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Bihar engineers’ murder: 6 detained, SHO suspended

The injured engineers were rushed to Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) but the attending doctors declared them as brought dead.

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Arun Jaitley running away from probe, misinterpreting report: AAP

“If BJP is so confident that he is clean then why is it running away from investigation? They should take it to a logical conclusion. Why is Jaitley running away from enquiry and investigation. Even the PM has said you should follow Advani and resign till he comes out clean. He should come forward and present an example before the nation. Earlier they rubbished the committee report, but now they are considering it as a sacred book…The report also states that there should be a Commission of Inquiry into the matter. A whistleblower had alerted the Delhi government well in advance that the formation of the Commission will be scuttled through the Lt Governor,” Ashutosh claimed.

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After bonhomie in Lahore, PM Modi and Nawaz Sharif to meet in Washington?

The first visit by an Indian premier in 11 years marked another step forward by the two countries in their efforts to put on an even keel in their ties which was going through a chill until recently. Modi also attended a marriage function of Sharif’s grand-daughter Mehrun Nisa (who is the daughter of Mariam Nawaz Sharif) at the latter’s Raiwind home on the outskirts of Lahore.

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West Bengal Elections 2016: Alliance with Congress on cards, hint Left leaders

The Kolkata Plenum began on Sunday with the a public meeting at the Brigade Parade Grounds and will end on December 31.

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Indian Muslims don’t let their children get radicalised by ISIS: Rajnath Singh

“As Home Minister, I want to tell you that Indian Muslims are the ones who don’t let their children get influenced or radicalised by ISIS,” he added.

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Congress says ‘odd-even’ scheme a Muhammad Tuglaq-like act from Kejriwal

“Odd and Even ways !! Creating parallel lists of exemption, is complete hypocrisy. If a law is implemented in the interest of the people, we all must adhere, and not be VIPs,” he said in his Facebook post.
Reacting to it, AAP said he is the “biggest hypocrite” and advised him to contribute and not comment on the initiative.

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India, Pakistan and Bangladesh can become a ‘federation’: Ram Vilas Paswan

Paswan rejected suggestions from opposition parties that ‘Ache Din’ is yet to come for ‘aam aadmi’ even after one-and-half year tenure of the Modi Government, as he listed various initiatives of the Centre, including Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bhima Yojana and Mudra Bank.

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Ram Madhav’s Akhand Bharat might hurt Indo-Pak ties, PM Modi must respond: Congress

Madhav said the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) still believes that one day India, Pakistan and Bangladesh would reunite through popular goodwill and ‘Akhand Bharat’ will be created.

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Women outnumber men for PG, M Phil courses

The survey data, which was released recently, also says the highest number of students enrolled for undergraduate courses. Out of the total students, 79.9% students are enrolled at the undergraduate level, the survey report said, while only 11.45% of the students were enrolled at Post Graduate level.

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This Winter Session may see lesser paper in Parliament.

While most members favoured the move, some said it should be implemented gradually as not all members were comfortable with accessing online.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan announced steps taking the House closer to the goal of a paperless Parliament. At an all-party convened by her, Mahajan launched a refurbished version of the Lok Sabha website and said unstarred questions, bulletin-I, private members bills and annual reports would be made available online and not be given to every member in hard copy form. While most members favoured the move, some said it should be implemented gradually as not all members were comfortable with accessing online. Mahajan has set the target of a paperless Parliament as one of her priorities and was trying to evolve a consensus among members of Parliament on giving up paper and going online. As of now, questions are written or typed and sent to the table office and chosen through a lottery.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> With the last session being a washout, Mahajan has asked members to ensure “maximum decorum” to ensure “maximum debate” While Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the dinner later, among those present in the meeting were Mallikarjun Kharge, leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha, Shiv Sena’s Anandrao Adsul, E Ahmed of the Muslim League and Sudip Bandopadhyay of the TMC were among others present for the meeting.

Debate ideologies despite differences: Rajnath Singh

He was speaking at an event at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) to launch the birth centenary celebrations of Upadhyaya.

