Construction work sanctioned outside the range of eco-sensitive zone

Buyers of 25000 flats in Noida breathe a sigh of relief as government sanctions construction work outside the range of eco-sensitive zone.
The eco-sensitive zone comprises of areas in and around Okhla Bird Sanctuary.

Capital infusion cannot be an endless ritual: House Panel
Capital infusion cannot be an endless ritual: House Panel

Pulling up public sector banks, the Standing Committee on Finance on Friday said they should generate funds internally for their recapitalisation instead of depending on budgetary support as it cannot be an "endless ritual".

Congress wants Land Bill to be referred to Standing Committee

Opposing tooth and nail the land acquisition bill to replace the new ordinance, Congress on Monday gave clear indications that it expects the government to send it to the Standing Committee of Parliament.

Lok Sabha refers bill to amend Lokpal Act to Standing Committee

Lok Sabha on Monday referred to Parliament's Standing Commmittee a bill seeking to amend Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act to include leader of the largest opposition party in the House in a panel to select chairperson and members of the anti-corruption body.

Upadhyay resigns as SDMC Standing Committee chairman

BJP's Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay on Thursday resigned as the chairman of the Standing Committee of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to "focus on party responsibilities".

SC/ST Amendment Bill sent to Standing Committee amid protest

A bill which makes wilful neglect of duties by public servants in issues relating to atrocities against the SC and ST a punishable offence was referred to the Standing Committee by Lok Sabha amid protests and objections from Congress.

Govt may promulgate Sebi ordinance for 3rd time

Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said the government may promulgate the ordinance giving greater powers to Sebi for the third time if the Standing Committee scrutinising the Bill to replace it does not submit the report in the current Session of Parliament.

Standing Committee report on coal blocks allocation tabled in Parliament

Parliamentary Standing Committee report on coal blocks allocation was tabled in the Parliament on Tuesday afternoon.

Investigate all coal block allocations since 1993: Panel

Calling coal mine allocations done in 1993 to 2010 as "unauthorised and illegal", a Parliamentary panel on Tuesday suggested scrapping of mines that have not started production.

SDMC makes CCTV mandatory in shops with over 250 sq feet area

House of South Delhi Municipal Corporation decided that all commercial establishments with area more than 250 sq feet will to install CCTV cameras.

Land acquisition Bill: Govt convenes all-party meet on March 7

The government has convened an all party meeting on March 7 to iron out differences on issues relating to the ambitious land acquisition bill.

Passage of Lokpal Bill delayed further

The much-awaited Lokpal Bill is in for further delay with the term of a Parliamentary committee examining it being extended.

Amend IT Act to achieve e-delivery of services: Panel

The Standing Committee on Information and Technology has recommended that the government should reconsider introduction of a separate legislation for electronic delivery of public services, saying that the purpose can be met by amending the IT Act, 2000.

Pranab hopes to get Standing Committee report on GST soon

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday expressed the hope that the Standing Committee on Finance will soon give its report on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill.

Govt clears Banking Bill, retains voting right at 10%

The Union Cabinet on Thursday decided to retain the voting rights in the private sector banks at 10 percent and felt it could be raised progressively to 26 percent as suggested by the Standing Committee.

Standing Committee has `betrayed` nation: Bhushan

Team Anna member Shanti Bhushan
on Sunday launched a frontal attack on the Parliamentary Standing
Committee that went into the Lokpal Bill.

Lokpal report a political fraud: Team Anna

The anti-corruption crusader smacks Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi’s hand in `weakening` the bill.

Lokpal draft to satisfy our conscience: Singhvi

Abhishek Manu Singhvi, the chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee looking into the Lokpal Bill, on Tuesday said there was no delay in the panel’s report and that it would be submitted soon.

Lokpal: Parl panel seeks more time to give report

The Parliamentary Committtee
examining the Lokpal Bill has sought one more week to submit its report on the subject.

Don`t break Lokpal Bill, Team Anna to Parl panel

Team Anna opposed enacting
separate laws on judicial accountability and public grievances when they can be brought in the ambit of the Lopkal Bill.