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Govt wants cleaner money for political parties: Jaitley

Finance Minister had capped anonymous cash donations to political parties at Rs 2,000 in budget.

22 Jul 2017 5:17 PM

Venkaiah: Cong's decision to boycott GST launch is 'unfortunate'

Congress declared on Thursday that it will not be attending the launch of the Goods and Services Tax on June 30.

30 Jun 2017 10:48 AM

GST midnight launch, a starry affair: here's a list of attendees

The midnight GST launch will see big names like Amitabh Bachchan, Ratan Tata grace the occasion.

30 Jun 2017 10:21 AM

Jaitley urges parties to 'broaden shoulders and own up' GST decision

Jaitley’s plea comes amid reports of political parties like Congress, Trinamool Congress and CPI boycotting the GST launch.

29 Jun 2017 6:16 PM

Naidu urges political parties to not politicise GST

He also said the long-term effects of the GST will be highly beneficial for the economy but it may have initial negative effects.

29 Jun 2017 5:51 PM


Govt to reveal electoral bonds scheme soon: Jaitley

Finance Minister praises Modi sayg PM has been decisive in taking steps with regard to demonetisation.

29 May 2017 10:03 AM

EC to hold 'live demo' of EVMs, VVPATs tomorrow

EC had said it would offer an 'opportunity' to political parties to prove that EVMs used in the recent Assembly polls were tampered with

19 May 2017 12:47 PM

MCD polls: Young candidates to play vital role

Recently, a survey was conducted asking whether the existing service delivery system had lived up to their expectations.

23 Apr 2017 1:38 AM

No cap on corporate contributions to political parties: Govt

Donations to political parties by firms are governed by provisions in the Companies Act.

11 Apr 2017 5:18 PM

EVM row: EC starts probe, MP govt opposes officers’ transfer

The three-member EC team headed by Andhra Pradesh CEO Bhanwar Lal is arriving in MP on Monday for the purpose.

03 Apr 2017 4:15 AM


UP: SP faces competition for Assembly seats

SP has given ticket to Anurag Yadav, cousin of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.

19 Feb 2017 5:01 PM

SP govt confident of win, says Mulayam Singh

Mulayam Singh cited the party’s support for the poor and the neglected to garner votes.

19 Feb 2017 3:54 PM

File I-T returns or lose tax exemption status, Govt tells political parties

The government is amending law to make the rule mandatory and also changing the law to keep the identity of the donor confidential.

02 Feb 2017 2:18 PM

Delhi HC agrees to hear plea against political parties offering pre-poll freebies

The petitioner has alleged that the promise of offering freebies to people is now a common feature during elections in India.

01 Feb 2017 12:23 PM

Desist from seeking votes in name of religion, caste: EC to political parties

It reminded them of a recent Supreme Court order that said such appeals amount to corrupt practice.

24 Jan 2017 8:31 PM


SEC may hike expenditure limit for polls

The political parties have always strongly demanded an increase in the poll expenditure limit.

22 Jan 2017 2:10 AM

Code of conduct puts posters in the dock

The civic official quoted earlier said, “Mr Rane was not present himself, but the men who interrupted our work were his supporters.

17 Jan 2017 1:22 AM

EC to ask I-T to look into finances of 200 political parties

The poll panel believes that most of them exist on papers to help people convert their back money into white by accepting donations.

21 Dec 2016 11:25 AM

Govt plans tax exemption threshold for political parties

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said many political parties do not contest elections but only accept donations and convert money.

21 Dec 2016 9:04 AM

EC: Stop all anonymous donations over Rs 2,000

Urges government to amend laws to cap political contributions.

19 Dec 2016 1:20 AM