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Congress for special assembly session to discuss Goa mining issue


September 21st, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress Friday demanded a special one-day session of the Goa legislative assembly to discuss the illegal mining issue, even as a mining department official suspended ... Read more...

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Meghalaya forms panels on influx, tenancy laws


September 5th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 5 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Wednesday decided to form two committees to study the problem of influx and illegal immigrants and review the tenancy laws.Making a suo moto ... Read more...

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Meghalaya organisations demand permit system for visitors


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 3 (IANS) Several social organisations in Meghalaya Monday staged a sit-in, demanding immediate implementation of inner line permit (ILP) to restrict entry of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants to the ... Read more...

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TDP demands assembly session to discuss people’s problems


August 31st, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Friday urged the governor to convene a special session of the state assembly to discuss the unprecedented power crisis ... Read more...

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No rollback of court fee hike, Delhi tells court


August 28th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The state government Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that it would not roll back the 10-fold hike in court fees.Refusing to roll back the ... Read more...

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TDP legislators continue protest over power shortage


August 28th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Legislators of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the main opposition party in Andhra Pradesh assembly, Tuesday continued their protest against the shortage of electricity.The legislators, who ... Read more...

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New pension scheme for Kerala government employees


August 9th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 8 (IANS) Kerala has replaced the statutory pension scheme with the contributory pension scheme for its new employees joining from next fiscal, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Thursday, ... Read more...

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Right to Service becomes law in Kerala


July 25th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 (IANS) With the Kerala assembly Wednesday passing the Right to Service Bill, 2012, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has kept his promise of making available services to the ... Read more...

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Karnataka’s new minister gets bail in land grab case


July 18th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 18 (IANS) Karnataka's new minister C.T. Ravi, who is also the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) state unit spokesperson, Wednesday secured anticipatory bail from the ... Read more...

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UP probe into presence of jailed MLAs at Pranab lunch


July 7th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) Faced with severe criticism at the presence of two jailed legislators at the lunch hosted by the Uttar Pradesh chief minister for UPA presidential candidate ... Read more...

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Bengal passes bill on 17 percent OBC reservation


July 6th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) The West Bengal assembly Friday passed a bill providing 17 percent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in government jobs in two different categories.Category A ... Read more...

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Congress to raise Chhattisgarh killings in assembly session


July 5th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 5 (IANS) Undeterred by union Home Minister P. Chidambaram's cold response to its initial findings in the alleged staged Korasuguda gunfight, the Congress's Chhattisgarh ... Read more...

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Goans, under 21s, may be banned from Goa’s casinos


July 5th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 4 (IANS) Goans and people below 21 years could soon be banned from casinos in Goa under a bill to be tabled in the forthcoming session of the ... Read more...

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PPP nominates Shahabuddin for prime minister’s post (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) The parliamentary committee of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Wednesday chose senior party leader Makhdoom Shahabuddin as its nominee for the post of country's new prime ... Read more...

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BSP stages walk out over power crisis in Uttar Pradesh


June 20th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Angry at the incessant power cuts in Uttar Pradesh and dissatisfied with the government response to its concern on the issue, the opposition Bahujan Samaj ... Read more...

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CPI-M on back foot as Kerala assembly session starts Monday (Letter from Kerala)


June 10th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 10 (IANS) Following the murder of a former CPI-M leader and the widening rift within its ranks, the party, after a long time, would be seen on the ... Read more...

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China opposes outside armed intervention in Syria


June 8th, 2012 - 5:46 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 8 (IANS) China has expressed firm opposition to "outside armed intervention" in Syria or "any attempt to forcibly promote regime change" in the Middle East country, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Free drugs and more to mark UDF anniversary


June 4th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 4 (IANS) Those in Kerala who do not fall in the income tax category can from now on get free medicines.The government will subsidize this scheme by levying ... Read more...

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Nepal parties seek more time to settle statute row


April 23rd, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 23 (IANS) Major political parties of Nepal Monday sought two more days to thrash out contentious issues that have held up their constitution drafting.The Himalayan country's political parties ... Read more...

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Mumbai senior cop suspended for raping colleague


April 18th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil Wednesday said tainted police officer Anil Mahabole has been suspended for allegedly raping a woman police inspector.Patil's statement came during the ... Read more...

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DMK to boycott assembly for a week


April 11th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 10 (IANS) The opposition DMK has decided that its members in the Tamil Nadu assembly would boycott the budget session for a week as they were not allowed ... Read more...

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Vilasrao should resign: Maharashtra opposition


April 5th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Opposition parties in Maharashtra Thursday sought the resignation of Union Science and Technology Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh after the Supreme Court pulled him up over land allocation ... Read more...

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Himachal legislators to get fat salary hike


April 5th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) Four bills were introduced in the Himachal Pradesh assembly Thursday to increase the legislators' salaries and allowances by around Rs.20,000 on grounds of inflation.A government spokesperson ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand BJP legislators whisked away to Madhya Pradesh


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 23 (IANS) Amidst fears of poaching, 30 newly-elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators of Uttarakhand have been sequestered in Ujjain town in Madhya Pradesh ahead of a ... Read more...

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BJP crisis shadow over Karnataka budget (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 20 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda will present the state budget Wednesday as a majority of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators supporting B.S. ... Read more...

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Most Karnataka BJP rebels boycott assembly


March 20th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 20 (IANS) A majority of Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators supporting former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa boycotted the assembly session that began here Tuesday.The boycott ... Read more...

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BJP’s hard choice on Karnataka leadership: Split or sack (Roundup)


March 19th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday was in a fix on how to tackle its burgeoning Karnataka crisis: should it chuck its present chief minister ... Read more...

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BJP’s southern foray: Tale of scams and compromises (News Analysis)


March 19th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) maiden rule in Karnataka is set to end as a sordid tale of scandals and compromises.Two days ahead of the ... Read more...

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Punjab assembly session begins Monday


March 18th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 18 (IANS) The first session of the newly constituted 14th Punjab assembly begins Monday, an official said here Sunday.On the first two days, the 117 elected legislators ... Read more...

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Karnataka’s BJP in uncertain mode as assembly session nears (Karnataka Newsletter)


March 17th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 17 (IANS) Will D.V. Sadananda Gowda remain chief minister and present a full budget for 2012-13; Will this be the last session of the assembly though it ... Read more...

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Spotlight on lawlessness, illegal mining in Madhya Pradesh (Madhya Pradesh Newsletter) (Lead)


March 10th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 10 (IANS) The killing of a young Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, crimes against women and the murder of a journalist and his family are among a ... Read more...

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Zardari may address parliamentary session


March 10th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is likely to address a joint session of parliament March 17, the Dawn reported Saturday.According to an official announcement, the ... Read more...

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Lawlessness on rise in Madhya Pradesh (Madhya Pradesh Newsletter)


March 10th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 10 (IANS) The killing of a young Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, crimes against women and the murder of a journalist and his family have spotlighted the ... Read more...

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Limited Tripura assembly sessions attack on democracy: Congress


March 9th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 9 (IANS) Tripura's opposition Congress Friday alleged the Left Front government was holding a minimum number of assembly sessions to "restrict the democratic rights of the people and ... Read more...

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Media boycotts Kashmir legislature


February 27th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 27 (IANS) Media persons boycotted the proceedings of the Jammu and Kashmir legislature Monday in protest over the remark of Speaker Mohammad Akbar Lone.The media persons are ... Read more...

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