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MDT/PTI 03 September 2012
The month-long session, which already lost the previous two weeks to BJP's unrelenting demand for resignation of PM, again saw uproar created by BJP members, leading to wastage of one more day of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha   New Delhi: With no end to the government and Bharatiya...

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MG Warrier MG Warrier 03 September 2012
There are schools, colleges, institutes and even universities grooming candidates for different careers, but none for politics. Time is opportune for India to think of establishing Schools of Politics at all levels This decade is finding politicians in India running for life (sometimes...

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MDT/PTI 01 September 2012
Government has already rejected the demand for cancellation of coal blocks and has trashed the BJP demand for resignation of the Prime Minister in the wake of CAG findings on the issue   New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi will be holding consultations with UPA constituents and...

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MDT/PTI 01 September 2012
Sahai had written a letter to Prime Minister seeking his personal intervention for allocation of two coal blocks to SKS Ispat and Power Ltd. The very next day, the PMO wrote to the Coal Secretary recommending 'appropriate' action   New Delhi: Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai, who is...

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The Court named Kodnani, a sitting MLA and former Gujarat Minister, as "a kingpin of riots" in Naroda area and sentenced her to 18-year life imprisonment after serving 10 years jail term while Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi would his entire remaining life behind bars Ahmedabad: A...

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Uproarious scenes were witnessed in both Houses of Parliament like in the last seven days on the coal block allocation issue creating turmoil with BJP paralysing the proceedings by pressing for resignation of the PM  New Delhi: The eighth consecutive day of the Indian Parliament was lost...

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The Lok Sabha was adjourned once for an hour and then for the day while the Rajya Sabha saw two adjournments till 2pm before being finally adjourned for the day   New Delhi: An adamant Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continued to disrupt Parliament for the seventh consecutive day on...

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The All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (Amendment) Bill, 2012, will replace an Ordinance which allowed the six AIIMS-like institutes to become operational in Patna, Bhopal, Raipur, Bhubaneshwar, Jodhpur and Rishikesh from September   New Delhi: Amid din over Comptroller and...

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In a statement, the Comptroller and Auditor General said it has been getting repeated calls from the media for reactions, but CAG Vinod Rai feels that it would be improper on his part to join a public debate on this issue   New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on...

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Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha witnessed scenes of the last five days, with BJP members starting slogan shouting as soon as the Houses met, leading to adjournments New Delhi: The Indian Parliament failed to transact any business for the sixth straight day today as  Bharatiya...

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Sandeep Khurana Sandeep Khurana 28 August 2012
Crime, power politics and money go together. With the intent to cover up their deeds, criminals enter politics and politicians in power freely use criminals. Crime increases as politicians wield power to take on the law. How will the anti-corruption crusaders-turned-politicians handle...

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Addressing the Congress Parliamentary Party, Sonia Gandhi prefaced her remarks by flagging the party is now 'entering a period in which elections will consume much of its time'   New Delhi: Accusing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of making 'political bread and butter' by holding...

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Sandeep Khurana Sandeep Khurana 27 August 2012
Greedy pursuit of seats—crime, caste, religion, money power Members of the Team Anna have been forced to take the election route to bring about a change in democratic governance. That, as we have highlighted in the first article (Election Games: Biting the bullet of the ballot – I) is...

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BJP said it will continue to demand resignation of the Prime Minister and boycott the 'corrupt' government in Parliament New Delhi: Criticising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for making a statement on the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on coal block allocation in Lok Sabha,...

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In a hurriedly called press conference, Jaiswal reiterated that except the coal block allocations made in UPA-I, no allocations have been made by him New Delhi: Minister for Coal Sriprakash Jaiswal on Monday said no coal block was given away during his tenure and only allotment letters...

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Sandeep Khurana Sandeep Khurana 24 August 2012
Anna Hazare and his anti-corruption crusaders have announced that they would join electoral politics. How difficult is their task? What kind of electoral calculus are they up against? In the first part of a three-part series, Sandeep Khurana, explains the challenge of manpower and the key...

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Dr Swamy said the apex court has given its verdict on issues which he never raised and not touched on the important aspect of huge loss to the nation New Delhi: Janata Party president Dr Subramanian Swamy on Friday said he will seek a review of the Supreme Court judgement dismissing his...

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Parliament has been in turmoil since Tuesday, with members of India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party demanding resignation of prime minister Manmohan Singh New Delhi: Asserting that it has nothing to hide, the Indian government on Thursday said it was prepared to discuss...

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Last week, the activists had threatened to file a public interest litigation (PIL) in court and carry out a referendum to ‘expose’ the UPA on coal block allocations, if the government does not constitute a special team to probe allegations   New Delhi: Alleging that the Congress and...

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The MNS leader blamed outsiders for the 11th August violence saying Maharashtrians were not responsible for it. Raj Thackeray also demanded immediate ouster of the state home minister RR Patil and Mumbai police chief Arup Patnaik   Mumbai: Thumbing his nose at Mumbai police, a defiant...

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