Rajya Sabha

Upper house of the Parliament of India

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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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According to sources, Shekhar was unhappy with SP after he was denied ticket to contest from Balia in the recently held Lok Sabha election
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They said that Neeraj Shekhar, son of former Prime Minister Chandrashekhar, met Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and told him that he was resigning..
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Upset over having been allegedly sidelined, Samajwadi Party leader Neeraj Shekhar on Monday quit his Rajya Sabha membership, said sources. Son of former Prime..
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Upset over having been allegedly sidelined, Samajwadi Party leader Neeraj Shekhar on Monday quit his Rajya Sabha membership, said sources. Son of former Prime..
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Raising the issue of the alarming flood situation in Assam during Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha, Congress's Ripun Bora also urged the government to send a union..
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The proposed bill seeks amendments to key sections of the IPC to punish acts of sexual assault and rape of all persons “including but not limited to men and..
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Though Reddy recorded his disappointment saying that the government was not cooperating and “the rules of the House are not being followed” to justify his..
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Sitharaman took on former finance minister P Chidambaram for slamming the NDA government over setting the target of 5 trillion dollars economy.
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She also accused Chidambaram of leaving behind unpaid subsidy bills, besides pointing to the concerns raised over the use of participatory notes by foreign..
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Congress member Pradeep Tamta said that around 140 countries have abolished capital punishment around the globe. "There are only 53 countries which currently..
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Participating in the debate on the budget in Rajya Sabha, Baluni termed Chidambaram’s comments an insult to Indian media and asked the deputy Speaker to..
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Achieving a $5 trillion economy will have little meaning if the majority of people in the country are poor, Congress leader Kapil Sibal said in Rajya Sabha on..
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Raising the issue of "restrictions" on journalists entering the finance ministry premises in North Block, former Union minister Kapil Sibal said in Rajya Sabha..
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The developments in Karnataka and Goa may help the BJP in "advancing their political goals", but at the "same time they are doing a great disservice to the..
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From the treasury benches, parliamentary affairs minister Prahlad Joshi and Bhupendra Yadav sought the chairman to bring the house to order and start discussion..
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There is no official nomenclature to accord martyrdom status to the CRPF personnel killed in the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir, the Rajya Sabha was..
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The House saw two adjournments in the pre-lunch period that saw the washing out of the Zero Hour and the Question Hour.
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The Opposition, apparently, was angry with the government that despite their cooperation, it did not agree to take up discussions on subjects that it thought..
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Taking to Twitter, Swapan Dasgupta had said, "I am convinced that the Congress and TMC disrupted the Rajya Sabha and had it adjourned for the day because they..
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The Upper House witnessed protests by members of Congress, TMC, CPI and CPIM as soon as it reconvened at 2 pm following two adjournments earlier in the day.
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The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday witnessed uproar over the Karnataka crisis with opposition Congress members storming the well of the House and raising slogans,..
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Addressing the BJP parliamentary party meeting, Modi also asked Rajya Sabha members to visit constituencies where the BJP organisation was weak.
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Addressing the BJP parliamentary party meeting, PM Narendra Modi also asked Rajya Sabha members to visit constituencies where the BJP organisation was weak.
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Dhanani was rebuked by the court for not answering the simple questions raised by Vyas and was warned for trying to waste the court's time with his explanation
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Over 2,400 people died in India due to extreme weather events in the last one year, the government informed Rajya Sabha on Monday. Though it said global warming..
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Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that SC judges should avoid "harsh words" and referred to "constitutional fraud" observation in minority Aadhaar..
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The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which is intended to replace an ordinance issued in March 2019, has already been passed by Lok Sabha last..
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Introducing the Bill, Tourism Minister, Prahlad Singh Patel said the Bill was passed in the 16th Lok Sabha but could not be passed in Rajya Sabha.
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The government is considering making it mandatory for manufacturers to mix silicon with rubber to improve quality of tyres and use of Nitrogen in them to help..
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TMC members in Rajya Sabha on Monday sought to disrupt proceedings of the House by entering the well and raising slogans to protest disinvestment of public..
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External affairs minister S Jaishankar, who was last week elected to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, on Monday took oath as a member of the Upper House. Former top..
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Admitting that the aircraft that ferried the MLAs belonged to Jupiter Capital, the company officials clarified that they were running a business and whoever..
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The government is learnt to have withheld its plan to introduce a fresh bill in Parliament to extend the facility of 'proxy voting' to overseas Indians, pending..
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