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Leaders resolve to uphold Parliament’s dignity

NEW DELHI: Concern over repeated disruptions that have raised questions over the efficacy of the Parliament’s functioning marked the 60th anniversary of its first sitting in free India on Sunday with leaders pressing for “sincere” introspection to restore the dignity of the institution.

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Sulking Yeddyurappa praises Sonia, Cong

BANGALORE/NEW DELHI: The factional feud in Karnataka’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) touched a new low on Sunday with the former Karnataka chief minister, Mr B S Yeddyurappa calling his successor, Mr Sadananda Gowda a “betrayer” even as he lavished praise on Ms Sonia Gandhi and the Congress and made a veiled attack on BJP leadership while spurning conciliatory moves to defuse the crisis in the party in Karnataka.

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Previously IAS officers had more say in selecting Secretary to Minister

NEW DELHI: A tough guy as a secretary for a doubtful minister? There were days when IAS officers had greater say in selecting a secretary for a minister, and could assign a suitable secretary to a minister, the former cabinet secretary, Mr T S R Subramanian said this at a function to release of the ex-bureaucrat, Mr M K Kaw's memoirs ‘An Outsider Everywhere: Revelations by an Insider’ here.

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7 Karnataka ministers ready to quit

BANGALORE: In escalation of factional feud in ruling BJP in Karnataka, seven ministers and six MLAs loyal to the state BJP strongman, Mr B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday night handed over their resignations to him, pressing for leadership change in the state and triggering a fresh bout of crisis in the state unit of the party.

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