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  • Food Security Bill debate disrupted by Congress, BJP shadow boxing August 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi's pet project the Food Security Bill has been delayed again with the BJP forcing an adjournment of the Lok Sabha for the second time during the discussion. Following the repeated disruptions, the Congress accused the BJP and TDP of working together to scuttle the...
  • Criteria for inclusion of tribes in ST list 'subjective': Panel March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: A Parliamentary Standing Committee has found the criteria for inclusion of tribes in the Scheduled List "subjective" and "archaic" and recommended revision of the process for developing a comprehensive method. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment in its report on "The Constitution (ST) Order (Second...
  • RSS raises concern over use of 'saheb' for Afzal Guru March 21, 2013

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir wing of RSS on Thursday expressed concern over the description of the hanged Parliament attack convict, as Afzal Guru "saheb" in the state Assembly. "Use of respectful words for a terrorist like Afzal Guru is dangerous for the integrity and security of the country," the RSS...
  • Monsoon session of Parliament set for washout August 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The remaining part of the Monsoon Session of Parliament looks set for a washout with BJP adamant on resignation of the Prime Minister, though it stands isolated among opposition parties, many of whom favour a debate instead of disruption. Within NDA too, crucial constituent JD(U)...
  • MGR statue unveiled, Maran next December 7, 2006

    New Delhi: There is hardly any space left in Parliament for new statues of national leaders, but politicians will always squeeze in. A statue of AIADMK founder M G Ramachandran was unveiled in Parliament on Thursdaythe humdrum event was significant, as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi kept...