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Shooter MPs call for leader Robert Borsak to resign

The Shooters, Fishers and Farmers party is facing internal unrest ahead of the March election after MPs called on their leader Robert Borsak to resign from parliament or risk damaging the regional party’s chances in the year’s poll next. The unanimous demand from party MPs Orange MP Philip Donato, Barwon MP Roy Butler and Upper […]

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How Labour’s appetite for voting reform fell by the wayside

The sources, who spoke anonymously to detail the private interviews, said it was not that the plan had been stopped, but rather that there was a lack of appetite within government to pursue reform. tough that wouldn’t win many votes. The defection of two Labor MPs in the upper house would have made it more […]

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Vice President Dhankhar hosts dinner for RS MPs

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar with Union Minister Piyush Goyal during a meeting, in New Delhi, November 14, 2022. | Photo credit: PTI Seeking to reach leaders from all political walks of life ahead of the winter session of parliament, Deputy Speaker Jagdeep Dhankhar hosted a dinner for members of Rajya Sabha on Monday. This is […]

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Democrats hold Arizona Senate seat, one shy of control of U.S. upper house

On Friday, President Joe Biden’s Democrats edged closer to controlling the US Senate as three television stations predicted incumbent Senator Mark Kelly’s victory. Kelly’s victory, if confirmed, will give Democrats 49 Senate seats, one shy of an effective majority, with Nevada still counting the votes and Georgia’s contest heading to a runoff on Dec. 6. […]

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Everything is at stake in the US midterm elections, say Democrats in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Nov 5 (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – Nov 6, 2022): Therapist Jacqueline Smythe fears her rights as a women will be at stake if the Republicans regain control of the United States Congress during Tuesday’s mid-term election. Three days before the voteSmythe, 30, was reunited with thousands of other supporters of President Joe Biden’s Democratic […]

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Man vandalizes UES church, cardinal’s house and diocesan office: police

UPPER EAST SIDE, NY – Police are searching for a man who went on a spree of church vandalism on Manhattan’s East Side, targeting St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s residence and a place of worship of the Upper East Side, according to authorities. The man, identified as Juan Velez, 28, started the party Oct. […]

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RBA set to impose another rate hike; 162nd Melbourne Cup underway; voters divided on wage reform; Iran steps up crackdown on women’s rights activists

If you’ve followed federal politics closely, you’ll know that the Albanian government introduced its key industrial relations bill to parliament last week. Labor wants to enable workers, especially in traditionally lower paid sectors such as childcare, to be able to engage in multi-employer bargaining. But business groups fear it could lead to industry-wide strikes. This […]

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Thousands of Czechs protest government support for Ukraine

PRAGUE — Tens of thousands of Czechs used a public holiday on Friday to rally in the capital against the pro-Western government and its support for Ukraine’s fight against the Russian invasion. The rally follows two others in Prague’s central Wenceslas Square and was smaller than the 70,000 people who gathered for the same reasons […]

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Only 13% of Russian Iskander ballistic missiles remain, says Kyiv intelligence chief

Russia is dangerously short of missiles to strike inside Ukraine, according to Kyrylo Budanov, head of Ukraine’s defense intelligence directorate. “About 13% remain for the Iskanders, about 43% for the Kalibr-PL, Kalibr-NK missiles and about 45% for the Kh-101 and Kh-555 missiles,” Budanov told the Ukrainian newspaper. “It is generally very dangerous to go below […]

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Jamaica will remain poor if…

HILL…we have to export a lot more or stay poor Senator Aubyn Hill, Minister for Industry, Investment and Trade, said businesses must strive to expand and boost their export products and services to help solve the significant trade imbalance in the country, otherwise Jamaica will remain poor. Contributing to the State of the Nation debate […]

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Russian official has no choice but to freeze and starve Ukrainian civilians

A Russian politician has said that Moscow should focus on cutting off Ukraine’s electricity supply, so its residents don’t have access to heating, running water and chilled food. State Duma deputy Andrey Gurulyov made the comments during a talk show on Russian state television. Konstantin Dolgov, a senator in Russia’s upper house and a former […]

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Island’s cannabis row with UK featured in Washington Post – The Royal Gazette

Created: Oct 18, 2022 06:11 Cannabis plant (stock photography) Bermuda’s political stalemate over whether to legalize the use and production of cannabis has drawn international attention. The Washington Post, one of America’s most respected newspapers, ran an article on how the island is handling the UK’s block on liberalizing drug laws. The Post article noted […]

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Brazilian runoff seen as battle for Amazon’s future

Exactly two weeks remain before the Brazilians vote in a presidential run-off that is expected to be tighter than ever, with the latest polls showing left-wing favorite Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s lead narrowed to just five percentage points. In its first poll since the Oct. 2 first round, AtlasIntel showed Thursday that nearly 52% […]

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Actor Suresh Gopi elevated to Central Committee of Kerala BJP

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Actor Suresh Gopi, who was a BJP-appointed member of the Rajya Sabha, appeared to have achieved a rise on Friday, when he was included in the party’s Kerala Unity Central Committee. For the BJP, the Core Committee is the highest decision-making body of the party in the state and generally accepted standards have also […]

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British spy chief: Russian army “exhausted”, Putin’s judgment “imperfect”

