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Gender equality prerequisite for inclusive growth: Meira Kumar


September 13th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Gender equality and women's empowerment are not only human rights issues but also prerequisites for achieving inclusive and sustainable growth, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira ... Read more...

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Hazare told Khurshid ‘he had no choice’


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Anna Hazare had nothing against the Congress and was aware of the shortcomings of some of his Team Anna colleagues but "had no choice ... Read more...

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Polling to elect next Indian president ends


July 19th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The seven-hour polling in Parliament House here and state legislatures across India to elect the next president ended at 5 p.m. Thursday, even as ... 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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Bring amended Lokpal Bill in budget session: Karat


January 20th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Assailing the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for failing to bring in an effective Lokpal Bill, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) chief Prakash Karat Friday demanded ... Read more...

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State assemblies: fewer sittings, scarcer debates


December 29th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Although they form the backbone of Indian democracy, most state assemblies in India don't hold sufficient number of sittings or debates on legislation and ... Read more...

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Leave it to states to set up Lokayuktas: Trinamool


December 27th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress, an ally of the Congress in the ruling combine, Tuesday objected to the government's anti-graft Lokpal bill on the ground that ... 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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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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Implement Anna’s demands, but under constitution: Yechury


August 27th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist MP Sitaram Yechury Saturday said he agreed to the three demands of activist Anna Hazare, but said they will have ... Read more...

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Centre trying to bulldoze GST through: Jayalalithaa


August 22nd, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday charged the central government with trying to bulldoze in parliament the Constitution (115th Amendment) Bill, 2011, introducing the ... Read more...

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Apex court dismisses plea against tainted MPs


August 12th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a petition seeking direction to the government to recommend to the president to suspend 154 members of Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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No consensus on women’s quota bill: Bansal


July 29th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Over a year after the Rajya Sabha passed the women's quota bill amidst drama, the government Friday said consensus among political parties on passing ... Read more...

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Can’t blame courts if they try to help poor: Apex court


July 14th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court has slammed the political executive both at the central and the state level for tardy implementation of welfare schemes and raising the ... Read more...

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Domestic violence very high in Asia-Pacific: UN report


July 6th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Nearly half the population of women in the Asia-Pacific region have experienced physical and sexual violence at the hands of their partners, a report by ... 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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Mexico women activists demand safe abortion


May 29th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 29 (IANS/EFE) Activists from more than 40 civil organisations protested in Mexico City to demand that the federal government permit abortion nationwide as a woman's right to ... Read more...

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Women to rule over one-third of Indian population


May 13th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) With the results of West Bengal and Tamil Nadu assembly elections Friday throwing up two women chief ministers, almost one-third of India's over 1.2 ... Read more...

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Will jailing bigwigs refurbish government’s image? (Comment)


April 30th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
The earlier belief that there are two sets of laws - one for the poor and another for the rich - is slowly being eroded. The process started more than ... Read more...

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Kansas Governor signs late-term abortion ban


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kansas, Apr.13 (ANI): Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed a law, which bans late-term abortions.The Kansas's Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act bars abortions at 22 weeks gestation, generally 20 weeks after ... Read more...

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PM reiterates commitment for quotas for women (Lead)


March 18th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday reiterated his government's commitment to providing reservations for women in local bodies, state legislatures and parliament, but agreed that ... Read more...

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PM reiterates commitment for quotas for women


March 18th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday reiterated his government's commitment to providing reservations for women in local bodies, state legislatures and parliament.Addressing the India Today ... Read more...

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Women MPs’ day in parliament (Roundup)


March 8th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) With the world observing International Women's Day, Indian lawmakers Tuesday made a strong pitch for reserving one-third seats in parliament and state legislatures for ... Read more...

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Gaiety, fanfare as India celebrates International Women’s Day (Roundup)


March 8th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) India joined in the celebrations of International Women's Day with the rest of the world Tuesday with much gaiety and fanfare. However, the shocking ... Read more...

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On Women’s Day, MPs pitch for women’s reservation


March 8th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Lawmakers - men and women, ruling and opposition - on International Women's Day Tuesday pitched strongly for one-third representation for women in parliament and ... Read more...

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Patil hopeful Lok Sabha will consider women’s quota bill


February 21st, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday expressed sincere hope that the controversial bill to provide 33 percent quota in state legislatures and parliament seats to women will be ... Read more...

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President Patil hopes Women’s Reservation Bill will be considered by Lok Sabha


February 21st, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil today expressed hope that the Women's Reservation Bill, passed by Rajya Sabha, would be considered by the Lok Sabha at the earliest."My government ... Read more...

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Women’s reservation bill among 66 listed for budget session


February 18th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Bills for reserving seats for women in parliament and state legislatures, setting up a national council for higher education and research, a national commission for human ... Read more...

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CPI-M flays apex court on ban on roadside meetings


January 7th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday described as "highly unfortunate" the Supreme Court decision to uphold a ban on public meetings and rallies on roadsides in ... Read more...

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I am scared to lose Amethi: Rahul


December 19th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Mentioning that 33 percent reservation for women may soon be implemented in parliament and the state legislatures, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Sunday noted in a ... Read more...

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Bhagwati to speak on Indian economy, reforms


December 1st, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) India's economic growth and reforms would be the focus of eminent economist Jagdish Bhagwati, a Columbia University teacher, at the third Professor Hiren Mukerjee Lecture in ... Read more...

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Jagdish Bhagwati to deliver Hiren Mukherjee Lecture


November 25th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Eminent Indian economist Jagdish Bhagwati who teaches at Columbia University will speak on reforms in the country at the third Professor Hiren Mukerjee Lecture in Parliament ... Read more...

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Health Minister Azad pitches for specialised public health cadre


August 31st, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday pitched for the creation of a specialized public health cadre, including a Directorate of Public Health in states, to ... Read more...

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Rajan Zed presented with “Global Civil Rights Award” in USA


August 30th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Aug 30 (ANI): Noted religious statesman Rajan Zed was bestowed with prestigious "Vishwa Nagarik Adhikar Hindu Shiromani Puraskar" (Global Civil Rights Hindu Jewel Award) in California Hinduism Summit in Sunnyvale ... Read more...

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