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Will federal auditor’s report on nuclear watchdog open a Pandora’s box? (Comment)


August 31st, 2012 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
For the first time, a constitutional authority has managed to collect information from the secret chambers of India's nuclear estate and table it before both houses of parliament.The performance report of ... Read more...

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Congress, other parties have corruption-blackened hands: Hazare


August 26th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), Aug 26 (IANS) The Congress and other political parties have their hands "blackened" with corruption, Anna Hazare said Sunday and added that only people with honesty ... Read more...

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NDA leaders call on Ramdev (Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Ramdev's campaign against black money and corruption Monday drew support from BJP president Nitin Gadkari and Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav who met the yoga ... Read more...

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No comment on Guru clemency: President-elect Pranab (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) President-elect Pranab Mukherjee Monday refused comment on the clemency plea of 2001 parliament attack convict Afzal Guru till he assumed office and studied the ... Read more...

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President-elect Pranab refuses comment on Guru clemency


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) President-elect Pranab Mukherjee Monday said he could not comment on the clemency plea of 2001 parliament attack convict Afzal Guru till he assumed office ... 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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Jayalalithaa drops senior minister Sengottaiyan


July 19th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) In a surprise move, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Wednesday decided to drop senior minister K.A. Sengottaiyan and induct Thoppu N.D.Venkatachalam into her cabinet.According to a ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: AIADMK lawmakers to meet July 18


July 12th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 12 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu has called a meeting of its parliament members and legislators July 18, a day before the presidential election, said a ... Read more...

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Rahul to review Himachal Congress July 2


July 1st, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Ahead of the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections early 2013, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will review the party's preparedness with state leaders July 2-3 ... Read more...

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Presidential election: Sangma’s son meets Patnaik


June 26th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 26 (IANS) Conrad Sangma, the son of former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma Tuesday met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here to campaign for his father who is ... Read more...

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Sangma seeks debate with Pranab (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha Speaker P.A. Sangma Friday expressed confidence he would get support of the Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and sought a debate ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik to meet BJD leaders Friday (Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 31 (IANS) Shortly after arriving from Britain, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said he will be meeting party leaders here Friday, amid reports of rebellion in the ruling ... Read more...

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Parliament resolves to uphold its supremacy


May 13th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Indian parliament Sunday marked its 60th anniversary with both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha resolving to "uphold and maintain" its "dignity, ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi’s party to attend parliament for first time


April 30th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 30 (IANS) All 43 lawmakers-elect of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), including its long-incarcerated leader Aung San Suu Kyi, will Wednesday attend the ongoing session of ... Read more...

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Have not said anything wrong, says Kejriwal


March 26th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal Monday justified his allegation that many members of parliament, including ministers, were corrupt and rapists, saying he has not ... Read more...

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MPs outraged over Team Anna’s remarks, Lok Sabha adjourned (Second Lead)


March 26th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day Monday after members cutting across party lines protested Anna Hazare's allegations of corruption against politicians.The issue ... Read more...

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MPs outraged over Anna’s remarks, Lok Sabha adjourned (Lead)


March 26th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day Monday after members cutting across party lines protested Anna Hazare's allegations of corruption against politicians.The issue ... Read more...

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67 BJP lawmakers bat for Yeddyurappa


March 20th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 19 (IANS) A letter signed by 67 of the 120 ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators in Karnataka seeking re-instatement of scam-hit former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP leadership tussle reaches breaking point (Second Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 18 (IANS) Leadership tussle in the faction-ridden ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka Sunday reached a breaking point with scam-hit former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa setting ... Read more...

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George Joseph remembered as a daring journalist


March 15th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Union ministers and senior Kerala leaders Monday paid tributes to the late George Joseph, IANS' political editor, describing him as a daring journalist who reported ... Read more...

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Gadkari tries to end Karnataka power struggle


February 24th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 24 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin Gadkari Friday began a series of meetings here to end the power struggle in the party's Karnataka unit in ... Read more...

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Karnataka stares at summer of BJP power struggle


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 23 (IANS) The power struggle in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sharpened Thursday, threatening to reduce D.V. Sadananda Gowda to a lame-duck chief minister.The threat to ... Read more...

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Is Al-Qaeda preparing British women bombers?


February 6th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 6 (IANS) Al-Qaeda is trying to recruit women for carrying out suicide bombings in Britain, parliament members have warned in a report.The terrorist group is using extremist websites ... 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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Onus on government to pass Lokpal bill: Kiran Bedi


December 30th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Team Anna Friday blamed the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) for the failure to pass the Lokpal bill in the Rajya Sabha and said the ... Read more...

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BJP slams government on Lokpal, moots amendments to bill (Lead)


December 26th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) A day before parliament debates the Lokpal bill, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday accused the Congress of not wanting a strong anti-graft law, ... Read more...

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Hazare is impatient, says Congress


December 26th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Terming Anna Hazare as "impatient", the Congress Monday said that the social activist should have waited for the Lokpal bill to be passed in ... Read more...

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May consider central security for Mullaperiyar Dam: PM (Lead)


December 26th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday assured DMK president M. Karunanidhi that the central government would consider providing security to the Mullaperiyar Dam in Kerala. According ... Read more...

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MP alleges harassment by PM’s security, Pranab apologises (Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday apologised to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Dara Singh Chauhan who alleged that a member of his party was ... 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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Alvi, Ahluwalia clash at parliament panel meet


December 8th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) In a major embarrassment for parliamentary democracy, a scuffle broke out between Congress leader Rashid Alvi and Bharatiya Janata Party leader S.S. Ahluwalia in ... Read more...

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Sriramulu’s victory margin stuns BJP, Congress


December 4th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 4 (IANS) The huge victory margin of 46,790 votes with which Independent candidate B. Sriramulu Sunday won the Bellary Rural assembly bye-election has stunned Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Kerala MPs demand PM’s intervention on Mullaperiyar dam


November 28th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Parliament members from Kerala Monday demanded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention in the Mullaperiyar dam controversy, saying the earthen dam was not safe and ... Read more...

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MPs criticise railways’ catering services


November 21st, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Expressing concern over catering services of the Indian Railways, many parliament members Monday demanded new lines, trains, extension of routes, increase in frequency of ... Read more...

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Passenger fare hike only after discussions: Railway minister


November 17th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 17 (IANS) Stressing that there was no immediate plan to hike passenger fares, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Thursday said any increase will take place in a "democratic way" ... Read more...

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