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Mulayam says will support UPA to keep out communal forces


September 21st, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Friday came to the rescue of the ruling UPA coalition, which was reduced to a minority following the ... Read more...

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PM assures protection to northeast people, MPs demand resolution


August 17th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The unity and integrity of India is being threatened by "some elements", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday while stressing that the government will ... Read more...

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Declare a calamity severe in three days, says panel


August 14th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A devastating natural disaster should be declared "severe" within three days, a parliamentary panel has said.The Committee on MPs Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) also ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha airs concern over Pakistan Hindus’ plight


August 13th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha members across political divide Monday expressed concern over the plight of minority Hindus in Pakistan and urged the government to spell out ... Read more...

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SC order against quotas in promotions rocks parliament (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The issue of reservation in promotions in government jobs in Uttar Pradesh saw an uproar in both houses of parliament Thursday with the Rajya ... Read more...

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NCP and government mend fences, PM praises Pawar (Second Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) In a sign that both sides were making that extra effort to smoothen relations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday reached out to NCP chief ... Read more...

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Praful denies resignation, NCP stays with UPA (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The NCP was unhappy with the way the government was run but there was no question of quitting the cabinet, Heavy Industries Minister Praful ... Read more...

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Pawar meets Sonia to discuss ‘coalition issues’


July 20th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) An aggrieved Sharad Pawar met Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday, a day after the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president and his lieutenant Praful Patel ... Read more...

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Northeast’s lawmakers vote in presidential poll


July 19th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Kohima, July 19 (IANS) Except legislators of the Communist Party of India (CPI) and Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), most of the lawmakers from the northeastern states cast their votes ... Read more...

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Pranab urges Mamata, others to support him in poll


July 1st, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 1 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance's presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Sunday urged uncommitted political parties, including Trinamool Congress, to support him in the July 19 poll.Mukherjee, on a ... Read more...

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JD-S to vote for Pranab Mukherjee


June 21st, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 21 (IANS) The Janata Dal-Secular, with three Lok Sabha members and 26 legislators in Karnataka, said Thursday it will vote for United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential nominee ... Read more...

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India’s defence varsity by 2017


May 21st, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) India's first and only defence university, approved by the union cabinet in 2010, will take about seven years to come up and the land acquisition ... Read more...

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Chidambaram’s Bhojpuri impresses Lok Sabha (Lead)


May 17th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Lok Sabha members were in for a pleasant surprise Thursday when Home Minister P. Chidambaram, who is fluent in Tamil and English, spoke a ... Read more...

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Cartoon row serious, needs debate, says Congress


May 15th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday said it was all for freedom of expression, but cartoons "denigrating" politicians in NCERT books was a serious issue and it needed ... Read more...

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Reshuffle in the air as Congress ministers offer to quit


April 24th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Amid speculation of a rejig in both the party and the United Progressive Alliance government in order to gear up for the 2014 political ... Read more...

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Parliament disrupted again over army chief’s claim, Telangana (Lead)


March 26th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Parliament was adjourned till 2 p.m. Monday, with one house disrupted over the demand for a separate state of Telangana and the other over ... Read more...

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Parliament disrupted over army chief’s claim, Telangana


March 26th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was Monday adjourned till noon after opposition members raised the allegations levelled by army chief Gen. V.K. Singh that he had ... Read more...

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Congress to seek explanation from absent MPs


March 20th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Relieved after defeating in the Rajya Sabha the opposition's amendments on the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), the Congress will seek an explanation from ... Read more...

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Privilege notice issued to Arvind Kejriwal


March 17th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Secretariat has issued notice to social activist Arvind Kejriwal for his purported remarks about parliamentarians during an election campign rally in February, ... Read more...

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Service tax rate raised by two percent (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday proposed to raise the service tax rate from 10 percent to 12 percent, expecting to mop up an ... Read more...

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Mayawati calls meet to take stock of rout


March 11th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 11 (IANS) Amid hectic activity in the Samajwadi Party (SP) camp for the swearing in of the new chief minister, Akhilesh Yadav, and government formation, outgoing Chief ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha takes up judicial accountability bill


December 28th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) A day after getting the Lokpal and whistle-blowers bill passed, the government Wednesday introduced in the Lok Sabha the judicial accountability legislation that seeks to ... Read more...

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Mullaperiyar: Special session of Tamil Nadu assembly Thursday


December 14th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) A special session of the Tamil Nadu assembly will be held Thursday to pass a resolution that the state will not give up its rights over ... Read more...

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Krishna moves high court to quash illegal mining case


December 9th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 9 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday petitioned the Karnataka High Court to quash the illegal mining case against him, a day after police launched a ... Read more...

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Three Karnataka ex-CMs named in mining scam FIR


December 8th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 8 (IANS) In a major embarrassment to the Congress, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Thursday came under police scanner for his alleged role in allowing illegal mining ... Read more...

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Illegal mining: Embarrassment for Congress as Krishna faces probe


December 3rd, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 3 (IANS) The Congress, reeling under attack over corruption and other issues at the national level, Saturday faced embarrassment as Foreign Minister S. M. Krishna came under ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh MPs in the dock for taking parliament allowance


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 2 (IANS) An RTI activist has put a couple of Uttar Pradesh MPs in the dock for having charged daily allowance for attending parliament on days when no ... Read more...

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Reddy brothers planning to break from BJP?


November 28th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bellary (Karnataka), Nov 28 (IANS) Mining barons Reddy brothers seem to be preparing for a complete break from ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka with their associate B. ... Read more...

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BJP takes first step to discipline defiant Reddy brothers


November 25th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 25 (IANS) Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday took the first step to discipline mining barons Reddy brothers, who have propped up their associate B. Sriramulu ... Read more...

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Parliament: Third day lost and Rs.2.5 crore too


November 24th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Pandemonium over varied issues by ruling party and opposition members in both houses of parliament Thursday resulted in the loss of the third day ... Read more...

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Another parliament day, Rs.4 crore lost


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Pandemonium over varied issues by ruling party and opposition members in both houses of Parliament Wednesday resulted in the loss of a second day ... Read more...

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Rebellious Reddy brothers, Yeddyurappa supporters put BJP in fix


November 9th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday faced twin challenges in Karnataka, the only southern Indian state it is ruling, from the Reddy brothers and supporters ... Read more...

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Will not bear another hike, says Mamata as PM rules out rollback


November 9th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Tuesday gave a reprieve to the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) but served a fresh ultimatum of walking out ... Read more...

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No tensions with government: Trinamool


November 8th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Ahead of its MPs meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on fuel price hike, the Trinamool Congress Tuesday said there was no tension between the ... Read more...

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Trinamool MPs to meet PM Tuesday over petrol prices


November 7th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, Nov 7 (IANS) After threatening to pull out of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) over the recent hike in petrol prices, a delegation of Trinamool Congress ... Read more...

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