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Strike estimated to cause economic loss of over $2 billion


September 20th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The nation-wide strike against the government decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail and hike diesel prices is estimated to cause losses ... Read more...

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S&P; upgrades South Korea’s sovereign rating


September 14th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 14 (IANS) Global credit rating appraiser Standard & Poor Friday upgraded the sovereign rating on South Korea by one notch to "A-plus", just one notch lower than those ... Read more...

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Allies with us on reforms: Sibal


September 12th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Asserting that the government's allies were firmly behind it on banking and insurance sector reforms, Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal blamed the BJP for ... Read more...

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After 13 days of disruption, monsoon session ends (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Parliament was adjourned sine die Friday, after a month-long monsoon session that witnessed 13 days of disruption in 20-day session.The session ended after the ... Read more...

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Quota bill in Rajya Sabha, SP, BSP lock horns (Second Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Amid repeated disruptions and vociferous protests, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day Wednesday, but not before the government introduced the controversial promotion ... Read more...

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Promotion quota bill in Rajya Sabha, SP, BSP lock horns (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Amid repeated disruptions and vociferous protests, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day Wednesday, but not before the government introduced a bill for ... Read more...

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Poor show in parliament again - but it was not like this earlier


September 2nd, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) As another parliament session nears its end marred by continuous holdups and with little work done, the 15th Lok Sabha will go down ... Read more...

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Singapore’s economy to grow in 2013: IMF


August 28th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Singapore's economy would expand by 2.9 percent this year before firming up to 3.4 percent in 2013, and Singapore has ample policy space to mitigate the ... Read more...

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BJP betraying people’s confidence, says Rahman Khan


August 24th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) Condemning the BJP for stalling parliament proceedings for the last few days over the "presumed loss" from allocation of coal blocks, former deputy chairman of the ... Read more...

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Parliament again disrupted over coal scam (Lead)


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Both houses of parliament saw disruptions Thursday as the opposition demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the Comptroller and Auditor General's ... Read more...

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BJP renews demand for PM’s resignation, disrupts parliament (Lead)


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led opposition Wednesday renewed its demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over the official auditor's report on coal block ... Read more...

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BJP corners PM over coal allotment, Lok Sabha adjourned (Second Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A combative opposition Tuesday demanded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report on coal block allocation, leading to ... Read more...

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Let parliament function smoothly: PM


August 8th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Ahead of the monsoon session of parliament set to commence Wednesday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hoped all political parties will allow the two houses ... Read more...

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At parliament goodbye, President Patil cautions against disruptions


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Parliamentarians bid farewell to outgoing President Pratibha Patil Monday, two days before she demits office for president-elect Pranab Mukherjee.Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar led ... Read more...

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Chemicals in cosmetics may spike diabetes risk


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) The presence of phthalates (endocrine disrupting chemicals) in moisturizers, nail polishes, soaps, hair sprays and perfumes may elevate diabetes risk in women, says new research.Researchers ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari: Seasoned diplomat and scholar, respected leader (Profile)


July 14th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, who was Saturday chosen as United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) candidate for a second term in the post, is a ... Read more...

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Bus set on fire, train movement partially hit in Bengal


May 31st, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) Protestors set fire to a bus, put up road blockades and disrupted train movement in at least one place as the 12-hour shutdown called by ... Read more...

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Air India braces for long tussle with pilots


May 24th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Bracing for a long-drawn tussle with its striking pilots, beleaguered Air India has announced a truncated interim schedule for June, dropping several international destinations from its ... Read more...

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World Bank sees slower growth in East Asia


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) The economic growth of East Asia remains robust but is losing steam, and the region should shift further from relying on exports to spurring domestic consumption, ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha nod for 2G panel’s extension


May 17th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Thursday agreed to extend the term of the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probing the 2G spectrum issue till the end of ... Read more...

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Parliament in 1950s and now: Sittings have shrunk


May 13th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The number of sittings of both houses of the Indian parliament has gone down drastically over the years, raising concerns by none other than ... Read more...

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People disillusioned by MPs’ behaviour: PM


May 13th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday urged MPs to do some introspection because their conduct was creating a sense of "frustration and disillusionment" among the ... Read more...

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We are committed to democracy, say India’s leaders (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India's unflinching commitment to democracy, despite odds, is the reason behind India's growing global stature, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Sunday, a day that ... Read more...

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Make 100 sittings mandatory for parliament: Yechury


May 13th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Emphasising on the time lost by parliament due to disruptions, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury Sunday said 100 sittings per year ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha has served as a shock absorber, says Pranab


May 13th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday described the Lok Sabha as a "great shock absorber" and said the house had been able to resolve many ... Read more...

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‘Parliament fractious, state issues pervasive’ (May 13 is 60th anniversary of Indian parliament)


May 12th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Has the quality of debates in parliament declined over the decades and is politics no longer a mission to serve the people? Are MPs ... Read more...

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Government apologises after Ambedkar cartoon row (Second Lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) A cartoon on Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar in an NCERT textbook rocked both houses of parliament Friday, prompting the government to apologise and order ... Read more...

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Air India pilots stir continues, five flights cancelled


May 10th, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) Air India cancelled five more flights early Thursday, day three of the 'sick' pilots stir that has seen the national carrier sacking 26 pilots so far, ... Read more...

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Four Air India flights axed, 100 pilots ’sick’ (Second Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Four international flights were cancelled after nearly 100 Air India pilots reported 'sick', officials said Tuesday, even as Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh called their protest ... Read more...

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Air India flight cancelled, pilots ’sick’


May 8th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) One international flight was cancelled and others suffered disruptions as a section of Air India pilots reported sick, an official said Tuesday.The exact number of 'sick' ... Read more...

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29 hurt in four bombings in Ukraine (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 29 people, including nine children, were injured Friday in four successive bomb attacks in Ukraine's Dnepropetrovsk city, the government said.Police said at least ... Read more...

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Suspended Congress MPs hold protest


April 25th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Congress MPs from Telangana who were suspended from the Lok Sabha Tuesday staged a protest against the decision at the parliament complex here Wednesday.The ... 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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Lok Sabha returns to disruptions


April 24th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) It was back to disruptions as the Lok Sabha met for the first time after a three-week break Tuesday with members from Telangana ... Read more...

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Spicejet flight makes precautionary landing


April 13th, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) A Spicejet airlines Ahmedabad-Chennai flight was diverted to Mumbai following some technical glitches here early Friday, officials said.The flight, SG-281, developed a technical fault and the ... Read more...

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