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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

After Delhi HC judgement, BJP says Kejriwal thoroughly exposed, must quit

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After Delhi HC judgement, BJP says Kejriwal thoroughly exposed, must quit

New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday demanded Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwals resignation, saying he stands thoroughly exposed after Delhi High Court quashed a trial court order asking the CBI to return ...


'Let's forget the past': Congress, CPI-M leaders keep alliance option warm in West Bengal

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'Let's forget the past': Congress, CPI-M leaders keep alliance option warm in West Bengal

Kolkata: Displaying bonhomie, senior leaders of the CPI-M and the Congress on Wednesday pitched for an alliance in the upcoming assembly polls in West Bengal, saying both parties needed to forget the ...

Intolerance and startups cannot go hand-in-hand: Rahul Gandhi

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Intolerance and startups cannot go hand-in-hand: Rahul Gandhi

Kochi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a dig at the NDA government's startup initiative, saying intolerance and startups cannot go hand-in-hand as it is essential to have free m...

Arunachal crisis: Governor can't curb speaker's powers under anti-defection law, says Supreme Court

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Arunachal crisis: Governor can't curb speaker's powers under anti-defection law, says Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the constitutional legitimacy of Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa's direction that there should not be any tinkering with the party...

Arunachal crisis: Governor can't curb speaker's powers under anti-defection law, says Supreme Court

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Arunachal crisis: Governor can't curb speaker's powers under anti-defection law, says Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the constitutional legitimacy of Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa's direction that there should not be any tinkering with the party...

Odisha: 11 BJP supporters arrested for allegedly attacking BJD MLA

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Odisha: 11 BJP supporters arrested for allegedly attacking BJD MLA

Paradip: Eleven BJP supporters were on Wednesday arrested for allegedly attacking ruling BJD MLA Pramod Kumar Mallick, police said.Mallick had on Tuesday alleged that he was forced to wear saffron out...

BJP stifling students' voice: Congress on IIT Madras circular to bar political activity

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BJP stifling students' voice: Congress on IIT Madras circular to bar political activity

New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday accused the BJP of "stifling" students' voice, as it reacted sharply to IIT- Madras reportedly issuing a circular to bar all kinds of political activity."...