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Welcome debate on WikiLeaks revelation: Bansal
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The government would welcome a structured debate on the cash-for-vote expose by WiliLeaks but the opposition cannot seek clarifications on the prime minister's statement on the issue, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said Friday.

Friday, March 18, 2011 5:11:17 PM

Jagan loyalists tried to defeat Congress candidate: Kiran Kumar
Hyderabad, March 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Friday said some Congress legislators loyal to former MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy indulged in cross-voting to defeat the party candidate in the elections to legislative council.

Friday, March 18, 2011 4:44:45 PM

Opposition angered in Rajya Sabha as clarifications denied
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The government's refusal to take up any clarifications on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement on Wikileaks Friday led the Rajya Sabha to its third adjournment of the day till 3 p.m.

Friday, March 18, 2011 4:18:18 PM

Meghalaya assembly adjourned over 'academic' feud
Shillong, March 18 (IANS) The Meghalaya assembly was Friday adjourned for twenty minutes after a verbal duel between Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and members of the opposition Nationalist Congress Party.

Friday, March 18, 2011 4:07:57 PM

Achuthanandan to contest Kerala polls from Malampuzha
Thiruvananthapuram, March 18 (IANS) Ending the suspense over whether Kerala's octogenarian chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan would be contesting the April 13 assembly elections, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) announced Friday he would be fielded from the Malampuzha constituency he represents in the outgoing house.

Friday, March 18, 2011 3:55:32 PM

PM 'rejects firmly' bribery allegation on 2008 trust vote
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday firmly rejected allegations that MPs were bribed to win the 2008 trust vote and said the US diplomatic cables put out by WikiLeaks were 'speculative, unverified and unverifiable'.

Friday, March 18, 2011 3:01:19 PM

PM reiterates commitment for quotas for women
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday reiterated his government's commitment to providing reservations for women in local bodies, state legislatures and parliament, but agreed that giving women a political voice was a 'major challenge'.

Friday, March 18, 2011 2:43:41 PM

Congress disrupts Himachal assembly over tree cutting
Shimla, March 18 (IANS) Proceedings of the Himachal Pradesh assembly were Friday disrupted by the opposition Congress over the issue of cutting of trees by a realtor in forest areas here.

Friday, March 18, 2011 2:36:00 PM

PM 'rejects firmly' bribery allegation to win trust vote
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said the government 'rejects firmly' the allegations that MPs were bribed to win the 2008 trust vote.

Friday, March 18, 2011 2:11:54 PM

No parliament sitting on Monday
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) There will be no sitting of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha on Monday, giving MPs an extended Holi holiday.

Friday, March 18, 2011 1:26:37 PM

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