Parliamentary Standing Committee: News

12 Dec 2023

Amit Shah

Amit Shah likely to reintroduce 3 criminal law bills today

The central government announced the withdrawal of the three bills—introduced in the Lok Sabha in August—aimed at replacing current criminal laws late on Monday.

24 Mar 2023

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha passes Finance Bill without debate amid Opposition's ruckus

The Lok Sabha passed the Finance Bill 2023 on Friday without debate as Opposition MPs raised slogans demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the allegations of fraud against the Adani Group.

13 Mar 2023

Mallikarjun Kharge

Opposition parties meet to strategize before Budget Session resumes today

Ahead of the second leg of the Parliament's Budget Session, as many as 16 opposition parties reportedly met at Congress chief and Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge's office at around 10:00 am on Monday to chalk out their floor strategy.

12 Dec 2022


Parliamentary Standing Committee proposes ban on sale of loose cigarettes

A Parliamentary Standing Committee has reportedly proposed a ban on the sale of loose cigarettes across the country in order to curb tobacco use.

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


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.

25 Aug 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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.

15 Nov 2019

Gautam Gambhir

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.

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.

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.

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'.

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

Central Government

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.