Friday, 2 December, 2022
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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.