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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

Gogoi accepts responsibility for Congress debacle in Assam

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Gogoi accepts responsibility for Congress debacle in Assam

Guwahati: Former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday accepted his responsibility for the Congress' debacle in Assam Assembly polls and apologised to the people for not being able to fulfil their e...


Celebrations erupt in Kerala as Pinarayi Vijayan takes charge

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Celebrations erupt in Kerala as Pinarayi Vijayan takes charge

Thiruvananthapuram: As Pinarayi Vijayan took oath as Kerala's 12th chief minister on Wednesday, celebrations erupted across the state, especially in the northern Kannur district, considered a Marxist ...

LJP leader Sudesh Paswan murdered in Bihar; party demands President's Rule

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LJP leader Sudesh Paswan murdered in Bihar; party demands President's Rule

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Sudesh Paswan was murdered in Dumaria district near Gaya, in Bihar on Wednesday. He was campaigning for Panchayat elections before he was shot dead."We condem...

West Bengal Assembly: Muslim candidates from TMC and Congress increase, Left's share plunges by half

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West Bengal Assembly: Muslim candidates from TMC and Congress increase, Left's share plunges by half

Kolkata: Muslim representation in the new West Bengal assembly remained at 59, the same as last time, constituting 20 percent of the total house strength of 294.However, the Trinamool Congress and Con...

Congress Objects To Bachchan Hosting Modi Govt Anniversary Event

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Congress Objects To Bachchan Hosting Modi Govt Anniversary Event

New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who is scheduled to host Narendra Modi government's second anniversary event. Congress spokesp...

Stephen King, Junot Diaz among writers signing Trump protest letter

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Stephen King, Junot Diaz among writers signing Trump protest letter

New York:Stephen King, Junot Diaz and Jennifer Egan are among more than 400 authors who added their names this week to an online letter that condemns the presumptive Republican presidential nominee fo...

Can new Kerala minsters, Pinarayi Vijayan remake state's fortunes?

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Can new Kerala minsters, Pinarayi Vijayan remake state's fortunes?

Pinarayi Vijayan is starting as the chief minister of Kerala on a strong note. Kerala ministers who took oath on Wednesday offer the right mix of everything a first-time chief minister can hope for e...