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India, Pakistan MPs moot new CBMs; discuss Assam, SMSs (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Ahead of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Islamabad, parliamentarians of India and Pakistan Friday recommended a clutch of radical confidence-building measures, including ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan MPs brainstorm on liberal visas, media role


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) In a confidence-building exercise, the parliamentarians of India and Pakistan Thursday held a wide-ranging dialogue that focused on easing the visa regime and the ... Read more...

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Ahead of Krishna visit, India, Pakistan MPs to talk peace, trade


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Ahead of talks between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan next month, a delegation of leading Pakistani MPs will interact with their Indian counterparts ... Read more...

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Voting begins to elect India’s new president


July 19th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Thousands of Indian MPs and assembly members representing Thursday began casting their votes to choose a new president. It is a direct ... Read more...

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South Sudan seeks Indian help in parliamentary work (With images)


July 13th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) South Sudan, a year-old African nation, is seeking India's help in creating its parliamentary systems and a delegation is here to study the ... Read more...

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Indian MPs, US think tank discuss policy issues


July 6th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) A group of 11 visiting Indian MPs and a leading US think tank have discussed the need for focused policy initiatives to accelerate India's economic growth ... Read more...

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Congress MPs to submit a report to PM about Sri Lanka visit


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Members of Parliament belonging to the Congress party who were part of the parliamentary delegation to Sri Lanka said Saturday that a report about the ... Read more...

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Joint parliamentary panel begins goodwill visit to Lanka


April 16th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Amid continuing concern in India about the plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka, a joint parliamentary delegation Monday began a six-day visit to the ... Read more...

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Indian MPs beat British MPs in Twenty20


April 13th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 13 (IANS) A century by former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin and four wickets for 27 runs by skipper Anurag Thakur helped Indian Parliamentarians to score a 56 runs ... Read more...

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Indian MPs in New Zealand to meet PM


April 12th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, leading an Indian parliamentary delegation, Thursday left for New Zealand on an official trip during which she will call ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka envoy apologises to Indian MPs


March 15th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka's envoy to India Thursday apologised to Indian MPs for his comments that sought to link those questioning Colombo's human rights record with the ... Read more...

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Northeast MPs moot forum to discuss Myanmar issue


March 9th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 9 (IANS) The Burma Centre Delhi (BCD) is planning to launch a forum involving all members of parliament (MPs) from the northeast region to raise the issue of ... Read more...

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Indian MPs back idea for UN parliament


December 10th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Around 40 Indian MPs have backed the proposal for a UN parliamentary assembly that will comprise member nations' legislators and lead eventually to direct ... Read more...

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No hot pursuit of Somali pirates: India


September 26th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) India Monday rejected suggestions that its navy should go on a hot pursuit of Somali pirates, who are threatening global trade on sea lanes of ... Read more...

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Free political prisoners in Myanamar: Indian MPs


September 6th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) More than 100 Indian MPs have urged the Myanmar president to free more than 2,000 political prisoners.The appeal has been made by Ram Jethmalani, convener ... Read more...

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Indian MPs slam Sri Lanka for ‘war crimes’ (Lead)


August 25th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Indian opposition Thursday accused Sri Lanka of ill treating Tamils even after crushing the Tamil Tigers, while a Communist leader also flayed New Delhi ... Read more...

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‘Pakistani, Indian MPs one on peace talks’


August 21st, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Qamar Zaman Kaira who was part of a Pakistani parliamentary delegation to India, has said that lawmakers of both countries are "one on peace talks" and ... Read more...

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Indian, Pakistani parliamentarians push for easing visa regime


August 19th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Calling for an "uninterrupted" dialogue between India and Pakistan, parliamentarians of the two countries Friday pushed for liberalizing the visa regime to ease travel ... Read more...

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First Pakistani leader to speak in parliament’s Central Hall


July 8th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) National Assembly Speaker Fehmida Mirza will be the first Pakistani leader to make a speech in Indian parliament's Central Hall when a four-day conference ... Read more...

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Pakistan MPs to visit India for SAARC meet


July 6th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Ahead of talks between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan, the two countries will have time for a bit of track-II diplomacy when ... Read more...

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Congress, BJP spokespersons at Yale leadership programme


June 13th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) Thirteen Indian MPs from sevcn parties, including the spokesmen of both the Congress and the BJP, will attend a six-day leadership programme at Yale University ... Read more...

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Deepak Obhrai may be named to Canadian cabinet


May 12th, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 12 (IANS) With Indo-Canadians voting for the ruling Conservative Party in large numbers in this month's parliament elections, speculation has begun whether any Indian-origin MP will make it ... Read more...

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India, a country of contradictions: European MP


February 25th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India can launch nuclear weapons and develop space programmes but its high maternal mortality and illiteracy is unacceptable, a delegation of MPs from Europe said Friday.A six-member ... Read more...

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Obama speech impresses MPs, Left unimpressed (Roundup)


November 8th, 2010 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Barring those from the Left parties, most Indian MPs Monday hailed US President Barack Obama's speech to parliamentarians during which he backed India's bid for a ... Read more...

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Eloquent Obama gets 25 rounds of applause (Sidelights)


November 8th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama obviously had the Indian parliament in thrall. For, he received no less than 35 rounds of applause during his 45-minute address Monday. ... Read more...

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I am president because of Mahatma Gandhi: Obama


November 8th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Monday paid his ultimate homage to Mahatma Gandhi -- for guiding him to the presidency of the world's oldest democracy."I am mindful ... Read more...

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Oppose the Myanmar junta, Obama tells India


November 8th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Monday urged India to come out against the military junta in Myanmar, gently telling New Delhi that it had often remained silent ... Read more...

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Terrorists behind 26/11 must be brought to justice: Obama (Lead)


November 8th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Monday asserted that Pakistan must bring to justice the terrorists behind the 2008 Mumbai attack. "We will continue to insist to Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Ansari, Meira receive Obama at parliament


November 8th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Barack Obama was received by Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as the US president arrived at Parliament House for an ... Read more...

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Namaste India! Obama to read from teleprompter


November 6th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Namaste India! In all likelihood that will be silver-tongued Barack Obama's opening line when he addresses the Indian parliament next week. But to help ... Read more...

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Parliament House being spruced up to receive Obama


October 21st, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The central dome is getting a fresh coat of blue paint, the ancient pedestal fans too are getting repainted, and new light fixtures are being ... Read more...

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Getting trained in India to lead their nations


June 14th, 2010 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
By T.G. Biju New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) It's a wing of the Indian parliament that has been quietly giving invaluable lessons on the working of India's democratic institutions to young foreign MPs, ... Read more...

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Don’t compromise in Copenhagen, MPs urge government


December 3rd, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Ahead of the global climate talks in Copenhagen, Indian MPs Thursday urged the government not to compromise on development issues and commit to only what is ... Read more...

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India may release Rs.5 bn to Sri Lanka if needed: Chidambaram


October 18th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) The Indian government is ready to release Rs.500 crore (Rs.5 billion) to Sri Lanka if needed for the rehabilitation of Tamils affected by the internal strife there, ... Read more...

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Ask Colombo to free refugees, Amnesty urges Indian MPs


October 13th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) Indian MPs currently on a visit to Sri Lanka should raise concerns about the "safety and dignity" of the hundreds of thousands of Tamils who have been displaced ... Read more...

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