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BJP disrupts parliament again (Lead)


August 28th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were repeatedly adjourned Tuesday as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members persisted with their demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation ... Read more...

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Kanda issue rocks Haryana assembly


August 24th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 24 (IANS) Proceedings in the Haryana assembly were disrupted Friday as the house witnessed heated exchanges between opposition and treasury benches over the Gopal Goyal Kanda-Geetika Sharma controversy.The ... Read more...

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Bio-access soon to Bombay High Court


August 24th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) As part of enhancing security measures, the Bombay High Court will soon instal a bio-access system for all advocates and staffers, an official said here Friday.Initially, ... Read more...

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House spoke as one on northeast issue: Meira Kumar


August 17th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) To loud thumping of desks from the benches, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Friday got up to say that the "serious and sensitive" discussion ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned over Advani’s comments


August 8th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the second time Wednesday after BJP leader L.K. Advani termed the UPA-II government as "illegitimate".The remark provoked vociferous ... Read more...

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Shinde debuts as leader of Lok Sabha


August 8th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Wednesday debuted as the new leader of the Lok Sabha and was introduced to the house by Speaker Meira Kumar.Shinde, ... Read more...

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Bradley Wiggins’ training kit stolen from Surrey hotel


August 1st, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Surrey, Aug 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bradley Wiggins experienced a nostalgic experience when his training kit was stolen just before he participated in the 2012 London Olympics. His kit was stolen in the ... Read more...

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Inadequate rains, scarcity, worry Maharashtra legislators


July 11th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) The ruling Congress-Nationalist Congress Party Democratic Front government Wednesday faced the ire of the combined Opposition and treasury benches on the serious drought-like situation and ... Read more...

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President okays three high courts in northeast


June 9th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 9 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil has given her formal approval for setting up separate high courts in three northeastern states -- Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya."We received the ... Read more...

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Lok Adalat settles 1,400 power bill cases


May 20th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Around 1,400 disputes related to electricity bills and power thefts involving Rs.3.5 crore were settled Sunday in a special Lok Adalat held here.The Lok Adalat ... Read more...

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4,021 cases settled at Lok Adalat in Delhi


May 13th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) A total of 4,021 cases related to civil, matrimonial and other disputes were disposed of at a Lok Adalat conducted here Saturday by the Delhi ... Read more...

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BJP says Chidambaram’s clarification violates rules


May 11th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday protested Home Minister P. Chidambaram reading out a clarification from his son on his business interests in telecom ... Read more...

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Apex court to take up presidential reference on natural resources


May 11th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday will take up for hearing a presidential reference whether the court could interfere with a policy decision of the government and ... Read more...

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2G: Apex court allows review plea withdrawal (Second Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday allowed the government to withdraw its petition seeking a review of the apex court verdict cancelling 122 licences that were ... Read more...

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Government withdraws 2G review plea


May 8th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The central government Tuesday moved the Supreme Court to withdraw its petition for reviewing the 2G verdict holding that all natural resources should be allocated ... Read more...

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Apex court receives presidential reference on 2G (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A presidential reference on whether the Supreme Court could interfere with a policy decision of the government and insist on auction as the only route ... Read more...

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Apex court receives presidential reference


April 12th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A presidential reference on whether the Supreme Court could interfere with a policy decision of the government and could insist on auction as the only ... Read more...

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10 Maharashtra ministers guilty of financial lapses: Opposition


April 4th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Maharashtra's opposition parties said Wednesday that 10 state ministers had reportedly been held responsible for financial lapses and causing losses to the state exchequer by ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha members congratulate Tendulkar, Kohli


March 19th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Rajya Sabha members Monday congratulated cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli for their performance in the Asia Cup tournament.Raising the issue in the zero ... Read more...

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Stalemate continues in Himachal assembly


March 14th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 14 (IANS) The stalemate in the Himachal Pradesh assembly between the opposition Congress and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continued for third day Wednesday, with the ... Read more...

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Kerala panel indicts Achuthanandan for favouring son


March 8th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 8 (IANS) A special seven-member committee of the Kerala assembly Thursday presented its report indicting V.S. Achuthanandan for flouting rules in getting his son V.A. Arun Kumar appointed ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan appears before panel over son’s appointment


February 14th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 14 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Kerala assembly V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday appeared before a house committee probing if rules were flouted to appoint his son V.A. Arunkumar ... Read more...

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Special Lok Adalat for power theft convened in Delhi


January 14th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) A special electricity Lok Adalat was held Saturday by the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DLSA) for resolution of power theft cases.Twelve special benches were ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned amid chaos, minus Lokpal (Second Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 2:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Two days after the Lokpal bill was cleared by the Lok Sabha, it failed to get past the Rajya Sabha Thursday as the house ... Read more...

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Rare late night sitting in Rajya Sabha (Sidelights)


December 30th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) It was a rare occasion for the Rajya Sabha to sit late into the night Thursday, which led to some self-congratulatory pats from MPs.An MP ... Read more...

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Congress plans action against absentee MPs (Lead)


December 28th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) After lack of numbers in the Lok Sabha killed a move to grant constitutional status to the Lokpal, the Congress Wednesday said it was ... Read more...

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Manmohan should go, says Yashwant


December 28th, 2011 - 2:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) BJP leader Yashwant Sinha Tuesday night demanded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation after the ruling coalition failed to win constitutional status to the Lokpal ... Read more...

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Matheran Hill Railway to get modern coaches (Feature, With Images)


November 4th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) Thousands of tourists flocking to Matheran, the small hill station close to Mumbai, will soon travel by swanky new coaches of the toy train -- with ... Read more...

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Russian ‘genius’ lived with 26 female bodies


November 4th, 2011 - 3:08 am ICT by BNO News
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Police in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod have discovered the remains of more than two dozen women who were dug up from their graves by ... Read more...

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Government considering special tribunal on water disputes


October 31st, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Minister for Water Resources Pawan Kumar Bansal said here Monday that the government was considering suggestions for setting up a "standing tribunal" to deal with ... Read more...

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Chaos in Kashmir assembly over NC worker’s death


October 3rd, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 3 (IANS) Mikes uprooted, a fan hurled and house papers torn... the Jammu and Kashmir assembly descended into chaos Monday as the People's Democratic Party (PDP) took up ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan’s son appointment against rules, finds panel


September 20th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 20 (IANS) A lawmakers' panel has found that there were procedural irregularities in the appointment of former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan's son as the director of a state-run ... Read more...

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Pentagon observes 10th anniversary of 9/11 attack


September 12th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) US Vice President Joe Biden and Defence Secretary Leon Panetta Sunday vowed to relentlessly pursue the Al Qaeda until it is dismantled, as they observed the ... Read more...

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Shoe-hurling mars Rajasthan assembly proceedings


August 30th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 29 (IANS) The Rajasthan assembly Monday witnessed some ugly scenes when a BJP lawmaker flung a shoe at the treasury benches and a member from the ruling Congress ... Read more...

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Ruckus in Himachal assembly over Dhumal’s remarks


August 24th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 24 (IANS) Pandemonium prevailed in the Himachal Pradesh assembly Wednesday over reportedly 'derogatory' remarks by Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal against the opposition Congress.Dhumal reportedly used the phrase ... Read more...

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