Make hoax call punishable offence: Parl panel on anti-hijacking bill

The proposed anti-hijacking legislation should make hoax calls a punishable offence and provide adequate compensation for victims of hijacking, a parliamentary panel said on Wednesday.

Don`t cut funds for railways: Parliament panel

A parliament panel has taken strong exception to the steep cut in financial outlay for Indian Railways during the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017) and warned it will hit projects, safety and service quality hard.

Parliament panel pulls up govt for `outdated` malnutrition data

Parliamentary panel has asked the government to come up with a time-bound action plan to reduce under-nutrition and ensure real time flow of information for proper monitoring.

Parliament panel recommends taking away certain powers vested with EC

Recommending statutory backup to the Model Code of Conduct, a Parliamentary Committee has sought to take away certain powers vested with the Election Commission like de-recognising a political party.

Parl panel asks Govt to frame rules for marine life protection

A Parliamentary panel has expressed displeasure at non-commercial vessels not being prohibited from using paints that contain harmful chemicals, saying the practice would adversely impact marine life.

Parliament Panel slams CBI`s `discriminatory` promotion policy

A parliamentary panel has slammed the discriminatory policy adopted by CBI in promotion of officers joining on deputation basis and members of its own cadre who are kept at "disadvantageous position" in career growth.

‘Probe nexus between bureaucrats, pvt coal cos’

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Coal and Steel, headed by Trinamool Congress leader Kalyan Banerjee, named three top officials who joined private firms after retirement.

Baalu, Jaya spar over his continuing in Parl panel

DMK Leader TR Baalu Thursday reacted to Jayalalithaa`s charge that he was continuing in the Parliament paenl even after his party snapped ties with UPA. said

Parl panel unlikely to make changes in the ‘juvenile` age

A Parliamentary panel examining a bill which seeks to enhance punishment for crimes against women is unlikely to suggest change in the age of juveniles.

Parliamentary panel to probe forced conversions of Hindus in Pak

Hundreds of Hindu families reportedly left their homes in northern Sindh to settle in India, due to incidents of forced conversion, besides extortion and kidnapping of Hindu businessmen.

‘Be strict with officers who overstay deputation’

A Parliamentary Committee has expressed concern over umpteen instances of officials overstaying the deputation period.

Par panel for `peer system` to improve education

In its report tabled in Parliament today, the panel said the concept would go a long way in enhancing learning capacity of children.

Parl panel concerned over slow pace of BPL cover

A Parliamentary Panel expressed concern over the "slow pace and uneven coverage" of BPL survey under SECC.

Urban sanitation hopelessly inadequate: Parliament panel

A parliamentary panel has expressed "distress" over an overwhelming number of sanitation and drainage projects remaining incomplete.

Urban sanitation hopelessly inadequate: Parliament panel

A parliamentary panel has expressed "distress" over an overwhelming number of sanitation and drainage projects remaining incomplete.

Army puts requirements before Parliament panel

Army on Wednesday highlighted before a
Parliamentary Committee its requirements.

Parl panel favours policy change on Jarawa tribe

A Parliamentary Standing Committee has favoured bringing of Jarawas into
the mainstream with minimum damage to their cultural heritage.

Parl panel concerned over direct recruitment

A Parliamentary panel has voiced
concern over the practice of direct recruitment by employers
bypassing the employment exchanges.

‘Par panel trying to make enquiry-pal of Lokpal’

Team Anna member Kiran Bedi slammed Parliamentary Standing Committee as an
effort to make Lokpal an "enquiry-pal".

Lokpal Bill: Pranab meets Parliament panel chief

With the government gearing up to
bring the Lokpal Bill in the Winter Session of Parliament, UPA
trouble shooter Pranab Mukherjee had a meeting with Abhishek
Singhvi, the Chairman of the Standing Committee scrutinzing
the measure.