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The officials of Facebook have been asked to present views on safeguarding the rights of the citizens.(Reuters File Photo)

Parliamentary panel summons Google, Facebook officials over misuse of platforms

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2021 09:59 AM IST
The Parliamentary standing committee on Information Technology, headed by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, had called Twitter officials amid the company’s standoff with the government over new IT rules.
Twitter’s lack of compliance could potentially end the safe harbour provided to intermediaries in the Information Technology Act(File Photo)
Twitter’s lack of compliance could potentially end the safe harbour provided to intermediaries in the Information Technology Act(File Photo)

House panel grills Twitter on failure to comply with new rules

By Deeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2021 11:50 PM IST
  • The panel’s meeting with Twitter came in the backdrop of the Uttar Pradesh Police summoning Twitter India’s managing director over the amplification of a video that the police claim was manipulated to portray the attack on an elderly Muslim man as a hate crime.
Oil companies revise rates of petrol and diesel daily.(Reuters File Photo)
Oil companies revise rates of petrol and diesel daily.(Reuters File Photo)

Rising petrol, diesel prices: Parliamentary panel meeting today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 08:24 AM IST
In the last 44 days, the prices of petrol and diesel have increased 25 times. The petroleum and natural gas standing committee will today discuss pricing, marketing and supply of petroleum products with representatives of the government.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.(ANI)
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.(ANI)

News updates from HT: BJP lawmaker seeks Shashi Tharoor's removal

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 04:58 PM IST
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Saptagiri Ulaka from Odisha’s Koraput, V Vaithilingam of Puducherry and Kasargod’s Rajmohan Unnithan have written to the Speaker against the Eleventh report of the House panel on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution.(HT Archive)
Saptagiri Ulaka from Odisha’s Koraput, V Vaithilingam of Puducherry and Kasargod’s Rajmohan Unnithan have written to the Speaker against the Eleventh report of the House panel on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution.(HT Archive)

Cong MPs ‘dissociate’ from Parl panel report

By Saubhadra Chatterji, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 04:45 AM IST
  • The three MPs, members of the House panel on food, consumer affairs and public distribution, also alleged that the report was approved in the panel chairman’s absence.
The report of the committee on external affairs was tabled in both houses of Parliament.(AFP)
The report of the committee on external affairs was tabled in both houses of Parliament.(AFP)

Funds allocation to MEA inadequate considering foreign policy objectives

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 09:15 PM IST
The panel said the budgetary resources will play a "determining role" in India's pursuit of a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as it requires adequate global presence and expansion of diplomatic outreach.
In its report, the Parliamentary panel observed that the executive, the legislature and the judiciary have well defined roles and they all function under the Constitution
In its report, the Parliamentary panel observed that the executive, the legislature and the judiciary have well defined roles and they all function under the Constitution

Parliamentary panel suggests use of ‘officials of the Union of India’

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 07:01 PM IST
  • The Committee is of the considered opinion that these three organs of governance, by and large, constitute the Union government
Lokpal has also apprised the committee that it has requested the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to take necessary action to amend the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act.(AFP)
Lokpal has also apprised the committee that it has requested the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to take necessary action to amend the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act.(AFP)

Parliamentary panel asks Centre to explore feasibility of amending Lokpal Act

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 07:43 PM IST
The Lokpal has informed the committee that it received requests for reconsideration of its orders, but the same were not considered as it does not have statutory powers to review an order passed by it, the panel said.
The fieldwork for the first phase of census 2021 will be carried out during 2021-22 even though timelines are yet to be finalised.(PTI PHOTO)
The fieldwork for the first phase of census 2021 will be carried out during 2021-22 even though timelines are yet to be finalised.(PTI PHOTO)

Delayed due to Covid-19, Census work may begin this year, MHA tells par panel

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 10:37 PM IST
The population enumeration was supposed to be carried out from February 9 to 28, 2021 with a revision round from March 1 to 5, 2021.
It is expected that with the commencement of 4G services, the revenue of BSNL in the wireless segment will increase, the report said.(Livemint)
It is expected that with the commencement of 4G services, the revenue of BSNL in the wireless segment will increase, the report said.(Livemint)

BSNL may turn profitable from 2023-24, says parliamentary panel in report

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 07:33 PM IST
According to the report, the expenditure of BSNL has reduced from 34,400 crore per annum to 24,687 crore per annum, annualised value of nine months figures, mainly due to savings in employee benefits expenses due to VRS as part of revival package.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor heads the parliamentary panel on information and technology.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor heads the parliamentary panel on information and technology.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Facebook, Twitter officials to appear before parliamentary panel on IT today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:51 AM IST
News agency ANI reported that recent changes in the privacy policy of Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp will also be discussed at the meeting of parliamentary panel today.
Jack Dorsey had earlier indicated his inability to reach India for the parliamentary committee’s sitting in view of the short notice.(Amal KS/Hindustan Times/REX/Shutterstock)
Jack Dorsey had earlier indicated his inability to reach India for the parliamentary committee’s sitting in view of the short notice.(Amal KS/Hindustan Times/REX/Shutterstock)

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey summoned by parliamentary panel on Feb 25, panel refuses to hear other officials

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2019 10:08 PM IST
Jack Dorsey had earlier indicated his inability to reach India for the parliamentary committee’s sitting in view of the short notice
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) “needs a thorough overhaul” as part of measures to improve roads and infrastructure along the disputed border with China, a parliamentary standing committee has said.(Arvind-Yadav/HT-Photo)
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) “needs a thorough overhaul” as part of measures to improve roads and infrastructure along the disputed border with China, a parliamentary standing committee has said.(Arvind-Yadav/HT-Photo)

‘India needs to match China’s road infrastructure along border,’ says Parliamentary panel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 11:08 PM IST
India has launched a massive programme to upgrade infrastructure along the frontier, especially in Arunachal Pradesh, following a string of intrusions by Chinese troops. However, experts believe the work needs to be speeded up to match infrastructure on the Chinese side.
Photo dated 21 June 1999 shows Indian artillery men firing 155mm Bofors guns from a gun emplacement on the Srinagar to Kargil road.(AFP File Photo)
Photo dated 21 June 1999 shows Indian artillery men firing 155mm Bofors guns from a gun emplacement on the Srinagar to Kargil road.(AFP File Photo)

Shield CBI from political obstruction on Bofors cases: Par panel draft report

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 08:29 PM IST
A Public Accounts Committee (PAC) sub-committee said that necessary legislative reviews be made to ensure unencumbered freedom of investigation and prosecution by the CBI.
The Standing Committee on Finance, chaired by senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily (pictured), had last met on March 9 in the aftermath of the over Rs 13,000 crore fraud in Punjab National Bank.(HT/File Photo)
The Standing Committee on Finance, chaired by senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily (pictured), had last met on March 9 in the aftermath of the over Rs 13,000 crore fraud in Punjab National Bank.(HT/File Photo)

Parliamentary panel to quiz finance ministry officials on bank NPAs

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2018 07:05 PM IST
Meeting assumes significance since banking sector is dealing with governance issues too at two private sector banks — ICICI and Axis.
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