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Telangana issue surfaces again in Parliament
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Belying expectations of a peaceful budget session, some ruling Congress MPs from Andhra Pradesh Monday created an uproar on the first day of the nearly two-month-long parliament sitting by raising slogans and flashing placards demanding that a separate Telangana state be carved out of the southern state.

Monday, February 21, 2011 3:34:18 PM

Northeast parties forge alliance for peace, progress
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Seven political parties in the northeastern states have decided to forge a strategic alliance, not led by either the Congress or the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to pursue peace, progress and development of the region.

Monday, February 21, 2011 3:33:44 PM

Achuthanandan's anti-graft attack only for publicity: Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 21 (IANS) Congress party's Kerala unit president Ramesh Chennithala Monday said Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan's tirades against corruption were nothing but cheap publicity stunt.

Monday, February 21, 2011 3:14:08 PM

State funding of elections being examined: President
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday said the government has constituted a committee to fast-track the process of electoral reforms and a Group of Ministers (GoM) was considering issues related to state funding of elections.

Monday, February 21, 2011 12:41:15 PM

Osmania University tense as Telangana students begin march
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Defying ban on gathering of people, hundreds of students of Osmania University Monday began their march to the Andhra Pradesh state assembly complex to demand a bill in parliament for carving out a separate Telangana state.

Monday, February 21, 2011 12:39:05 PM

Hostage crisis: Maoist bandh hits life in Orissa
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) A 24-hour statewide bandh called by Maoists hit normal life in parts of Orissa Monday, police said.

Monday, February 21, 2011 12:33:39 PM

Manmohan Singh weak-kneed: Jayalalithaa
Chennai, Feb 21 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa Monday termed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as a 'weak-kneed head of state' who was taking cover of 'coalition dharma' for all the ills plaguing the country.

Monday, February 21, 2011 12:33:06 PM

Andhra assembly stalled over members' suspension
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) The stalemate in the Andhra Pradesh state assembly over the Telangana issue Monday continued as opposition parties stuck to their demand for revoking the suspension of five legislators.

Monday, February 21, 2011 12:16:26 PM

India will ratify UN convention against corruption: Patil
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India will ratify the UN convention against corruption while considering other measures, including abolition of ministers' discretionary powers, to tackle this insidious problem, President Pratibha Patil told parliament here Monday.

Monday, February 21, 2011 11:34:18 AM

Patil inaugurates budget session, condoles Ladakh cloudburst
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Inaugurating the budget session of parliament, President Pratibha Patil Monday offered her sympathies to the people of Ladakh where a cloudburst had killed nearly 200 people last August.

Monday, February 21, 2011 11:07:16 AM

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