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Lokpal bill listed to be tabled in Rajya Sabha (Lead)


May 21st, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The long-discussed Lokpal bill is likely to be tabled Monday in the Rajya Sabha as it is listed in the scheduled business for the ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill listed to be tabled Monday


May 21st, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Lokpal bill is likely to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha Monday as it is listed in the scheduled business for the day.Even though ... Read more...

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Government defends minority quota in Lokpal


December 27th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Defending the inclusion of minority quota in the Lokpal bill, the government Tuesday assured that the anti-graft legislation will be passed after considering the ... Read more...

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Government seeks support on Lokpal, opposition for changes (Second Lead)


December 26th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) With parliament set to debate the Lokpal bill from Tuesday, the government Monday appealed to members to join in passing the anti-graft legislation, even ... Read more...

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BJP slams government on Lokpal, moots amendments to bill (Lead)


December 26th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) A day before parliament debates the Lokpal bill, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday accused the Congress of not wanting a strong anti-graft law, ... Read more...

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Standoff continues, PM says anything can happen


August 24th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) An all-party meeting Wednesday urged Anna Hazare to end his nine-day fast for a strong anti-corruption law but the determined 74-year-old activist refused amid persisting ... Read more...

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Talks stuck on three issues, Hazare to continue fast


August 24th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Talks between the government and Team Anna continued to be hindered by three "sticking issues" Wednesday, when Anna Hazare's fast for a strong Lokpal bill ... Read more...

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Khurshid meets Team Anna ahead of all-party meet (Lead)


August 24th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Ahead of an all-party meet scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, there was a second round of talks between the government and Team Anna, this one involving ... Read more...

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Cabinet to take up Mirage upgrade deal this week


July 9th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The $2.4-billion deal with France for upgrade of India's Mirage-2000 combat planes is all set to come up for discussion at the Cabinet Committee on ... Read more...

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Support strong Lokpal, BJP says after meeting Team Hazare (Roundup)


July 1st, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) met with Team Hazare on the Lokpal bill Friday and said it favours a strong anti-corruption law, but ... Read more...

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Lokpal: Points of contention


June 21st, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The main points of contention between the government and the civil society on the proposed Lokpal bill:Prime Minister: The civil society wants the prime minister ... Read more...

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Defence brass split over French Mirage upgrade deal


June 19th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) With the $2.4 billion Mirage-2000 upgrade deal with France in its final stages, India's defence ministry and air force top brass seem to be split ... Read more...

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Fergie fears Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction


February 5th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 05 (ANI): Fergie has revealed that she has carefully chosen her Superbowl outfit so as to avoid a wardrobe malfunction.The star said that it has been a "challenge" to pick ... Read more...

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Dialogue with Pakistan must despite WikiLeaks, says India (Roundup)


August 8th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) It is vital to talk to Pakistan despite WikiLeaks expose on the role of the Pakistani intelligence in terror attacks on Indian interests, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao ... Read more...

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African Union leader warns of catastrophe if Copenhagen fails


December 7th, 2009 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Dec 7 (DPA) African Union leader Jean Ping warned Monday in Vienna that the population on his continent would disappear if there was no progress at the UN Climate Change Conference ... Read more...

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Indian PM likely to meet Chinese premier in Bangkok


October 16th, 2009 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With China expressing interest, there is a likelihood of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meeting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit ... Read more...

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Rights watchdog slams China for covering up its records


June 11th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, June 11 (DPA) International watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) Thursday accused China of attempting to "whitewash" its rights record at the United Nations after Beijing rejected 70 recommendations to stop abuses ... Read more...

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