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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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‘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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Parliamentary diplomacy must in foreign policy: Meira Kumar (With Image)


January 10th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, Jan 10 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has said parliamentary diplomacy was essential in framing any country's foreign policy because international ties were no longer confined to ... Read more...

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Raza Murad to launch ‘Sarabjit Bachao Adolan’


January 1st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 1 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor Raza Murad, who has just returned from Amritsar, has decided to launch a campaign to rescue Sarabjit Singh, who has been sentenced to ... Read more...

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Politicians to blame for parliament paralysis: BJD


December 11th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Pinaki Mishra Sunday hit out at the leaders of political parties for the recurring paralysis of parliament.Speaking at the ... Read more...

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China learns parliamentary politics in Caribbean


November 8th, 2011 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), Nov 8 (IANS/CMC) A delegation from China has arrived in the Caribbean for a visit to three countries in the region to observe the parliamentary system of government.The delegation, ... Read more...

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Slovakian lawmakers reject eurozone bailout fund’s expansion


October 12th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Oct 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Slovakia's parliament rejected expansion of powers of the eurozone rescue fund, the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), a media report said.The plan was agreed by ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabhi girls to attend training programme in Scotland


July 3rd, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 3 (IANS/WAM) A group of girl students of Abu Dhabi University will undergo a month-long training programme at Al Maktoum College, an international research-led college of higher ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama joins prayers over Tibetan monastery stand-off


April 26th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 26 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, Tuesday participated in the prayers in this Himachal Pradesh town for victims of the ongoing repression by the Chinese forces ... Read more...

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Persuade China not to use force: Tibetan exiles


April 23rd, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 23 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile Saturday once again appealed to the international community to persuade China not to use force against locals in northeastern Tibet.The situation in Kirti ... Read more...

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F1 chief Ecclestone to let Bahrain Crown Prince decide on Grand Prix


February 20th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20(ANI): Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has said that he will leave the decision on whether to hold next month's Bahrain Grand Prix to the country's Crown Prince, Salman ibn ... Read more...

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Indians in Bahrain safe: Govt.


February 18th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Concerned about the Indians in Bahrain, the External Affairs Ministry on Friday said that India is closely following the developments in Bahrain and is in regular touch ... Read more...

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F1 chief Ecclestone fears anti-government protesters may target Bahrain Grand Prix


February 16th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16(ANI): Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has expressed concern at the escalating anti-government protests in Bahrain, saying that he is worried protesters may use the opening Grand Prix of the ... Read more...

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Egypt-style protests rock Bahrain, demonstrators crowd ‘Pearl Square’ in Manama


February 16th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Manama (Bahrain), Feb 16(ANI): Thousands of protesters gathered at the main square in Bahrain's capital, Manama, in an Egypt-style rebellion demanding political reform and greater freedoms.According to the Daily Mail, many ... Read more...

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UK, Pak MPs sign ‘Declaration of Friendship’ to deepen parliamentary ties


January 29th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 29(ANI): UK and Pakistani parliamentarians have signed a 'Declaration of Friendship' in Pakistan's National Assembly, recognising the strong bonds between both nations and laying out plans to further enhance the ... Read more...

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Newly elected President of UN’s Economic and Social Council outlines agenda


January 19th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The newly-elected President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Lazarous Kapambwe of Zambia, on Tuesday outlined the body’s agenda for the coming year and pledged ... Read more...

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In India, a school for democracies world over


December 26th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Anjali Ojha New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) They come every year from many countries to learn how the world's largest democracy works, at a little known school in the Indian parliament that ... Read more...

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Australia lags behind developed countries in gender equality


December 3rd, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 3 (ANI): A survey has found that Australia lags behind developed countries when it comes to gender equality.Australia was ranked 17 out of 21 OECD countries on the new Fairness ... Read more...

