Articles about Parliamentary Standing Committee

09 Aug 2021

Parliamentary panel on education suggests reopening of schools; highlights concerns

A parliamentary panel has suggested reopening of schools, saying implications of a prolonged closure of schools due to COVID-19 are "too serious to be ignored."

22 Nov 2020

Venkaiah Naidu
Sustainable pricing model could've avoided more COVID-19 deaths: Parliamentary panel

A Parliamentary panel on Saturday observed that many COVID-19 deaths in India could have been averted by a sustainable pricing model.

23 Sep 2020

Shashi Tharoor
No coercive action against Facebook executive: Delhi panel tells SC

A Delhi Assembly panel on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it will take no coercive action against Facebook's top executive in India over the social media giant's alleged role in the February Delhi riots.

03 Sep 2020

Facebook bans BJP MLA after hate speech row intensifies

Facebook, which is at the center of a storm in India after a report claimed it didn't act against hate speech of members of the ruling BJP, on Thursday banned T Raja Singh from its platform.

29 Aug 2020

Shashi Tharoor
Facebook hate speech row: Congress writes to Mark Zuckerberg again

The Congress party has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking him about the steps taken by the social media giant to investigate the recent hate speech allegations.

25 Aug 2020

Shashi Tharoor
Delhi panel to summon Facebook executives over hate speech row

A Delhi panel is planning to summon Facebook executives amid allegations that the social media platform did not act against hate speech on its platform by politicians of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

20 Aug 2020

Shashi Tharoor
BJP MPs seek Tharoor's removal from parliamentary panel

Two Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentarians have sought the removal of Shashi Tharoor as the chief of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology.

18 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi
Naga Peace talks in rough weather, PM involves IB Director

With a threat of derailment looming large over Naga Peace talks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is learned to have roped in Arvind Kumar, the Director of Intelligence Bureau, to steer the conversations in the right direction.

06 Jul 2020

Rahul Gandhi skipped 11 meetings on defense, BJP slams him

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi who has been questioning the government over tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and has repeatedly asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "come clean" on the situation has, surprisingly, not attended a single meeting of the Standing Committee on Defense since September.

BJP's Gautam Gambhir skips meeting on pollution, enjoys in Indore

Such is the apathy of our elected leaders, that they are busy enjoying their lives while residents of Delhi are choking due to air pollution.

29 Oct 2019

Shashi Tharoor
EU delegation leaves for Kashmir to assess situation, opposition unhappy

A European Union delegation, consisting of 27 MPs, left for Jammu and Kashmir from Delhi earlier today to assess the situation in the border state, that has been under lockdown since August.

10 Jul 2019

Narendra Modi
Explained: How Modi government plans to change lives of workers

In his second term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing for labor reforms, which will affect the workforce in both organized and unorganized sectors.

12 Jun 2018

Business Roundup: Here are today's top 5 Business news

Hola! Missed the business headlines of the day? No worries, here's your daily wrap of business news.

10 May 2018

Indian defense procurement system is a mess: Report

Latest defense ministry report has ridiculed the Indian weapons-buying system for being inflicted with "multiple decision-heads, duplication of processes.....delayed execution, no real-time monitoring, no project-based approach and a tendency to fault-find rather than to facilitate."

SC: Validity of parliamentary committee reports can't be challenged

Hearing an issue on the reliability of parliamentary committee reports, a Constitution bench of the Supreme Court ruled that the validity of Parliamentary Standing Committee reports cannot be challenged or questioned in court.

18 Apr 2018

West Bengal
'Is govt planning to discontinue Rs. 2,000-notes?' asks TMC MP

Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday asked the government to come out with the "real reasons" behind the cash crunch across the country, including whether there are plans to discontinue the Rs. 2,000 denomination notes.

15 Mar 2018

Indian Army
Mandatory military service for new government employees?

Indians wishing to get into government service, take note. Irrespective of your job profile, you might have to serve in the armed forces for the first five years.

16 Jan 2018

Centre to divide Air India into 4 firms before sale

Centre will split the debt-laden Air India (AI) into four separate entities by 2018-end under a divestment plan proposed by PM Narendra Modi. 51% stake in each entity would be sold.

21 Oct 2017

India's mega-submarine project: Japan, Spain pull out; 4 contenders left

In a new development, Japan and Spain have opted out of their bids to build six advanced-stealth submarines for India under Project-75.

07 Oct 2017

India looks to buy 114 single-engine fighter jets

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has started looking to buy 114 new single-engine fighter jets to increase its firepower even as it struggles with a depleting fleet.

22 Sep 2017

INS Kalvari to be commissioned by Indian Navy next week

After a long wait, India's first Scorpene-class submarine built under the Rs. 23,652 crore Project-75, INS Kalvari, is set to be commissioned by the Indian Navy (IN) next week.

28 Aug 2017

99% demonetized Rs. 1,000 notes returned to RBI

The RBI website announced that roughly 99% of the demonetized Rs. 1000 currency notes had returned into the banking system.

27 Aug 2017

Reports: IAF pitches for 36 additional Rafale warplanes

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is pitching to purchase an additional 36 French-made Dassault Rafale fighter jets as a "follow-on" to the first 36 warplanes.

19 Aug 2017

How much would climate change cost India?

As global green house gas emissions continue to grow, India is starting to feel the impact of climate change; be it through bad monsoons or through extreme weather events.

26 Jul 2017

Air Travel will overtake Indian Railways soon, says internal report

In the near future, upper-class passengers will choose domestic airlines over Indian Railways as the preferred method of long-distance travel.

24 Jul 2017

Naval Modernization: India to kick off mega submarine project soon!

After years of political and bureaucratic delays, India is finally set to kick off its mega-submarine project titled Project 75 (India), under its new Strategic Partnership Model in defence manufacturing unveiled recently.

22 Jul 2017

Parliamentary committee objects to definition of 'transgender' in bill

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment has objected to several clauses in a bill for protection of transgender rights, including the definition of 'transgender'.

19 Jul 2017

Jaishankar: India taking a diplomatic "deep breath" over #SikkimStandoff

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar has called on political parties to not make provocative statements about the ongoing Sikkim standoff with China.

Demonetization: Still counting number of returned notes, says Urjit Patel

RBI Governor Urjit Patel appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance to answer queries regarding demonetization.

13 Jun 2017

IAF to conduct limited trials for F-16/Gripen warplanes

The Indian Air Force will be conducting limited trials of the US-built Lockheed Martin F-16 and Swedish Saab Gripen fighter jets.

31 Aug 2016

Celebs could end up in jail for misleading advertisements

Under the draft Consumer Protection Bill, 2015, provisions penalizing celebrities for endorsing products with misleading claims are likely to be introduced.