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Rahul Gandhi refuses to apologise for his rape remarks, claims Modi had called Delhi 'rape capital'

Under attack for his rape remarks, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said he would never apologise and instead demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi put out his old video in which he claimed that Delhi had turned into a "rape capital" under the UPA dispensation.

Rahul promises Rs 2 lakh loan waiver,Rs 2,500 MSP for paddy if opposition alliance voted to power

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Not worried over slow rate of GDP growth: Pranab Mukherjee

Mukherjee, who also served as the finance minister in the UPA government, further ...

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  • Speaking in the Upper House, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the authority would also be responsible for regulating any other IFSC centre which comes up in the country in future as well. She was responding to Congress member Jairam Ramesh who said the authority has been set up to just cater to one centre in Gandhinagar.

    During the debate in the Rajya Sabha on the bill seeking Parliamentary nod for additional or supplementary spending in the current fiscal, Congress, Left and TMC raised the issue of non-payment of the GST compensation. The FM said the Centre was committed to discharging its obligation and asserted that "no one should have any doubt".

    "... we are bringing several regulators together as one unit to the limited extent of dealing with various institutions which are present in the IFSC," Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said. All the laws of land, including the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, will apply. The unified authority will act as a single-window for regulating various financial activities in the IFSC, she said.

    Assam is unique because for the past 600 years, we have had people from all communities, ethnic tribes, come and stay together because of the Assamese identity, but now, we are scared that we Assamese people will become a minority," said Barua.

    "The mobile phone mess was the scam-tainted legacy of UPA. We have set it right, expanded mobile telephony with consumer satisfaction. Also Committed to making BSNL/ MTNL professional and profitable," Prasad said a day after Congress alleged that private operators were set to gain Rs 36,000 crore every month from the tariff hikes.

    The government believes data and voice calls will be the cheapest in the world and lower than four years ago.

    The BJP leader mocked the Congress saying "it is BJP- led government's 'vikas gadi' versus Congresss 'bail gadi'.

    Being a leader isn’t just about winning elections. It is also about performance. And while you can make this as complicated as you want, in simple terms, this performance can be judged on two simple criteria. A good Indian leader is someone who can keep everybody together and deliver great GDP growth.

    In a statement issued on Monday, the US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) alleged that the CAB enshrines a pathway to citizenship for immigrants that specifically excludes Muslims, setting a legal criterion for citizenship based on religion. "The CAB is a dangerous turn in the wrong direction," it said.

    The Minister said that the government follows a policy of disinvestment through minority stake sale and strategic disinvestment. So far, the government has given 'in-principal' approval for strategic disinvestment of 33 central public sector undertakings (CPSEs).

    "Three Rafale fighter aircraft have been handed over to the Indian Air Force (IAF) till date which are being used for training of IAF pilots and technicians in France," Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said in reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

    During the Question Hour, Congress member from Punjab Ravneet Singh Bittu sought a response from Shah on why Rajoana was pardoned. Bittu is the grandson of Beant Singh. The decision was taken as a "humanitarian gesture" on the occasion of 550th birth celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the officials had said.

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