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BJP has given ‘decisive’ government: Amit Shah

Presenting a report card of two years of Modi government, BJP chief Amit Shah today credited the party for giving a "decisive" government and said in the remaining three years of its tenure all the promises made in the run up

Modi government has nothing to show but ’empty promises’: Congress

Tearing into Modi government's performance, Congress today dubbed it as "fraudulently dynamic" and wondered why it was holding celebrations on its second anniversary when it has nothing to show but "empty promises and gimmick

BJP national executive meet in Allahabad in June; PM, Amit Shah to attend

BJP is likely to sound the poll bugle in Uttar Pradesh from the land of the holy Sangam next month when Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president Amit Shah and other top leaders would converge in the city to attend a two-

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Congress-muktBharat? The party shrinks further in the assembly elections 

Assembly election results 2016: Though there were no really big surprises in the latest round of assembly elections, apart from J Jayalalithaa beating anti-incumbency for the first time in the state since 1984, the really big

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Longest-serving Puducherry CM battles strong anti-incumbency

With Rangasamy contesting alone, the Congress-DMK alliance will gain, says an observer with the state government’s poll analysis wing.

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Rajya Sabha to sit tomorrow to complete original schedule

Rajya Sabha, which was adjourned for the day today as a mark of respect towards sitting Congress member Praveen Rashtrapal who passed away, will now have a sitting tomorrow to complete its original schedule.

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Lok Sabha passes Uttarakhand budget amid Congress walkout

The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Uttarakhand Appropriation (Vote on Account) Bill, 2016, which the government said was a "constitutional necessity".

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Print more small denomination notes to curb graft: MP to government

Of the total notes printed, 90 per cent were of larger denomination. This leads to counterfeiting of notes and evasion of tax, Rodmal Nagar said during Zero Hour, adding that developed nations printed more notes of smalle

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Plans to launch 500 courses in 10 languages, says Smriti Irani

The government today said there are plans to introduce as many as 500 free courses in ten languages through open and distance learning mode this year.

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Speaker Sumitra Mahajan says absence of MPs in Lok Sabha ‘very bad’

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today expressed her frustration over the absence of some members in the House, saying it was a "very bad" trend.

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Rural income adversely affected due to natural calamities: Government

Rural employment and income are adversely affected by natural calamities like droughts and floods, Rural Development Minister Birender Singh said today.

Congress demands Supreme Court monitored probe in VVIP chopper deal

Congress today sought to put the onus on the ruling NDA government about the irregularities in Agusta Westland helicopter deal and demanded a Supreme Court monitored probe in the issue.

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Direct benefit transfer to be used for fertiliser subsidy: Government

Government today said it plans to extend the direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme for health insurance, even as trials are on to use the programme for fertiliser subsidy to check leakage of funds.

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AgustaWestland issue raked up in Lok Sabha

The AgustaWestland issue was again raked up in the Lok Sabha today with a BJP member demanding a probe to find out who received kickbacks in the deal for 12 VVIP helicopters.

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Government faces embarrassment in Lok Sabha over absence of Ministers

Government today faced embarrassment in Lok Sabha when a question relating to Railway Ministry was taken up but both Minister Suresh Prabhu and junior minister Manoj Sinha were absent, leading the Speaker to issue a stricture

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BJP MP attacks judiciary over “extra-constitutional activism”

A BJP member in Lok Sabha today criticised the judiciary over its "extra-constitutional judicial activism", saying it makes various institutions accountable but does not take responsibility for clearing the backlog of cases.

Informal group of Ministers backs EC proposal to buy 14 lakh EVMs

An informal group of ministers has cleared an Election Commission proposal to buy nearly 14 lakh new electronic voting machines (EVMs) at a cost of over Rs 5000 crore ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections

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Ruckus in Parliament over Uttarakhand, Arunachal

Angry over imposition of President's Rule in Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh, Congress today created ruckus in Parliament, accusing the Modi dispensation of toppling democratically-elected governments of opposition parties,

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SC seeks Attorney General’s assistance on Jairam Ramesh’s plea on Aadhaar

The Supreme Court today sought assistance of Attorney General on a plea of senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh challenging the decision to treat Aadhaar bill as a money bill, which was passed during Budget session last month

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Foreign Exchange Earnings through tourism stands at Rs 40k Crore

Foreign exchange earnings through tourism in India stood at Rs 40,411 crore in the first three months of 2016, Lok Sabha was informed today.

GST Bill stuck, Arun Jaitley underlines primacy of Lok Sabha; says will ‘speak’ to Congress

With the crucial GST Bill stuck in Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today questioned the extent to which the Upper House can be used to block economic decision-making and said the "weight" of directly elected house

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Narendra Modi speech in Lok Sabha: Opposition are experienced and I need their support, says PM

Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed the Lok Sabha to reply on the motion of thanks to the President's address, and took a dig at Congress party for continuous disruption of the Parli

No intention to hurt BJP MLA: Prakash Jha

Filmmaker Prakash Jha, who has been served with a legal notice by a Bihar BJP MLA for allegedly portraying him in negative way in “Jai Gangaajal”, today apologised to the lawmaker saying he had no intention to hur

People are losing faith in democratic institutions: Lok Sabha Speaker

Gandhinaga Expressing concern on rising instances of logjam in the Parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today said there exists a general notion that nothing concrete happens in the House with people gradually losing

Winter session of Lok Sabha ends, 13 bills passed amid din

The 20-day session, adjourned sine die, was considerably much productive as compared to the last Monsoon session.

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Narendra Modi speech: Top 9 quotes, from ‘any atrocity is a blot on nation’, ‘mantra of ekta’ to ‘affection’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speech today in Rajya Sabha was again marked by a strikingly conciliatory note, he looks to have abandoned the conflict approach against Congress.

Drug price cut yields Rs 2,772 crore benefit to public: Government

All the NLEM 2011 medicines have been included in the first schedule of DPCO, 2013, and brought under price control The government’s decision to reduce prices of drugs, including those of cancer, cardiovascular diseases

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