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Read those lips 25.11.2014 Telegraph: Opinion
As young people pucker up to silence the moral police ' amidst threats of rape, violence and death ' with their Kiss of Love campaign in Bangalore this Sunday, one man smiles smugly.
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After the Festival 25.11.2014 Telegraph: Opinion
In a prelude to the Yuletide spirit, the Northeast has come alive to the sound of music. Meghalaya resonated with the 100 drums of Wangala and Seng Kut Snem and Mizoram with its Pawl Kut. Manipur is now resplendent in the colours of the Sangai festival, while Nagaland's enthralling 10-day Hornbill festival begins on December 1. Amid the celebrations, Narendra Modi visits the region this week, his first as prime minister.
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PSU banks account for over 90% of total bad loans in FY'14 25.11.2014 ET: Banking
Public sector banks accounted for over 90 per cent of total non-performing assets (NPAs) that the banking sector registered in 2013-14.
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Rajya Sabha passes bill to simplify certain labour laws 25.11.2014 DNA: Opinion
Amid strong opposition from the Left parties, Rajya Sabha passed a bill on Tuesday that aims to simplify labour law procedures and also exempt filing of returns and maintainance of records to establishments employing upto 40 workers. The Labour Law Amendment Bill 2011 aims to benefit establishments employing upto 40 workers in maintaining registers and submitting returns electronically under 16 labour laws instead of nine laws. The bill was passed in the Upper House through a division vote with 49 members casting in favour of amendments, while 19 of them against them. The bill was passed amid a walk out by CPI, CPI (M) and JD(U) members. Replying to clarifications sought by members, Labour Minister Bandaru Datta said, "There is some kind of misinformation about the bill.... The amendments are only for simplification of procedures. It is nothing anti-labour." After labour laws are simplified, the government would be taking further action in the interest of workers. "Our policy is pro-people. Our ...
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Government trying to 'bulldoze' Parliament, alleges CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury 25.11.2014 DNA: Top News
CPI(M) on Tuesday accused the Narendra Modi government of trying to "bulldoze" Parliament and taking its procedures "for granted", saying such an attitude "gives the taste of what is going to come in the future". Attacking the government for "not following" procedures to seek extension of time for a Rajya Sabha select committee on the insurance amendment bill, senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said, "This attitude of trying to bulldoze Parliament and taking the procedures for granted is very disturbing." "You (BJP) have to work for five years. If you run the House virtually by threats and blackmail, violating laid down procedures ... this high-handedness ... gives a taste of what is going to come in the future," Yechury told reporters here. "This is not a good sign. This is only the beginning of this government. Only six months have passed," he said. In Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, the Select Committee on amending the Insurance Act to raise foreign investment cap to 49% was given two more weeks till ...
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CBI bill taken up in Lok Sabha amid uproar 25.11.2014 DNA: Urban Tales
Amid the uproar and a Congress walkout, Lok Sabha on Tuesday took up a bill under which absence of any of the three members of the selection committee to choose CBI chief will not hinder the exercise, with the government saying there was no deliberate design in this. Minister of State for Department of Personnel and Training Jitendra Singh moved the Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2014, for consideration. Singh said the change in the Act was being made to ensure that the crucial decision on selection of CBI director does not remain in "suspension" or is delayed just because one of three members is not present. "There is nothing deliberate by the government in it," he said. The Amendment Bill was moved amid resistance by opposition parties, which questioned the "hurry" in which it was brought. Members of Congress, TMC and SP staged a walk out. Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge demanded that a discussion on black money be taken up first as he accused the ruling BJP of ...
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Cabinet to soon consider bill on merger of PIO, OCI schemes 25.11.2014 DNA: Urban Tales
Pursuant to the announcements made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently, the Cabinet is soon expected to consider a bill that will facilitate merger of the Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) schemes. "A draft bill for amending the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, which will enable merger of the PIO (Person of Indian Origin) and OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) schemes, is expected to be brought to the Cabinet for approval shortly," a PMO statement said. During his visit to the US in September, Modi had announced grant of lifetime visa to PIOs. Subsequently, he had said the Home Ministry was working on the new programme that will merge the PIO and OCI schemes and that instructions had been issued to embassies and consulates that apart from special circumstances, US nationals should get visas for 10 years. In another major initiative, Visa-on-Arrival and Electronic Travel Authorization in respect of 43 countries, including the United States, Australia, Fiji and Pacific ...
