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Stormy start to parliament, 8 Congress MPs suspended (Roundup)


April 24th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Congress Tuesday moved to get eight of its MPs suspended from the Lok Sabha for repeatedly disrupting the house ... Read more...

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Congress moves to suspend eight MPs from Lok Sabha (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Lok Sabha Tuesday suspended eight Congress MPs from the Telangana region after the party itself moved a motion against ... Read more...

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Congress MPs from Telangana suspended from Lok Sabha


April 24th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Eight Congress MPs from Telangana region in Andhra Pradesh were suspended from the Lok Sabha for four days for causing disruptions in the house ... Read more...

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Need national view on Telangana: Congress


March 29th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The issue of separate statehood to Telangana needed a "national view", the Congress said Thursday as the Lok Sabha continued to be disrupted for ... Read more...

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UPA to meet thrice a week to decide parliament strategy


March 21st, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Congress may have finally woken up to the need to improve its floor management in parliament and has decided to meet with allies ... Read more...

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UPA defeats opposition amendments on NCTC in Rajya Sabha (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) With help from the Samajwadi Party (SP), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and ally Trinamool Congress, the government Tuesday defeated the opposition backed amendments ... Read more...

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Congress leaders discuss Mamata’s demands


March 15th, 2012 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Congress leaders met at the residence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday night to discuss Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's opposition to passenger fare ... Read more...

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Congress, allies for better coordination in parliament: Chidambaram (Lead)


March 13th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Under pressure from its allies, the Congress-led UPA government Tuesday agreed for better coordination and requested them to ensure that all members are present ... Read more...

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Government asks allies to ensure all MPs are present in parliament


March 13th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has requested its allies to ensure that all members are present in parliament so that they can vote ... Read more...

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Cold keeps voters indoors in UP (Second Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 8 (IANS) Voting proceeded sluggishly in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday with the rain and cold keeping people away from polling booths in the state, where the first phase ... Read more...

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Slow start to UP elections (Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 8 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh elections got off to a slow start Wednesday with people reluctant to move out early morning due to the cold and incessant ... Read more...

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Jagan begins Telangana visit amid sporadic protests


January 10th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 10 (IANS) YSR Congress Party chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy Tuesday reached Nizamabad district for his fast in support of farmers amid sporadic protests by pro-Telangana groups.Accompanied ... Read more...

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Jethmalani triggers ruckus in Lokpal debate


December 29th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Former law minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Ram Jethmalani triggered a storm in the Rajya Sabha Thursday when he said that a ... Read more...

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War of words as Rajya Sabha debates Lokpal (Evening Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Two days after it was passed in the Lok Sabha, the Lokpal bill moved to the Rajya Sabha Thursday with the government trying hard ... 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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Notices to be issued to absenting Congress MPs: Narayanasamy


December 28th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Taking a serious view of a number of party MPs absenting themselves from the Lok Sabha Tuesday when it took up the Lokpal Bill, ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill in parliament Thursday, Sonia says she will fight for it (Roundup)


December 21st, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The much-awaited Lokpal bill will be introduced in the Lok Sabha Thursday and will be discussed during parliament's extended session Dec 27, amid solid ... Read more...

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Tough-talking Sonia says she will fight for Lokpal (Evening Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Hitting out at those behind "a deliberate and malicious misinformation" campaign against the Congress, party chief Sonia Gandhi Wednesday said she was ready to ... Read more...

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Don’t be defeatist: Sonia to Congress MPs (Second Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Exuding confidence that the Congress will do well in the assembly polls next year, party chief Sonia Gandhi Wednesday asked her MPs not to ... Read more...

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Sonia slams BJP for obstructing legislations


December 21st, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for obstructing important legislations that the government was bringing to fight corruption and ... Read more...

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No work, no pay: MPs divided on issue


December 5th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Nearly half of parliament's winter session is over with no work done. Should MPs get paid for the days parliament is held up due ... Read more...

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Telangana remains a distant dream (Andhra Newsletter)


December 3rd, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 3 (IANS) In October, everything had come to a standstill in Telangana as the movement for a separate state for this underdeveloped region of Andhra Pradesh was ... Read more...

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Mullaperiyar dam row: Kerala, Tamil Nadu MPs meet PM


November 29th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The political battle over the Mullaperiyar dam hotted up Tuesday with MPs from Tamil Nadu and Kerala seeking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention to ... Read more...

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Parliament’s winter session: Protests wash out first week


November 25th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The first week of parliament's winter session ended Friday without transacting any business due to unending protests over inflation, corruption and a separate Telangana, ... Read more...

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Both houses of parliament adjourned again


November 24th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were again adjourned Thursday as opposition members as well as Congress MPs from the Telangana region disrupted proceedings. No substantial ... Read more...

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Sonia returns to parliament


November 22nd, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Dressed in a light blue silk sari with a pashmina shawl draped around her shoulders, Congress president Sonia Gandhi returned to parliament Tuesday to ... Read more...

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PM’s statement shocked Telangana people, says Congress MP


November 13th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 13 (IANS) A Congress member of parliament from Telangana Sunday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement on a separate Telangana state has shocked the people of the ... Read more...

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PM will decide petrol price issue: Pranab


November 8th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will decide on the issue of petrol prices after discussing the matter Tuesday with MPs of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) partner ... Read more...

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Trinamool MPs to meet PM Tuesday over petrol prices


November 7th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, Nov 7 (IANS) After threatening to pull out of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) over the recent hike in petrol prices, a delegation of Trinamool Congress ... Read more...

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Trinamool criticism is genuine concern, says Congress


November 4th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The Congress Friday sought to underplay the stinging criticism from its ally Trinamool Congress on the petrol price hike and said the government would ... Read more...

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Congress leader begins indefinite fast for Telangana


November 1st, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 1 (IANS) Congress legislator Komatireddy Venkat Reddy Tuesday launched an indefinite hunger strike to ask the central government to initiate the process to carve out a separate ... Read more...

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Rift forces adjournment of PAC meeting


October 31st, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Congress MPs of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) looking into the 2G spectrum allocation scam Monday opposed the panel's move to hear former director ... Read more...

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MPs responsible for consequences of returning gunmen: DGP


October 20th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) A day after nine Congress MPs from Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region decided to surrender their gunmen to the state government, police chief Dinesh Reddy ... Read more...

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Telangana Congress leaders prepare ‘action plan’


October 18th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Congress party leaders from Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh Tuesday chalked out an action plan to achieve a separate Telangana state but said they would ... Read more...

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MP sent to jail, 3,000 held for rail blockade in Telangana


October 16th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Ten MPs from Telangana, including nine belonging to Andhra Pradesh's ruling Congress, and over a dozen legislators were Saturday arrested along with over 3,000 others ... Read more...

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