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Lok Sabha session adjourned sine die

New Delhi: The Monsoon Session of the Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die on Friday after 19 sittings that saw the passage of 14 legislations, including the Banking (Amendment) Bill, and the susp-ension of six Congress members for “highly unbecoming” behaviour.             

 

9 bills passed in Upper house this session

New Delhi: The Monsoon Session of the RS came to an end on Friday after passing nine Bills and debates on a number of crucial issues like lynchings and the agrarian crisis facing the country.

 

‘steps taken against shell companies’

New Delhi: Speedy steps are being taken against shell companies but a balance needs to be maintained between the ease of doing business and ensuring that the firms are not misused, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said.  Jaitley told the LS that there is no definition for shell companies under the Companies Act but such enitities are used for round tripping of money.

 
 
 

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