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After 13 days of disruption, monsoon session ends (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Parliament was adjourned sine die Friday, after a month-long monsoon session that witnessed 13 days of disruption in 20-day session.The session ended after the ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi urges parties to back quota bill


September 5th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Wednesday appealed to all parties to cooperate in passing in parliament a bill that provides for quotas in promotions for Dalits and ... Read more...

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SP, BSP MPs scuffle over promotion quota bill (Second Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was marred for the 11th day Wednesday over the 'coalgate' saga, but it was an ugly clash between a BSP and ... Read more...

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No report of Chinese incursion in Kashmir: Antony


September 5th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday said there was no report of any Chinese incursion in Jammu and Kashmir but stressed that the areas along the ... Read more...

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Quota bill in Rajya Sabha, SP, BSP lock horns (Second Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Amid repeated disruptions and vociferous protests, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day Wednesday, but not before the government introduced the controversial promotion ... Read more...

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Promotion quota bill in Rajya Sabha, SP, BSP lock horns (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Amid repeated disruptions and vociferous protests, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day Wednesday, but not before the government introduced a bill for ... Read more...

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Promotions quota bill Wednesday, says government


September 4th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The government said it will Wednesday bring a constitutional amendment bill to provide reservations to scheduled castes/scheduled tribes (SC/STs) in job promotions and ... Read more...

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Uzbekistan bans foreign military bases on its territory


August 31st, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Tashkent, Aug 30 (IANS) Uzbekistan's parliament voted Thursday to ban foreign military bases on its territory, reported Xinhua.The members of the Senate, parliament's upper house, approved a foreign policy bill ... Read more...

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Russia calls on US to ratify CTBT


August 30th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) by the US will speed up the document's entry into force, the speaker of the Russian ... Read more...

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PM not allowed to speak; both houses adjourned till 2 p.m. (Second Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were adjourned till 2 p.m. Monday as the BJP refused to allow Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to make a statement ... Read more...

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Opposition not in mood to talk: Bansal (Lead)


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) With parliament crippled for a third day Thursday over the BJP's demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's ouster, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal ... Read more...

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Parliament again disrupted over coal saga (Second Lead)


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were disrupted for the third day Thursday as the opposition insisted on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over the alleged ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa condoles Deshmukhs’s death


August 14th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday expressed her shock and grief at the death of union science and technology minister and former chief minister of ... Read more...

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Whistle Blowers bill introduced in Rajya Sabha


August 14th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Whistle Blowers Protection Bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.It was introduced by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension V. ... Read more...

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Mumbai violence raised in Rajya Sabha


August 14th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The violence in Mumbai during a rally to protest Assam violence had its echo in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday with a Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Whistleblowers bill likely to come in Rajya Sabha Tuesday


August 13th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The whistleblowers protection bill is likely to be introduced in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday, government sources said Monday.The legislation, which is one of the important ... Read more...

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Vice President Ansari welcomed by Rajya Sabha


August 13th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Vice President M. Hamid Ansari was Monday welcomed by Rajya Sabha members as he attended the upper house as chairman for the first day ... Read more...

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Shinde apologises for ‘filmy’ remark against Bachchan (Second Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Thursday was forced to apologise to Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan for a disparaging remark that caused an uproar in ... Read more...

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Shinde forced to apologise to Jaya Bachchan in Rajya Sabha (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Thursday had to retract his remarks and apologise to Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan for a remark on her Bollywood ... Read more...

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Government moots women’s helpline in 12th Plan


August 9th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The central government is planning to launch a women's helpline number under the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), the Rajya Sabha was informed Thursday."The working ... Read more...

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Army standoff in Kashmir blown out of proportion: PM


August 9th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The standoff between officers and soldiers of an armoured unit of the army in Jammu and Kashmir was being "blown out of proportion", Prime ... Read more...

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SC order against quotas in promotions rocks parliament (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The issue of reservation in promotions in government jobs in Uttar Pradesh saw an uproar in both houses of parliament Thursday with the Rajya ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned over quotas in promotions


August 9th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned Thursday after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) members raised the issue of reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes groups ... Read more...

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Tendulkar, Rekha attend Rajya Sabha session


August 8th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Wednesday was cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's first day in parliament as a nominated member."It is a new experience for me. When I'm ready to speak, ... Read more...

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Assam violence leads to uproar, parliament adjourned till noon (Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were adjourned Wednesday after members raised an uproar over the Assam violence, the Telangana statehood issue and the desecration of ... Read more...

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Presidential poll conclude in Uttar Pradesh


July 19th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) As many as 401 of the 403 legislators of the Uttar Pradesh assembly cast their votes here in the presidential poll Thursday, and the other two ... Read more...

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Prasad to be deputy opposition leader in Rajya Sabha


July 19th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad is set to become the deputy leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha as his name was suggested ... Read more...

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National leaders condole Dara Singh’s death (Lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Top national leaders of the country Thursday condoled the passing away of wrestler-turned-actor Dara Singh, describing him as an icon and a champion.Prime ... Read more...

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PM condoles passing away of Dara Singh


July 12th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday expressed deep grief over the passing away of wrestler-actor Dara Singh and said he had been an inspiration and ... Read more...

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UP governor okays bill extending Lokayukta’s term


July 7th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Governor B.L. Joshi has given his nod to the Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta and Deputy Lokayukta Amendment Bill 2012, which increases the tenure of ... Read more...

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Congress nominee loses in Karnataka council poll


June 12th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore,June 11 (IANS) The Congress suffered a setback in the Karnataka legislative council poll Monday, as one of its four nominees lost due to cross-voting in the secret ballot, ... Read more...

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Congress nominee loses in Karnataka council poll


June 12th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore,June 11 (IANS) The Congress suffered a setback in the Karnataka legislative council poll Monday, as one of its four nominees lost due to cross-voting in the secret ballot, ... Read more...

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MP Sachin Tendulkar says no to government bungalow


June 9th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, recently nominated to the Rajya Sabha, has opted out of staying in a government bungalow allotted to him in the ... Read more...

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EU needs fiscal, bank integration: Spanish PM


June 6th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 6 (IANS/EFE) The European Union should move toward fiscal and banking integration, said Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.Rajoy also said that the EU should make clear that the ... Read more...

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MPs can now use iPads in house


June 4th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Lok Sabha MPs would soon be able to use iPads in the house with a parliamentary panel clearing wi-fi connectivity in the lower house of ... Read more...

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