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Senior Pakistani woman MP passes away


June 18th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Fauzia Wahab, member of parliament and a senior member of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party, has died after suffering from post-surgery complications following a gall ... Read more...

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Hacker puts sex message on British MP’s phone


September 25th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) A hacker penetrated a British woman MP's voicemail and left a sexually offensive message that asked callers whether they had recently indulged in a sex act, ... Read more...

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Women slightly behind men in Lok Sabha


September 11th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Even as parliament awaits a conclusion to the Women's Reservation bill, data shows that female MPs are slightly behind their male counterparts in terms of ... Read more...

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Manmohan forms new Team to run India, Kamat quits (Roundup)


July 12th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday inducted eight new faces into his government, axed seven ministers and juggled some portfolios in a bid to improve ... Read more...

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Manmohan drops some, inducts some to better UPA image (Evening Lead)


July 12th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday inducted eight new faces into his government, axed seven non-performers and juggled a few portfolios in a bid to ... Read more...

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Indo-Canadian MPs defeated in Canadian polls


May 4th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, May 4 (ANI) Indo-Canadian MPs, including Ujjal Dosanjh and Ruby Dhalla, have been defeated in Canadian federal election, which was held on Monday.Former Canadian Health Minister Dosanjh lost to Wai ... Read more...

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Top Indo-Canadian MPs lost in Canadian elections


May 4th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 4 (IANS) Top Indo-Canadian MPs, including Ujjal Dosanjh, Ruby Dhalla, Gurbax Malhi, Navdeep Bains and Sukh Dhaliwal, lost in Monday's parliamentary elections which returned the ruling Conservative ... Read more...

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Dosanjh, Dhalla lose as Canada’s ruling party gets majority


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 3 (IANS) Canada's ruling Conservative Party was returned to power with a majority in the parliamentary elections Monday night.The party, which missed the majority mark in 2006 ... Read more...

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Sikh woman MP accuses Canadian immigration minister of lying


April 29th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 29 (IANS) An election contest here between two Punjabi candidates for the May 2 parliamentary polls has degenerated into a virtual mud-slinging match.And this so-called 'Punjab-style' campaigning by ... Read more...

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It’s Punjabi versus Punjabi in Canadian polls


April 28th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 28 (IANS) It is Punjabi versus Punjabi in many constituencies in Canada which is headed for parliamentary elections May 2.Three major parties - the ruling Conservative Party, and ... Read more...

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Indian-origin MP faces racist attack in Britain


February 6th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 6 (IANS) An Indian-origin parliamentarian in Britain has faced a racist attack for opposing the cause of a convicted killer who is leading the campaign to give prisoners the right ... Read more...

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‘Nikki Haley victory triumph for Indian diaspora in N America’


November 5th, 2010 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 5 (IANS) Ecstatic over the victory of Nikki Randhawa Haley as governor of South Carolina in the US Tuesday, Indian Canadian lawmakers have congratulated the fellow Indian-origin ... Read more...

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Brit MPs brand new expenses system a “f***ing abortion”


August 26th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): MPs in Britain have branded their new expenses system a "f***ing abortion" and called officials "monkeys", reveal new documents.Expenses staff were reduced to tears by one woman MP, ... Read more...

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India comes to Maoist MP’s aid in Nepal


August 14th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) Overlooking a series of strident allegations by Nepal's Maoists, India Saturday came to the aid of a woman MP of their party who has been ... Read more...

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TRS MP Vijayashanti arrested, released on bail (Second Lead)


July 3rd, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 3 (IANS) Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) leader and MP Vijayashanti was released from jail on bail Saturday evening, a few hours after she was arrested for making inflammatory remarks ... Read more...

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Son’s schooling spells trouble for Britain’s black woman MP


June 22nd, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 22 (IANS) Britain's first black woman MP Dianne Abott, who is a contender for Labour's party chief post, is in the political crosshairs for using ... Read more...

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Women Lok Sabha MPs concerned over price rise


January 21st, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Three women Lok Sabha MPs Thursday criticised the rising prices of essential commodities, saying they were not satisfied with efforts of the central and state governments ... Read more...

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Tory constituency chairman only fancies selecting an attractive woman MP


August 22nd, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.22 (ANI): A Conservative constituency party chairman has said that he would only select a woman as an MP "if they were attractive". Alan Scard, the Chairman of Gosport Conservative Association ... Read more...

