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Rajya Sabha: Upper house of the Parliament of India
The Rajya Sabha or Council of States is the upper house of the bicameral Parliament of India. As of 2021 it 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. The potential seating capacity of the Rajya Sabha is 250, according to article 80 of the Indian Constitution. Members sit for staggered terms lasting six years, with elections every year with about a third of the 233 designates up for election every two years, 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.

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Joe Biden urges Afghan leaders to fight against Taliban | Withdrawing US troops | Oneindia News [Video]

Joe Biden urges Afghan leaders to fight against Taliban | Withdrawing US troops | Oneindia News

US President Joe Biden urged Afghanistan’s leaders to fight for their homeland; Today, Lok Sabha was adjourned indefinitely today, bringing an end to the tumultuous Monsoon session of Parliament;..

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Venkaiah Naidu breaks down in Parliament over disrespect: 'Had sleepless night' | Oneindia News [Video]

Venkaiah Naidu breaks down in Parliament over disrespect: 'Had sleepless night' | Oneindia News

Vice President and Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu was visibly shaking and broke down in Parliament as he expressed his anguish at the way the monsoon session had proceeded on Tuesday with MPs..

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Rajya Sabha: Ruckus erupts with MPs sloganeering during a discussion on farmers laws | Oneindia News [Video]

Rajya Sabha: Ruckus erupts with MPs sloganeering during a discussion on farmers laws | Oneindia News

Even though the opposition has been demanding a debate on farm laws, a massive ruckus erupted in Rajya Sabha during a discussion on farmers and their issues across the country. #Opposition..

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Monsoon Session: 6 Trinamool Rajya Sabha MPs suspended for a day| Oneindia News [Video]

Monsoon Session: 6 Trinamool Rajya Sabha MPs suspended for a day| Oneindia News

Six Trinamool Congress MPs were ordered to leave the Rajya Sabha for rest of the day over grossly disorderly conduct, after they entered the well of the house and displayed placards while protesting..

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Rahul Gandhi on nine-year-old girl's rape: Dalit child nation's daughter too| Oneindia News [Video]

Rahul Gandhi on nine-year-old girl's rape: Dalit child nation's daughter too| Oneindia News

Top political leaders today expressed anguish over the allegedrape and murderof a nine-year-old Dalit girl in the Delhi Cantonment area on Sunday. The government has said today that the pandemic is..

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Rajya Sabha lost 40 Of 50 working hours in first 2 monsoon session weeks| Oneindia News [Video]

Rajya Sabha lost 40 Of 50 working hours in first 2 monsoon session weeks| Oneindia News

The Rajya Sabha's monsoon session productivity fell from 32.2 per cent in the first week to 13.7 per cent in the second. Its overall figure for this period stood at 21.6 per cent, according to the..

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J&K will be granted statehood after normalcy is restored: Home Ministry| Oneindia News [Video]

J&K will be granted statehood after normalcy is restored: Home Ministry| Oneindia News

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has said full statehood will be reinstated in Jammu and Kashmir at an appropriate time after normalcy is restored. In a written response to Shiv Sena MP Priyanka..

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Rahul Gandhi condoles Oscar Fernandes' death, terms it 'personal loss'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi condoled the demise of senior party leader Oscar Fernandes on Monday, remembering him as a guide and mentor. He described Fernandes' death as a "personal loss". Fernandes..
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Congress veteran and former Union minister Oscar Fernandes passes away

Former union minister and Rajya Sabha member Oscar Fernandes died at a private hospital in Mangaluru on Tuesday. He was 80. ​Oscar had suffered injuries after he had an accidental fall while doing..
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Former Rajya Sabha MP and journalist Chandan Mitra dies at 65

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Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla urges MPs to maintain decency in House

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Pressure on PM Modi mounts as another BJP leader supports caste census

The pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a caste-based census has mounted with another BJP leader demanding the exercise. Former BJP Rajya Sabha MP Ananda Bhaskar Rapolu, in a letter to PM..
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Former PM HD Deve Gowda rues unruly events inside Rajya Sabha

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Government slams ‘lies’, ‘violence in Rajya Sabha’; opposition protests ‘assault’

The opposition and government exchanged heated words, blaming each other for the pushing and shoving between opposition MPs and Parliament security staff on Wednesday during the passage of the general..
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Government rejects Sharad Pawar's allegation that outsiders were called in to manhandle MPs in Rajya Sabha


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Opposition leaders meet Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu

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Nine J&K properties vacated by Hindus restored: Government in Rajya Sabha

Nine properties in Kashmir that were vacated by Hindus who were forced to move out in the wake of terrorist violence decades ago, have been restored to these migrants, the home ministry has told the..
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Lok Sabha worked only 21 of 96 hours this session, Rajya Sabha 28 of 98 hours

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Never saw the way women MPs were attacked today in Rajya Sabha: Sharad Pawar

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Bill to allow states, UTs to prepare own OBC list passed in Parliament

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Parliament passes bill to give states power to make their own OBC lists

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu completes four years in office

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Why 'quiet' on caste census, Congress asks govt in Rajya Sabha


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Constitutional Amendment Bill introduced in Rajya Sabha


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680 committed suicides in CAPFs in last six years: Govt to RS

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