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Majority in favour of Tendulkar’s nomination: Chidambaram (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Monday said the nation has welcomed the nomination of ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha.He was responding to ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition holds mass rally (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 12 (IANS) Bangladesh's main opposition, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), at a mass rally in the capital Monday set a 90-day ultimatum for the government to restore the ... Read more...

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Dhaka wears deserted look ahead of opposition rally


March 12th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 12 (IANS) The usually bustling streets of the Bangladesh capital were almost empty Monday as public transportation remained off the roads ahead of a rally called by ... Read more...

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Notice to Delhi, central governments on unauthorised colonies


February 17th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday issued notice to central and Delhi governments on a plea challenging their powers to regularise unauthorised colonies.A bench of Acting ... Read more...

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Plea questioning creation of NDMC dismissed


September 12th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday dismissed a petition challenging the constitutional validity of the composition of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), the agency which ... Read more...

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Government rejects Afzal Guru’s clemency (Lead)


August 10th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The government has forwarded the mercy petition of the 2001 parliament attack convict Afzal Guru to President Pratibha Patil for a decision but with ... Read more...

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Government forwards Afzal Guru mercy plea to president


August 10th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The government in July forwarded the mercy petition of 2001 Parliament House attack convict Afzal Guru to President Pratibha Patil for a decision."The mercy ... Read more...

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No ‘Aarakshan’ preview for Scheduled Castes panel: Jha


July 16th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Prakash Jha is not ready to organise a special screening of "Aarakshan", his forthcoming film on caste-based reservations, for the National Commission for ... Read more...

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Jha ready to clear tribal panel’s doubts on ‘Aarakshan’


July 15th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Prakash Jha wants to have a discussion and dispel the doubts of the National Commission of Scheduled Castes (NCSC), which has sought to ... Read more...

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Jamia to continue with its minority status: High Court


May 18th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Students wishing to take admission in Jamia Millia Islamia for this academic session face an uncertain future with the Delhi High Court Wednesday refusing to ... Read more...

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Court invalidates provision for caretaker Bangladesh government


May 10th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 10 (IANS) The Bangladesh Supreme Court Tuesday declared illegal the constitutional provision for a caretaker government taking office three months before a general election and organising the ... Read more...

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People angry over Ghisingh’s sixth schedule demand: GJM


April 18th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 18 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Monday rejected Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) chief Subash Ghisingh's demand for sixth schedule status for the Darjeeling hills and said ... Read more...

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Divorce opens way for Guatemalan first lady’s presidential bid


April 9th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, April 9 (IANS/EFE) A Guatemalan judge announced Friday that she has granted the divorce petition of President Alvaro Colom and wife Sandra Torres, clearing the way for the ... Read more...

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Mamata won’t contest West Bengal assembly polls


March 2nd, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Mar 2 (ANI): Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said she would not contest the upcoming assembly elections in West Bengal, but campaign for her party."It ... Read more...

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Mamata not to contest, ready for by-poll if party wins


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief and union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said she will not contest the coming West Bengal assembly polls as she will be ... Read more...

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Image of independent judiciary necessary for Pakistan, says Pakistan’s Chief Justice


February 6th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Feb 6(ANI): Pakistan's Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Sunday said that the image of independent judiciary is necessary for Pakistan to guarantee a democratic system.At the inaugural event of ... Read more...

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Opposition demands for JPC probe into 2G scam is correct: Nitish Kumar


February 2nd, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reacting to former Telecom Minister A Raja's arrest on Wednesday said the truth has come out in open, and added that ... Read more...

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Supreme Court issues notice to Jharkhand CM Munda


January 10th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): The Supreme Court reacting to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which said that an unelected person should not be made a chief minister, on Monday issued notices ... Read more...

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Nepal to hold PM’s election Wednesday


January 9th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 9 (IANS) More than six months after Nepal Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal resigned under pressure from the opposition Maoist party, the interim parliament will Wednesday hold elections ... Read more...

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Maharashtra opposition demands Deshmukh’s resignation


December 16th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Dec 16 (IANS) The opposition created a ruckus in the Maharashtra assembly Thursday, the last day of its winter session, demanding Vilasrao Deshmukh's resignation from the union cabinet for favouring ... Read more...

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Government says no to JPC probe into 2G spectrum allocation (Second Lead)


November 15th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The government Monday categorically ruled out any parliamentary probe into the controversial 2G spectrum allocation of 2008 despite the opposition's demand that stalled parliament again.In ... Read more...

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India’s official audit institution celebrates 150 years


November 14th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The institution of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) celebrates 150 years of service Tuesday, led by President Pratibha Patil who will release a ... Read more...

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Musharraf warns of ‘another military coup’ in Pakistan


September 30th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30 (ANI): While preparing to launch his new party and rejoin Pakistan's turbulent politics, former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has warned that the country's military could launch another coup. ... Read more...

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Lahore High Court dismisses ‘high treason’ petition against ’spot-fixing’ cricketers


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sep 23 (ANI): The Lahore High Court has dismissed a petition against Pakistani cricket players allegedly involved in the spot-fixing, as none of them have been proved to be guilty so ... Read more...

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Lawmakers’ duties not defined, reveals transparency law query


August 19th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) There are no defined duties and responsibilities for MPs and no accountability can be fixed on non-performing lawmakers, the Lok Sabha secretariat has told a right to ... Read more...

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Government clueless about anarchy in Kashmir: Advani


August 8th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Terming the situation in Kashmir as one "of total anarchy", with the government "clueless" about dealing with it, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani ... Read more...

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Maoists should lead new govt in Nepal: Prachanda


July 1st, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 1 (ANI): Chairman of UCPN (Maoist) Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda on Thursday said that his party should get to lead the next government in the country.Kantipur quoted Prachanda as ... Read more...

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Apex court moved against Soren as chief minister


May 21st, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A petition was moved in the Supreme Court Friday seeking directions to the Jharkhand governor to stop the "misuse of the constitution" by repeatedly administering the oath ... Read more...

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Apex court displeased at Allahabad High Court’s observation


May 19th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday expressed its displeasure with a judgment of the Allahabad High Court that judicial over-reach could invite the wrath of the political class leading ... Read more...

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‘Muivah rues Manipur could not be persuded for his visit’


May 13th, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) leader T. Muivah was left ruing the central government's failure to persuade Manipur to allow him visit his native village ... Read more...

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OBC quota in panchayats, civic agencies valid: Apex court (Lead)


May 11th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday upheld the validity of the constitutional provision for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) reservation in panchayats and municipal agencies, including the post of ... Read more...

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Jammu shuts down over bill to ban inter-district recruitment


April 9th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 9 (IANS) All shops and business establishments were closed and traffic was off the roads as daylong shutdown called by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against a bill ... Read more...

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Call for Jammu shutdown Friday over bill on district jobs


April 8th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 8 (IANS) A bill seeking to ban inter-district recruitment in Jammu and Kashmir, denying the Scheduled Caste candidates jobs reserved for them at district level, has generated anger in ... Read more...

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Advani blogs against Kashmir’s autonomy


March 22nd, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Opposing autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir and restoration of the pre-1953 status to the troubled state, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani has said ... Read more...

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Chief Justice Balakrishnan wants judiciary to have powers to seize assets of corrupt officials


September 12th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan on Saturday pitched for the constitutional provision for seizure of illegal properties and assets of government officials convicted for corruption charges.Speaking ... Read more...

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