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Government to face opposition heat on Assam violence, power outages (Curtain raiser)


August 6th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The opposition is expected to corner the government on a range of issues, including the riots in Assam, power outages and low-intensity blasts in ... Read more...

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Anupam plans theatre fest in Shimla, says it is payback time


August 6th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 6 (IANS) Noted Bollywood actor Anupam Kher is in his hometown to mentor budding talents in the city. He says that it is payback time and that ... Read more...

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Alonso takes pole in British GP qualifying, Nico 9th fastest


July 8th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Silverstone, July 7 (IANS) Ferrari Fernando Alonso took pole position in a rain- affected qualifying session of the Formula One British Grand Prix here Saturday. Force India's Nico Hulkenberg was ... Read more...

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Elusive CPI-M leader turns up for questioning


July 5th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Idukki (Kerala), July 4 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist former district secretary M.M. Mani, who on two occasions failed to appear before a police probe team, Wednesday turned up and ... Read more...

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Police question elusive CPI-M leader (Lead, Changing dateline)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) CPI-M leader M.M Mani was Wednesday questioned for around five hours in Idukki in Kerala for claiming that his party had killed four political rivals.Mani, who ... Read more...

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Mullaperiyar dam talks shift to Delhi


December 1st, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 1 (IANS) As Chief Minister Oommen Chandy arrives in Delhi Thursday to persuade Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to let Kerala build a new dam near the leaking ... Read more...

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Warmth of bonhomie amid ‘winter chill’ in parliament


November 22nd, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Their strong differences notwithstanding, many MPs cutting across party lines warmly greeted each other as parliament opened Tuesday for a nearly month-long session. And ... Read more...

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Congress to defend Chidambaram, Pranab may make statement


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A meeting of the Congress core committee here Monday decided to put up a strong defence of Home Minister P. Chidambaram - whom the ... 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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Parliament adjourns sine die


September 8th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were adjourned sine die Thursday after the monsoon session that began Aug 1, with Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Hamid Ansari ... Read more...

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Question hour cancelled in both houses (Lead)


August 2nd, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were adjourned till 12 noon Tuesday forcing cancellation of the crucial question hour for the second successive day.Trouble began as ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill in parliament by Wednesday


July 29th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The government will introduce the anti-graft Lokpal bill in parliament within the first three days of the monsoon session beginning next week, Parliamentary Affairs Minister ... Read more...

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New film classification system to replace censorship: Samson


June 15th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Leela Samson Tuesday promised to bring in more transparency in the film certification process and said a new film ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar completes two years as Lok Sabha speaker (Lead)


June 2nd, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Meira Kumar, the first woman speaker of the Lok Sabha, Thursday completed her two years of running India's highest democratic institution during which the ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar completes two years as Lok Sabha speaker


June 2nd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Meira Kumar, the first woman speaker of the Lok Sabha, Thursday completed two years of running India's highest democratic institution during which the house ... Read more...

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Centre to come up with new national water policy: Khurshid


April 11th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr.11 (ANI): The government has decided to come up with a new national water policy next year. This was disclosed Union Minister for Water Resources Salman Khurshid on Monday.India's ... 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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AIADMK working out patch-up formula with allies (Lead)


March 19th, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's major opposition party AIADMK Friday inked seat sharing deals with seven of its allies and also held marathon discussions with other allies upset at ... Read more...

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After winter vibes, warmth of peace in parliament


February 22nd, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) After the daily slogan shouting, noisy protests and frequent disruptions seen in the winter session, peace seemed to have returned to the Indian parliament Tuesday - ... Read more...

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Why you can’t ‘afford to follow’ Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP advice


January 15th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Gwyneth Paltrow was trying to do a good deed when she began dishing out advice to moms on how to balance a career and kids, through her ... Read more...

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BJP to target Goa government on law and order in assembly


January 14th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said it will force Goa Governor S.S. Sidhu to acknowledge the "deteriorating" law and order scenario in the state in his ... 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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Divided on JPC, MPs unite against terror


December 13th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Divided over the probe into the 2008 2G spectrum allocation, MPs cutting across party lines found common ground Monday when they stood united against terrorism to ... Read more...

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Bihar CM Nitish makes it mandatory for public servants to declare assets


December 9th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Dec 9 (ANI): In an attempt to get rid of corruption, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday made it compulsory for public servants to declare their assets by the ... Read more...

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Congress eases out Kalmadi and Chavan, hopes Parliament session will be ‘productive’


November 9th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 9 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh hoped that the Winter Session of Parliament will be peaceful and productive, saying that the Government was willing to discuss all ... Read more...

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Winter Session of Parliament begins today


November 9th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 9 (ANI): The Winter Session of Parliament beginning from today is likely to be stormy on a number of issues including Mumbai's Adarsh housing society scam.The Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Amid fireworks, Sensex starts New Year at all-time high


November 5th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 5 (IANS) During an hour-long trading Thursday, befitting Diwali, a key stock market index ended at an all-time high above the 21,000-point mark, ushering New Year for a section ... Read more...

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Sonia slams RSS over terrorism, expresses concern at Kashmir deaths at AICC session (Round Up)


November 2nd, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.2 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday touched upon a host of issues, including Jammu and Kashmir, terrorism, price rise, Naxalism, the Women's Reservation Bill and the party's ... Read more...

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Police officers misbehave with media at Delhi AICC session


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.2 (ANI): Police officers and personnel deputed for security duties at the Talkatora Stadium for the day-long session of the All India Congress Committee, were on Tuesday, accused of ... Read more...

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Suggestion to stop House telecast during disruptions


October 21st, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Several suggestions, including stopping telecast of parliament proceedings during disruptions, were made at an all-party meeting convened by Speaker Meira Kumar here Wednesday, sources said.Among ... Read more...

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Arjun Munda to seek vote of confidence today


September 14th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Ranchi, Sep 14 (ANI): Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda will seek vote of confidence in the state assembly today.A special day-long session of the Assembly has been convened for the purpose. ... Read more...

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‘MJ’s ghost wants $1m theft case solved’


September 5th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 5 (ANI): Late King of Pop Michael Jackson's ghostly presence has been felt by friends and family regularly since his death last year.And now, a psychic has said ... Read more...

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Stop use of arms against stone throwers in Kashmir: Activists


September 3rd, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) The government should call for an immediate halt to the use of arms by security personnel against stone throwers to end the turmoil in the Kashmir Valley, ... Read more...

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‘Over 100 MPs didn’t take part in any business in session’


August 31st, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Parliament's monsoon session ended Tuesday but over 100 MPs did not participate in any business in the two houses in the more than a month-long session. Reports ... Read more...

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Chill Out Zone - Ashmit Patel


August 11th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bollywood dudes not only display, sometimes topless a la Salman Khan, muscle power and romance their heroines on the Swiss Alps on screen but they ... Read more...

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