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Ruby Dhalla unveils bill to end bias against Indians, others in Canada


June 19th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, June 19 (IANS) A bill was introduced in the Canadian parliament Thursday to end discrimination against Indian and other non-white immigrants in old-age pension.Under the current discriminatory Old Age ... Read more...

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Ruby Dhalla now faces multiple probes over nannies


June 6th, 2009 - 9:09 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, June 6 (IANS) Indian-Canadian MP Ruby Dhalla faces multiple-agency investigations over charges of exploitation by her three former nannies.Thirty-five-year Dhalla is Canada's first Sikh woman MP, representing the Indian-dominated ... Read more...

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BJP picks tribal leader for deputy speaker’s post


June 2nd, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday decided to nominate senior tribal leader from Jharkhand, Karia Munda, for the post of deputy speaker in the Lok Sabha, ... Read more...

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59 women MPs in new parliament


May 18th, 2009 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A record 59 women were elected to the 15th Lok Sabha, with a majority - 23 - belonging to the Congress party alone, the Election Commission ... Read more...

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More trouble for Canada’s Sikh woman MP


May 15th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, May 15 (IANS) Embattled Indian Canadian MP Ruby Dhalla, who is facing charges of abuse by her two former nannies, was in more trouble Thursday when an advocacy group ... Read more...

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Canada’s Sikh woman MP faces accuser nannies


May 13th, 2009 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, May 13 (IANS) It was Indian-Canadian MP Ruby Dhalla versus her two accuser nannies before a parliamentary committee Tuesday.Dhalla's two former nannies, who have alleged exploitation at the ... Read more...

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Nannygate: Indian Canadian MP wants to appear before House panel


May 12th, 2009 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 12 (IANS) Indian-origin Canadian MP Ruby Dhalla, who is battling charges of exploitation by her three nannies, Monday sought permission from a parliamentary panel to appear before it even as ... Read more...

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No plot against Sikh woman MP: Canadian minister


May 11th, 2009 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, May 11 (IANS) Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney denied Sunday any political plot against Sikh woman MP Ruby Dhalla who has been accused of mistreatment by her three former ... Read more...

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Embattled Sikh woman defends herself in Canada’s nannygate


May 9th, 2009 - 9:24 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, May 9 (IANS) A lawyer for embattled Indian Canadian MP Ruby Dhalla, who has been accused of exploitation by her three nannies, Friday called the charges "an organised" conspiracy ... Read more...

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Canadian Sikh woman MP in more trouble


May 8th, 2009 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, May 8 (IANS)Even as embattled Indian-origin Sikh woman MP Ruby Dhalla Thursday demanded a parliamentary probe into charges by two nannies that they were mistreated and underpaid at her ... Read more...

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Troubled Sikh woman MP in Canada quits top job


May 6th, 2009 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 6 (IANS) High-profile Indian-origin MP Ruby Dhalla, who faces charges of mistreatment of her two nannies, Wednesday resigned as critic for youth and multiculturalism for the opposition Liberal Party. In Canada, ... Read more...

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After steamy scenes, world’s ‘third hottest’ MP now in nanny row


May 5th, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, May 5 (IANS) The world's "third hottest" woman politician and Indian-origin MP in Canada, Ruby Dhalla, who made headlines in March for allegedly appearing in steamy scenes in a ... Read more...

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Afghan women condemn Karzai’s decision to sign law legalizing rape


March 31st, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar.31 (ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has signed a law which "legalises" rape, women's groups and the United Nations warn.Critics claim that Karzai helped rush the bill through parliament ... Read more...

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BJD’s sole woman MP joins BJP


March 21st, 2009 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 21 (IANS) Archana Nayak, the only woman MP in Orissa's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), Saturday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Nayak, who has organised and led many ... Read more...

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Now a parliamentary committee to meet Millennium Development Goals


October 22nd, 2008 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) A parliamentary committee comprising 30 MPs was formed Wednesday to ensure that the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), which India aims to achieve along with the rest of ... Read more...

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Mittals now eye country hotels in Britain


July 6th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) After stately homes, the Mittals are now eyeing heritage hotels of Britain. One of the world's richest families, they are considering investing in the company behind upmarket country ... Read more...

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Meghalaya’s first woman MP vows to work for people


May 31st, 2008 - 11:22 am ICT by admin
By Syed Zarir Hussain Tura (Meghalaya), May 31 (IANS) Meghalaya's first female MP Agatha Sangma says she will work for the empowerment of women and youth and describes her election to the Lok ... Read more...

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