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Chhattisgarh killing issue rocks assembly


July 13th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 12 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh assembly witnessed uproarious scenes on the opening day of the monsoon session Thursday as the Congress and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party traded ... Read more...

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Protect human rights: Chinese leader tells police


May 28th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) A top leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has urged the police and the judiciary to protect human rights while fighting crime in China.Zhou ... Read more...

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‘China committed to limiting death penalty’


March 9th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) China is committed to limiting death penalty and it has always been very prudent in using capital punishment, according to an official with the country's top ... Read more...

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Andhra assembly adjourned again


February 15th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 15 (IANS) The liquor mafia and the issue of Telangana saw the Andhra Pradesh assembly adjourned without any business as the opposition stalled proceedings for the ... Read more...

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Mumbai’s dabbawalas now want to be civic fathers


December 5th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The city's legendary dabbawallas (lunch-box carriers) have now decided to join politics, starting with the forthcoming elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), an ... Read more...

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Andhra assembly condemns attack on MIM leader


December 3rd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 3 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh assembly Saturday unanimously condemned the April 30 attack on Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) leader Akbaruddin Owaisi.Speaker N. Manohar read out a statement condemning the ... Read more...

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Pradeep Kumar is next CVC: Sources (Lead)


July 2nd, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar was unanimously chosen Saturday as the next Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) at a meeting attended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, ... Read more...

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PM holds meeting, CVC finalized


July 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday chaired a meeting of the selection committee which finalized the name of the next Central Vigilance Commissioner.Defence Secretary Pradeep ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton’s top Indian American aide quits


April 19th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) A key aide of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rahul 'Richard' Verma, has become the second high-ranking Indian-American official in the Obama administration to return ... Read more...

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Telangana Congress legislators boycott Andhra assembly


February 28th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Adding to the woes of the ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh, party legislators from Telangana Monday decided to boycott both the houses of the state legislature to ... Read more...

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Andhra assembly remains paralysed over Telangana issue


February 26th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh assembly remained paralysed and no business could be conducted in the house for the second consecutive day Saturday as some ruling party legislators joined ... Read more...

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China’s revised Criminal Law removes 13 crimes from death penalty list


February 26th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb.26 (ANI): Death penalty for thirteen economic crimes have been eliminated in China's revised Criminal Law.According to the eighth Amendment in the Criminal Law passed by the Standing Committee of the ... Read more...

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12 Telangana MLAs suspended from Andhra Pradesh assembly


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Feb 23 (ANI): Twelve Telangana MLAs were suspended from the Andhra Pradesh assembly for a day on Wednesday, as they disrupted the proceedings demanding the House to pass a resolution ... Read more...

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Telangana issue rocks Andhra assembly again, 12 members suspended (Lead)


February 23rd, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 23 (IANS) The Telangana issue rocked the Andhra Pradesh assembly for the fourth consecutive day Wednesday as 12 Telangana legislators were suspended from the house for one day for ... Read more...

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12 Telangana legislators suspended from Andhra assembly


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Twelve Telangana legislators were suspended from the Andhra Pradesh assembly for one day Wednesday as they stalled the proceedings, demanding the house to pass a resolution for ... Read more...

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Five Andhra legislators suspended for ruckus in assembly (Lead)


February 18th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Five legislators of the Andhra Pradesh assembly were Friday suspended for a week for unruly behaviour during Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan's address to the joint session of both ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh approves bill to seize corrupt officials’ property


January 4th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 4 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh cabinet Tuesday approved a bill to set up special courts for speedy trials of corrupt public servants and to confiscate properties earned through corrupt means.Briefing ... Read more...

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Cancer survivor forced to show prosthetic boob during US airport pat-down


November 20th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): A prosthetic cancer survivor was asked to show her breasts to a security agent during pat-down at Charlotte International Airport, in the US.Cathy Bossi, from South Charlotte, has ... Read more...

