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Parliament adjourned as logjam continues


September 5th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were adjourned till 12 noon Wednesday, within minutes of convening, following opposition protests over coal block allocations and promotion quotas, ... 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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A word from Sonia means 24×7 power


August 29th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 29 (IANS) It's not without reason that "Forbes" magazine recently ranked Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi the sixth most powerful woman in the world. It ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh MPs in the dock for taking parliament allowance


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 2 (IANS) An RTI activist has put a couple of Uttar Pradesh MPs in the dock for having charged daily allowance for attending parliament on days when no ... Read more...

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Jurists differ on controversial Gujarat Lokayukta appointment


September 5th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The legal fraternity is divided on the manner in which the Gujarat governor's discretionary powers have been interpreted in the appointment of retired judge ... Read more...

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Who is robbing parliament’s dignity? (Comment)


August 26th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
As the peoples' uprising against a venal political class in India shows no signs of abating, a strange din is evident in some debates and comments. Apart from reeking of ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha may also shift question hour: Speaker


June 3rd, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) After the Rajya Sabha shifted its question hour to the afternoon to save it from adjournments, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said the lower ... Read more...

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Cash-for-votes scam: Congress pulls up BJP for disrupting Parliamentary proceedings


March 22nd, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): The ruling Congress party slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for disrupting the proceedings inside the Parliament on Tuesday over their demand for immediate debate on ... Read more...

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After winter vibes, warmth of peace in parliament


February 22nd, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) After the daily slogan shouting, noisy protests and frequent disruptions seen in the winter session, peace seemed to have returned to the Indian parliament Tuesday - ... Read more...

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NDA vows to continue disrupting parliament


February 5th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, Feb 5 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said it will continue disrupting parliamentary proceedings until a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe ... Read more...

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Prakash Karat reiterates demand for JPC probe on 2G scam


January 31st, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Jan 31 (ANI): Reiterating his party's demand for a joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the 2G spectrum scam, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Prakash Karat has said his ... Read more...

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BJP’s Kashmir yatra: provocative, self-defeating adventurism (Comment)


January 29th, 2011 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli It is difficult to understand why the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should have suddenly adopted a combative patriotic posture on Kashmir in the midst of its fairly successful campaign ... Read more...

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2G scam: Jaitley takes on Sibal, asks why A Raja quit as Telecom Minister


January 7th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati/New Delhi, Jan 7 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Friday rubbishing the claims of Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal in the 2G spectrum ... Read more...

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Kapil Sibal disputes figure of Rs 1.76 lakh crore


January 7th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 7 (ANI): Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday challenged the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)'s report on the 2G spectrum scam, saying the figure ... Read more...

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JD-S to stall Karnataka legislature till Yeddyurappa quits


January 1st, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 1 (IANS) The Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) Saturday announced it would not allow the Karnataka legislature, which begins its session Jan 6, to function till Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa quits."Yeddyurappa ... Read more...

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Lack of strong leaders led to parliament paralysis (Comment)


December 25th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli The relationship between a Congress-led government and the opposition parties in India remains hostage to the belief prevalent among the latter during the first few decades after independence that ... Read more...

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Wasted winter session cost nation staggering Rs.171 crore


December 13th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The washed out winter session of parliament, stalled daily for 22 consecutive days due to opposition protests and adjournments, has translated into a loss of a ... Read more...

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All Radia tapes should be made public, apex court told


November 30th, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court was Tuesday told that the transcripts of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia's telephonic conversations relating to the 2G spectrum allocation scandal should not be held ... Read more...

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Foreign funds turn net sellers for first time in 25 weeks


November 21st, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Foreign funds sold stocks worth $88 million this week, a first in about 25 weeks, sending strong signals of consolidation at Indian equities markets for the coming ... Read more...

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Let parliament function, Pranab tells opposition


November 19th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday asked opposition parties, who have been stalling parliamentary proceedings over the telecom spectrum scandal, to allow work to resume and added ... Read more...

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Kalmadi axed from Congress Parliamentary Party (Lead)


November 9th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Suresh Kalmadi Tuesday resigned as Congress Parliamentary Party(CPP) secretary after he was asked to quit in the wake of serious corruption allegations against him as head of ... Read more...

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Mock proceedings in parliament; Lalu, Mulayam elected ‘PM’


August 21st, 2010 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) It was a mock session in which Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Gopinath Munde became "speaker" and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad and Samajwadi Party ... Read more...

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Parliamentary proceedings may be disrupted over Mamata’s Maoist remark


August 19th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): The Opposition is all set to stall proceedings in Parliament on Thursday over Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's defence of her pro-Maoist remarks ... Read more...

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Dhaka to start parliament TV channel


June 20th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 20 (IANS) Bangladesh will this year-end join select democracies worldwide to have a separate television channel to telecast parliament proceedings. The dry run would start next month for the new satellite ... Read more...

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Routine disruptions in parliament unfortunate: Somnath


May 12th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee Wednesday expressed anguish that disruptions had become a routine part of parliamentary proceedings and said that it lowered the image ... Read more...

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Sharad Yadav criticises poor attendance in treasury benches


March 4th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sharad Yadav Thursday criticised the treasury benches for poor attendance in the Lok Sabha when it debated the motion of thanks on ... Read more...

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Attend parliament regularly: Sonia chides Congress MPs


March 4th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The opposition walkout during last week's budget presentation was against "democratic norms and traditions", Congress president Sonia Gandhi said Thursday in a speech that also touched ... Read more...

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Parliament adjourned as opposition unites against price rise (Parliament Roundup)


February 23rd, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's appeal notwithstanding, an angry opposition Tuesday stalled parliament demanding a discussion on price rise under rules that entail voting but the ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh appeals for peaceful Budget Session


February 22nd, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today appealed Opposition to allow smooth functioning of the Parliament during the Budget session."I appeal to the Opposition not to have ... Read more...

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PM asks opposition not to disrupt parliament


February 22nd, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The government was ready to "discuss and debate all issues on the floor of the house", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday and appealed to the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s opposition alliance returns to parliament


February 11th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 11 (DPA) Bangladesh's main opposition parties returned to parliament Thursday, breaking over 10 months of boycott over a seating row. Opposition leader Khaleda Zia led her deputies in the house ... Read more...

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More wheat, rice and pulses sown this rabi


January 1st, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) There is good news on New Year's day from the country's agriculture sector. The rabi (winter sowing) season shows signs of improvement in production of wheat, ... Read more...

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India’s food inflation rises to 19.83 percent


December 31st, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) India's annual food inflation based on wholesale prices rose to 19.83 percent for the week ended Oct 19 from 18.65 percent the week before as ... Read more...

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Amid high prices, India’s food inflation drops marginally (Lead)


December 24th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) India's annual food inflation based on wholesale prices fell marginally to 18.65 percent for the week ended Dec 12 from 19.95 percent the week before even ... Read more...

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Government monitoring price situation: Mukherjee


December 18th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday said that containing the rising inflation was high on the government's agenda and that it was closely monitoring the price situation. "The ... Read more...

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