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Liberia holds Nigeria to 2-2 draw


September 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Monrovia (Liberia), Sep 9 (IANS) The Liberian national team, Lone Star, forced Nigeria's Super Eagles to a 2-2 draw at home in the first leg of the qualifying rounds of ... Read more...

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Passing bills amid din not good for democracy: Chidambaram


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) After the Lok Sabha passed three bills amidst a din, the government Monday said this was not good for democracy and that there was ... Read more...

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Journalists should refresh knowledge: Speaker


August 30th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Thursday asked journalists to keep refreshing their knowledge to better disseminate facts including on parliamentary processes to the public.Inaugurating ... Read more...

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Parishad urges Ramesh for universal pension


August 30th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Pension Parishad Wednesday said that demand for universal pension was gaining support among parliamentarians and urged Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh to ensure ... Read more...

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Food bill based on ‘narrow vision’, say activists


August 28th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Activists Tuesday protested the National Food Security Bill, which seeks to provide legal entitlement of food grain to 63 percent of the country's population, ... Read more...

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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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Living atop a tree, he campaigns for the environment (With Images)


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Brikesh Singh is getting ready to climb another tree, this time inside a tiger reserve, and stay there for a month - not for fun ... Read more...

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Australian lawmakers to join hands against corruption


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Ontario (Canada), Aug 23 (IANS) Legislators across the political spectrum from around Australia will converge in Melbourne Thursday, joining hands in their fight against corruption and for integrity in government.As ... Read more...

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India willing to grant Pakistani Hindus long-term visa


August 16th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) With growing concern over the plight of several hundred Pakistani Hindus coming to India, the government Thursday said it was willing to grant long-term ... Read more...

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Navy chief to be Myanmar’s new vice president


August 15th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, Aug 15 (IANS) Myanmar's parliament Wednesday approved Admiral Nyan Tun, commander-in-chief of the navy, as the new vice president to succeed U Tin Aung Myint Oo, who ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha condemns rise in Maoist violence


August 14th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Tuesday condemned the Maoist violence and described the menace as a national problem. The parliamentarians appealed to the Left-wing extremists to ... Read more...

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Ramdev announces peaceful march to parliament (Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Monday announced a peaceful march to parliament and said he should be allowed to go ahead because he wanted to be ... Read more...

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Ramdev to announce new strategy Sunday (Second Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Baba Ramdev will announce his future strategy Sunday morning when his three-day fast ends, said sources close to him, even as the yoga guru ... Read more...

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Zardari forms panel to talk to Hindus


August 11th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has formed a three-member committee of parliamentarians to meet Hindus in Sindh province and reassure them of their security after Hindu ... Read more...

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Sonia to host lunch for MPs of UPA, outside supporters Monday


August 5th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will host a lunch for MPs of the ruling alliance and supporting parties Monday, a day ahead of the vice ... Read more...

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‘Prohibited bore guns given to 18 MPs booked for crimes’


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Eighteen of the 82 parliamentarians given licences of prohibited bore guns between 2001-12 had criminal charges pending against them, a study has said, hinting at ... Read more...

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Life tough for Pakistan’s future women judges: Daily


July 30th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 30 (IANS) A Pakistani daily welcomed the government's decision to appoint women to the judiciary, but cautioned that "future women justices are going to find life on the ... Read more...

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Pakistani makes car that runs on water


July 27th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) A Pakistani engineer has built a car that runs on water, a feat that left onlookers astounded.Engineer Waqar Ahmad drove his car using water as fuel ... Read more...

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Make Rahul leader of Lok Sabha, MPs urge Sonia


July 26th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) After Congress leader Rahul Gandhi recently expressed his "readiness" for a more "proactive" role, as many as 10 party members in the Lok ... Read more...

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Patil to host dinner for Pranab, ministers Tuesday


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will host a dinner for the president-elect Pranab Mukherjee and the council of ministers Tuesday, an official said Monday.Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Krishna congratulates Pranab


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 22 (IANS) Foreign Minister S. M. Krishna Sunday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on winning the presidential poll by a huge margin.In a statement released to the media here, ... Read more...

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Pranab thanks people, says duty to defend constitution (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) President-elect Pranab Mukherjee Sunday thanked the people for his election to India's highest office and said it would be his responsibility to defend and ... Read more...

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India has got a very able president: Somnath


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Terming president-elect Pranab Mukherjee as one of the best parliamentarians and statesmen of India, former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee Sunday said the country has ... Read more...

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Team Anna questions government’s integrity


July 16th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 16 (IANS) Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal Monday questioned the government's integrity for constituting the select committee to discuss the Lokpal bill, saying it is the third ... Read more...

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Centre backs Bihar’s running of MPLADS schemes


July 13th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The central government Friday told the Supreme Court that the procedure adopted by Bihar for implementing the MP Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) ... Read more...

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BJP will not encourage desertions from JD-U in Bihar: Modi


July 10th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 10 (IANS) The BJP in Bihar will not allow leaders of alliance partner JD-U to join it, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said Tuesday, adding that ... Read more...

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Indian MPs, US think tank discuss policy issues


July 6th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) A group of 11 visiting Indian MPs and a leading US think tank have discussed the need for focused policy initiatives to accelerate India's economic growth ... Read more...

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Vice presidential election Aug 7: Poll panel (Second Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The election for India's next vice president will be held Aug 7, if necessary, the Election Commission announced Tuesday."VP election schedule has been announced. ... Read more...

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Rwanda seeks India’s support for UN seat


June 29th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Projecting its democratic and economic transformation on the 50th anniversary of its independence, Rwanda, a rising economy in east Africa, Friday sought India's backing for ... Read more...

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BJP to campaign for Sangma


June 28th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will campaign aggressively for presidential candidate P.A. Sangma across the country, party officials said Thursday after a meeting attended ... Read more...

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Indian MPs go to Yale to learn leadership issues


June 28th, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) Eleven Indian parliamentarians from seven national and regional parties are here for interactions with senior US government officials and thought leaders as part of a ... Read more...

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Patnaik leaves for Delhi to back Sangma


June 27th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 27 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik left for New Delhi from here Wednesday to be present while former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma filed his nomination ... Read more...

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Can’t act against Ramdev for Chhattisgarh speech: Delhi Police


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Delhi Police Friday told a court here that it was beyond their jurisdiction to act against Baba Ramdev for allegedly delivering an objectionable speech against ... Read more...

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Pakistani parliamentarians’ perks criticised


June 11th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) A proposal for a 100 percent increase in travel allowance of Pakistani parliamentarians has been criticised by a daily since it comes at a time when ... Read more...

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Pakistan working for women’s empowerment: Sherry Rehman


June 10th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Pakistan is not just about conflicts, but has been making a great deal of political and societal effort towards protecting women's rights, the country's ambassador to ... Read more...

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