Rajya Sabha

Upper house of the Parliament of India

The Rajya Sabha or Council of States is the upper house of the bicameral Parliament of India. It currently has a maximum membership of 245, of which 233 are elected by the legislatures of the states and union territories using single transferable votes through Open Ballot while the President can appoint 12 members for their contributions to art, literature, science, and social services. Members sit for staggered terms lasting six years, with elections every year but almost a third of the 233 designates up for election every two years, specifically in even-numbered years. The Rajya Sabha meets in continuous sessions, and unlike the Lok Sabha, being the lower house of the Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, which is the upper house of Parliament, is not subjected to dissolution. However, the Rajya Sabha, like the Lok Sabha can be prorogued by the President.

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By and large, the country's eyes will now be on the Rajya Sabha, where the bill will be introduced on Wednesday.
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The Bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday by Home Minister Amit Shah.
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In the Upper House, NDA has 94 members and it will have to garner the support of at least 121 members to get the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed...
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Despite a boost in opposition numbers in Rajya Sabha against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the BJP is confident that the proposed legislation will be passed..
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Union Minister Amit Shah, who was lauded by PM Modi for lucidly explaining all aspects in the Lower House of the Parliament, will table the Bill tomorrow.
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The Congress on Tuesday said it welcomed the Shiv Sena's decision to reconsider supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha after voting for it in..
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Sena stands on risky grounds and dwindling ideological support, to maintain its alliance with the Congress in Maharashtra.
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Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said the Shiv Sena won't back the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha till there is clarity on the..
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Responding on being asked whether Shiv Sena will support Citizenship Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha, Arvind Sawant said, "Alag alag bhumika hoti kya humari?..
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The Congress general secretary's remarks came after the CAB was passed in the Lok Sabha with 311 members favouring it and 80 voting against it. The bill will now..
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Citizenship Amendment Bill will now be tabled in Rajya Sabha.
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While the state BJP leadership copped most of the blame for the bill reaching Parliament, NDA ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) was a divided house over its "silent"..
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The stage is now set for a clash in Rajya Sabha where the numbers are closer even as NDA seems to have requisite support with the backing of BJD, AIADMK, TDP and..
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The bill will now be tabled in Rajya Sabha to get its nod.
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The cells have been set up at IITs — Bombay, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Madras, IISc, Bengaluru, and joint research programme with Savitribai Phule Pune University,..
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The party has decided to issue whip to all its MPs in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members to attend the session during Monday to Wednesday. BJD has 12 MPs in..
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Concerns over shortage and high prices of onions were raised in Rajya Sabha on Friday even as the government blamed delayed and prolonged rains for damage of..
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The government is set to introduce the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday and is confident of passing it in both Houses without a hitch.
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​​​Naidu voiced concern over the functioning of parliamentary committees and shared details of poor attendance with the chairpersons. Fifteen of the 16..
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Chidambaram, who walked out of jail on Wednesday night, joined other Congress MPs voicing their protest against the steep hike in onion prices and said he was..
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The NDA is confident of getting adequate support for the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill, with alliance partners like Janata Dal (United) and some..
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The government has set up a committee to suggest necessary amendments to the Indian Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure to deal with certain crimes like..
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Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday questioned in Rajya Sabha why SPG protection should be accorded to the Gandhis, saying the Constitution is equal..
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The Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill which seeks to merge two Union Territories - Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli - into one unit. The Rajya Sabha..
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The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill to amend the Act governing the elite-Special Protection Group with home minister Amit Shah rejecting the opposition's..
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“It is true that after I looked at statistics today, I am saddened to say there has not been much change in the number of road accidents as well as those..
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MPs on Monday called for swift death penalty to rape convicts, their public lynching or surgical and physical castration and their trials in fast-track courts...
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The government has no specific information available on employment created by the single-use plastic manufacturing industry, the Rajya Sabha was informed on..
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The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, stated the measures in the Rajya Sabha on Monday.
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The details of the initiative were provided by Minister of State (MoS) of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Babul Supriyo on Monday at the Rajya Sabha.
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High absenteeism among Rajya Sabha members despite the listing of starred questions invited the ire of Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday, who described it as a..
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"What happens even after punishment is given (to convicts). We all are witness...appeal, mercy (petition)...can anybody think of having mercy on such people,"..
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"I think the people now want the government to give a proper answer, and a very definite answer. These type of people should be brought out in public and..
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Death penalty for rapists, lynching of convicts in public and castration of those convicted were among the demands made in Rajya Sabha on Monday as MPs expressed..
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Rajya Sabha lawmaker Jaya Bachchan on Monday said that the accused in rape and murder of veterinary doctor should be brought in public and lynched. "People now..
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​​ Rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad dominated proceedings at the conclave which was held to discuss the importance and relevance of the..
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Days after Union minister for department of space Jitendra Singh informed the Rajya Sabha in the current session that “the government has a proposal to set up..
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