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Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

 

Govt Committed to Fiscal Consolidation Without Compromising on Expenditure, Finance Minister Tells Lok Sabha

Replying to the general discussion on Budget 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha, Nirmala Sitharaman also said the government has set the fiscal deficit target at 3.3% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2019-20. New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said the government is committed to follow the path of fiscal consolidation without compromising on public expenditure. Replying to the general discussion on Budget 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha, the minister also said the government has set the fiscal deficit target at 3.3% of the Gross Domestic…


‘Born Together in Politics, Will Die Together’: Rebel MLAs Refuse to Relent, Shivakumar Clings to Hope

The Congress leader said he would not move from outside the hotel as he wanted to meet his ‘friends’ who would eventually return to the coalition fold. While trying to defrost the political emergency in the state, Karnataka Congress Minister DK Shivakumar touched base in Mumbai to meet radical MLAs remaining at Hotel Renaissance on Wednesday. He was joined by JD(S) MLA Shivalinge Gowda. Shivakumar stated, “Let Mumbai Police or some other power be sent. Give them a chance to perform their responsibility. We have come to meet our companions.…


Punjab CM Opposes Move to Remove Congress President from Trust that Runs Jallianwala Bagh Memorial

The bill, moved by Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel in Lok Sabha on Monday, states that it seeks to “delete” the mention of ‘President of the Indian National Congress’ as a trustee. The stated aim of the move is to make the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial apolitical. Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has described as “completely wrong” the move to bring a bill which seeks to remove the Congress president as a permanent member in a trust that runs the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial. The bill, moved by Culture…


After Lok Sabha Election Debacle, AAP Rules Out Alliance with JJP in Haryana Elections

The JJP was launched last year by former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala’s grandson Dushyant Chautala, following a power struggle in the state’s main opposition Indian National Lok Dal. New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party has discounted a union with the JJP for the up and coming Assembly elections in Haryana, a party leader said on Wednesday. AAP senior pioneer Gopal Rai said the state unit has been approached to set up a report on the political situation in the state. “After the Lok Sabha decisions, we dissected the…


‘Desist from Propaganda’: Congress Denies Demanding Front Row Seat for Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha

New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday attested that it has not requested an unparalleled view for Rahul Gandhi in the Lok Sabha and rejected media reports expressing the opposite as “promulgation”. The explanation came after media reports guaranteed the legislature hosts disregarded the Congress gathering’s interest for an extra fantastic view in the Lok Sabha. As indicated by the report, the Congress was given just two seats in the main line for gathering pioneers Sonia Gandhi and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. “We have proposed seat no. 466 for Rahul Gandhi ji.…