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Karnataka given two days to start ombudsman appointment process


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 23 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court Monday gave two days time to the 10-day old new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government to start the process of appointing ... Read more...

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BJP, new Karnataka CM Shettar face tense days (News Analysis)


July 17th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party and its new chief minister in Karnataka, Jagadish Shettar, face testing times with continued dissidence casting shadow over a crucial ... Read more...

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Nepal’s constitutional crisis worries BJP


May 27th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday voiced concern over the constitutional crisis in neighbouring Nepal, terming it a "serious setback"."Major political parties and their ... 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 blames Chidambaram for Telangana crisis


September 27th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday blamed Home Minister P. Chidambaram's "misadventure" for the Telangana crisis in Andhra Pradesh."There is a complete crisis in ... Read more...

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TDP Telangana legislators ready to quit again


September 22nd, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 22 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislators from Telangana region Thursday said they were ready to resign Sep 28 for a separate state and asked their counterparts ... Read more...

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BJP demands recall of Gujarat governor over Lokayukta


August 30th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday strongly demanded the recall of Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal for appointing the Lokayukta without consulting the party-led state ... Read more...

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Nepal president wants new government by Sunday


August 15th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 15 (IANS) Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav Monday gave the warring parties time till next Sunday to form a national government after Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal tendered ... Read more...

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Crisis in Nepal as PM quits (Lead)


August 14th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) Nepal was plunged into a crisis Sunday with embattled Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal tendering his resignation late night after days of vacillating.The communist leader, who ... Read more...

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Nepal PM stays on as allies warn of constitutional crisis (Lead)


August 13th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 13 (IANS) Nepal's embattled Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal failed to carry out his pledge to step down Saturday after his allies urged him not to, warning that ... Read more...

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Nepal faces crisis as Maoists decide to recall ministers


July 30th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 30 (IANS) Nepal's five-month-old government faces another acid test this weekend. Its biggest ally, the Maoists, announced withdrawal of their ministers Saturday and gave the beleaguered ... Read more...

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TRS legislators again submit their resignations


July 25th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 25 (IANS) All 11 legislators of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) sent in their resignations to Andhra Pradesh assembly speaker Monday, two days after he rejected the ... Read more...

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Fresh tremors in Nepal as Maoists seek cabinet reshuffle


July 25th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 25 (IANS) Fresh tremors jolted Nepal's uneasy ruling alliance Monday as the dominant Maoist partners sought a major cabinet reshuffle ahead of a crucial deadline and the prime ... Read more...

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TRS legislators to quit again as speaker rejects resignations


July 24th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) All 11 legislators of Telangana Rashatra Samithi (TRS) will submit their resignations again Sunday while Congress and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders from Telangana are ... Read more...

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Ironical UPA wants PM out of Lokpal’s ambit: Team Hazare


June 13th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) While they hailed Manmohan Singh as the most honest Indian Prime Minister, the civil society members Monday termed as "ironical" the United Progressive Alliance ... Read more...

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Telangana body asks legislators to quit by June 25


June 9th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 9 (IANS) The Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC), which is spearheading the movement for a separate state, Thursday set June 25 as the deadline for all public ... Read more...

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Nepal’s reprieved PM refuses to quit


May 31st, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 31 (IANS) It took Nepal's Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal seven months and 17 rounds of vote to get elected to his post. Then it took him another ... Read more...

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Nepal reels under two-day shutdown before crisis


May 27th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 27 (IANS) As Nepal began hurtling towards a constitutional crisis with parliament and the government facing dissolution from Saturday midnight, tension and uncertainty mounted in the nascent republic ... Read more...

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Nepal opposition takes to streets, challenges government


May 20th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 20 (IANS) With a possible constitutional crisis looming only eight days away, Nepal's main opposition party, the Nepali Congress, Friday staged a massive show of might, redoubling the ... Read more...

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Hindus call Nepal closure to save the cow


May 19th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 19 (IANS) With only nine days left for a constitutional crisis in Nepal and Hindu groups renewing their demand for the restoration of a Hindu state, protesters have ... Read more...

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Death threat exposes chasm among Nepal Maoists


May 17th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 17 (IANS) After battling the government for 10 years, Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas are now fighting among themselves with assaults and death threats exposing the growing chasm between ... Read more...

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Rebel BJP lawmakers meet Arun Jaitley


May 14th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court quashed their disqualification, the 11 rebel Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators from Karnataka met senior leader Arun Jaitley ... Read more...

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Royalists seek fresh election in Nepal


April 26th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) Nepal's only royalist party Tuesday fired a salvo at the struggling government, warning it would not allow the deadline for framing the new constitution to be ... Read more...

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EU rights rulings having a ‘chilling effect’ on public safety, warns peer


April 21st, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 21 (ANI): Liberal Democrat peer Lord Carlile has said decisions made under the European Convention on Human Rights have hampered the deportation of people who put the public at risk. ... Read more...

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Nepal PM keen to visit India before May deadline


April 12th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 12 (IANS) Nepal's new Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal is keen to make a state visit to India before May 28, the deadline by which his government has ... Read more...

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50 days between constitution and chaos in Nepal


April 8th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 8 (IANS) Bailed out of an unprecedented constitutional crisis last summer, the volatile republic of Nepal began inching towards another dire crisis with only 50 days left between ... Read more...

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Regan-era lawyer drafts Obama impeachment over Libya intervention


April 8th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.8 (ANI): A libertarian constitutional lawyer and Reagan-era Justice Department official Bruce Fein has drafted an article of impeachment against US President Barack Obama stating that he had crossed a ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Walkout in Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned (Roundup)


March 22nd, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The WikiLeaks revelations on the cash-for-vote scam rocked parliament Tuesday with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) members in the Lok Sabha, pressing for an ... Read more...

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BJP signals normal functioning of parliament Wednesday


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday signalled normal functioning of the two houses of parliament on Wednesday, saying the government had agreed to a ... Read more...

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TDP’s Telangana legislators squabble in Andhra assembly


March 7th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 7 (IANS) Sharp differences among the legislators of the opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) from the Telangana region came to the fore in the Andhra Pradesh Monday, ... Read more...

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Deal between Karzai, lawmakers over parliament session initiation is ‘uncertain’


January 24th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 24 (ANI): The deal between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and rebel lawmakers on the opening of the lower house of parliament appears to be in doubt as the MPs are ... Read more...

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Karzai agrees to dump ‘parliament session delay’ plans over constitutional crisis fears


January 23rd, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 23 (ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has reportedly agreed to put an end to his plans of delaying the parliament session by a month after lawmakers threatened to spark off ... Read more...

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Nepal president asks warring parties to form government by Friday


January 16th, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 16 (IANS) With Nepal entering a new stage in its critical peace process Sunday after the exit of the UN, President Ram Baran Yadav has asked the warring ... Read more...

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Parliament’s least productive session ends, no truce in sight (Intro Roundup)


December 13th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Parliament was adjourned sine die Monday, ending the most unproductive month-long winter session that saw only seven of 138 hours of business conducted amid unending opposition ... Read more...

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Washout of winter session ‘criminal’, says Bansal


December 13th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Calling the washout of parliament's winter session "criminal", Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prawan Kumar Bansal Monday warned of a constitutional crisis if the opposition stalled the coming ... Read more...

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