LONDON — The head of Britain’s spy service warned in a rare public address on Tuesday that Russian forces in Ukraine were overstretched and “exhausted” — and that President Vladimir Putin was making “strategic errors of judgement.” The assessment by Jeremy Fleming, head of secrecy GCHQ, Britain’s intelligence, cybersecurity and security agency, comes after Putin […]

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Refusal is “good news”: SRI

Group vice-chairman Darcy Hare said the rejection was again led by independent Justin Field and backed by the Greens and Labour. “It takes a long time for the Coalition and some cross-representatives – including Shooters, Farmers and Fishers and One Nation – to understand that this settlement, in its current form, threatens a $24 billion […]

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The Post-Abe Crisis of Confidence in Japan by Akira Kawamoto

With his popularity rating plummeting, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is struggling to revive economic growth and recover from major political scandals. If Kishida is to regain public trust, he must break with the ruling party’s gerontocracy and modernize Japan’s government bureaucracy. TOKYO – No one could have predicted that the popularity of Japanese Prime […]

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Former senator Don Meredith charged with 3 counts of sexual assault

A former senator who resigned from the upper house amid a sexual misconduct scandal now faces criminal charges. Don Meredith58, has been charged with three counts of sexual assault and one count of criminal harassment, Ottawa police said Saturday. A source confirmed to The Canadian Press that the man in question was the former Conservative […]

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Russia issues new nuclear warning at end of disputed Ukraine referendum

Putin ally issues new nuclear warning NATO will not go to war after a nuclear strike End of votes for the annexation of Ukraine Russian submarine gas pipelines mysteriously damaged LONDON/ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, September 27 (Reuters) – An ally of President Vladimir Putin issued a new nuclear warning to Ukraine and the West on Tuesday as […]

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Moscow promises ‘full protection’ to all areas annexed by Russia

Referendums on joining Russia held over four days Regions would benefit from Russia’s ‘full protection’ – Lavrov Both sides take responsibility for rocket fire and shelling Ukraine will liberate the whole country – Zelenskiy Sep 25 (Reuters) – Russia has sought to defend its seven-month-old war at the United Nations, with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov […]

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Long lines of traffic seen at some of Russia’s land borders

The wives of some of the dozens of Ukrainian fighters freed by Russia in a prisoner swap described to CNN their disbelief and joy at learning that their loved ones had been freed. Alina Volovyk, speaking with CNN via WhatsApp, described receiving a phone call from a man she did not recognize at first as […]

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Putin declares partial military mobilization to support Russia’s war effort

MOSCOW — Russia will impose a partial mobilization of its citizens to further support the war in Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin said in a much-anticipated pre-recorded speech Wednesday morning. The mobilization, effective immediately, will affect army reservists and those who had previously served in the Russian armed forces. “We are talking about partial mobilization, that […]

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US does not allow sale of Israeli air security system to Germany

Germany makes preliminary decision to buy ‘Israeli’ Arrow 3 aviation security system over competing bid from Lockheed Martin Corp. An Arrow-3 missile is launched at a test site in “Israel” in January. (Israel’s Security Ministry/Getty Images) “Israel” today reported on September 18 that US President Joe Biden’s administration had blocked the sale of an advanced […]

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Out in the World: Japan’s first elected gay lawmaker visits SF :: Bay Area Reporter

The GLBT Historical Society Museum in San Francisco hosted Taiga Ishikawa, Japan’s first gay member of parliament, during his recent visit to San Francisco. Ishikawa, 48, is Japan’s highest-ranking and only LGBTQ politician who currently sits in the House of Councilors, the upper house of Japan’s parliament, known as the Diet. Elected in 2019, he […]

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Former colonies should do more than just abolish the monarchy

You might have expected the death of Queen Elizabeth II to ignite a fire of republicanism in the 14 overseas nations ruled by the British monarch. It seems less likely day by day. Long-discussed plans to move to a republican system of government in Jamaica are likely to get a boost. Tiny Antigua and Barbuda […]

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RPT – Canada, Australia and New Zealand will resist Republican campaign for now – Tory Peer

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News/Sputnik – September 13, 2022) Queen Elizabeth’s death has reignited the Republican debate in Britain’s overseas territories, but Canada and, to a lesser extent, Australia and New Zealand are likely to resist calls to cut ties with the monarchy for now, a Tory member of the House of Lords told Sputnik. Days after […]

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Work on new legislative complex in Jammu to resume shortly – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism

*Changes to be made as the Council Chamber is no longer requiredMohinder VermaJAMMU, 10 September: Work on the new Legislative Complex in Jammu will resume shortly as the process has been initiated for granting administrative approval and releasing remaining funds. In addition, changes will be made to some parts of the structure as the Legislative […]

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How the Democrats got the better of God, guns, and gay people

“The environment is upside down,” said Michael Brodkorb, former vice chairman of the Minnesota Republican Party. “The intensity has reversed.” It’s not just abortion. Less than 20 years later conservatives used ballot measures against same-sex marriage to boost voter turnout in 11 states, public opinion has shifted so much on the issue that Democrats are […]

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Japan’s decision, opposition camps will discuss the state funeral of late Prime Minister Abe on Thursday.

