Demand for withdrawal of land bill grows

Farmers and activists on Thursday demanded withdrawal of the NDA government's Land Acquisition law even as members of a parliamentary panel looking into the vexed legislation asked them to press Members of Parliament for support.

Re-promulgation of land ordinance is challenge to Parliamentary democracy: CPI

Attacking the Centre for re-promulgating the land ordinance for the third time, the CPI on Sunday said that the government's move is a challenge to the Parliamentary democracy at a time when the bill was under the scrutiny of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC).

Raja`s written submission before JPC not part of 2G report

Former Telecom Minister A Raja`s written submission before the JPC, in which he had claimed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was in the loop over policy decisions, does not form part of the panel`s report on 2G spectrum scam.

Vahanvati knew about first-come-first-served procedure: JPC

The JPC on 2G spectrum allocation has concluded that Attorney General GE Vahanvati was aware of the procedure approved by the Department of Telecommunication on first-come-first served criteria in file notings.

JPC report on 2G scam submitted to Lok Sabha Speaker

The controversial report of JPC, which gave a clean chit to PM Manmohan Singh in 2G spectrum scam, was on Tuesday submitted to Lok Sabha Speaker.

CPI slams JPC`s 2G report as a `cover-up`, `fraud`

CPI on Saturday lambasted the chairman of the JPC on 2G scam, PC Chacko, for presenting a report giving clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram, saying both were "morally and legally" responsible for the enormous losses caused to the exchequer.

2G scam: Contrived majority used to adopt JPC report, says BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday complained that "a contrived majority" was used to adopt the controversial 2G spectrum allocations report at the JPC meeting Friday and said it would give a dissent note.

JPC`s Monday meeting put off

The crucial sitting of the Joint Parliamentary Committee slated to be held on Monday to adopt its controversial draft report on 2G scam has been postponed in view of the National Integration Council (NIC) meeting.

BJP, AIADMK protest manner in which vacancies filled in JPC

Opposition BJP and AIADMK on Friday lodged strong protest over the manner in which two vacancies in the JPC on 2G spectrum scam were filled.

Two RS members appointed to JPC on 2G, BJP protests

2 Rajya Sabha members were appointed to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on 2G scam amid stiff resistance from BJP which feared "dangerous implications" and stalled proceedings for rest of the day.

Govt put nominated member to JPC to "rig": Jaitley to Ansari

BJP lodged protest with Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari against government putting nominated member in JPC on 2G spectrum scam to ensure its majority and alleged this move is aimed at "rigging".

JPC meet next week; all eyes on JD(U)

Congress support to JD(U) in Bihar Assembly today lends a new dimension to the much-delayed meeting of the JPC on 2G scam to be held next week.

JPC in 2G spectrum scam likely to meet in June

The much-delayed meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on 2G spectrum scam is expected to take place in June.

JPC remains incomplete till PM appears: BJP

BJP claimed that the Joint Parliamentary Committee on 2-G spectrum remains "incomplete" till the recording of statements of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former telecom minister A Raja.

2G JPC term extended till monsoon session

The Lok Sabha Monday extended till the monsoon session the time for submission of the report of the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) looking into 2G spectrum allocation.

15 Opposition members of JPC on 2G reject in writing panel report

Fifteen opposition members of JPC on 2G spectrum scam wrote to committee secretariat rejecting the panel`s draft report in toto.

2G report: Chacko ready for amendments in form of dissent notes

JPC Chairman P C Chacko on Monday said he was ready to take their amendments in the form of dissent notes but would not change the text of the documents.

Would`ve thought of quitting if asked directly by members: Chacko

PC Chacko, whose removal has been sought by some panel members, says he would have considered resigning if the demand had come to him directly instead of LS Speaker Meira Kumar being approached for his ouster.

No file or record to show culpability of PM, FM: JPC chief

JPC has found not a "single file or record" to show any culpability of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the 2G spectrum allocation, PC Chacko said.

Govt seeks to end Par impasse, BJP opposes 2G report`s adoption

The govt has sought to end the current impasse in Parliament by reaching out to BJP for its support to get the Finance Bill and Rail Budget passed but the main opposition insisted that JPC report on 2G scam should not be adopted.