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SC order against quotas in promotions rocks Parliament

NEW DELHI: The issue of reservation in promotions in government jobs in Uttar Pradesh saw an uproar in both houses of Parliament on Thursday with the Rajya Sabha being adjourned for nearly an hour and the Lok Sabha witnessing disruptions.

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Slanging match in Lok Sabha over Sikh killings in US

NEW DELHI: The killing of six Sikhs in a US gurdwara led to a slanging match between the opposition and treasury benches in the Lok Sabha today with the Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Mr P K Bansal accusing Akali Dal of "baking the political cake on funeral pyre" of the victims.

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‘Lokpal bill could be tabled this session’

NEW DELHI: The much-hyped Lokpal bill could be tabled in Rajya Sabha in the ongoing monsoon session if a parliamentary panel looking into the legislation gives its report before the end of the session, the government said today.

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Tendulkar, Rekha get lessons on Parliament

NEW DELHI: For a change, the master became a pupil. Sachin Tendulkar, who attended the Rajya Sabha for the first time on the opening day of the Monsoon session today, got some lessons from the President, Mr Pranab Mukherjee on the functioning of Parliament.

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Ansari re-elected as Vice President

NEW DELHI: The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate, Mr Hamid Ansari was on Tuesday re-elected as the Vice President, becoming the second person to get the second consecutive term as he defeated the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee, Mr Jaswant Singh by a large margin of 252 votes.

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NDA allies differ on Advani’s 2014 elections comment

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata party leader, Mr L K Advani’s prediction of a non-Congress, non-NDA alliance coming to power after 2014 polls generated heat on Tuesday with the Shiv Sena chief, Mr Bal Thackeray slamming the BJP leader while differences within key ally JD(U) on the issue also came to the fore.

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Heavy rains wreak havoc in Kerala, toll touches 5

KOZHIKODE: With the recovery of two more bodies, the toll in landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy rain in Kozhikode district has risen to five even as the government sought help of the Navy and National Disaster Rescue Force in relief operations.

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