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Mamata defends her remarks on judiciary (Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Facing criticism, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday defended her remarks on corruption in judiciary and said she was talking about reforms."My speech in ... Read more...

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Mamata defends her remarks on judiciary


August 16th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Facing criticism, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday defended her remarks on corruption in judiciary and said she was talking about reforms."My speech ... Read more...

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Lokpal Bill banks on people’s legal illiteracy: Bedi


August 15th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) After the prime minister in his Independence Day speech assured the nation of action against corruption, saying the Lokpal Bill has been passed in ... Read more...

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Mamata for electoral reforms, cash-free polls


August 14th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, August 14 (IANS) Observing that corrupt practices were rampant in India's electoral process particularly in the northeast, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday called for electoral reforms."Today ... Read more...

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Advani urges Pranab for simultaneous polls, fixed legislture terms


August 12th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) BJP leader L.K. Advani Sunday called upon President Pranab Mukherjee to take the initiative for bringing the country out of "perpetual election mode" and ... Read more...

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Team Anna ends fast, spells out political alternative (Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Anna Hazare and his three team members Friday ended their fast and spelled out a political alternative to provide a "clean and corruption-free" government.Hazare, ... Read more...

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Will tour the country to awaken people, says Hazare


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Anna Hazare said Friday that he will tour the entire country in support of anti-corruption movement being launched by his team and this could ... Read more...

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Negligible progress on poll reforms, RTI plea reveals


June 21st, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Attempts to push for poll reforms are yet to yield the desired results despite an appeal by the Election Commission to the government, a ... Read more...

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Will push for electoral reforms, says Sampath


June 11th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) India's new Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath Monday said his priority would be to push for electoral reforms and check criminalisation of politics and money ... Read more...

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Sampath assumes office as Chief Election Commissioner (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) V.S. Sampath Monday assumed office as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India and said that the announcement of dates for the presidential elections would ... Read more...

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Sampath assumes office as new Chief Election Commissioner


June 11th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) V.S. Sampath Monday assumed office as the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India. Sampath joined the Election Commission of India as election commissioner ... Read more...

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49 newly-elected MCD councillors face criminal charges


April 19th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) At least 49 newly-elected councillors in the recent Delhi civic polls face criminal charges which include murder, kidnapping and extortion, a report said Thursday.Of ... Read more...

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Let taxpayers fund political parties with democracy cess: CII


April 17th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has proposed imposition of a "democracy cess", according to which individuals and corporates can give 0.2 percent of their ... Read more...

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Electoral reforms key to good governance: EC chief


April 17th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Strongly advocating electoral reforms to disallow candidates with criminal background from contesting elections, poll panel chief S.Y. Quraishi Tuesday said free and fair voting will ... Read more...

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Speed up poll reforms, Quraishi urges PM


April 13th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Friday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for speeding up long-pending electoral reforms.Sources said the poll panel chief in ... Read more...

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Strengthening CPI-M need of the hour: Karat


April 4th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 4 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Wednesday called for strengthening the party, saying only the Left and democratic parties could provide an ... Read more...

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India to help Jordan set up poll panel


March 19th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) India, the world's largest democracy, has agreed to help Jordan set up an independent poll panel.This follows a request from Jordanian Prime Minister Awn Khasawneh ... Read more...

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Election Commission to give tips to Jordan


March 17th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 17 (IANS) After conducting a historic and successful state assembly polls, which saw an unprecedented rise in the voter turn out, Election Commission officials, including poll panel chief ... Read more...

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GoM didn’t discuss poll code: Narayanasamy (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A meeting of the group of ministers (GoM) on corruption did not discuss any proposal to take the model code of conduct out of ... Read more...

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GoM didn’t discuss poll code: Narayansamy


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) A meeting of the group of ministers (GoM) on corruption did not discuss any proposal to take the model code of conduct out of ... Read more...

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Government denies plans to curb poll panel (Roundup)


February 21st, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Stung by attacks from the opposition, the government Tuesday denied it planned to curb the Election Commission's powers to implement the model code of ... Read more...

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No plans to curb EC’s poll code powers: Government


February 21st, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The government Tuesday vehemently denied it had any plans to curb the powers of the Election Commission onthe model poll code, saying the group ... Read more...

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No plan to take away EC’s poll code powers: Government (Lead)


February 21st, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The government Tuesday went out of its way to deny reports that its group of ministers on corruption was considering a proposal to take ... Read more...

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No move to take conduct code out of EC’s purview: Khurshid


February 21st, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The government Tuesday denied any proposal by the Group of Ministers (GoM) on corruption to take the model code of conduct out of the purview ... Read more...

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Congress for statutory status for poll code


February 13th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Congress Monday suggested that the model code of conduct for polls could be made statutory, that is enforceable by law, as part of electoral ... Read more...

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Cricket first, poll meet with PM later!


February 2nd, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 2 (IANS) In India, cricket always wins the day - even if it happens at the cost of a crucial meeting with the prime minister on key ... Read more...

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Don’t violate supremacy of constitution: Yechury


December 29th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Opposing the government's Lokpal bill, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury Thursday said the supremacy of the Indian constitution should not be violated ... Read more...

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Sonia seeks opposition support to run parliament


November 29th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) With parliament's proceedings stalled since the start of the winter session a week ago, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday sought support of the opposition ... Read more...

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Government plans all-party meeting on poll reforms


November 19th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The government plans to convene an all-party-meeting to discuss issues like decriminalisation of politics and state funding of elections, Law Minister Salman Khurshid said ... Read more...

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Advani’s yatra disrupted, shown black flags in Punjab


November 13th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bathinda (Punjab), Nov 13 (IANS) The Jan Chetna Yatra of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani was disrupted as it entered Punjab Sunday afternoon from this south-west ... Read more...

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Team Anna reaches out to Indians in Japan


November 4th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) In an effort to reach out to NRIs, a core Team Anna member met Indians settled in Tokyo to increase awareness about the anti-corruption movement, ... Read more...

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Poll panel for voters’ right to reject candidates


November 1st, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) A day after meeting Team Anna members on poll reforms, the Election Commission Tuesday said it had already proposed to the government to introduce ... Read more...

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Congress top brass discuss Telangana, electoral reforms


October 29th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) backing statehood for Telangana, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday discussed the festering political ... Read more...

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Advani not in favour of right to recall MPs


October 21st, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Friday disapproved of Team Anna's proposal for right to recall of MPs but favoured electoral reforms, especially ... Read more...

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Need to reform institutions in tune with times: President


October 18th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Tuesday emphasised the need to reform India's institutions in accordance with the demands of the rapidly changing socio-economic conditions.Speaking at the inauguration ... Read more...

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