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Quota bill not to divert attention: Congress


September 6th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The job promotion quota bill was meant for social justice, the Congress said Thursday, a day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) called the ... Read more...

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SP against promotion quota bill, BJP wants amendments


September 4th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Soon after the union cabinet Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment bill for reservation in job promotions to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, the Samajwadi ... Read more...

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Legislative agenda for parliament’s monsoon session (With curtain raiser)


August 6th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The month-long monsoon session of parliament beginning Wednesday has 31 new bills listed on the agenda for passage.There are another 118 bills ... Read more...

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Government to face opposition heat on Assam violence, power outages (Curtain raiser)


August 6th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The opposition is expected to corner the government on a range of issues, including the riots in Assam, power outages and low-intensity blasts in ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari: Seasoned diplomat and scholar, respected leader (Profile)


July 14th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, who was Saturday chosen as United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) candidate for a second term in the post, is a ... Read more...

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Speaker’s nod for panel to suggest new home for parliament (Lead)


July 14th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Parliament may have a new building in place of the existing 85-year-old heritage structure with Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar giving approval for setting ... Read more...

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Bengal passes bill on 17 percent OBC reservation


July 6th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) The West Bengal assembly Friday passed a bill providing 17 percent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in government jobs in two different categories.Category A ... Read more...

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Opposition slams UPA’s performance on third anniversary


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday slammed the Congress-led UPA-II government's performance on its third anniversary, saying ... Read more...

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Jamia Millia chief backs women’s quota bill


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung Wednesday advocated the passage of the women's reservation bill to empower the poor and ordinary Indian women.Giving the ... Read more...

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Rs.4.75 lakh course for aspiring women politicians


April 10th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) An NGO Tuesday launched a certificate course in political leadership for women, aiming to create a pool of confident and successful law makers. The 10-week ... Read more...

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Government to pursue Lokpal bill in budget session


March 12th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The government Monday said it will pursue the contentious Lokpal bill in the budget session of parliament which began earlier in the day.The bill was ... Read more...

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SP sends maximum women candidates to UP assembly


March 7th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 7 (IANS) Mulayam Singh Yadav is known to strongly oppose the women's reservation bill, but his Samajwadi Party (SP) has sent the highest number of women candidates ... Read more...

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Northeast women’s panels want 33 percent reservation


February 9th, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 9 (IANS) Saying there is gender discrimination in the northeast when it comes to politics, women's commissions in the states of the region have pressed for 33 percent ... Read more...

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After Lokpal, hope floats for quota in women’s bill


December 25th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) With the government conceding to quota for the Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), backwards classes and minorities in the Lokpal bill, the Yadav ... Read more...

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Tough-talking Sonia says she will fight for Lokpal (Evening Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Hitting out at those behind "a deliberate and malicious misinformation" campaign against the Congress, party chief Sonia Gandhi Wednesday said she was ready to ... Read more...

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Sonia ready to fight for Lokpal, women’s quota bills (Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday said she was ready to fight for the anti-graft Lokpal and women's reservation bills in the Lok Sabha and ... Read more...

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Ramesh favours women’s reservation bill


November 2nd, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday advocated the passage of the contentious women's reservation bill, to improve women's participation in parliament and the state assemblies.The ... Read more...

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Women slightly behind men in Lok Sabha


September 11th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Even as parliament awaits a conclusion to the Women's Reservation bill, data shows that female MPs are slightly behind their male counterparts in terms of ... Read more...

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PM’s appeal for consensus on Lokpal bill hollow: BJP


August 20th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday termed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's appeal for national consensus on the Lokpal bill as "hollow" and termed the ... Read more...

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List of bills on monsoon agenda (To go with parliament curtain raiser)


July 31st, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The anti-graft Lokpal bill and women's reservation bill are among the significant legislations on the agenda of the month-long monsoon session of parliament that ... Read more...

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Bill awaits parliament nod for 25 years


July 26th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) A bill pending since 1987 is among 81 proposed legislative measures awaiting parliamentary nod before being enacted as law, giving an insight into the ... Read more...

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Speaker to meet politicians on women’s reservation bill


July 13th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will Thursday again try to build consensus at an all-party meet over the controversial women's reservation bill hanging fire ... Read more...

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Congress deviating from parliamentary tradition: BJP


June 23rd, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has deviated from tradition by not consulting opposition parties before postponing the monsoon session of parliament, BJP leader ... Read more...

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Consensus again eludes women’s reservation bill (Roundup)


June 22nd, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The women's reservation bill that seeks to reserve 33 percent seats for women in parliament and state legislatures hit another roadblock with an all-party ... Read more...

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All-party meet fails to evolve consensus on women’s quota bill (Second Lead)


June 22nd, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) An all-party meeting Wednesday failed to evolve consensus on the women's reservation bill, with two of its major opponents, the Samajwadi Party (SP) and ... Read more...

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BSP, SP boycott women’s quota bill meet (Lead)


June 22nd, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday called an all-party meeting to discuss the women's reservation bill, but the parties opposing the measure remained firm ... Read more...

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Women’s quota bill: Opposing parties hope for modifications


June 22nd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Even as Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar called an all-party meeting Wednesday to discuss the women's reservation bill, the parties opposing it made it ... Read more...

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Speaker’s meeting raises hope for women’s quota bill


June 21st, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has called an all-party meeting Wednesday to discuss the Women's Reservation Bill ahead of parliament's monsoon session, giving hope ... Read more...

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Parliament’s monsoon session delayed, to begin Aug 1 (Second Lead)


June 21st, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Parliament's monsoon session, which generally begins in mid-July, has been deferred and will now be held from Aug 1, it was announced here Tuesday."The ... Read more...

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Government serious about women’s quota bill: Bansal


June 21st, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) A day before the all-party meeting on the Women's Reservation Bill, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said the government is serious about the ... Read more...

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Parliament’s monsoon session deferred to Aug 1 (Lead)


June 21st, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Parliament's monsoon session has been deferred, and it will now begin Aug 1, it was announced here Tuesday."The monsoon session will be held Aug ... Read more...

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Woman only nine percent of newly-elected legislators in five states


May 19th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The recent assembly elections in five states in India did give the country two more women chief ministers but the gross representation of women ... Read more...

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‘Mamata, Jayalalithaa victories repose faith in women’


May 13th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) With the doughty Mamata Banerjee and J. Jayalalithaa set to take over the reins in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, respectively, their victory Friday ... Read more...

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Shimla activists hail Hazare triumph


April 9th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 9 (IANS) Various social organisations here celebrated and distributed sweets among people Saturday after social activist Anna Hazare ended his 97-hour fast to press for a stringent anti-graft ... Read more...

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Women power remains low in assembly polls


April 5th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Although the ongoing assembly elections in five states in India could possibly come up with two more women chief ministers, there is hardly anything big ... Read more...

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