With preparations in full swing for the September 23-25 conclave in Kozhikode, training volunteers in Hindi is a priority as the event will see the arrival of hundreds of workers from the Hindi heartland.
After Balochistan first figured in the July 16, 2009 India-Pakistan joint statement in Sharm el-Sheikh, the BJP had accused then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress and the UPA government of compromising India’s position on Pakistan.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the changes to the Income Tax Act 1961 and the Customs Tariff Act 1975 would encourage medium-scale employers in the apparel sector and facilitate reconstruction of erstwhile PSUs.
Making an intervention during zero hour, Jaitley admitted that at the time of division of the state, the division of revenue and finances has been “unfair” to Andhra Pradesh, which has to be “compensated”.
Sources said that Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan maintained that the issue could be discussed as a “social issue” but the Opposition would make it “political.” Mahajan added that the House should deliberate on “development” issues.
Indian Express explains the background and context of the united opposition by industry, non-profits and MPs to the provisions of the Act that they say will affect “public servants” and their families adversely, and damage India’s voluntary sector.
Calling him the “mastermind” behind the arrest of AAP MLAs, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP can get him “killed” in the days to come.