Japan’s ruling and opposition camps have agreed to hold a meeting on Thursday to discuss the state funeral of the late former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. Abe was shot and killed during an election campaign speech in July. His funeral is scheduled for September 27 in Tokyo. The government will foot the entire bill, which […]

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Chile rejects draft constitution: five things to know

Analysts say some of the proposals it contained were too radical for most voters – the majority of whom have made it clear they want a new constitution, but not this one. View of the front pages of a newspaper illustrating the victory of the rejection of a new Constitution the day after a referendum […]

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Another group of ‘friends’ joins the fight for the forests of the Central North Coast – News from the region

The waste left in the Conglomerate State Forest plantation after the logging activities of the Forestry Corporation NSW was a factor in the formation of a group of ‘friends’. COMMUNITY groups including landowners, farmers, conservationists and nature enthusiasts have become ‘citizen scientists’ to collect data on biodiversity in environmentally sensitive areas of public forests in […]

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Labor lifts the ceiling on migration; Jobs Summit 2022 continues; COVID isolation review questioned by WADA; House prices in Australia fall; British Prime Minister to be appointed next week; Malcolm Turnbull protested at Sydney University

The Prime Minister also answered questions about Seven’s breakfast Sunrise. As regular readers of this blog will know, the National Cabinet decided this week to reduce mandatory COVID-19 isolation from seven days to five. Loading Masks will also not need to be worn on domestic flights when the changes take effect on September 9. The […]

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amunt forms the “wooden house on a hill” in the black forest of germany

the house on a hill celebrates the scenic views and topography On a hill in the southern Black Forest in Germany have a vacation lodge conceived by Rising. Guests who vacation exclusively in Germany wanted a sustainable getaway with high-quality architecture that celebrates this scenic location. Informed by its amorphous topography, the compact 110m² house […]

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The Citizenship Amendment Bill will be presented to the upper house on Sunday

Amid a face-off between the president and the government over the Citizenship Law Amendment Bill, CPN-UML chairwoman KP Sharma Oli blamed the ruling parties for rushing the bill through the lower house without proper deliberation. Presenting a policy paper at the party’s Central Committee meeting on Friday, Oli expressed his displeasure that the House of […]

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Upper House votes to undermine democracy

Cassy O’Connor MP | Leader of the Greens It is a sad day for democracy in Tasmania. With its passage through the Legislative Council, the Liberal government’s wildly undemocratic and unnecessary anti-protest legislation is all but certain to become law. The debate confirmed that five MLCs listened to the deep concerns of the indigenous community, […]

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Macquarie CFO Alex Harvey buys high house in Kirribilli for $18.7m

The Rothesay mystery deepens Bellevue Hill resident Andrew Gray – who runs private equity firm Potentia Capital with former MYOB boss Tim Reed – and his wife, Emma, ​​bought the Mosman home from former Perpetual boss Geoff Lloyd for $17 million. The Federation mansion, Cambria, on the slopes of Balmoral was bought by Geoff Lloyd […]

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Why didn’t Rajya Sabha respond to India’s aspirations?

In decennial Rajya Sabha elections held for 57 seats in 15 states over the past few months, more than 40 candidates won unopposed. The Rajya Sabha also has a new president. However, these two elections show that over the past decades the Rajya Sabha has been reduced to just one more forum for political parties […]

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A tour of North Carolina’s Tryon Palace, once known as Colonial America’s finest government residence

North Carolina’s Tryon Palace was once known as the finest government house in colonial America. Completed in 1770, just a few years before the Revolutionary War, the palace was built for British Royal Governor William Tryon. The price of building the palace caused controversy and added to the conflict in the colonies. During the war, […]

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Unanimity is crucial for rapid assistance to flood-affected regions: senators

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – August 17, 2022): Senators in the upper house on Wednesday stressed the need for collective efforts for rapid assistance to flood-affected regions. “We must express our solidarity with the people of flood-affected areas by joining hands and offering strong support to address the grievances of flood victims,” ​​they said on […]

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Are these Canadian cannabis companies moving on?

Tilray rebounded 4.7% on August 12. SNDL was up 15% last week. SNDL released second quarter results which showed a strong increase in revenue. Canadian cannabis companies are looking to build on their recent success after a positive statement on the legalization of marijuana from its southern neighbor last week brought the industry back into […]

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How NSW Labor came across the scandal that is putting Dominic Perrottet under pressure

“These candidates could be anyone and everyone and there is a mix of candidates in all fields and we will have more to say on that, but they are confidential in these conversations, they are confidential in the nature of these conversations and we will have more to say. Loading Barilaro’s response further stoked Labor’s […]

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Pandemic takeover | The Spectator Australia

Australia’s crucial constitutional issue, one that demands immediate attention, is not on the government’s referendum agenda. This is how the nation will never again fall under the control of would-be bogus dictators, which happened so easily, surprisingly and unjustifiably during the pandemic. That’s what a delegation of mostly young Australian ambassadors for the constitutional monarchy […]

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Shiv Sena’s rebels are likely to be part of Shinde’s cabinet; The Uddhav faction prepares for a new battle – The New Indian Express

By PTI MUMBAI: Rebellious Shiv Sena MPs who had served as ministers in the former Uddhav Thackeray-led government are set to be inducted into the Eknath Shinde-led cabinet on Tuesday. Names of former ministers Uday Samant, Sandipan Bhumre, Dada Bhuse, Gulabrao Patil and Shambhuraj Desai circle probables in rebel camp as long-awaited cabinet expansion finally […]

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Historic bills and turmoil mark Venkaiah Naidu’s tenure as Rajya Sabha president | Latest India News

