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SC notice on barring people in jail from fighting polls

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 12:45

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the central government on a public interest litigation that has sought to bar people in jail from contesting polls.

US lawmakers call for improved India-US ties

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 09:47

Terming India as the most important strategic partner, top US lawmakers have called for improving the bilateral ties.

US lawmakers rule out terrorism behind missing Malaysian jet

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 21:18

Top US lawmakers familiar with the intelligence information on Sunday said that evidence garnered so far do not indicate terrorism as a possible cause behind the Malaysian plane that went missing with 239 people aboard.

US lawmakers to vote on secret CIA interrogation report

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 05:07

A US Senate committee will vote next week on whether to declassify its report on a CIA interrogation program, potentially shedding light on some of the most objectionable tactics of America`s war on terror.

US lawmakers seek tighter N Korea sanctions over rights

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 05:05

A senior US lawmaker has vowed to seek stiffer sanctions against North Korea due to human rights concerns after a stinging UN report likened the regime`s abuses to the Holocaust.

US lawmakers seek end to Liu Xia`s confinement in China

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 16:44

Two US lawmakers have sought an end to the confinement of Liu Xia, wife of 2010 Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, describing her detention by China as "a flagrant violation of international obligations".

BJP hails SC order on lawmakers, says it strikes a balance

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 19:00

BJP Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court order asking courts to complete trials against MPs and MLAs in one year, saying it strikes a balance by upholding the presumption of innocence till held guilty while putting lawmakers under strict and expeditious scrutiny.

Pakistani MP accuses fellow lawmakers of debauchery

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 16:28

An independent member of Pakistan`s National Assembly today accused parliamentarians of adultery and using alcohol and banned drugs in their official residences.

Christie`s cancels sale of 85 Miro works

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 09:18

Auction house Christie`s indefinitely cancelled the sale in London of 85 works by Spanish artist Joan Miro owned by Portugal due to the legal "uncertainty" surrounding the works.

Turkey lawmakers brawl over judicial reforms

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 05:54

A brawl erupted in the Turkish parliament on Thursday as a heated debate on controversial judicial reforms turned nasty.

Snowden leaks may be `lethal` for troops: Lawmakers

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 13:38

Fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden`s theft of 1.7 million secret documents could potentially put US military forces in "lethal" danger worldwide, American lawmakers warned on Friday, citing a confidential Pentagon report.

British lawmakers visit Iran ahead of talks

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 23:10

A British Parliament delegation arrived in Tehran today on the first visit by UK lawmakers to Iran in years, as the two countries work to improve relations and ahead of continued talks on the country`s disputed nuclear program.