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15th Lok Sabha begins first session Monday
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The first session of the 15th Lok Sabha begins Monday as a resurgent Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was set to start a new innings and an humbled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said it will play the role of a 'constructive opposition.'

Sunday, May 31, 2009 7:25:42 PM

India set to have its first woman Lok Sabha speaker
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) India is set to get its first woman Lok Sabha speaker with the Congress zeroing in on Water Resources Minister Meira Kumar, daughter of late former deputy prime minister and veteran Dalit leader Jagjivan Ram.

Sunday, May 31, 2009 6:40:21 PM

Buddhadeb visits cyclone-hit areas, faces protests
Basanti (West Bengal), May 31 (IANS) Visiting the cyclone-affected South 24 Parganas district Sunday, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee had to face protests from angry villagers who alleged that relief remained inadequate even a week after the disaster.

Sunday, May 31, 2009 6:38:55 PM

Bickering LDF, Lavalin scam did us in Kerala: CPI
Thiruvananthapuram, May 31 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (CPI) Sunday said the debacle in the recent Lok Sabha polls in Kerala was a result of infighting within the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF), SNC Lavalin scam and the tie-up with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Sunday, May 31, 2009 6:34:18 PM

Punjab to pay millions for riot damages
Chandigarh, May 31 (IANS) A week after rioters brought the state to a standstill and caused extensive damage to public and private properties, the Punjab government Sunday announced that it will pay compensation to all those who suffered losses.

Sunday, May 31, 2009 5:44:54 PM

BJP campaign hurt JD-U: Sharad Yadav
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Janata Dal-United president Sharad Yadav Sunday said there was a 'difference between the pre-poll alliance and now' and added that the BJP election campaign hurt his party.

Sunday, May 31, 2009 5:34:40 PM

BJP-Sena to fight Maharashtra assembly polls jointly
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) Barely a fortnight after its rout in the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena alliance put up a brave face Sunday and announced plans to contest jointly the Maharashtra assembly elections, due by October.

Sunday, May 31, 2009 5:20:24 PM

Council head arrested, Assam recommends suspension of autonomous body
Guwahati, May 31 (IANS) The Assam government has recommended suspension of the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) after the arrest of the council's chief executive member (CEM) Mohet Hojai for alleged links with separatist outfits, officials said here Sunday.

Sunday, May 31, 2009 5:10:35 PM

Advani can't be held responsible for BJP's defeat: Naidu
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader M. Venkaiah Naidu has strongly defended L.K. Advani, who was the prime ministerial candidate for the Lok Sabha polls, saying Advani can't be held responsible for the party's defeat in the elections.

Sunday, May 31, 2009 5:10:19 PM

BJP MPs meeting to elect Advani as opposition leader
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) A meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) newly elected MPs here later Sunday is set to formally elect party veteran L.K. Advani as leader of the opposition in the house, while it is also likely to discuss names for the deputy leader's post.

Sunday, May 31, 2009 4:57:45 PM

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