“I can only function if you cooperate,” Venkaiah Naidu said in 2017 in his opening speech as president of the Rajya Sabha after being elected vice president of India. His marvelous wordplay had established the rules of the game. {{^userSubrated}} {{/userSubrated}} {{^userSubrated}} {{/userSubrated}} After five tumultuous years in the Upper House marked by disruption, intense […]

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Climate Bill for 43% reduction in emissions by 2030 passes Australia’s lower house

Australia’s federal government has passed its Climate Bill, including a 43% emissions reduction target, through the lower house. It passed 89 to 55 with the support of the Greens, Teal Independents and Tasmanian Liberal MP Bridget Archer after a number of minor amendments. The legislation sets a target of 43% reduction in carbon emissions from […]

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Review of the worst house on the street – you’ll be screaming on TV “WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?” | Television & radio

SSuch is the total state of this country that when I first saw the title of this series I assumed it was an understatement for Britain. As in: this is Worst House on the Street, a hard-hitting Channel 4 documentary about the UK housing crisis. Then set the tape – as my mum would say […]

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VOX POPULI: Politicians’ ties to the Unification Church must be examined

The three-way relationship between politics, government and business was once likened to a game of rock-paper-scissors, in which each has the upper hand over the other. Politicians control bureaucrats through appointments and promotions, and bureaucrats exercise authority over industries through regulation. And industries influence politicians through votes and donations. Farmers and doctors come to mind […]

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Cash warns WA liberals: reform or suffer

Michaelia Cash told Liberal WA members at the state conference that the party needed to reform. -AAP Picture Western Australia senior Liberal Michaelia Cash gave her backing to the shortlist changes, saying the party must reform or pay the price. Senator Cash issued the warning after the opening of the WA Liberals State Conference in […]

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Hanson shows Palmer’s man about the house

The socialist left faction of the Victorian Labor Party has rarely had such good times. One could almost say Premier Dan Andrew’s outfit ended up in (worker’s) heaven. Opponents of the faction on the right remain trapped in the wreckage of the Adem Somyurek car accident, At Jacinta Allan’s Official anointing as Andrews’ heir apparent […]

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NSW COVID cases rise; Victoria COVID cases increase; Labor says foot-and-mouth disease is ‘hysteria’ stoked by Liberals; Extended ADF Elderly Support; Prue Carr diagnosed with cancer

Meanwhile, Victorian zoos have restricted visitor access to certain animal enclosures in a bid to prevent the possible spread of foot-and-mouth disease. Zoos Victoria chief executive Jenny Gray said paid encounters with giraffes, kangaroos and elephants – where visitors are guided through the exhibit by a zookeeper – have been canceled and existing bookings have […]

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Panneerselvam appoints Rajya Sabha MP Dharmar, 13 other district secretaries

O Panneerselvam, head of the AIADMK rebel camp, on Sunday appointed more than a dozen “district secretaries”, including MP Rajya Sabha R Dharmar and former lawmakers. The appointees include VNP Venkatraman (Chennai Suburban District) and Kovai K Selvaraj (Coimbatore District), both former MPs and Dharmar (Ramanathapuram District), who was among 6 candidates elected unopposed to […]

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What the Japanese Election Means for Controversial Defense Research

Voter turnout was low in this month’s elections in Japan.Credit: Issei Kato/Reuters Japan’s ruling conservative coalition won a landslide victory in national elections earlier this month, two days after the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who led the coalition until 2020. Researchers say the coalition’s victory in the upper house of the National […]

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Draghi demands party unity as a condition to stay on as Italian prime minister

Draghi offered to resign after coalition split Tells Parliament that Italians want unity of government The speech receives a cold reception from 5-Star, League The Senate is due to vote on the speech later Wednesday ROME, July 20 (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Wednesday demanded unity from his coalition partners if they […]

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Prez poll: 59 out of 60 MPs voted in Arunachal

ITANAGAR, July 18: Fifty-nine out of 60 MPs in Arunachal Pradesh exercised their right to vote until midday on Monday to elect India’s new president, Assembly Secretary K Habung said. Chief Minister Pema Khandu and his deputy Chowna Mein were among the first to vote in the assembly’s Nokmey Namati Hall, Habung said. BJP lawmaker […]

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Italian Draghi wins vote of confidence, but 5 Stars boycotts motion

The electronic board of parliament displays the results of the vote of confidence for the government at the upper house of parliament, in Rome, Italy, July 14, 2022. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ROME, July 14 (Reuters) – Italy’s government won a confidence motion in the upper house of […]

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Support for Kishida rises slightly after election, but hurdles remain for agenda

Reuters 13 July 2022, 09:05 Last modification: July 13, 2022, 09:11 Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), attends a news conference, after the results of the Upper House elections, at the party’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, July 11, 2022. Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool via Reuters “> House elections, at […]

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Record 35 women elected to Japan’s upper house

A record 35 women won seats in Japan’s Sunday House of Councilors election after votes were tallied on Monday, beating the previous record of 28 set in 2016 and tied in 2019. The result reflects a slow but gradual shift in the country’s male-dominated political landscape, with the number of female candidates standing in the […]

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Upper house election campaign winds down as Abe’s death shocks Japan

Candidates make their final calls across Japan for the House of Councilors election on Saturday, gripped by the death of Shinzo Abe, a former prime minister who was shot dead during a campaign speech the day before. Top political party leaders will address voters directly in various parts of Japan amid heightened security following Abe’s […]

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Japan’s awareness of NATO pays off – The Diplomat

