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Show political will on women's bill, CPI-M tells government
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The government should show political will in passing the women's quota bill in the Lok Sabha, the Communist Party of India-Marxist said Tuesday, a day after an all-party meeting on the issue failed to reach a consensus.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010 1:27:47 PM

BJP hints at snapping ties with AGP in Assam
Guwahati, April 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday almost put an end to the year-long honeymoon with Assam's main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) by hinting to fight the 2011 assembly elections on its own and take power in the state.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010 12:22:01 PM

Jammu and Kashmir gets tough with striking employees
Jammu, April 5 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) in the state Monday evening after its employees went on strike, demanding arrears of their revised salaries on the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations.

Monday, April 05, 2010 10:43:38 PM

Ranganath Mishra report may be discussed in parliament
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Amid political stalemate over introduction of the women's reservation bill in the Lok Sabha, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government Monday indicated its desire to discuss the Ranganath Mishra report, which recommends 15 per cent quota for minorities in jobs and education.

Monday, April 05, 2010 10:34:09 PM

No consensus on women's bill, discussions to continue (Roundup)
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The government Monday said it would continue discussions on the women's reservation bill to arrive at a consensus after its all-party meeting on the issue saw many of the bill's opponents sticking to their demand for a quota within quota.

Monday, April 05, 2010 10:26:56 PM

Food Security: Planning Commission asked to tabulate BPL families
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) An empowered group of ministers (eGoM) on food decided Monday evening to defer a decision on the draft food security bill till the Planning Commission gives a report on the number of below poverty level families qualifying for the ambitious social welfare scheme.

Monday, April 05, 2010 9:50:10 PM

No differences with government on food security bill: Congress
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Congress Monday said there were no differences between the party and government on the national food security bill and both were working for the 'most virtuous coverage' of the needy people.

Monday, April 05, 2010 9:31:30 PM

Mayawati is stone-hearted 'Murti-devi', says Congress
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Congress Monday lashed out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for seeking funds for implementing Right to Education Act in the state, calling her a stone-hearted 'murti-devi' (statue).

Monday, April 05, 2010 8:30:19 PM

Ensure Trinamool not helping Maoists, CPI-M to Chidambaram
Kolkata, April 5(IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front major Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday asked union Home Minister P.Chidambaram to ensure that United Progressive Alliance (UPA) partner Trinamool Congress was not hand in glove with the Maoist ultras.

Monday, April 05, 2010 8:10:56 PM

Lapang's aide Gandhi quits after Rahul's disapproval
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister D.D. Lapang has accepted the resignation of Anish Gandhi from the post of advisor following complaints that he had used Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's name to get plum assignments.

Monday, April 05, 2010 7:58:40 PM

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