As Cong-JD(S) spar over portfolios, administration comes to a grinding halt in Karnataka

It appeared as though the deadlock had been broken by the Congress and JD(S), but the issue is now back to square one. The tussle over who gets to keep the finance portfolio in the Karnataka government continues with both sides insisting that they must get it.

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How GST consensus was won: Behind the scenes

GSTNew Delhi, Aug 3: The Goods and Services Taxes Bill is set to pass the test of the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Following this there would be a lot of parties which would claim credit for it.
For the Government it was no easy task to ensure a consensus on this issue and the behind the scene negotiations were crucial for the bill to be finally passed in the Rajya Sabha.

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AgustaWestland: CBI wants polygraph test on accused

AgustaWestland_LogoNew Delhi, June 7: The Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate which have been probing the AgustaWestland case want to subject some of the accused persons to a polygraph test in a bid to unearth more information.
CBI officials say that they would approach the court soon and seek permission to conduct a polygraph test.

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BSF has a changed strategy on the Indo-Pak border

bsf1New Delhi, Jan 22: The Border Security Force (BSF), which faced a lot of flak following the Pathankot attack, has decided to implement a host of measures to spruce up vigil along the Indo-Pak border.
There have been allegations of drug smuggling being rampant along the Indo-Pak border as a result of which even the terrorist infiltrations have gone unchecked.

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Pathankot: Punjab SP, his cook and friend will be brought face to face for probe

Pathankot, Jan 12: The Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police, Salwinder Singh, his cook Madan Gopal and friend Rajesh Varma will be questioned together by the National Investigation Agency in New Delhi.
All the three of them were abducted by the terrorists who carried out the Pathankot terror attack. The Pathankot story begins with the SP and hence it is extremely important that he gives us the right version, an NIA official informed OneIndia.

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Transparency in finances of political parties must for good governance

notesNew Delhi, Dec 9: Transparency in the finances of political parties is a must as the lack of the same will affect both governance and the trust of the people, several persons including the former Chief Election Commissioner of India Dr S Y Quaraishi noted. At a round table organised by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), P K Dash, former Director-General (Expenditure) at the Election Commission of India, who is currently the Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, felt that the current laws on finances and functioning of political parties is ambivalent.

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The Indian Mujahideen in ISIS clothing

terorBengaluru, Dec 3: For the ISIS, Narendra Modi is the president of the India.
An e-book released supposedly by the ISIS which gives guidelines on how to wage a war in India, there reference made to Modi cites him as the President and not the Prime Minister.
While terming Modi as a Hindu leader, the book also states that he is a worshipper of weapons. Further it also notes that Modi is worshipping weapons so that he can train his guns against the Muslims.

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Jayalalithaa disproportionate assets case adjourned to November 23

jayaChennai, Oct 12: The Supreme Court on Monday will take up the appeal filed against the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case on November 23.
The appeal filed by the Karnataka government came up before the Supreme Court and after time had been sought to file replies, the matter has been posted for further hearing on November 23.

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Death sentence in India: Presidential panel on mercy petitions sought

10-1444473348-deathsentenceNew Delhi, Oct 10: The Status of Mercy Petitions in India” highlights that even if the Law Commission of India’s recommendations to “abolish death penalty for all crimes other than terrorism related offences and waging war” were to be implemented in too, death penalty shall still remain in the statute books in India.

The report was released at a function in New Delhi addressed by Justice A P Shah, former Chairman of the Law Commission of India, Satyabrata Pal, former member of the National Human Rights Commission, Cesare Onestini, Deputy Head of the Delegation of European Union to India and Suhas Chakma, Coordinator of the National Campaign for Abolition of Death Penalty in India.

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