L to R: Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol pose for photos during a meeting in Madrid, Spain, on June 29, 2022. Credit: Office of the Prime Minister of Japan Advertising On June […]

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The Guardian’s view on Labour’s Brexit: A pragmatic, non-revolutionary policy | Editorial

AAfter whipping his MPs into backing Boris Johnson’s bad deal and then taking a vow of silence as a repentant Remainer, Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer has explained how he would make Brexit ‘work’. It’s good news. No amount of flags can to hide the damage inflicted on the economy by Brexit, or the parliamentary […]

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Who is Ivan Fedotov? Ice Hockey Star ARRESTED AND FORCED Into Russian Army After $1.1M Flyers Deal

Olympian silver medalist Ivan Fedotov, who was arrested at a hockey rink in St Petersburg, Russia for planning to evade military service on July 1 after signing a deal worth 1.1 million in May with the National Hockey League (NHL) team Philadelphia Flyers, has now been drafted into the Russian army to fight in Ukraine. […]

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FOCUS: In power, opposition parties pledge to increase childcare aid

Newfrom Japan Policy Jul 1, 2022 11:05 (JST) Tokyo, July 1 (Jiji Press)–Major Japanese political parties have offered to increase support for childcare in their campaign pledges for the July 10 House of Councilors election to back the decline of the birth rate. According to data from the Ministry of Social Affairs, the number of […]

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Amy Brown has asked the NSW government to rescind the oral offer to the successful candidate, the hearing told

Brown met with an adviser in the office of then Deputy Prime Minister Barilaro in September last year to discuss changing the legislation to give the commissioner the roles of ministerial appointments. She said the adviser “made it clear that the Deputy Prime Minister wanted to know the different mechanisms for which [commissioners] can be […]

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Parents frustrated Quinns Baptist College refuses student’s new name | OUTInPerth

A Perth couple have shared their frustration that their child’s school is refusing their request to accept their child’s new name. Andrew and Louise’s child, Lynx, is in fifth grade at Quinns Baptist College in the northern suburbs of Perth. They are supportive parents who accept their child’s non-binary gender and the choice of a […]

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Negotiation with terror group TTP sparks fear in Pakistani parliament

The Pakistani government’s negotiations with the outlawed group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have sown fear in the upper house of its parliament. Lawmakers noted on Thursday that lawmakers were unaware of when negotiations began and between whom they were taking place, The Frontier Post reported. They demanded clarification from the government on the matter. The banned […]

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Family of delivery driver Xiaojun Chen who died at work awarded $830,000 compensation

The widow and children of a food delivery driver who was hit by a bus and killed in Sydney will receive an $830,000 payout, after a landmark court ruling found he was an employee. Key points: Xiaojun Chen’s family will be awarded over $800,000 after food delivery boy was hit by bus The Personal Injury […]

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Shiv Sena’s Ruined House vs. Fadnavis Long Game

On Monday, June 20, Maharashtra Legislative Council elections were held for 10 seats. The BJP won the five seats where it fielded its candidate indicating another case of cross-voting. After the results were released, a number of Shiv Sena ministers and MPs were found to be untraceable, leaving the MVA baffled. MLC elections MLC elections […]

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Germany announces moves to increase gas storage as Russia cuts supply

Gas flames from a stove are pictured at a private house in Bad Honnef near Bonn, Germany March 30, 2022. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KfW to provide 15 billion euros in credit to fill gas storage – source Set up an auction system to reduce industrial gas […]

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Putin’s War – OpEd – Eurasia Review

By Dr. J Scott Younger* Jhe war in Ukraine, Putin’s war, is now over 100 days old and has reached a sticking point. One day the Russians have made small progress in Donbass, the eastern border lands of Ukraine, and the next day we learn that they have been stopped and pushed back. In the […]

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The rare 1960s modernist house by architect Vladimir Cacala has lost none of its importance

Modernist architect Vladimir Cacala, who came to New Zealand from Czechoslovakia in 1952, designed some of the country’s most sought-after mid-century homes. They have remained wonderful examples of international modernism – whenever a house by Vladimir Cacala comes up for sale, you are guaranteed that throngs of architecture enthusiasts will be the first to walk […]

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Nearly half of Japanese companies see weak yen as bad for business – survey

Illustrative image shows Japanese 10,000 yen banknotes spread out at a World Currency Shop desk in Tokyo in this August 9, 2010 illustrative image. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao/File Photo/File Photo archive/archive photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, June 14 (Reuters) – Nearly half of Japanese businesses consider the weak yen to be […]

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Hoping for a last-minute ‘miracle’, Union minister RCP Singh circles spiritual leaders

Union Minister Ram Chandra Prasad Singh appears to have become a highly religious person following his party, the Janata Dal-United (JD-U), denying him a third consecutive term in the Rajya Sabha. This means that Singh, more popular as an RCP, will have to leave the Narendra Modi cabinet once his six-year term expires on July […]

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EC clears count for RS seats in Haryana, passes order to dismiss MP Shiv Sen in Maharashtra and clears count

The Electoral Commission, in its post-midnight order, said it would allow vote counting to begin in Maharashtra after ordering the returning officer to reject the vote cast by Shiv Sena MLA Suhas Kande. The EC has also cleared the start of counting for Rajya Sabha seats in Haryana. “The commission allows counting for RS seats […]

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Rajya Sabha elections 2022: Discord between JD(S) and Congress over crucial seat gives BJP the upper hand in Karnataka

