Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die

December 23rd, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was Tuesday adjourned sine die after opposition MPs continued to stall proceedings over the remarks by Minority Affairs Minister A.R. Antulay questioning the circumstances of the death of Maharashtra police officer Hemant Karkare in the Nov 26 Mumbai terror attacks and the insurance bill.As the upper house met at 3 p.m. after its third adjournment of the day, Vice President Hamid Ansari, who was in the chair, announced that the 214th session of the upper house of parliament was being adjourned sine die.

Earlier, amidst the din, the house passed without discussion two bills — one amending the Information Technology Act, 2000 and the other on reservations for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes in civil services — by voice vote.

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