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Fisticuffs & pepper spray: House hits new low
Theatre of absurd: Anti & pro-Telangana MPs slug it out as Parliament takes up Bill

New Delhi, February 13
India�s parliamentary democracy hit a new low today as members in the Lok Sabha were subjected to pepper spray by a colleague during a fracas in the House as the government introduced the Telangana Bill. At least 16 MPs of the Seemandhra region were suspended for five days. Uproarious scenes were also witnessed in the Rajya Sabha with members staging protests in the well and TDP MP CM Ramesh attempting to pull out a mike from the podium.
TDP MP K Narayana Rao is taken to a hospital after he suffered a heart attack during a fracas in the Lok Sabha on Thursday TDP MP K Narayana Rao is taken to a hospital after he suffered a heart attack during a fracas in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. PTI

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Govt says Bill tabled; BJP questions claim
New Delhi, February 13
While Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today said the Telangana Bill had been introduced in the Lok Sabha and it was now �the property of the House�, the BJP questioned the government�s claim. The main Opposition said the �disgraceful� pepper spraying incident in the Lok Sabha was a �drama� enacted by the Congress and vowed not to engage with the government on any issue again.

Cong may extend session to push Bill
New Delhi, February 13
Unfazed by the unprecedented mayhem in Parliament, the UPA government is ready to pull all stops to push the controversial Telangana Bill, and is even open to extending the session if necessary.


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Gandhinagar, February 13
Ending a nine-year boycott, US Ambassador Nancy Powell today met Narendra Modi and said her country looked forward to working closely with the government India chose after the Lok Sabha elections, an indication that it has no reservations of doing business with him if he becomes Prime Minister.

Shabir surrenders in Srinagar, gets bail
Srinagar, February 13
Former Minister of State (MoS) for Health Shabir Ahmad Khan, who resigned last week following a case of molestation against him filed by a doctor, presented himself before the police in the city here today and was granted bail. Khan surrendered at Shaheed Gunj police station around 5 pm, sources said. �He surrendered and then he was granted bail,� sources said.

Eight secret Akali-Centre meetings before Bluestar
Chandigarh hosted three parleys, Delhi five, claims former Deputy Commissioner Raghbir Singh

Chandigarh, February 13
�I received a call from Chief Commissioner Krishna Banerji asking me to see him immediately. As soon as I entered his room, he signalled all those already present there to leave immediately. He told me to make preparations for a top-secret meeting between some top politicians from the Centre and Akali leaders lodged in the Burail jail. I was asked not to involve anyone in the mission, and keep the police out of the loop.�


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