A strain in ties between JD(S) allies and Congress is likely to bolster Karnataka’s ruling BJP’s chances for the Rajya Sabha elections on Friday. Four state seats will be up for grabs, with six candidates vying for it. Each candidate will need the support of at least 45 MPs to be elected to the Upper […]

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Congress takes advantage of independent BJP-backed RS candidate Subhash Chandra

With the open backing of two Bhartiya Tribal Party (BTP) and twelve independent lawmakers, Congress’ advantage over the independent BJP-backed Rajya Sabha candidate, media baron Subhash Chandra, has given troubled nights to the senior BJP leaders ‘housed in a beach resort’ near Jaipur as Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot claimed he had secured the support of […]

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By dismissing Congress, Hemant Soren proved his political savvy

Jharkhand leader Mukti Morcha (JMM) has proven that politics is not just a family affair but also his own passion. TopicsPolitics | Hémant Soren | Jharkhand Few know that Jharkhand’s Chief Minister, Hemant Soren – a mechanical engineering dropout at Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi – loves cooking in his free time and […]

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Five houses to renovate across Australia

The lure of buying a repairman is palpable for homebuyers for several reasons. First, those in need of renovation are generally less expensive than modern or renovated homes that share the same zip code. Therefore, a home that needs work could be that diamond in the rough that we have all dreamed of at one […]

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Seanad hears calls to stop imports of non-native bees

The threat of extinction facing the Irish honey bee will negatively affect biodiversity in Ireland unless the government introduces a ban on non-native bees, Seanad has heard. Legislation that would stop the import of non-native bees is currently making its way into the Oireachtas. Dozens of beekeepers demonstrated outside Leinster House today to urge politicians […]

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Hanson is likely to cross the line, but the writing is on the wall for One Nation

“There were a lot of competitors in this similar space this time around which would have made it more difficult,” he said. “That’s probably part of the reason why the count is still ongoing and it’s not entirely clear yet. “If there’s a lot of competition in that space, but you’re the one pushing the […]

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Putting socialist politics on the map in Melbourne

Of the eleven lower house seats contested by Victorian Socialists in North and West Melbourne, more than 22,000 voters gave us their first preference. With the current count, it is by far the highest number of votes for a socialist electoral project for many years in this country. Once again, the party’s hundreds of volunteers […]

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In the home of the world’s largest nuclear power plant, one vote could shape Japan’s atomic future

KASHIWAZAKI, Japan, May 27 (Reuters) – Three days before a vote to choose their region’s next governor, a handful of residents of Kashiwazaki, a sleepy coastal town in northern Japan, stood near a road to hear the longtime competitor’s warning. of the dangers of nuclear energy. Four years ago, Naomi Katagiri, who is challenging the […]

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Labor could win more than 76 seats

Labor is increasingly confident of retaining two of the three cliffhanger seats – Richmond in northern New South Wales, Lyon in Tasmania and Macnamara in Melbourne. The Liberals remain ahead in Gilmore on the NSW south coast and in Deakin, where former minister Michael Sukkar is clinging. The euphoria of the Greens claiming three seats […]

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Work wins everywhere in Perth and WA

“WA has more representation here and as my colleagues have said, today is not the day to discuss that,” she said. Perth MP Patrick Gorman and Senator Sue Lines, who is vice-president of the Senate and would be the natural choice as president, also deflected questions. “Today is about celebrating these fabulous new Labor MPs,” […]

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President Zelensky meets with Speakers of both Houses of the Irish Parliament

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with Speaker of the Upper House of the Irish Parliament Mark Daly and Speaker of the Lower House of the Irish Parliament Seán Ó Fearghaíl, and expressed his gratitude to Ireland for their support. The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Telegramreports a correspondent of Ukrinform. […]

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Answers to your questions about the reopening of travel in Japan!

If the prime minister says so, must be at least somewhat likely, right? During a visit to the UK in May, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida dramatically changed the tone on Japan’s plans to reopen travel. This change ? Seriously consider reopening! After more than two years with little hope and falling hopelessly behind other […]

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After Biplab Kumar Deb, who will become the next CM of Tripura? List of favorites

Biplab Kumar Deb resigned as Chief Minister of Tripura on Saturday Agartal: In a surprise move, Biplab Kumar Deb resigned as Chief Minister of Tripura on Saturday. He tendered his resignation to Governor Tripura, Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya. Union Minister Bhupender Yadav and BJP National General Secretary Vinod Tawde are in Tripura as central observers. […]

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UK rejects EU proposals to resolve Northern Ireland trade dispute | world news

By Kate Holton and Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) – Britain on Wednesday rejected European Union proposals to resolve a stalemate over post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland, saying it would not hesitate to take action direct in the last escalation between the two parties. The conclusion of a deal that preserved peace in Northern Ireland […]

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Will Modi make a Vajpayee in the Prez polls?

As the presidential elections approach, the BJP is apparently looking for a candidate who can be sent to Raisina hill, but the road there may be steeper as all regional parties prepare for a confrontation with the ruling party. Regional parties are reeling from the alleged hunts by law enforcement under the Union government. However, […]

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Should Facebook be criminally liable for interfering with Australia’s legislative process?

