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Delhi lawyers observe strike on bar council’s call


July 11th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) City lawyers Wednesday joined the two-day strike called by the Bar Council of India (BCI) to protest a proposed legislation that could affect its autonomy ... Read more...

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Maharashtra, Goa lawyers on strike


July 11th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) About 1.40 lakh lawyers in Maharashtra and Goa Wednesday joined the two-day all-India strike to protest the entry of foreign law institutes and universities and a ... Read more...

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Deferred GAAR not because of any fear: Mukherjee


May 8th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The decision to defer the implementation of the General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) is not because of any fear or apprehensions, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee ... Read more...

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MP protests Himachal’s Lokayukta act (Lead)


April 5th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) A suspended BJP MP in Himachal Pradesh fasted Thursday near the statue of Mahatma Gandhi here to protest the 'draconian' provisions of the state's proposed ... Read more...

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All-party meet fails to break Lokpal logjam


March 23rd, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) An all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Friday to end the stalemate over the anti-graft Lokpal bill ended inconclusively but decided ... Read more...

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Pakistan reviews progress in curbing IEDs


January 14th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Pakistan has reviewed the progress in curbing the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).The review took place at a high-level meeting Friday that was chaired by ... Read more...

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Bar council slams bill on legal education


January 9th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) The central government's proposed Higher Education and Research Bill, 2011 was Monday criticised by the Bar Council of India (BCI), regulator of legal profession and ... Read more...

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Leave Lokpal to parliament’s wisdom: Government (Lead)


December 26th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) A day before Anna Hazare begins his fast against the "weak" Lokpal bill, the government Monday called the agitation premature, saying the anti-graft legislation ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha disrupted ahead of Lokpal bill


December 22nd, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was disrupted Thursday after an uproar over the anti-graft Lokpal bill that is expected to be tabled in the house later ... Read more...

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No comment on Lokpal bill for now: BJP


December 21st, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said it will not comment on the Lokpal bill until the final version of the proposed legislation is ... Read more...

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Gowda opposes communal violence bill


September 10th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda Saturday opposed the communal violence bill saying it was biased against the majority community."I have no hesitation to ... Read more...

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Drafting bill for redressing grievances at grassroots: Ramesh


August 22nd, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Monday that his ministry is drafting a bill for redressing public grievances at the grassroots based on the experience ... Read more...

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Want strong Lokpal, don’t fast: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said the government wants a "strong Lokpal" and those who don't agree with some aspects of a proposed legislation ... Read more...

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Pakistan to set up disaster response force


July 27th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) Pakistan has decided to constitute an inter-provincial response force that will handle emergencies and disasters.The decision to set up the force was taken at a meeting ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill will be drafted by June 30: Chidambaram


June 16th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Even as the civil society members of the Lokpal bill joint drafting committee called the meetings a "drama", Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday said ... Read more...

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Maharashtra forms panel for law on mediapersons’ safety


June 15th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Facing criticism over the killing of journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, the Maharashtra government Wednesday set up a group of senior ministers to look into various aspects of ... Read more...

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Poor should get benefits of land acquisition: Rahul


September 16th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday said the benefits of land acquisition should go to the poor, adding that the differences with the Trinamool Congress on a ... Read more...

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Nuclear Liability Bill to be introduced in Parliament today


May 7th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): The UPA Government is likely to introduce the controversial Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill in the Lok Sabha on Friday, the last day of the current ... Read more...

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Bill on punishment for torture introduced in Lok Sabha


April 26th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A bill proposing punishment for torture inflicted by public servants or torture inflicted by someone with the consent of public servants was introduced in the Lok ... Read more...

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President Barack Obama Appears In Rare FOX News Interview To Support Health Care Reform


March 20th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Mar 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) United States President Barack Obama appeared in an interview with Bret Baier on Fox News on Wednesday to gather last minute support for the health care ... Read more...

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President Barack Obama To Appear On Fox News


March 17th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Washington, Mar 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) United States President Barack Obama is going to make an appearance on Fox News channel on Wednesday, in order to win public support for the ... Read more...

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BJP to issue whip on women’s bill


March 11th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Faced with dissidence over the women's bill, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday said it will issue a whip to its MPs to support the proposed ... Read more...

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Illegal migration from Bangladesh, China matter of concern: Ravi


December 1st, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 1 (IANS) Illegal immigration by Bangladeshi and Chinese nationals is a cause for concern, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi said here Tuesday. Ravi was speaking to reporters after ... Read more...

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50 percent quota for women in panchayats lauded


August 27th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The National Commission of Women Thursday welcomed the cabinet's decision to reserve 50 percent of seats in rural panchayats for women. "We are delighted," NCW chairperson Girija Vyas ... Read more...

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Government moots 50 percent quota for women in panchayats


August 27th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Union Cabinet Thursday decided to reserve 50 percent of the seats in all rural panchayats for women and a bill to this effect is expected ... Read more...

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Himachal approves draft of anti-ragging law


July 18th, 2009 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh moved a step closer to having an anti-ragging law with the state cabinet Saturday approving a draft of the proposed legislation. "The state cabinet Saturday approved the ... Read more...

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Sarkozy assures PM no ban on Sikh turbans


July 16th, 2009 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sharm-el-Sheikh (Egypt), July 16 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has assured Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that there is no ban on Sikhs wearing turbans in his country. Sarkozy's assurance came ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves Right to Education Bill


July 2nd, 2009 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday gave its approval to the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill that, among other things, envisages 25 percent reservation for ... Read more...

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Pak approves new law to protect women against workplace harassment


November 6th, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Nov 6 (ANI): Pakistan federal cabinet is learnt to have approved a new law aiming at protecting women against workplace harassment.The countrys Information Minister Sherry Rehman announced that under ... Read more...

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Bill tabled to ban unauthorized merchandise featuring dead stars


June 23rd, 2008 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
New York , June 23 (ANI): In a move to safeguard the memory of dead celebrities from greedy profiteers, Screen Actors Guild is calling for a legislation that would prevent the ... Read more...

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Bush to veto climate change bill that leaves out India, China


June 3rd, 2008 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 3 (IANS) President George W. Bush would veto climate change legislation to be considered by the US Senate this week because it does not seek action in concert ... Read more...

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Law Minister introduces Women’s Reservation Bill in Rajya Sabha


May 6th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 6 (ANI): A day after the Union Cabinet approved the tabling of the Womens Reservation Bill in Parliament, Law Minister H R Bhardwaj presented it even as Samajwadi ... Read more...

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