PAC

  • AAP refers case against rebels Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan to its disciplinary committee April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP on Wednesday took a step further in removing rebel leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the party and referred their case to its disciplinary committee, a day after the dissidents organised 'Swaraj Samvad' convention. The all-powerful Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of AAP also referred the case of...
  • Google's April Fools' Day prank: Play PAC-MAN in Google Maps April 1, 2015

    San Francisco: The virtual streets of Google Maps are being transformed into Pac-Man's chomping grounds in celebration of April Fools' Day. Google added the option to convert its popular navigation service into the Pac-Man video game on Tuesday morning, around the same day the calendar turned to April 1 in Asia....
  • No decision on resignation of Yadav, Bhushan from AAP's national executive taken: Sources March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Less than two months after it stormed to power in Delhi, the AAP appeared set for a split with the party saying on Thursday that senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav had quit its national executive and the two men vehemently denying this. Making the announcement two days...
  • AAP to protest against Land Bill in Uttar Pradesh March 20, 2015

    Lucknow: The Aam Aadmi Party will launch statewide protests in Uttar Pradesh against Land Acquisition Bill next week on the occasion of the death anniversary of Bhagat Singh. "AAP will hold protests in all district headquarters of UP on March 23 against the Land Acquisition Bill," the party's national spokesperson Sanjay...
  • Feeling fresh and fit, excited to return to work, says Delhi CM Kejriwal March 16, 2015

    Bengaluru: Rejuvenated after naturopathy treatment, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said he was feeling fresh and fit and was excited to return to the national capital to resume work. The 46-year-old Aam Aadmi Party leader, who was admitted to the Jindal Nature Cure Institute on city outskirts along with...
  • Removal of Yadav, Bhushan to be discussed in AAP's National Council meeting: Delhi March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Removal of senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) will be discussed in the AAP's National Council meeting later this month, party sources said. The National Council, which has around 300 members is supposed to meet once every year. This year, the NC...
  • Aam Aadmi Party distances itself from Rajesh Parikh's views March 7, 2015

    Jaipur: Aam Admi Party has distanced itself from the views of an executive member of the party's state team in which he has expressed solidarity with Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan who were removed as the party's PAC recently. The party's state unit in a release said that the views expressed...
  • Exclusive: Yogendra Yadav says since 2014 we have been asking for PAC to be reconstituted March 5, 2015

    A day after he was removed from the Political Affairs Committee of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), party leader Yogendra Yadav spoke out about the party leadership. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Yadav said, "Since February 2014, we have said in the National Executives meetings that PAC should be...
  • Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan sacked: What next for AAP? March 4, 2015

    In a decision which widens the split in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the National Executive on Wednesday removed senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the party's highest decision-making body - Political Affairs Committee (PAC). At the same time, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's resignation as AAP's national convenor...
  • Yogendra Yadav's exit & AAP rebellion - not surprising for many insiders March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Professor Yogendra Yadav's exit from the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) highest decision making body Political Affairs Committee (PAC) is not entirely a surprising move for those who know what is happening in the party. Even though everything was looking picture perfect to the outside world till last week,...
  • Uttar Pradesh government for single window helpline for quick response to crime February 27, 2015

    Ghaziabad: Uttar Pradesh government is mulling a 'single window' helpline for quick response to crime or medical emergency in the state, a senior official said on Friday. Venkat Changavalli, adviser to UP chief minister, briefed the officers about concept of establishment of an integrated control room at Lucknow for which survey...
  • Aam Aadmi Party's Political Affairs Committee to meet soon February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: After AAP's landslide victory in the Delhi assembly polls, the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) will meet this week to take a call on the party's future course of action. Although Delhi chief minister and AAP's National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal has made his stand clear that his party would focus...
  • CAG report on T-90 tanks goes to PAC sub-committee October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A CAG report which slammed the Defence Ministry for failing to install air conditioners in Russian-built T-90 tanks causing degradation has been referred to a sub-panel of Parliament's Public Accounts Committee for closer scrutiny. The PAC has decided to form three sub-committees this year, including on Defence, Direct...
  • Centre extends help to UP CM to ensure communal harmony in Saharanpur July 26, 2014

    New Delhi/Saharanpur: The Centre has stepped in to control the situation after violence in Saharanpur killed two people. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to ensure communal harmony in the district. The Home Minister, who is personally monitoring the situation in Uttar Pradesh, also...
  • Rift within AAP, Yogendra says party falling prey to personality cult June 6, 2014