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China removes 13 economic crimes from capital punishment list


August 24th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.24 (ANI): The National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee in China has reportedly dropped the death penalty for 13 economy-related non-violent crimes."The amendment focuses on limiting the death penalty by ... Read more...

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Saket court complex misses more deadliines


July 9th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Saket district court complex in south Delhi, which with 80 courts and 666 lawyers' chambers will become India's largest, has missed another deadline for completion. What's ... Read more...

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Now a dispute resolution society to resolve complaints


June 15th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) If you have complaints about your neighbour, are facing parking woes or want accident compensation -- quick help is now at hand. Just a call to the ... Read more...

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Justice Rao takes charge as chairperson of National Commission for Backward Classes


June 7th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 7 (ANI): Former Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court Justice (Retd.) Makani Narayan Rao on Monday took charge as chairperson of National Commission for Backward Classes.The Central Government ... Read more...

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TDP legislators suspended from Andhra assembly


March 26th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 26 (IANS) All legislators of the main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP), barring its chief N. Chandrababu Naidu, were suspended from the Andhra Pradesh assembly for one-day for stalling the ... Read more...

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China’s elections won’t be Western-style, says lawmaker


March 20th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.20 (ANI): China has said that it will adhere to its own mode of development instead of adopting Western-style elections."Different countries have different election rules and a socialist China won't follow ... Read more...

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Three MIM legislators suspended from Andhra assembly


August 24th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 24 (IANS) Three legislators of the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) were Monday suspended from the Andhra Pradesh assembly for a day for stalling proceedings of the house. Speaker N. Kiran Kumar ... Read more...

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TDP legislators suspended from Andhra assembly


August 11th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 11 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh assembly Speaker Kiran Kumar Reddy Tuesday suspended 44 legislators of the main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) from the house for one day for stalling the ... Read more...

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Andhra opposition legislators suspended over mining row


August 6th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 6 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh opposition legislators were suspended from the state assembly for a day after they stalled proceedings to demand that a house committee look into alleged irregularities ... Read more...

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Maharashtra opposition creates ruckus over NCP MP’s arrest


June 9th, 2009 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) The arrest of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Padamsinh Patil by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) rocked the Maharashtra assembly Monday with the opposition demanding the ... Read more...

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19 Andhra legislators asked to take oath again


June 4th, 2009 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 4 (IANS) As many as 19 newly-elected members of the Andhra Pradesh assembly, who took oath in the name of deities, parents, rivers or people from their regions in violation ... Read more...

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Congress’ Kiran Kumar Reddy set to be Andhra speaker


June 3rd, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 3 (IANS) Congress party legislator N. Kiran Kumar Reddy is all set to be elected unopposed as the speaker of the new Andhra Pradesh assembly with the main opposition Telugu ... Read more...

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New Andhra assembly begins Wednesday


June 2nd, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 2 (IANS) The first session of the newly elected Andhra Pradesh assembly will begin Wednesday, with the majority of the 294 members likely to be sworn in on the first ... Read more...

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For White House’s social office, its all about introducing the Obamas around


April 21st, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 21 (ANI): The Obamas are out to make new traditions at the White House, and helping them out this endeavour is their social secretary Desiree Rogers, Valerie Jarrett, a White ... Read more...

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Opposition legislators go on the rampage in Andhra assembly


February 11th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 11 (IANS) There was pandemonium in the Andhra Pradesh assembly here Wednesday as opposition legislators went on the rampage - fighting with marshals and damaging window panes - following their ... Read more...

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US asks china not to help Pakistan build new nuclear plants


November 21st, 2008 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) The US has asked China not to go ahead with plans to construct two more nuclear reactors in Pakistan without a "consensus" approval from the Nuclear Suppliers Group ... Read more...

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Telugu Desam legislators suspended from Andhra assembly


March 11th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by admin
Hyderabad, March 11 (IANS) All legislators of the main opposition Telugu Desam Party were suspended from the Andhra Pradesh assembly for one day Tuesday for stalling the proceedings of the house over ... Read more...

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