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Sonia Gandhi reaches out to Modi on women's bill 22.9.2017 DNA: Top News
Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to use the BJP's majority in the Lok Sabha and ensure the passage of the long-pending Women's Reservation Bill. The Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha in 2010 during the Congress-led UPA's rule, but it has not been tabled in the Lower House since then. The legislation guarantees 33 per cent reservation to women in the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies, ensuring a stronger women's voice at the top that is expected to lead to policies and laws to help fight abuse, discrimination and inequality. Sonia wrote the letter on Wednesday evening, amid a buzz within the Congress that she might end her 19-year tenure as party president by October 31 in favour of her son Rahul Gandhi. "I am writing to request you to take advantage of your majority in the Lok Sabha to now get the Women's Reservation Bill Passed in the Lower House as well," she said in the letter, adding that the Bill has languished in the Lok Sabha for one reason or ...
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Women's Reservation Bill: Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi, govt sources say talks underway 21.9.2017 DNA: Popular News
 The Modi government may introduce in Parliament the Women's Reservation Bill, which seeks to reserve one-third of seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies for women. A senior BJP leader said top echelons of the government and the party have been brainstorming over the bill, which had polarised the political class whenever various governments introduced it earlier. Asked if the government will bring the bill in its original form or incorporate some changes, he said the matter is still being debated. On being asked if the bill will be introduced in the Winter Session, the leader, on condition of anonymity, said, "It may be introduced. But a final call has not been taken yet." Congress president Sonia Gandhi had yesterday written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to introduce the bill passed in the Lok Sabha by taking advantage of the BJP's majority in the House. BJP leaders claimed that Gandhi was doing politics over the matter and said the UPA government did not introduce the bill in the Lok ...
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Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi on getting Women's Reservation Bill passed 21.9.2017 TOI: India
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AIADMK crisis: Madras HC stays conduct of floor test till further orders, restrains ECI from issuing election notification for 18 seats 20.9.2017 TOI: India
Justice M Duraiswamy passed the interim order on the pleas moved by 18 disqualified MLAs assailing the order of Speaker P Dhanapal.
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Assam government effects 2-child policy 19.9.2017 TOI: Home
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Why the Indian Constitution was ahead of its time 17.9.2017 TOI: India
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Assam enacts a major labour reform, employers can now fire 300 staff without prior govt nod 8.9.2017 ET: Policy
The Bill raised the threshold on number of employees from 100 to 300 to allow retrenchment of employees without seeking prior approval.
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How Muslim fears were allayed, and the UCC became a directive principle 8.9.2017 TOI: India
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BRICS Leaders Xiamen Declaration: Full text 4.9.2017 TOI: India
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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to evict Tejashwi from deputy CM house 30.8.2017 TOI: India
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ED raids ex-Cong MLA's home 25.8.2017 DNA: Top News
The Enforcement Directorate carried out raids at dozens of locations in Delhi, including on the premises of a former Congress MLA, in connection with its probe in a foreign exchange violation case. The agency carried out raids at residences and offices of businessman Gagan Dhawan and ex-Congress MLA Sumesh Shokeen. Raids were carried out under the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA). Dhawan is a close aide to Sumesh Shokeen, the Congress leader who fought the last assembly election from Matiala constituency. It is alleged that Gagan Dhawan has laundered money of Sandesh Arya though his companies based in Ethopia and some other countries. Income tax authorities had raided Arya's residences in 2011 and a case was registered then. The agency also alleged that four IT officials are also on their radar as they tried to hide information about ill gotten money from the ED sleuths. The raids were carried out at four places in Vasant Kunj, Dhawan's residence at East of Kailash. Searches were ...
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Uniform code: Nehru okayed principle, but didn’t make it a directive 23.8.2017 TOI: India
India’s first PM Jawaharlal Nehru professed his keen desire to have a Uniform Civil Code (UCC), but though he succeeded in codifying Hindu law, his government took no step towards reform of Muslim personal laws and sidestepped the question of a common code altogether.
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India: An unauthorised biography of people, events, policies 15.8.2017 TOI: India
We bring you the energy, fluidity and unpredictability of the seven decades post independence and the promise of the future.
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Centre finally grants NEET exemption to TN for a year 14.8.2017 DNA: Opinion
With the Centre agreeing to provide a one-year exemption to Tamil Nadu from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), State Health Minister C Vijayabaskar said on Sunday that the state will soon promulgate an ordinance seeking a one-year exemption from the NEET for MBBS and BDS admissions to government medical colleges. Tamil Nadu government has been seeking presidential assent for two bills passed by the Assembly exempting the state from NEET for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Since the assent remained elusive, the state government adopted an ordinance couple of weeks ago seeking two years exemption from NEET. Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the Centre is willing to grant exemption from NEET for one year to Tamil Nadu in terms of government college medical admissions to help rural students. Speaking on the sidelines of an event, she said the state needed to pass an Ordinance seeking an exemption for one year, which should specify that the exemption was being ...
