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India, Pakistan MPs moot new CBMs; discuss Assam, SMSs (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Ahead of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Islamabad, parliamentarians of India and Pakistan Friday recommended a clutch of radical confidence-building measures, including ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan MPs brainstorm on liberal visas, media role


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) In a confidence-building exercise, the parliamentarians of India and Pakistan Thursday held a wide-ranging dialogue that focused on easing the visa regime and the ... Read more...

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India to renew pitch for nuclear disarmament


August 19th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) India is set to renew its pitch for universal nuclear disarmament at a conference here Tuesday, an idea first thrown up by the late ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha approves youth institute’s upgrade


August 9th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Thursday approved a bill to declare the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development in Sriperumbudur as an institution of national ... Read more...

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Issues with NCP will be resolved soon: Aiyar


July 21st, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Exuding confidence that the problems with the Nationalist Congress Party would be resolved soon, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar Saturday said such differences of opinion ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned after stink - literally (Second Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha had to be adjourned twice Thursday after members complained of a foul smell that they suspected could be a gas leak. ... Read more...

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Budget has dampened growth prospects: Arun Jaitley


March 26th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Slamming the union budget as lacking in potential, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley Monday said the budget has dampened the ... Read more...

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Research on to improve India-Myanmar ties


January 31st, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) India's Jamia Millia university will collaborate with a Myanmar institute to launch a joint research programme on how to better ties, particularly related to ... Read more...

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Pakistan committed to constructive ties with India: Gilani


January 19th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Pakistan is committed to a constructive, sustained and result-oriented process of engagement with India, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday.Islamabad wants a just, peaceful ... Read more...

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Indian parliamentarians meet Gilani, Khar (With Images)


January 19th, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) A visiting Indian parliamentary delegation met Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar after concluding a dialogue with their counterparts ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan MPs hold talks on improving trade


January 17th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani parliamentarians Tuesday discussed ways to improve trade and economic relations between the two countries.At the Pakistan-India Parliamentarians' Dialogue-III in Islamabad, the ... Read more...

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15 Indian MPs reach Pakistan for talks


January 16th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) A 15-member multi-party parliamentary delegation from India has arrived in Pakistan to take part in the third round of the Pakistan-India Parliamentarians' Dialogue.The two-day dialogue ... Read more...

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MPs demand special session to discuss agrarian crisis


December 15th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, Rajya Sabha members Thursday demanded calling a special session of parliament to discuss the country's agrarian crisis with nearly 2.15 ... Read more...

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Indian MPs back idea for UN parliament


December 10th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Around 40 Indian MPs have backed the proposal for a UN parliamentary assembly that will comprise member nations' legislators and lead eventually to direct ... Read more...

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Former minister on India’s wildlife trail — with a camera (With Images)


December 8th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The images stay on long after viewing them - a tigress and four of her cubs drinking from a shallow trough in high summer ... Read more...

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Five reasons why India can’t censor the Internet (Comment)


December 7th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
In just 24 hours, in the Facebook alumni group of St Stephen's College, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal's ratings crashed faster than that of US President Barack Obama or what former ... Read more...

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Use power to ensure debate, Aiyar urges presiding officers


November 28th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Rajya Sabha member Mani Shankar Aiyar Monday urged presiding officers of the two house of parliament to use their "vast powers" to prevent repeated ... Read more...

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Fear of Modi more among BJP leaders: Aiyar


September 17th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said the fear of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi emerging as a national leader was more prounced in the ... Read more...

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Aiyar hits back at Maken


September 9th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar Friday hit back at Sports Minister Ajay Maken, questioning his intellectual capability after the latter targetted him for delays ... Read more...

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India to push Rajiv Gandhi plan for n-free world


August 19th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) India is poised to push for universal nuclear disarmament at global fora as a panel, headed by Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar, Friday presented ... Read more...

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Indian, Pakistani parliamentarians push for easing visa regime


August 19th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Calling for an "uninterrupted" dialogue between India and Pakistan, parliamentarians of the two countries Friday pushed for liberalizing the visa regime to ease travel ... Read more...

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Why Congress finds itself in political doldrums (Comment)


August 13th, 2011 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
The Congress seems to be sinking deeper into a quagmire of scams. If the party thought it had survived the first onslaught of the swindles tarnishing its name by jailing ... Read more...

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CAG questions Kalmadi’s role as OC chairman


August 5th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Friday raised questions on the role of controversial Suresh Kalmadi as the chairman of the Commonwealth ... Read more...

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PMO appointed Kalmadi despite ’strenuous objections’: CAG


August 5th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on the Commonwealth Games (CWG) has blamed the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) for appointing Suresh Kalmadi as ... Read more...

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Maken’s comment on Kalmadi misleading, says BJP


August 3rd, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday termed as "misleading" Sports Minister Ajay Maken's claim that the National Democratic Alliance government had picked Suresh Kalmadi ... Read more...

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PM tried to keep at arms length from Kalmadi’s case: BJP


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Noting that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ignored the warning of three successive sports ministers on former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi, the ... Read more...

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Congress ignores Mani Shankar Aiyar’s comments


July 26th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A day after former union minister Mani Shankar Aiyar compared the people coming to the Congress party office to those coming to a "circus" ... Read more...

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Indian designer bags Asian Achievers Award (With Image)


July 15th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Indian designer Pria Kataaria Puri has received the Asian Achievers Award for her distinctive contribution to the fashion industry. The award -- presented at ... Read more...

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Ordinary man who becomes catalyst of change (Book Review) (With Image)


July 7th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Book: "The Book of Answers"; Author: C.Y. Gopinath ; Publisher: Harper Collins; Price: Rs.499A laidback Patros Patranobis wants to live an ordinary life with Rose, the woman he has not ... Read more...

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Chidambaram never acknowledged my CWG letters on graft: Aiyar


July 4th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Former sports minister Mani Shankar Aiyar has blamed former finance minister P. Chidambaram for not taking cognizance of his letters that warned about alleged ... Read more...

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Hazare movement could undermine democracy: Aiyar


April 24th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar Sunday said Sunday that Gandhian Anna Hazare's movement against graft was not able to "understand the malaise" of ... Read more...

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US behind Congress-Trinamool Alliance: Biman Bose (Lead)


April 20th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Left Front chairman and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) West Bengal secretary Biman Bose Wednesday alleged that the Congress-Trinamool Congress alliance for the assembly elections ... Read more...

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US was happy at my exit from petroleum ministry: Aiyar


March 28th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 28 (IANS) Former petroleum minister Mani Shankar Aiyar Monday said the US government was quite happy at his exit from the petroleum ministry in United Progressive Alliance-I ... Read more...

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‘It is rubbish that the petroleum portfolio was taken from me’: Aiyar


March 28th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Mar 28 (ANI): Former Union Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar on Monday rubbished an expose by whistle blowing website WikiLeaks that he was replaced by Murli Deora as Petroleum Minister in ... Read more...

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Opposition pulls up Govt. over WikiLeaks disclosures


March 15th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 15 (ANI): The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday witnessed heated arguments as the Opposition sought clarification from the government on a series of disclosures made by the whistleblower website ... Read more...

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