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Hillary Clinton to visit India, China, Bangladesh


April 27th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to India, China and Bangladesh next month to discuss bilateral relations, the State Department said Thursday.Clinton will visit ... Read more...

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Two top US officials visit South Asia


February 7th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 7 (IANS) Under Secretary of State Maria Otero and Assistant Secretary of State Robert O. Blake are visiting South Asia to meet government leaders, rights activists and ... Read more...

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Unesco to help draft Myanmar media law


February 4th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 4 (IANS) Myanmar will draft a media law with help from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), the official media reported Saturday.The information ministry is drafting ... Read more...

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Four top US officials to visit Sri Lanka


January 12th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka awaits four senior US officials who will meet government officials, civil society representatives, business leaders and political leaders here in the coming weeks.Ambassador James ... Read more...

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Clinton wraps up Myanmar visit


December 2nd, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrapped up her three-day official visit to Myanmar Friday, saying there remains much work to be done with Myanmar in ... Read more...

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‘Kerala’s police complaints authority inefficient’


November 18th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 18 (IANS) There is widespread dissatisfaction with the functioning and inefficiency of the authority that deals with complaints by and against the police in Kerala, according to an ... Read more...

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Audio recordings of Lokpal deliberations to be released


October 9th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) The government is ready to provide an audio recording of the meetings of the joint drafting committee, comprising five ministers and five civil society ... Read more...

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Sharad Yadav asks Hazare supporters to be civil


August 27th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sharad Yadav Saturday took a dig at some of Anna Hazare's supporters and associates, amidst roars of laughter from MPs ... Read more...

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Kejriwal blames Chidambaram, Sibal for talks breakdown (Lead)


August 25th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Senior ministers Kapil Sibal and P. Chidambaram strongly opposed the talks between government and civil society representatives and jeopardised the negotiations over the contentious Lokpal ... Read more...

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Lokpal row: Fourth round of talks Thursday


August 25th, 2011 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The government and civil society representatives are likely to resume their talks over the contentious Lokpal bill Thursday as social activist Anna Hazare's anti-graft hunger ... Read more...

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Muslims bigger victims of corruption, says cleric


August 22nd, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Declaring support for Anna Hazare's fast for a stronger Lokpal bill, the All India Ulema Council (AIUC) claimed Monday that religious minorities like Muslims are bigger ... Read more...

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Indian PM defends arrest of anti-graft activist


August 17th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI (BNO NEWS) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday defended Delhi Police for its action against social activist Anna Hazare who was arrested by police to prevent him from ... Read more...

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Anna’s arrest allowed by law: Chidambaram


August 17th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Amidst an opposition attack on the government over the arrest of Gandhian Anna Hazare, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday defended the Delhi Police action, ... Read more...

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Congress’ comments on Anna unfortunate, says BJP (Lead)


August 14th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Terming as "unfortunate" the Congress's accusation of corruption against social activist Anna Hazare, the Bharatiya Janata Party Sunday demanded Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Indian activist slams police restrictions on his anti-corruption fast


August 14th, 2011 - 2:20 am ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI (BNO NEWS) -- Indian activist Anna Hazare on Saturday slammed authorities for imposing restrictions on his planned fast against corruption, the Hindustan Times reported.Hazare wrote to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Civil society activists burn copies of Lokpal bill (Lead)


August 4th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Even as the government tabled the Lokpal bill in parliament Thursday, Team Anna members burnt copies of the government's version of the proposed anti-graft law here, ... Read more...

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Burning Lokpal bill an affront to parliament: Government


August 4th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The government Thursday slammed the burning of copies of the Lokpal bill by Anna Hazare and his team members as "an affront to parliament"."It's an ... Read more...

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Lokpal Bill introduced in parliament, opposition protests (Lead)


August 4th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The Lokpal Bill which seeks to combat corruption was Thursday introduced in parliament amid strong protests from the opposition.Minister of State in the Prime ... Read more...

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This Lokpal bill is useless, says Bhushan


August 4th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The present version of the Lokpal bill is useless as it will cause confusion and discourage the common man from complaining against corruption, lawyer Prashant ... Read more...

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Team Anna must trust parliament, says Khurshid


August 4th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare must have faith in parliament, said Law Minister Salman Khurshid Thursday.The draft of the Lokpal bill will be tabled in parliament ... Read more...

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People in Sibal’s constituency want Jan Lokpal bill: Kejriwal (Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) As many as 85 percent people in Chandni Chowk, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal's constituency in Delhi, favour the civil society's version of the anti-corruption ... Read more...

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Cabinet okays Lokpal bill amid flak, Hazare to fast (Roundup)


July 28th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved the draft of an anti-corruption Lokpal bill excluding the prime minister from its ambit, fuelling opposition criticism. An upset ... Read more...

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NDA, Left attend all-party Lokpal meeting (Lead)


July 3rd, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Major opposition groups, including the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the Left parties, are attending an all-party meet to discuss the Lokpal bill being ... Read more...

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All-party meet on Lokpal bill Sunday (Lead)


July 3rd, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) An all-party meet to discuss the Lokpal bill will be held at the prime minister's residence late Sunday afternoon to evolve a consensus over ... Read more...

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All-party meeting on Lokpal bill Sunday


July 3rd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Leaders of all political parties are to meet in the capital Sunday to discuss the anti-graft Lokpal bill.The meeting was called by the government ... Read more...

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Hazare meets Sonia, parties differ on PM under Lokpal (Roundup)


July 2nd, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare met Congress president Sonia Gandhi Saturday to seek her support for the Jan Lokpal bill ahead of Sunday's all-party meeting ... Read more...

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Hazare meets Sonia, to fast again for Lokpal (Lead)


July 2nd, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Civil society activist Anna Hazare Saturday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi to press for a strong Lokpal bill and said he will go on ... Read more...

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Will back government stand on Lokpal bill, says Congress


July 2nd, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Congress Saturday said it would support the party-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's stand on the anti-graft Lokpal bill.Briefing the media soon after ... Read more...

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Team Anna seeks TDP’s support for Lokpal bill


July 2nd, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 2 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare's team Saturday sought support of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) for a strong anti-corruption Lokpal Bill.Hazare's associate and Right to Information ... Read more...

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Team Anna seek to meet three women chief ministers


July 2nd, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) In a bid to canvass support for a stringent Lokpal bill, social activist Anna Hazare and other civil society representatives have sought appointments ... Read more...

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BJP assured us of a strong Lokpal: Anna


July 1st, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Gandhian Anna Hazare, who along with other members of the civil society met 11 leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here Friday, said ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi not to meet Anna Hazare Thursday (Lead)


June 30th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi would not be meeting social activist Anna Hazare and other civil society representatives pitching for a Lokpal bill Thursday, a ... Read more...

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Team Anna to meet Advani July 1


June 28th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Team Anna Tuesday said a presentation on both the versions of the Lokpal bill would be made before representatives of the Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Babri demolition, BSP alliance Congress’s mistakes: Digvijay


June 25th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Saturday said failure to prevent demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992 and the pre-poll alliance with the Bahujan ... Read more...

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Kejriwal, Bedi meet Advani over Lokpal bill


June 24th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Civil society activists Friday met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani and will soon present their version of the proposed Lokpal bill to ... Read more...

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