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Narendra Modi seeks all-party consensus on GST bill

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged an all-party meeting on Sunday to pass the constitutional amendment bill for the goods and services tax (GST), as members of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) claimed the government was close to mustering the majority needed to do so in the Upper House.

“We represent both the people and our political parties. We must keep national interests above everything else," Modi told the meeting called on the eve of the monsoon session of Parliament. Read more.

Congress demands all-party meet on Kashmir

The Congress on Sunday lashed at the Central government for not taking the opposition on board and demanded an all-party meeting on the current situation in Kashmir. The party also accused the security forces of using “disproportionate force" on protesters in the Valley.

“They (government) have a style. They don’t talk to anyone. They don’t talk in Parliament. Whether there are issues of foreign policy, they never tried to talk to us. But on Kashmir, there is need to talk to thousands of people," said senior party leader Salman Khurshid at a press conference in Srinagar. Read more.

NDA’s checklist for the poor

The NDA government has termed itself “pro-poor" and “pro-business". It says it will fight poverty through empowerment and not entitlement, unlike the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. Mint reviews the programmes launched by the NDA in the last two years. Read more.

Turkey widens crackdown on military, judiciary after failed coup

Turkey widened its crackdown on suspected supporters of a failed military coup on Sunday, taking the number of people rounded up from among the armed forces and judiciary to 6,000, with the Turkish government saying it was in full control of the country and the economy.

Overnight, supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rallied in public squares, at Istanbul airport and outside his palace in a show of defiance after the coup attempt killed at least 265 people. Read more.

Today in Parliament

In the Rajya Sabha today, minister of labour and employment Bandaru Dattatreya will move The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012 to be taken into consideration, while Union home minister Rajnath Singh will move The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016.

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