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World | Agencies | Saturday August 30, 2014
Hours after Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif dismissed the political crisis triggered by protests aimed at unseating his government as "a tiny storm" that would be ended soon, protesters marched into the Parliament shouting slogans.
Saturday August 30, 2014
The much-delayed Insurance Bill, which seeks to raise the foreign investment cap in the sector from 26 per cent to 49 per cent, has been referred to the Select Committee of Parliament.
India | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday August 29, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today assess a plan to give 10 holy cities a massive facelift. These include Varanasi, the Uttar Pradesh town that voted him to Parliament in the national election.
World | Reuters | Friday August 29, 2014
Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni and his cabinet resigned on Thursday to pave the way to forming a new government after parliamentary elections in June, a government statement said.
World | Reuters | Wednesday August 27, 2014
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told parliament on Wednesday he would not be cowed by thousands of demonstrators camped outside the assembly demanding his resignation.
South | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Tuesday August 26, 2014
The Central Bureau of Investigation today arrested Dr Manu Neethi Cholan, Tamil Nadu's Registrar of Companies, for allegedly receiving a bribe of Rs 10 lakh from industrialist and former Member of Parliament Dr M A M Ramaswamy.
India | Rohit Bhan | Tuesday August 26, 2014
Narendra Modi's move to Delhi as Prime Minister has created two huge openings in Gujarat- as chief minister, he was a member of the state assembly, and he then ran for Parliament from Vadodara in his home state, but chose to represent Varanasi, which...
Tuesday August 26, 2014
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley expressed hope on Tuesday that Parliament would give its approval to the amendments to the Insurance Act, permitting 49 per cent foreign investment, by the end of December.
World | Reuters | Tuesday August 26, 2014
Critics say that his slow pace of reforms, apparent detachment and poor relations with the military emboldened his challengers and encouraged the anti-government protests.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday August 26, 2014
Ukraine's president yesterday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions.
World | Associated Press | Monday August 25, 2014
Libya's outgoing parliament voted Monday to replace the current interim government with one headed by an Islamist-backed candidate, deepening the conflict-torn country's already stark divisions and leaving it with two rival parliaments and government...
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday August 25, 2014
The Supreme Court today decided not to intervene on petitions challenging a bill to change the system of appointing judges, saying it would be "premature".
World | Reuters | Monday August 25, 2014
Thai military leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was endorsed as prime minister by Thailand's king on Monday, four days after he was elected by his own hand-picked parliament, although critics called his appointment a political farce.
World | Press Trust of India | Monday August 25, 2014
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday said there was no justification for the protests as he has accepted all constitutional demands of protesters after opposition leader Imran Khan asked him to quit for 30 days to allow a probe into alleged...
India | Press Trust of India | Monday August 25, 2014
Mocking Congress' demand over the post of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the entire politics of the Congress has now come down to whether it is a recognised opposition or an unrecognise...
World | Agence-France Presse | Sunday August 24, 2014
Libya's elected parliament has branded as "terrorists" the Islamist militias which announced their seizure of Tripoli airport after a weeks-long battle and are challenging its legitimacy.
World | Reuters | Sunday August 24, 2014
Sierra Leone's parliament has made the harbouring of Ebola victims a crime punishable by two years' jail in an attempt to stop the spread of the deadly virus, the justice minister said on Saturday.
World | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 24, 2014
The political crisis in Pakistan escalated on Saturday night with the third round of talks between government negotiators and Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) failing to break the logjam.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday August 22, 2014
The Delhi High Court today dismissed a Public Interest Litigation seeking a direction to the Speaker of the Lok Sabha and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha to disqualify 11 Shiv Sena Members of Parliament for allegedly force-feeding a fasting Muslim employ...
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Friday August 22, 2014
The Supreme Court today told the government that it is concerned about the post of Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha remaining vacant. Judges said the position "conveys a voice different from the government's" and is therefore crucial. The C...