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BJP destroying thesis of democracy: Sibal


September 12th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Lashing out at the BJP for stalling the proceedings of parliament, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday accused it of "destroying" the thesis of ... Read more...

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BJP not giving us fair option: Khurshid


September 3rd, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Ruling out cancellation of allotted coal blocks, Law Minister Salman Khurshid Monday said the opposition was not giving the Congress-led UPA government a fair ... Read more...

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Government to talk to opposition on education reforms bills


August 13th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Keen to push key educational reforms bills during the ongoing session of parliament, the government will hold informal discussions with the opposition parties Aug ... Read more...

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West Bengal assembly celebrates 75 years


August 13th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) A two-day celebration to mark 75 years of the West Bengal Assembly started Monday, with former speakers including ex-Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee being felicitated ... Read more...

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West Bengal assembly celebrates platinum jubilee


August 13th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) A two-day celebration to mark 75 years of the West Bengal assembly started Monday, with former speakers, including ex-Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, being felicitated ... Read more...

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Rajasthan’s new empowering law to address citizen complaints


August 5th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 5 (IANS) After being the first state to implement the Right to Information Act, Rajasthan has taken the lead in executing another far-reaching legislation, which entitles citizens swift ... Read more...

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At parliament goodbye, President Patil cautions against disruptions


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Parliamentarians bid farewell to outgoing President Pratibha Patil Monday, two days before she demits office for president-elect Pranab Mukherjee.Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar led ... Read more...

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CPI-M opposes FDI in multi-brand retail


June 11th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday came out strongly against opening up the FDI in multi-brand retail as well as upping foreign direct investment (FDI) limits in banking ... Read more...

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CBSE results: Central schools outshine private schools in Delhi


May 28th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Central government schools like Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNV) and Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) in Delhi have fared better than private schools in this year's Central ... Read more...

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BJP resolution against Kashmir interlocutors’ report


May 24th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday passed a resolution against the Jammu and Kashmir interlocutors' report, saying that it was against Kashmir's integration with India.The resolution, ... Read more...

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Bilawal wants 50 percent women in Pakistani parliament


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari says that he dreams of a Pakistani parliament that will have 50 percent women, it was reported here.Zardari ... Read more...

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Parliament turns 60, MPs urged to introspect (Roundup)


May 13th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Indian parliament Sunday celebrated 60 years of its existence with leaders, mainly from the ruling Congress, calling for an end to frequent disruptions ... Read more...

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People disillusioned by MPs’ behaviour: PM


May 13th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday urged MPs to do some introspection because their conduct was creating a sense of "frustration and disillusionment" among the ... Read more...

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Kerala mulls law to protect women


May 8th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 8 (IANS) The Kerala government may enact a new law to uphold the dignity of women, state Home Minister T. Radhakrishnan said Tuesday during his first official meeting ... Read more...

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Power generation firms need to improve efficiency: Shinde


April 26th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Power generation firms need to improve efficiency to meet growing demands and reduce dependence on coal and gas supply, Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Thursday.Addressing ... Read more...

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Opposition asks government to explain Bofors disclosures (Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left Wednesday asked the government to give an explanation on former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom's disclosures ... Read more...

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No need to panic on S&P; negative outlook: Mukherjee


April 25th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The government is concerned about ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P;) lowering India's credit rating outlook but there is no need to panic, said ... Read more...

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Differences on Lokpal bill narrowed down: Government


April 23rd, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Stating that differences on the Lokpal bill have been narrowed down, the government Monday said it is trying to build consensus on major issues ... Read more...

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UPA not diffident about decisions: Congress


April 21st, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Congress Saturday rubbished opposition parties' allegation of policy paralysis in the party-led United Progressive Alliance and said the launch of nuclear-capable missile Agni-V ... Read more...

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Education must be above political agenda: Sibal


April 18th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) With a slew of critical education bills remaining pending for parliament approval, a visibly irked Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday said "political ... Read more...

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Structural, administrative reforms needed for developing education: Sibal


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 2 (IANS) Regretting that 14 legislations, including the Educational Malpractices bill and Foreign Education providers bill, were pending in parliament, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal Monday ... Read more...

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Congress withdraws, Trinamool candidates elected unopposed to RS (Lead)


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Unwilling to antagonise alliance partner Trinamool Congress, whose chief apparently put pressure on its central leaders, the Congress Thursday got its Rajya Sabha candidate ... Read more...

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Trinamool to oppose UPA’s anti-people policies in parliament


February 29th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) Intensifying pressure on the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA), coalition partner Trinamool Congress Wednesday said it would oppose "tooth and nail" every "anti-people" policy and bill ... Read more...

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Protect consumers against misleading ads: Minister


February 14th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Stating there is no need to control the media, the government Tuesday stressed on an enabling mechanism to curb misleading advertisements in order to protect ... Read more...

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Repeal sedition laws: Activists


January 30th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Activists from various organisations across the country Monday demanded repeal of sedition laws from the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and other legislations."It is a sad ... Read more...

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Remove bad fruit but do not bring down the tree, says president


January 25th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Wednesday cautioned against losing sight of the long term goals while dealing with short term pressures and said that a tree ... Read more...

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Need to change attitude towards girl child: Tirath


January 24th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Expressing concern over the declining sex ratio in the country, Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Krishna Tirath Tuesday called for political commitment of the ... Read more...

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Pakistan to decide new terms with NATO in February


January 21st, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) The Pakistan government will decide the new terms of its engagements with NATO and allies in the war on terror at a joint session of ... 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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Wikipedia shuts for 24 hours


January 18th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Wikipedia, which describes itself as the largest encyclopaedia in human history, has blacked out its English-language site to protest proposed US anti-piracy laws."Imagine a world ... Read more...

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Delays in legislations in non-Congress states: Jaitley


January 18th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Non-Congress ruled states were facing delays in getting legislations enacted as some bills were pending with the governors, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun ... Read more...

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Democracy is best guarantor of internal security: PM


December 31st, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Democracy can often be frustrating, but it is also the greatest guarantor of internal security, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday, reminding cynics and ... Read more...

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None of promised four anti-graft bills passed


December 30th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The government, at the start of parliament's winter session, had promised to pass four anti-graft laws but none of them saw the light of day ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned sine die, stormy session ends


December 29th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die Thursday bringing an end to a stormy winter session - half of which was lost to protests ... Read more...

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A shampoo called Jan Lokpal


December 28th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) As Anna Hazare Wednesday vowed to continue his fight for a strong Lokpal bill, a man came along explaining the difference between the draft ... Read more...

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