Some people who want to restrict any debate around a few individuals, he said, (File Photo)

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The year-long birth centenary celebrations of RSS ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyaya kicked off on Friday with Home Minister Rajnath Singh stressing upon the need for debate on every ideology, notwithstanding the differences of opinion. “In India, there are some people who want to restrict any debate around a few individuals. Our belief is no matter how many ideologies there are, there can be differences of opinion regarding them, but there should be debate on all ideologies,” Singh said.He was speaking at an event at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) to launch the birth centenary celebrations of Upadhyaya, one of the foremost leaders of Bhartiya Jan Sangh, BJP’s forerunner, where Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also paid tributes to the leader. <!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Asked why NMML was chosen for the launch of celebrations, Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma said it was not an attempt at “saffronisation”. “To call this saffronisation is indicative of a small mindset. For us Nehruji is as revered. Today we are celebrating Deen Dayalji’s birth annivarsary. I think it is fortunate if, as per the objectives behind this institution, apart from Nehruji, others who contributed to the freedom struggle or making of modern India also find place here,” Sharma told reporters. He had recently said the government will undertake a major overhaul of 39 institutions, including the Gandhi Smriti and Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, to introduce modern Indian component, including works of the Modi dispensation, a move that was termed as “diabolical” by Congress.

There should be debate on all ideologies despite differences: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: The year-long birth centenary celebrations of RSS ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyaya kicked off on Friday with Home Minister Rajnath Singh stressing upon the need for debate on every ideology, notwithstanding the differences of opinion.

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“In India, there are some people who want to restrict any debate around a few individuals. Our belief is no matter how many ideologies there are, there can be differences of opinion regarding them, but there should be debate on all ideologies,” Singh said.

He was speaking at an event at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) to launch the birth centenary celebrations of Upadhyaya, one of the foremost leaders of Bhartiya Jan Sangh, BJP’s forerunner, where Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also paid tributes to the leader.

Asked why NMML was chosen for the launch of celebrations, Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma said it was not an attempt at “saffronisation”.

“To call this saffronisation is indicative of a small mindset. For us Nehruji is as revered. Today we are celebrating Deen Dayalji’s birth annivarsary. I think it is fortunate if, as per the objectives behind this institution, apart from Nehruji, others who contributed to the freedom struggle or making of modern India also find place here,” Sharma told reporters.

He had recently said the government will undertake a major overhaul of 39 institutions, including the Gandhi Smriti and Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, to introduce modern Indian component, including works of the Modi dispensation, a move that was termed as “diabolical” by Congress. More PTI ADS SK SK

In his speech, Rajnath Singh referred to communist leader Dr Manabendra Nath Roy, and asked that if there can be debate on his radical humanism, why can there be not discussion on Deen Dayal Upadhyaya’s idea of Integral Humanism.

“Radical Humanism, you will teach in text books, then why can’t Integral Humanism be discussed,” he asked.

Speaking about Upadhyaya’s vision for uplift of the weak, Singh said one way to help them is by extending them government facilities over a long period, while the second is to make them self-sufficient so they are no longer dependent.

“Now you have to choose, what is the best way. Our government has never tried to win support by offering baksheesh (tip),” the Home Minister said.

Jaitley said Upadhyaya, a journalist, economist and political scientist, had left his imprint on a variety of fields.

Referring to Jawaharlal Nehru without naming him, Jaitley said after independence there was a political party and a Prime Minister who had tall political stature and ideologically there was dominance of communism worldwide.

Lauding Upadhyaya, he said in such a situation, creating a parallel thought and establishing a distinct organisation required an exceptional personality.

Jaitley also credited to Upadhayaya’s vision several measures taken by the Modi government for the people.

Lok Sabha Speaker Mahajan said Upadhyaya felt that a strong opposition was important in democracy and believed that “social untouchability is evil, but political untouchability is even more dangerous.”

