Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Rajya Sabha

We will force Rahul Gandhi to become Cong chief, says Mallikarjun Kharge

Rahul Gandhi would be pursued to return as Congress President as there is none in the party other than him who has a pan-India appeal, veteran leader M Mallikarjun Kharge has said.The Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha...

Banks write off Rs 10L cr in last 5 FYs

A recent Parliament reply disclosed that scheduled commercial banks have written off loans worth about Rs 10 lakh crore in the last five financial years.According to a reply by the Finance Ministry, during 2021-22, the write-off amount came down...

Did my best as RS chairman, am leaving satisfied: Naidu

Outgoing Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on his last day in office on Wednesday said he is leaving satisfied with his work and urged the members of the house to make judicious use of rules and instruments to...

Monsoon session disappointing, Govt was in rush: Congress

The Congress on Tuesday termed the Monsoon session of Parliament as “highly disappointing” and claimed the government did not have an appetite to run proceedings even though the Opposition was willing to sit till the very end to debate...

PM hails Naidu’s witty one-lines on his farewell

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said M Venkaiah Naidu’s witty one-liners were “revered, and never countered”, and hailed his highly productive five-year term as vice president of India and Rajya Sabha chairman.Two days before Naidu demits office, the Rajya...

MPs can be arrested during Parliament session: Naidu

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday clarified that members of Parliament do not enjoy any immunity from arrest in criminal cases when the House is in session and they cannot avoid summons issued by law enforcement agencies.Rajya...

Bill on family courts in Nagaland, Himachal gets Par nod

Parliament on Thursday passed a bill granting statutory cover to family courts set up in Nagaland and Himachal Pradesh and retrospectively validating all actions taken by them.Rajya Sabha passed the Family Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2022 by a voice vote...

Politics: Opposition attacks govt for ‘misuse’ of probe agencies

Both the Houses of Parliament on Thursday witnessed protests by opposition members against the alleged misuse of investigating agencies by the government against political opponents.Opposition members led by the Congress in both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha...

There is no collapse of Indian rupee, asserts FM

Amid concerns over the decline in the value of the rupee against the US dollar, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday asserted there is no collapse of the unit and it is actually finding its natural course.Sitharaman informed the...

8 cases of monkeypox, task force to monitor kit, vax development: Mandaviya

Eight cases of monkeypox have been reported so far in India and a national task force has been set up to monitor the development of diagnostics and vaccines, Health Minister Mansukh Madaviya said on Tuesday.Replying to queries in Rajya...