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Parliamentary approval for NIMHANS Bill


September 4th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) A bill seeking to provide "institution of national importance" status to the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences in Bangalore was accorded parliamentary ... Read more...

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Music industry hails new copyright law


May 23rd, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The Indian entertainment industry has hailed as a historic decision the parliamentary approval accorded to the Copyright Act (Amendment) Bill, 2012, which strengthens the royalty claims ... Read more...

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Parliament passes copyright amendment bill


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Parliamentary approval was Tuesday accorded to the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010 which will provide royalty to lyricists, remove operational difficulties and address newer issues related ... Read more...

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Pakistan, ISAF discuss border coordination


May 13th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Senior Pakistani and ISAF commanders met in the garrison city of Rawalpindi Saturday and discussed "operations in border areas and coordination mechanisms to avoid untoward incidents", ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US to hold talks on new terms of engagement


April 17th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) Pakistan will hold talks with the US on "new terms of engagements", the foreign ministry said Tuesday.This follows last week's parliamentary approval of fresh guidelines ... Read more...

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Pakistan may not allow foreign operations


April 1st, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) A Pakistani parliamentary panel wants to bar foreign security contractors from working in Pakistan and is also against foreign military bases, especially American ones.Members of the ... Read more...

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Parliament passes bill to add more scheduled tribes to list (Lead)


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) A bill to amend the list of Scheduled Tribes and add more tribes from northeastern India to it was given parliamentary approval Thursday, with the ... Read more...

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Bill providing for death sentence for sabotage of pipelines passed


December 21st, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Parliamentary approval was Wednesday accorded to a bill that makes acts of terrorism aimed at destruction of oil and gas pipelines and probable cause of ... Read more...

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Eurozone to lend 150 bn euros to IMF


December 20th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 20 (IANS) Eurozone countries Monday have agreed to channel 150 billion euros (about $195 billion) to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to boost a firewall against the debt ... Read more...

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Government to introduce mining bill next parliament session


September 30th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Seeking to attract investment and technology for the mining sector, the cabinet Friday approved a draft bill for development and regulation of mines and ... Read more...

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Bank staff plans strike against privatisation, law changes


June 28th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Over 500 bank employees Tuesday demonstrated outside the Reserve Bank of India to protest the government's policy to privatise public sector banks and to amend ... Read more...

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Bank staff plans strike against privatisation (Lead)


June 28th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Over 500 bank employees Tuesday demonstrated outside the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to protest against what they said was the government move to privatise public ... Read more...

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India returning to high growth path: Pranab Mukherjeee


June 28th, 2011 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) Assuring American investors that India was firmly set on a continuous reform path, Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjeee has said that with recent "major steps" ... Read more...

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International trade treaties should be ratified by parliament: BJP


April 21st, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday demanded a legislation to make ratification of international trade agreements subject to parliamentary approval.Talking to reporters, BJP spokesperson Prakash ... Read more...

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MPs oppose new arms licensing policy


August 19th, 2010 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) After criticising Home Minister P. Chidambaram over his policy to tackle Maoists, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh has now found fault with the home ministry's moves ... Read more...

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US-Colombia base deal unconstitutional


August 18th, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 18 (DPA) Colombia's Constitutional Court ruled that an agreement granting the US military access to the seven military bases was unconstitutional because it lacked parliamentary approval. The deal, struck last ... Read more...

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Parliament passes bill to amend Minority Educational Institutions Act


August 5th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Parliamentary approval was Thursday accorded to a bill amending the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions Act to enable the central government decide on the status of ... Read more...

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South Korean premier offers resignation


July 29th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, July 29 (DPA) South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Un Chan offered his resignation Thursday over the government's failure to get parliamentary approval to revise the planned relocation of ministries to a ... Read more...

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Assam may have bicameral legislature


July 17th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 17 (IANS) Assam may soon have a bicameral legislature with all the 126 members of the state assembly Saturday endorsing a proposal moved by the ruling Congress government. The proposal for ... Read more...

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India may slap taxes, quotas to limit iron ore exports


May 19th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) India may impose taxes and quotas on exports of iron ore from the country to increase availability of the raw material for the domestic steel industry, steel ... Read more...

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Pakistan president’s powers to be partially pared


January 15th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) The Pakistani president's powers are to be partially slashed by giving the prime minister the prerogative to appoint the three service chiefs, a media report Friday said. ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee to disclose finances of the Indian Railways in Parliament


December 18th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 18 (ANI): Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee will present a document in Parliament on Friday, which will give details of the finances of the Indian Railways.The vision document presented ... Read more...

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Bill to set up 16 new central universities passed


December 7th, 2009 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Parliamentary approval was accorded to a bill seeking to create 16 new central universities with the Rajya Sabha passing the relevant legislation unanimously Monday. The Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Obama scraps missile defence plans for Eastern Europe (Second Lead)


September 18th, 2009 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 17 (DPA) The US has dropped plans to base a long-range missile-defence system in Eastern Europe and will instead deploy less complicated systems to counter Iran's ballistic missile programme, ... Read more...

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Iranian minister nomination spurs protests in Argentina


August 22nd, 2009 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Aug 22 (DPA) The nomination of Ahmad Vahidi to head the Iranian Defence Ministry spurred protests in Argentina, where Justice officials have accused him of being involved in the 1984 ... Read more...

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Education bill unacceptable in present form, say activists


August 6th, 2009 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, August 6 (IANS) The bill passed by parliament Tuesday to ensure free and compulsory education is unacceptable in its present form, child rights activists said Thursday. "It is unacceptable because by no ... Read more...

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Reservation for scheduled castes, tribes in legislatures extended


August 4th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Parliamentary approval was accorded to a constitutional amendment bill extending the reservation for Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) in parliament and state assemblies for another ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad’s deputy withdraws after Khamenei’s rejection


July 25th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 25 (DPA) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's pick for first vice president officially withdrew from the post after the supreme leader ordered Ahmadinejad to sack his deputy, the ISNA news agency ... Read more...

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Walkout in Lok Sabha over end-user monitoring pact


July 21st, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Unhappy over External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's statement on the India-US end-user pact, the entire opposition Tuesday walked out of the Lok Sabha, accusing the government ... Read more...

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Pak preparing sea route feasibility report on Pak-Iran gas pipeline deal


July 5th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 5 (ANI): In a bid to seek parliamentary approval for the multi-billion dollar Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project,Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has asked the country's petroleum ministry to prepare ... Read more...

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Parliament’s nod will be mandatory for international agreements: BJP (Lead, superseding earlier story)


April 4th, 2009 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Describing the Indo-US nuclear deal as done in "regrettable secrecy" by the Congress-led UPA, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said if voted to power it would ... Read more...

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BJP for parliamentary approval for international agreements


April 3rd, 2009 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Parliamentary approval should be made mandatory before the government signs any international agreement that concerns strategic programmes, territorial integrity and economic interests, the Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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With an eye on polls, UPA to project austerity in interim budget


February 15th, 2009 - 11:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): The acting Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday put rescuing flagging growth and stemming job losses at the centre of UPA proposed interim budget as ... Read more...

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British plans to ban overseas job ads may hit Indian jobseekers


January 19th, 2009 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 19 (IANS) British employers are to be banned from advertising their jobs outside Europe in a step aimed at preserving jobs for British workers.The ban, which can be pushed through ... Read more...

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India may sign free trade agreement with ASEAN


January 19th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 19 (IANS) India is likely to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) during the 14th summit of the bloc slated for ... Read more...

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