Mahajan also emphasised on the need for holistic education and questioned the present system where there is too much focus on obtaining maximum possible marks in examinations.

She also said the world is keenly following the working of Indian Democracy.

Lok Sabha TV is going to telecast a 13-episode documentary based on Upadhyaya’s life weekly begining today.

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Ready for talks with Congress to end Parliament impasse: Government

Government on Friday said it is ready to hold talks with the Congress to break the Parliamentary deadlock and a meeting in this regard will be held soon, a day after an all-party meeting called by the Lok Sabha Speaker failed to end the ongoing impasse.

Government on Friday said it is ready to hold talks with the Congress to break the Parliamentary deadlock and a meeting in this regard will be held soon, a day after an all-party meeting called by the Lok Sabha Speaker failed to end the ongoing impasse.The Government had indicated convening an all-party meeting to end the impasse in Parliament during the all-party meet Wednesday.”All parties had agreed yesterday during the all-party meeting convened by the Speaker that Government should take the initiative (in running Parliament). Government had planned to talk to Congress today morning, but due to the CPP meeting Congress leaders were not free. We will talk to them soon when Congress members are free,” Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>He, however, said that it was a matter of concern when Congress members were not wanting to discuss even the issue of national security when Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was giving a statement on the Gurdaspur terror attack.The Opposition has been asking for resignations of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan chief ministers Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Vasundhara Raje since the Modigate issue surfaced.Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said his party wants resignation of all involved in the Modigate. He said that the tradition of demanding resignation was set by BJP when they were in opposition.”Till there is no resignation, there will be no discussion. This is our demand,” he said, adding that they were trying to convince the government on this which was not agreeing.”It is the government’s responsibility to run Parliament. This is not the first time this is happening. Earlier BJP had set this tradition of demanding resignation for everything and today they are saying Congress is trying to create hurdles. All know this is far from truth. That is why they are putting the blame on us. This is not right,” Kharge said.Congress has stalled both the Houses of Parliament and no serious business has taken place during the ongoing Monsoon session which started on July 21. Many important legislations like the Land Bill, GST bill and Real Estate Bill are pending for passage. Another Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, however, blamed Congress for trying to stall the country’s growth and progress by not allowing Parliament to function.”Unfortunately, Congress is trying to politically stall the country’s progress and stands exposed now. The way Congress is behaving, it is clear that it is not ready to see or accept the ground realities. While Home Minister was making a statement on Gurdaspur terrorist incident, Congress was raising slogans against the Prime Minister. This is height of political bankruptcy. Their political propaganda stands exposed. Congress should do some introspection. We want Parliament to function and we are trying,” he said.

Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan to hold all party meeting ahead of Monsoon Session

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will be holding an ‘all party meeting’ of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the Monsoon Session of the Parliament on Monday.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will be holding an ‘all party meeting’ of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the Monsoon Session of the Parliament on Monday. On Sunday, top leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) met at the Prime Minister’s official 7 Race Course Road residence here to discuss party strategy ahead of the monsoon session of the Parliament. Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj and Venkaiah Naidu, along with BJP president Amit Shah were among those who showed up for the meeting.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The party leadership reportedly discussed the strategy for the session as opposition parties have closed their ranks against the government on various issues including Vyapam scam, Lalit Modi controversy and the Socio Economic and Caste Census. Ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament commencing on Tuesday, rival fronts could be seen reinforcing battlelines, indicating disruption in the timeline for government’s legislative business.As a belligerent Congress spelt out its “sack the scam tainted or face hurdles for bills” stand, the BJP armed itself to “aggressively” counter the Opposition.Senior BJP leaders held a series of high-level meetings to prepare the treasury bench to brace itself for the likely storm in Parliament. With the Opposition gearing up to corner the government on the Lalit Modi row, Vyapam scam and other issues, BJP chief ministers – Vasundhara Raje and Shivraj Singh Chouhan – were in Delhi to meet party president Amit Shah and other leaders. The meetings were aimed at laying the groundwork for fortifying the government’s house strategy to brazen it out, party sources said.

