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Winter Session: PM Modi Says Govt Is Ready To Discuss All Issues

With opposition seeking to rake up the issue of demonetisation in Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the government is ready to discuss all issues and hoped parties will contribute in completing the legislative agenda in the Winter session

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GST Council Likely To Finalise Tax Rates Shortly

The GST Council, which began 2-day deliberations in New Delhi on Thursday, is likely to shortly finalise a 4-tier tax structure with some tinkering of the Centre's proposal

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Congress’s Disruptionist Parliament Tactics To Be Made Campaign Issue By BJP

Rajya Sabha’s productivity, at the end of the session on Wednesday (23 December), stood at 50 per cent, whereas Lok Sabha’s stood at 102 per cent. Congress has a decisive presence in the Rajya Sabha whereas the BJP has the numbers in the Lok Sabha

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Winter Session A Case Of Missed Opportunities, Specially In RS

While the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha under pressure, the landmark GST bill will have to wait for a new date. Even the ones like real estate bill have not been considered. The Lower House, however, has passed some of the important bills

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Time Running Out As Govt Renews Talks With Congress On GST

Time is running out for the Narendra Modi government in this winter session, even as it resumed the outreach towards the Congress on the key indirect GST legislation, on Monday. The ongoing winter session of Parliament concludes on Dec 23.

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Arun Jaitley Apprehends Wash Out Of Winter session

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday apprehended a "wash out" of the current Winter session and invoked Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru to remind Congress of the responsibility of MPs for governance of the country through Parliament

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Intolerance Stalls Parliament

BW| Businessworld caught up with BJP Spokesperson Aman Sinha and Congress MP Sushmita Dev, and this is what they had to say on the big debatable issue of rising intolerance in India.

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After Monsoon Session Washout, Parliament’s Productivity This Session 95% So Far

PM Modi’s GST outreach was part of the same larger plan. Government managers also thought that if the Opposition still insisted on disrupting the Parliamentary proceedings, it would reflect poorly on them. Government managers were also seen engaging Opposition leaders – in and outside the House

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Hoping For A GST Breakthrough, Govt Walks Extra Mile To Address Opposition Concerns

There were at least two clear-cut instances of the government’s new-found accommodation towards the Opposition concerns in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday

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Govt Says Word 'Secularism' Misused; Sonia Gandhi Raises 'Intolerance'

The Winter session of Lok Sabha on Thursday (26 November) began with an animated debate on the Constitution during which the government said the word 'secularism' mentioned in it had been "misused" while the opposition, led by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, raked up the issue of 'intolerance'

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Constitution Debate Sets The Tone For Stormy Session On Intolerance Next Week

The combined Opposition wants both the Houses to adopt a resolution on intolerance. It remains to be seen if the government agrees for a resolution

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Will India Inc See A Spring Soon?

We will have to wait and watch as to how “co-operative federalism” and “political management” plays out. But if play gets underway, we are in for good time

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Five Reasons Why Parliament Will Stall, Again

A look at some of the factors that are going to lead to a paralysed Winter Session of the Parliament

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Support For Lower GST Rate Gaining Traction

The idea of setting a relatively low rate for a new sales tax seemed to be gaining traction on Wednesday, as politicians of all stripes met to debate what would be the country's biggest tax reform since Independence

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Narendra Modi Appeals To Opposition For Cooperation For Passage Of GST

Appealing to the Opposition for cooperation on the eve of the winter session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday made a strong pitch for early passage of the GST, saying it will be in the interest of the nation

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