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Stalling parliament also part of democracy: BJP (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Seeking to blame the government for the partially washed out monsoon session, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday blamed corruption for the lost session, ... Read more...

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Parliamentary approval for NIMHANS Bill


September 4th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) A bill seeking to provide "institution of national importance" status to the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences in Bangalore was accorded parliamentary ... Read more...

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Nod to bill for separate cadres for Manipur, Tripura


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Monday cleared a bill for the establishment of a separate cadre of the Indian administrative, police and forest services for Manipur ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill delayed, select committee to give report in winter session


August 31st, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Bringing further delay to the passage of the anti-graft Lokpal bill, the term of the select committee of Rajya Sabha, which is looking into ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha passes chemical weapons, AIIMS bills


August 30th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Thursday passed a bill for regulating chemical weapons in accordance with international convention and another to set up more AIIMS-like institutes amidst ... Read more...

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No-trust motion against Dhumal defeated in Himachal (Lead)


August 29th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 28 (IANS) The Congress sponsored no-confidence motion against the 56-month-old Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Himachal Pradesh was defeated in the state assembly Tuesday night.After over ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha approves youth institute’s upgrade


August 9th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Thursday approved a bill to declare the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development in Sriperumbudur as an institution of national ... Read more...

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BJP motion on Assam violence rejected (Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) An adjournment motion moved by the BJP over the government's failure to check illegal infiltration and ethnic violence in Assam was defeated by voice ... Read more...

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BJP adjournment motion on Assam violence rejected


August 8th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) An adjournment motion on the violence in Assam moved by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Lok Sabha Wednesday was rejected by ... Read more...

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US apologises for 1882 law targeting Chinese migrants


June 19th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution apologising for a discriminating law passed in 1882 that targeted Chinese migrants.In a voice vote, the House ... Read more...

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BJP amends constitution to extend Gadkari’s term (Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday passed an amendment to its constitution which will now enable party president Nitin Gadkari's term to be extended by ... Read more...

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US slaps new sanctions on Iran


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) The US senate Monday approved new sanctions against Iran's energy sector in an effort to further pressure Tehran on its disputed nuclear programme.The move came ahead ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill sent to Rajya Sabha select committee (Lead)


May 21st, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The much-awaited Lokpal bill was Monday sent to a select committee of the Rajya Sabha soon after being taken up in the house after a ... Read more...

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Government wants consensus on rules on internet content (Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The government Thursday said it does not stand for censorship and regulation of free speech and assured Rajya Sabha members that it will evolve a ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha nod for 2G panel’s extension


May 17th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Thursday agreed to extend the term of the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probing the 2G spectrum issue till the end of ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha passes bill on sexual offences against kids


May 11th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Thursday passed a bill to protect children from sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography and to establish special courts for the speedy ... Read more...

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Parliament passes MCI amendment bill


May 10th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Parliament Wednesday passed the Medical Council of India (MCI) amendment bill after the Rajya Sabha adopted the motion for its passage following Health Minister ... Read more...

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Stormy start to parliament, 8 Congress MPs suspended (Roundup)


April 24th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Congress Tuesday moved to get eight of its MPs suspended from the Lok Sabha for repeatedly disrupting the house ... Read more...

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Congress moves to suspend eight MPs from Lok Sabha (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Lok Sabha Tuesday suspended eight Congress MPs from the Telangana region after the party itself moved a motion against ... Read more...

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14 Shiv Sena, BJP legislators in Maharashtra suspended for year


March 30th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) A total of 14 opposition legislators - 13 of the Shiv Sena and one of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - were Friday suspended from ... Read more...

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Odisha assembly appeals for Italians’ release


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 22 (IANS) The Odisha assembly Thursday appealed to the Maoists to release the two Italians the rebels had kidnapped March 14.The resolution, moved by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adopts motion of thanks on president’s address (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Monday adopted the motion of thanks on the president's address after a huge number of amendments moved by the opposition were ... Read more...

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Akhilesh set to take over, promises a new UP (Roundup)


March 10th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 10 (IANS) Akhilesh Yadav, a 38-year-old environmental engineer from Sydney, will be sworn in as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Thursday. After the announcement Saturday, the new ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill passed amid Anna fast, but Congress stumped (Intro Roundup)


December 28th, 2011 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Tuesday night finally approved a bill to create a Lokpal but a move to grant it constitutional status failed, leaving the ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill passed amid Anna fast, but Congress stumped (Roundup)


December 28th, 2011 - 2:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Tuesday night finally approved a bill to create a Lokpal but a move to grant it constitutional status failed, leaving the ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha passes Lokpal bill but no constitutional status (Second Lead)


December 28th, 2011 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Tuesday gave its assent to the historic Lokpal bill after the government agreed to bring official amendments at the end of ... Read more...

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Left accuses Trinamool government of violating norms


December 16th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left Front Friday accused the Trinamool Congress government of violating constitutional and legislative norms and requested Governor M.K. Narayanan to withhold his ... Read more...

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White paper on black money, promises government (Roundup)


December 14th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) After a day-long debate and bitter criticism from the opposition on its poor handling of the black money menace, the government Wednesday said it ... Read more...

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Government to bring white paper on black money: Pranab (Lead)


December 14th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Stating the government would bring out a white paper on the issue of black money, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday dismissed reports that an ... Read more...

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Advani’s adjournment motion on black money defeated


December 14th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Wednesday defeated by a voice vote the adjournment motion moved by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani on the issue ... Read more...

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Maharashtra BJP legislators burn paddy in assembly, one suspended


December 13th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Dec 13 (IANS) Uproarious scenes continued in the Maharashtra assembly for the second consecutive day Tuesday with some Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators burning paddy inside the legislature ... Read more...

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Bihar assembly passes Lokayukta bill


December 7th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 7 (IANS) The Bihar assembly Wednesday passed a bill for setting up a three-member Lokayukta with jurisdiction to probe corruption charges against public servants from the chief ... Read more...

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Delhi assembly passes bill to trifurcate MCD


December 1st, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The Delhi assembly Thursday passed the Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill which will pave the way for trifurcation of the civic body.The bill was ... Read more...

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BSP passes state split resolution, triggers opposition protest (Roundup)


November 21st, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 21 (IANS) In a political sleight of hand, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Monday managed to get a resolution for division of Uttar Pradesh - the country's ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh division needs central government, parliament approval


November 21st, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Though the Uttar Pradesh assembly Monday passed a resolution seeking division of the state into four states by a voice vote without any discussion, the ... Read more...

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