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New BJP MPs to meet ahead of parliament session
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) A meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) newly elected MPs will be held here Sunday to formally elect party veteran L.K. Advani as leader of the opposition on the eve of the first session of the 15th Lok Sabha.

Saturday, May 30, 2009 5:24:12 PM

Defiant Jena still says 'no' to MoS post
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Orissa Congress MP Srikant Jena said Saturday he was in talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh following his refusal to take up the post of a minister of state -- having been a cabinet minister earlier.

Saturday, May 30, 2009 4:46:33 PM

Government will rectify laws for women and child development: Tirath
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Laws and policies may be rectified and amended to speed up implementation of projects for women and child development, new minister Krishna Tirath said here Saturday.

Saturday, May 30, 2009 4:15:55 PM

Security drill at Parliament House
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Security personnel Saturday conducted a drill at the Parliament House here to test their preparedness in an emergency, two days before the house meets for the first time after general elections.

Saturday, May 30, 2009 3:55:22 PM

President's speech to focus on social sector, economy
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's full cabinet met for the first time Saturday and finalised the president's address to parliament that is expected to focus on the Congress-led government's moves to strengthen welfare schemes and boost the economy.

Saturday, May 30, 2009 3:36:08 PM

Resentment in Congress over few ministerial berths
Guwahati/Imphal, May 30 (IANS) There is resentment among a section of the Congress in the northeast over the poor representation from the region in the Manmohan Singh ministry. A Congress ally in Assam has also threatened to withdraw support to the Assam government over the issue.

Saturday, May 30, 2009 2:52:04 PM

Cabinet finalises president's address to parliament
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The president's address to the joint session of parliament next week was finalised here Saturday at the first meeting of the cabinet after it was expanded Thursday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh chaired the meeting.

Saturday, May 30, 2009 1:36:44 PM

Pranab, Buddha meet for 45 minutes
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee held a 45-minute meeting here Friday night but they did not speak to the media.

Friday, May 29, 2009 10:41:23 PM

Opposition asks Kerala government to quit
Thiruvananthapuram, May 29 (IANS) The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) Friday asked Kerala's ruling Left government to quit in the wake of its debacle in the general elections.

Friday, May 29, 2009 8:31:55 PM

West Bengal keeps fingers crossed on chemical hub project
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) With the opposition Trinamool Congress, now part of the central government, having said it would oppose the Nayachar chemical hub project, West Bengal's ruling Left Front government Friday said it had not received any notice yet from the central government to scrap it.

Friday, May 29, 2009 8:23:52 PM

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