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Indira Gandhi opposed those dividing India over religion: Sonia

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Indira Gandhi fought for secularism, against all those forces seeking to divide the Indian people on lines of religion and caste, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said on Sunday. On the centenary of the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister, Sonia Gandhi spoke at the inauguration here of a photo exhibition, 'A Life of Courage', on the life and achievement...

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Delhi collects Rs 787cr environment cess, spends nil, puts onus on Centre

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday blamed the Centre for blocking projects as an RTI query revealed that the Kejriwal government did not spend even a paisa out of the Rs 787 crore it collected as environment cess since January 1 this year. As the capital city grappled with dangerously high pollution levels, the Right to Information (RTI) query on Wednesday fo...

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'Of Rs 787cr green cess collected in 2017, Delhi has spent nil'

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Amidst the city's fight against pollution, an RTI revelation on Wednesday put the Delhi government in a spot after it failed to specify its utilisation of the Rs 787 crore green cess collected during 2017. The Delhi government -- in the RTI reply to Sanjeev Jain, a Right To Information activist -- said it received Rs 50 crore in 2015, Rs 387 crore in 2016 and Rs ...

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GST Council caused 'notional' loss of Rs 20,000 cr, CBI should probe: Goa Congress

Panaji, Nov 11 (IANS) Goa Congress chief Shantaram Naik on Saturday demanded a CBI probe into the initial fixation of exorbitant tax rates by the GST Council, which he claimed had caused a notional loss of Rs 20,000 crore to the central and states' exchequer. CBI should sou moto investigate into the matter of initial fixation of exorbitant rates by the GST Council (which have) caused app...

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Unorganised sector workers protest against note ban, GST

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The All India Unorganised Workers Congress (AIUWC) on Wednesday protested against the Narendra Modi government's demonetisation policy and demanded a special scheme to help them overcome the problems they are facing due to the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The unorganised workers demanded that they should not be made to pay GST for payments related to their work.<...

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Street protests against note ban, BJP counters with 'Anti-Black Money Day'

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The first anniversary of demonetisation on Wednesday was marked by street protests by the Congress and like-minded opposition parties against the decision which Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a historic and multi-dimensional success while Rahul Gandhi said it has ruined the lives of millions of hardworking Indians. The Congress, Trinamool Congress, Nationalis...

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Congress seeks apology from Modi, Jaitley over demonetisation

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday termed demonetisation and the GST a surgical strike that had destroyed India's growth story and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley apologise to the nation for the mistake. Addressing a press conference here, party leader Randeep Singh Surjewala along with chiefs of the party's frontal organisation...

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Congress seeks apology from Modi, Jaitley over demonetisation

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday termed demonetisation and the GST a surgical strike that had destroyed India's growth story and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley apologise to the nation for the mistake. Addressing a press conference here, party leader Randeep Singh Surjewala along with chiefs of the party's frontal organisation...

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BJP already morally defeated in Gujarat: Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 8 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that the BJP was already morally defeated in Gujarat even before the actual elections. Addressing the media here, Banerjee questioned why the Prime Minister, all other ministers, and top Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, as also all frontal organisations of the Sangh Parivar had plunged headlong into the Guj...

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Reconstituted Multi-Agency Group to probe Paradise Papers: Government

New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) A Multi-Agency Group (MAG) will investigate the Paradise Papers on offshore financial holdings, including a list 714 Indian individuals and entities, the government said on Monday. The government also said that it had so far zeroed in on 147 actionable cases and 279 non-actionable cases relating to the earlier published Panama Papers. The government has ...

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Multi-agency group reconstituted to probe Paradise Papers

New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) A multi-agency group (MAG) will oversee the investigations related to the just published Paradise Papers about offshore financial holdings that also list 714 Indian individuals and entities, it was announced on Monday. The Government has directed that investigations in cases of Paradise Papers will be monitored through a reconstituted Multi Agency Group, headed...

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Politicians among 714 Indians in global tax evasion scam

New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Minister of State Jayant Sinha, BJP MP Ravindra Kishore, Congress leader Sachin Pilot, former minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti and Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachhan figure among 714 Indians named in a financial data expose on how the world's rich and powerful have stashed their wealth abroad to evade legitimate taxes, according to a worldwide investigation whose first...

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GST is 'Great Selfish Tax', note ban a disaster: Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 6 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday branded the Goods and Services Tax (GST) a Great Selfish Tax and said it was being used to harass people and destroy the nation's economy. She also termed the demonetisation a disaster and urged Twitter users to change their display pictures to black to protest against the note ban. Great Selfish Tax to ha...

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714 Indian links exposed in 'Paradise Papers'

New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) India ranks 19th among 180 countries whose citizens and companies sheltered their wealth in secretive tax havens abroad, according to a fresh global investigation whose first lot of revelations were published on Monday. In all, there are 714 Indians in the tally, said the Indian Express in a front-page banner story done as part of a world-wide probe carried out by...

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Mamata meets Uddhav, lauds him for doing the 'right thing'

Kolkata/Mumbai, Nov 2 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who on Thursday met Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, backed his stand against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, saying it's the right thing to do. His political party has its own ideology. Despite being in the NDA, they are criticising (the government)... this is a big thing. What Uddhav is doing is the right ...

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Uddhav meets Mamata, discusses various issues

Mumbai, Nov 2 (IANS) Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday afternoon paid a courtesy call on visiting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and spent some time discussing various issues. Uddhav, accompanied by his son Aditya, visited the hotel in south Mumbai where Banerjee is staying and were warmly received by the Trinamool Congress chief. Later, they spent some...

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Ease of doing business: Rahul, BJP spar over economy

Jambusar (Gujarat), Nov 1 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's sharp criticism of the government over a World Bank report on ease of doing business and the state of economy on Wednesday triggered a bitter war of words between him and the BJP. While Gandhi rejected India's improved rank in the latest World Bank report on ease of doing business, asserting the government's demoneti...

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No ease of doing business for SMSEs in India: Rahul

Jambusar (Gujarat), Nov 1 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked the Modi government for demonetization and GST, saying small and medium businesses had been destroyed and they had no ease of doing business irrespective of what the World Bank said. India has jumped 30 paces in ease of doing business in the World Bank's latest business ranking list of 100 countri...

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Telangana TDP leader joins Congress

New Delhi/Hyderabad, Oct 31 (IANS) A. Revanth Reddy, who resigned last week from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the Telengana assembly, on Tuesday joined the Congress in the presence of party Vice President Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi. Gandhi offered him sweets and a party scarf to formally admit him into the party. Congress Secretary R.C. Khuntia, incharge of party affairs in Telangana,...

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War of caps: State which flaunts political loyalty on its head

Shimla, Oct 29 (IANS) The electorate in Himachal Pradesh wear their loyalties not on their sleeves but on their heads. In other states, voters may prefer to maintain silence about their affiliation to a political party during the polls. But in this hill state, they pronounce their loyalty and support through their headgear. If your cap is maroon in front, then you must be a Bharatiya Jan...

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