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Why not forming government if alliance intact, Omar asks Mehbooba
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Why not forming government if alliance intact, Omar asks Mehbooba

Making it clear that his party is not ready to support the Bharatiya Janata Party in case the People’s Democratic Party-BJP alliance snaps, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said on Sunday that PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti must break her silence as she cannot keep the entire state guessing on government formation. "Mehbooba Mufti has been quiet for long and she can no longer remain silent. She must clarify her stand on two-three issues and clear the air as to what are those confidence ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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Budget: MGNREGA allocation hiked by Rs 3,800 crore

  The National Democratic Alliance government, which had earlier raised doubts over the efficacy of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, on Monday increased its allocation by over Rs 3,800 crore (Rs 38 billion) in 2016-17, with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley laying down the road map for rural development in the Union Budget. "Rs 38,500 crore (Rs 385 billion) have been allocated for MGNREGA in 2016-17. “If the total amount is spent, it will be highest Budget spend ...
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Parrikar counters Congress: Show order blacklisting AgustaWestland

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday challenged the Congress to show the United Progressive Alliance government order blacklisting the Anglo-Italian helicopter maker AgustaWestland in connection with the VVIP chopper scam. Parrikar, who said that he will speak in detail in Parliament on the issue in the near future, informed that the ministry has received a copy of the Italian court order and is in the process of translating it into English. He said that the process might take 8-10 ...
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Why we need a national market for electricity

Now is the time to take some bold steps to structure a unified power market, notes Vinayak Chatterjee At an energy conclave recently, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said, “. . . the government’s mission is to have one nation, one grid, one price”.  He could not have put this issue in perspective more succinctly. Echoing a similar call, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian, in a well-argued chapter titled 'Powering One India' in the 2015-16 Economic Survey, outlined ...
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Ruckus in Parliament over Uttarakhand

Angry over imposition of President’s Rule in Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh, Congress on Monday created ruckus in Parliament, accusing the Modi dispensation of toppling democratically-elected governments of opposition parties, a charge rejected by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The issue generated heat in both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on the opening day of the session with Congress members in both Houses storming the Well and party chief Sonia Gandhi joining them in ...
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'Chances of a smooth run of Parliament are remote'

‘The current prime minister delights in confrontation; his government is deliberately provocative.’ ‘As of now, there is zero chance of the GST getting passed in this session.’ ‘People seem to be underestimating the Congress’ resilience factor. We are like the Indian elephant: we take time to move.’ Congress spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member Jairam Ramesh tells Kavita Chowdhury that since the attitude of the ...
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Government overhauls board of Indira Gandhi Centre for Arts, appoints new head

The government on Thursday reconstituted the board of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, appointing senior journalist Ram Bahadur Rai as the president of the trust. Rai, former news editor of Hindi daily Jansatta, replaces Chinmaya Gharekhan. The reconstituted trust of IGNCA, an autonomous institution under the ministry of culture, will be functional with immediate effect, an official statement said. Besides Rai, the trust comprises 19 other members including classical dancer Sonal ...
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No big bang schemes, Modi govt to focus on these 6 sectors

Instead of announcing new schemes, focus will be on those already announced and key sectors. Image: Govt’s focus would be on key areas such as banking, defence, retail, manufacturing, infrastructure and job creation. Photograph: Reuters     As the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government pads up to enter its third year in office, its focus would be on key areas such as banking, defence, retail, manufacturing, infrastructure and job ...
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Kanhaiya meets Rahul Gandhi at his home

Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who is out on bail in a sedition case, met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday. Kanhaiya, accompanied by a delegation of JNU students and members of All India Students Federation, met the Congress vice president at his residence in Tughlaq lane area. While Kanhaiya did not interact with the media after his an hour-long meeting, National Students’ Union of India Chief Roji M John described it as a ...
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Manjhi gives up quota benefit for family

In a bid to follow the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s  stand that affluent sections should give up benefit of reservation, former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, a Mahadalit leader, announced that he and his family would not take benefit of reservation during the next Lok Sabha and Bihar assembly polls on Monday. Manjhi the president of Hindustani Awam Morcha, an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance has become the first leader in the state and ...
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