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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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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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Mamata tells party MPs to stay in Delhi for no-confidence motion, whip issued

Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) With Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee instructing all Lok Sabha members of her party to stay put in Delhi and support Friday's no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government, the party on Wednesday issued a whip to all its MPS to be present in the House during the discussions. Trinamool chief national spokesperson Derek O' Brien told IANS that...

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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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Chandran Mitra resigns from BJP

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Senior BJP leader and former Rajya Sabha member Chandan Mitra has resigned from the party, a source said on Wednesday. He has sent his resignation to party president (Amit Shah), said the source close to Mitra, refusing to divulge the details or reasons behind his resignation. However, there was no confirmation from the BJP whether his resignation has be...

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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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Modi lambasts Mamata at Bengal rally, canopy collapse leaves 90 injured

Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday patted his government in the back for raising the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) of crops, while lambasting West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee regime for forming a nexus with syndicates and murdering Dalit political activists, even as 90 people sustained injuries following a canopy collapse at a BJP rally here. Indi...

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Opposition likely to raise issue of RS Deputy Chairman' election

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Opposition parties on Monday indicated that they would raise the issue of the election of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman during the Monsoon Session of Parliament amid indications that the government may not hold the election during the session beginning Wednesday. Sources said the leaders of like-minded opposition parties, who met here to discuss the strategy for t...

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After Modi barb, TMC dubs BJP syndicate of corruption

Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's charge about the West Bengal government's alleged nexus with all-pervading syndicates, ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday termed the BJP as a syndicate of corruption. Who knows better than the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders about syndicates? Your party is a syndicate that peddles religious extremism. It is a syndicate ...

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Allow us to raise key issues for Parliament's smooth functioning, says opposition

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Leaders of 13 opposition parties met on Monday to discuss their strategy for the Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning on Wednesday and said that the government should allow them to raise their issues to ensure smooth functioning of Parliament. Talking to reporters after the meeting, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said they discussed ...

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Police attacked by BJP supporters after Modi's Bengal rally

Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) BJP party workers were seen attacking police personnel while returning from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Midnapore of West Bengal on Monday. Television grabs showed some BJP activists kicking and beating up police personnel with bamboo sticks after the latter allegedly failed to clear the roads for their party vehicles to move. BJP state unit Pr...

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Modi lambasts Mamata regime, says Bengal looking to end oppression

Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Launching a blistering attack on the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused it of forming a nexus with the all-pervading syndicates, murdering Dalit political activists and having no faith in democracy, the Indian constitution or the electoral process. In one of his strongest tirades against the T...

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Opposition leaders meet to discuss monsoon session strategy

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The meeting of leaders of opposition parties began here on Monday to discuss strategy for the Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning July 18. The meeting will discuss the issues to corner the government during the session and is also expected to decide the stance on the election to the post of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman. The meeting is being attended...

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Modi goes all out against Mamata regime, says Bengal looking to end oppression

Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Launching a blistering attack on the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal govenrment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused it of forming a nexus with the all pervading syndicates, murdering Dalit political activists and having no faith in democracy, the Indian constitution or the electoral process. In one of his strongest tirades against the T...

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Mamata's hoardings at rally venue to welcome me: Modi

Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over TMC flags, banners and hoardings around his rally venue in West Midnapore district's Midnapore town, saying she put up these to 'welcome' him to the state. Hundreds of Trinamool Congress hoardings and banners had come up ahead of the party's July 21...

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Opposition meet on Monday to discuss monsoon session strategy

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Amid indications that they will join hands in an election to elect the new Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman, opposition parties will meet here on Monday evening to discuss their strategy for the Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning Wednesday. The meeting, convened by Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and expected to be attended by leaders f...

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Modi to address rally in Bengal's Midnapore on Monday

Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally in West Bengal's Midnapore town on Monday, a BJP leader said on Sunday. The rally, to be held on the Midnapore College grounds in the afternoon, would be the Prime Minister's first visit to the state this year. It is going to be a historic gathering. Modi ji's impending visit has created a lot of excitement...

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SC seeks Centre's response on move to keep tab on social media

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre's response to a plea by Trinamool Congress MLA Mahua Moitra for stalling move by Information and Broadcasting Ministry to keep a tab on social media platforms. The ministry plans to set up a Social Media Communication Hub (SMCH) to track and monitor social media platforms to identify buzz creators. Seeking th...

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