federalism

BJP insists on PM’s resignation, defends its chief ministers (Lead)


September 2nd, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/ Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) The BJP Sunday said it stood firm on its demand that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh resign in the alleged coal scam but would ... Read more...

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Haven’t caused centre-state distrust: Chidambaram


May 5th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Coming under sharp attack from Gujarat and Tamil Nadu Chief Ministers Narendra Modi and J.Jayalalithaa, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday rejected their criticism that ... Read more...

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Modi happy at changes but still against NCTC (Lead)


May 5th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Even as he expressed happiness over the changes in the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Saturday maintained that it ... Read more...

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Nitish demands immediate withdrawal of NCTC


May 5th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Demanding an immediate withdrawal of the order for creation of the NCTC, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Saturday said the notification suffered from several legal ... Read more...

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Modi happy but still against NCTC


May 5th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Even as he expressed happiness over the changes in the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi maintained that it was ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa, Modi and Patnaik meet (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday met her Odisha and Gujarat counterparts, Naveen Patnaik and Narendra Modi, leading to speculation about their joining ... Read more...

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Jaitley slams government for ‘attack on federalism’


April 16th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 16 (IANS) Slamming the Congress-led central government for encroaching on the rights of the states, BJP leader Arun Jaitley Monday said Congress chief ministers should also protest the ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa opposes human resources for health bill


April 12th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) Vehemently opposing the centre's National Commission for Human Resources for Health (NCHRH) Bill, 2011 as it "undermines the principle of federalism", Tamil Nadu Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Congress says opposition playing politics with NCTC


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday accused the opposition of finding fault with the proposed anti-terror hub for "political considerations" even after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured ... Read more...

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Chouhan writes to PM against national anti-terror hub


February 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 18 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to reconsider the setting up of National Counter Terrorism ... Read more...

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Court’s Gujarat Lokayukta order harms federalism: BJP (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said the Gujarat High Court's decision to uphold the appointment of state Lokayukta by the governor was a ... Read more...

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AIADMK is BJP’s natural ally: Advani


January 15th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, L.K.Advani Saturday tried to woo Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK, terming it a "natural ally".Speaking at the 42nd anniversary function of ... Read more...

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Trinamool, RJD played along government strategy: Yechury


December 30th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury Friday accused the government of having a pre-conceived plan to create chaos in the Rajya Sabha during the Lokpal bill debate ... 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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Under pressure, PM appeals to MPs to pass Lokpal bill (Second Lead)


December 27th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Under pressure from Team Anna and the opposition for a strong anti-graft legislation, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday made a strong pitch for parliament ... Read more...

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Communal violence bill affects states’ autonomy: Patnaik


September 10th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The proposed communal violence bill impinges on the autonomy of states and goes against the spirit of co-operative federalism, Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ... Read more...

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Justice Verma prefers a ‘constitutional Lokpal’


September 4th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Former Chief Justice of India Justice J.S. Verma has backed Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's idea of "a constitutional body than a statutory office" ... Read more...

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Dress code divides Nepal


August 26th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 26 (IANS) Three years ago, when Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, the leader of Nepal's 10-year communist revolution, re-appeared in parliament as the nation's first Maoist prime minister, he ... Read more...

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Indian hand in South Sudan constitution


July 7th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) As South Sudan celebrates its formal birth as Africa's newest nation on July 9, its constitution, in the process of being drafted, will have an ... Read more...

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Nepal government caught between federalists, royalists


April 26th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) Nepal's weak government, under fire from all sides for growing insecurity, corruption and inflation, Tuesday found itself in a fresh dilemma with federalists demanding restructuring of ... Read more...

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Several US states to propose bills for fighting illegal immigration


January 1st, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 1 (ANI): Legislative leaders in at least half a dozen states in the United States have said that they would propose bills similar to a controversial law to fight illegal ... Read more...

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Nepal: UML to field its PM candidate today


July 19th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 19 (ANI): The CPN (UML), the third largest party in the Constituent Assembly (CA) will here today decide to name its candidate for the prime minister's post.A standing committee ... Read more...

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Rajapaska meets key Lankan Tamil politicians ahead of India visit


June 8th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, June 8 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaska held his first meeting with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) ahead of his three-day visit to India and told them that Tamils and ... Read more...

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Basu’s death marks the end of an era in Indian politics: PM


January 17th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.17 (ANI): The Prime Minster, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Sunday condoled the death of veteran Communist leader Jyoti Basu, saying the demise of the colossal leader marks the end ... Read more...

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Anti-federal party shuts down Kathmandu valley


January 10th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 10 (IANS) After beginning the new year with a nationwide general strike, Nepal had its capital paralysed once again Sunday by a fringe party that is opposing the decision by ... Read more...

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TULF seeks Karunanidhi’s intervention


November 1st, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has been urged by a Tamil politician here to intervene and help secure the Tamils a political framework on the lines of ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists want to change national flag


September 17th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Sep 17 (ANI): A fresh dispute over the Nepal national flag has erupted between the UCPN (Maoist) and the other parties.The parties are divided on whether to retain the current flag ... Read more...

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Foreign universities welcome in India: Sibal


July 11th, 2009 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal says foreign universities like Harvard were welcome in India. He also clarified that the ministry wished to abolish the Class 10 ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoist-UML meeting on House stalemate inconclusive


June 27th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, June 27 (ANI): Leaders of the main opposition Unified CPN (Maoist) and the ruling CPN (UML) met in a bid to reach an understanding to break the deadlock in parliament, but ... Read more...

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Nepali Congress presents draft at Constitutional Committee


March 31st, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar 31 (ANI): Nepali Congress along with three other political parties presented their respective concept paper at the meeting of the Constitutional Committee here today.Presenting the concept paper which is basically ... Read more...

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CPI-M releases manifesto for general elections


March 16th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI): The Communist Party on India (Marxist) released its manifesto for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections on Monday. The party has called for government control in the financial ... Read more...

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Koirala likens federalism to walking on swords edge


February 25th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Feb 25 (ANI): Nepali Congress president Girija Prasad Koirala today cautioned against adopting federalism without first giving serious thought to its pros and cons. Speaking at a programme organized by Nepali ... Read more...

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Maoist Government will prevail, claims Prachnada


February 10th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Feb 10 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda has claimed that no attempt to bring down the Maoist-led government will succeed. Addressing a programme here on Monday Prachnada said that the leadership ... Read more...

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Nepal seeks to be a democratic federation


February 5th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Feb 5 (ANI): Senior leaders of the major political parties have agreed that Nepal should adopt a unique model of federalism that binds its people together. During a programme organised ... Read more...

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Nepal opposition parties slam Government policies


September 13th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Sept 13 (ANI): Nepals Constituent Assembly (CA) members criticised the programmes and policies of the government during the debate of the first days session on Friday. Speaking at the Constituent ... Read more...

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