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Tag Archives: Rajya Sabha

Did not act under CBI pressure: Vaghela

  Gandhinagar: Gujarat rebel Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela on Thursday here said his vote for the BJP candidate in the just concluded Rajya Sabha polls in the state had nothing to do with any kind of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) pressure. “With regards to General Secretary Ashok Gehlot’s comment that I was acting under CBI-pressure,…

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Tampering with history not good for nation: Sharad Yadav

  New Delhi: Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sharad Yadav on Wednesday said the ongoing episodes involving tampering with the history will not be in the interest of the nation. “Truth of history builds the base for future journey. If you tamper even with a brick of that base, the building on it will collapse. We can…

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Rajya Sabha adjourned for day amid ruckus

  New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was on Wednesday adjourned for the day soon after it met post lunch as Congress members shouted slogans against the government and some of the treasury benches members too shouted counter-slogans. “Now, honourable members, I am not able to conduct. I am not able to proceed. The opposition side shouting…

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RS repeatedly adjourned over Bengaluru raid

  New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was on Wednesday repeatedly adjourned over the Income Tax Department raid on a Bengaluru resort where 44 Gujarat Congress MLAs have been lodged. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley however denied the resort was raided. He said the officials went there just to nab “one particular individual” (Karnataka minister D.K. Shivakumar). Congress…

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Congress conspiring to not approve OBC Bill: BJP

  New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday accused the Congress of hatching a conspiracy to not approve the bill to confer constitutional status on the Backward Classes Commission with the opposition succeeding in amending an important provision. “It’s a conspiracy of the Congress not to approve the amended Bill in the Rajya Sabha. All parties have…

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JD-U-BJP alliance unfortunate, says Sharad Yadav

  New Delhi: Breaking his silence on the JD-U’s new tie-up with the BJP in Bihar, senior Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav on Monday described it as “unfortunate” and said he did not agree with the decision taken by JD-U President and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. “I don’t agree with the decision in Bihar. It…

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Ruckus in Rajya Sabha over Dalits, Mayawati threatens to quit

New Delhi: Sparks flew as the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day on the second day of the monsoon session on Tuesday as BSP chief Mayawati stormed out, threatening to resign when she was not allowed to speak over “atrocities on Dalits” beyond three minutes. Mayawati demanded a discussion over the issue. Deputy Chairman told…

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Vice President’s election on August 5

  New Delhi: Election for India’s next Vice President, to succeed M. Hamid Ansari, will be held on August 5 and counting of votes will be done on the same day, the Election Commission announced on Thursday. Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said, “The date of polling, if required, will be August 5. Counting, if required,…

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Vice President’s election on August 5

  New Delhi: The Election Commission on Thursday announced that the election of India’s next Vice President will take place on August 5. The term of Vice President M. Hamid Ansari ends on August 11. “The date of polling, if required, will be August 5. Counting, if required, will be done on August 5,” Chief Election…

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Heptulla new Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia

  New Delhi: Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla has been unanimously elected as Chancellor (Amir-e-Jamia) of Jamia Millia Islamia for five years by the university’s court in a special meeting held on May 25, a varsity statement said on Monday. “Heptulla succeeds Lt. Gen. M.A. Zaki (retd.) who has completed his five-year term. Heptulla’s tenure begins with…

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