Live: Ugly clash between BJP and TMC in Lok Sabha

Last Updated: Tue, Jul 08, 2014 16:11 hrs

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Ugly clash between BJP and TMC in Lok Sabha

A TMC MP claims some drunk BJP MPs tried to beat him in Parliament after the Rail Budget.

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Positive response from Swiss banks: Jaitley

There has been a "positive response" to some requests made by the Indian government to Swiss banks as far as black money stashed abroad is concerned, union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Tuesday.

Jaitley was responding to a question from Goa Rajya Sabha member Shantaram Naik over the issue, a statement said here.

Naik, a Congress MP, in his statement said to a question asked by him in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday, Jaitley said: "...several requests seeking information in respect of Indian nationals holding bank accounts in Swiss banks in specific cases have been made."

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Hindi not an 'official' language in Kerala assembly!

Hindi, which is India's national language, isn't an official language in the Kerala assembly, Deputy Speaker N. Sakthan told legislators who were taken aback.

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Mahatma Gandhi's statue to be installed in London's Parliament Square

Sixty-seven years after he led India to freedom from British rule, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi would be installed in Parliament Square in London by early next year.

The British Foreign Minister William Hague and Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne, who are on a visit here, today announced the plan for the statue of Gandhi, the inspiration for non-violent civil rights movements around the world.

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Loew laments Neymar's absence in semi-final

Germany coach Joachim Loew has lamented the absence of Brazil star Neymar from their World Cup semi-final here Tuesday.

At his pre-match press conference at the Mineirao stadium Monday, Loew wished the 22-year-old a speedy recovery after he suffered a fractured vertebra in Brazil's 2-1 victory over Colombia in Fortaleza.

"Before we talk about ourselves I want to say something about Neymar. We are very sorry that he is injured," Loew said.

"It is something serious for him, for the team and the country. It's a terrible situation. We would love to have seen him on the pitch and I wish a good and speedy recovery. I hope he comes back soon," he added.

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Time for India, UK to clinch deals: Lord Paul

As two of UK's senior-most ministers visit India, leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has said it is time for action to clinch potential deals between the two countries.

Amid the ongoing high-profile India visit of foreign secretary William Hague and Chancellor George Osborne, Paul stressed that they must act on long-discussed plans such as the UK's interest in developing the lucrative Bangalore-Mumbai Economic Corridor (BMEC).

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Amit Shah set to be the next BJP President

The Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to choose its next national president. Senior BJP leader Amit Shah's name has almost been finalised for the post, say TV reports

BJP Parliamentary board is likely to meet this week to nominate Shah as the next party president. The board meeting is likely to take place between July 9 and 11 before Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for the BRICS Summit.

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Nifty, Sensex hit life-time highs on Budget hopes

Continuing their record-breaking spree, markets today hit new record highs with the Nifty breaching the 7,800-level for the first time and the BSE Sensex scaling another peak of 26,190.44 on hopes of growth-oriented measures in the Budget.

The 50-issue Nifty crossed the 7,800-level for the first time by gaining 21.70 points, or 0.27 per cent, to trade at an all-time high of 7,808.85, surpassing its previous intra-day high of 7,792.00 touched yesterday. It had gained over 72 points in the last two days.

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NATO chief to discuss Wales summit with Obama

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will discuss preparations for this September's Summit in Wales and the implications of Russia's actions in Ukraine on Allied security with US President Barack Obama during three-day US visit starting Monday.

At the Wales Summit NATO will reaffirm its commitment to collective defence and take further steps to ensure that the Alliance is prepared to face any threat, with the right resources, capabilities and training, Xinhua quoted NATO as saying in a statement.

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Congress threatens stir on toll hike issue

Congress Monday threatened to launch an agitation if the toll hike for commercial vehicles entering Delhi was not rolled back immediately and a fresh tender for selecting concessionaire was not issued within next 15 days.

The 36.4 per cent hike in the toll tax came into effect from July 1, said leader of the Opposition in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation Mukesh Goel, claiming that despite the hike, the three civic bodies are incurring "huge losses".

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RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav to be deputed to the BJP

In a major decision after the BJP-led NDA government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) decided to depute its spokesperson and member of its Akhil Bhartiya Karyakari Mandal Ram Madhav to the BJP, Monday.

The decision was taken by top RSS leaders during its ongoing brainstorming session from July 1-8, at the Jain pilgrimage centre of Mohankheda in Dhar district.

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Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda's to present his maiden Rail Budget

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Having done a pre-Budget hike of 14.2 percent in passenger fares and raised freight rates, Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda's will present his maiden Rail Budget on Tuesday.

Union Railway Minister is likely to adopt a realistic approach in announcing new trains, lines and survey in view of the cash crunch of Rs 26,000 crore.

With the growth in passenger earnings declining, railways is likley to spell out its strategy to earn additional revenue to reach the target in the current fiscal.

While many unviable projects may be scrapped, Gowda will also announce some new projects on priority basis in the Rail Budget 2014-15.

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