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Left, BJP for debate on economy, price rise


August 13th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The BJP and the Left Monday demanded a debate in the Lok Sabha on stagnating economy and high prices of essential items.Communist Party of ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha airs concern over Pakistan Hindus’ plight


August 13th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha members across political divide Monday expressed concern over the plight of minority Hindus in Pakistan and urged the government to spell out ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned over US gurdwara attack (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned Thursday after heated exchanges between Akali Dal members and the government over the recent attack on a gurdwara in ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned over US gurdwara attack


August 9th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned Thursday after heated exchanges between Akali Dal members and the government over the recent attack on a US gurdwara by ... 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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Parrikar too was hooked onto gutka


August 7th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 7 (IANS) The shocking image of a Class 6 boy shaking the contents of a gutka (tobacco-laced areca nut pieces) pouch into his mouth was one of ... Read more...

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Teachers accused of misconduct to be kept away: Parrikar


July 25th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 25 (IANS) Any school teacher who is accused of molestation or sexual misconduct will be kept away from teaching chores until the case is probed, Chief Minister Manohar ... Read more...

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BJP raises concern over depreciating rupee


May 16th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi Wednesday raised concerns over the depreciating value of the rupee against the dollar and questioned if ... Read more...

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Uproar in Lok Sabha over minister’s Air India remarks


May 15th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Tuesday witnessed an uproar, leading to an adjournment, over Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh's media remarks on the Air India pilots' ... Read more...

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Summon US envoy over ‘Kali-Ma’ beer, says BJP


May 15th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The issue of a beer named "Kali-Ma", after the Hindu goddess Kali, being sold by a company in the US was raised in the ... Read more...

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Freedom of expression is contextual, says Kapil Sibal


May 14th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said that freedom of expression is "contextual".His statement came even as members in the Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha MPs criticise cartoons in NCERT books


May 14th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Members in the Lok Sabha Monday united in criticising cartoons in NCERT books allegedly denigrating political leaders, particularly the one on B.R. Ambedkar, with ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha expresses concern over exorbitant airfares


May 10th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Thursday expressed concern over exorbitant increase in air-fares, leading the government to promise that it will look into the issue.Raising the ... Read more...

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Modernize ferries in Assam: MP


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Two days after a boat disaster in Assam killed an estimated 270 people, Rajya Sabha member Birendra Prasad Baishya Wednesday sought New Delhi's assistance to ... Read more...

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MPs raise issue of attacks on northeast students


April 30th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Members of parliament from the northeast Monday raised in the Lok Sabha the issue of attacks on students from the region and demanded an inquiry ... Read more...

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NDA walks out of Lok Sabha over slow wheat procurement (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the Bharatiya Janata Party Monday walked out in protest in the Lok Sabha saying the government should ... 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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Storm over Telangana, price rise disrupts Lok Sabha (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) It was back to adjournments as the Lok Sabha met after a three-week break Tuesday with members from Telangana raising the issue of statehood ... Read more...

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Storm over Telangana, price rise disrupts Lok Sabha (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) It was back to adjournments as the Lok Sabha met after a three-week break Tuesday with members from Telangana raising the issue of statehood ... Read more...

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Parrikar assures crackdown on illegal mining in Goa


March 26th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 26 (IANS) Goa Chief minister Manohar Parrikar Monday promised a crackdown on illegal iron ore traders and assured the state legislative assembly that "not a rupee worth of ... Read more...

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Odisha kidnapping: BJP, BJD slam central government


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Thursday slammed the central government for not cooperating in the case of abduction of ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha members express concern over poor sex ratio


March 19th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Rajya Sabha members Monday expressed concern over the poor sex ratio in India, pointing out that stringent steps were needed to contain the situation.Raising ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha members congratulate Tendulkar, Kohli


March 19th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Rajya Sabha members Monday congratulated cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli for their performance in the Asia Cup tournament.Raising the issue in the zero ... Read more...

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BJP targets Chidambaram in parliament (Roundup)


December 20th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday targeted Home Minister P. Chidambaram in both houses of parliament, serving a breach of privilege notice in ... Read more...

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BJP seeks action against Chidambaram, forces adjournment of Rajya Sabha


December 20th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members Tuesday forced adjournment of the Rajya Sabha in the pre-lunch session on their demand that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha condemns Russian move to ban Gita


December 20th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Tuesday condemned the move in a Russian court to ban the Bhagavad Gita as an extremist text, and the ... Read more...

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Left protests Kerala legislators’ suspension


October 18th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 18 (IANS) The pandemonium created by the Left opposition over Kerala Speaker G. Karthikeyan's decision to suspend two first-time CPI-M legislators for two days for unruly behaviour spilled ... Read more...

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Pandemonium in Punjab assembly


October 8th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 8 (IANS) The ongoing session of the Punjab assembly ended Saturday amid pandemonium inside the house as opposition Congress legislators disrupted proceedings and shouted slogans as the speaker ... Read more...

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Goa speaker wants crack-down on illegal mining


October 7th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 7 (IANS) Goa Speaker Pratapsingh Rane, who has sought "time" to read an explosive Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report of the assembly, which has pegged Goa's mining ... Read more...

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Mining baron wants CBI probe in Goa scam


October 7th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 7 (IANS) A major iron ore exporter and an Independent member of the Goa assembly has sought a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the multi-thousand crore ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi’s suggestion ideal solution for Lokpal: MP


October 4th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 4 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's suggestion of a constitutional basis for the Lokpal and Lokayuktas is the best way forward, a member of parliament's standing committee ... Read more...

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Rahul returns home after visiting Sonia abroad


September 5th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi returned to Delhi Monday after visiting his mother Sonia Gandhi, who is abroad recuperating after a surgery, party sources ... Read more...

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BJP targets Rahul in Lokpal debate


August 27th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi was the target of opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Lok Sabha Saturday during the debate on the ... Read more...

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Suspend cops behind firing on Maharashtra farmers: BJP


August 12th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The killing of three farmers in police firing in Maharashtra figured in the Rajya Sabha Friday, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanding the ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned twice over land to Gandhi trust


August 3rd, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Wednesday was adjourned twice after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sought to raise the issue of the Haryana government being pulled ... Read more...

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