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  Parliament - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British Parliament is often referred to as the "Mother of Parliaments," (in fact a misquotation of John Bright, who remarked in 1865 that "England is the Mother of Parliaments") because the British Parliament has been the model for most other parliamentary systems, and its Acts have created many other parliaments.
In the United Kingdom, Parliament consists of the House of Commons, the House of Lords, and the Monarch.
A nation's 'Prime Minister' is almost always the leader of the majority party in the lower house of parliament, but only holds his or her office as long as the "confidence of the house" is maintained.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parliament   (662 words)

 Parliament of India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is the supreme legislative body of the Republic of India.
Constitution The Indian Parliament consists of two houses and the President of India.
Almost all of its members are directly elected by citizens of India.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parliament_of_India   (456 words)

 Business Guide to India - India File - Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
India firmly holds the view that mankind can be saved from the horrors of a nuclear holocaust only if the world is rid of nuclear weapons and is ready to sign any agreement that imposes a total ban and which is universal and non-discriminatory.
India consistently supported the Namibian people in their struggle for freedom and the brave people of South Africa in their battle against the inhuman system of apartheid which, at last, appears to be succeeding.
India is convinced that the establishment of an equitable International Economic Order involving structural and other changes is the only answer to the various economic ills and problems of development confronting the world today.
economictimes.indiatimes.com /guide/poli.htm   (3371 words)

 India's parliament opens ... - Jun. 03, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Congress, which has ruled India for 45 of its 57 years of independence from Britain, pulled off its come-from-behind win by pitching its campaign at the tens of millions of Indians who felt left out of the country's booming economy.
Parliament will re-open in July when all eyes will be on presentation of the government's first budget by Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram.
India logged growth of 10.4 percent in the third quarter to December, making it one of the world's fastest expanding economies.
www.inq7.net /wnw/2004/jun/03/text/wnw_3-1-p.htm   (481 words)

 India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
India is the second most populous country in the world, with a population of over one billion, and is the seventh largest country by geographical area.
The legislature of India is the bicameral Parliament which consists of the upper house known as the Rajya Sabha, or Council of States, the lower house known as the Lok Sabha, or House of the People, and the President.
India's literacy rate is 64.8%, with 53.7% of females and 75.3% of males being literate.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/I/India.htm   (3283 words)

 Indian Parliament legislates for the last man.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Parliament is central to life in India,its governance and its growth.
Like India's favourite animal the elephant, it has a majesty, a formidable --if slow-- tread and great endurance.It works hard and long for those that have come to care for it, depend on it.
From there one may tour the entire Parliament site.Browse the titles of the bills moved by ministries and private members: the seriousness and the hard work that must have preceded will become apparant.
www.goodnewsindia.com /Pages/content/institutions/parliament.html   (1330 words)

 India (11/04)
India's domestic politics also took new shape, as the nationalist appeal of the Congress Party gave way to traditional alignments by caste, creed, and ethnicity leading to the founding of a plethora of small, regionally based political parties.
India is now also seeking to strengthen its political and commercial ties with the United States, Japan, the European Union, Iran, China, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
India maintains that the entire former princely state is an integral part of the Indian union, while Pakistan insists that UN resolutions calling for self-determination of the people of the state must be taken into account.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3454.htm   (6281 words)

 JURIST - India: Indian Law, Legal Research, Human Rights
India's bicameral parliament consists of the Rajya Sabha (Council of States) and the Lok Sabha (House of the People).
The Chief Justice of a High Court is appointed by the President in consultation with the Chief Justice of India and the Governor of the State.
In 1961, the Parliament of India passed the Advocates Act, which amended and consolidated the law governing the Indian legal profession.
jurist.law.pitt.edu /world/india.htm   (1085 words)

 Parliament of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Iraq's oldest member of parliament died with his son and three bodyguards in a suicide bombing north of Baghdad, while eight people were killed and almost 30 wounded elsewhere.
India's main opposition Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party has sacked former foreign minister Yashwant Sinha from the post of party spokesman, a party leader said, after a series of remarks criticising senior leaders.
India's health ministry will introduce a law forcing tobacco companies to carry pictures of smoking-related diseases on cigarette packs as a health warning, according to a news report.
www.infothis.com /find/Parliament_of_India   (389 words)

