan Panicker | Wednesday April 5, 2017
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi met CPM leader Sitaram Yechury for 45 minutes today, over a cup of coffee, the latter said. Mr Gandhi has sought the Left's support for an amendment that the Congress' Jairam Ramesh will seek tomorrow when four GST or Goods and Services Tax bills are voted on in the Rajya Sabha.
India News | Edited by Raija Susan Panicker | Wednesday April 5, 2017
Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Aggarwal compared Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to Lord Hanuman from the epic Ramayan in parliament today and asked him to stop the Rajya Sabha's "powers from being curtailed."
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 5, 2017
A kind of mud therapy is being used on Taj Mahal as the white marble structure is changing colour, the government told the Rajya Sabha today after members voiced concern over the maintenance of the world famous monument.
Jobs | Edited by Maitree Baral | Wednesday April 5, 2017
Government has taken various steps for generating employment in the country. This was stated by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment in response to a question in Rajya Sabha today through a written reply.
India News | Edited by Shuchi Shukla | Wednesday April 5, 2017
The Congress today joined the opposition chorus of "no EVMs," forcing a brief adjournment in parliament's Upper House Rajya Sabha along with Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party. Ghulam Nabi Azad of the Congress said EVMs or electronic voting machines should not be used in the Gujarat assembly elections later this year as they are...
Education | Edited by Anisha Singh | Wednesday April 5, 2017
In response to a Zero hour mention in Rajya Sabha by Sharad Yadav, Prakash Javadekar, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development said that the government has rolled out the process for appointment of about 300 teachers in Jawaharlal Nehru University and said that the intake of students in MPhil and PhD programmes will increase in the forthco...
India News | Edited by Shuchi Shukla | Saturday April 1, 2017
Congress's Digvijaya Singh today hit out at Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who, on Friday, took a dig at him by thanking Mr Singh for failing to install a Congress government in the state despite winning the most seats in the assembly elections
India News | Edited by Indroneil B Biswas | Friday March 31, 2017
As he bid farewell to the Rajya Sabha today, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar thanked member of the House and Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for failing to install a Congress government in the state despite the party winning the most seats in the assembly elections.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday March 31, 2017
Raising the issue of a pending substantive motion to discuss government formation in Goa and Manipur submitted by him a few weeks ago, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh sought to know when the Centre will find time to decide on the date of discussion on the matter.
Jobs | Edited by Maitree Baral | Friday March 31, 2017
Government has set up a target of making at least 60 per cent of engineering students in the country employable in the next 5 years. This was stated by Prakash Javadekar during the Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday March 30, 2017
Every attack and death of Indians in the US should not be considered as "hate crime", External Affairs Minister said today after members in the Rajya Sabha voiced concerns over recent incidents of violence.
India News | Edited by Abhishek Chakraborty | Thursday March 30, 2017
The Finance Bill 2017 has been approved by parliament, with the Lok Sabha on Thursday rejecting five amendments that were proposed by opposition parties and adopted on Wednesday by the Rajya Sabha, where the government is in a minority.
Press Trust of India | Thursday March 30, 2017
Defending the budget proposal, Jaitley said it is not possible for the Government to accept the amendment as it would limit the number of donors to political parties.
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