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Moneylife Digital Team 12 August 2013
Claiming that it is the right of parties to announce election manifestos, all political parties except BSP and two regional parties, opposed any restriction on them in announcing freebies   Major political parties except the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Monday opposed any restriction...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 August 2013
Dr Swamy said he hope to work together and work for the BJP along with his colleagues to see that a new future for India can be built in the coming months Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy has merged his party with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the 2014 general...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 August 2013
According to the CPI-M, the neo-liberal policies of the UPA government have widened the gap between the rich and the poor and the country is today divided between ‘suffering’ and ‘shining’ India Expressing concerns over the declining value of rupee and a serious economic situation, the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 31 July 2013
The decisions by the CWC and the UPA came after hectic consultations for the last over a week on creation of the 29th state of the country that will have a geographical area of 10 of the 23 districts of undivided Andhra Pradesh Brushing aside opposition after dithering for nearly four...

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Arvind P Datar 30 July 2013
Even if corrupt officials and politicians siphon off 20% of estimated Rs6.82 lakh crore of the likely expenditure of the Food Security Bill, they stand to gain Rs1.36 lakh crore in three years. What was the emergency that required an ordinance for this? With each coming election, every...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 July 2013
The state Legislative Assembly, which suspended five MLAs for assaulting Sachin Suryawanshi in the Vidhan Bhavan premises in March, revoked the suspension in its ongoing Monsoon session   The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on Wednesday revoked suspension of the five legislators...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 July 2013
In another path breaking verdict, the apex court ruled that only an ‘elector’ can contest the polls and he/she ceases the right to cast vote due to confinement in prison or being in custody of police   A person, who is in jail or in police custody, cannot contest election to...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 July 2013
The court, however, said that its decision will not apply to MPs, MLAs or other lawmakers who have been convicted and have filed their appeals in the higher courts before the pronouncement of this verdict The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down as ultra vires a provision of the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 July 2013
So far, Kejriwal's party has targeted Reliance and some banks, but never by taking up the cause of their workers. Incidentally, we learn that in the not so recent past, Kejriwal was seeking support from Bajaj Auto for AAP's activities   Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) founder Arvind Kejriwal,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 July 2013
Holding that such promises by political parties under present law does not amount to corrupt practice, the apex court, said that election manifesto released by parties can be included in the Model Code of Conduct Freebies promised by political parties in their election manifestos to lure...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 July 2013
The Food Security programme will be the biggest in the world with the government spending an estimated Rs125,000 crore annually on supply of about 62 million tonnes of rice, wheat and coarse cereals to 67% of the population President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday signed the ordinance on...

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Moneylife Digital Team 04 July 2013
An external affairs ministry spokesperson said, “Obviously, we are concerned at such disconcerting reports and we will certainly raise with the US authorities these serious allegations” Concerned over the ‘disconcerting’ reports that its mission was being spied upon by American...

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Moneylife Digital Team 03 July 2013
The Bill aims to give legal rights to 67% of the population over a uniform quantity of 5 kg food grains at a fixed price of Re1 to Rs3 per kg The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared promulgating an ordinance for Food Security Bill. The Food Security Bill, which is pending in the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 21 June 2013
The Manmohan Singh government, which was so far gripped by policy paralysis on the economic front, is slowly stirring into some action as foreign investors have started to panic about the current account deficit and the falling rupee The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 June 2013
The senior BJP leader has resigned from the party’s national executive, parliamentary board and election committee of the BJP, a day after Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi was appointed as chairman of the election campaign committee   The rift in BJP was on Monday wide open with LK...

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Moneylife Digital Team 04 June 2013
The questioning of Bansal will revolve around his role in the appointment of suspended Railway Board member (staff) Mahesh Kumar involving his nephew Vijay Singla who was allegedly caught accepting a bribe of Rs90 lakh The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned former Railway...

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Vinita Deshmukh Vinita Deshmukh 04 June 2013
In a major victory to democracy, the Central Information Commission on 3rd June has ordered all political parties not only to designate PIOs and AAs within six weeks but also to abide by voluntary disclosures under Section 4 of the RTI Act It took Right to Information (RTI) activists...

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 May 2013
While profusely thanking Sonia Gandhi-led NAC, the social activist criticised Manmohan Singh for rejecting minimum wages under MNREGA and his government for failing to pass several money-guzzling schemes that would have put tremendous strain on the fiscal situation. Ms Roy has, of course,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 May 2013
Singh and Li said both countries need to appropriately handle cooperation by maintaining peace and tranquility in the border areas and on the trans-border river issues   India and China have decided to take further measures for maintaining peace and tranquility along their border...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 May 2013
Prime minister Manmohan Singh has written to president Pranab Mukherjee recommending the changes, a day after Bansal and Kumar resigned in the wake of allegations of bribery and interfering with the CBI probe in the Coalgate scam   Telecom minister Kapil Sibal will get additional...

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