Articles tagged under: Rajya Sabha

Election on 4 Rajya Sabha Seats of Gujarat to be held this year, tenure of 3 BJP and 1 Congress MP to complete

January 01, 2020
Election on 4 Rajya Sabha Seats of Gujarat to be held this year, tenure of 3 BJP and 1 Congress MP to complete

Gandhinagar: Election for 4 Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat, of which 3 are currently with the ruling BJP and one with Congress, would be held this year. The terms of BJP RS MPs Chunibhai Gohel, Lalsinh Vadodiya and Shambhu Prasad Tundiya and Congress' Madhusudan Mistry would complete in April this year. Looking at the current arithmetic of the state assembly BJP and Congress would get 2 seats each now if no cross-voting happens. In the 182 member assembly, BJP has 103 seats w...Read More

Citizenship Amendment Bill gets nod of Parliament

December 11, 2019
Citizenship Amendment Bill gets nod of Parliament

New Delhi: The Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, that seeks to make it easier for non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan to gain citizenship in the country, on Wednesday got the nod of Parliament with the Rajya Sabha passing it by a majority of members. The Rajya Sabha passed the Bill after a six hour long debate with 125 voting in favour and 105 voting against it. The passage of the Bill came after the House rejected Motions moved by K K Ragesh of the CPM and Benoy Vi...Read More

Live: Union Home Minister Amit Shah tables Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Rajya Sabha

December 11, 2019

HM Amit Shah introduces Citizenship Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha Read More

Parliament passes the Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union Territories) Bill, 2019

December 03, 2019
Parliament passes the Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union Territories) Bill, 2019

New Delhi: Parliament passed the Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union Territories) Bill, 2019 today. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G. Kishan Reddy addressed the Rajya Sabha and said that the bill has been brought to provide for merger of union territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, in view of fruitful utilization of manpower, improve administrative efficiency, reduce administrative expenditure and improve service delivery as well as facilit...Read More

Amit Shah replies questions related to Kashmir situation in Rajya Sabha

November 20, 2019

New Delhi: Asserting that the normalcy has been restored in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said that the internet services to be restored after the local administration assess the situation. "Not one person killed in police firing in Jammu & Kashmir, while during the debate on Article 370 the Opposition members had said that blood will flow on streets of Kashmir," he said. He said that the internet too would be restored by local administration on the basis of the...Read More

Rajya Sabha may be the second house but never the secondary house: PM in speech marking 250 sessions of upper house

November 18, 2019

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha may be the second house, but it is never the secondary house, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today in his tribute to the upper house of parliament as it completed 250 sessions today. The upper house is the soul of the country's federal structure, and provides an opportunity to get away from the electoral politics to contribute to the country and its development, he said, opening a special discussion on the occasion. Much of this, he said, was due to the unique mi...Read More

Gujarat High Court allows more time to Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar for filing reply on petition challenging his election in RS by poll

October 18, 2019
Gujarat High Court allows more time to Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar for filing reply on petition challenging his election in RS by poll

Ahmedabad:The Gujarat High Court today allowed more time to the Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar and Jugalji Thakor, in connection with election petitions challenging their election on two Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat during the by polls held in July this year. Justice Bela Trivedi fixed the next date of hearing on November 25 after hearing the counsels of the Jaishankar and Thakor. Both had won the by polls held separately on the same day as BJP candidates. The b...Read More

Live: Govt Decides to Repeal Articles 370 and 35A, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

August 05, 2019

Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah, introduced two bills and two resolutions regarding Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) today. These are as follows: Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Order, 2019 {Ref. Article 370(1) of Constitution of India} – issued by President of India to supersede the 1954 order related to Article 370. Resolution for Repeal of Article 370 of the Constitution of India {Ref. Article 370 (3)} Jammu & Kashmir (Reorganisation) Bill, 2019 {Ref...Read More

Gujarat is No.1 in rooftop solar installation in the country

July 23, 2019
Gujarat is No.1 in rooftop solar installation in the country

Gandhinagar: Gujarat is No.1 in installation of rooftop solar projects with installed capacity of 261.97 Mega Watt (MW) as on 23 July, 2019. Total rooftop solar installation in India stands at 1,700.54 MW. Gujarat is followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu with 198.52 MW and 151.62 MW respectively. Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy and Power Shri R. K. Singh provided the information in Rajya Sabha on July 23, 2019 while replying to a question raised by MP Shri Parimal Nathwani. Ac...Read More

Gujarat stands at No. 5 with Rs. 49,022 crore Direct Tax collection in 2018-19

July 10, 2019
Gujarat stands at No. 5 with Rs. 49,022 crore Direct Tax collection in 2018-19

New Delhi: In financial year 2018-19, the country’s total collection of Direct Taxes stood at Rs. 11,37,685.41 crore, in which Gujarat stood at No. 5 position with total Direct Tax collection of Rs. 49,021.69 crore. The States that preceded Gujarat are Maharashtra (Rs. 4,25,390.84 crore), Delhi (Rs. 1,66,405.42 crore), Karnataka (Rs. 1,19,796.51 crore) and Tamil Nadu (Rs. 74,238.94 crore). Union Minister of State for Finance Shri Anurag Thakur provided the information in Rajya Sabha on July 9,...Read More

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