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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 inciting statehood movements in Coochbehar and Darjeeling, claims Mamata Banerjee

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BJP inciting statehood movements in Coochbehar and Darjeeling, claims Mamata Banerjee

Dinhata (WB): Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused the BJP of inciting the separate statehood movements in Coochbehar district and Darjeeling sub-division in West Bengal for nar...


BJP inciting statehood movements in Coochbehar and Darjeeling, claims Mamata Banerjee

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BJP inciting statehood movements in Coochbehar and Darjeeling, claims Mamata Banerjee

Dinhata (WB): Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused the BJP of inciting the separate statehood movements in Coochbehar district and Darjeeling sub-division in West Bengal for nar...

AgustaWestland scam: BJP claims involvement of Rahul Gandhi aide Kanishka Singh

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AgustaWestland scam: BJP claims involvement of Rahul Gandhi aide Kanishka Singh

New Delhi: The BJP, on Tuesday, accused Kanishka Singh, an aide to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, of being involved in the AgustaWestland and 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) scams.Bharatiya Janat...

Pinarayi Vijayan or Achuthanandan? The real battle for the CPM in Kerala is yet to begin

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Pinarayi Vijayan or Achuthanandan? The real battle for the CPM in Kerala is yet to begin

Although there are no visible trends in Kerala elections this time, the general impression one gets in every conversation with a group of people is that its going to be the Left Democratic Front (LDF)...

Kerala Assembly polls: Parties intensify campaign, rebels pose threat to UDF prospects

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Kerala Assembly polls: Parties intensify campaign, rebels pose threat to UDF prospects

Thiruvananthapuram: With campaign intensifying for the 16 May Assembly polls in the state, rebel candidates and namesakes are posing a threat to winning prospects of candidates, especially to those o...

Kerala Assembly polls: Rise of rich candidates in a state known for career politicians

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Kerala Assembly polls: Rise of rich candidates in a state known for career politicians

The number of multi-millionaires contesting elections in Kerala has gone up with parties fielding more and more moneyed men and celebrities in the coming assembly election in the state.Analysis of the...

Sonia and Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Tamil Nadu on 5 and 7 May

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Sonia and Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Tamil Nadu on 5 and 7 May

Coimbatore: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will share the dais with DMK chief M Karunanidhi in Chennai on 5 May in support of DMK-Congress candidates, while Vice President Rahul Gandhi will address e...