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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • BJP MP Chandan Mitra confident of passing bills listed for winter session November 25, 2014

    Despite the ruckus, BJP MP Chandan Mitra, who is the head of the Select Committee on insurance, said that he was confident of passing bills listed for the winter session. Mitra said, "I am confident of finishing the work by the stipulated time. The demands of TMC leaders of not...
  • Rajya Sabha extends deadline for Select Committee on Insurance Bill by December 12 November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Tuesday extended deadline for the Select Committee on the Insurance Amendment Bill and asked it to submit the report by December 12. According to the amendment, the foreign direct investment will be hiked from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. The Opposition parties raised questions...
  • Delhi: Under-secretary of Staff Selection Commission arrested for rape October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: A 29-year-old married woman has accused an Under Secretary of the Staff Selection Commission of raping her following which the official was arrested by the police. According to police, the accused, identified as 55-year-old Neshram was arrested by the staff of Vasant Kunj (South) Police Station on Monday...
  • 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 allparty 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 allparty 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 allparty meet on Wednesday at 9:30 AM to discuss the Bill. The Congress demanded...
  • BJP demands postponement of UP Subordinate Services Selection exam July 30, 2014

    BJP on Wednesday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to postpone preliminary examination of UP Subordinate Services Selection 2014 slated on August 3 till the time Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) system was notabolished. "UP Public Service Commission should be directed to postpone preliminary examination of subordinate service selection. Till the time CSAT system...
  • FYUP row: DU Selection Committee proposes 4th year to be optional June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: With the admissions to undergraduate programme of the Delhi University getting delayed, the varsity's Selection Committee met on Wednesday to end the ongoing row over the fouryear undergraduate programme at the Vice Chancellor's residence. Sources say the Selection Committee which include proVC discussed the people's proposal which suggests that...
  • Cabinet Approves Draft of UP Sub Service June 25, 2014

    The state cabinet on Wednesday approved draft of UP Subordinate Service Selection Commission Bill 2014 and the Greater Noida Industrial Development Area Rulebook. As per the draft of the Bill, the Commission would have one chairman and maximum eight members having tenure of five years or till 65 years of age,...
  • Choose your Modi cabinet: You pick who should hold what ministry May 19, 2014

    While intense deliberation is on to decide who will hold what portfolio in Narendra Modi's cabinet, you can choose your own version of the cabinet in this poll (Note that a Prime Minister can keep any portfolio with him and run it through a Minister of State). ...
  • Sandeep Patil returns to head Mumbai selection panel April 8, 2014

    Mumbai: After quitting the selection panel last year as he was unable to devote time to watch local cricket due to his tight schedule as chief national selector, former India batsman Sandeep Patil has accepted the offer to head Mumbai's senior panel and has been named as the chairman of...
  • SSC to hold exam again after reports of unfair means January 29, 2014

    Staff Selection Commission is set to conduct Combined Graduate Level Examination2013 at some test centres again, following reports of use of unfair means at those exam venues. SSC had conducted CGLE2013 in two phases Tier I on April 21 and May 19, last year and Tier II on September 29,...
  • Hooda confidant Nand Lal Poonia resigns after court rap January 2, 2014

    Haryana School Teachers Selection Board (HSTSB) chairman Nand Lal Poonia, a confidant of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, resigned from his post on Thursday after a recent rap from the state high court. Poonia, a retired brigadier, was appointed chairman of Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) by Hooda in 2005 and...
  • Kejriwal Cabinet in action, Sisodia orders scrapping of exam December 30, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after taking over as Delhi's Education Minister, Manish Sisodia on Sunday ordered cancellation of examination for appointment of primary teachers in municipal schools after he found that the question paper was leaked. The examination was held for around one lakh posts of teachers on Sunday, in which...
  • Some Indian laws reinforce gender inequality: UN November 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Some Indian laws promote a preference for sons over daughters, the United Nations said on Thursday in a report that highlights the country's struggle to reverse a longterm decline in the number of girls. Bans on child marriage, prenatal sex selection tests and dowries are poorly enforced, while laws...
  • Delhi: Battle within AAP as candidate challenges selection process October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwalled Aam Aadmi Party is hoping to be the gamechanger in the Delhi Assembly elections and are making fight against corruption their main plank. Keeping that in mind, AAP has been trying to pick its candidates carefully. Even before the electoral battle there is a battle within the...
  • Preconception sex selection on rise, affecting child sex ratio: Lawyer September 28, 2013

    New Delhi:Sex selection of the baby at the preconception stage is on the rise, and now a Rs.15 crore business, a lawyer said in New Delhi on Saturday while addressing a symposium on the challenges in the implementation of the law on the issue. "The sex determination of foetus preconception in...
  • 'Sex-selection abortions cause of missing girls in India' September 12, 2013

    Washington: Promotion of sex-selection abortions as a population control strategy, crafted in the US and then exported worldwide, has resulted in millions of missing girls in India, China and elsewhere, a Congressional human rights panel has been told. "It was development professionals who first promoted sex-selective abortion as a potential solution...
  • Indian campaigner seeks US support against sex selection September 11, 2013

    Washington: An Indian campaigner wants the US government ban Internet companies like Google from advertising and legitimising new technologies of sex selection in India. "Sex selection tourism is worse than trafficking," Sabu M George, a member of India's Campaign Against Sex Selection, told a House panel on Tuesday accusing Google of...
  • Over 20,000 Indians want to settle on Mars September 10, 2013

    Washington: India is ranked second in the list of countries whose people are interested in settling on Mars permanently, with as many as 20,747 applying for the opportunity being provided by a non-profit foundation. Mars One will establish a permanent human settlement on the Red Planet in 2023 and is in...
  • Will wholesale changes give Indian hockey the right end of the stick? July 25, 2013

    New selection panel. New chief coach. New national coach. New goalkeeping coach. New video analyst. Hockey India (HI) has been on an appointment drive over the last few weeks. The door was slammed on Michael Nobbs, while opened for quite a few, ranging from change in roles to fresh offer...
  • David Warner's wobbles continue as he fails in Ashes trial July 19, 2013

    London: Disgraced batsman David Warner's hopes of playing in the third Ashes Test looked slim on Friday after he failed in both innings of Australia A's tour match against a Zimbabwe Select XI in Harare. After managing just six in his side's first innings, Warner was out for 11 on Friday...
  • 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 highfives 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 CNNIBN'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...