 Terrorist Attack on the Parliament of India - December 13, 2001
Terrorists on December 13, 2001 attacked the Parliament of India resulting in a 45-minute gun battle in which 9 policemen and parliament staffer were killed.
Last week’s attack on Parliament is undoubtedly the most audacious, and also the most alarming, act of terrorism in the nearly two-decades-long history of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in India.
The Parliament is the highest representative of democracy and they chose Parliament deliberately as their target.
www.indianembassy.org /new/parliament_dec_13_01.htm   (2202 words)

 CNN.com - India arrests 4 over parliament attack - December 15, 2001
The arrests were made as India gave nuclear neighbor Pakistan an ultimatum to deal with the groups being blamed for that attack and other terrorist activities.
India called on Pakistan on Saturday to respond within days to its demand that it close down the Pakistan-based Kashmiri separatist groups it blames for a string of attacks culminating in an assault on its parliament.
The Jaish-e-Mohammed group is accused by India of carrying out a suicide bombing attack against the Jammu-Kashmir state legislature on October that killed 38 people.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/south/12/14/india.suspect   (474 words)

 Simranjit Singh Mann, Member of the Indian Parliament (M.P.)
He was released officially "in the interests of the State," in November 1989 after being elected in absentia to India's Parliament by an overwhelming mandate in the State of Punjab.
Mann is one of India's "Nelson Mandelas" a prisoner of conscience.
Mann was elected to the Indian Parliament, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on November 3, 1999, ordered the Union of India and the Passport Office in Chandigarh, to issue a passport to Mr.
www.thesteward.net /mann   (1261 words)

 TIMEasia.com: News -- 12 Dead After Gunmen Storm India's Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
India is on a heightened state of alert tonight after five unidentified men, armed with guns and grenades, stormed the Parliament complex earlier in the day.
The parliament complex was then cleared, the parliamentarians were sent home, the Army was brought in, and the entire complex was cordoned off.
Mr Vajpayee said the attack on parliament was an attack on "our nation." They chose the parliament complex, he added, because it was a symbol of "our democracy." He said the terrorists had thrown him a challenge "and that we would take it up.
www.time.com /time/asia/news/daily/0,9754,188304,00.html   (904 words)

 Online NewsHour Update: India Accuses Pakistan in Parliament Attack -- Dec. 18, 2001
Commentators in India called on the Bush administration to pressure Pakistan to crack down on militants within their own borders as part of their participation in the U.S. war against terrorism.
India has accused two Pakistan-based Kashmir separatist groups, the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba and the Jaish-e-Mohammed, of launching the December 13th attack on the Indian parliament.
India has long accused Pakistan of sponsoring and funding the Islamic militants fighting for control of Kashmir.
www.pbs.org /newshour/updates/december01/india_12-18.html   (761 words)

 Election Commission of India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Election Commission of India is a constitutional body created to hold free and fair elections in India.
The Constitution of India has vested in the Election Commission of India the superintendence, direction and control of the entire process for conduct of elections to Parliament and Legislature of every State and to the offices of President and Vice-President of India.
The law which governs all elections in India as mentioned above is the Representation of People Act, 1950.
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Election_Commission_of_India   (468 words)

 elements '05 BACK TO THE FUTURE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Youth Parliament is a simulation of Parliament of India encouraging the youth of country to participate in the political activities and to enhance the skills of speaking.
It is an attempt to create an atmosphere of real Parliament and to discuss the current and hot issues and problems faced by people of India.
The ratio of members in Youth Parliament is same as that of present ratio of members in Parliament of India.
www.pecfest.org /events/literary/youth.htm   (372 words)

 The Contribution of India in the Struggle against Apartheid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Letter dated 12 July 1948 from the representative of India to the UN Secretary-General concerning the treatment of Indians in South Africa.
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Chairperson of the delegation of India, introducing the item on apartheid in the Ad Hoc Political Committee of the UN General Assembly.
Resolution Adopted by Both Houses of Parliament of India on the Occasion of the Installation of the Democratically Elected President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, 10 May 1994
www.anc.org.za /ancdocs/history/solidarity/india.html   (300 words)

 ICL - India - Constitution
No person shall be a citizen of India by virtue of article 5, or be deemed to be a citizen of India by virtue of article 6 or article 8, if he has voluntarily acquired the citizenship of any foreign State.
Parliament may by law confer on the Supreme Court power to issue directions, orders or writs, including writs in the nature of habeas corpus, mandamus, prohibition, quo warranto and certiorari, or any of them, for any purposes other than those mentioned in clause (2) of article 32.
Parliament may by law make provision for conferring upon the Supreme Court such supplemental powers not inconsistent with any of the provisions of this Constitution as may appear to be necessary or desirable for the purpose of enabling the Court more effectively to exercise the jurisdiction conferred upon it by or under this Constitution.
www.oefre.unibe.ch /law/icl/in00000_.html   (14527 words)

