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Lokpal bill is well thought out: Amartya Sen (Lead, superseding earlier story)


January 3rd, 2012 - 2:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) Amid fiasco in Parliament over the Lokpal bill and strong criticism of some of its clauses on Lokayukta by different political parties, Nobel laureate, economist ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill not well thought out: Amartya Sen


January 3rd, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 2 (IANS) Amid fiasco in Parliament over the Lokpal bill and strong criticism of some of its clauses on Lakayuka by different political parties, Nobel laureate, economist ... Read more...

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Jan Lokpal impractical, undemocratic: Aruna Roy (Interview)


August 21st, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Terming Anna Hazare's Jan Lokpal Bill "impractical and complicated", noted social activist and National Advisory Council (NAC) member Aruna Roy said that giving widespread powers ... Read more...

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PM promises Lokpal bill in monsoon session (Lead)


July 3rd, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday affirmed his government's commitment to the Lokpal bill to provide for a strong institutional arrangement to tackle "corruption in ... Read more...

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Judiciary, PM should not be under Lokpal: Former CJI (Lead)


June 26th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) It would be a "mistake" to bring the judiciary and the prime minister under the Lokpal's ambit, former chief justice of India J.S. Verma has ... Read more...

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Make law to protect journalists, Hazare writes to PM (Lead)


June 18th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A week after a senior journalist was gunned down in Mumbai, Gandhian Anna Hazare Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh voicing concern over ... Read more...

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Left regime suppressed democratic rights, says Narayanan


June 13th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Monday accused the erstwhile Left Front regime of suppressing democratic rights and freedom of the people and said the new government ... Read more...

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No partycracy in house, says Mamata in first assembly speech


May 30th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said she wanted true democracy and not "partycracy" in the assembly and urged newly-elected Speaker Biman Banerjee to ... Read more...

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Govt. likely to amend Indian Forest Act, says Ramesh


January 3rd, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.3 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Monday said that the government is likely to bring in amendments to the Indian Forest Act in the ... Read more...

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Give army constitutional role to avoid coup: Musharraf (Lead)


September 30th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 30 (IANS) The military ought to have some role to ensure "stability, checks and balances in the democratic structure of Pakistan", the country's former army chief Parvez Musharraf has ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb attacks ‘big press’ for ’supporting’ Maoist cause


September 15th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has lashed out against a section of the "big press" for allegedly supporting the Maoists and said some journalists were sympathetic to ... Read more...

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‘Paid news’ a serous concern: Ambika Soni


March 5th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 5 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Friday described the 'paid news' as a serious matter and, said right of the public to receive correct and ... Read more...

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Australian lawmakers visit Dharamsala to meet Dalai Lama


July 2nd, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
By Akhilesh BhartiDharamsala, July 2 (ANI): A group of Australian lawmakers arrived here to meet the exiled Tibetan leader, the Dalai Lama and representatives of Tibet's government-in-exile.The six-member delegation comprises the ... Read more...

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If you want change, go out and vote, say designers


April 14th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) They are known for their late night parties, flamboyant lifestyles and exquisite creations, but Indian designers say they are equally concerned about good governance. They too ... Read more...

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Chatterjee expresses regret over UP Andhra assemblies ruckus


February 11th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, on Wednesday, expressed great regret over the ruckus during the joint session of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly. "Wherever it is, I do ... Read more...

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Government committed to protecting journalists: Sherry Rehman


December 30th, 2008 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 30 (IANS) The Pakistani government is committed to the protection of journalists and there would be no violation of media freedom and independence during its term, Information and Broadcasting Minister ... Read more...

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Zardari calls for Pak civilian leaders role in fighting out terrorism


October 22nd, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Oct 22 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari urged civil and political leaders to confront the war on terror, saying that the military and security agencies could not be ... Read more...

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Congress should check growing unrest among Muslims: Amar Singh


October 17th, 2008 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party Thursday urged the Congress to check the growing unrest and discontent among Muslims in the country and to bring the minority community into the ... Read more...

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I was drawn into Pak politics due to local necessity: Ayaz Amir


December 25th, 2007 - 6:30 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Dec 25 (ANI): Ayaz Amir, a renowned Pakistani journalist, who is writing columns for the Dawn for the last 24 years, has said that journalism and popular politics do not mix ... Read more...

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Democrats to pursue US-India nuke deal if elected: Steinberg


December 20th, 2007 - 5:53 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec.20 (ANI): Democrats will continue efforts to conclude the US-India nuclear deal, and are willing to work together towards the larger cause of global disarmament, said James Steinberg, Dean, Lyndon ... Read more...

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