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SP protests promotion quota bill


September 5th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) Wednesday said it will hold street protests against the UPA government introducing a bill to provide quotas in promotions in government ... Read more...

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Promotion quota bill in Rajya Sabha


September 5th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) A bill seeking to provide quota for promotion in government jobs was introduced in the Rajya Sabha Wednesday amid protests by the Samajwadi Party ... Read more...

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Parliament disrupted for 10th day, promotions quota bill likely Wednesday (Roundup)


September 4th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The raging BJP protest over the coal blocks allocation disrupted parliament for the 10th straight day Tuesday, despite which the government got a bill ... Read more...

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Bill to eliminate manual scavenging tabled in Lok Sabha (Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) A bill that seeks to prohibit manual scavenging, rehabilitate those engaged in such inhuman employment and impose stringent measures to stop such practices was introduced ... Read more...

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China to have tourism law


August 27th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) Chinese lawmakers Monday started deliberations on a draft law on tourism, aiming to promote the development of the country's booming travel industry.The draft includes operating standards ... Read more...

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Uruguay to debate legalising marijuana


August 9th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Uruguay's parliament will debate full legalisation of marijuana, with state control over its production and distribution, the El Pais daily reported Thursday."The bill remains open ... Read more...

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Russia’s chief investigator dismisses fraud charges


July 28th, 2012 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Alexander Bastrykin, head of Russia's powerful Investigation Committee, has denied allegations of fraud levelled against him by an opposition leader.Alexei Navalny accused Bastrykin in a ... Read more...

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China targets illegal foreigners with stringent law


June 30th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 30 (IANS) China's top legislature has passed a new exit and entry law which stipulates harsher punishments for foreigners illegally entering, living or working in the country.The draft ... Read more...

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Kyrgyzstan scraps visas for 44 nations


June 14th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kyrgyzstan's parliament approved a draft law Thursday scrapping entry visa requirements for the citizens of 44 states for a stay of less than 60 days.The ... Read more...

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China to blacklist illegal drug producers


May 31st, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) China is mulling a proposal to blacklist illegal drug producers and sellers.Details of companies and individuals violating drug laws will be documented and published on government ... Read more...

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China hopes to attract foreign professionals


April 24th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) China hopes to attract professionals from abroad by having a new visa category added to a draft law.The new category is titled "talent introduction".The draft law ... Read more...

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China mulls human rights, torture in criminal law reform


March 8th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 8 (IANS) China is planning to introduce major changes in its criminal procedure law that seek to insert in writing the principle of "safeguarding human rights" and exclude ... Read more...

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China mulls equal ratio of rural, urban lawmakers


March 8th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 8 (IANS) China will elect deputies to its top legislature next year in a ratio same as that for populations in rural and urban areas, according to a ... Read more...

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Draft law ready to regulate Delhi placement agencies


March 7th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The government Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that it has prepared a draft legislation to regulate placement agencies in the city.The court was hearing ... Read more...

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China mulls Antarctic protection law


February 16th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) Chinese entities planning to carry out activities like scientific research and tourism in the Antarctic will need government approval henceforth.The government will regulate human activities in ... Read more...

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China to curb illegal entry, employment of foreigners


December 27th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) China aims to curb illegal entry, stay and employment of foreigners.The state council submitted Monday a draft law on exit and entry administration to the National ... Read more...

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Russian gays plead for end to crackdown


December 2nd, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's gay community Friday called for an end to what they see as an ongoing crackdown spearheaded by the ruling United Russia party.The appeal came ... Read more...

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Congress declines comment on sports bill rejection


August 31st, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday declined to comment on the reported objections of some union ministers to the national sports development bill piloted by the sports ministry, ... Read more...

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Indian spy agencies to come under parliament oversight?


August 14th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A serious move is under way to bring the functions and finances of India's domestic and external spy agencies under parliament's oversight.In a clear indication ... Read more...

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Survey shows thumbs down to government’s Lokpal bill


August 12th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) A majority of people surveyed by a campaigning organisation Awaz do not support the Lokpal bill tabled in parliament that excludes the prime minister, MPs, ... Read more...

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Anna slams Lokpal bill, vows fast from Aug 16 (Second Lead)


August 11th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Hardening its posture, Team Anna Hazare Wednesday told a parliamentary panel to recommend to the government to replace the Lokpal bill with a stronger anti-corruption ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill comes to parliament, BJP, Team Anna protest (Round-up)


August 4th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The government Thursday stuck to its promise by introducing the much-debated anti-graft Lokpal bill in the Lok Sabha, which predictably elicited protests from the ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill in parliament — amid protests (Second Lead)


August 4th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) As promised, the government Thursday introduced the Lokpal bill in the Lok Sabha amid protests from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which insisted on ... Read more...

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Syria completes draft law on media freedom (Lead)


July 6th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, July 6 (IANS) Syria has begun work on a legislation that could lead to media freedom.A special committee set up in May to draft a law on the country's ... Read more...

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Syria completes draft law on media freedom


July 6th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, July 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A special committee, set up in Syria in late May to draft a law on the country's media, has finished its work, a committee member ... Read more...

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New anti-piracy law ready for parliament


June 28th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) With the Indian Navy nabbing over 120 Somali pirates in the last six months, India has prepared a draft anti-piracy law that is likely to ... Read more...

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Lokpal debate ends on conflicting and sour note (Roundup)


June 21st, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Two turbulent months and eight bilateral meetings later, the government and the civil society Tuesday ended their marathon discussions on a Lokpal bill, agreeing ... Read more...

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Mental health check-up not to be compulsory in China


June 14th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 14 (IANS) Mental health examination of Chinese people would not be compulsory and could be done at the discretion of the patient's guardians, says a new draft mental ... Read more...

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China mulls new mental health law


June 13th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 13 (IANS) China is mulling over a law that gives people the freedom to decide if they need a mental health check instead of compulsory tests for mental ... Read more...

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Communal Violence Bill may be misused: BJP


May 26th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday strongly criticised the draft of the Communal Violence Bill, and alleged the legislation is "bound to be ... Read more...

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Aug 15 deadline for Lokpal possible if all cooperate: Moily


April 12th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily Tuesday said the Aug 15 deadline to pass the Lokpal Bill set by social activists could be met if all ... Read more...

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Panel set up to study draft law on sports reforms (Lead)


April 7th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The government Thursday constituted a committee headed by retired Punjab and Haryana High Court chief justice Mukul Mudgal and with former badminton ace Prakash Padukone ... Read more...

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Afghan Government’s ban on revealing wedding outfits outrages public, HR activists


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr 2 (ANI): The new law proposed by the Afghanistan Government that bans women garments contrary to Islamic sharia has outraged the general public and human right activists.The Government has ... Read more...

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Afghan Government bans revealing wedding outfits


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr 2 (ANI): The Afghanistan Government has planned to ban women garments contrary to Islamic sharia and will close down the shops dealing with outfits that are semi-naked, naked, transparent, ... Read more...

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Himachal brings panchayats in Lokayukta’s ambit


March 11th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 11 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh state assembly Friday passed a bill that empowers the Lokayukta (ombudsman) to hear corruption complaints against top functionaries of local governance institutions.Chief ... Read more...

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