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India is a great and successful democracy: Advani
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani said Sunday that the biggest achievement of the country over the past six decades is that India has become a great and successful democracy.

Sunday, May 13, 2012 1:47:46 PM

We must have right to disagree in democracy: JD-U MP
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) A day after a cartoon featuring B.R. Ambedkar was withdrawn following uproar in the parliament, Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Shivanand Tiwari Sunday said taking away "right to disagree" was harming democracy.

Sunday, May 13, 2012 1:45:06 PM

Singur despairs at promises undone (One year of Mamata Banerjee)
Singur (West Bengal), May 13 (IANS) Hope and anticipation have given way to despair and anger in this rural belt where protests against land takeover for industry catapulted Mamata Banerjee to power in West Bengal one year ago.

Sunday, May 13, 2012 12:38:55 PM

MPs should live up to standards of founding fathers: Sonia
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) MPs should live up to the ideals of the founding fathers of the constitution, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said Sunday, adding the 60th anniversary of the first sitting of parliament was an ocassion for relection on its achievements.

Sunday, May 13, 2012 12:36:15 PM

Akhilesh firefights as ministers, officials embarrass government (Uttar Pradesh Newsletter)
Lucknow, May 13 (IANS) "Even if god forms a government in Uttar Pradesh, crime cannot be controlled," said minister Durga Prasad Yadav. Samajwadi Party leader Mohammad Azam Khan wants former governor T.V. Rajeshwar to be hanged in public. "Had my daughter eloped, I would have either shot her or committed suicide," so said Saharanpur Deputy Inspector General of Police Satish Kumar Mathur.

Sunday, May 13, 2012 12:25:05 PM

Make 100 sittings mandatory for parliament: Yechury
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Emphasising on the time lost by parliament due to disruptions, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury Sunday said 100 sittings per year should be made mandatory for MPs.

Sunday, May 13, 2012 12:23:55 PM

Lok Sabha has served as a shock absorber, says Pranab
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday described the Lok Sabha as a "great shock absorber" and said the house had been able to resolve many disputes and tensions.

Sunday, May 13, 2012 12:13:35 PM

Social justice, terrorism major challenges: Arun Jaitley
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley Sunday said that social justice and terrorism were among the major challenges faced by Indian democracy as the nation celebrated 60 years of parliament.

Sunday, May 13, 2012 11:54:15 AM

People deserve credit for democracy''s success: Meira Kumar
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Sunday congratulated Indians on the 60th anniversary of parliament and said they deserved the real credit for success of democracy owing to their enthusiastic participation in elections.

Sunday, May 13, 2012 11:46:35 AM

India has repeatedly reposed faith in democracy: PM
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India''s unflinching commitment to democracy is the reason behind India''s growing global stature, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Sunday during a special sitting to mark 60 years of parliament.

Sunday, May 13, 2012 11:28:55 AM

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