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Gender equality prerequisite for inclusive growth: Meira Kumar


September 13th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Gender equality and women's empowerment are not only human rights issues but also prerequisites for achieving inclusive and sustainable growth, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira ... Read more...

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Iranian parliamentary delegation in Syria for talks


August 26th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 25 (IANS) A delegation from Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission arrived in the Syrian capital on a two-day visit Saturday for talks with top Syrian ... 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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India, Pakistan MPs brainstorm on liberal visas, media role


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) In a confidence-building exercise, the parliamentarians of India and Pakistan Thursday held a wide-ranging dialogue that focused on easing the visa regime and the ... Read more...

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Ahead of Krishna visit, India, Pakistan MPs to talk peace, trade


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Ahead of talks between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan next month, a delegation of leading Pakistani MPs will interact with their Indian counterparts ... Read more...

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India-Singapore Friendship Group in Indian parliament launched


July 12th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) An India-Singapore Friendship Group in the Indian parliament was launched here Thursday on the visit of a four-member parliamentary delegation from Singapore.The delegation, led ... Read more...

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South African parliamentary team visits Karnataka legislature


July 12th, 2012 - 2:09 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 12 (IANS) A South African parliamentary delegation led by its National Assembly Speaker M.V. Sisulu visited the Karnataka legislature and interacted with the chairman and lawmakers of the ... Read more...

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India, South Africa share cordial relations: Meira Kumar


July 10th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said Monday India and South Africa shared a cordial relationship and working together in various multilateral organisations.Addressing a 20-member ... Read more...

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South Africa to send parliamentary delegation to India


July 7th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 7 (IANS) South Africa is sending a high-powered parliamentary delegation to India to strengthen relations between the two countries, it has been announced.The delegation, led by the ... Read more...

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BJP is fighting against corruption, black money: Advani


May 11th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Madurai, May 10 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K.Advani Thursday stressed that his party is a strong national party and is fighting hard to abolish corruption and black ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia offers incentives to Indian pharma industry


May 9th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A high-level parliamentary delegation from Saudi Arabia currently on a visit to India Wednesday met Vice President Hamid Ansari and Health Minister Ghulam Nabi ... Read more...

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Saudi parliamentary delegation in India


May 7th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) A high-powered parliamentary delegation from Saudi Arabia arrived here Monday for a three-day visit during which they will hold interactions in the Indian ... Read more...

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Congress MPs to submit a report to PM about Sri Lanka visit


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Members of Parliament belonging to the Congress party who were part of the parliamentary delegation to Sri Lanka said Saturday that a report about the ... Read more...

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Indian delegation visits Sri Lanka’s war-torn north


April 19th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 19 (IANS) An Indian parliamentary delegation has visited Sri Lanka's war-ravaged north where a large number of India-sponsored projects are being carried out, authorities said Thursday.The delegation felt ... Read more...

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Indian delegation holds talks in Sri Lanka


April 17th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 17 (IANS) A visiting Indian parliamentary delegation held talks in Colombo Tuesday to assess the post-war situation in the country, the Sri Lankan external affairs ministry said.The delegation, ... Read more...

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Joint parliamentary panel begins goodwill visit to Lanka


April 16th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Amid continuing concern in India about the plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka, a joint parliamentary delegation Monday began a six-day visit to the ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar envies New Zealand’s no parliament interruption record


April 16th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 16 (IANS) The New Zealand parliament has a "fine record of sitting without interruption", said Meira Kumar who, in her almost three years of presiding over the ... Read more...

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Indian MPs in New Zealand to meet PM


April 12th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, leading an Indian parliamentary delegation, Thursday left for New Zealand on an official trip during which she will call ... Read more...

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India congratulates Suu Kyi on election win (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) India Tuesday congratulated pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi after her National League for Democracy's (NLD) thumping election victory."We welcome the successful conduct of by-elections ... Read more...

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India congratulates Suu Kyi on poll win


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) With by-poll results in Myanmar indicating a landslide win for pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD), India Tuesday welcomed the ... Read more...

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British MPs to visit UAE Saturday


March 30th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 30 (IANS/WAM) A British parliamentary delegation is scheduled to arrive on a five-day visit in Abu Dhabi Saturday.The 10-member parliamentary delegation is led by Lord Howard."The UAE ... Read more...

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Egyptian parliamentary delegation visits Gaza


March 29th, 2012 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, March 28 (IANS) An Egyptian parliamentary delegation arrived on Wednesday in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip for a visit.The delegation crossed from Egypt to Gaza on Wednesday through Rafah crossing ... Read more...

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Free political prisoners in Tibet: Italian MPs


March 11th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 11 (IANS) Resume dialogue, suspend religious control regulations and free political prisoners in Tibet, a visiting parliamentary delegation from Italy said here Sunday."We call on the Chinese government ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar surprised at Pakistanis’ love for Indians


February 25th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, who led a 17-member Indian parliamentary delegation to Pakistan, said she was "pleasantly shocked" to see the love of Pakistanis ... Read more...

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Manmohan a man of peace: Gilani (With Images)


February 22nd, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday praised his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh as a "sincere" person who desired peace between the two countries.Gilani was ... Read more...

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Indian parliamentary delegation arrives in Pakistan


February 21st, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) An Indian parliamentary delegation led by Lok Speaker Meira Kumar arrived in Pakistan Tuesday.The 10-member delegation also inlcudes Bharatiya Janata Party's Shahnawaz Hussain and ... Read more...

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‘Shun Tibetan New Year celebrations’


February 3rd, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 3 (IANS) Tibetan's living in exile were Friday urged to shun the Losar (Tibetan New Year) celebrations to express solidarity with those who had sacrificed their lives in ... Read more...

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Pakistan committed to constructive ties with India: Gilani


January 19th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Pakistan is committed to a constructive, sustained and result-oriented process of engagement with India, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday.Islamabad wants a just, peaceful ... Read more...

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Indian parliamentarians meet Gilani, Khar (With Images)


January 19th, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) A visiting Indian parliamentary delegation met Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar after concluding a dialogue with their counterparts ... Read more...

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India to scale up ties with democratic Myanmar


January 18th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Amid the democratic transition in Myanmar, Foreign Minister U. Wunna Maung Lwin comes to India next week, a visit expected to boost economic and ... Read more...

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15 Indian MPs reach Pakistan for talks


January 16th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) A 15-member multi-party parliamentary delegation from India has arrived in Pakistan to take part in the third round of the Pakistan-India Parliamentarians' Dialogue.The two-day dialogue ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha Speaker heads MPs team to South American nations


January 14th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is leading an Indian parliamentary delegation on a week-long official visit to Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay for an interaction ... Read more...

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`Afghan stability must for peace in Pakistan’


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) Stability in Afghanistan is important for peace in Pakistan and Islamabad wants to improve its ties with Kabul, Senate Chairman Farooq H. Naek has said.Non-interference ... Read more...

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Myanmar seeks collaboration with Indian business houses


December 20th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 20 (IANS) A 34-member parliamentary delegation from Myanmar Tuesday sought co-operation from Indian business houses for strengthening various sectors of their country's economy.The delegation, led by Thura ... Read more...

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India to boost democratic practices in Myanmar


December 12th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A parliamentary delegation from Myanmar Monday called on Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, who assured the Southeast Asian country of India's support in ... Read more...

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