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Modi remembers Tilak, Chandra Shekhar Azad

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tributes to freedom fighters Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Chandra Shekhar Azad on their birth anniversaries. I bow to Lokmanya Tilak on his jayanti. He ignited the spark of patriotism among countless Indians. He successfully mobilised people from all sections of society and deepened the connect between our citizens...

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Expect leaders, workers to toe party line in public interactions: Rahul

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) In a clear warning to some of its loose cannons, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday stressed that it expected its leaders and workers to toe the party line on larger political issues and maitain discipline in their public interactions. Sources said former Congress President Sonia Gandhi also expressed concern over discipline in the party, terming it the n...

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Expect leaders, workers to toe party line in public interactions: Congress

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) In a clear warning to some of its loose cannons, the Congress on Sunday stressed that it expected its leaders and workers to toe the party line on larger political issues in their public interactions. In the meeting of the newly formed Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet, party President Rahul Gandhi and AICC General Secretary Ashok Gehlot both emphasised in t...

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Left Democratic Front in Kerala set to be expanded

Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) Kerala's ruling CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) will holds discussions on expanding the grouping, which has six constituents, by inducting seven friendly allies, in its meeting this week, said informed sources. Presently the LDF consists of Communist Party of India-Marxist, the Communist Party of India, the Janata Dal-Secular, the Congress-S, and ...

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Rahul concocted conversation with French President: Jaitley

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Union Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday that Congress President Rahul Gandhi made the no-trust motion an occasion for frivolity by fabricating a conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron that never happened. Rahul Gandhi, concocted a conversation with President Macron, and lowered his own credibility. He seriously hurt the image of an Indian politi...

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YSRCP calls for Andhra Pradesh shutdown on July 24

Vijayawada, July 21 (IANS) The YSR Congress Party has called for an Andhra Pradesh shutdown on July 24 to protest the injustice being meted out to the state by the Centre. The main opposition party on Saturday called upon all political parties to make the shutdown a success. It also demanded resignation of all MPs of the state's ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP). A day after TDP's ...

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Modi voices confidence over winning 2019 polls; calls Rahul childish

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday strongly hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi accusing him of arrogance, negativity, childish conduct and a burning desire to become PM. Modi said he was extending best wishes to the Congress and other opposition parties to bring another no-confidence motion in 2024. Modi replied to the debate on no-confidenc...

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Sonia terms Modi speech as old rhetoric, Rahul says it was weak

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi described Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech during no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha as an old rhetoric and Congress President Rahul Gandhi said it was weak. The Congress party termed his speech as dramebaazi (theatrics). The Modi government on Friday passed the no-confidence motion moved by the opposition with an overwhe...

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BJP sinking ship, says NCP's Tariq Anwar

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and MP Tariq Anwar on Friday termed the BJP a sinking ship, saying no one was ready to sail in it. The MP, who supported the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha, said if the current situation, as the BJP claims, is like 'Ram Raj', then he wondered what the 'Ravan Raj' would be. The government had come to p...

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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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Fear of poaching gives sleepless nights to Kashmir's politicians

Srinagar, July 20 (IANS) Beware of predators and poachers, take care of your flock. This is the classic warning for shepherds while they graze their flock in the Himalayan meadows. In Kashmir's political meadow of expedient opportunities, the same warning is now visiting mainstream politicians. After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) withdrew from the ruling alliance in Jammu and Kashmir,...

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BJD walks out as LS begins debate on no trust motion against Modi government

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) members walked out of the Lok Sabha on Friday as the House began a debate on a no-confidence motion moved by the opposition against Prime Minister Narendra Modis government. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said the discussion on the no trust motion would continue for the entire day and the vote would take place at 6 p.m. She said the Ho...

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LS passes Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, RS anti-corruption amendment

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The second day of Parliament's Monsoon Session on Thursday witnessed some productive time with the Lok Sabha passing the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill and the Rajya Sabha passing amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act. Both the houses, which were adjourned for the day after passing these two important bills, also expressed concern over incidents of mo...

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LS takes up Bill to deter fugitive economic offenders

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Thursday took up a bill that provides for measures to deter fugitive economic offenders from evading prosecution by staying outside the jurisdiction of Indian courts. Taking part in the discussion on The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018, BJP's Nishikant Dubey blamed the previous Congress-led UPA government for the rise in non-performing as...

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'Bengal's real estate law will set wrong precedent of deviation from RERA'

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Implementation of the West Bengal Housing and Industry Regulation Act (WBHIRA) would open a pandora's box and other states would follow suit to make their own real estate related laws, thus diluting the impact of the central law, according to the Forum for People's Collective Efforts. The West Bengal assembly had passed its version of The Real Estate (Regulatio...

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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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LS admits no confidence motion against Modi government, discussion on Friday

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday accepted a no-confidence motion moved by the Opposition against the Narendra Modi government and said that discussion and voting on it will take place on Friday. Mahajan, who took up the issue after the question hour, said she had received notices from Opposition MPs expressing lack of confidence in the Union Counci...

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LS admits no confidence motion against government

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday accepted a no-confidence motion moved by the opposition against the government. Mahajan said she had received notices from at least six MPs seeking no trust vote against the Narendra Modi government and was duty-bound to put it to the consideration of the House. She said Kesineni Srinavas of the Telugu Desam...

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Prasad seeks support on 'triple talaq', 'nikah halala'; Congress calls him dealer

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A day after Congress President Rahul Gandhi sought the Prime Minister's support for the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday asked him to support the proposed law to prohibit triple talaq and nikah halala. The Congress party said rather than being a Minister, the Law Minister has turned into a dealer for cutt...

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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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