COMMITTEE

  • As swine flu toll rises, states told to operate 24X7 helplines February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth on Thursday urged state governments to ensure round-the-clock functioning of outbreak monitoring cells and necessary helplines as the number of people affected by swine flu in the country crossed the 10,000 mark. Seth, while chairing a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee to...
  • Mumbai University V-C Rajan Welukar removed for not qualifying for post February 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Mumbai University Vice Chancellor Rajan Welukar on Thursday was removed from his post after being found that he did not qualify for the post. The Bombay High Court, while hearing petitions challenging the essential eligibility qualification of Welukar, had directed the University to set up a search committee to reconsider...
  • Tamil Nadu Assembly session begins tomorrow February 16, 2015

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Assembly session will begin in Chennai on Tuesday amid jubilation among the ruling AIADMK members over the party's impressive win in the bypoll to the Srirangam Assembly seat. AIADMK nominee S Valarmathi trounced her DMK rival N Anand in the by-election held to fill up the vacancy...
  • Air pollution in Delhi alarming, HC calls for pollution map February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking note of "alarming" levels of air pollution in the national capital, Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the city government's geospatial authority to provide a detailed pollution map of the city since 2010. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva said that air pollution...
  • Delhi elections: Lawyers appeal to people not to vote for BJP CM candidate Kiran Bedi January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Chickens have come home to roost for Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) chief ministerial nominee Kiran Bedi as the lawyers are up in arms against her for an incident which took place more than 25 years ago. Office-bearers of several Bar associations in Delhi have come together to issue an...
  • IPL spot-fixing timeline: From a shameful episode to a landmark judgement January 22, 2015

    The Supreme Court delivered its verdict on the IPL spot-fixing case on Thursday, more than two years after Indian cricket's most embarrassing episode broke out in May 2013 during IPL6. The landmark judgement saw the apex court banning any BCCI official, including N Srinivasan, with commercial interests while finding team officials...
  • Judgement Day: Srinivasan, CSK await SC verdict in IPL spot-fixing case January 22, 2015

    Sports is a precarious profession, marked by competitive labour as players are quick to pounce on the limited tenure of contracts that come their way. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a prime example of one such world that exists, taking most of us by surprise as fans tend to...
  • IPL Spot-fixing: Supreme Court to give final verdict today January 22, 2015

    Almost 18 months after the scandal broke out, the Supreme Court of India will give its final verdict on the IPL match-fixing scandal that shook the sub-continent. ...
  • IPL Spot-fixing: Supreme Court to give final verdict today January 21, 2015

    Almost 18 months after the scandal broke out, the Supreme Court of India will give its final verdict on the IPL match-fixing scandal that shook the sub-continent. N.Srinivasan will be well placed on Thursday to know what the future holds in store for him as the former BCCI President is still...
  • Indonesia will not make public preliminary AirAsia crash report January 21, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesia will not release to the public a 30-day preliminary report detailing its investigation into last month's crash of an AirAsia passenger jet that killed all 162 people on board, said Tatang Kurniadi, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Committee, on Wednesday. Investigators are expected to submit the preliminary report...
  • CCPA to announce the dates for the budget session today January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet committee on Political Affairs will meet on Wednesday to announce the dates for the budget session. According to sources, the session is likely from Febuary 23. With President Pranab Mukherjee voicing his objection to the 'Ordinance route', the government is planning to introduce the recent ordinances...
  • FIH signs up for IOC's anti-betting measures January 19, 2015

    Lausanne: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has signed up to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS). As an intelligence sharing digital platform, IBIS will enable FIH and its 132 member national associations to access an extensive network of monitoring and data-sharing across sports, event owners and the...
  • Delhi elections: Satish Upadhyay to head BJP's 21-member poll committee January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bhartiya Janata Party on Tuesday evening announced a 21-member poll committee to oversee the February 7 Delhi assembly elections. BJP MP from Delhi Harsh Vardhan and Meenakshi Lekhi are among the 21 members. The Election Committee will have an important role to play in forming the poll strategies. The...
  • CWC discusses measures to strengthen Congress, no decision on elevating Rahul's post January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee met on Tuesday to discuss measures to strengthen the party. The party has decided that it will launch agitations against the Land Acquisition Ordinance. However, no decision was taken on elevating Rahul Gandhi as the party president. Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit has...
  • Congress leaders meet today, Rahul Gandhi likely to be elevated to party President post January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will convene a Congress Working Committee meeting on Tuesday morning at the party headquarters. It will be first meeting since the party lost heavily in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. All eyes are likely to remain on party Vice President Rahul Gandhi...
  • Railways plan to generate Rs 2,000 crore from advertisement on its assets January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: In order to tide over its financial crunch, Railways is mulling over a plan to generate Rs 2,000 crore as additional revenue from non-tariff sources like advertisements on all rail assets including unused land, train and stations. A policy will be formulated to promote and generate revenue from advertisements...
  • Union opposes FDI in Railways, threatens indefinite strike January 10, 2015

