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'Rani Jhansi would be proud today of her nation'
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) As India took a decisive step towards giving its women one-third representation in legislatures, many women keenly watched history being made on their TV sets, celebrated the moment in their own small ways and said their country has made them proud.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010 10:38:19 PM

Rural jobs scheme funds misused in Uttar Pradesh: Congress
Lucknow, March 9 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday alleged large-scale corruption and irregularities in the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in Uttar Pradesh, and announced a series of agitations against the 'corrupt' Mayawati regime.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010 10:38:09 PM

Unfortunate that Trinamool abstained from vote: Left
Kolkata, March 9 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front Tuesday criticised Trinamool Congress' decision to abstain from the voting process for the women's quota bill in the Rajya Sabha and termed its stand as 'unfortunate'.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010 10:24:13 PM

Relax paddy rice conversion parameters: Akali Dal
Chandigarh, March 9 (IANS) Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal Tuesday urged Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar to relax the parameters of converting paddy to rice as nearly 40 lakh tonnes of paddy was rotting in Punjab.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010 9:58:51 PM

Chhattisgarh chief minister, legislators to declare assets
Raipur, March 9 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Tuesday announced that he and his ministerial colleagues as well as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators will declare their assets annually in the state assembly.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010 9:13:36 PM

Woman should be PM for five years: BJP MP
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) A woman member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) startled the Rajya Sabha Friday by suggesting that a woman should be the prime minister for five years and that 33 percent of seats in the union cabinet should be reserved for women.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010 9:03:10 PM

Sharad Joshi lone dissenter against women's quota bill
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Sharad Joshi, a prominent farmers' leader from Maharashtra, was the lone dissenter against the women's quota bill during voting in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday, saying he didn't oppose the measure but the manner in which it would be implemented.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010 8:59:07 PM

Tripura gives women 50 percent quota in panchayat
Agartala, March 9 (IANS) The Tripura assembly late Tuesday unanimously passed two bills enhancing reservation for women in three-tier panchayats (village councils) and urban local bodies from the existing 33 percent to 50 percent.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010 8:55:34 PM

Women's reservation: Views for and against
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Proponents of the policy of reservation for women state that although equality of the sexes is enshrined in the Indian constitution, it is not the social reality. Hence a radical piece of legislation in the shape of the Women's Reservation Bill was required to give a new direction to Indian politics just like reservation for backward castes over 20 years ago changed political and social equations in the country.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010 8:44:50 PM

Paying a debt to our mothers, says law minister
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Law Minister Veerappa Moily Tuesday said by passing of the historic Women's Reservation Bill providing 33 percent representation to women in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies 'we are paying a debt to our mothers'.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010 8:29:20 PM

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