Rajya Sabha

The Rajya Sabha or Council of States is the upper house of the bicameral Parliament of India. It currently has a maximum membership of 245, of which 233 are elected by the legislatures of the states and union territories using single transferable votes through Open Ballot while the President can appoint 12 members for their contributions to art, literature, science, and social services. Members sit for staggered terms lasting six years, with elections every year but almost a third of the 233 designates up for election every two years, specifically in even-numbered years. The Rajya Sabha meets in continuous sessions, and unlike the Lok Sabha, being the lower house of the Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, which is the upper house of Parliament, is not subjected to dissolution. However, the Rajya Sabha, like the Lok Sabha can be prorogued by the President. The Rajya Sabha has equal footing in legislation with the Lok Sabha, except in the area of supply, where the latter has overriding powers.

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Pollution, 250th Rajya Sabha session mark Parliament’s 1st week

At the end of the first week, the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have consumed 109% and 89% of its...

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Rajya Sabha reports productivity of over 90% in first week of Winter Session | India News - Times of...

NEW DELHI: In the first week of Parliament's Winter Session, theRajya Sabha reported productivity of...

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As Shiv Sena walks out, signs of unease among NDA allies

As Shiv Sena — which has 18 MPs in the Lok Sabha — walked out of the NDA accusing the BJP of not...

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New Military-style Uniform of Rajya Sabha Marshals to be Reviewed After Oppn Members, Veterans...

A day after the Rajya Sabha introduced a new military style uniform for its marshals, Chairman...

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Row over Rajya Sabha marshals’ new uniform

Row over Rajya Sabha marshals’ new uniform

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Landmark moment for House of Elders

It is indeed a matter of great encouragement for India's parliamentary democracy that the Rajya Sabha is holding its 250th Session beginning November...

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‘Soul of India’s federal structure’: PM Modi at Rajya Sabha’s 250th session

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said Rajya Sabha is the soul of India’s federal structure....

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Rajya Sabha should have greater say in redrawing state boundaries: Manmohan Singh | India News -...

NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said as a council of states, the Rajya ...

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After protests, new uniform for Rajya Sabha marshals - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Marshals in Rajya Sabha were spotted without their military-styled caps on Thursday amid...

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Rajya Sabha refers bill on ‘surrogacy ban’ to 23-member panel | India News - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha on Thursday referred the bill seeking to ban commercial surrogacy to a...

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Don’t misuse Money Bills, consult Rajya Sabha more: Manmohan Singh in Parliament

Don’t misuse Money Bills, consult Rajya Sabha more: Manmohan Singh in Parliament

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Let Farooq attend, Opposition tells PM at all-party meet before House session

Congress Rajya Sabha leader Ghulam Nabi Azad demanded that senior National Conference leader Farooq...

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Distinction must between checking and clogging: PM Narendra Modi in Rajya Sabha | India News - Times...

NEW DELHI: With disruptions in Rajya Sabha in the past hindering passage of crucial legislations,...

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No curfew, everything normal in Kashmir: Amit Shah gives status report in Rajya Sabha

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday told the Rajya Sabha that there was no curfew in Kashmir...

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Rajya Sabha has come a long way, but still has miles to go: Venkaiah Naidu

“Rajya Sabha has been an integral part of the socio-economic transformation of our country since it...

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Nothing objectionable if MP resigns and switches to other party: Naidu | India News - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said there is nothing "objectionable" in...

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Rajya Sabha seat change shows bid to humiliate me, Shiv Sena: Sanjay Raut shoots letter to Venkaiah...

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has launched a vehement attack on the BJP-led NDA and shot a letter to ...

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Rajya Sabha chairman Naidu may ask parties to ensure presence of their MPs in Parl panel meets, or...

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu is likely to ask floor leaders of all parties to...

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Uniform of Rajya Sabha marshals: Why and how it was changed

On Monday, Rajya Sabha marshals appeared in a dark-coloured suit and a peak cap. Amid the criticism...

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8. What an MP’s seat in parliament says about his status

While Shiv Sena’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut’s complaint that the change of his seat in the Upper...

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'Agneepath', says Sanjay Raut as Sena treads tough path with Cong-NCP | India News - Times of India

MUMBAI: Ailing Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Wednesday tweeted the word 'agneepath' three times,...

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Parliament's joint sitting on November 26 to mark 70 years of adoption of Constitution | India News...

Vice-president Venkaiah Naidu, who is also the Rajya Sabha chairman and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla...

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Will work to form BJP govt, says Narayan Rane; mocks Sena for getting fooled by Congress | India...

MUMBAI: BJP leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Narayan Rane on Tuesday said he would do...

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BJP-Sena should form government; Cong-NCP will sit in opposition: Sharad Pawar | India News - Times...

Addressing a press conference here after meeting senior Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay...

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After Ayodhya judgment, Shah gets new task at hand — and new opportunity

After Ayodhya judgment, Shah gets new task at hand — and new opportunity

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Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital, family says he has been advised rest

Raut, who has been fronting the Sena attack ever since the Maharashtrra election results were...

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Brainstorming over breakfast: As part of poll prep, Javadekar calls BJP leaders over

The core group includes Union Minister Harsh Vardhan, Delhi in-charge Shyam Jaju, Delhi co in-charge...

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RS poll: Jaishankar urges Gujarat HC to quash Congress leader's plea | India News - Times of India

AHMEDABAD: External affairs minister S Jaishankar filed an affidavit in the Gujarat high court on...

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Manmohan Singh nominated to parliamentary standing committee on finance | India News - Times of...

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu has nominated former prime minister and senior...

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To pool resources & cut costs, govt to merge LS, RS TV | India News - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu has constituted a six-member committee for the...

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