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Rajasthan HC restricts OBC quota bill’s implementation

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan high court on Thursday restricted the state government from implementing the OBC Reservation Bill 2017, which hikes the quota given to Other Backward Classes from 21% to Continue reading

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Full list of revised cabinet Ministers

Here are the revised portfolios of the ministers:

CABINET MINISTERS

1.Rajnath Singh: Minister of Home Affairs.

2.Sushma Swaraj: Minister of External Affairs.

3.Arun Jaitley: Minister of Finance; Minister of Corporate Affairs.

 

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Live-in couples and widows should be allowed to avail surrogacy service

NEW DELHI :  Live-in couples and widows should be allowed to avail surrogacy service in addition to legally married Indian couples, a parliamentary panel said on Thursday and pitched for providing “adequate and reasonable” monetary compensation to surrogate mothers. Continue reading

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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi elected Pak interim Prime Minister

On Tuesday, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a loyalist of Nawaz Sharif, elected Prime Minister by Pakistan’s National Assembly. Abbasi will continue as the interim PM till Shehbaz Sharif is elected as a National Assembly member.

The special session of the National Assembly was called by President Mamnoon Hussain after the court disqualified Sharif in a Continue reading

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At Midnight, PM Modi and President Mukherjee welcomed “Goods and Simple Tax”

NEWDELHI: Pressing a button at the stroke of midnight on Friday, President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched India’s biggest tax reform from the historic central hall of Parliament, cheered on by some of the country’s top names in politics, business and law.

It was a luxury welcome for the long-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST), ending a 14-year struggle to enlist political support for a move that will replace some 20 federal and state levies and unify a country of 1.3 billion people into one of the world’s biggest common markets. Continue reading

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Parliament’s monsoon session to begin on July 17

The monsoon session of Parliament will commence from July 17, the day the President’s election is scheduled. The recommendation was made at the meeting of cabinet committee on parliamentary affairs, which met on Friday, sources said.

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source: Hindustan Times

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