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Promotion quota bill in Rajya Sabha, SP, BSP lock horns (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Amid repeated disruptions and vociferous protests, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day Wednesday, but not before the government introduced a bill for ... Read more...

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Both Congress and BJP against quota in promotions bill: Mayawati


September 5th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati Wednesday said both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party had "political motives" against reservations in job promotions for ... 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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Coal allocation attack will be sharper than Bofors: BJP


August 31st, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Making it clear that it will not allow parliament to run unless its demand on the allocation of coal blocks are met, the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill delayed, select committee to give report in winter session


August 31st, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Bringing further delay to the passage of the anti-graft Lokpal bill, the term of the select committee of Rajya Sabha, which is looking into ... Read more...

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On average, five walkouts a year by Congress in Himachal


August 30th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) Miffed by the policies of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Himachal Pradesh, the opposition Congress has staged walkouts at least five times a ... Read more...

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Parishad urges Ramesh for universal pension


August 30th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Pension Parishad Wednesday said that demand for universal pension was gaining support among parliamentarians and urged Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh to ensure ... Read more...

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PM to head all-party meet on job promotion quota


August 21st, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called an all-party meeting Tuesday to discuss the issue of giving reservation in job promotions to Scheduled Castes (SCs) ... Read more...

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Whistle Blowers bill introduced in Rajya Sabha


August 14th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Whistle Blowers Protection Bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.It was introduced by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension V. ... Read more...

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Whistleblowers bill likely to come in Rajya Sabha Tuesday


August 13th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The whistleblowers protection bill is likely to be introduced in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday, government sources said Monday.The legislation, which is one of the important ... Read more...

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All-party meeting on promotion quota Aug 21


August 9th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) An all-party meeting to discuss reservation in job promotions will be held Aug 21, the government said Thursday.The government would also try to table ... Read more...

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SC order against quotas in promotions rocks parliament (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The issue of reservation in promotions in government jobs in Uttar Pradesh saw an uproar in both houses of parliament Thursday with the Rajya ... Read more...

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SC order against promotion quotas rocks Lok Sabha


August 9th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A Supreme Court ruling upholding an Allahabad High Court order quashing quotas for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in promotions in government jobs in ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned over quotas in promotions


August 9th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned Thursday after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) members raised the issue of reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes groups ... Read more...

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Tendulkar, Rekha attend Rajya Sabha session


August 8th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Wednesday was cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's first day in parliament as a nominated member."It is a new experience for me. When I'm ready to speak, ... Read more...

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CAG coal report to be tabled soon


August 8th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said the CAG report on the controversial coal block allocation will be tabled in parliament soon.Refuting reports of delay ... Read more...

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BSP protests renaming of Lucknow’s Kanshi Ram park


August 7th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 7 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) took to the streets here Tuesday to protest against renaming a park commemorating its idealogue and founder Kanshi Ram after ... Read more...

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Role and power of India’s president


July 25th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
India's president is the titular head of the state, enjoys certain powers and performs a variety of ceremonial functions. A lowdown on the Indian first citizen's roles and powers as ... Read more...

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Over 38 percent of Himachal’s hydropower potential tapped


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 23 (IANS) Public and private sector companies have harnessed 8,824 MW of hydropower of the estimated potential of 23,000 MW in Himachal Pradesh, a government official said Monday.The ... Read more...

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Mizoram allocates Rs.410 crore to end ‘jhum cultivation’


July 17th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, July 17 (IANS) Under its New Land Use Policy (NLUP), Mizoram is laying emphasis on ending the age-old "jhum" shifting cultivation and has allocated Rs.410 crore in this year's ... Read more...

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UP governor okays bill extending Lokayukta’s term


July 7th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Governor B.L. Joshi has given his nod to the Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta and Deputy Lokayukta Amendment Bill 2012, which increases the tenure of ... 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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Himachal BJP legislator again challenges party


July 5th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 4 (IANS) The infighting in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Himachal Pradesh refuses to die down with a legislator again demanding a change in leadership ... Read more...

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Pranab receives warm welcome in Lucknow, meets Mulayam and Mayawati


July 4th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 3 (IANS) UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee received a tumultous welcome from Congressmen here Tuesday even as the state's ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) and the opposition Bahujan ... Read more...

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President’s poll: BJP core committee to meet Monday (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Holding parleys across the political spectrum on the presidential poll, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) core group is scheduled to meet Monday night to ... Read more...

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Trinamool wins first assembly seat in Uttar Pradesh


June 15th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 15 (IANS) On a day when the Samajwadi Party (SP) ditched the Trinamool Congress for the UPA's presidential candidate, the Mamata Banerjee-led party stunned the SP government ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa condemns parcel rate hike by railways


June 6th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday condemned the 25 percent hike in parcel charges by Indian Railways, and urged the centre to roll back the ... Read more...

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Communal riot add to Mulayam-Akhilesh’s headache


June 2nd, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 2 (IANS) Already faced with failing law and order in many parts of Uttar Pradesh, Mathura's communal riot has added to the growing headaches for the two-month-old ... Read more...

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We won’t cut VAT on petrol: Chouhan


June 1st, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 1 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Friday refused to cut Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol any further.He said it was up to the central ... Read more...

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Happy at CVC referring coal allocation case to CBI: BJP


June 1st, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said it was "happy" that the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has referred the coal block allocation case to ... Read more...

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UP Police chief, home secretary to review law and order


June 1st, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 1 (IANS) Rattled by the opposition attack for failing law and order in Uttar Pradesh, Director General of Police (DGP) A.C. Sharma and Principal Home Secretary R.M. Srivastava ... Read more...

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Women pretends to be UP legislator, arrested


May 29th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 29 (IANS) A woman was arrested Tuesday outside the Vidhan Sabha Bhawan here when she tried to enter the high security premises, pretending to be a legislator.The woman ... Read more...

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Delhi budget session starts on a stormy note


May 28th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Delhi assembly budget session started on a stormy note Monday with the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) members attacking the government for water scarcity ... Read more...

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PM meets president, discusses Myanmar visit


May 26th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday met President Pratibha Patil and discussed the just-concluded parliament session and his visit to Myanmar, beginning Sunday.The meeting between ... Read more...

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Railway minister leads Trinamool rally against fuel hike (Lead)


May 25th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Political parties in West Bengal Thursday hit the streets to protest the steep hike in petrol prices, with the ruling UPA partner Trinamool Congress taking ... Read more...

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