CBI may oppose its division before Parl Panel

The Director has consulted senior officials of the agency
and come to the conclusion that "the Director, CBI should
continue to exercise the final police powers to decide a case.

Par panel to examine Antrix-Devas deal

The controversial Antrix-Devas
deal will now come under the scrutiny of a Parliamentary panel.

Par panel to consider suggestions on Torture Bill

The differences over definition
of `torture` and the provision of monetary compensation for
victims are some of the issues that a Parliamentary panel will
seek to hammer out.

Par panel irked over proxy attendance by women in panchayats

A Parliamentary panel has taken
serious note of instances of some the panchayats being run by
close relatives of elected women representatives and has
recommended action against government officials who allow such
practices.

Par panel may suggest raising nuclear liability cap

After a series of meetings, the
Parliamentary panel examining the nuclear liability bill is of
the view that the Rs 500 crore cap on compensation in case of
an accident.

Par panel unhappy with delay in Passport Seva Project launch

Expressing concern over delay in the launch of Passport Seva Project, a Parliament Panel has blamed the Ministry of External Affairs for its failure in adhering to several proposed dates and asked it to start it at the earliest.

Par panel criticises govt for diverting Yamuna catchment area

A Parliamentary panel has
criticised the Environment Ministry for diverting catchment
areas of Yamuna bank in the city for purposes other than
creating reservoirs which would have ensured steady supply of
fresh water in it.

Par panel cautions railways against enhanced wagon loading

Expressing concern over "enhanced" loading in wagons which could potentially lead to damage of rail tracks, a Parliamentary committee has
"cautioned" the Railway Board.

Par panel unhappy over shortage of ASI monument attendants

A Parliamentary Estimates Committee on Tuesday rapped the Ministry of Culture for failing to ensure that ASI had enough monument attendants to look after heritage structures and reduce its dependence on paramilitary and police.

Urban infrastructure projects running at slow pace: Par panel

The work for improving urban
infrastructure in many cities is going on at a slow pace, a
Parliamentary committee has said.

Parliament asks Rlys to complete projects in time

Expressing concern over the
tardy implementation of rail projects during the 11th Plan
Period, the Parliamentary Committee on Railways has
asked the PSU behemoth to make "sincere and conscious efforts"
to achieve the target

NCC a solution to manpower shortage in forces: Par panel

With the Army, Navy and Air Force
hard-pressed over shortage of officers, a Parliamentary panel today suggested increasing the intake of NCC cadets in the
three defence services as a solution to their
manpower problem.

Par panel asks Defence Ministry to set time frame for MAP

Perturbed over delays in building
houses for armed forces personnel in remote areas, a Parliamentary panel on Thursday asked the Defence Ministry to
set a deadline for completing the four phases of its MAP.

Par panel asks Army to abolish Sahayaks for officers

A Parliamentary Committee on
Defence on Thursday asked the Army to take a leaf out of the Navy
and the Air Force to abolish the "demeaning and humiliating"
practice of employing jawans as sahayaks of officers.

Par panel pulls up I&B Ministry for `casual attitude`

Pulling up the Ministry of
Information and Broadcasting for its "casual attitude" in
fulfilling assurances towards policy decisions, the
Parliamentary panel on Government Assurances today expressed
its "anguish" over it.

Par Panel asks govt to give assistance to fertiliser sector

A Parliamentary Committee on Tuesday
asked the government to provide assistance to fertiliser
companies to help raise production.

Par panel pulls up Govt for withdrawing SC/ST, OBC Bill `04

A Parliamentary panel has pulled
up the Government for withdrawing the Scheduled Caste,
Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Class Bill 2004 and asked
it to come up with a fresh Bill on the subject.