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Rajasthan CM writes to PM Modi, seeks Rs 1 lakh cr package for States
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Rajasthan CM writes to PM Modi, seeks Rs 1 lakh cr package for States

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking urgent steps to empower the State governments.

Smriti's help brings succour to Amethi labourers stuck in Wayanad
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Smriti's help brings succour to Amethi labourers stuck in Wayanad

Thirty-five migrant workers, including many from Amethi, left stranded in Karuvarakundu in Malappuram district of Kerala amid the nationwide lockdown were evacuated with help from Union Minister Smriti Irani, who is the BJP MP from Amethi.

Cong welcomes cut in MPs' grants, flays MPLAD's suspension
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Cong welcomes cut in MPs' grants, flays MPLAD's suspension

The Congress has supported the reduction in allowances of members of Parliament and pensions of ex-MPs for one year by the government to augment funds for the battle against coronavirus, but criticised suspension of MPLAD (local area development) funds as "a huge disservice to the constituents".

Welcome salary cut for MPs but disapprove discontinuation of MPLAD fund: Randeep Surjewala
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Welcome salary cut for MPs but disapprove discontinuation of MPLAD fund: Randeep Surjewala

Congress leader Randeep Surjewala on Monday welcomed the salary cut for MPs but voiced his disapproval for the discontinuation of MP Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund for two years.

Cabinet approves 30% salary cut for MPs, MPLADS suspended
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Cabinet approves 30% salary cut for MPs, MPLADS suspended

The Union Cabinet on Monday approved an ordinance amending the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954 to reduce allowances and pension by 30 per cent with effect from April 1, for a year.

BJP Mahila Morcha member in UP suspended for indiscipline
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BJP Mahila Morcha member in UP suspended for indiscipline

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday suspended Manju Tiwari, president of Balrampur unit of BJP Mahila Morcha, for indiscipline.

SGPC, DSGMC to get rice, wheat at PDS rates
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SGPC, DSGMC to get rice, wheat at PDS rates

Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday said the Centre has allowed Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and Delhi Shiromani Gurdwara Management Committee to procure rice and wheat at the public distribution system (PDS) rates for serving the people hit by coronavirus.

Cabinet approves 30% salary cut for MPs, MPLADS suspended
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Cabinet approves 30% salary cut for MPs, MPLADS suspended

The Union Cabinet on Monday approved an ordinance amending the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954 to reduce allowances and pension by 30 per cent with effect from April 1, for a year.

Ahmed Patel welcomes cut in MPs' allowances
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Ahmed Patel welcomes cut in MPs' allowances

After the Union cabinet decided to reduce allowances of members of Parliament by 30 per cent for one year, Congress leader Ahmed Patel welcomed the step and said in difficult times it was necessary.

TN BJP celebrates party's 40th Foundation Day
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TN BJP celebrates party's 40th Foundation Day

The Tamil Nadu unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday celebrated the party's 40th Foundation Day in a simple manner with the nation fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

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