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Indian parliamentary delegation arrives in Pakistan


February 21st, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) An Indian parliamentary delegation led by Lok Speaker Meira Kumar arrived in Pakistan Tuesday.The 10-member delegation also inlcudes Bharatiya Janata Party's Shahnawaz Hussain and ... Read more...

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Nine political parties protest, demand strong Lokpal


August 23rd, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Nine political parties, including the Left, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and AIADMK, Tuesday staged a protest inside the parliament house complex -- demanding a strong ... Read more...

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Kalmadi can attend parliament if court allows: Speaker (Lead)


July 8th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Friday said that jailed former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief and MP Suresh Kalmadi would be able to attend ... Read more...

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Court to decide on Kalmadi attending house: Speaker


July 8th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Friday said that jailed former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi had written to her seeking permission to ... Read more...

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US will ‘invade volatile Pak to deal with instability there’: Australian MP


October 26th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 26 (ANI): The 'highly volatile' situation in Pakistan is increasing the likelihood of a US invasion there, Australian parliamentarian Bob Katter has said.Independent MP Bob Katter told parliament that the ... Read more...

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Julia Gillard to retain power in Australia (Lead)


September 7th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 7 (IANS) Australia's incumbent Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who Tuesday won the support of two independent MPs to reach the half-way mark in parliament, is all set to form ... Read more...

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Independent MP submits demand list to Gillard, Abbott


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 3 (IANS) Independent MP from Queensland Bob Katter Friday said he has sent a list of 20 conditions to Australian prime ministerial hopefuls Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott, saying ... Read more...

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Independent MP offers support to Gillard


September 2nd, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) Independent MP from Tasmania, Andrew Wilkie decided Thursday to support the Labor Party, giving incumbent Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard 74 seats in her bid to form a ... Read more...

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Gillard’s hopes get a boost with Greens’ support


September 1st, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 1 (IANS) Julia Gillard's hopes of returning as Australia's prime minister got a major boost Wednesday when Australian Greens MP Adam Bandt formally decided to go along with Labor, bringing ... Read more...

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Independent MPs hold key to Australia’s new government


August 22nd, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) With Saturday's election producing Australia's first hung parliament in 70 years, three independent MPs said they might act as a bloc in negotiations over whether Julia Gillard stays ... Read more...

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Gillard’s Labor leads race for minority government


August 22nd, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) Counting of votes closed Sunday leaving Australia's ruling Labor Party with a slight edge over the opposition coalition as the country headed towards a hung parliament after seven ... Read more...

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Jailed Koda says he is ‘very exhausted’


August 3rd, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, who has spent eight months in jail and is now in the Tihar Jail here from where he is taken to ... Read more...

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Outsiders dominate Jharkhand Rajya Sabha members


June 18th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 18 (IANS) Jharkhand may have been carved out to promote the local population, but the state is largely represented by outsiders in the Rajya Sabha. Of the six Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Bihar MP gets death threat via SMS


April 13th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 13 (IANS) Om Prakash Yadav, an Independent MP from Bihar, Tuesday received an SMS threatening to kill him, police said. "Someone sent an SMS message threatening to kill me," Yadav, Lok ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha member allowed to pedal down to parliament


April 6th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has approved independent MP Kirodilal Meena's request to allow him to come to the high security parliament house complex on bicycle, ... Read more...

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MPs’ team meets PM over Sikh’s beheading by Taliban (Lead)


February 23rd, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A delegation of members of parliament met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday in the wake of the beheading of a Sikh man by the Taliban in ... Read more...

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Police officers guilty in 1984 must be prosecuted: Chidambaram (Lead)


December 14th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Monday lamented that Delhi Police officers who looked the other way during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots had not been prosecuted and said ... Read more...

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Apex court panel on 1984 riots demanded (Lead, Superseding earlier)


December 14th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) An impassioned plea for setting up a Supreme Court committee on 1984 anti-Sikh riots was made in the Rajya Sabha Monday with Independent MP Tarlochan Singh ... Read more...

