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MPs get 300% hike, still unhappy
Want 500% hike even as Cabinet okays raise in salary from Rs 16,000 to Rs 50,000
New Delhi, August 20
Even as the government today hiked the salaries of Members of Parliament by over 300 per cent, the members from various parties expressed their unhappiness over the decision and even stalled the proceedings in the Lok Sabha seeking more money.

315 crorepati MPs in 15th Lok Sabha!
New Delhi, August 20
Our honourable MPs have been bombarded with criticism following the Cabinetís nod to the three-fold salary-hike. And now that many of them are agitating for a bigger hike, the common man is wondering when they would get down to resolving issues like soaring inflation staring in the face of the country.

Parliament House is reflected on an MPís Jaguar (Rs 1 crore plus segment). Such cars are a common sight during sessions.

RICH LIVING: Parliament House is reflected on an MPís Jaguar (Rs 1 crore plus segment). Such cars are a common sight during sessions. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

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Govt keeps nuke Bill just the way BJP 
wants it
New Delhi, August 20
The UPA government today gave in to the demands of the Opposition and amended the Nuclear Liability Bill suitably to ensure that the obligations of the suppliers of equipment are not diluted in case of an accident.

H-1B visa?
Shell out more

Washington, August 20
The steep hike in H-1B and L1 visa fee, which would cost Indian IT firms an additional $ 250 million annually, has come into effect from August 14, the US said today. The US move comes in the midst of protests by India that the increase incorporated in the Border Security Bill is discriminatory against Indian companies and needed to be amended.

Sukna scam: Gen Rath to be court martialled
New Delhi, August 20
The Indian Army has ordered a court martial against former commander of the Darjeeling-based 33 crops, Lieut Gen PK Rath for the alleged wrong doing in issuing a no-objection certificate (NoC) for construction an educational institution on land adjacent to the Sukhna military station near Darjeeling. The NoC was issued to real estate dealer for building an educational institution on a 70-acre piece of land adjacent to the military station.

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Growing domestic opposition to a nuclear pact with New Delhi may mar the agreement
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