Somnath Chatterjee to be back in CPI(M) soon

Seven years after his expulsion, veteran Marxist and former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee is likely to be reinducted into the CPI(M) shortly.

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Seven years after his expulsion, veteran Marxist and former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee is likely to be reinducted into the CPI(M) shortly.The homecoming of the 86-year-old former MP, who had served 10 terms in Lok Sabha, is on the basis of a recommendation by the party’s West Bengal state unit, highly-placed sources in the party said.The recommendation was under the active consideration of the CPI(M)’s top leadership, they said.For the second time in three weeks, party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury will share dais with Chatterjee at his hometown Bolpur tomorrow at a Shantiniketan college function, where the former has spent over Rs one crore from his MPLAD funds.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Earlier this month, Chatterjee had joined Yechury and top West Bengal party leaders including Biman Basu and Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee at a programme to mark the 102nd birth anniversary of party patriarch Jyoti Basu.The move to reinduct Chatterjee comes after the Kerala unit recommended bringing home another Marxist veteran KR Gowri Amma, who would rejoin the party at a function scheduled on August 19 at Alappuzha.94-year old Gowri Amma’s reinduction into the party fold also comes after Yechury has taken over the mantle of the CPI(M), which has decided that such cases should be decided and recommended by the respective state units.Chatterjee, who turns 86 on July 29, was expelled in July 2008 after he had refused to quit the post of the Speaker in the aftermath of the Left parties withdrawing support from the UPA-I government in protest over the Indo-US nuclear deal.Earlier, when Yechury was asked about the reinduction of Chatterjee, he had replied: “there are certain methodologies for such cases. Those methodologies are already taking place. You will get to know about it soon.”Chatterjee’s expulsion had come after he had decided to continue as Speaker, ignoring the party’s directive to resign, maintaining that as the Lok Sabha Speaker he was above party politics given the nature of the post.Gowri Amma is the only surviving member of the country’s first Communist government that came to power in Kerala in 1957 under the leadership of legendary EMS Nampoodiripad.The CPI(M) had sacked her in 1994, after which she had formed her own party, the Janathipathiya Samrakshana Samithy (JSS), and allied with the Congress-led UDF in Kerala. At the August 19 ceremony, JSS would also formally merge with the CPI(M).

No salary hike for MPs: Govt scraps recommendation by Parliamentary panel

A day after after a parliamentary panel pitched for almost a 100% salary hike for Members of Parliament, the government has reportedly scrapped the recommendation. The Indian Express on Friday reported that the committee will meet on 16 July again to decide on an Action Taken Report (ATR) and “no government representative will be present at that meeting.”

The parliamentary panel on Thursday had also recommended to hike pension for former MPs by almost 75%. Out of 65 recommendations of the panel, the government on Friday shot down 18 proposals and did not agree to 15. The IE report also said that the government will decide on 3 recommendations later “while in four cases, there is no need to change existing rules.”

The panel, headed by BJP leader Yogi Adityanath, has 15 members. “A hike has been long overdue. The salary at present is Rs.50,000 which is not a lot in present times,” a member of parliament told IANS on Thursday.

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Apart from 100% salary hike, other recommendations of the committee included: 50,000 free calls from an allotted landline phone, 50,000 units of free electricity and 4,000 kilo-litres of free water.

The Rs 2,000 daily allowance during sessions was recommended to be doubled to Rs 4,000. The panel had also suggested that the health benefits the lawmakers avail via the Central Government Health Scheme should be extended to their children and grandchildren as well.

Informed sources said some MPs submitted to the panel that while they were given a first class ticket to travel by train, their companions, even if it was the spouse, can travel only second class. The panel had also advocated first class tickets for companions and also suggested first class train tickets for ex-MPs and their spouses. Reportedly, the government has “not accepted” any of these recommendations.

Quoting sources, IE report said: “…recommendations “not agreed” included diplomatic passports for former MPs; First AC facility to an MP’s companion; local telephone when an MP is abroad; exemption from toll to former MPs; permission for former MPs to travel in First AC along with spouse or companion; providing canteen facility to MPs for purchase of items of daily needs.”

