parliamentary democracy

Text of PM’s message at the end of parliament’s monsoon session


September 7th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Following is the text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's message Friday after parliament's monsoon session ended:My fellow citizensWe have just ended a wasted session of Parliament when both Houses were ... Read more...

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Needed to debate CAG findings: PM


September 7th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said there was "great respect" for India's official auditor but its findings have to be discussed in parliament."We have ... Read more...

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PM brushes aside resignation demand


August 31st, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Aug 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday brushed aside the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) demand for his resignation over grant of coal mining ... 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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Credibility of parliamentary system getting questioned: Somnath


August 13th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Observing that the "workability of democratic set-up of the country was getting questioned", former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee Monday called for initiatives to get ... Read more...

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Afghan democracy can learn from India: Experts


July 21st, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Afghanistan may draw lessons in democracy from India to ensure participation of all ethic groups from across the embattled nation, Indian experts suggested Saturday.At ... 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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‘Coalition politics eroding PM’s, chief ministers’ authority’


June 19th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 18 (IANS) Compulsions of coalition politics are eroding the authority of prime minister and chief ministers across the country and undermining parliamentary democracy," a former chief justice ... Read more...

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Kerala house adjourned over murder controversy


June 13th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 13 (IANS) The Kerala assembly was disrupted again Wednesday as opposition Left legislators harped on their demand that Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) legislator P.K. Basheer be arrested ... Read more...

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No Indian push on unconstitutional polls: Maldivian president (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Assuring the world that his nation was committed to democracy, Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed, who is on his first official visit to India, said ... Read more...

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We’re committed to democracy despite odds, say India’s leaders (Afternoon Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India's success as a parliamentary democracy was hailed by leaders across party lines at a special meeting of parliament Sunday to celebrate 60 years ... Read more...

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Special session to mark 60 years of Indian Parliament


May 5th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Parliament will hold a special session May 13 to celebrate its 60th anniversary.The first session of Parliament was held May 13, 1952. President Pratibha ... Read more...

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Government will not impose its view on Telangana: Chidambaram (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said the government will not thrust its opinion on Telangana and the decision on the statehood issue will be ... Read more...

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CPI leader for parliamentary reforms


April 4th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja Wednesday called for effective parliamentary and constitutional reforms to strengthen parliamentary democracy in the country. Participating in ... Read more...

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CPI-M alleges disrespect to slain ex-legislator


February 24th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Amid allegations that slain former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) legislator Pradeep Tah was not given due honour in the West Bengal assembly, thousands of ... Read more...

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Maoist threat emerging in Assam: Pillai


February 13th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 13 (IANS) The Maoists are beginning to threaten Assam, former central home secretary G.K. Pillai said here Monday."The strategy of the Maoists is to fish in troubled waters ... Read more...

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BJP, Congress seek to pin down each other on Lokpal bill fiasco (Intro-Roundup)


December 31st, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress-led UPA government unleashed a barrage of attacks on each other Friday over the Lokpal bill fiasco, ... Read more...

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Government acted undemocratically on Lokpal: BJP (Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday slammed the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) for acting "undemocratically" in the Rajya Sabha and not letting the ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill now in freeze, but discourse gets hotter (Roundup)


December 30th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The Lokpal bill, which dominated public discourse for much of the year, appeared to have gone into cold storage Friday but the rhetoric got ... Read more...

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Government acted undemocratically on Lokpal: BJP


December 30th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday slammed the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA), accusing it of acting undemocratically in the Rajya Sabha and not ... Read more...

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Trinamool, RJD played along government strategy: Yechury


December 30th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury Friday accused the government of having a pre-conceived plan to create chaos in the Rajya Sabha during the Lokpal bill debate ... Read more...

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Mamata’s ‘poisoned water’ allegation angers Left Front


December 24th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 23 (IANS) The opposition Left Front members Friday staged a noisy walk-out from the West Bengal assembly after failing to elicit any response from the government on ... Read more...

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UPA, BJP in war of words over Lokpal ‘debate’ (Lead)


December 12th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Congress Monday accused the opposition of "double standards" for raising the Lokpal issue outside parliament when it was in session but the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Sibal denies Chidambaram had role in 2G scam, BJP differs


December 10th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Saturday strongly refuted accusations by Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy that P. Chidambaram as then finance minister had a role ... Read more...

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Alvi, Ahluwalia clash at parliament panel meet


December 8th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) In a major embarrassment for parliamentary democracy, a scuffle broke out between Congress leader Rashid Alvi and Bharatiya Janata Party leader S.S. Ahluwalia in ... Read more...

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RTI Act will not be amended: Moily


October 17th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Stating that the Right to Information (RTI) Act won't be amended, Corporate Affairs Minister M. Veerappa Moily Monday said certain "inbuilt weaknesses" in it must ... Read more...

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Prefer debate over din in House, Lok Sabha speaker says


September 26th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Monday called upon legislators to focus on debates and discussions rather than interrupting house proceedings.She was addressing members of ... Read more...

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Murdoch’s journalists spied on British intelligence chief


September 24th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Journalists from Rupert Murdoch's News International group spied on the woman chief of Britain's intelligence agency MI5 to uncover her personal life, a media report said ... Read more...

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Left-wing extremism biggest challenge: Chidambaram


September 13th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Left-wing extremism was the most "formidable challenge" to governance, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Tuesday while stressing that the real hurdle was not restoring ... Read more...

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Britain to push for bigger Indian role in Commonwealth


August 29th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Ahead of the Commonwealth summit in Australia, Lord David Howell, Britain's minister of state for foreign and Commonwealth office, will hold wide-ranging talks here ... Read more...

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Some Jan Lokpal bill provisions are impractical: Pranab


August 26th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, the government's chief interlocutor with Team Anna, Friday said some proposals of the civil society's Jan Lokpal bill, if accepted, ... Read more...

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Want strong, independent Lokpal: PM (Lead)


August 24th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Noting that recent developments had "raised issues related to the functioning of our parliamentary democracy", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the government wanted ... Read more...

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Want a strong, independent institution against graft: PM


August 24th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the government wants to build a "strong and independent institution" that deals effectively with corruption."Our common objective is to ... Read more...

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‘Manmohan must realise people rising up against graft’


August 18th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has to realise that many in his country are beginning to peacefully rise against corruption, said a leading Pakistani ... Read more...

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Indian PM defends arrest of anti-graft activist


August 17th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI (BNO NEWS) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday defended Delhi Police for its action against social activist Anna Hazare who was arrested by police to prevent him from ... Read more...

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