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Intervene in government attack on CAG, BJP tells president (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday asked President Pranab Mukherjee to intervene and check the government's repeated attacks on the Comptroller and Auditor General ... Read more...

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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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Poor show in parliament again - but it was not like this earlier


September 2nd, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) As another parliament session nears its end marred by continuous holdups and with little work done, the 15th Lok Sabha will go down ... Read more...

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Orderly transition in Ethiopia, business ties with India to grow : Envoy (Interview)


August 30th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) There will be orderly transition in Ethiopia despite the the death of its long-time leader Meles Zenawi, the country's envoy has said, and assured ... 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 paints itself into corner on coalgate (Comment)


August 25th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) stalling of parliament by its aggressive insistence on the prime minister's resignation in the so-called coal scam may be rooted in the belief that it ... 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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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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We are committed to democracy, say India’s leaders (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India's unflinching commitment to democracy, despite odds, is the reason behind India's growing global stature, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Sunday, a day that ... Read more...

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‘Parliament fractious, state issues pervasive’ (May 13 is 60th anniversary of Indian parliament)


May 12th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Has the quality of debates in parliament declined over the decades and is politics no longer a mission to serve the people? Are MPs ... Read more...

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Kejriwal’s ‘rapist-MPs’ remark draws Congress, BJP ire


February 26th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday slammed Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal for his "outrageous" remarks that "rapists, murderers and looters" ... Read more...

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Lesson for Anna: pride goeth before a fall (Comment)


December 31st, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
A day before what turned out to be Anna Hazare's flop show in Mumbai, his colleagues were full of hype and hubris during a television debate.It wasn't only that they ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar urges meaningful scrutiny of legislative functions


September 21st, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 21 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday called for regular and meaningful scrutiny of parliamentary and legislative functioning to make it "infallible".Inaugurating the 76th conference of ... Read more...

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Who won? Anna or government?


August 31st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Did Anna Hazare win the battle of Lokpal? Yes, say some. Others feel differently. And yet others said both the government and Team Anna ... Read more...

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Congress appeals for flexibility on Lokpal bill


August 23rd, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday appealed for "flexibility and restraint" from all stakeholders on the Lokpal bill, ahead of an all-party meeting called by the United Progressive ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel ideal to discuss Lokpal Bill: Singhvi


August 21st, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who is also the chairperson of the parliamentary standing committee that is examining the Lokpal Bill, Sunday said the panel ... Read more...

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Elected person’s removal by no-trust motion legal: Apex court


August 15th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) An elected person can be removed by way of a no-confidence motion, which is a part of the democratic process, the Supreme Court has ruled."Every ... Read more...

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Congress attacks Karat on Lokpal bill remark


July 3rd, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) The Congress Sunday dismissed as "baseless" and "politically motivated" Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat's accusation that the party was adopting double ... Read more...

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Ramdev broke promise, was rousing passions: Government (Second Lead)


June 5th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chandigarh, June 5 (IANS) Facing criticism for cracking down on Baba Ramdev, the government Sunday said that it was forced to whisk away the yoga guru as he "had ... Read more...

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Despite assurance, Ramdev was rousing passions: Government (Lead)


June 5th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chandigarh, June 5 (IANS) Under fire for cracking down on Baba Ramdev, the government Sunday accused the yoga guru of spreading disaffection and called him a "face" of the ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare reiterates Aug 15 deadline for Lokpal Bill


April 18th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare has reiterated that the Aug 15 deadline for passage of the Jan Lokpal Bill was set in stone, warning that failure ... Read more...

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‘Ready to step down with respect and dignity’: Saleh


March 27th, 2011 - 3:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has said that he is ready to leave power "with respect and dignity".Saleh, who has ruled Yemen for ... Read more...

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Police kill six in Yemen anti-government protests


March 12th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
Sana'a (Yemen), Mar. 12 (ANI): Police have reportedly killed six people and injured over a thousand others during anti-government demonstrations in Yemeni capital Sana'a.Reports on Saturday said hundreds of police moved in, ... Read more...

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One killed in Yemen protests


March 12th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 12 (IANS) Yemeni police opened fire at anti-government protesters Saturday in Sana'a, killing at least one person and injuring many, a media report here said.Police fired live rounds ... Read more...

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Protests continue as Yemen’s President Saleh proposes new constitution


March 10th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by BNO News
SANAA, YEMEN (BNO NEWS) -- Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Thursday announced a new political initiative in the First National Conference, which includes the preparation of a new constitution, Yemen's Saba ... Read more...

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We are being spied upon, say Congress legislators


March 9th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 9 (IANS) The personal security officers (PSO) provided by the state government as escorts are being used to spy on opposition legislators, Congress members in the Chhattisgarh ... Read more...

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Read more, desist from using harsh words: PM’s retort to Jaitley


February 24th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday hit out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley for criticising him, saying the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya ... Read more...

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‘Wrong to say Govt. made no losses in 2G scam’, says CBI chief to PAC


February 15th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi on Tuesday quoted Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director A P ... Read more...

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South Asia committed to democracy: Lok Sabha speaker


February 12th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 12 (IANS) South Asian countries have sent out a message to the world by coming together to promote and protect democracy, said Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as the ... Read more...

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US downplays Pak political crisis’ impact on war against terrorism


January 4th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Downplaying the impact of the ongoing Pakistan political crisis on the war on terror, the US State Department has said it is closely watching the "political challenge" within ... Read more...

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PM sad over parliament logjam, rules out JPC (Second Lead)


December 11th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani On Board Air India One, Dec 11 (IANS) Effectively rejecting the opposition demand for a joint parliamentary committee probe, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said existing mechanisms could look into ... Read more...

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I am sad and worried: PM on parliament deadlock (Lead)


December 11th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani On Board Air India One, Dec 11 (IANS) Breaking his silence on the current political confrontation over the allotment of 2G telecom spectrum licences, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh says he will break his silence on JPC issue at a ’suitable time’


December 11th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashBerlin, Dec 11 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said today he would break his silence on the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) issue "at a suitable time".Speaking onboard the ... Read more...

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Worried over future of parliamentary system: PM


December 11th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani On Board Air India One, Dec 11 (IANS) Breaking his silence over the current controversy involving allotment of 2G telecom spectrum licences, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the ... Read more...

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