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Lokpal panel finalises report

NEW DELHI: The parliamentary standing committee examining the Lokpal bill finalised its draft report on Wednesday amidst increased dissent from members, including those of the Congress, over various provisions but Mr Anna Hazare rejected the proposed legislation as unlikely to check corruption.

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Decision on FDI in retail suspended

NEW DELHI: The winter session of Parliament, which was paralysed for over two weeks, got to doing business after government announced that the controversial decision on FDI in retail was being put on the backburner till a consensus is evolved.

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No delay on Lokpal bill, says Singhvi

NEW DELHI: There would be no delay, except for a “couple of days”, in submitting the report on the anti-graft Lokpal bill in Parliament, Mr Abhishek Manu Singhvi, head of a panel studying the draft legislation, said on Tuesday while National Advisory Council member Ms Aruna Roy demanded that the bill be passed in the current house session.

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Opposition insists on FDI rollback

NEW DELHI: The government has called an all-party meeting on Wednesday morning to end the logjam in Parliament over allowing foreign direct investment  in retail trade even as the opposition stuck to its demand for a rollback of the decision.

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