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GST: Naidu charges Cong with adopting double standards

Chennai: Claiming a “massive support” for the “very very simple” Goods and Services Tax (GST) Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu accused the Congress of “adopting double standards” on the new tax regime. He also assured that any doubts on the new taxation regime could be addressed, including discussing it in GST Council. “There is massive support for GST and people are happy,” Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Naidu said in

BJP hopeful of better times in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: The BJP-led NDA foresees smoother transaction of business in the Rajya Sabha from the Winter Session of Parliament as it is confident of getting its candidate elected to the post of Vice-President, who is the chairman of the Upper House. Things will turn more favourable for the government from the next year’s Budget Session when the BJP, which is currently behind the Congress in numbers in the Upper

Ruling AIADMK is broken egg: Cong MLA

Chennai: The three way split in the ruling AIADMK was yesterday likened to a ‘broken egg’ by Congress Legislature Party leader K R Ramasamy, who said that the divided ruling party cannot come together. Participating in the debate on grants for police, fire and rescue services, he said a broken egg cannot be brought back to its original shape, in a veiled reference to the three way split in the

Congress govt in Puducherry most corrupt: Amit Shah

Puducherry: The Congress-led Puducherry government headed by Chief Minister V Narayanasamy is the “most corrupt” government, BJP president Amit Shah said yesterday. Addressing a ‘Professionals Convention’ organised by the local BJP unit here, he also attacked the previous UPA government headed by Congress at the Centre for causing “policy paralysis” and said the Narendra Modi regime in contrast had “implemented various schemes for all sections of people and was free

BJP, Cong same on issues as Article 370: MP

Jind: BJP MP from Kurukshetra Raj Kumar Saini today said there is no difference between the BJP and the Congress when it comes to issues like Article 370 that grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The MP told reporters that, “When it comes to issues like population control and Article 370, the BJP and the Congress both are same.” The parliamentarian also hinted of launching a new party in

AIADMK, Cong spar over support for Kovind

Chennai: The ruling AIADMK and Opposition Congress sparred in the Tamilnadu Assembly over the former’s support to NDA’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind. However, it was a “white crows” remark by an AIADMK MLA which triggered the exchange of words between Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader K R Ramasamy and Cooperation Minister Sellur K Raju. During a debate in the Assembly yesterday, Jayankondam AIADMK MLA J K N Ramajeyalingam said

Only performers will get tickets for 2018: Rahul

Bengaluru:  Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi decried the trend of “outsiders” walking away with party tickets and made it clear that “performance” would be the main criteria in the choice of candidates for the 2018 Karnataka Assembly polls. He expressed reservations about “outsiders” getting tickets through “helicopter system”. “We have elections before us; I have told Venugopalji (general secretary in-charge of Karnataka) that whoever stands with the people and is working

DMK's Stalin hosts tea party for Rahul Gandhi

Chennai: DMK working president M K Stalin today hosted a tea party for Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi at his residence here. Gandhi, who arrived here to take part in the celebrations of DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s 94th birthday and the diamond jubilee of his legislative career, went to Stalin’s Alwarpet residence from the airport. According to DMK sources, the Congress vice-president had a closed-door meeting with Stalin for about

Sonia first to greet MK on his upcoming birthday

Chennai: Congress president Sonia Gandhi has greeted DMK chief M Karunanidhi and wished him good health and long life ahead of his 94th birthday on 3 June. Hailing Karunanidhi as one of the tallest among contemporary political leaders, she said it was not an easy task to remain at the helm of a political party for 48 continuous years. “It is quite possible that it is a record in politics

Prez polls politics

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is slowly but surely moving towards the majority mark for the presidential elections when the process for polls gets under way in July after Pranab Mukherjee demits office as President of India. The alliance, led by the BJP, got a shot in the arm last week when YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy announced his support for the alliance nominee who is yet to be chosen.

DMK asks farmers to defer Delhi stir

Chennai: DMK working president MK Stalin has urged the farmers from Tamilnadu staging a protest in Delhi to defer their agitation and take part in the 25 April bandh called by the opposition parties in the state in support of the drought-hit farmers. “They (the farmers protesting in Delhi) should take part in the bandh and support the other steps we are to going to take on behalf of all