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Trinamool moves against ex-Congress MLA


September 21st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Trinamool Congress leader Sovandeb Chattopadhyay Friday said he will move a privilege motion against former Congress legislator Arunava Ghosh on charges of insulting assembly Speaker Biman ... Read more...

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Andhra assembly remains paralysed over Telangana


September 21st, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh state legislative assembly remained paralysed for the fourth consecutive day Friday with Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) members stalling the proceedings, demanding adoption of ... Read more...

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Action against defecting NCP legislators difficult: Meghalaya speaker


September 11th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 10 (IANS) Meghalaya Speaker Charles Pyngrope Monday hinted it would be difficult to take action against the 12 Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislators who have joined the ... Read more...

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Drought-hit state plagued by tour politics, blame-games (Karnataka Newsletter)


September 8th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 8 (IANS) Drought-hit Karnataka has become somewhat of an enigmatic place - hardly any discourse on relief measures but a surfeit of tours, at home and abroad, ... Read more...

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Bifurcate Assam-Meghalaya joint cadre too: Meghalaya legislators


September 6th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 6 (IANS) Close on the heels of the bifurcation of the Manipur-Tripura cadre of the Indian administrative, police and forest services, Meghalaya's legislators Thursday demanded the separation of ... Read more...

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SC to examine plea to bar criminals from voting


September 5th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday decided to examine a plea seeking to bar people with criminal background from getting registered as voters and contesting elections to ... Read more...

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Karnataka legislators junket off, told to return at once


September 4th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bellary (Karnataka), Sep 4 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Tuesday directed a group of legislators touring South America to cancel the visit and return immediately, following public outrage ... Read more...

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Special UDF meet to clear doubts about investor meet


September 4th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 4 (IANS) The ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front in Kerala has called a special meeting Thursday to clear all doubts and allegations levelled by the opposition about ... Read more...

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Junketing at a time of drought


September 4th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 4 (IANS) It's the local variation of Nero fiddling while Rome burned. Or politicians enjoying themselves while people suffer.At a time when Karnataka has been hit by ... Read more...

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China to levy heavier fines for trademark infringement


September 4th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 4 (IANS) China is expected to increase the ceiling of fines imposed on trademark infringement from half a million yuan ($78,800) to one million yuan, authorities said.Zhang Jianhua, ... Read more...

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Meghalaya organisations demand permit system for visitors


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 3 (IANS) Several social organisations in Meghalaya Monday staged a sit-in, demanding immediate implementation of inner line permit (ILP) to restrict entry of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants to the ... Read more...

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Legislator tears own shirt in Jharkhand assembly


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 3 (IANS) In a dramatic event, an opposition legislator Monday tore up his kurta in the Jharkhand assembly to bring to the government's notice the plight of ... Read more...

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Rebel activities helping Akali-BJP government: Amarinder


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 2 (IANS) Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh Sunday said that activities of party rebels were helping the Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state.Addressing ... Read more...

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BJP emissary in Bangalore to sort out portfolio issue


August 31st, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 31 (IANS) BJP general secretary Dharmendra Pradhan is in Karnataka capital to sort out differences over cabinet portfolios, a day ahead of a meeting of a few ministers ... Read more...

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NCP seeks disqualification of Meghalaya rebels


August 30th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 30 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Thursday sought the disqualification of its 12 legislators in Meghalaya who have joined the National People's Party (NPP)."The party has sent ... Read more...

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No-trust motion against Dhumal defeated in Himachal (Lead)


August 29th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 28 (IANS) The Congress sponsored no-confidence motion against the 56-month-old Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Himachal Pradesh was defeated in the state assembly Tuesday night.After over ... Read more...

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TDP legislators continue protest over power shortage


August 28th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Legislators of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the main opposition party in Andhra Pradesh assembly, Tuesday continued their protest against the shortage of electricity.The legislators, who ... Read more...

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TDP legislators protest at Reddy’s office


August 28th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 27 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the legislators of main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh continued their protest in the chief minister's office late Monday ... Read more...

