Selection Committee

  • Boxer Manoj Kumar to be considered again for Arjuna Award August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday said the case of boxer Manoj Kumar, who challenged the Arjuna Award committee's decision to not consider him for the honour, will be placed before the panel again and irrespective of its decision, the Sports Ministry will consider his eligibility for the award. The ministry,...
  • Insurance Bill proposing a hike in FDI limit sent to 15 member select committee August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Insurance bill that proposes to hike the FDI limit in insurance to 49% has been sent to a 15 member select committee. The committee comprises of BJP's Chandan Mitra, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, JP Nadda, Congress' Anand Sharma, JD Seelam, BSP MP SC Mishra, JDU's KC Tyagi, CPI's...
  • Government buys time on Insurance Bill, likely to take final call on Thursday August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no end to the deadlock between the government and the opposition parties on the Insurance Bill. Even as the Centre is buying more time over the issue, an all-party meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been scrapped. According to sources, the government is expected to take a...
  • Congress claims AIADMK support on Insurance Bill, Centre calls all-party meet August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Trouble is growing for the Narendra Modi government over the Insurance Laws Amendment Bill as the Congress on Tuesday claimed that it has the support of AIADMK. To tide over the crisis the government has called all-party meet on Wednesday at 9:30 AM to discuss the Bill. The Congress demanded...
  • Indian selectors' foresight brought the Champions Trophy home June 26, 2013

    When MS Dhoni and his boys - clad in white ICC jackets - held the Champions Trophy aloft, a certain five men did their own set of high-fives for taking decisions in the best interest of Indian cricket. The Indian selectors deserve a fair share of the applause Team India...
  • Land Bill should be sent back to Select Committee: CPI(M) April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: CPI(M) Politburo Member Brinda Karat reiterated the Left party's demand to send the Land Bill back to a Select Committee. Karat was speaking to CNN-IBN's Rupashree Nanda. Here's the transcript of the interview: CNN IBN: The signal that came out of the all party meet that was held on the...
  • Selectors meet on Sunday to pick squad for Pak series December 22, 2012

    Mumbai: National selectors will meet here on Sunday to pick the Indian squad for the limited-overs series against Pakistan amid speculation that struggling senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar has made himself available for ODI selection. The panel, headed by Sandeep Patil, will be meeting for the first time after the humiliating Test...
  • Jaitley, Sushma seek stay on CBI chief's appointment November 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Leaders of Opposition Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing disapproval over the appointment of the new CBI director in the wake of the tabling of the Select Committee's report on Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha that recommends that a...
  • Government committed to bringing in Lokpal Bill: Narayanasamy November 23, 2012

    The Select Committee's report on Lokpal Bill was tabled in Rajya Sabha on Friday. ...
  • RS Select Committee adopts draft note on Lokpal Bill November 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha Select Committee has adopted its draft report on the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill on Monday. The Select Committee has suggested bringing Prime Minister under the purview of Lokpal. It also suggested that Lokayuktas be set up within a year. The report will be tabled within...
  • We weren't paid to pick 'Barfi': Oscar jury head September 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Assamese filmmaker Manju Borah, who headed the committee entrusted with selecting India's official entry to the Academy Awards, said she is tired of defending 'Barfi', the jury's choice this year, and angry that her credibility is being questioned. The film is now under scrutiny because of charges of...
  • The lowdown on India's new selection panel September 27, 2012

    After much speculation and deliberation, the Indian board has unveiled their revamped five-man national selection committee. Here we take a look at the five most important men in the BCCI. Sandeep Patil(West Zone) Patil, 56, was a dashing middle-order batsman from Mumbai who played 29 Tests and 45 ODIs for India....
  • Meet BCCI's new chief selector Sandeep Patil September 27, 2012

    In his playing days, Sandeep Patil was known for his cavalier attitude and stylish strokeplay. He is, after all, the man who hit Bob Willis for 24 runs in an over, and frequently dumped cricket balls into the Arabian Sea when batting for Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium. But on...
  • Sandeep Patil named BCCI selection panel head September 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Former India batsman Sandeep Patil has been named head of the national selection committee panel, replacing the outgoing chief of selectors Kris Srikkanth and beating another former team-mate, Mohinder Amarnath, to the post. The decision to name Patil was taken by the BCCI at its AGM in Mumbai on...
  • BCCI to appoint new selection panel today September 27, 2012

    Mumbai: In what is expected to be a smooth and routine AGM here on Thursday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is all set to revamp its senior selection committee by making at least four changes in the five-man panel following the completion of their term. Four members...
  • Indiscipline keeps Shehzad out of Asia Cup March 3, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan's exciting young opener Ahmad Shehzad just about missed out on selection for the upcoming Asia Cup, due to his poor disciplinary track record. Chief selector Iqbal Qasim said after announcing the team that Shahzad and Mohammad Sami, who had both performed outstandingly well in the Bangladesh Premier League, were...
  • Lokpal Bill may be sent to select committee December 29, 2011

    New Delhi: The Lokpal Bill, which is being debated in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, is likely to be sent to a select committee, sources said. Sources said that this is the last option but if the Sense of House is in favour of the move, then the Bill will...
  • Let Pak coach have say in selection: Whatmore December 13, 2011

    Karachi: The strongest candidate to take over as head coach of the Pakistan cricket team, Dav Whatmore has made it clear to the PCB that he wants full authority and powers in selection matters if he is to accept the job. According to a report in the Jang newspaper, which quoted...
  • Hockey selection chief removal kicks up controversy July 31, 2008

    New Delhi: It's not even three months since the new ad-hoc committee took over the reins of Indian hockey and it has courted a major controversy by removing chairman of selectors Aslam Sher Khan and appointing Ajitpal Singh as the new chief. Aslam Sher Khan, who was vociferous in demanding more...
  • BCCI out to set its house in order September 10, 2006

    New Delhi: The national selectors announced the squads for the Champions Trophy and the Malaysia tri-series on September 10. It was the last time chairman of selectors Kiran More was selecting an Indian team. But some critical questions remain like just how many selectors should be in the committee -- three or...
  • Mark Taylor to lead Aussie coach hunt September 8, 2006

    Melbourne: Former Australia captain Mark Taylor is to chair the selection committee that will choose the next national coach, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Friday. Taylor will lead a five-man panel to find a successor for John Buchanan, who is stepping down after next year's World Cup. "The recommendation of...
  • Sunday is D-Day for Ganguly, Kumble September 2, 2006

    New Delhi: Former India wicket-keeper Kiran More will chair his last meeting as head of the national selection committee on Sunday. More and his team will select the Indian squad for the Malaysia tri-series and the Champions Trophy. But it might turn out to be one of the easiest meetings he...