    Nagpur: The National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) has vehemently opposed the Centre's proposal for FDI in Railways and threatened to go on indefinite strike in June this year. According to NFIR General Secretary M Raghaviah, there is no need for FDI in Railways. "Government's move to slowly hand over the...
  • Bezbaruah committee recommendations will be implemented within 6 months: Rajnath Singh January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the government has approved the recommendations made by the Bezbaruah committee which will be implemented in the next 6 months. He also said that a North East Special unit of police has been activated in Delhi to address problems of people from the...
  • Review finance rejig plan for power discoms: Parliamentary panel to Centre December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A Parliamentary panel has suggested that the government review the financial restructuring package for state electricity power distribution firms as not many states have shown interest in the scheme. The suggestion has been made by the Standing Committee on Energy, which submitted its...
  • CIA chief admits agency used 'abhorrent' methods on detainees December 12, 2014

    Langley: CIA Director John Brennan said on Thursday some agency officers used "abhorrent" methods on detainees captured following the September 11 attacks and said it was "unknowable" whether harsh interrogation techniques yielded useful intelligence. With his agency under fire in the aftermath of a US Senate report detailing the CIA's use...
  • Parliamentary committee recommends 49 per cent cap on foreign investment in insurance December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A Parliamentary Committee has recommended a composite cap of 49 per cent on foreign investment in insurance in a report tabled in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The Select Committee report said that the cap on foreign investment in insurance include foreign direct investment and foreign portfolio investments. The Congress has...
  • Backed by Congress, Select Committee to submit report on Insurance Bill in Rajya Sabha today December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: After a delay of almost seven years, the legislative approval to hike foreign direct investment in insurance sector from 26 per cent to 49 per cent may finally come from Parliament. The Select Committee on the Insurance Bill will submit its report to the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The...
  • Congress gives a go ahead to Insurance Bill in Select Committee: sources December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In a boost to the Narendra Modi government's reform agenda, the Congress has given a go-ahead to the Insurance Bill in the Select Committee, said sources. The government has proposed to hike foreign direct investment from 26 per cent to 49 per cent in the insurance sector. The Left...
  • IOC clears way for more than one Olympic Games host city December 8, 2014

    The International Olympic Committee on Monday voted to allow host cities to move competitions to other towns, or countries, in a break with the tradition of keeping the Games in one location. The decision fuels speculation regarding the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, with sources telling Reuters on Saturday that talks were...
  • Select Committee adopts draft report on Insurance Bill, Congress in favour December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Select Committee looking into the Insurance Bill on Monday adopted a draft report with a majority of members giving a nod to it. According to sources, at least 11 out of the 15 members agreed to the report by the Chandan Mitra headed committee. The report is likely to...
  • MHA forms SOPs committee to check Naxal operations December 4, 2014

    Raipur: Following the killing of 14 CRPF jawans in Chhattisgrah, the Home Ministry on Thursday formed a committee on Standard Operating Procedure for Naxal related activities. The seven-member committee will be headed by former DG CRPF K Vijay Kumar. The members will include officers from CRPF, IB, Home Ministry and State...
  • Congress-BJP gap over Insurance Bill narrows down December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The differences between Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party have narrowed over proposed amendments in Insurance bill and clause by clause discussion is taking place in the Select Committee, the sources said. According to the sources, a draft report of the Insurance laws amendment bill to be circulated on December...
  • IPL spot-fixing: Anxiety mounts for Srinivasan, CSK as SC resumes hearing December 1, 2014

    Anxiety-metre in Indian cricket will once again soar on Monday as the Supreme Court resumes hearing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal after observations during last hearing pushed N Srinivasan and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) into a tight corner. Srinivasan's future as a cricket administrator hangs by a thread...
  • Hundreds of revellers dance, celebrate Queer Pride Parade in Delhi November 30, 2014

    The Delhi Queer Pride Parade - a much-awaited celebration by queer community in the capital, will start in a few moments from now. To celebrate their identities and stand against oppression and violence, the LGBT community marches towards a future without discrimination and prejudice. We live blog the parade...
  • Actress Khushbu joins Congress, praises party on secularism November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Lying low for nearly six months after quitting the DMK, actress Khushbu on Wednesday joined the Congress after meeting party president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi at AICC headquarters in New Delhi. Speaking at the press conference at the party headquarters, she said, "Congress is the...