Modi govt ready to accept recommendations of Parliamentary panel on land bill
Modi govt ready to accept recommendations of Parliamentary panel on land bill

Government on Tuesday expressed readiness to accept recommendations of the Parliamentary panel on land bill, which restored provisions of the UPA law, insisting that it was not a climbdown as it was always open to changes on which there is consensus.

Yamuna pollution threatens Taj: Parliamentary Panel
Yamuna pollution threatens Taj: Parliamentary Panel

A parliamentary panel has expressed concern over pollution affecting the Taj Mahal and linked it to the polluted Yamuna river that flows along the monument in Agra.

Parliamentary panel on MPs' salary to revisit recommendations

A Parliamentary panel looking into the issue of salary and allowances of MPs may revisit a number of its recommendations on Monday when it meets in the wake of criticism of its proposals like hundred per cent hike in salary, and constituency and office allowances.

Parliamentary panel presses for measures to enable soldiers to vote in time

Members of a Parliamentary panel reviewing proxy voting and postal ballot facilities for armed forces personnel Wednesday pressed for a mechanism to ensure that soldiers posted in far flung areas are able to exercise their franchise in time.

Parliamentary panel to begin clause-by-clause consideration of land bill

The vexed land acquisition bill is all set to face the crucial test at the hands of the joint parliamentary panel which may take up clause-by-clause consideration of the measure later this month.

MPs won't get hike in salary and allowances, govt not willing to accept proposals
MPs won't get hike in salary and allowances, govt not willing to accept proposals

Government is not willing to accept majority of recommendations related to the hike in salary and allowances of MPs and pension of ex-MPs made by a Parliamentary panel.

BJP MP SS Ahluwalia to head joint Parliamentary panel to go into Land Bill

Former Union minister and BJP MP SS Ahluwalia was on Monday appointed chairman of a Joint Committee of Parliament that will go into the provisions of the controversial land acquisition bill.

Parliamentary panel wants govt to fix remunerative price for crops

 A parliamentary panel has asked the government to take urgent steps for fixing remunerative price for 24 crops and suggested a 50 per cent profit margin over the cost of production.

Provide insurance cover to all HIV positive patients: Par Panel

 A Parliamentary Panel on Wednesday suggested the government to provide insurance cover to all HIV positive patients without any discrimination with a preferably normal rate of premium.

Parl panel asks govt to finalise socio-religious Census data

A Parliamentary panel on Tuesday expressed its "dismay" over the inordinate delay in publishing socio-religious Census data of 2011 and said it was beyond comprehension as to how the government could fix targets of various schemes in the absence of vital statistics.

No Indian study to confirm tobacco use causes cancer: Parliamentary panel head

As India is set to defer its April 1 deadline for increasing size of pictoral warnings on tobacco products after pressure from various lobbies, head of a Parliamentary panel today said there was no Indian study to confirm that use of tobacco products leads to cancer.

Parliamentary panel calls for White Paper on J&K militancy

A parliamentary panel has called for documentation of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir in the form of a White Paper even as it dismissed the state government's objections to the suggestion as being "orthodox".

Parliamentary panel recommends minority status for Kashmiri Pandits

A Parliamentary committee has recommended that the Home Ministry should persuade the Jammu and Kashmir government to look into the issue of granting minority status to Kashmiri Pandits keeping in mind their "pitiable condition".

Literacy rates of STs far below national average: Parliamentary panel

Despite government efforts to promote education among the Scheduled Tribes (STs), their literacy rates as compared to the national average have remained low, a Parliamentary Committee has said this week.

Collect data on minorities under BPL: Parliamentary panel to Minority Affairs ministry

A Parliamentary Panel has asked the Ministry of Minority Affairs to immediately initiate a process to collect data on people of minority communities living below the poverty line.

Parl panel rejects plan for inter-country adoption of orphans

A Parliamentary panel has shot down a proposal for inter-country adoption of orphans, asserting that such an option may be resorted to only when there is a problem finding suitable prospective adoptive parents within the country.

CBI, CVC give view on Lokpal amendments to Parliamentary panel

CBI and CVC have given their views on the provisions of the Lokpal amendment bill to a parliamentary panel examining it.

Streamline clinical trials of vaccines: Par Panel

After indicting a US NGO 'PATH' for conducting clinical trails of HPV vaccines in India "in violation of law and ethical norms", a parliamentary panel has been critical on the role of ICMR and has sought stream lining of the system to ensure such things are not repeated.

J&K floods: Parliamentary panel shocked over absence of Flood Forecasting sites of CWC

A Parliamentary Panel Tuesday expressed shock over absence of Flood Forecasting sites in Jammu and Kashmir, which was hit by unprecedented floods this year, and recommended setting up of a network of such observation centres in the state by Central Water Commission.