 Information Management in the Indian Parliament - Section on Library and Research Services for Parliaments
The Parliament Library has holdings of about 1 million volumes, including debates of the Indian Parliament, the State Legislatures of India, and Foreign Parliaments, reports of Central and State Governments and the United Nations and its allied agencies, Gazettes of Central and State Governments, and other documents.
The Parliament Library has a large collection of old debates, magazines, reports, rare files, and other documents which are required to be preserved for reference over long periods.
The Parliament Library has also set up the Parliamentary Museum and Archives (PMA) which has a section of photographs and films to preserve an authentic, comprehensive, complete and up-to-date pictorial record of the history of the institution of Parliament, its activities and personalities.
www.ifla.org /VII/s3/conf/1india-e.htm   (2878 words)

 Boston.com / News / World / Asia / Prisoners run for Parliament in India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Across India, they tell the tales: of the accused kidnapper who ran for parliament from prison, the small-town thug who became a small-town lawmaker, the long lists of crimes committed by myriad politicians.
NEW DELHI -- Across India, they tell the tales: of the accused kidnapper who ran for parliament from prison, the small-town thug who became a small-town lawmaker, the long lists of crimes committed by myriad politicians.
Narayan estimates about 300-400 of India's 4,072 state legislators and perhaps 15-20 of its 545 members of Parliament are accused of serious crimes -- right up to kidnapping, rape and murder.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2004/05/07/prisoners_run_for_parliament_in_india   (835 words)

 BBC NEWS | South Asia | India recalls parliament attack
India blamed the attack on Pakistan-backed militants - a charge denied by Pakistan - and as relations deteriorated the nuclear-capable neighbours mobilised up to a million men along their common border.
US ambassador to India Robert Blackwill used Friday's anniversary to stress his country's alliance with India in the "war against terrorism".
India blamed the violence on two Islamic groups fighting in disputed Kashmir, the Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/low/south_asia/2572091.stm   (564 words)

 President of India Dissolves Parliament, Midterm Vote Set   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
President K.R. Narayanan dissolved Parliament Thursday and ordered a midterm vote by the middle of March, setting the stage for India's second national election in less than two years.
But analysts predicted the election will result in another coalition government as India continues a transition to competitive politics from the single-party dominance of Congress, which ruled for 45 of the 50 years since it led India to independence from Britain in 1947.
India's already slow movement toward a more open economy will be suspended during the months of election campaigning as bureaucrats postpone decisions on policy issues and investment proposals until a new government is installed.
www-tech.mit.edu /V117/N63/india.63w.html   (314 words)

9[(3) There shall be paid to a member in respect of a journey performed by him in the course of a tour outside India undertaken in the discharge of his duties as such member, such travelling and daily allowances as may be prescribed by rules made under section 9].
Provided that where any person has served as a member of the Provisional Parliament or either House of Parliament for a period exceeding five years, there shall be paid to him an additional pension of six hundred rupees per mensem for every year in excess of five years.
Explanation.—For the purpose of this sub-section, "Provisional Parliament" shall include the body which functioned as the constituent Assembly of the Dominion of India immediately before the commencement of the Constitution.
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 INDIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Harappa The Indus Valley and the Raj in India and Pakistan "Glimpses of India and Pakistan before 1947 and the story of the ancient Indus Valley.
American knowledge of India is shaped by the American Institute of Indian Studies, a consortium of universities and colleges in the United States at which scholars actively engage in teaching and research about India.
Course on contemporary India - readings On the web is an online guide for educators that includesinformation on Hindu deities, video footage of worship, lesson plansfor teachers, and proposed classroom activities for students.
link.lanic.utexas.edu /asnic/countries/india   (1228 words)

Valid for the term of his office and on the expiration of such term, the pass shall be surrendered to the Secretary-general of the House of the People or the Council of States as the case may be:
Provided that where any such pass is issued to a new member before he takes his seat in either House of Parliament, he shall be entitled to use the pass for attending a session of that House for taking his seat therein.
Provided that if the member leaves such place during the interval, his absence from the place shall be treated as absence during a session of a House of Parliament or a sitting of the Committee, as the case may be, and the provisions of section 5 shall apply accordingly.
mpa.nic.in /Ar98-99/a1chap1.htm   (2820 words)

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