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‘A democracy must debate, parliament disruptions no option’


September 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Parliamentary debate is the only option in a democracy but this can happen only if the house is allowed to function, political leaders across ... Read more...

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Police acting only against Muslims, Yadavs: RJD


August 28th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 28 (IANS) The RJD Tuesday accused the Bihar government of confiscating the property of only Muslims and Yadavs charged with crime.The allegation was made by RJD leader Abdul ... Read more...

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Bihar assembly committee to probe ‘health scam’


August 9th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 8 (IANS) The Bihar assembly speaker Wednesday ordered a house committee probe into the alleged removal of uteruses of over 16,000 below poverty line women in the ... Read more...

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Ex-RJD MP’s relative among two killed in Patna


July 10th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 10 (IANS) The brother-in-law of former RJD parliamentarian Subhash Yadav was among two people who were shot dead in Bihar capital by unidentified assailants, police said Tuesday.The body ... Read more...

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Bihar seeks bail cancellation of 101 criminals


July 6th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 6 (IANS) In a bid to check increasing crime, the Bihar government has sought cancellation of bail to 101 criminals, including politicians and gangsters convicted for murder, kidnapping, ... Read more...

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Cornered Congress to ‘reach out’ to smaller parties (Second Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Manmohan Singh will continue as prime minister till 2014, a cornered Congress broke its silence to declare Thursday, amid indications it would reach out ... Read more...

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Lalu plans protest against Bihar government


May 28th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 28 (IANS) The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Monday announced a plan to launch a state-wide agitation against what he called the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government's failure on all ... Read more...

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Strike hits normal life in parts of Bihar


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 22 (IANS) Normal life was hit in Bihar's Magadh region Tuesday by a day-long strike called by the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) to protest the killing of a ... Read more...

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Horse trading: Premises of 14 Jharkhand MLAs raided


May 18th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday conducted raids at the premises of 14 Jharkhand legislators, including Labour Minister Chandra Prakash Chaudhary, as part of its ... Read more...

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Government steps up efforts for consensus on Lokpal


May 11th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Government is trying to build a consensus on the Lokpal Bill and will discuss the issue with some key political parties during the weekend, ... Read more...

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Lalu attacks Nitish over Modi handshake (Lead)


May 6th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna/New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) A day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar warmly greeted his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi at a meeting in New Delhi, Rashtriya Janata Dal ... Read more...

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BJP tries to bridge gaps on presidential contest (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Indore, May 2 (IANS) Amid differences over the presidential contest, the BJP Wednesday tried to bridge the gap with its leader Sushma Swaraj meeting Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president ... Read more...

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Pawar meets Sonia over presidential poll


April 25th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Wednesday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi to evolve "consensus" on the presidential election due ... Read more...

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Two UP Congress leaders hitch onto Samajwadi Party bicycle (News Analysis)


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) Notwithstanding the bonhomie evident at the recent meeting between Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, ties between the state's ruling ... Read more...

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Lalu’s RJD backs Nitish on Bihar Day in Mumbai


April 13th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 13 (IANS) They may be bitter political rivals, but Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has thrown its weight behind Chief Minister Nitish Kumar when it comes ... Read more...

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BJP backtracks, votes for JMM candidate


March 30th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 30 (IANS) Backtracking from its stand that it would abstain, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday voted in favour of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) candidate in ... Read more...

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Two cops suspended for slapping legislator


March 30th, 2012 - 1:45 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 30 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda announced suspension of two policemen accused of slapping a BJP legislator Thursday.Uma Shankar Akela of BJP and Janardan Paswan a legislator ... Read more...

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Clamour for action against V.K. Singh grows (Lead)


March 29th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The chorus for strong action against army chief Gen. V.K. Singh grew louder Thursday following reports that he had sought a CBI probe on graft ... Read more...

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Clamour for action against V.K. Singh grows


March 29th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The chorus for strong action against army chief V.K. Singh grew louder Thursday after reports that he had sought a CBI probe into a serving ... Read more...

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Have not said anything wrong, says Kejriwal


March 26th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal Monday justified his allegation that many members of parliament, including ministers, were corrupt and rapists, saying he has not ... Read more...

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Opposition wants CBI probe into money seizure


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 22 (IANS) After the income tax department seized Rs.4 crore of money from a businessman-turned-Janata Dal-United treasurer Vinay Kumar Sinha Thursday, the opposition demanded a CBI probe.Rashtriya Janata ... Read more...

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PM scotches mid-term poll talk, says UPA has the numbers (Second Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lucknow, March 12 (IANS) Brushing aside speculation of mid-term polls, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) had the numbers even as Samajwadi Party, ... Read more...

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On Holi, Nitish dons pink for Badal


March 9th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 9 (IANS) It was celebrated a day later in Bihar owing to astrological reasons, but Holi came with all its colours and camaraderie when it did Friday. Among ... Read more...

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Kejriwal’s ‘rapist-MPs’ remark angers politicians (Lead)


February 26th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Political parties across the spectrum Sunday slammed Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal for his "outrageous" remarks that "rapists, murderers and looters" were sitting in ... Read more...

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SC issues notice to CBI on Pappu Yadav’s bail plea


February 6th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court (SC) Monday asked CBI to respond to a plea by former RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav seeking bail.Pappu Yadav is ... Read more...

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‘No action against MP who tore Lokpal bill’


February 1st, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha has conceded that despite a provision in parliamentary rules, no action was taken against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Rajneeti Prasad, who ... Read more...

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Trinamool takes on Congress in Manipur


January 22nd, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Jan 22 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Sunday said it will field 47 candidates in Manipur and that unlike West Bengal, it has no alliance with the ruling Congress ... Read more...

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Congress eyes hat-trick in Manipur (Manipur Newsletter)


January 20th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Jan 20 (IANS) The ruling Congress party in Manipur is making a spirited attempt to stage a political hat-trick, pitted as it is against a fractured opposition in the ... Read more...

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Ink attack stuns Ramdev, attacker faces mob fury (Roundup)


January 14th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) A man hurled black ink on Baba Ramdev here Saturday when the yoga guru refused claims that the 2008 Batla House gun battle here ... Read more...

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Parties, Team Anna condemn attack on Ramdev (Lead)


January 14th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Parties like the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) joined Team Anna Saturday in condemning the ink attack on yoga guru ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned amid chaos, minus Lokpal (Second Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 2:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Two days after the Lokpal bill was cleared by the Lok Sabha, it failed to get past the Rajya Sabha Thursday as the house ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha disrupted, adjourned for 15 minutes (Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for 15 minutes Thursday night following opposition protests when Minister of State V. Narayanasamy was making an aggressive speech during ... Read more...

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RJD MP tears document in Rajya Sabha


December 30th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) In a shocking act, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) member Rajniti Prasad Thursday night tore the Lokpal bill after snatching it from Minister of State for ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill fate uncertain, hectic parleys on (Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Uncertainty continued over the fate of the contentious Lokpal bill in the Rajya Sabha Wednesday evening even as government managers held hectic parleys ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill passage uncertain


December 29th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) The passage of Lokpal bill in the Rajya Sabha appears to hang in balance as an United Progressive Alliance (UPA) constituent and other parties ... Read more...

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