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Legislative business in monsoon session (With ‘13/20: Another low-yield parliament session ends’)


September 7th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government could get only six bills introduced and six passed by either houses of parliament as the 20-day monsoon session ... Read more...

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13/20: another low-yield parliament session ends (Roundup)


September 7th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Parliament's monsoon session ended Friday with 13 of the 20 days washed out due to BJP protests over coal block allocations and the bitter ... Read more...

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TRS chief expects Telangana issue resolution this month


September 5th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 5 (IANS) Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao Wednesday exuded confidence that the Telangana issue would be solved this month."The Telangana issue will definitely be ... Read more...

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BJP to meet on reservation in promotions


September 4th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Top leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party will meet in the national capital late Tuesday to decide their strategy on the constitutional amendment bill for ... Read more...

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Poor show in parliament again - but it was not like this earlier


September 2nd, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) As another parliament session nears its end marred by continuous holdups and with little work done, the 15th Lok Sabha will go down ... Read more...

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With BJP adamant, parliament logjam continues (Roundup)


August 24th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Parliament was crippled for the fourth day Friday as the BJP insisted on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over irregularities in coal blocks allocation.The ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves amendments to four key bills (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The union cabinet Friday approved amendments to four key bills for the current parliament session, official sources said.The four amendment bills are Prohibition of ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves amendments to four key bills


August 17th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The union cabinet Friday approved amendments to four key bills for the current parliament session, official sources said.The four amendment bills include Prohibition of Unfair ... Read more...

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Bangladesh land pact likely in monsoon session


August 14th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Indian government is actively engaged in "internal consultations" with a view to presenting the land boundary agreement with Bangladesh during the current session ... Read more...

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19 Killed in record downpour in Japan


July 13th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 19 people have been killed as the heaviest rainfall on record pounded Japan's southern island of Kyushu, causing flash floods and mudslides.A month's ... Read more...

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Pakistan parliament to elect new PM June 22 (Second Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Pakistan's lower house of parliament, the National Assembly, will elect the new prime minister at a special session to be convened Friday. Minister for Textiles Makhdoom ... Read more...

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Bombay High Court to hear suit against petrol price hike


May 28th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) The Bombay High Court will Wednesday hear a public suit against the recent hike in petrol prices. Acting on the suit filed Monday by Rajendra Phanse, ... Read more...

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PM meets president, discusses Myanmar visit


May 26th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday met President Pratibha Patil and discussed the just-concluded parliament session and his visit to Myanmar, beginning Sunday.The meeting between ... Read more...

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BJP resolution against Kashmir interlocutors’ report


May 24th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday passed a resolution against the Jammu and Kashmir interlocutors' report, saying that it was against Kashmir's integration with India.The resolution, ... Read more...

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Mayawati demands constitution amendment for SC/ST quota (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati Monday demanded in the Rajya Sabha that the government bring a constitutional amendment bill during the current parliament ... Read more...

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EU to allow Myanmar to export goods at discount


April 19th, 2012 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union (EU) will abolish 20-year sanctions against Myanmar and include the country into its generalised system of preferences, EU foreign policy chief Catherine ... Read more...

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Chidambaram hints CMs meet may discuss NCTC


March 31st, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Amid strident opposition from some of the non-Congress ruled states, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday indicated that the annual meeting of chief ministers on ... Read more...

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Antony orders probe into army chief’s allegation (Lead)


March 26th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into army chief Gen V.K. Singh's allegations that he had been offered ... Read more...

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UPA to meet thrice a week to decide parliament strategy


March 21st, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Congress may have finally woken up to the need to improve its floor management in parliament and has decided to meet with allies ... Read more...

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Pakistan parliament to discuss US ties March 20


March 18th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 18 (IANS) The Pakistan parliament will discuss new rules of engagement with the US and resumption of a NATO supply route to Afghanistan during a joint session March ... Read more...

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Congress core committee meets to discuss Mamata’s demands, Uttarakhand crisis


March 17th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Congress core group met here Friday to discuss the party's response to the demand of Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for roll back ... Read more...

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Congress sets out to woo SP, Mulayam in no hurry


March 16th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 15 (IANS) Thursday saw the political stock of Mulayam Singh Yadav soaring once again. One one hand while the wrestler-turned-politician got his son Akhilesh Yadav sworn in ... Read more...

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Congress reaches out to allies, but Mamata snubs again (Second Lead)


March 13th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) On a day when the Congress faced heat from its key allies inside parliament, the government tried to reach out to them and agreed ... Read more...

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Congress, allies for better coordination in parliament: Chidambaram (Lead)


March 13th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Under pressure from its allies, the Congress-led UPA government Tuesday agreed for better coordination and requested them to ensure that all members are present ... Read more...

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Government asks allies to ensure all MPs are present in parliament


March 13th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has requested its allies to ensure that all members are present in parliament so that they can vote ... Read more...

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Nizam’s family to protest over Rs 9 cr tax demand


March 10th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 10 (IANS) Fed up with alleged harassment by the income tax department, members of the family of the erstwhile Nizam of Hyderabad are planning protests in Delhi ... Read more...

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30 held in Maldives after protest against president’s speech


March 1st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 1 (IANS) Over 30 people were arrested in the Maldives Thursday after former president Mohamed Nasheed's supporters launched a protest to prevent President Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik from ... Read more...

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Trinamool to oppose UPA’s anti-people policies in parliament


February 29th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) Intensifying pressure on the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA), coalition partner Trinamool Congress Wednesday said it would oppose "tooth and nail" every "anti-people" policy and bill ... Read more...

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Iran is undermining world stability : Israel


February 16th, 2012 - 8:24 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Feb 16 (IANS) Israel has blamed Iran for undermining the world stability while critising it for targetting its envoys in India and Georgia.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday condemned ... Read more...

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Pranab to present 2012-13 budget on March 16 (Second Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will present the budget for 2012-13 on March 16, the government announced Tuesday.Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi will present his budget ... Read more...

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Pranab to present budget on March 16


February 7th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will present the budget for 2012-13 on March 16, the government announced Tuesday.Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi will present his budget ... Read more...

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Ready to give up presidency: Zardari


January 11th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has said he is ready to give up his post if his Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and coalition partners so ... Read more...

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Reconvene parliament for Lokpal bill, BJP tells Patil (Fourth Lead)


January 5th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday asked President Pratibha Patil to reconvene the winter session of parliament for a vote on the anti-graft Lokpal ... Read more...

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BJP tells Patil to reconvene parliament for Lokpal bill (Third Lead)


January 5th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday asked President Pratibha Patil to reconvene the winter session of parliament for a vote on the Lokpal bill ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill has many infirmities, says BJP


December 24th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said that the Lokpal bill introduced in the Lok Sabha was full of "infirmities" and indicated the party ... Read more...

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