Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicRajya Sabha

Topic: Rajya Sabha

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.

BJP trumps Shiv Sena, NCP & Cong alliance in Maharashtra in RS polls, wins 3 of 6 seats

Of 6 Rajya Sabha seats from Maharashtra for which voting was held Friday, BJP could win 2 easily, while Shiv Sena, NCP & Congress could win 1 each. BJP, however, managed to also win sixth seat.

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Representative image | Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina (L) with Chinese premier Xi Jinping (R) | MFA China

Nepal to Bangladesh, nations mounting small acts of big rebellion against China, US

Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives reiterated their commitment to the One-China Policy—but on their own terms.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.