    The Aam Aadmi Party is imploding with its top leaders Arvind Kejriwal and Yogendra Yadav fighting it out. While Yadav targeted Kejriwal in a letter virtually accusing him of dictatorship, Kejriwal loyalist Manish Sisodiya hit back. After a crucial PAC meeting on Friday, the leadership said all issues will be...
  • AAP plans mass drive against Kejriwal's arrest but dissent grows too May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Dissent within Aam Aadmi Party came to the fore as the party's footsoldiers questioned the leadership over the debacle in the Lok Sabha election and demanded dissolution of the Political Affairs Committee (PAC), even as party leaders tried to pacify them. At a meeting organised to discuss...
  • Kejriwal resigns as Delhi CM, meets party leaders at his residence February 15, 2014

    A day after Arvind Kejriwal resigned as the Delhi Chief Minister, the Aam Aadmi Party national convener is meeting other party leaders and supporters at his residence on Saturday. Meanwhile, the party's Political Affairs Committee will also meet in the morning. ...
  • Finance Ministry disagrees with PAC's views on interest on tax refund February 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Disagreeing with the observations of Public Accounts Committee (PAC), the Finance Ministry on Saturday said it has followed standard practice and has not violated any Constitutional provision by not showing interest on tax refund as separate expenditure in the Budget. "Government of India has been of the view that...
  • AAP PAC meets amidst rising clamour for Somnath Bharti's dismissal January 23, 2014

    New Delhi: With the pressure mounting on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party, the outfit's Political Affairs Committee is meeting to take a decision on Law Minister Somnath Bharti who is under the scanner for the infamous raid at Khirki Extension in Malviya Nagar. The AAP PAC meet...
  • PAC constable abducted December 28, 2013

    A PAC constable, posted on security duty at the disputed site in Ayodhya, had been kidnapped and his abductors had demanded a ransom of Rs one lakh, police said on Saturday. Constable Suresh Kumar, who was on leave since December 25, was abducted at Pratapgarh, his home town, they said. Constable's daughter...
  • Police lay siege to Ayodhya on 21st anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition December 6, 2013

    A threetier security cordon was on Thursday thrown around this town and all its entry points were sealed to maintain peace on the eve of 21st anniversary of Babri Mosque demolition as Muslim organisations decided to observe "black day" and Hindu outfits a "day of victory". Around 10,000 personnel from state...
  • Bihar sets target to procure 30 lakh tonnes paddy December 4, 2013

    Bihar has set a target to procure 30 lakh tonnes of paddy this year at a minimum support price of Rs 1,310 per quintal for the ordinary produce, state Food Minister Shyam Rajak said on Wednesday. Primary agricultural credit societies (PACS) have been asked to purchase 23 lakh tonne and the...
  • Woman gangraped by policemen and their friends, four arrested August 31, 2013

    A woman hailing from Delhi, who had come to his property dealer friend's place in Sector-105 area in Noida, was allegedly gangraped by two policemen and their three friends, police said on Saturday. Four of the accused, including the two Provincial Arms Constabulary (PAC) personnel, have been arrested and the PAC...
  • Goa Police crime branch files FIR in illegal mining scam case August 20, 2013

    The Goa police Crime Branch has registered a First Information Report (FIR) in connection with the massive illegal mining scam which has been pegged to be around Rs 35,000 crore. "An FIR has been filed and now the investigation will follow," Deputy Superintendent of Police (Crime Branch) Nilu Raut told...
  • CAG report is not the final word on any issue: SC May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: CAG report commands respect and cannot be brushed aside but it cannot be the final word on an issue, the Supreme Court said on Thursday while noting that the auditor's findings cannot be gospel truth as it is subject to scrutiny by Parliament. A bench of justices KS Radhakrishnan...
  • Commonwealth Youth Games: PAC indicts Kalmadi April 17, 2013

    Mumbai: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Maharashtra Legislature has indicted former Indian Olympic Association president (IOA) Suresh Kalmadi for irregularities in organising the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2008 at Pune and asked the state government to file a criminal case against him. The PAC report, which was tabled in the...
  • Disappointed over PM's refusal to depose before JPC: Yashwant April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, who is a member of the JPC on 2G issue, on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stating he is "surprised and disappointed" over his refusal to depose before the panel. Sinha, who earlier written a letter to Singh asking that he should...
  • 2G: CBI chief quizzed by PAC over prosecutoraccused collusion February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Ranjit Singh appeared before the Parliament Accounts Committee on Wednesday and was questioned about the CNNIBN story on alleged collusion between the agency's former prosecutor and a key accused in the 2G spectrum scam case. Even though the CBI has removed its prosecutor...
  • Congress in habit of denigrating institutions: BJP November 26, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday hit out at the Congress after former CAG official RP Singh did a volteface on his claims on the national auditor's 2G report, saying the ruling party is in the habit of damning and denigrating institutions whenever it stands embarrassed. "This has...