Naveen Patnaik favours strong Lokpal

Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said his government was committed to amending the existing law to make an effective Lokayukta in the state.

Cong MPs demonstrate favouring Lokpal discussion

A dozen Congress MPs staged a demonstration in front of Parliament gate near Gandhi
statue shouting slogans against BJP accusing the party of not
allowing debate in the House on the legislation and disrupting
its proceedings.

PM ready for give and take as Anna continues fast

As Anna Hazare`s fast continued for the fifth day, the PM has indicated his willingness to end the stand-off.

Putin favours Russia, Belarus unification

Russian Prime Minister
Vladimir Putin today said he was in favour of Russia and its
western neighbour Belarus uniting into a single state, as in
the days of the Soviet Union.

Centre favours rightful compensation for Noida

Amid the hue and cry over land
acquisition in Noida, the Centre on Thursday sought to blame the
Mayawati government for the mess and favoured payment of
rightful compensation to the aggrieved farmers.

UK Hosue panel favours aid to India

Britain should continue its 280
million pounds per annum aid to India for the next four years,
a top parliamentary panel has said, but sought fundamental
changes in the policy in 2015.

BJP not in favour of armed squad for fight against graft

Seeking to distance itself
from `yoga guru` Baba Ramdev`s proposal to raise a force, BJP
on Thursday said it was not in favour of formation of any armed
squad for broadbasing the battle against corruption.

Meira Kumar rules in favour of BJP MPs continuance in JPC

Congress objections to the
inclusion of BJP leaders Jaswant Singh and Yashwant Sinha in
the JPC probing the 2G spectrum scam have fallen flat with
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar ruling in favour of their
continuance.

Traders to stage dharna in favour of Hazare in Bihar

Bihar traders and entrepreneurs have
decided to hold a sit-in demonstration here tomorrow in
support of the demand of social activist Anna Hazare against
corruption in the country.

Proposal for more powers to CBI fails to find favour with GoM

A proposal to give more powers
to the CBI by amending a provision of the Act, which governs
its functions, has not found favour with a Group of Ministers
set up to suggest means to tackle corruption.

Clinton favours probe of Gaddafi role in Lockerbie bombing

US Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton has supported the move to probe the possible role of
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in the 1988 Lockerbie plane
bombing.

Centre favours declaring child marriage as void, SC told

The Centre on Tuesday told the
Supreme Court that it was in favour of declaring as illegal
child marriage which has been held as valid by courts in
several cases, despite it being an offence.

Aiyar favours `impartial` probe into 2G spectrum issue

Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Thursday favoured an "impartial" probe into the 2G spectrum allocation issue and said the Prime Minister would take a correct decision in this regard as he is aware of "all the facts".

Prachanda favours reinstating monarchy in Nepal?

Maoist chief Prachnada, who led the decade-long armed struggle to bring down the monarchy in Nepal, wants to reinstate the royalty to save the country from "foreign intervention", a pro-royalist leader claimed on Thursday.

NCP favours caste-based census: Pawar

Supporting the demand for
caste-based census, NCP President Sharad Pawar today said
it should be carried out for the development of the people.

Noida Park: Centre not in favour of construction

The Centre on Friday told the Supreme
Court that it could not grant environmental clearance for
construction of statues and memorials for Dalit leaders at a
park in Noida.

Rama Jois favours joint special forces to tackle naxals

Taking a dig at those advocating development as an answer to check naxal activities, former governor of Bihar and Jharkhand Rama Jois on Friday favoured special joint anti-naxal forces to eradicate the menace.

CAG raps Tripura for undue favour to private body

The CAG has censured the Left Front government in Tripura for providing undue favour to a Kerala- based private organisation in setting up a medical college in Agartala.

Advani favours compulsory voting

Observing that voting
percentage among the educated section was far lower than that
in the lower rungs of society, senior BJP leader L K Advani
has favoured compulsory voting as a remedial measure.

Obama not in favour of revoking trade relations with China

US President Barack Obama
on Wednesday said that he is not in favour of revoking trade
relationship with China, a demand made by several US lawmakers
after a row with Beijing over weapons sale to Taiwan.