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Bill for professionals in highways authority introduced


December 19th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Aiming to bring professionals for the management of the national highways, a bill to amend the National Highways Authority of India Act was introduced in ... Read more...

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Steady decline in parliament’s work hours: Study


November 28th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) There has been a steady decline in the productive time of Lok Sabha over the last 25 years, with the 15th Lok Sabha sitting only ... Read more...

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India’s cabinet approves revised Companies Bill


November 24th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Indian cabinet Thursday approved a revised Companies Bill to replace the 55-year-old old legislation that seeks to tighten norms on insider trading, prevent ... Read more...

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Kalmadi’s plea to attend parliament rejected


August 5th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday rejected a petition of jailed Congress MP Suresh Kalmadi, seeking permission to attend the ongoing session of parliament, and fined ... Read more...

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MPs panel slams army practice of soldiers as assistants


August 3rd, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Indian Army is facing the ire of a parliamentary panel over its continuing practice of employing trained soldiers as sahayaks (personal assistants) of officers.The ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena enters 46th year, welcomes RPI into alliance


June 20th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) As Shiv Sena entered its 46th year Sunday, its executive president Uddhav Thackeray welcomed the Republican Party of India (RPI) to its alliance with the ... Read more...

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PM, Pranab lead by example: India’s youngest minister


June 17th, 2011 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 17 (IANS) At 30, Agatha Sangma is the youngest minister in the union cabinet, but she looks up to two septuagenarians - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and ... Read more...

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Three ‘top performing’ MPs to be honoured by Chennai NGO


May 3rd, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 3 (IANS) City based non-governmental organisation (NGO) Prime Point Foundation will honour three members of parliament Saturday for their top performance till date in the 15th Lok ... Read more...

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PM’s statement on alleged bribery of MPs in 2008


March 23rd, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's identical statements in the two houses of parliament after short-duration discussions on allegations that members of parliament were ... Read more...

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BJP to move privilege motion against PM


March 18th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said it will move a privilege motion against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for misleading parliament on the report ... Read more...

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PM takes on opposition, denies Wiki leaks on cash-for-votes scam (Roundup)


March 18th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday went on the front-foot to bat for his party against allegations that MPs had been bribed to win the ... Read more...

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PM’s statement in Lok Sabha on latest WikiLeaks expose


March 18th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement in the Lok Sabha to clarify his government's position on the latest WikiLeaks expose on cables between Washington and ... Read more...

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PM rejects WikiLeaks expose, says claims are unverifiable


March 18th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday rejected outright the WikiLeaks revelations by asserting that the claims are unverifiable and should not be given dignity. ... Read more...

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PM says he’s not aware of any purchase of votes


March 18th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI): Denying an allegation that lawmakers were bought during the July 22, 2008 vote of confidence in Parliament, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today said he ... Read more...

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Congress slams Opposition, says whole world has rejected WikiLeaks reports


March 17th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 17 (ANI): With the Opposition targeting the UPA Government over a WikiLeaks disclosure that indicated that the Congress paid lawmakers to survive a vote of confidence in 2008, ... Read more...

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Wikileaks’ leaks: Quotable Quotes


March 17th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Quotes of the day over Wikileaks' revelations that Congress paid off opposition MPs to win a trust vote in 2008:Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee: ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks disclosure: PM must take responsibility, resign, says Advani


March 17th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 17 (ANI): Demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, over a WikiLeaks disclosure that indicated that the Congress paid lawmakers to survive a vote of ... Read more...

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Government cannot confirm or deny payoff report: Pranab


March 17th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The government Thursday said it could neither confirm nor deny the alleged revelations from leaked US diplomatic cables of payoffs to MPs to secure ... Read more...

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Pranab defends PM, says can’t confirm, deny WikiLeaks disclosures


March 17th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 17 (ANI): Defending the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, on the latest WikiLeaks disclosures that indicated that the Congress had paid lawmakers to survive a vote of confidence ... Read more...

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Sonia slams BJP for parliament deadlock, corruption (Lead)


December 13th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday hit out at the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the deadlock in parliament over the demand for a joint ... Read more...

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Ayodhya ruling recognises belief on Ram’s birthplace: Advani


October 3rd, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani said Sunday that the Allahabad High Court judgment on the Ayodhya dispute has given judicial recognition to the ... Read more...

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Several accomplishments during Somanth’s tenure as speaker: PM


August 21st, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday complimented former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee for several accomplishments, including the Lok Sabha TV channel, during his tenure. "There was a ... Read more...

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Dharmendra to quit politics


July 11th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiana, July 11 (ANI): Bollywood actor Dharmendra has said that he wanted to quit politics."I came into politics, it felt that I almost choked myself and felt I was emotionally ... Read more...

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Murli Manohar, Mohan Singh adjudged outstanding parliamentarians


May 18th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party's Mohan Singh and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi have been selected as the outstanding parliamentarians for 2008 and 2009 respectively, an ... Read more...

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‘Collapse of civic poll ties with Trinamool won’t impact centre’


May 11th, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) West Bengal Congress chief Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday ruled out any effect at the centre or next year's state assembly polls of the collapse of the alliance with ... Read more...

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Women MPs more successful, qualified than men: Study


March 9th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Even as women are set to get more political power in India, a study shows that women MPs were more successful and qualified than their male counterparts. According ... Read more...

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Shocker: Not a single Private Members’ Bill passed since 1970


February 14th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) In the last 40 years, India's parliament has not passed a single bill put forward by individual MPs, known as Private Members' Bills, other ... Read more...

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Former BJP MP forms new political party


February 1st, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 1 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha MP M.A. Kharavela Swain, who last month quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), floated a new political party called 'Utkal Bharat' Monday. Swain told reporters ... Read more...

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Former BJD MP Brahmananda Panda dies


January 30th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubneshwar, Jan 30 (IANS) Brahmananda Panda, a former Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Lok Sabha member, died Saturday at his hometown Cuttack in Orissa following a heart attack, family sources said. He was ... Read more...

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“Let CBI take action against M K Subba” says Supreme Court


January 13th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it is left for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take appropriate action against controversial MP M K Subba.Earlier, ... Read more...

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Jual Oram elected Orissa BJP chief


December 22nd, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 22 (IANS) Former union minister Jual Oram was Tuesday elected the chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Orissa unit, without any contest. Oram is currently one of the BJP's ... Read more...

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Senior BJP leader in Orissa quits protesting RSS ‘interference’ (Lead)


December 22nd, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 22 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in Orissa and former Lok Sabha MP M.A. Kharavela Swain Tuesday resigned from the party protesting alleged interference by the Rashtriya ... Read more...

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Indrajit Gupta’s Lok Sabha record remains unbeaten


December 13th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
By T.G. Biju New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Late Communist leader Indrajit Gupta still remains unbeaten in the list of MPs with the longest Lok Sabha experience, having served the lower house ... Read more...

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Rs.12 million dues pending against 10 Lok Sabha MPs


September 10th, 2009 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Dues amounting to nearly Rs.12 million are pending against 10 sitting and former members of the Lok Sabha, a Right to Information (RTI) applicant has found out. ... Read more...

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Swayamsewaks vs Outsiders syndrome killed BJP


August 30th, 2009 - 9:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi, Aug.30 (ANI): The bickering in the BJP sparked off by the drubbing in the 14th Lok Sabha polls has let open the can of worms in the ... Read more...

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