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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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Agitated Sonia takes on Advani


August 8th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) In a rare show of strong emotion inside parliament, Congress president Sonia Gandhi was visibly agitated Wednesday over BJP leader L.K. Advani's remarks questioning ... Read more...

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Floods, riots, econonmy to dominate monsoon session (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Ahead of the monsoon session of parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Monday met leaders of political parties who informed her they will raise ... Read more...

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UP gifts Rs.20 lakh to MLAs for cars, opposition protests


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday allowed the legislators to withdraw Rs.20 lakh from their development fund to purchase a car, a move that has triggered a ... Read more...

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Selvaraj, now of Congress, writes himself into a record


June 18th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) R. Selvaraj, the Congress legislator who was elected in the Neyattinkara by-election, Monday wrote himself into the record books of the Kerala assembly by becoming the ... Read more...

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Parliament gives nod to strengthened copyright law (Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Empowering the creative sector, parliament Tuesday enacted a law that strengthens the royalty claims of artistes, song and script writers, musicians and those in similar ... Read more...

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Great budget session, says UPA; others slam it


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) For a change, the budget session of parliament that ended Tuesday saw fewer disruptions. But it also witnessed a cabinet minister's exit, an unprecedented ... Read more...

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Coal ’scam’ disrupts parliament (Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were disrupted Tuesday over the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) reportedly pointing to a loss of over Rs.180,000 crore ($40 ... Read more...

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Opposition uproar forces Lok Sabha adjournment till noon


May 22nd, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Opposition uproar over a train accident in Andhra Pradesh that claimed 15 lives and a government auditor's report on coal blocks allocation led to ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill goes to committee, Anna announces another agitation (Roundup)


May 21st, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Ralegan Siddhi, May 21 (IANS) The Lokpal bill hit another road block Monday when it was sent to a select committee of Rajya Sabha amid high drama, soon ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill sent to select committee of Rajya Sabha (Second Lead)


May 21st, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The much-awaited Lokpal bill was Monday sent to a select committee of the Rajya Sabha soon after being taken up for debate after a gap ... Read more...

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Stink again disrupts Rajya Sabha sitting


May 18th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A stink in the Rajya Sabha again Friday forced the upper house to be adjourned twice for nearly half an hour.A week after half ... Read more...

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Left has miles to go to regain lost ground (One year of Mamata Banerjee)


May 17th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) As the Communists complete a year in opposition in their erstwhile citadel West Bengal, the road to regain lost ground seems long and bumpy.After 34 ... 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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Mahanta elected AGP president


April 26th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 26 (IANS) Two-time former Assam chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta was Thursday elected the new president of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP).Another senior leader Atul Bora was elected ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha returns to disruptions


April 24th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) It was back to disruptions as the Lok Sabha met for the first time after a three-week break Tuesday with members from Telangana ... Read more...

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Ajit Pawar presents marginally surplus Maharashtra budget


March 26th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar presented a marginally revenue-suplus state budget for 2012-13, extensively focusing on infrastructure, social, health and tourism sectors.However, ... Read more...

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Ruckus in Himachal assembly over corruption


March 13th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 13 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly was adjourned for the day as members of the treasury and opposition benches virtually came to blows Tuesday following arguments over ... Read more...

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Rahul will become PM in 2014: Congress


January 30th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 30 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rashid Alvi declared here Monday that Rahul Gandhi's rise to the prime minister's chair in 2014 was a forgone conclusion.He was reacting ... Read more...

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BJP played politics on Lokpal: Bansal


December 30th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of playing politics, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Friday said the party's amendments to the Lokpal bill ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill gets wobbly in Rajya Sabha (Night Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Two days after the Lok Sabha passed it, the much-awaited Lokpal bill appeared to have hit a political roadblock in the Rajya Sabha Thursday ... Read more...

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CPI-M plotting to poison drinking water: Mamata


December 22nd, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday accused the opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) of hatching a conspiracy to mix poison in a water ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh government defeats no-confidence motion (Lead)


December 20th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 20 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government Tuesday defeated a no-confidence motion moved by opposition Congress.The BJP, which is in power in the mineral-rich state since ... Read more...

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Kerala assembly restates stand on Mullaperiyar Dam


December 9th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 9 (IANS) In a rare unity in the Kerala assembly, the 141-member house Friday unanimously passed a resolution that the central government should sanction a new dam ... Read more...

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No-trust motion defeated in Andhra assembly


December 6th, 2011 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) The opposition sponsored no-confidence motion against the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh was defeated by a huge margin in the state assembly late Monday night.After ... Read more...

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Congress dares opposition to bring no trust motion on FDI (Lead)


December 2nd, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Asserting that there was no question of rollback of the government's decision to allow 51 percent foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail, Congress Thursday ... Read more...

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No rollback of decision on FDI in retail, says Congress


December 1st, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The Congress Thursday said "there is no question of rollback" of the government's decision to allow 51 percent foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail ... 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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Denials, sobs over woman guard episode in Kerala assembly


October 14th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 14 (IANS) A woman guard was allegedly manhandled inside the Kerala assembly by two Left legislators. Young first-time CPI-M legislator T.V. Rajesh sobbed in full media glare in ... Read more...

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Finally, Kerala legislators all set for pay hike


October 14th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 14 (IANS) Kerala's 141 legislators, who gripe over poor pay, have found willing ears with retired Justice Rajendra Babu endorsing a hike.Babu, who submitted his report to assembly ... Read more...

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Chandy denies speaking to jailed leader, assembly rocked


October 4th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 4 (IANS) For the third successive day Tuesday, the Kerala assembly witnessed ruckus as the Left opposition accused Chief Minister Oommen Chandy of flouting rules and speaking to ... Read more...

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Joshi, Bansal exchange barbs


August 24th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) A heated exchange of words took place between the treasury and opposition benches in the Lok Sabha when Bharatiya Janata Party's Murli Manohar Joshi accused ... Read more...

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Indian PM defends arrest of anti-graft activist


August 17th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI (BNO NEWS) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday defended Delhi Police for its action against social activist Anna Hazare who was arrested by police to prevent him from ... Read more...

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PM makes statement on Anna arrest in parliament


August 17th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Accepting the demand of the opposition, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday made a statement in the Lok Sabha on the arrest and subsequent release ... Read more...

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Time to jointly ensure India is top investment hub: Mukherjee


August 11th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said it was an opportune time for the treasury and opposition benches to ensure that India emerges as the ... Read more...

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