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Centre to cooperate if Tamil Nadu brings ordinance on NEET: Nirmala Sitharaman 13.8.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said the Centre will cooperate with Tamil Nadu if it brings an ordinance seeking exemption from NEET for government colleges for one year. Responding to her, state Health Minister C Vijayabaskar said an ordinance in this regard would be submitted to the Centre tomorrow morning. The development comes after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami, state ministers and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai had multiple meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Central ministers ovNEET. Tamil Nadu, which had initially sought permanent exemption from NEET by passing two Bills in the Assembly, later made efforts to be out of its ambit for at least a year or two. Sitharaman said although students who had qualified in NEET included those from the state board, students from rural Tamil Nadu were largely out of it. "The Centre is ready to cooperate in case the Tamil Nadu government comes up with an ordinance seeking exemption from NEET for government colleges," ...
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Bill passed to keep eateries open 24 hrs 11.8.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
In a few months you may be able to shop, eat at restaurants and visit multiplexes late at night, with the state assembly passing a bill that allows such commercial establishments to remain open around the clock. At present, shops shut by 10 pm, while restaurants are supposed to close down by 12.30 am, which can be extended till 1.30 am with police permission. Paan and cigarette shops have to shut by 11 pm, and other commercial establishments by 9:30 pm. On Wednesday night, the state assembly passed the Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) bill, enabling owners of shops, hotels, theatres and multiplexes to keep their establishments open round the clock. It has also made permissions and licencing procedures easier. After this bill is cleared by the Legislative Council, it will have to be approved by the President. This procedure could take a few months. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that shops will still have to seek police permission to stay open and police ...
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Maharashtra govt tables bill to let shops and hotels stay open 24/7 10.8.2017 TOI: Cities
Soon, you may be able to go shopping at midnight or watch a movie in theatre at odd hours and have dinner at a restaurant after that if a bill tabled in the assembly by the government see the light of day.
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Farmers court arrest seeking assured profit on produce 10.8.2017 DNA: Top News
Thousands of farmers courted arrest across several districts on Wednesday. The ‘Jail Bharo Andolan’ was initiated by Kisan Adhikar Sangharsh Samiti with support of farmer wing of communist party demanding implementation of Swaminathan commission recommendations and assured profit on produce for farmers. The agitation also received support from opposition parties and other farmer organisations of the state.  “Across 16 districts more than 17,000 farmers courted arrest in support of their demands. The success of today has motivated us for an even intense agitation in coming days,” said Amra Ram of CPI(M).   The protesting leaders announced a massive indefinite agitation that will commence on September 1.“The farmers will camp indefinitely at all district headquarters till their demands are not met,” Amra Ram added. Among those to court arrest during the day also included Congress leader and MLA of Nawalgarh Rajkumar Sharma. He got himself arrested at Jhunjhunu. Meanwhile, in Jaipur too the Bhartiya Kisan ...
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Irom Sharmila to tie the knot on August 16 9.8.2017 TOI: Home
Sharmila said that a person claiming to be an activist called her and opposed her marriage and her decision to settle down in Kodaikanal. "Marriage or no marriage, my partner and I have put all our lives' savings in purchasing a house in Kodaikanal in installments."
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Monsoon session: BJP to corner AAP over ‘unfulfilled’ poll promises 8.8.2017 DNA: Opinion
The four-day Monsoon session of Delhi Assembly will begin on Tuesday with the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cornering the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government over several issues, including the “unfulfilled poll promises”. Also, the Arvind Kejriwal-led state government will re-introduce three Bills, which were earlier sent back by the Centre with objections. The Minimum Wages (Delhi) Amendment Bill, 2015, the Delhi (Right of Citizen to Time Bound Delivery of Services) Amendment Bill, 2015, and the NSIT (amendment) Bill were among the 14 Bills passed by the House but the Centre had sent them back. Last month, Kejriwal had directed the Law Department to submit a “way forward” roadmap on legislative Bills that are awaiting clearance from the Centre. Meanwhile, the BJP, which has four MLAs in the 70-member House, said its legislators will take on the AAP government on its “U-turn” on promises made to the people and “repression” of the Opposition. Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, Vijender Gupta, ...
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