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He dreamt too big, says Madhu Koda’s family


December 1st, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Ranchi, Dec 1 (IANS) The son of a farmer should have remained a farmer, but Madhu Koda dreamt big, says the bitter and distraught family of the former Jharkhand ... Read more...

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Probe Congress, RJD hand in Koda scam: NDA leaders


November 22nd, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 22 (IANS) National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders Sunday demanded an independent probe into the Madhu Koda scam and accused the Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) of having a ... Read more...

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Koda dares investigators, kicks off poll campaign (Lead)


November 14th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 14 (IANS) Former chief minister Madhu Koda Saturday kicked off his campaign for the Jharkhand assembly polls, telling hundreds of supporters who turned up to welcome him that he would ... Read more...

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Koda discharged, mining deals inked by him under scanner (Lead)


November 8th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 8 (IANS) Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, who faces arrest on charges of laundering Rs.2,500 crore, was Sunday discharged from the Apollo Hospital here. Meanwhile, Income Tax (IT) authorities ... Read more...

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Madhu Koda discharged from hospital


November 8th, 2009 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 8 (IANS) Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, who faces arrest after being accused of laundering Rs.2,500 crore, was Sunday discharged from the Apollo Hospital here, an official said. "Madhu Koda ... Read more...

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Upset stomach saves Koda from arrest (Second Lead)


November 7th, 2009 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 7 (IANS) Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda got a reprieve from imminent arrest by the Enforcement Directorate in the Rs.2,500 crore money laundering case as doctors at the Apollo ... Read more...

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Koda evades arrest, thanks to upset stomach (Lead)


November 7th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 7 (IANS) Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, facing arrest after being accused of laundering Rs.2,500 crore, will remain in hospital due to a stomach upset, doctors at the Apollo ... Read more...

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Koda moved from ICU to general ward, ED set for arrest


November 5th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 5 (IANS) As officials of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) readied to arrest him, former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, at the centre of a Rs.2,500 crore money laundering scam, was ... Read more...

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Former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda supports UPA ‘unconditionally’


May 20th, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): Ahead of the Government formation by the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance, the former Jharkhand chief minister and BJP leader Madhu Koda announced his unconditional support to ... Read more...

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UPA tally one up after Ladakh MP joins NC (Second Lead)


May 18th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) The independent MP from Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir joined the National Conference (NC) Monday bringing the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) tally to 263 in the newly ... Read more...

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President dissolves 14th Lok Sabha


May 18th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday dissolved the 14th Lok Sabha on the recommendation of the outgoing cabinet headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. In an official communique released ... Read more...

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Independent MP from Ladakh joins UPA (Lead)


May 18th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) The independent MP from Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir joined the National Conference Monday bringing the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) tally to 263 in the newly elected ... Read more...

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PM meets Patil, submits resignation of cabinet (Lead)


May 18th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday met President Pratibha Patil and submitted the resignations of the members of his council of ministers. Manmohan Singh, who also formally ... Read more...

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Independent MP from Ladakh joins UPA


May 18th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) The independent MP from Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir Monday joined the National Conference bringing the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) tally to 263 in the newly elected ... Read more...

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Mayawati hits back at Maneka Gandhi for her remarks


April 4th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Apr 4 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Saturday slammed Independent MP Maneka Gandhi for her remarks after she was not allowed to meet her son Varun Gandhi at ... Read more...

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Imposing NSA on Varun, a misuse of a serious law: Maneka Gandhi


March 30th, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by ANI
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Mar 30 (ANI): Independent MP Maneka Gandhi on Monday defended her son Varun Gandhi and said that invoking the National Security Act (NSA) for inciting violence by making inflammatory ... Read more...

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Banned British MP to sue Canada for damages


March 27th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 27 (IANS) An anti-war British MP, barred from Canada for his links to the Palestinian group Hamas, is likely to sue the Canadian government for damages. George Galloway, who ... Read more...

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