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BJP revives Karnataka legislature TV plan after ’sleazegate’


February 28th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 28 (IANS) Left embarrassed by its ministers viewing porn in the Karnataka assembly, the Bharatiya Janata Party government is reviving a three-year old plan for the ... Read more...

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Row over shops at Bangladesh national assembly


August 29th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 29 (IANS) Shops have been rented out at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban, Bangladesh's national assembly building, a move that has been described as "irresponsible and tasteless" by a noted ... Read more...

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Nepal braces for another battle of ballot


August 24th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 24 (IANS) With the 10 days' time given to Nepal's warring parties by President Ram Baran Yadav to name a new consensus prime minister running out Wednesday evening, ... Read more...

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Nepal seeks one year more to write new constitution (Lead)


May 12th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 12 (IANS) With only 16 days left to write a new constitution, Nepal's beleaguered Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal Thursday rushed back home, cutting short a foreign junket ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s ex-speaker booked for corruption


December 29th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed cases against the former speaker of parliament, his deputy and a senior opposition party leader for corruption, misappropriation of public funds and ... Read more...

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`Don’t amend Bangladesh constitution in haste’


July 25th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 25 (IANS) The principal architect of Bangladesh's 1972 constitution, Kamal Hossain, has said that the government should not amend the constitution "in haste, without building consensus". "The constitution is ... Read more...

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Voting for new Nepal PM today


July 21st, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 21 (ANI): The voting process for electing a new Nepal Prime Minister will take place on Wednesday.The race for the prime minister's post will be between the big three leaders ... Read more...

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Maoists should lead new govt in Nepal: Prachanda


July 1st, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 1 (ANI): Chairman of UCPN (Maoist) Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda on Thursday said that his party should get to lead the next government in the country.Kantipur quoted Prachanda as ... Read more...

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Bangladesh parliament security intensified


April 8th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 8 (IANS) The security at Bangladesh's parliament has been intensified following a threat to blow it up, Speaker Abdul Hamid has said. "There is no need for any fresh measures ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha Secretariat celebrates 81st anniversary


January 16th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Parliament Secretariat, set up in the British era, turned 82 Saturday and to mark the occasion Speaker Meira Kumar presented awards for meritorious service to ... Read more...

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Apex court unseats Dhaka lawmaker


October 19th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 19 (IANS) Bangladesh's Supreme Court has unseated a ruling Awami League lawmaker who had contested last December's parliamentary poll before the five-year time bar stipulated following his retirement from the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh parliament to sue ex-speaker, two officials


October 14th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 14 (IANS) The Bangladesh parliament has decided to sue its former speaker and two senior officials for alleged misappropriation of funds. The Jatiya Sangsad (national assembly) passed a unanimous resolution ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa supports DMK’s Alagiri on using Tamil


September 14th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Tamil Nadu assembly J. Jayalalithaa Monday supported the view of central Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister M.K. Alagiri of the state's ruling DMK ... Read more...

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Parliament to become disabled friendly soon: Meira Kumar


August 26th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) India's Parliament will soon become disabled friendly, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said Wednesday. "I have given instructions to the parliament secretariat to ... Read more...

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3 Dhaka officials siphoned off $285,000: Parliamentary panel


July 2nd, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 2 (IANS) A former speaker of Bangladesh parliament and two former officials may be asked to return Taka 17.1 million ($285,000) that a parliamentary committee has said were "misappropriated" by ... Read more...

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Dhaka’s ex-speaker may be tried for contempt of parliament


June 28th, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 28 (IANS) A former speaker of the Bangladesh parliament and two other senior officials may be tried for "contempt" after they boycotted a house committee probe meeting that is looking ... Read more...

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Three Bangladesh officials face probe for graft


June 21st, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 21 (IANS) Bangladesh's former speaker Jamiruddin Sircar and two other senior officials have been asked by an all-party parliamentary committee to explain alleged irregularities in financial transactions. The three, including former ... Read more...

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Nepal to elect new Prime Minister on Saturday


May 22nd, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 22 (ANI): The advisory committee on parliamentary procedures has decided to hold the election for new Prime Minister on Saturday.During a meeting on Thursday, the committee has also handed over ... Read more...

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End to stalemate in sight in Nepal


May 21st, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 21 (ANI): Normal business of the legislature parliament that has been obstructed for over two weeks after Prime Minister Prachanda resignation is likely to resume today.The parliament will resume with ... Read more...

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Nepal president orders polls to elect PM


May 10th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 10 (IANS) Nepal's President Ram Baran Yadav Sunday asked the interim parliament to hold an election to choose a new prime minister after the nation's major parties failed ... Read more...

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Probe into graft charges against former Bangladesh speaker


March 20th, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 20 (IANS) The first-ever probe into the financial dealings of Bangladesh's parliament secretariat will be conducted by an 11-member all-party committee constituted by Speaker Abdul Hamid. The body will look ... Read more...

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Dhaka opposition wants parliamentary debate on India pacts


February 17th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) The opposition in Bangladesh wants to debate the pacts the Sheikh Hasina government signed with India last week.Opposition leader and two-term former prime minister Khaleda Zia and her ... Read more...

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Three independent MPs join Hasina’s party


February 16th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 16 (IANS) Three independent MPs have joined the ruling Awami League (AL) led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, swelling the treasury benches in parliament.The party that swept the polls last ... Read more...

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Bangladesh Parliament to convene on January 25


January 8th, 2009 - 10:38 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Jan.8 (ANI): Bangladesh President Iajuddin Ahmed on Thursday summoned the first session of the country''s ninth Parliament on January 25 following the swearing-in of Sheikh Hasina-led Government on Tuesday. "The ... Read more...

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Zia, opposition give miss to parliament swearing-in


January 4th, 2009 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 4 (IANS) Begum Khaleda Zia and the lawmakers-elect of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) stayed away from Sunday's swearing-in ceremony in parliament, but assigned no reason. The BNP, which ... Read more...

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Hasina elected Bangladesh’s new leader


January 4th, 2009 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 3 (DPA) Bangladesh's Awami League Saturday elected its chief Sheikh Hasina as Leader of the House, paving the way for her to form a new government to run the South ... Read more...

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Israel moves to early election


October 27th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Oct 27 (DPA) Israel's ruling Kadima party submitted a bill Monday to dissolve parliament and hold elections within three months, a day after party leader Tzipi Livni announced she was giving ... Read more...

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Maoists agree to participate in new Government in Nepal


July 29th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 29 (ANI): The CPN (Maoist) with a view to form a new Government in Nepal has started its homework and sought support from parties represented in the Constituent Assembly ... Read more...

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May 28 to see end of monarchy in Nepal


May 12th, 2008 - 8:31 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 12 (IANS) Nepal Monday set the stage for the formal abolition of its two-and-a-half century old monarchy with Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala calling the fateful first meeting ... Read more...

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Countdown for Nepal king: 21 days to go


May 8th, 2008 - 7:14 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 8 (IANS) The seeds of self-destruction that he had sown three years ago when he tried to control the government bore fruit Thursday with Nepal's Election Commission finalising ... Read more...

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Gillani elected Pakistan prime minister


March 24th, 2008 - 11:46 pm ICT by admin
(Second Lead) By Muhammad Najeeb Islamabad, March 24 (IANS) Yousaf Raza Gillani, the candidate of a coalition led by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), was Monday elected the country's 20th prime minister with a ... Read more...

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Stalemate in Nepal again, next Parliament meet on Oct 28


November 14th, 2007 - 2:21 am ICT by admin
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