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Lok Sabha resolves to promote harmony, rid country of corruption

The resolution was read out by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan after a number of leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi, addressed the House.

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Now silt from river to be used to construct roads: Uma Bharti

Water Resources minister Uma Bharti said her ministry is seeking the involvement of Transport and Highways Ministry to use the silt for road construction. She said instead of carrying silt to far-off places using heavy trucks, it would be better if the waste can be used as a construction material to build highways.

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Ahead of Lok Sabha bypoll, government relief for Gurdaspur sugar farmers

The decision will benefit around 8,000 sugar farmers in Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency. Gurdaspur parliamentary seat had fallen vacant after the death of its sitting BJP (Bhartiya Janta Party) Member of Parliament and veteran film actor Vinod Khanna.

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Next GST Council meet to decide on anti-profiteering mechanism

The anti-profiteering law simply states that businesses have to pass on the benefits arising out of lower taxes to the consumer. As per Clause 171 of GST Act, it is mandatory to pass on the benefit due to reduction in rate of tax or from input tax credit to the consumer by way of commensurate reduction in prices.

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TMC MPs create ruckus in Lok Sabha

BJP MP Kirit Somaiya alleged that a similar scam had taken place in West Bengal and that it has been found that the address of the Chief Minister was given by the shell company during its registration

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Varun Gandhi questions MPs’ right to hike own salaries

“For the greater good of this nation, we must create an external body, independent of us members, to determine salaries. Or, if we self-regulate, considering the economic conditions of the last man in the society, we must empathetically forego our privileges, at least for the duration of this Parliament,” he said.

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Literary Notes: For scoring points in House, members turn to poetry, repartee

Data shows 106 poems and 26 couplets were recited in the Lok Sabha alone till April 12 this year

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Ideology leading to mob violence: Opposition to government in Lok Sabha

As he began giving details of incidents of mob violence, BJP member Nishikant Dubey objected, stating that he could not refer to matters pending in the court.

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Lok Sabha debates mob lynching: ‘Hindustan’ should not become ‘lynchistan, says Congress; states must also act, replies BJP

Initiating a discussion on the issue of mob lynching in the Lok Sabha, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said ‘Hindustan’ should not be allowed to become “lynchistan”. He also said that violence in the name of religion and cow protection began only after BJP assumed power.

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Chinese goods cheaper due to opaque subsidy regime: Government

Minister of State for MSME, Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary was replying to a question which sought to know the reasons behind the higher prices of domestic products in comparison to the products manufactured in China.

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Majority of Muslims in India are descendants of Hindus: BJP MP Hukumdev Narayan Yadav

Hukumdev Narayan Yadav, MP from Madhubani in Bihar quoted Deen Dayal Upadhyaya and said that the BJP ideologies had stated that “Muslims in India are descendants of Hindus.” He asked the Muslims to respect the Hindu sentiments and vice versa.

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Lok Sabha nod to bill for autonomy to IIMs

Justifying the decision to restrict the government’s role in the IIMs, he said institutes like MIT and Harvard are world-class because they are autonomous.

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Lok Sabha passes amendments to companies act, govt says will aid ease of business

During the discussion, Congress and Trinamool Congress members took on the government over demonetisation and sought to know why it was “hiding” the number of old 500 and 1000 rupee notes that had been deposited in banks post the radical step.

Lok Sabha to debate lynchings, but no let-up in Congress protests

The Congress accused the “government of sleeping,” which hit back, demanding an apology from the Opposition for targeting the Speaker while disrupting the House earlier this week. Congress members later trooped into the Well, raising slogans and carrying placards even as the Speaker carried on with the proceedings.

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Letter to the Editor: Forcing patriotism

Orders asking people in government offices to sing the national song once a month, school and colleges twice a week and directing movie theaters to play the national anthem before every show do evoke this analogy. The nation should not beg, plead or demand patriotism; it has to come from within.