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Poor show in parliament again - but it was not like this earlier


September 2nd, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) As another parliament session nears its end marred by continuous holdups and with little work done, the 15th Lok Sabha will go down ... Read more...

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The mathematics of India’s presidential poll


June 14th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
India's electoral college that will vote for a new president July 19 is made up of 4,896 members - 776 members of parliament and 4,120 members of the state assemblies. ... Read more...

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Parliament in 1950s and now: Sittings have shrunk


May 13th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The number of sittings of both houses of the Indian parliament has gone down drastically over the years, raising concerns by none other than ... Read more...

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In six decades, a sea change in Indian parliament (Lead) (May 13 is 60th anniversary of parliament)


May 12th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) When it opened six decades ago, it was a highly revered institution, packed with stalwarts who won freedom for India and where debates were ... Read more...

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Parliament factfile [To go with Parliament fractious, state issues pervasive' (May 13 is 60th anniversary of Indian parliament)]


May 12th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Here is a brief factfile of the Indian Parliament:* First chairman of Rajya Sabha - S. Radhakrishnan.* First Speaker of Lok Sabha - G.V. Mavalankar.* First Lok Sabha meeting ... Read more...

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Top Lok Sabha performers to be awarded in Chennai


April 7th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 7 (IANS) Two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members of parliament and one each from Shiv Sena and Congress would be honoured on April 14 with the Sansad ... Read more...

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Government keen on passing new companies act


March 1st, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Corporate Affairs Minister M. Veerappa Moily Thursday said the government was keen on getting the new companies act passed in parliament to help curb unfair ... Read more...

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State assemblies: fewer sittings, scarcer debates


December 29th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Although they form the backbone of Indian democracy, most state assemblies in India don't hold sufficient number of sittings or debates on legislation and ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha: How the numbers stack up


December 29th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) As the government Thursday pushed for the Lokpal bill in the Rajya Sabha where it is in a minority, a look at the numbers ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha: The numbers at play


December 28th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) With the Lokpal bill set to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha Thursday, where the government is in minority, here is a look at ... Read more...

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‘Why censor Facebook when you don’t censor Sunny Leone?’


December 7th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) young leader Anurag Singh Thakur wonders why the government wants to censor social media like Facebook when it is not ... Read more...

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Nearly half of parliament session lost to protests


December 3rd, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Nearly half of parliament's 21-day long winter session has been lost to protests mainly over foreign equity in retailing, leaving the government's elaborate legislative ... Read more...

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Steady decline in parliament’s work hours: Study


November 28th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) There has been a steady decline in the productive time of Lok Sabha over the last 25 years, with the 15th Lok Sabha sitting only ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha loses four hours, Rs.1 crore, on day one


November 22nd, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The loss of four hours work in the Lok Sabha due to the bedlam over the opposition's boycott of Home Minister P. Chidambaram on ... Read more...

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Constitution Club to hold briefings for MPs on bills


November 14th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Constitution Club of India (CCI) will hold "Thursday bill briefings" during the forthcoming winter session of parliament as part of its ongoing initiative ... Read more...

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Lokpal panel hears Aruna Roy


September 23rd, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Social activist Aruna Roy presented her views on the Lokpal bill Friday before the parliamentary standing committee on law and justice headed by Congress spokesperson ... Read more...

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Lokpal panel to hear CVC, Aruna Roy


September 22nd, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Central Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar, National Advisory Council member Aruna Roy and Loksatta president Jayaprakash Narayan will give their views on the Lokpal Bill ... Read more...

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With 86 pending bills, citizens cry foul over uruly MPs in parliament


September 14th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) People are sick and tired of MPs for causing frequent disruptions of parliament and point out that they take salaries for work not done. ... Read more...

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Performance of young MPs sub-par in monsoon session


September 11th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The participation of younger parliamentarians in debates during the recently-concluded monsoon session of parliament was slightly lower than the average for all MPs and ... Read more...

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Women slightly behind men in Lok Sabha


September 11th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Even as parliament awaits a conclusion to the Women's Reservation bill, data shows that female MPs are slightly behind their male counterparts in terms of ... Read more...

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43 years, eight Lokpal bills, zero consensus


August 26th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) India's effort to have an anti-graft ombudsman in the form of a Lokpal institution may have caught national attention only now. But parliament has ... Read more...

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Parliament lost 27 hours following ruckus over CAG report


August 8th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Parliament has so far lost around 27 hours of business time since the monsoon session commenced Aug 1 due to protests over the Comptroller and ... Read more...

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CWG costs escalated 100 percent in seven years


August 5th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The budget for the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) escalated nearly a hundred-times since India submitted its bid in 2003.When Indian Olympic Association (IOA) bid for ... Read more...

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Anti-graft Lokpal bill in Lok Sabha Thursday


August 3rd, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The much-talked about Lokpal bill for creating an anti-corruption watchdog in the country will be introduced in the Lok Sabha Thursday.The proposed legislation doesn't cover ... Read more...

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Bill awaits parliament nod for 25 years


July 26th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) A bill pending since 1987 is among 81 proposed legislative measures awaiting parliamentary nod before being enacted as law, giving an insight into the ... Read more...

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Budget session spent little time on legislation


March 25th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The budget session of parliament, that ended Friday, saw very little time spent on legislation and several hours lost in interruptions over controversies like ... Read more...

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Curtailed budget session ends for assembly elections (Roundup)


March 25th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Parliament's budget session, the shortest in recent history, ended Friday after witnessing bitter discussions over alleged graft scams but scored low on legislative business.The ... Read more...

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Parliament adjourned sine die, speaker satisfied (Third Lead)


March 25th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Parliament's budget session, curtailed due to the upcoming assembly polls, ended Friday with Speaker Meira Kumar voicing satisfaction over the "successful transaction" of business ... Read more...

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Unmet targets, wasted hours as another parliament session ends


March 24th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The 2011-12 budget session ends Friday, less acrimonious than the previous winter sitting but still far from meeting its legislative goals, with only three ... Read more...

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How Gen Next assist MPs in policy making, research


March 19th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Uthara Ganesh, 22, always thought being an MP in India was all about making speeches and winning electoral battles. Until she decided to work with ... Read more...

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Parliament’s least productive session ends, no truce in sight (Intro Roundup)


December 13th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Parliament was adjourned sine die Monday, ending the most unproductive month-long winter session that saw only seven of 138 hours of business conducted amid unending opposition ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha sat for 2 percent of scheduled time


December 13th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha didn't have a single full day of work during the just concluded winter session of parliament that was adjourned sine die on its last ... Read more...

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Parliament’s least productive session ends (Roundup)


December 13th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Parliament was adjourned Monday sine die, ending an over month-long winter session that was the least productive ever with only seven of 138 hours of business ... Read more...

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PAC vs JPC: Joshi on the mat


December 1st, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Is the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) more effective than a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) for a probe into the spectrum allotment scandal? BJP leader Murli Manohar ... Read more...

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BJP remains unbending on JPC demand


November 28th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The fortnight-long stalemate in parliament over the alleged 2G scam is unlikely to end Monday as an unrelenting opposition Sunday rebuffed the government's fresh request to ... Read more...

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