parliamentary affairs

Trinamool quits UPA-II, government faces minority tag (Roundup)


September 21st, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) All six Trinamool Congress ministers Friday resigned from the Manmohan Singh government and the party withdrew support to it over economic reforms, reducing the 40-month ... Read more...

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Not in minority, we have the numbers, asserts government (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government asserted Friday it was not in a minority following withdrawal of support by the Trinamool Congress and it will carry forward the economic ... Read more...

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We have the numbers, government asserts


September 21st, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government Friday said it had the numbers and was not in a minority as the Trinamool Congress was set to formally withdraw from the ... Read more...

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Dwyer and Sardar will be face of Hockey India League


September 18th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Australia captain Jamie Dwyer and India star centre-half Sardar Singh were Tuesday unveiled as the brand ambassadors of the Hockey India League that is scheduled ... Read more...

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IMG likely to complete coal report by Sep 15: Bansal


September 13th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 13 (IANS) The inter-ministerial group (IMG) reviewing the coal block allocations to private firms is likely to complete its exercise by Sep 15, but "it's a complex job", ... Read more...

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‘A democracy must debate, parliament disruptions no option’


September 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Parliamentary debate is the only option in a democracy but this can happen only if the house is allowed to function, political leaders across ... Read more...

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Parliament crippled over coal blocks, quota bill introduced (Roundup)


September 5th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Parliament was repeatedly disrupted for the 11th day Wednesday as the BJP continued its protest over the allocation of coal blocks even as the ... Read more...

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Promotions quota bill Wednesday, says government


September 4th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The government said it will Wednesday bring a constitutional amendment bill to provide reservations to scheduled castes/scheduled tribes (SC/STs) in job promotions and ... Read more...

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BJP obdurate and stubborn in stalling parliament: Bansal


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) More than 75 percent of MPs are in favour of parliament functioning normally but the BJP is being "obdurate and stubborn" in holding up ... Read more...

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Modi attacked for malnutrition remark


August 30th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Thursday drew flak for his "flippant" remark that malnutrition in his state was due to women, especially young girls, ... Read more...

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On average, five walkouts a year by Congress in Himachal


August 30th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) Miffed by the policies of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Himachal Pradesh, the opposition Congress has staged walkouts at least five times a ... Read more...

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Bansal accuses BJP of fascism, rules out cancelling coal allocation (Lead)


August 29th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Tuesday said BJP's tactics of obstructing functioning of parliament over its demands reeked of fascism and accused the ... Read more...

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Bansal accuses BJP of fascism


August 28th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Tuesday said BJP's tactics of obstructing functioning of parliament over its demands reeked of fascism and accused the ... Read more...

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BJP doing drama to hide facts, says minister


August 28th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The government Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of enacting a "drama" over coal blocks allocation to prevent a debate in parliament as ... Read more...

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Congress walkout from Himachal assembly over graft


August 27th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 27 (IANS) The monsoon session of Himachal Pradesh assembly began Monday on a stormy note with the Congress staging a walkout, demanding a probe into the 'chargesheet' ... Read more...

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Let PM speak on coal allocation, government tells BJP


August 27th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will make a statement on coal block allocation in the two houses of parliament, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs ... Read more...

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Key bills pile up as BJP stalls parliament


August 26th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Key bills on internal security, farmers, price rise and economic slowdown are on the backburner as parliament remains stalled over the BJP's demand for ... Read more...

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Parliament won’t be adjourned sine die


August 24th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The government Friday scotched rumours that it may adjourn parliament's monsoon session sine die in the wake of the continuing protests over coal blocks allocation."There ... Read more...

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Parliament again adjourned, government hopes for breakthrough Monday (Intro Roundup)


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Parliament was disrupted for the third day running Thursday as the BJP insisted on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over the CAG report on ... Read more...

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Opposition not in mood to talk: Bansal (Lead)


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) With parliament crippled for a third day Thursday over the BJP's demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's ouster, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal ... Read more...

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It’s a BJP strategy to avoid discussion: Bansal


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Parliamentary Affairs Minister P.K. Bansal said Thursday the opposition is deliberately stalling parliament as part of its strategy to avoid a discussion on the ... Read more...

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BJP renews demand for PM’s resignation, stalls parliament (Second Lead)


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Proceedings in both houses of parliament were disrupted for the second consecutive day Tuesday as the BJP-led opposition renewed its demand for Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Shukla caught on mike telling Kurien to adjourn Rajya Sabha


August 21st, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla Tuesday got embroiled in a controversy when he was heard telling Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. ... Read more...

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Coal allotment: Chorus for PM’s resignation, parliament adjourned (Third Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A combative opposition Tuesday demanded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report on coal block allocation, leading to ... Read more...

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BJP corners PM over coal allotment, Lok Sabha adjourned (Second Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A combative opposition Tuesday demanded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report on coal block allocation, leading to ... Read more...

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BJP corners PM over coal scam, parliament disrupted (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were adjourned till 12 noon Tuesday as the opposition noisily demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the ... Read more...

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With ministers like his, Akhilesh needs no enemies (Uttar Pradesh Newsletter)


August 18th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Who needs an opposition if you have such ministers? That really is the sorry story of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav with one cabinet ... Read more...

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Auction of coal mines could have fetched $37 bn more: Auditor (Roundup)


August 17th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian exchequer could have earned Rs.1.85 lakh crore ($37 billion) more if a competitive bidding process was followed in the award of coal ... Read more...

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Kurien Congress choice for Rajya Sabha deputy chairman


August 16th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress leader P.J. Kurien has emerged as the party's choice for the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman, party sources said here Thursday.Party leaders, including ... Read more...

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West Bengal assembly celebrates 75 years


August 13th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) A two-day celebration to mark 75 years of the West Bengal Assembly started Monday, with former speakers including ex-Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee being felicitated ... Read more...

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West Bengal assembly celebrates platinum jubilee


August 13th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) A two-day celebration to mark 75 years of the West Bengal assembly started Monday, with former speakers, including ex-Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, being felicitated ... Read more...

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Proposal to relocate parliament shot down


August 10th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Parliament will not shift from the iconic, British built building but steps will be taken to declutter and strengthen the heritage structure, sources said ... Read more...

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All-party meeting on job promotion quota Aug 21 (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) An all-party meeting to discuss reservation in promotions in government jobs will be held Aug 21, the government said Thursday after the issue figured ... Read more...

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Ramlila happens every year: Khurshid


August 9th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Taking a jibe at Baba Ramdev's protest at Ramlila Maidan, union Law Minister Salman Khurshid Thursday said that "Ramlila takes place every year"."Ramlila takes place ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned over US gurdwara attack (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned Thursday after heated exchanges between Akali Dal members and the government over the recent attack on a gurdwara in ... Read more...

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