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Opposition protests against GST in Parliament, demands urgent debate

New Delhi: Opposition MPs in the Parliament were seen protesting against the new GST rates that came into effect on July 18. The Monsoon session of the Parliament began on Monday. “This morning in the Rajya Sabha the Opposition led by the Congress demanded an URGENT debate on price rise and senseless GST rates on...

Congress takes a dig at Centre after Nitin Gadkari’s suggestion on increasing vaccine supply

The Congress on Wednesday took a dig at the Union government after minister Nitin Gadkari suggested at an event that more pharmaceutical companies should be allowed to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines to increase supply. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said the suggestion given by Gadkari was already suggested by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a letter...

Congress criticises Centre for forcing state govts to buy Covishield at Rs 400 per shot

The Congress has hit out at the Narendra Modi government for forcing the state governments to buy Covishield manufactured by the Serum Institute of India at Rs 400 per shot whereas the Centre will continue to buy it for Rs 150 per jab. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has criticised the Union government saying that the...