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Speaker to meet politicians on women’s reservation bill


July 13th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will Thursday again try to build consensus at an all-party meet over the controversial women's reservation bill hanging fire ... Read more...

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Julia Gillard sworn in as Australia’s PM (Lead)


September 14th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 14 (IANS) Australia's incumbent Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who is the first woman to hold the position, was Tuesday sworn in along with her 19 cabinet ministers in Canberra. Gillard, ... Read more...

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Gillard sworn in as Australia’s PM


September 14th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 14 (IANS) Australia's first elected female Prime Minister Julia Gillard was Tuesday sworn in along with her 19 cabinet ministers in Canberra. Gillard, who was accompanied by her partner Tim ... Read more...

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Rudd foreign minister in Gillard’s new cabinet (Lead)


September 11th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 11 (IANS) Australian Prime Minster Julia Gillard Saturday announced her new cabinet which includes former premier Kevin Rudd as foreign minister. Gillard, who deposed Rudd in June, said her new ... Read more...

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Julia Gillard returns as Australian PM (Second Lead)


September 7th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 7 (IANS) Incumbent Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Tuesday won the support of two independent MPs to reach the halfway mark in parliament and return to form a minority ... 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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Julia Gillard set to form new government in Australia


September 7th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 7 (IANS) The ruling Labor in Australia has won the support of two independent MPs to get the numbers to form a minority government, paving the way for Julia Gillard ... Read more...

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Oz voters favour fresh polls even as Independents dither over support


September 6th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Sept 6 (ANI): In the midst of uncertainty as to who would form the minority government in Australia, with the three key Independent MPs are yet to take a decision, ... Read more...

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Oz voters want three key Independents to support Labor to form minority government: Poll


September 4th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Sept 4 (ANI): A majority, 37 percent of Australian voters want the three Independent MPs who will decide the shape of the minority government, Bob Katter, Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor, ... Read more...

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Australian voters want independents to support Labor


September 4th, 2010 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 4 (IANS) Australian voters want the three independent MPs to support a Labor government led by incumbent Prime Minister Julia Gillard rather than join the opposition coalition, a survey said ... 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 vows to improve Australian democracy


August 31st, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 31 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has pledged to "renovate" the Labor Party's tradition to make lasting improvements to Australian democracy. With the Australian Electoral Commission's vote count still ... Read more...

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Key Independents raise spectre of fresh Oz polls over non-fulfilment of demands


August 25th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Aug 25 (ANI): Three Australian independent MPs, Tony Windsor, Rob Oakeshott and Bob Katter, who are key to deciding the composition of the government, have put forward a letter to Prime ... Read more...

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Unattached MPs hold key in Australia’s new parliament


August 23rd, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 23 (IANS) The ruling Labor Party and the opposition coalition Monday rushed to win the support of three independents and a Greens MP crucial to form Australia's new government after ... Read more...

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Maldivian cabinet reappointed


July 7th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 7 (IANS) Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed Wednesday reappointed the same cabinet that resigned last week, government officials said. The Maldivian cabinet resigned en masse June 29 to protest over the alleged ... Read more...

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Congress managers toiled to reach comfort zone (Parliament Sidelights)


April 27th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Congress appeared confident since Tuesday morning of coming up trumps in case of voting on the cut motions moved by the opposition in the ... Read more...

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Sharad Yadav challenges BJP, Congress on Women Reservation Bill


March 6th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 6 (ANI): The Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav on Saturday challenged both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress Party and dared them to issue a ... Read more...

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Four Independent MPs want their grouping recognised


February 28th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Four independent MPs, led by expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh, are hoping Speaker Meira Kumar would recognise their grouping 'Lok Morcha' as a ... Read more...

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Brit daily wins right to disclose Queen’s finances


December 21st, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 21 (ANI): Secret correspondence between the Government and Buckingham Palace concerning the growing public cost of the Royal Family is to be released to The Independent after three years of ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh to lead group of non-BJP, non-Congress MPs


October 4th, 2009 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Sacked Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh will lead the Lok Morcha, a group of Independent MPs who have come together due to "commonality of ... Read more...

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Lone representation in Team Manmohan disappoints Bihar


May 28th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 28 (IANS) With no leader from Bihar making it to the Team Manmohan Thursday, many in the state, where the Congress won only two Lok Sabha seats, expressed disappointment ... Read more...

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Amid uncertainties, UPA battles for numbers (Second lead)


July 20th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's beleaguered ruling coalition battled Sunday to secure numbers to remain in power, just a day before parliament meets to decide the government's fate ... Read more...

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NDA asks PM to prove majority in five days


July 9th, 2008 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Asking the government to prove its majority in "five days", the main opposition National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Wednesday said it would approach the president if the prime ... Read more...

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UPA’s number crunch begins


July 8th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) With the 59-member Left Front withdrawing support to the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, the Manmohan Singh government has been reduced to 227 members in the ... Read more...

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