Monday, 5 December, 2022
TopicParliamentary panel

Topic: Parliamentary panel

‘Spine of key panels broken’ — Why Congress & TMC are angry about parliamentary committees rejig

While Congress retained chairmanship of one committee, TMC got none. BJP and allies now hold six major committees, including Home Affairs, Defence, External Affairs and Finance.

Opposition MPs walk out of parliamentary panel meet alleging not allowed to discuss Agnipath

The members also 'argued' with Chairman Jual Oram that not allowing a discussion on Agnipath amounted to an insult to Parliament.

Why Parliamentary panel for environment wants a new mechanism to manage human-animal conflict

A committee led by Jairam Ramesh wants changes in the Wildlife Protection Amendment Bill, 2021. It also wants a clause that allows the transport of live elephants scrapped.  

Make arts education mandatory till Class 10, rid it of ‘colonial mindset’, Parliament panel says

In report to Parliament, standing committee on education, women, children, youth and sports says art education should emphasise on Indian traditional and folk arts.

Only one woman in marriage bill panel deplorable. Don’t repeat history of underrepresentation

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

3 yrs, 17 hearings, but no SC decision on reinstating MP woman ex-judge who was ‘harassed’

The woman judge from MP had moved SC seeking her reinstatement after a parliamentary panel said her transfer was ‘punitive’. Her next date of hearing is on January 12. 

Plans afoot to have 4 cut-off dates for new voters to enrol: ECI tells parliamentary panel

Currently, only an individual who has attained the age of 18 years as on 1 January 2021 or before is eligible to be enrolled in the voters' list.

Need to regulate, not ban cryptocurrency, Parliament panel members & experts suggest

Industry experts and members expressed concern over ads promoting cryptocurrency, said there is a need for checks & balances.

‘Accentuate’ vaccination for students & teachers to reopen schools, panel of MPs suggests

Panel notes that confinement of children in the house, being unable to attend school, has altered relationship between parent & children adversely. It has disturbed country's social fabric, resulting in early child marriages.

Facebook, Google officials depose before parliamentary panel over misuse of social media

Facebook and Google officials had been summoned by a parliamentary panel chaired by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, focused on safeguarding citizens' rights on social media platforms.

On Camera

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Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.