Saturday, 1 April, 2023
TopicRajya Sabha

Topic: Rajya Sabha

‘Small step, big difference’ — Rajya Sabha to introduce ‘gender-neutral’ language, drops ‘no sir’

The announcement came in response to MP Priyanka Chaturvedi's letter stating that use of 'no sir' in response to questions asked by women parliamentarians was 'concerning'.

Congress MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi resigns from Haryana assembly, set to join BJP

The 53-year-old was expelled from all party positions by the Congress soon after he cross-voted in the Rajya Sabha polls in June.

139 & counting — 170% increase in suspension of MPs under Modi govt compared to UPA

Lok Sabha has seen uptick in suspensions since 2014 and Rajya Sabha since Modi govt's 2nd term began in 2019, official data shows.

‘Rajya Sabha seats, governor posts for Rs 100 crore’: CBI busts extortion racket, arrests four

The accused, residents of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi, dropped top names to fool clients. They were caught after the agency intercepted their calls.

Apex defence for fact-checking, and a hack to beat GST on food items

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

IAS couple transferred for walking dog in a Delhi stadium went on ‘long leave’

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Circular banning protests, strikes in Parliament House not new, Rajya Sabha issued rule in 2001

AAP MP Sanjay Singh, Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh & Manish Tewari took to social media to protest 'new rule', which also allegedly bans fasts and religious ceremonies.

Singing at Communist meetings to NDA’s Rajya Sabha pick — Ilaiyaraaja’s journey to Parliament

The 79-year-old maestro was nominated to the Rajya Sabha earlier this week. Many believe the choice to be a “political move” on the part of the BJP.

RS nominees Ilaiyaraaja, P.T. Usha, Vijayendra Prasad & Heggade part of BJP’s ‘mission south’

Music maestro Ilaiyaraaja, athlete P.T. Usha, screenwriter V. Vijayendra Prasad & philanthropist Veerendra Heggade will represent Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka in Rajya Sabha.

BJP trumps opposition in 3 states, but party-backed media baron Subhash Chandra loses in Rajasthan

In Friday's Rajya Sabha elections, Congress suffered an embarrassing defeat in Haryana, where it's candidate, Ajay Maken, lost despite the party having 31 MLAs — the number required for his win.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.