Facebook has been accused of devising a strategy to interfere with Australia’s legislative process, deliberately blocking emergency, health and government service Facebook pages during its February 2021 news blackout. According to the report of the wall street journalemployees of the company provided evidence with the support of Help for whistleblowerswhich suggest that an internal team […]

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The United States decides to seize the yacht of a major Russian oligarch linked to the Pandora Papers

Authorities in the island nation of Fiji have seized the superyacht from a sanctioned Russian oligarch and are expected to turn the vessel over to the United States, the US Department of Justice announced on Thursday. The 348-foot yacht, called Amadea, is owned by Suleyman Kerimov, the United States said. Kerimov is a gold tycoon […]

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Biden reinstates Eid al-Fitr celebration at the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden marked Eid al-Fitr Monday, restoring celebrations of the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan at the White House after his predecessor scrapped them. Muslims around the world generally refrain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan. Its end often means gathering to pray, visiting family […]

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Property for sale in Brighton – pictures

Sometimes known as London by the sea, Brighton has become a popular location for shoppers over the past couple of years. The city is located close to London, making it the ideal location for commuters who have to work in the city during the day and want to relax by the sea in the evening. […]

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Australia election – the untrustworthy against the unqualified

In his 1964 book The lucky countryjournalist Donald Horne described Australia as “a lucky country run mostly by second-rate people”. Sixty years later, little has changed if last week’s election polls are to be believed. He says Australians have a worrying opinion of the two men vying to be their prime minister after the May […]

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Somalia allows AU troops to take over security ahead of elections

African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) FILE PHOTO – Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble. /AFP-Getty Images Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Roble said on Tuesday that he had authorized the African Union Transitional Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) to take over the security of the hangar (tent) where the election of the leaders of the Lower […]

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UK to send Stormer armored vehicles with anti-aircraft missile launchers to Ukraine

A A woman from the Ukrainian city of Odessa says she was lucky to escape a Russian missile attack at a hair salon as a foil cap protected her from serious injury, writes Nataliya Vasilyeva. Until last weekend, the Black Sea port of Odessa had been spared the intense airstrikes and shelling the south of […]

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South Australian advocates for the decriminalization of sex work hope legislation will be passed this year

The leader of the South Australian Greens hopes sex work can be decriminalized in the state by the end of this year, despite the new Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition all opposing two to measure. Key points: Bill to decriminalize sex work failed to pass in 2019 The new Labor Prime Minister then […]

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Live Updates: Russia Seeks Full Control of Ukrainian Donbass, Says Military Chief

© AFP via Getty Images Snapchat’s parent company has seen a slowdown in ad growth in response to the war in Ukraine, which is one of many macro concerns that could weigh on its revenue outlook in the coming months. Los Angeles-based Snap said that prior to Russia’s February 24 invasion of Ukraine, year-over-year revenue […]

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Threats begin as top politician claims Hokkaido belongs to Russia

On April 7, TV Asahi reported that Sergey Mironov, leader of the Just Russia political party, said on his party’s website that “Russia has all the rights in Hokkaido.” Mironov is a major political figure who served as speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament for nearly 10 years. As outrageous as his […]

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CM Ibrahim takes over as head of K’taka JD(S) | bangalore

Former Union minister CM Ibrahim took over as state chairman of the Janata Dal (secular) on Sunday as the Karnataka regional team pursued their new strategy of harnessing the minority vote by outpacing Congress. Ibrahim quit Congress in early March after being denied the position of opposition leader in the upper house of the state […]

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WA Senator Ben Small resigns after finding out he has dual Australian and New Zealand citizenship

Western Australian Senator Ben Small has announced he is stepping down after discovering he unknowingly holds dual citizenship. Western Australian Senator Ben Small has resigned from the Upper House after finding out he has dual Australian and New Zealand citizenship. Mr Small was born in Perth to a New Zealand-born Australian mother and father, but […]

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Ruling party senators fail to recall opposition president – ​​The First News

“I am not triumphing and the Senate will continue to be the pillar of democracy, the pillar of an exchange of ideas,” Grodzki said after the vote. Pawel Supernak/PAP Tomasz Grodzki, the Senate speaker who represents the main opposition party, the centrist Civic Platform (PO), retained his post on Tuesday after ruling party senators failed […]

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What Russia Wants in Ukraine: Konstatin Kosachev, Russian Senator

12:21 WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? Seven weeks later, where does the world stand with the conflict in Ukraine? And what hope if there is now for peace? Peace talks continue, but, it seems, without real momentum. And while accusations of war crimes by the West in the region only seem to be intensifying, the Kremlin continues […]

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Pictures of the week, 7 April 2022

The Sydney Morning Herald, Pictures of the week, 7 April 2022 The Sydney Morning Herald, Pictures of the week, 7 April 2022 We’re sorry, this feature is currently unavailable. We are working on its restoration. Please try again later. To reject Skip to section navigationSkip to contentSkip to footer 28 Pictures The week in photos […]

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EDITORIAL: Your lying eyes

“Everything faded into a haze. The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became the truth.” –1984 Western media are numerous in Ukraine. The national evening newscasts are based there at the moment. Even newspapers put videos on their websites showing the consequences of the withdrawal (regrouping?) of the Russian army from the […]

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Somalia. Women struggle to make their voices heard in politics | Africa | DW

It’s not easy being a politician in conflict-torn Somalia. Men have long dominated national and local leadership roles in the Horn of Africa nation, largely due to deep-rooted traditional biases. Somalia has established a 30% seat quota for female legislators. But the Somali Women’s Association has accused regional clan presidents of ignoring or rejecting potential […]