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Doha Round’s failure will weaken WTO, says Lamy


November 19th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Terming 2011 the window of opportunity to conclude the Doha Round of trade talks, WTO director general Pascal Lamy said Friday their failure will weaken the multilateral ... Read more...

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UAE, Algeria sign cooperation agreement


October 17th, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Algiers, Oct 17 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and Algeria Sunday signed an agreement to boost cooperation and dialogue between their parliaments.Visiting UAE Federal National Council (FNC) speaker Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair and ... Read more...

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India gets observer status at ASEAN inter-parliamentary assembly


September 24th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) India's application for observer status at the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) was approved Friday at its 31st general assembly held in Hanoi, Vietnam. "India's flag was ceremoniously ... Read more...

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Stop being in denial, Mirwaiz tells India


September 20th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq said Monday that Kashmir was an international dispute and that the time had come for India to stop being in denial. "Sitting in Kashmir, ... Read more...

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Bangladesh, Nepal revive transit deal


July 16th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 16 (IANS) Bangladesh and Nepal have revived a deal signed more than three decades ago to work out a transit route through which landlocked Nepal can access the Mongla port. Trucks ... Read more...

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Russia, US to ratify arms cut treaty in July


July 6th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and the US are ready to get the new strategic arms reduction treaty ratified by their parliaments this month. A senior Russian lawmaker said Tuesday ... Read more...

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Cameron reveals official duties of deputy Clegg


June 3rd, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 3 (IANS) The Times calls him the "Prime Minister's Office Wife", but Nick Clegg took no offence as Prime Minister David Cameron outlined his deputy's duties for ... Read more...

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UAE to host 15th GCC parliaments’ meeting


May 7th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Makkah, May 7 (IANS/WAM) The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will hold its 15th GCC parliaments' meeting in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It was decided at the 14th meeting of the secretaries-general ... Read more...

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India-Pak ‘interim’ agreement on Kashmir was for 15 yrs: Kasuri


April 28th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr.28 (ANI): Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Khursheed Mehmood Kasuri has revealed that India and Pakistan, through back-channel diplomacy, had evolved an 'interim' agreement on the Kashmir issue, and that it ... Read more...

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Hung parliament predicted for Britain


February 23rd, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Britain could see its first hung parliament in more than a quarter of a century, a British newspaper predicted Tuesday after the ratings for the country's main ... Read more...

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Israeli President Peres urges youth to join politics


February 2nd, 2010 - 1:55 am ICT by BNO News
JERUSALEM (BNO NEWS) – Israeli President Shimon Peres on Monday urged Israeli youth to roll up their sleeves and begin to join politics.President Peres gave his remarks at the opening of a ... Read more...

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PM wants more ‘meaningful voice’ for women in politics


January 5th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Mobilising the "vast latent capabilities of our women" was imperative to democracy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday while advocating a a more meaningful voice ... Read more...

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UK’s first female Muslim peer baroness claimed 100K pounds in alowances


November 19th, 2009 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.19 (ANI): Britain's first female Muslim peer, Baroness Uddin, claimed 100,000 pounds in parliamentary allowances by registering her main home, a property that she barely occupied. According to The Telegraph, she ... Read more...

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Speaker calls for UN Security Council’s reform


November 17th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has called for "a comprehensive reform of the UN Security Council" including expansion in both the permanent and non-permanent membership categories ... Read more...

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British MP calls for cancellation of Queen’s speech for democracy’s sake


November 16th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 16 (ANI): Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has called for the cancellation of the Queen's speech that would mark the beginning of the new parliamentary session, by saying that her ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar leaves for New York


November 13th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) A parliamentary delegation led by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Friday left for New York to attend the second meeting of the Preparatory Committee of the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh parliament to sue ex-speaker, two officials


October 14th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 14 (IANS) The Bangladesh parliament has decided to sue its former speaker and two senior officials for alleged misappropriation of funds. The Jatiya Sangsad (national assembly) passed a unanimous resolution ... Read more...

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