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Chamber of a bicameral legislature

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An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the lower house. The house formally designated as the upper house is usually smaller and often has more restricted power than the lower house. A legislature composed of only one house is described as unicameral.


Chairman Venkaiah Naidu condemns 'unruly behaviour' of MPs in Rajya Sabha [Video]

Chairman Venkaiah Naidu condemns 'unruly behaviour' of MPs in Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu condemned the 'unruly behaviour' of the MPs in the Upper House on September 20 and called it 'unfortunate'. "It was a bad day for Rajya Sabha yesterday when some..

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Watch: Highway blockade, tractor rally, dharna by farmers; PM Modi defends bills [Video]

Watch: Highway blockade, tractor rally, dharna by farmers; PM Modi defends bills

Mega protests by farmers were seen on the day the Parliament's Upper House cleared two of three contentious agriculture-related bills. The Rajya Sabha passed the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce..

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