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MPs must engage in informed debate: VP: The Tribune India

Tribune press service New Delhi, April 3 On the occasion of Rajya Sabha Day, Deputy Speaker M Venkaiah Naidu said today that the Upper House has played a crucial role in strengthening parliamentary democracy in the country. Naidu, who is also the Speaker of the Upper House, called on his members to engage […]

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Seven bills on Rajya Sabha’s agenda last week of budget session

The government will present seven bills to the Rajya Sabha in the last week of the budget session, three of which have already been passed by the Lok Sabha. The Business Advisory Committee of the Upper House of Parliament has allocated 17 hours to these bills over the coming week. The Rajya Sabha also reported […]

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PM Modi bids farewell to 72 outgoing Rajya Sabha members

Prime Minister Narendra Modi bid farewell to 72 outgoing Rajya Sabha members. Speaking in the upper house, Prime Minister Modi urged members to “come back”. “Our Rajya Sabha members have a lot of experience…and sometimes experience has more power than academic knowledge. We will tell outgoing members ‘come back,’” he said. The Prime Minister added […]

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President Tebboune appoints Chems Eddine Chitour and Benalia Belhouadjeb members of the presidential third party

Upper House: President Tebboune appoints Chems Eddine Chitour and Benalia Belhouadjeb members of the presidential third party House: President Tebboune appoints Chems Eddine Chitour and Benalia Belhouadjeb members of the presidential third party” style=”width:580px; height:auto;”/> ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Monday appointed Professors Chems Eddine Chitour and Benalia Belhouadjeb, members of […]

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EDITORIAL: Rengo’s political flirtation with the LDP could betray core interests

There is nothing untoward or wrong that Japan’s largest labor organization is pressuring the ruling camp for policies to promote workers’ interests. But by forging closer ties with the ruling bloc, Rengo (Japanese Trade Union Confederation) could risk endorsing questionable policy measures favored by the administration or contribute to widening the rift within the opposition […]

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Not Considering Creation of Media Commission Recommended by Parliamentary Panel, Says Center

Responding to a question raised in the Upper House of Parliament, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said the government meets regularly with stakeholders to formulate policies. Representative image. PTI New Delhi: The Center told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday that it was not considering setting up a media commission as recommended by a parliamentary […]

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NSW Gathering of Assisted Dying Advocates | the islander

Volunteer advocates for assisted dying will rally in NSW Parliament as legislation allowing terminally ill people to die on their own terms stalls. The controversial bill would give people with a terminal illness who are expected to live less than 12 months the right to hasten their death. The legislation passed the lower house last […]

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Don Harwin will surrender after 23 years

Just three months after leaving the NSW cabinet, Don Harvin get away from politics. The former Minister of Arts and Gladys Berejiklian ally will announce his “retirement” from Parliament on Friday. During his long 23-year parliamentary career, Harwin served as Speaker of the Legislative Council for six years and as a minister for five. He […]

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Lord Speaker urges tougher scrutiny amid concerns over Evgeny Lebedev | House of Lords

The Speaker of the House of Lords has urged ministers to toughen the system for vetting and appointing new peers after concerns about the suitability of recent candidates such as Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev. While Speaker Lord McFall has no power to limit peers’ access to parliament, his strong comment came in response to […]

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Two Sessions 2022

While China’s critics denigrated the Two Sessions debates, the annual political event in Beijing made an impressive mark and served China’s vital interests. The annual plenary consultations of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) are held in March, which over time has become the […]

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In Delhi it’s G-23 against Rahul, in Kerala it’s against KCVenugopal

In Delhi, while G-23 Congress leaders are believed to have blamed the Gandhi family for the debacle in recent state polls, the villain in Kerala is none other than 58-year-old KC Venugopal, the closest collaborator of MP Wayanad Rahul Gandhi. Shortly after the failure, posters appeared near the party office in Sreekandapuram of Kannur, which […]

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Punjab Assembly Election Result 2022 Today Latest News and Updates

Voters in Punjab, who openly called for change, appeared to have used their vote to introduce it. The state has traditionally seen power alternate between Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP combination. A man wearing a Bhagwant Maan print t-shirt celebrates the AAP’s landslide victory in Punjab on Thursday. (Express photo by Gurmeet Singh) It […]

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Newly Elected NA Legislators Take Oath of Office and Secrecy

Newly Elected NA Legislators Take Oath of Office and Secrecy National Assembly lawmakers posing for a photo after being sworn in at Singha Durbar on Saturday. KATHMANDU: The newly elected deputies of the National Assembly (NA) were sworn in today. NA President Ganesh Prasad Timalsina swore them an oath of office and secrecy during a […]

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Murray MP Helen Dalton breaks away from shooters, anglers and farmers party

A dramatic fallout over water management saw Murray MP Helen Dalton split from the New South Wales Fishers and Farmers Party (SFF) to become an independent. Key points: Murray MP Helen Dalton has resigned as a member of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers. She will remain on the transverse bench as an independent. The SFF […]

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Russia struggles to shore up sanctions-hit economy

Published on: 03/02/2022 – 17:18Amended: 03/02/2022 – 17:10 Moscow (AFP) – Russian authorities are scrambling to stem the panic as massive sanctions over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine have caused the worst economic shocks since the fall of the Soviet Union. Asked by journalists on Wednesday about the survival of the economy, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov […]