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Lokpal bill finally in parliament, tough ride ahead (Roundup)

December 22nd, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The government Thursday finally tabled in parliament the much-debated Lokpal bill to combat corruption, with the prime minister and most of the bureaucracy under ... Read more...

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Amid opposition, Lokpal bill tabled with minority quota (Lead)

December 22nd, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Amid stiff opposition, the government Thursday finally introduced in the Lok Sabha the much-debated Lokpal bill that envisages creation of anti-graft institutions at the ... Read more...

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Salient features of Lokpal bill

December 22nd, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The following are the salient features of the proposed anti-graft Lokpal bill introduced by the government in the Lok Sabha Thursday:Lokpal and its role* The ... Read more...

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Countries can learn from Bangladesh poll reforms, says UN

May 24th, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 24 (IANS) Electoral reforms in Bangladesh saw its election commission evolve into one of the most trusted and independent institutions in public life that could lead to long-term improvements in ... Read more...

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Transforming Challenges into Success: UN Study on Election

May 24th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, May 24 (ANI): An independent study has concluded that the electoral reform process in Bangladesh leading up to the 2008 national elections supported a number of important building blocks that are ... Read more...

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Slow justice contradicts India’s democratic strengths: PM

March 27th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) India's legal and judicial system reflects "great contradiction", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday urging that the justice delivery mechanism needed to be expedited to strengthen ... Read more...

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Pacific tit-for-tat on cards after Fiji expels diplomats

November 4th, 2009 - 8:20 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Nov 4 (DPA) Relations between Fiji's military government and its biggest South Pacific neighbours Australia and New Zealand were poised to worsen Wednesday after the island state expelled their senior diplomats. New ... Read more...

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Swine Flu vaccine to be distributed

October 12th, 2009 - 10:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Brookhaven, Oct 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Very limited amounts of the new H1N1 swine flu vaccine are expected to come to Brookhaven later this month, but the quantity is so miniscule that it ... Read more...

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UN needs expanded mandate for role in Iraq

June 18th, 2009 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 18 (DPA) The UN Security Council was asked Thursday to provide an expanded mandate for its mission in Iraq, which reported that Baghdad has consistently built credible and independent ... Read more...

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