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  • No condemning Israel, says Sushma Swaraj in Rajya Sabha

    Minister for external affairs Sushma Swaraj displayed a cool attitude as the discussion on the Israeli attacks on civilians in the Gaza Strip, scheduled to be of half-an-hour stretched to over two-and-half-hours, from noon till a little over three in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. Then she replied to...

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 6:20am
  • Finance Minister expounds budget philosophy: pro-business, pro-poor

    Replying to the discussion on Budget 2014-15 in Lok Sabha on Friday afternoon, finance minister Arun Jaitley explained the economic philosophy of Modi government. "We have not increased taxes. This is the PM's philosophy and I support PM on this," Jaitley said. The finance minister explained prime...

    Saturday, 19 July 2014 - 6:20am
  • Mumbai, the original big city, ignored in budget, Poonam Mahajan tells Parliament

    The 16th Lok Sabha saw some intelligent and eloquent speeches from members, especially first timers, on Thursday during the discussion on budget. BJP's first time MP from Mumbai, Poonam Mahajan, made a brilliant debut with flawless, eloquent and dignified speech in Hindi. She did her father, the...

    Friday, 18 July 2014 - 6:15am
  • Government stalls Gaza discussion, opposition stalls Rajya Sabha

    Gaza humanitarian ceasefire largely holds, Israel moots full truce

    Friday, 18 July 2014 - 7:40am
  • Victory, not dogma, is the key

    Modi semiotics, which now includes BJP president Amit Shah, is in need of revaluation

    Monday, 14 July 2014 - 6:00am
  • BJP retorts to PC’s copycat budget barb

    Stung by the Congress barb of Arun Jaitley aping P Chidambaram's budget, union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was fielded to rebut the charges at a press conference at the BJP headquarters, a day after the budget presentation.

    Saturday, 12 July 2014 - 6:20am
  • BJP, Congress agree on raining FDI cap in insurance

    The BJP and Congress seem to be finally in sync on raising the FDI cap in insurance sector. The story began during the previous NDA regime which proposed raising the cap to 49% but with the Opposition resisting it, the limit was restricted to 26%. During the UPA regime, attempts by the finance...

    Saturday, 12 July 2014 - 7:50am
  • Government moves bill to amend Trai Act

    It was interesting to watch the BJP-led NDA government of Narendra Modi pilot two bills with political overtones through the Lok Sabha on Friday. The first was the introduction of the Telecom Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, which was to facilitate former Trai chairman Nripendra Mishra take...

    Saturday, 12 July 2014 - 7:50am
  • Subdued Jaitley, supportive BJP, quiet House

    Finance minister Arun Jaitley did not make much fuss as he walked into the Lok Sabha with a file and budget papers, and sat down in the front row, a seat away from prime minister Narendra Modi and next to home minister Rajnath Singh.

    Friday, 11 July 2014 - 6:30am
  • Why did Sharad Pawar not join opposition's walkout in Rajya Sabha?

    Even as the Congress staged a walkout at the end of the debate over price rise in the Rajya Sabha, ally Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar sought clarification from the government on payments to sugarcane farmers. Food and civil supplies minister Ram Vilas Paswan responded by...

    Tuesday, 8 July 2014 - 6:40am

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