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Expert Committee Constituted to Review E-Forms in order to Simplify Procedures for Stakeholders Under the Companies Act 25.11.2014 Govt of india: PIB
The Government has recently constituted an Expert Committee to review e-forms and other overall filing process, in order to simplify procedures for stakeholders.
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Amendment in Citizenship and Visa Laws 25.11.2014 Govt of india: PIB
There is no proposal to amend the Citizenship Act and visa rule for Pakistani and Bangladeshi nationals living in India on Long Term Visa.
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Maharashtra needs clear policy on grid connectivity to solar power 25.11.2014 ET: Power
JNNSM was established for this purpose and a target of generating 20,000 MW of solar power by year 2022 has been envisaged.
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Kotak Mahindra to float general insurance company 25.11.2014 TOI: India Business
The bank is already the promoter of a life insurance company in partnership with Old Mutual of South Africa.
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Mandatory Medical Care for Victims of Road Accidents and Pregnant Women 25.11.2014 Govt of india: PIB
‘Health’ is a state subject and it is primarily the responsibility of the State Governments to issue any directive in this regard.
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Regulation of Private Healthcare Sector 25.11.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Health is a State subject. Regulation of health including in the private sector accordingly falls in the domain of the State Governments.
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Government Puts Special Emphasis on Road Development Programme in North-East 25.11.2014 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan informed the Rajya Sabha today that the projects of road development in the North-East are given special emphasis and are covered under Special Accelerated Road Development Programme in North-East (SARDP-NE).
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Govt prepared for discussion on black money: BJP 25.11.2014 TOI: India
Facing opposition flak on the issue of black money, BJP on Tuesday sought to wriggle out of the situation by saying that it was ready for a discussion on ...
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Swift Follow-up on PM's announcements 25.11.2014 Govt of india: PIB
Swift Follow-up on PM's announcements
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Bill to tweak panel to select CBI chief in House today 25.11.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
The government will bring a bill in the Lok Sabha, seeking to amend the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act (DSPE) to include leader of the single largest opposition party in the lower House in the selection panel for picking CBI ...
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Trouble for insurance bill 25.11.2014 Telegraph: Business
New Delhi, Nov. 24: The government's reforms agenda is in trouble with its biggest ally Shiv Sena today joining some opposition parties in declaring resistance in Parliament to a bill on raising the FDI cap in insurance from 26 per cent to 49 per cent.
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Shiv Sena, Mamata may derail govt's plan to pass insurance bill - Times of India 25.11.2014 Google News India
Shiv Sena, Mamata may derail govt's plan to pass insurance bill Times of India NEW DELHI: The government's plan to get important legislations passed in the winter session of Parliament could run into trouble with Shiv Sena voicing opposition to the insurance bill and Trinamool Congress boss Mamata Banerjee determined to turn ...
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AFSPA withdrawal key to ending gender-based violence 24.11.2014 DNA: Opinion
A national plan action, the withdrawal of the armed forced from conflict areas, revised curriculum in schools, eradication of manual scavenging and legal acceptance to same sex marriages are some of the recommendations of UN Women to end gender-based violence in India. Twenty-years ago, in 1995, the United Nations adopted the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) at the Fourth World Conference for Women. The agenda of BPfA was women's empowerment and to ensure that women get equal opportunities to participate in all areas -- social, economical, cultural and political decision-making. To mark its anniversary, the UN invited 171 activists and policy-makers, activists, academics and government officials from the country to in August draft recommendations for the faster implementation of the BPfA. Last week, Union Minister of Women and Child Development was in Bangkok to be a part of the Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: Beijing+20 Review, organised by UN's Economic and ...
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