While th issue created outrage across media on Thursday, former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Friday said that the issue should be addressed by an independent pay commission exclusively meant for MPs.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Chatterjee said, “After I became Lok Sabha Speaker, I had called a meeting of all parties on the issue and they agreed with my proposal that there should be a separate pay commission for MPs. Thereafter, I sent a note to the then PM (Manmohan Singh) accordingly saying that let it be done in a manner that nobody can raise a question about the MPs’ role in it.” But the suggestion remained just a suggestion, as the Cabinet finally did not agree to it.

Past data shows the last hike for Indian MPs increased their salaries by over three times. A bill passed by the Lok Sabha in 2010 hiked salaries of parliamentarians from Rs 16,000 to Rs 50,000 per month, IANS reported.

According to data compiled by PRS Legislative Research, till 1985, the monthly salary was Rs 1,000, Rs 1,500 between 1985-1996, and Rs 4,000 per month between 1998-2001. The next hike was again steep, fixing the salary of parliamentarians at Rs 12,000 between 2001-2005. Between 2006-2008, the salary was Rs 16,000, before it was raised to Rs 50,000 between 2009-2013. At present, the highest paid government office is that of Chairman of Competition Commission of India at Rs 3.70 lakh per month.

The President of India gets a salary of Rs 1.5 lakh per month, vice president Rs 1.25 lakh per month and governors Rs 1.10 lakh per month. The prime minister gets the same salary as parliamentarians, but with additional perks.

With IANS inputs

Keep yoga away from politics, controversies: Sumitra Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday said yoga should be kept away from politics and unnecessary controversies as it is an ancient Indian exercise regime involving body and mind.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday said yoga should be kept away from politics and unnecessary controversies as it is an ancient Indian exercise regime involving body and mind.”Yoga is an ancient exercise regime to keep body and mind healthy. It should not be mixed with politics or dragged into controversies,” she said. Mahajan, the MP from Indore, was speaking to reporters at a function organised by the local civic body.The first International Yoga Day will be celebrated on June 21 and governments at the Centre and states are making preparations to make it a grand success.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The United Nations, too, has recognised the importance and relevance of yoga and fixed June 21 for its annual international commemoration. The world body’s decision has enhanced India’s prestige in the comity of nations, Mahajan maintained.Asked about the Sushma Swaraj-Lalit Modi controversy, Mahajan said the Foreign Minister and some other Union Ministers have already given statements on the row and she would not like to comment on the issue.The veteran Parliamentarian, however, added that she knows Swaraj at personal level for several years.

Lok Sabha: Uproar over demand for separate Telangana HC

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha witnessed an uproar on Tuesday following a Telangana member’s demand for a separate high court in the state.

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As soon as the house assembled, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan mourned the death of 20 passengers in a bus accident in Madhya Pradesh.

Soon after the house observed a minute’s silence, members from Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) raised the issue of a separate high court for Telangana but the speaker asked them to maintain silence.

She asked the members to raise the issue during zero hour, but the TRS members continued their with their demand, leading to the adjournment of the house for 10 minutes.

Parliamentary Affairs Miniter M Venkaiah Naidu told the house that the government is ready for a separate high court in Telangana, but the matter is subjudice as public interest litigations have been filed.

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Somnath Chatterjee describes political situation in Bengal ‘suffocating’

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Friday described the political situation in West Bengal as “suffocating”.”In this state of West Bengal we have been thrown into a politics of violence. The way the state machinery is being run people are forced to keep off from politics,” Chatterjee said at a meeting by the Birbhum district Left Front.”We are now passing through a suffocating situation,” the former CPI(M) leader said alleging people have no democratic rights. Chatterjee further alleged, that through unprecedented “State-sponsored torture” and by applying administrative power, “The rule of party” has been thrust on the masses citing incidents in recent time, but did not elaborate

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