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Pranab Mukherjee spells out Modi govt’s roadmap, says it is committed to end rural-urban divide, modernisation of madrasa

In his address , the President said the govt is committed to improve the quality of life in villages.

Narendra Modi takes charge as Prime Minister

LIVE: 16th Lok Sabha meets on Day 2; Modi and Sonia sworn in as members

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, among others, was on Thursday sworn in as a member of 16th Lok Sabha.

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Seven sins of hubris

The UPA committed them. The new government should avoid them.

First on Rajnath agenda: Communal violence Bill, Andhra bifurcation

Besides the communal violence Bill, the preparations for the foundation day of Telangana, scheduled on June 2, will be another key issue on Rajnath’s table.

Don’t let tainted MPs enter House: Plea in court

The petition, filed on Saturday, cited media reports alleging that some of the MPs elected to Parliament have criminal pasts.

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Narendra Modi bows as he enters Parliament for first time

Narendra Modi touched L K Advani’s feet, seeking his blessings.

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Anna 5-year plan: 100 farmers in Parliament

He said he will visit every state to sensitize the people in this regard for the next five years.

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Making place for women

If parties are sincere about the women’s reservation bill, why hasn’t there been a minimal debate about its flaws and possibilities?

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ONCE UPON A POLL: Third Lok Sabha election (1962)

The third in our series looking at the Lok Sabha polls of the past.

The national currency, the hryvnia, a barometer of economic confidence, plunged to near a 2008 low of 10 cents.

Alarm in Ukraine as Putin orders surprise army drills on border

Thousands of ethnic Russians march, shouting ‘Crimea is Russian’, clash with rival protesters.

Sebi’s new norms to shake up multiple director seats

Last week, the market regulator has cut to seven the maximum directorships a person can hold.

Don’t think investments are held back by high rates: Rajan

Rajan said that along with a strong increase in food production, the government must contain the rise in wages so that relative wages in agriculture could rise without too much problems.

‘We will crush these elements in the electronic media if they continue to malign our image’

Excerpts from Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s speech, delivered at a Youth Congress rally in Solapur, Maharashtra, on February 23.

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Parliament approves vote-on-account

The Delhi Appropriation and vote-on-account bills were passed by voice vote in both the Houses.

politicians have recommended a relook at the blanket denial to an MP to vote according to her conscience, but as an institution Parliament has yet to be seized of the debate.

The Lok Sabha LOL of Fame

No one of us knows the enormity of the laughably over-the-top incidents that have seen the light of day in Parliament.