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Trinamool moves against ex-Congress MLA


September 21st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Trinamool Congress leader Sovandeb Chattopadhyay Friday said he will move a privilege motion against former Congress legislator Arunava Ghosh on charges of insulting assembly Speaker Biman ... Read more...

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Stormy start to Delhi assembly monsoon session


September 4th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The Delhi assembly witnessed sloganeering, ruckus, adjournments and a walkout on the first day of its monsoon session with the BJP demanding the ... Read more...

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Junketing at a time of drought


September 4th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 4 (IANS) It's the local variation of Nero fiddling while Rome burned. Or politicians enjoying themselves while people suffer.At a time when Karnataka has been hit by ... Read more...

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One killed as protesters, police clash in Ranchi


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 3 (IANS) One person was killed and several others, including policemen, were injured here Monday in a clash during a protest against land takeover, police sources said.Jharkhand Vikas ... Read more...

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Legislator tears own shirt in Jharkhand assembly


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 3 (IANS) In a dramatic event, an opposition legislator Monday tore up his kurta in the Jharkhand assembly to bring to the government's notice the plight of ... Read more...

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NCP seeks disqualification of Meghalaya rebels


August 30th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 30 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Thursday sought the disqualification of its 12 legislators in Meghalaya who have joined the National People's Party (NPP)."The party has sent ... Read more...

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Jharkhand speaker charged with violating poll code


August 24th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 24 (IANS) Charges were framed against Jharkhand assembly Speaker C.P. Singh in a case related to the violation of the model code of conduct during the 2009 Lok ... Read more...

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BJP saves itself embarrassment, and several crores (Karnataka Newsletter)


August 18th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 18 (IANS) Karnataka's battered Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has managed to avoid landing in one more mess and saved a few crores of rupees as well ... Read more...

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51 killed, 46 injured as bus falls into Himachal gorge (Fourth Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 11 (IANS) At least 51 people, including 18 women, were killed and 46 others injured Saturday when an overcrowded bus rolled into a 300-feet deep gorge in Chamba ... Read more...

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Andhra students intensify stir over cap on fee reimbursement


August 9th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 9 (IANS) Opposition parties and students' groups in Andhra Pradesh Thursday intensified their protest against the government's move to cap the reimbursement of tuition fee of engineering and ... Read more...

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Bihar assembly committee to probe ‘health scam’


August 9th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 8 (IANS) The Bihar assembly speaker Wednesday ordered a house committee probe into the alleged removal of uteruses of over 16,000 below poverty line women in the ... Read more...

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Punjab leaders call for safety of Sikhs in US (Lead, correcting para six)


August 6th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 6 (IANS) Political leaders in Punjab Monday urged the US administration and the Indian government to ensure safety and security of the Sikh community in America following ... Read more...

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Punjab leaders call for safety of Sikhs in US


August 6th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 6 (IANS) Political leaders in Punjab Monday urged the US administration and the Indian government to ensure safety and security of the Sikh community following the attack ... Read more...

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Minjar Fair begins in Himachal


July 29th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chamba, July 29 (IANS) Minjar Fair, a Hindu fair that symbolises the blossoming of maize, began in this Himachal Pradesh town here Sunday.State assembly speaker Tulsi Ram inaugurated the week-long ... Read more...

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South African parliamentary team visits Karnataka legislature


July 12th, 2012 - 2:09 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 12 (IANS) A South African parliamentary delegation led by its National Assembly Speaker M.V. Sisulu visited the Karnataka legislature and interacted with the chairman and lawmakers of the ... Read more...

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NCP seeks disqualification of four Odisha legislators


July 10th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 10 (IANS) The Odisha unit of the Nationalist Congress Party Tuesday sought disqualification of its four legislators who last month defected to the state's ruling Biju Janata Dal ... Read more...

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India, South Africa share cordial relations: Meira Kumar


July 10th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said Monday India and South Africa shared a cordial relationship and working together in various multilateral organisations.Addressing a 20-member ... Read more...

