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New Delhi: Supporting its decision not to send the Jan Lokpal Bill to the Centre, Delhi government on Tuesday said as many as 13 finance bills were not referred to the Central Government prior to introduction in the legislative assembly between 1996 and 2013.According to a list issued by the government, the Bills which were not referred to Central Government mainly pertain to excise, entertainment and luxury tax departments.The bill includes Delhi Tax on Luxuries Bill (1996), Delhi Tax on Luxuries (amendment) Bill (1996, 2004, 2012) and Delhi Value Added Tax (amendment) Act (2010, 2011, 2012) among others.Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said his government would not bow down to the Home Ministry's "unconstitutional" order which requires Delhi government to obtain prior approval from the Centre before tabling any bill in the assembly.Kejriwal, who is keen on pushing the Jan Lokpal Bill through the assembly without going to the Centre first, today met Jung and discussed the issue.PTI

BJP workers lathi-charged by police for protesting against law and order in UP

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BJP workers lathi-charged by police for protesting against law and order in UP

Lucknow:BJP workers were on Wednesday lathi-charged by police as they attempted to gherao Vidhan Bhawan when the House was in process to protest against the law and order situation in the state.The BJ...


Parliamentarians trade bitter words over CBI filing charge-sheet against HP CM Virbhadra Singh

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Parliamentarians trade bitter words over CBI filing charge-sheet against HP CM Virbhadra Singh

Shimla: Pandemonium prevailed in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday, the second day of the monsoon session, as opposition BJP MLAs engaged in a bitter exchange of words with Chief Minister Vir...

Arvind Kejriwal govt on CAG radar for spending Rs 28 crore on political ads outside Delhi

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Arvind Kejriwal govt on CAG radar for spending Rs 28 crore on political ads outside Delhi

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has reportedly pulled up Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi for spending Rs 28 crore on advertisements and publicity campaign outsi...

Anurag Thakur bats for politicians after BCCI protests SC ruling on Lodha Panel report

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Anurag Thakur bats for politicians after BCCI protests SC ruling on Lodha Panel report

BCCI president Anurag Thakur has come out to bat for politicians, after the OP Jaisha controversy and the Lodha panel reportcaused an uproar on the involvement of politicians in sports.In an interview...

Gujarat government yet to transfer all 29 functions to local bodies: CAG

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Gujarat government yet to transfer all 29 functions to local bodies: CAG

Gandhinagar: The CAG has observed that even though the Gujarat government has powers to entrust 29functions to panchayati raj institutions (PRIs), it was yet totransfer 10 of these functions, includin...

Don't want to run Delhi on alcohol money but no plans to ban liquor: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

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Don't want to run Delhi on alcohol money but no plans to ban liquor: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

New Delhi:Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesdaysaid the Delhi government has no plan to ban liquor in the city even as he maintained that the AAP dispensation does not want to run the city a...

PM Narendra Modi harps on nationalist identity of BJP against ongoing Kashmir unrest

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PM Narendra Modi harps on nationalist identity of BJP against ongoing Kashmir unrest

New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesdayasserted that nationalism is the identity of BJP.Addressing core groups of state BJP units, Modi said the week-long 'tiranga yatra' by Union ministers ...