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hang

verb condemn to death, corporal punishment, deprive of life, dispose of by death, end the life of a connemned, inflict capital punishment, inflict mortal punishhent, kill, murder, punish by death, punish with death, put to death, put to death according to law, slay, snuff out the life of, terminate the life of
Associated concepts: death by lethal injection, death penalty, electric chair, gas chamber, right to life
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It could for instance move with urgency on the anti- corruption Bill that has been hanging fire.
The proposal had been forwarded by the finance ministry last November but was hanging fire during Ashwini Kumar's tenure as law minister.
The Bill for raising the FDI ceiling in the insurance sector to 49 per cent from the current 26 per cent has been hanging fire for a long time and was scheduled to be introduced in the current session as part of the financial sector reforms to lure more foreign investment.
Antony, is also likely to take a call on the fate of procurement plan for 197 helicopters which has been hanging fire for several months because of allegations of wrongdoings.
The Raju- Jaitley meeting took place on Thursday afternoon after five BJP MPs, Anant Kumar Dattatreya, Shivkumar Chanabasappa Udasi, Suresh Angedi, Virendar Kashyap and Ramesh Bais, escalated their opposition to four pieces of legislation that have been hanging fire in the Parliament for almost three years now.
Top government sources confirmed the Bill hanging fire due to opposition from various quarters, including the Opposition and civil rights activists, is to come up for discussion in the cabinet meeting on Thursday.
The two locomotive factories are hanging fire for a while and need a heavy private investment for which the PM has been pushing hard.
But the department seems to be in a grip of policy inertia, which is evident from the fact that though the IDPL was declared sick in 1992, its revival plan is still hanging fire," the committee said.
The final modalities of a liberal visa regime were agreed upon by officials during a joint working group meeting in October 2011, but it has been hanging fire since then.
SIMILARLY, a slew of financial reforms including hiking the FDI limit in the insurance sector and the setting up of the Pension Funds Regulatory and Development Authority have been hanging fire.