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NCP threatens to disqualify Meghalaya legislators


August 26th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 26 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Sunday threatened to seek the disqualification of its 12 legislators in Meghalaya who have joined the National People's Party (NPP).In the ... Read more...

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Anxiety in BJP over move to make Virbhadra Himachal Congress chief (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


August 25th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 25 (IANS) There is anxiety in the ruling BJP in Himachal Pradesh with the Congress likely to appoint former chief minister Virbhadra Singh as the party's state ... Read more...

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Sharad Pawar dissolves Meghalaya NCP unit


August 25th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 24 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar Friday dissolved the party's Meghalaya unit after his 12 legislators in the state joined the National People's Party (NPP), ... Read more...

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Kanda issue rocks Haryana assembly


August 24th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 24 (IANS) Proceedings in the Haryana assembly were disrupted Friday as the house witnessed heated exchanges between opposition and treasury benches over the Gopal Goyal Kanda-Geetika Sharma controversy.The ... Read more...

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Meghalaya NCP legislators join NPP


August 24th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 24 (IANS) Defeated presidential candidate Purno A. Sangma Friday started his new political innings with the National People's Party (NPP).His sons James K. Sangma and Conrad K. Sangma ... Read more...

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Australian lawmakers to join hands against corruption


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Ontario (Canada), Aug 23 (IANS) Legislators across the political spectrum from around Australia will converge in Melbourne Thursday, joining hands in their fight against corruption and for integrity in government.As ... Read more...

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BJP saves itself embarrassment, and several crores (Karnataka Newsletter)


August 18th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 18 (IANS) Karnataka's battered Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has managed to avoid landing in one more mess and saved a few crores of rupees as well ... Read more...

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Ugandan parliament honours Olympic gold winner


August 17th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, Aug 17 (IANS) The Ugandan parliament has held a special session in honour of Olympics marathon winner Stephen Kiprotich, the country's sole gold medallist in London.During the session Thursday, ... Read more...

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Andhra ACB files charge sheet in cash-for-bail case


August 13th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Monday filed a charge sheet in the cash-for-bail case involving former Karnataka minister and mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy.Suspended CBI judge ... Read more...

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Goa legislators could get IPads


August 8th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 8 (IANS) Goa assembly may go green and paperless by 2013, with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Wednesday suggesting that IPads could be given away to legislators.In his closing ... Read more...

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Kerala legislators to visit China


August 8th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 8 (IANS) Ten Kerala legislators will soon visit China, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Wednesday.Minister for Planning K.C. Joseph will lead the delegation, which includes three from the ... Read more...

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CBI quizzes two Rajasthan legislators on Bharatpur riots


August 4th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 3 (IANS) The CBI has quizzed two Rajasthan legislators over the past 10 days in connection with communal violence in Bharatpur district September last year which left ... Read more...

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Notice against Kerala minister for alleged phone tapping


July 31st, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 (IANS) A CPI-M legislator in Kerala Tuesday filed a breach of privilege notice against the state's home minister over the police allegedly tapping phones of the party's ... Read more...

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Child rights groups meet Delhi legislators


July 27th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Two child rights organisations Friday held discussions with Delhi legislators over allocation and utilisation of funds for child welfare in the state budget.Officials from HAQ: ... Read more...

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Journalist delegation meets Maharashtra governor


July 26th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Senior journalists Thursday met Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan and asked him to intervene in an incident in which a Karnataka legislative assembly committee held an editor ... Read more...

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Not under any pressure, asserts Chavan


July 26th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) A day after the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party stand-off was resolved, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Thursday dismissed contentions that he was under pressure from his own ... Read more...

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Two Karnataka legislators summoned in Andhra cash-for-bail scam


July 24th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's Anti-Corruption of Bureau (ACB) Tuesday issued notice to former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhana Reddy's brother G. Somasekhara Reddy and T. H. Suresh Babu, ... Read more...

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