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Hold public consultation on n-liability bill: Greenpeace

Hold public consultation on n-liability bill: Greenpeace

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Greenpeace Friday opposed the Indian civil nuclear liability bill in its present form and said the contentious legislation should be sent for a public consultation to handle the matter in a democratic way.

The government introduced the bill in the Lok Sabha Friday amid uproar from

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117 hours of parliament lost to frequent disruptions (To go with ‘Parliament session ends with little business conducted’)

117 hours of parliament lost to frequent disruptions (To go with ‘Parliament session ends with little business conducted’)

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) More than 117 hours or over 30 percent of the total scheduled 385 hours were lost during the 2010 budget session of parliament due to frequent disruptions and protests.

The session began Feb 22 and ended May 7 with a month-long recess in between.

Apart from budget

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Women MPs outshine men in parliament debates

Women MPs outshine men in parliament debates

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Seventy-one percent of women MPs compared to 68 percent of their male counterparts participated in debates on various issues in the 2010 budget session of parliament.

But the participation by both men and women MPs was higher that the previous session, according to an analysis done

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Afzal Guru is son-in-law of Congress, says Gadkari

Afzal Guru is son-in-law of Congress, says Gadkari

Panaji, May 7 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Friday said Afzal Guru, the mastermind of the 2001 attack on parliament was 'a son-in-law of the Congress'.

He said the party had no political will to hang Guru because he was a Muslim and hanging him would affect the

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UPA in unholy nexus with phony section of opposition: BJP

UPA in unholy nexus with phony section of opposition: BJP

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said the voting on the cut motions on demand for grants helped expose the 'unholy alliance' between the ruling UPA and the 'vulnerable and phony section of the opposition'.

The ruling alliance with the support of smaller parties won the

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Meghalaya to adopt ‘new approach’ on uranium mining

Meghalaya to adopt ‘new approach’ on uranium mining

Shillong, May 7 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Friday decided to adopt a 'new approach' on the proposed uranium mining in the state, aiming for a consensus on the issue after reassuring the people on health and environmental concerns and calculating the benefits to the state.

'We will have a new

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Ansari seeks correctives to stop Rajya Sabha’s time wastage

Ansari seeks correctives to stop Rajya Sabha’s time wastage

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari said Friday the upper house of parliament lost much of its time due to disruptions and adjournments in the budget session, and called for correctives to keep up the image of the legislature in the eyes of people.

'Notwithstanding the work

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CPI-M demands A. Raja’s removal

CPI-M demands A. Raja’s removal

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to remove Communication and IT Minister A. Raja who is allegedly involved in a 2G Spectrum contract-scam.

'The 2G Spectrum contracts given out in 2008 saw the involvement of minister A. Raja in large

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CPI-M sets up disciplinary panel to root out graft

CPI-M sets up disciplinary panel to root out graft

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) In order to root out corruption within the party ranks, the central committee meeting of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has constituted a four-member central disciplinary commission.

The commission, headed by party politburo member S. Ramachandran Pillai, will oversee all aspects of the rectification drive,

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Left retains Tripura tribal council with thumping majority

Left retains Tripura tribal council with thumping majority

Agartala, May 7 (IANS) The ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led Left Front Friday stormed back to power in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) for the second consecutive term.

According to the state election commission, the Left parties won handsomely in 25 seats with the dominant CPI-M securing

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