Free Press Journal
  • No use pushing anti-corruption bill

    The previous UPA govt had brought this Bill in the Rajya Sabha in 2013 instead of taking it up in the Lok Sabha to ensure it does not lapse with the end of the Lok Sabha’s term.

  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till Monday

    New Delhi : The Rajya Sabha was on Wednesday adjourned till Monday soon after it met after the lunch break.As soon as the House was reconvened at 3.40 p.m., Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien tried to take up a short duration discussion on banking fraud to be moved by BJP’s Roopa Ganguly and Janata Dal United’s Harivansh.

  • No Parliament business on day 1

    New Delhi : The month-long second part of Parliament’s budget session began on Monday with pandemonium forcing no business in either House.

  • Delhi sealing drive, Kasganj violence disrupt Rajya Sabha

    The House debated for over 2 hours a private member Bill of Dr Subramanian Swamy for protection of cows, ban on their slaughter and provide for deterrent punishment including death penalty for any such slaughter. Dr Swamy, however, withdrew his Cow Protection Bill after the reply of Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, just before it was to be put to vote.

  • Govt escapes by a whisker ‘job or dole to all’ bill

    New Delhi : The Government had a very narrow escape from the embarrassment it would have faced to provide employment or unemployment allowance to all citizens above 18 as sought in a private member’s Bill in the Rajya Sabha on Friday.

  • There is no celebrity, non-celebrity in Parliament: Govt

    New Delhi: Asserting that Parliament is the highest forum for discussion, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Friday said there is no celebrity or non-celebrity when a person is a nominated MP.

  • Why is an Andaman island named after man who fought Indians: BJP

    New Delhi : A demand was made in the Rajya Sabha, on Wednesday, to change the name of Havelock island in the Andamans with a BJP member saying that naming a place after a person who had fought Indian patriots in 1857 was a matter of shame.

  • Rajya Sabha witnesses multiple adjournments over Goa, Manipur

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday witnessed multiple adjournments amid chaos over Congress’ allegations that BJP murdered the democracy by not honouring the people’s mandate in Goa and Manipur assembly elections.