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Keith Vaz re-elected chair of UK Parliament committee

Keith Vaz, Britain's longest-serving Indian-origin MP was on Thursday re-elected as chair of the British Parliament's influential Home Affairs Select Committee, even as a controversy rages over his......

Opposition accuses Modi sarkar of avoiding parliamentary scrutiny

Opposition parties led by the Congress on Wednesday charged the government with making Parliamentary Standing Committees “irrelevant” by bypassing them while passing legislations.......

Congress protests as RS panels submit reports on coal, mines bills

Select committees on Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill and Coal Mines Bill on Wednesday recommended their approval without any change, leading the Congress to strongly protest over the measures......

Rajya Sabha extends deadline for Select Committee on Insurance Bill

The Select Committee of Parliament on amending the Insurance Act to raise foreign investment cap has been given 2 more weeks till December 12 to submit its report, but not before Opposition parties......

Insurance Bill: Govt bows to oppn demand for select panel

Bowing to opposition pressure, the government has agreed to refer the controversial Insurance Bill to a Select Committee of Parliament, which will have 15 members. According to sources, the......

Parliamentary panel on real estate Bill seeks feedback

The parliamentary committee on the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013, has invited suggestions from stakeholders on proposed amendments to the legislation before being tabled in......

New IITs: A long journey ahead

It is now well known that the S K Joshi Committee has selected seven colleges/universities for potential upgrading to Indian Institutes of Technology.The committee took into account parameters like......

Ministry pulled up over A-I postings

The parliamentary standing committee on public undertakings has pulled up the government for not appointing key members on the board of Air-India. The committee had directed the government to do so......

Winter session unlikely to see GST breakthrough

  Even as the government gets ready for Parliament’s winter session, which begins on Thursday, whether or not the constitution amendment Bill for implementation of the goods and......

Mixed results so far on Budget announcements

With five months of financial year 2015-16 left, the time is right to assess the progress of announcements made by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Budget for 2015-16.   The......

'How can we go back to FTII without our demands being met?'

I&B ministry refuses to respond to striking FTII students, who insist that Gajendra Chauhan has to go. Harishankar Nachimuthu, president, FTII students association, speaks to A Ganesh......

Parliamentary committee discusses Sports Bill

The Parliamentary Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports deliberated on the proposed National Sports Development Bill and agreed that such a policy was needed to ensure......

India set to introduce Sports Fraud Bill to curb corruption

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal plays a game of cricket. Photograph: PTI The spot-fixing and betting scandal in the Indian Premier League has prompted the government to push for introduction of......

EXPOSED! FIFA scandal stinks up the Caribbean

‘There is a Jack Warner or two in every Caribbean parliament today’ Activists from advocacy group Avaaz demonstrate near the Hallenstadion, in Zurich. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters......

PCB sacked Moin to keep his prestige intact: Shaharyar

(From left) Waqar Younis, Moin Khan and Misbah ul Haq. The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Shaharyar Khan has said that the decision to call back Moin Khan from the World Cup and later sack......
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Sonia away, Rahul key to response

NEW DELHI: The Modi dispensation has learnt lessons from the near washout of the monsoon session and instructed its MPs in both the Houses not to... ...
Should CJI Dattu become NHRC chief?

As the Chief Justice of India (CJI) HL Dattu retires on 2 December, the Government is apparently preparing red carpet for him at the National Human... ...
Russia Has Made US Uneasy

By Sunil Dang, Editor-in-Chief The BJP attempted to create confusion by celebrating Constitution Day on November 26th. This celebration was... ...
The Silent Doer to be in Limelight, By John B Monteiro

Vishwa Konkani Kendra in Mangaluru is set to bring into limelight Ullal Srinivas (U S) Mallya, consider the Maker of Modern Mangalore, to mark the... ...
An apolitical solution for GST imbroglio and 5 reasons why PM Modi should take it up

It's pretty much obvious that a few select, perhaps just a couple of, parties are holding up the proposed implementation of the GST. The BJP cannot... ...

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