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No-trust debate: TDP says it is war between morality, majority

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Former NDA ally and a prime mover of the no-confidence motion against the BJP-led ruling alliance, The Telugu Desam Party, on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of deceiving the people of Andhra Pradesh by not giving it the promised special category status, saying it was fighting a war between morality and majority. Initiating the debate during the mot...

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TDP MP Jayadev names Mahesh Babu's film in LS

Hyderabad, July 20 (IANS) TDP MP Galla Jayadev, who initiated the debate on the no trust motion in the Lok Sabha on Friday, mentioned Telugu blockbuster Bharat Ane Nenu of his brother-in-law and popular actor Mahesh Babu. The industrialist-politician kicked off the debate with the mention of the movie to stress the point before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government that promises shou...

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AIADMK may not back no-trust motion

Chennai, July 19 (IANS) The AIADMK with 37 members in the Lok Sabha on Thursday indicated that it might not support the opposition's no-confidence motion against the BJP-led NDA government. AIADMK Joint Coordinator and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami told reporters in Salem that the no-confidence motion was moved by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) for issues concerning Andhra Prade...

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TDP seeks Kejriwal's support against Modi government

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A delegation of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders on Thursday sought support from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to the no-confidence motion against the Modi government tabled by them in the Lok Sabha. Led by TDP Parliamentary Party leader Y.S. Chowdary, state Ministers T.G. Venkatesh, K. Narayana and Narsimha Rao met Kejriwal to seek the Aam Aadmi Party's ...

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HyperloopTT inks pact to build high-speed test track in China

San Francisco, July 19 (IANS) US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) is set to build the first Hyperloop system in China as the company struck a deal in the country to build a test track in Guizhou province. The agreement was signed with China's Tongren Transportation and Tourism Investment group for an initial 10-km track, HyperloopTT said in a statement on Wednesd...

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TDP MPs seek Kejriwal's support against Modi government

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A delegation of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs on Thursday sought support from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to the no-confidence motion against the Modi government tabled by them in the Lok Sabha. Led by TDP Parliamentary Party leader Y.S. Chowdary, state Ministers T.G. Venkatesh, K. Narayana and Narsimha Rao met Kejriwal to seek the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP...

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Andhra government partners with EY on new digital initiative

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) In partnership with global consultancy firm EY, the Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday launched the ePragati Core Platform, a new initiative to accelerate the digital transformation journey in the state. This initiative will help connect the citizen to 34 departments, 336 autonomous organisations and to over 745 services, EY, also known as Ernst & Young, ...

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LS to take up no-trust motion against Modi government on Friday

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The BJP-led NDA government and the Opposition dug in for a showdown in the Lok Sabha after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday admitted a no-confidence motion and said it would be taken up on Friday for discussion and voting. The motion is the first to be faced by the Narendra Modi government, which is left with less than one year in office. It also co...

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RS to discuss Andhra special status next week

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha will discuss the implementation of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act and special assistance package next week. The decision came at a meeting that chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu had with leaders of various parties. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP), which disrupted both Houses of Parliament over the issue during the Budget session, agreed to a...

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Parrikar retort: Should I enter your stomach to check if fish safe?

Panaji, July 18 (IANS) Badgered by media over the safety of the fish sold in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar snapped back at a journalist, asking if he should enter the reporter's stomach to check the fish he had eaten. Should I look into your stomach? Should I enter your stomach and tell you if it (fish) was safe or not? What we tested the other day, we gave you the report. You go ...

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180 new line projects taken up by railways: Government

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said the Indian Railways took up 180 new line projects with 34 new lines in Bihar. Railways have taken up 180 new line projects in various states which are in various stages of execution, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain told the Lok Sabha in a written reply to a question. The project includes 34 in Bihar, 18 each ...

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Parrikar bans fish imports for 15 days, evades queries on use of formalin

Panaji, July 18 (IANS) Refusing to clarify whether the fish from neighbouring states contained formalin, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday banned the entry of fish consignments into the state for 15 days. The decision comes a day before the upcoming monsoon session of the Goa Legislative Assembly, even as the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government has faced criticism ...

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In LS, new MPs take oath amid sloganeering

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) As the monsoon session of Parliament began on Wednesday amid sloganeering by Opposition members, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan started the day by swearing in new members and taking up obituary references. The new members who were administered oath were M.Y. Kukade from Bhandara-Gondiya (Maharashtra), Rajendra Gavit from Palghar (Maharashtra), Tokheho from Na...

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RS adjourned briefly after protests by opposition

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Proceedings in the Rajya Sabha were adjourned briefly on Wednesday after protests by opposition members on various issues, including the demand for a special status for Andhra Pradesh. Soon after laying down the papers on the table of the House, Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu rejected the notices for suspension of rules and asked the members to raise the...

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Rahya Sabha disrupted on Day 1 of monsoon session

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The monsoon session of Parliament began on a stormy note on Wednesday with the Rajya Sabha witnessing its first noisy disruption by opposition members, causing ruckus and an adjournment. After reading obituary references and making an announcement to allow members make speeches in their regional languages, Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu called for Zero H...

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Congress, others to move no-trust motion against government

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Congress party on Tuesday said it will bring a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government in the monsoon session of Parliament and added that it is in talks with other opposition parties on the issue. Going a step ahead, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Tuesday submitted a notice for no-trust motion. It asked the Lok Sabha Secretary General to ...

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Modi seeks opposition's cooperation in Parliament session

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought cooperation of opposition parties for smooth running of Parliament during the monsoon session, saying the opposition raising its issues also gives the government an opportunity to get feedback, reconsider its position and move forward. Modi, who was speaking at an all-party meeting here a day before the start of th...

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With opposition pitching for no-trust motion, monsoon session set to be stormy

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) With an aggressive opposition pitching for a no-trust motion against the Narendra Modi government over various issues, the bitterness that saw complete washout of the Budget session is likely to spill into the monsoon session scheduled to commence from Wednesday. As far as the legislative business is concerned, the government's plate is more than full with as ma...

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Congress, others to move no-trust motion against government

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Congress party on Tuesday announced that it will bring a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government in the monsoon session of Parliament and added that it is in talks with other opposition parties on the issue. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP), on the other hand, submitted a notice for no-trust motion. It has asked the Lok Sabha Secretary General ...

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RJD to back TDP's no-trust move against Modi government

Patna, July 17 (IANS) Lalu Prasad's RJD will support a no-confidence motion of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) against the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, according to RJD leaders. Three TDP leaders on Tuesday met Lalu and his wife and former chief minister Rabri Devi at their official residence, 10 Circular Road in Patna. We met the couple and sought RJD's support for a no-confidence m...

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