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Freebies don't improve lives, make people unhealthy: PMK
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) Freebies do not improve the living standards of the poor, the PMK said Monday, adding that to finance the freebies, the Tamil Nadu government was increasing alcohol sales, thus adversely impacting the people's health.

Monday, August 12, 2013 1:28:16 PM

Arrest those involved in Kishtwar riots: Union home ministry
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Minister of State for Home Affairs R.P.N. Singh Monday said the Jammu and Kashmir government had been asked to arrest all those involved in Friday's communal violence in Kishtwar town in the Jammu region.

Monday, August 12, 2013 1:08:17 PM

Promise of freebies in election manifesto okay, say parties
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) As a meeting will be held Monday between the Election Commission and representatives of political parties over the promise of freebies to voters in election manifestos, politicians say there is nothing wrong with such promises.

Monday, August 12, 2013 1:06:16 PM

Rajya Sabha disrupted over who speaks first on Kishtwar
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was disrupted Monday as the treasury and opposition benches got into an argument over who would speak first on the Kishtwar clashes.

Monday, August 12, 2013 12:36:00 PM

Uproar in parliament over Kishtwar riots, Khemka's claims
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Both the houses of parliament were adjourned Monday till noon amidst noisy protests by the BJP over IAS officer Ashok Khemka's allegations in land deals involving Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and riot-hit Kishtwar town in Jammu and Kashmir.

Monday, August 12, 2013 11:54:07 AM

Government hopes parliament passes food bill
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The government Monday expressed hope that the food security bill scheduled to be debated in the Lok Sabha Monday would be passed.

Monday, August 12, 2013 11:34:08 AM

Left protestors lay siege to Kerala secretariat
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) Thousands of Left protestors Monday blocked three of the four gates of the state secretariat to press for Chief Minister Oomen Chandy's resignation.

Monday, August 12, 2013 10:50:09 AM

Subramanian Swamy joins BJP
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy has merged his party with the Bharatiya Janata Party, BJP chief Rajnath Singh said Sunday.

Sunday, August 11, 2013 9:48:05 PM

Bill to amend RTI Act likely in parliament Monday
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The government is Monday likely to introduce in the Lok Sabha a bill to amend the Right to Information (RTI) Act to keep political parties out of its ambit, informed sources said.

Sunday, August 11, 2013 9:36:07 PM

Modi flags off poll campaign with 'India first' slogan (Roundup)
Hyderabad, Aug 11 (IANS) Invoking his slogan 'India First', Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Sunday flagged off the BJP's campaign for 2014 elections with a call to rid the country of the Congress even as he sought to attract support from parties like the TDP and AIADMK.

Sunday, August 11, 2013 9:02:11 PM

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