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South Africa to send parliamentary delegation to India


July 7th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 7 (IANS) South Africa is sending a high-powered parliamentary delegation to India to strengthen relations between the two countries, it has been announced.The delegation, led by the ... Read more...

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UP gifts Rs.20 lakh to MLAs for cars, opposition protests


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday allowed the legislators to withdraw Rs.20 lakh from their development fund to purchase a car, a move that has triggered a ... Read more...

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Steps taken to tackle spread of fever in Kerala: Chandy


June 21st, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 21 (IANS) With Kerala assembly Speaker G. Karthikeyan too down with fever, which seems to be assuming gigantic proportions, the government has moved to ensure more than adequate ... Read more...

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Gilani’s disqualification a victory of law: Imran Khan (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 2:32 am ICT by IANS
Imslamabad, June 21 (IANS) The disqualification of Yousuf Raza Gilani as Pakistan's prime minister by the supreme court was a victory for the constitution, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Gilani’s disqualification a victory of law: Imran Khan


June 21st, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said Wednesday that the disqualification of Yousuf Raza Gilani from Pakistan prime minister's post was a victory for the constitution and law ... Read more...

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Sangma’s exit will not impact Meghalaya unit: NCP


June 20th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 20 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Wednesday said that the resignation of P.A. Sangma won't have any impact on the party in Meghalaya."Sangma has resigned from the ... Read more...

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PPP leaders pick Makhdoom Shahabuddin as new PM (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leaders picked Minister for Textiles Makhdoom Shahabuddin for the office of the prime minister following the ouster of Yousuf ... Read more...

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Gilani hurt his own dignity: Sharif


June 20th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
"No matter who becomes the new prime minister, he will have to write the letter (to the Swiss authorities to open graft cases against Zardari)," the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief ... Read more...

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PPP nominates Makhdoom Shahbuddin as new PM


June 20th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has nominated Makhdoom Shahbuddin for the office of the prime minister, Geo News reported Wednesday.Sources told the TV channel that ... Read more...

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Gilani stands disqualified as PM, rules Supreme Court (Second Lead)


June 19th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) The Pakistani Supreme Court Tuesday ruled that Yousuf Raza Gilani stood disqualified as prime minister as well as MP since the apex court's April 26 ... Read more...

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Gilani stands disqualified as PM, rules Supreme Court (Lead)


June 19th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) The Pakistani Supreme Court Tuesday ruled that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani stood disqualified since April 26 for contempt of court for refusing to write ... Read more...

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Court quashes Odisha speaker’s ruling on BJP legislator


June 18th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 18 (IANS) Odisha High Court Monday quashed the ruling of state assembly Speaker Pradip Amat on the membership of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator who had ... Read more...

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Pakistan attorney general turns abusive in Supreme Court


June 15th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 15 (IANS) Pakistan Attorney General Irfan Qadir created a ruckus in the courtroom Thursday by using "abusive remarks" against the Supreme Court judges and some "vulgar gesture", ... Read more...

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Justice Mahesh Mittal Kumar sworn-in as J&K; chief justice


June 8th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 8 (IANS) Justice Mahesh Mittal Kumar was sworn-in as the new chief justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court here Friday.Governor N.N. Vohra administered the oath of ... Read more...

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Pakistan not to contest Gilani contempt verdict


May 26th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) The Pakistan government has decided it will not appeal against the Supreme Court's verdict holding Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani guilty of contempt of court, ... Read more...

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FIR against Jharkhand speaker for poll violations


May 25th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 25 (IANS) A police complaint was lodged Friday against Jharkhand assembly speaker C.P. Singh for allegedly violating the model code of conduct, an official said. A by-poll for ... Read more...

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Bilawal wants 50 percent women in Pakistani parliament


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari says that he dreams of a Pakistani parliament that will have 50 percent women, it was reported here.Zardari ... Read more...

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Jharkhand assembly speaker sentenced to one-month jail


May 16th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 16 (IANS) A Ranchi court Wednesday sentenced Jharkhand assembly speaker C.P. Singh to one-month jail in a seven-year-old case related to a protest against the central government's ... Read more...

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