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Winter session: The ice is unlikely to break

The opposition, while not directly stalling Parliament, will insist all legislation goes to standing committees, delaying implementation. Aditi Phadnis and Archis Mohan report. Every Parliament......

Committee wants MoD to look upon private industry as an ally

Stressing on the 'Make in India' initiative, a Ministry of Defence appointed committee has recommended enhanced private sector involvement in materiel procurement by granting manufacturers tax and......

Defence services want their representatives in govt panel

In a joint stand, the three defence services have demanded the inclusion of a representative of the armed forces in the committee formed by the government to address issues related to their pay and......

Defence ministry warns House panel of 'asymmetric threats'

The defence ministry has told Parliament's standing committee on defence that India faces security threats across the spectrum ranging from conventional border threats to proxy wars. 'The......

Service chiefs may not be called by Parliament panel

The three service chiefs are unlikely to be called before Parliament's standing committee on defence to give an account of the state of preparedness of the forces. This has become clear with......

Govt relaxes norms for filing accounts

Corporate affairs minister Murli Deora has supported the recommendations of the Parliamentary standing committee to make spending under corporate social responsibility (CSR) mandatory under the......

Govt moots entry, annual fee for 3G spectrum

The parliamentary standing committee on information technology has recommended that the current policy of charging a one-time entry fee and an annual spectrum fee based on a percentage of the......

'Modi@1: It has been a good year for the economy'

The Modi government's first year was certainly better in terms of economic policy initiatives than any of the 10 under the previous government, notes Shankar Acharya In less than a fortnight the......

Markets collapse on geopolitical worries, Sensex tanks 654 points

The 30-share Sensex ended down 654 points at 27,458 and the 50-share Nifty closed down 189 points at 8,342. Benchmark indices ended at their lowest closing levels since January 14, 2015 and also......

Confused about the Budget proposals? Please read this

Extends fiscal deficit reduction roadmap by one year to 2017-18 Raises services tax, to implement GST by April 2016 and cut corporation tax from 2016-17 to 25% by 2020 The Government has presented......

Working Committee meet adjourned over Srinivasan's presence

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur and IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla at the IPL Governing Council meeting, in Kolkata. Photograph: PTI High drama was witnessed at the Board of Control for Cricket in......

'Delhi police framed Chandila, others to prove case under MCOCA'

'At that time the Delhi police was reeling under various controversies. This case was more of an attention diversion.' Rakesh Kumar, Ajit Chandila's lawyer, reasons with Manu Shankar/ why......

United States asks Swiss to extradite 7 in FIFA inquiry

Two policemen stand in front of the FIFA headquarters. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images The United States has asked Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in an......

Scandal hit FIFA suspends bidding for 2026 World Cup

Jessica Samuelsson of Sweden warms up prior to the FIFA Women's World Cup. Photograph: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Scandal-plagued FIFA postponed the bidding for the right to host the 2026 World Cup......

'Get out', world media tells Blatter!

FIFA was plunged into crisis on Wednesday, two days before Sepp Blatter stands for re-election for a fifth term, when Swiss police arrested seven officials in Zurich at the request of United States......
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