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Key bills pile up as BJP stalls parliament


August 26th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Key bills on internal security, farmers, price rise and economic slowdown are on the backburner as parliament remains stalled over the BJP's demand for ... Read more...

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Pass Lokpal, whistle blowers bills in monsoon session: Aruna Roy


August 24th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) National Advisory Council (NAC) member Aruna Roy Friday demanded passage of the Lokpal bill, the grievance redressal bill and the whistle blowers' protection bill ... 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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PMO attempts to blunt Anna’s protest campaign (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) With Anna Hazare giving an ultimatum for the Jan Lokpal Bill to be brought in parliament this session, the government Tuesday listed some of ... Read more...

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White paper gives no estimate of black money abroad (Lead)


May 21st, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The government Monday released the much-awaited white paper on black money, which makes a strong pitch for setting up the Lokpal and Lokayuktas but ... Read more...

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Government cornered in Rajya Sabha, defers 2 bills


March 29th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) It was double embarrassment for the government in Rajya Sabha when it had to defer two important bills amidst opposition protests.The Border Security Force ... Read more...

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Cellphone coupon to update public about Anna’s programme


March 25th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Team Anna has come up with a new concept to spread awareness among people about its programme over the year: a Rs.25 coupon's code to ... Read more...

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Full faith in Anna’s movement, say whistle-blowers’ families, friends


March 25th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Families of whistle-blowers who were killed after they raised voice against corruption joined Anna Hazare's day-long fast at Jantar Mantar Sunday and expressed full ... Read more...

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Anna breaks one-day token fast


March 25th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare Sunday broke his one-day token fast demanding an all-powerful anti-graft legislation and a strong legal protection for whistle-blowers.The 74-year-old activist ... Read more...

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Bring Lokpal Bill or go, Hazare tells government


March 25th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Accusing the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of not being serious about the Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare Sunday said it must go if it ... Read more...

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Government has failed to protect whistleblowers: Hazare


March 25th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The government has failed in protecting people who are fighting against corruption in the country, said activist Anna Hazare Sunday ahead of his day-long ... Read more...

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Anna threatens a bigger Lokpal movement (Lead)


March 23rd, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Anna Hazare Friday said his team will build public opinion against the government's "useless" Lokpal bill and threatened a bigger anti-corruption stir if his ... Read more...

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Anna threatens of a bigger Lokpal movement


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) As the all-party meeting on the Lokpal bill failed to reach consensus, Anna Hazare Friday threatened a bigger anti-corruption stir if the government fails ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh CM to meet Team Anna next week


March 15th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 15 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will Monday meet members of Team Anna to discuss the Jan Lokpal bill and complaints of illegal mining. ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare postpones fast to March 25


March 14th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Anti-graft campaigner Anna Hazare, who was to sit on a day-long fast at Jantar Mantar Sunday to demand parliament pass the Lokpal bill, has ... Read more...

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Team Anna to stage fast seeking justice for slain officer


March 12th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Team Anna members will stage a three-day fast in Bhopal from Tuesday demanding enactment of a stringent law to protect whistle blowers and justice for ... Read more...

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Long way to go to ensure probity: PM


February 3rd, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said the government had taken several legal and administrative measures to curb corruption in the past year but there ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha takes up judicial accountability bill


December 28th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) A day after getting the Lokpal and whistle-blowers bill passed, the government Wednesday introduced in the Lok Sabha the judicial accountability legislation that seeks to ... Read more...

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Whistle-blowers bill passed by Lok Sabha


December 28th, 2011 - 1:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The Lok Sabha late Tuesday night passed the whistle-blowers bill, providing protection to those providing information about corruption.The Public Interest Disclosure and Protection to Persons ... Read more...

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Parliament: Third day lost and Rs.2.5 crore too


November 24th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Pandemonium over varied issues by ruling party and opposition members in both houses of parliament Thursday resulted in the loss of the third day ... Read more...

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Another parliament day, Rs.4 crore lost


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Pandemonium over varied issues by ruling party and opposition members in both houses of Parliament Wednesday resulted in the loss of a second day ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia must apologise for cash-for-votes scam: Gadkari (Lead)


November 20th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Sunday raised the pitch on the 2008 cash-for-votes scam in parliament, asking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and ... Read more...

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Leadership crisis in Congress: Jaitley


November 20th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley Sunday accused the Congress-led government of suffering from a leadership crisis and trying to malign the opposition."This ... Read more...

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Brokering News: Documentary highlights the dark side of news


November 19th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Documenting the modus operandi of newspapers and television channels in soliciting advertisements in the garb of editorial content and earning huge amount of money in lieu ... Read more...

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Cash-for-votes: Kulkarni, four others walk out of Tihar (Lead)


November 17th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Sudheendra Kulkarni, ex-advisor to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and four others, including two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) former MPs, who were accused ... Read more...

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Cash-for-votes: Government indeed tried to buy MPs, says BJP


November 17th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A day after six accused in the cash-for-votes case got bail, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government ... Read more...

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Cash-for-votes: Bail for Kulkarni, five others


November 16th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday granted bail to Sudheendra Kulkarni, ex-advisor to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and five other accused in the ... Read more...

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Government protecting corrupt ministers: Advani


October 3rd, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Monday slammed the central government for "having no qualms" in jailing whistle blowers while doing "its ... Read more...

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Cash-for-votes: Kulkarni jailed, Amar bail decision Wednesday (Roundup)


September 27th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Sudheendra Kulkarni, a former aide of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani, was Tuesday sent to judicial custody till Oct 1 in connection ... Read more...

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Action against whistleblowers, not beneficiaries: BJP


September 27th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Action has been taken against whistleblowers, but no investigations taken against those who have benefited in the 2008 cash-for-votes incident, the Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Whistleblowers should be protected: Advani


September 17th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Upset over the arrest of two former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs in the cash-for-votes scandal, senior party leader L.K. Advani Saturday pitched for ... Read more...

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Bansal takes a dig at Advani


September 9th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Thursday took a dig at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani's decision to launch a 'yatra' against ... Read more...

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Cash-for-votes: Advani taunts government to jail him


September 8th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Thursday dared the government to put him behind bars for approving the display of cash by party ... Read more...

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Haryana announces security policy for whistle-blowers, RTI activists


September 8th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 8 (IANS) On the backfoot in the last four years over harassment to a whistle-blower from the Indian Forest Service (IFS), Sanjay Chaturvedi, the Haryana government Thursday announced ... Read more...

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Cash-for-vote the scandal of century: BJP (Lead)


September 6th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Describing the cash-for-vote scam as the "scandal of the century", the Bharatiya Janata Party Tuesday said that arrested Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh should ... Read more...

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