Mamata Banerjee not to share dais with PM, Sonia Gandhi

Saturday, March 16th, 2013
Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has refused to share the dais with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in Malda on Saturday. Both Dr Singh and Sonia Gandhi will be in Malda in West Bengal for a brief 90-minute visit today, during which the PM will lay the foundation […]

Italy’s refusal to send back marines unacceptable:PM

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
Manmohan singh

New Delhi : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today termed as “unacceptable” Italy’s refusal to send its two marines back to India where they were facing trial for killing two fishermen and said the issue will be taken up with that country. Singh conveyed this to delegations of Kerala MPs from Left and Congress, who met […]

PM lambasts NDA for using vile language

Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Manmohan Singh

New Delhi : An unusually combative Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday launched a sharp attack on the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and exuded confidence that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) would return to power based on his government’s performance in the last 10 years. Singh used economics to demonstrate superior performance of his government. “Our […]

Chopper deal: Cameron promises help after PM airs concern

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
Manmohan Singh

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday raised serious concerns over the AugustaWestland helicopter deal during talks with his British counterpart David Cameron. “I conveyed our concerns about allegations of unethical means used in AugustaWestland contract for purchase of helicopters,” Manmohan Singh said after meeting Cameron. The Indian Prime Minister also said that his […]

Govt divided over move to cancel VVIP chopper deal

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
Salman Khurshid

New Delhi : The UPA government’s trepidation over the fate of the Rs 3,546 crore contract to buy 12 AugustaWestland VVIP helicopters is out in the open after Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid expressed his reservation on the defence ministry’s plan to scrap the deal. A leading English newspaper reported on Tuesday that Khurshid is of […]

Gujarat CM pitches for politics of growth

Thursday, February 7th, 2013
Narendra Modi

New Delhi : Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday invoked the aspirations of young India during his maiden address to college students here in the  capital by asserting that he wants to pursue politics of development instead of vote bank politics which he said has “ruined” the nation.  Modi had two important engagements, and […]

Cabinet approves death penalty in extreme cases of rape

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
death penalty in rape cases

New Delhi : Rape that leads to death of the victim or leaving her in a vegetative state can now attract death penalty under an ordinance cleared by the Union Cabinet on Friday night in a bid to fast-track stringent amendments to the criminal laws to check crime against women. The ordinance, based on the […]

BJP threatens to stall Parliament over Shinde, Congress backs him

Friday, January 25th, 2013

The Manmohan Singh government’s free fall continues. With the ruling coalition hamstrung by corruption and misgovernance, its popularity ratings have been on a downward spiral. The trend persists in the latest India Today-Nielsen “Mood of the Nation” poll. If elections were to be held on Thursday, the survey predicts, the Congress-led alliance would get 152-162 […]

Mamata shocker: ‘Should I go beat up the PM?’

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
Mamata Banerjee

Canning : Stepping up her anti-Centre tirade, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said she had met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh several times to protest against fertiliser price hike but to no avail, and she could not do anymore. “I have met the Prime Minister 10 times. I cannot do more than this. […]

At ‘Chintan Shivir’, Congress leaders pitch for Rahul Gandhi as PM candidate

Saturday, January 19th, 2013
Rahul Gandhi

Jaipur : The stage is all set for Rahul Gandhi to take a “bigger role” in the Congress as well as government with the party’s all-powerful Congress Working Committee (CWC) likely to discuss the issue on the final day of the Congress’ Chintan Shivir in Jaipur today, sources have said. “The CWC is likely to […]