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Quota bill not to divert attention: Congress


September 6th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The job promotion quota bill was meant for social justice, the Congress said Thursday, a day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) called the ... Read more...

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Congress distances itself from media bill (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday distanced itself from a bill on media regulation proposed by Meenakshi Natarajan, a Lok Sabha MP and an aide of party ... Read more...

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Congress distances itself from media regulation bill


May 1st, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday distanced itself from a bill on media regulation proposed by Meenakshi Natarajan, a Lok Sabha MP and an aide of Rahul ... Read more...

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BJP, Team Anna causing confusion on Lokpal bill: Moily


January 3rd, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) Taking a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Anna Hazare on the fiasco over the Lokpal Bill, Congress leader and union Corporate Affairs ... Read more...

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Congress slams BJP for reservations on Ansari’s decision


January 1st, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) The Congress Saturday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its reservations over Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari adjourning the house sine die Thursday ... Read more...

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BJP making excuses not to pass Lokpal bill: Singhvi


December 29th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is making excuses not to pass the Lokpal bill, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said in the Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Government seeks support on Lokpal, opposition for changes (Second Lead)


December 26th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) With parliament set to debate the Lokpal bill from Tuesday, the government Monday appealed to members to join in passing the anti-graft legislation, even ... Read more...

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Ahead of assembly polls, minorities given 4.5 percent quota in jobs (Fourth Lead)


December 23rd, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Ahead of Uttar Pradesh elections, the union cabinet Thursday cleared 4.5 percent sub-quota for minorities within the existing 27 percent quota for other backward ... Read more...

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No need to hurry through Lokpal bill: Congress


December 15th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Claiming that all efforts were being made to reach a consensus on the Lokpal bill, the Congress Thursday said there was no need to ... Read more...

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Opposition wants CBI under Lokpal


December 14th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Opposition parties have demanded that the CBI should be an independent and transparent body under the Lokpal.Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, ... Read more...

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Quotable quotes on Lokpal


December 11th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Some quotable quotes on the Lokpal bill:Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) convenor Sharad Yadav: "Either the winter session should be ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill alone can’t end corruption: Rahul Gandhi


August 26th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) As uncertainty continued on whether Anna Hazare would end his 11-day fast for a strong Lokpal bill, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi said Friday that ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi meets PM


August 23rd, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday amid talks between the government and Team Anna to find common ground on the ... Read more...

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BJP misleads nation on anti-violence bill: Congress


May 27th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Congress Friday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of "misleading the nation" on the proposed legislation on communal violence prevention, saying that a ... Read more...

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Digvijay Singh takes a U-turn, says not challenging Hegde


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): After former Supreme Court Judge N. Santosh Hegde contemplated quitting the panel on the Lokpal Bill, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has now reversed his comments, saying ... Read more...

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Bhushans sink deeper into controversy but fight back (Roundup)


April 20th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Fresh allegations of corruption surfaced against Lokpal bill joint committee co-chair Shanti Bhushan Wednesday. But the Bhushans fought back, demanding a public apology from ... Read more...

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PM initiated mechanism for talks on Lokpal bill: Soni


April 6th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had initiated a mechanism to consider suggestions from civil society activists on the anti-graft Lokpal Bill, Information and Broadcasting Minister ... Read more...

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Despite deadlock, Patil hopeful about passage of Women’s Reservation Bill


May 26th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by ANI
On Board Air India One, May 26 (ANI): Despite the deadlock in the Lok Sabha over the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has said that she ... Read more...

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Congress top brass discusses strategy for finance bill


April 23rd, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Top Congress leaders met here Friday to discuss the government's strategy in parliament as the crucial finance bill will be taken up for passage next week. With ... Read more...

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Will Antony come to Tharoor’s aid? (Capital Buzz)


April 18th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Many in the Congress party are wondering if Defence Minister and senior Congress leader A.K. Antony will once more bat for his beleaguered colleague from Kerala, ... Read more...

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Sonia asks party MPs to be regular in parliament


April 16th, 2010 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) With the government bracing up to face the opposition-sponsored cut motions on the Finance Bill, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday asked party MPs to attend parliament ... Read more...

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No differences with government on food security bill: Congress


April 5th, 2010 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Congress Monday said there were no differences between the party and government on the national food security bill and both were working for the "most ... Read more...

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No pressure from allies on women’s quota bill: Congress


March 17th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Ruling out quota within quota in the bill providing 33 percent reservation for women in all legislatures, the Congress party Wednesday said there was "no pressure" on ... Read more...

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Bihar Congress withdraws Sadhu Yadav’s suspension


March 11th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Mar 11 (ANI): The Bihar Congress on Thursday withdrew the resignation of Sadhu Yadav, against whom action was taken yesterday for speaking against the government on the issue of the Women's ... Read more...

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Hope Mamata will back women’s bill in Lok Sabha: Congress


March 10th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday hoped that the Trinamool Congress, led by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, will support the Women's Reservation Bill when it comes up for voting ... Read more...

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Anti-ragging bill passed in Himachal assembly


August 17th, 2009 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 17 (IANS) A legislation to curb ragging in educational institutions was passed by the Himachal Pradesh assembly Monday despite apprehensions by the opposition Congress about certain clauses. The Himachal Pradesh ... Read more...

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Women’s reservation bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha Tuesday(Lead)


May 6th, 2008 - 12:16 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The cabinet Monday night decided to table the long-awaited Women's Reservation Bill that provides for 33 percent reservation for women in the parliament and state assemblies in ... Read more...

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Lalu does volte-face, promises support for women’s bill (Lead)


May 5th, 2008 - 10:43 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The much-delayed women's reservation bill, expected to be introduced in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday, is likely to face one hurdle less with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader ... Read more...

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Congress admits women’s bill still faces opposition


May 5th, 2008 - 9:13 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Congress admitted Monday that some political parties continued to have reservations over the legislation favouring 33 percent quota for women in parliament and assemblies. "It cannot ... Read more...

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