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BJP mulls quitting JPC on 2G, says chairman ‘dictatorial’ (Third Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) BJP members of a parliamentary panel probing the 2G spectrum allocation walked out of a meeting Tuesday, accusing its chairman of "dictatorial attitude" for refusing ... Read more...

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BJP MPs walk out of 2G JPC meet, say no point in continuing (Second Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) BJP members of a parliamentary panel probing the 2G spectrum allocation walked out of a meeting Tuesday against the chairman's refusal to call Prime Minister ... Read more...

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13/20: another low-yield parliament session ends (Roundup)


September 7th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Parliament's monsoon session ended Friday with 13 of the 20 days washed out due to BJP protests over coal block allocations and the bitter ... Read more...

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Coal allocation attack will be sharper than Bofors: BJP


August 31st, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Making it clear that it will not allow parliament to run unless its demand on the allocation of coal blocks are met, the Bharatiya ... 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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BJP renews demand for PM’s resignation, disrupts parliament (Lead)


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led opposition Wednesday renewed its demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over the official auditor's report on coal block ... Read more...

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Mumbai cop offers rose to Raj Thackeray, attacks police chief


August 21st, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) An emotionally charged Mumbai Police constable offered a rose to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray shortly after the latter's rally at Azad Maidan Tuesday ... 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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Legislative agenda for parliament’s monsoon session (With curtain raiser)


August 6th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The month-long monsoon session of parliament beginning Wednesday has 31 new bills listed on the agenda for passage.There are another 118 bills ... Read more...

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Lokpal panel chief hints at delay in report


July 25th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Even as Team Anna started an indefinite fast here demanding a stringent anti-corruption law, the head of a panel on Lokpal Wednesday said it ... Read more...

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PMO attempts to counter Anna’s anti-corruption stir threat


July 24th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) With Anna Hazare giving an ultimatum for his team's Jan Lokpal Bill to be brought in parliament, the government Tuesday tried to blunt his ... Read more...

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At parliament goodbye, President Patil cautions against disruptions


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Parliamentarians bid farewell to outgoing President Pratibha Patil Monday, two days before she demits office for president-elect Pranab Mukherjee.Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar led ... Read more...

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Civil Aviation Authority to replace regulator DGCA: Ajit Singh


July 17th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 17 (IANS) Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) would soon be replaced with a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to regulate the troubled sector, which has been ... Read more...

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Handique to head OBC committee


June 5th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Lok Sabha member Bijoy Krishna Handique will head the newly- created Parliamentary Joint Committee on Welfare of Other Backward Classes, an official statement said ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill goes to committee, Anna announces another agitation (Roundup)


May 21st, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Ralegan Siddhi, May 21 (IANS) The Lokpal bill hit another road block Monday when it was sent to a select committee of Rajya Sabha amid high drama, soon ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill sent to select committee of Rajya Sabha (Second Lead)


May 21st, 2012 - 9:59 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 for debate after a gap ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill discussed in Rajya Sabha


May 21st, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Lokpal bill was taken up for discussion in the Rajya Sabha Monday evening, two days before the budget session ends. There is no consensus ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill listed to be tabled in Rajya Sabha (Lead)


May 21st, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The long-discussed Lokpal bill is likely to be tabled Monday in the Rajya Sabha as it is listed in the scheduled business for the ... Read more...

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‘Hope Lokpal bill taken for discussion in Rajya Sabha’


May 21st, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) With just two days left for the budget session of parliament to end, Union Law Minister Salman Khursheed Monday said he hoped the Lokpal ... Read more...

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Don’t bring Lokpal bill on last day, BJP warns government


May 18th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday warned the government against bringing the Lokpal bill on the last day of the current budget session of ... 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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BJP appears keen to go for Chidambaram’s jugular


May 11th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday continued gunning for Home Minister P. Chidamabarm, as it protested in the Lok Sabha over his reading out ... Read more...

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Government steps up efforts for consensus on Lokpal


May 11th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Government is trying to build a consensus on the Lokpal Bill and will discuss the issue with some key political parties during the weekend, ... Read more...

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Government begins efforts to reach consensus on Lokpal bill


May 10th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Willing to bring the Lokpal bill in the present session of parliament, senior ministers Thursday met Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley ... Read more...

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Lokpal Bill may not be passed in budget session


May 7th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The anti-corruption Lokpal Bill looks unlikely to be passed in the current budget session of parliament that ends May 22. While the opposition is ... Read more...

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PM hopes parliament will pass companies bill ’shortly’


April 13th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, April 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday expressed the hope that parliament will "shortly" pass a pending legislation that, among other things, suggests that large companies keep ... Read more...

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Himachal keen to expand airports


April 6th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 6 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is keen to expand its existing airports in Kullu and Kangra districts to strengthen air connectivity, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Friday.For ... Read more...

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Taking Lokayukta out of Lokpal bill: Cabinet to decide


April 4th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) With most political parties at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's all-party meet on March 23 in favour of separating the institution of Lokayuktas in states ... Read more...

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Important bills for budget session (With Coalition hiccups come to the fore in parliament)


April 1st, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) With the first half of the budget session dedicated to financial business, the government has atleast 39 bills pending from previous sessions for passing ... Read more...

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Lokpal Bill probably in current session: Khurshid


March 26th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Law Minister Salman Khurshid Monday said the Lokpal bill could "probably" be brought in the ongoing budget session of parliament.His comment followed the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Government’s fresh bid to end Lokpal logjam fails (Roundup)


March 23rd, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) An all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Friday to end the stalemate on the anti-graft Lokpal bill ended inconclusively amid growing ... Read more...

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Differences on Lokpal being narrowed down: Narayanasamy


March 23rd, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The differences on the Lokpal Bill have been narrowed down and efforts are on to reach a consensus for passing the law in parliament, ... Read more...

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Congress not interested in strong Lokpal: BJP


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday accused the Congress of not being serious about getting the Lokpal bill passed."We want the (Lokpal) bill to ... Read more...

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Government committed to an effective Lokpal: PM


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is committed to an effective Lokpal to check corruption."Our government stands ... Read more...

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PM hopes for consensus on Lokpal bill (Lead)


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday expressed hope that political parties will reach a consensus at Friday's all-party meeting on the Lokpal bill with leaders ... Read more...

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