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20 years after militancy, bureaucrats keep Chandigarh ‘disturbed’ (Letter from Chandigarh)


August 30th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 30 (IANS) The threat of militancy ended years ago but Chandigarh continues to be tagged a 'disturbed area' -- thanks to the bureaucracy that wants it to be ... Read more...

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Ready to fight Bengal panchayat polls alone: Congress


August 11th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) Announcing the likelihood of Congress going all alone in the West Bengal panchayat polls, state Congress chief Pradip Bhattacharjee Saturday accused the Mamata Banerjee government ... Read more...

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Hazare told Khurshid ‘he had no choice’


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Anna Hazare had nothing against the Congress and was aware of the shortcomings of some of his Team Anna colleagues but "had no choice ... Read more...

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Team Anna questions government’s integrity


July 16th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 16 (IANS) Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal Monday questioned the government's integrity for constituting the select committee to discuss the Lokpal bill, saying it is the third ... Read more...

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Spiritual leader Wamanrao Pai dead


May 30th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Renowned spiritual leader and social reformer Satguru Shri Wamanrao Pai passed away late Tuesday at Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Mumbai, an official said. He was 89.The ... Read more...

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SP leaders mint money through transfers: BSP


May 25th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) Launching a fresh attack on the Akhilesh Yadav regime, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Friday alleged that Samjawadi Party leaders were minting money through transfers ... Read more...

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A ‘Kahaani’ of Indian bureaucracy, corruption, redemption (IANS Books, With Image)


May 15th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) His surname inspired a key character in the hit Bollywood film "Kahaani". Now writer Amitabha Bagchi has knit a plot about Indian bureaucracy, corruption ... Read more...

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No witch hunt, PM assures civil servants


April 21st, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Asking civil servants to take bold decisions, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the government would not indulge in "witch hunting" against them in ... Read more...

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Army chief blames ‘rogue elements’ for controversy


April 7th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh has blamed "rogue elements" in the bureaucracy for stroking controversies and denied any rift between him and Defence Minister ... Read more...

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Katju favours strong Lokpal, but not in present form


March 31st, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The demand for a stronger anti-graft Lokpal legislation found a supporter in Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju, who Saturday urged parliament ... Read more...

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Cash no problem, consesus is, for BRICS bank


March 28th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 28 (IANS) A BRICS development bank will be very useful, particularly to Africa, but a major challenge that may come on its way is aligning the interest ... Read more...

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Lokpal unworkable, will only pile up problems: Katju


March 28th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 27 (IANS) Press Council Chairman Justice Markandey Katju Tuesday came down heavily on the concept of Lokpal, calling it an "unworkable proposition".Speaking to reporters after the ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh announces new transfer policy


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh Thursday announced the transfer policy for the year 2012-2013.Under the new policy, group C and D officials in ... Read more...

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Government hopeful of consensus on Lokpal at all-party meet


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The government is hopeful of arriving at a consensus on the Lokpal bill at an all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with ... Read more...

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All party meet likely on Lokpal bill


March 21st, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Aiming to evolve consensus on the controversial Lokpal bill which could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely ... Read more...

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Akhilesh rejigs bureaucracy, 30 officials transferred


March 19th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 18 (IANS) In a major bureaucratic reshuffle by the new Uttar Pradesh government of Akhilesh Yadav, 30 officials, mostly IAS, were transferred late Sunday.This included district magistrates of ... Read more...

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‘Extend rural job scheme to urban areas’


March 15th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Calling for effective measures to improve the efficiency of social sector programmes, the Economic Survey for 2011-12 has suggested extending the government's ambitious ... Read more...

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Team Anna calls for law to protect whistleblowers


March 9th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Condemning the killing of an IPS officer while he was trying to stop a tractor laden with illegally-quarried stones in Madhya Pradesh, Team Anna member ... Read more...

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Will foil all conspiracies: Zardari


January 28th, 2012 - 6:12 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Conspiracies are hatched against the government everyday and "we will foil all of them", Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has said.Zardari said the ruling Pakistan Peoples ... Read more...

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Gram sabhas above assemblies, parliament, says Hazare (Lead)


January 26th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Stating that gram sabhas (village councils) were above state assemblies and parliament, activist Anna Hazare Thursday called for legislation to empower local bodies and ... Read more...

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Time has come for majority not to be silent: CAG


January 14th, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai, who had estimated that the 2G spectrum allocation caused the exchequer Rs.1.76 lakh crore, Friday said that democracy ... Read more...

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Anna ends fast, vows to rally against Congress (Roundup)


December 28th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) A day after the Lok Sabha passed a Lokpal bill he had trashed, an ailing Anna Hazare Wednesday called off his three-day fast a day ... Read more...

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PM will be the best Lokpal: Lalu Prasad (Lead)


December 27th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad Tuesday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will prove to the best Lokpal, even as he called for the ... Read more...

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Send Lokpal bill back to standing committee: Lalu Prasad


December 27th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad Tuesday said the Lokpal bill should be sent back to the parliamentary standing committee."Don't ignore amendments, send it ... Read more...

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CBI should be independent of Lokpal: PM (Lead)


December 27th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) In a strong speech pitching for the Lokpal bill, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said a final decision on the legislation must rest with ... Read more...

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Dump this Lokpal bill, says Team Anna


December 27th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Team Anna Tuesday urged parliament to dump the government Lokpal bill, saying it will only fuel more corruption instead of combating it."We are appealing to ... Read more...

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Government vs Team Anna - demands on Lokpal


December 27th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) A glance at the government and Team Anna's respective positions on key issues in the Lokpal bill.Inclusion of prime minister:Government's bill: Includes prime minister ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill: Who stands where


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The Lokpal bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha Thursday, amid protests by political parties.Here is a glance on where various parties and Team ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill approved; PM in, CBI, lower bureaucracy out (Second Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The union cabinet Tuesday approved the much-awaited Lokpal bill, bringing the prime minister under the anti-graft ombudsman with riders but excluding the CBI and ... Read more...

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PM is honest but remote controlled, moans Anna (Lead)


December 18th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is an honest man but is "remote controlled", activist Anna Hazare said Sunday, urging people to start filling the jails from ... Read more...

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Special cabinet meeting on Lokpal likely Monday


December 16th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The special cabinet meeting to discuss and approve the contentious Lokpal bill is likely to be shifted to Monday, government sources told IANS.The meeting ... Read more...

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Team Anna firm on bringing PM, CBI under Lokpal (Lead)


December 14th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Team Anna Wednesday stuck to its demand for bringing the prime minister and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) under the anti-corruption Lokpal and indicated ... Read more...

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BJP to propose amendments in Lokpal bill


December 13th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A day ahead of the all-party meeting to discuss the Lokpal bill, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday said it will propose amendments to ... Read more...

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Will agitate again if bill not passed: Anna Hazare


December 13th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Activist Anna Hazare Tuesday reiterated that he would launch another agitation at the Ramlila grounds from Dec 27 if his version of the Lokpal ... Read more...

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Hazare again attacks Rahul Gandhi


December 11th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Anna Hazare Sunday once again attacked Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, accusing him of pressurising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to go back on an ... Read more...

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