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What’s Goods, Services Tax (GST) ?

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday moved a bill for debate and passage to amend the constitution and allow a single goods and services tax regime for the cuntry that will subsume all central and state levies and create a single Indian market. The Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014, was placed before the Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliamment ...

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Insurance bill passed in Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the insurance sector amendment bill, which seeks to hike the foreign equity cap on domestic companies from 26 percent to 49 percent, despite opposition protests. Formally called the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, it seeks to replace an ordinance that was promulgated earlier. The bill now faces a crucial test in the Rajya Sabha, the ...

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Lok Sabha observes silence over Peshawar school attack

The Lok Sabha Wednesday observed a brief silence in memory of those who lost their lives in a Taliban attack on a school in Pakistan’s Peshawar city Tuesday. As soon as the house assembled for the day, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asked the members to observe silence and also condemned the attack. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also present in the ...

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Mayawati Slams BJP, Says ‘Playing Dalit Card is Not Right’

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the parliament to forgive Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti for her remarks, mentioning “she comes from a rural background,” BSP Chief Mayawati raised her voice against BJP using the term of “dalit woman” and claimed she does not belong to the dalit community. Mayawati alleged that “BJP is playing dalit card”. She said, “BJP ...

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Hate Speech: Forgive Sadhvi Niranjan, Resume Work, Urges Modi

Amid controversy that still hogs limelight over Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti’s hate speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged parliament to resume the work and forgive the minister for her remarks. Modi said, “The Minister concerned apologised. She is a first time member and comes from a rural background. When a colleague in Parliament apologises, it is upon our learned ...

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Hate Speech: Opposition Seeks Resignation of Niranjan Jyoti

A day after the Congress party questioned the “culpable silence” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Minister Niranjan Jyoti’s hate speech, Modi warned all his ministers and MPs against using derogatory language and said it won’t be tolerated. The controversy came up ahead of Delhi Assembly polls after Union Minister Jyoti said, “Aapko tay karna hai ki Dilli mein sarkar ...

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Elections: Himachal’s oldest voter, wife cast vote

Himachal Pradesh’s oldest voter, Shyam Saran Negi, 97, and his wife Wednesday cast their vote in a picturesque hamlet in Kinnaur district. “This time again I have not missed an opportunity to cast my valuable vote,” Negi told reporters in Kalpa, some 275 km from the state capital. Kinnaur is part of the Mandi Lok Sabha constituency, one of the ...

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Elections in Seemandhra : Polling underway in Seemandhra amid sporadic clashes

Polling is underway Wednesday for 25 Lok Sabha and 175 assembly seats in Seemandhra amid sporadic clashes between activists of rival parties, officials said. Long queues were seen since early morning at many polling stations in 13 districts. Technical snag in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) delayed start of the polling at few places. Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwarlal said the faulty ...

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Elections : Andhra Pradesh votes for Lok Sabha, assembly

Simultaneous balloting began Wednesday in Andhra Pradesh for 17 Lok Sabha seats and 119 state assembly seats in Telangana region, officials said. The key contestants for the Lok Sabha are union Ministers S. Jaipal Reddy, Sarve Satyanarayana and Balram Naik, Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao, Lok Satta Party chief Jayaprakash Narayan and Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) president Asaduddin ...

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Anti-rape Bill 2013 Passed in Lok Sabha, consensus at 18 as consent age

The Lok Sabha has finally passed the anti-rape bill fixing the age for consensual sex at 18 years, hoping to stem offences against women in the wake of Delhi gang rape protests, which rocked the country in December. To be known as the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013, the bill will replace the Presidential Ordinance issued on February 3. The ...

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