Dialogue only on accepted principle of civilised behaviour: Sonia Gandhi

Friday, January 18th, 2013
Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: Soon after External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said this morning that India would not let the recent tension along the Line of Control upset the peace process with Pakistan, Sonia Gandhi, president of the ruling Congress added, “Let us be very clear, dialogue must be based on accepted principles of civilised behaviour.” Earlier this […]

PM’s dinner for BJP leaders fails to end stalemate on FDI

Friday, November 23rd, 2012
Manmohan Advani

New Delhi: Three top BJP leaders dined on Thursday night at the 7 Race Course Road residence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is making efforts to ensure that the winter session of Parliament is not lost to the standoff between the government and the opposition over the Foreign Direct Investment or FDI in multi-brand […]

Arvind Kejriwal targets HSBC, Mukesh Ambani over black money

Friday, November 9th, 2012
Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Activist-turned-politican Arvind Kejriwal today accused industrialists Mukesh and Anil Ambani, Jet Airways owner Naresh Goyal and Congress MP Annu Tandon of allegedly siphoning crores of black money to the Geneva branch of HSBC Bank,  which he accused of “openly and brazenly running a hawala racket in India.” Mr Kejriwal described Ms Tandon as […]

Congress’ ‘Samvad Baithak’ begins in Surajkund

Friday, November 9th, 2012
Samvad Baithak

New Delhi: Top leaders of the Congress party are meeting in Surajkund near Delhi for a day-long brainstorming session to discuss the current political situation and fine-tune strategy for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. The ‘Samwvad Baithak’ (dialogue meeting) comes at a critical juncture when the party is facing tough challenges at political and economic […]

‘Mindless negativity’ over corruption will damage India’s image: PM

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
Manmohan Singh

New Dehli : The government was committed to doing “everything possible to ensure transparency and accountability” but the negativity and pessimism sought to be created over the issue of corruption could do no good, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday. Addressing the 19th Conference of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and state anti-corruption […]

Karnataka stops release of water to Tamil Nadu

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
Manmohan Singh

Bangalore : Karnataka today stopped release of Cauvery water from the Krishna Raja Sagar dam citing depleted storage, hours after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made it clear only the CRA can review its order directing the state to release 9,000 cusecs to Tamil Nadu. “As per the direction of Irrigation Department heads, we have closed […]

Krishna urges PM to stop further release of water to TN

Saturday, October 6th, 2012
SM Krishna

Bangalore: Highlighting the “grim” situation in Cauvery basin, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna today appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to stop further release of water to Tamil Nadu and to seek a report from the team that has been deputed to assess the water situation. “I would kindly urge upon you to explore […]

Cauvery water dispute: BS Yeddyurappa plans protest march

Friday, October 5th, 2012
B S Yeddyurappa

Bangalore: Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa is expected to take out a massive rally in Bangalore against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s directive to the state to release 9,000 cusecs of water daily from the Cauvery to Tamil Nadu. Karnataka has erupted in protests ever since the Supreme Court gave a directive to the state […]

BJP amends constitution for Gadkari’s second term as BJP chief

Friday, September 28th, 2012
Nithin Gadkari

Haryana : Bowing to the wishes of the RSS, BJP today amended its constitution enabling the party president, state and district unit chiefs to get a second term, which paves the way for Nitin Gadkari to seek another term for the top post after he completes his present tenure in December. Senior BJP leader Rajnath […]

FDI in retail: Mamata Banerjee’s ministers to resign today, PM to address nation

Friday, September 21st, 2012
Mamata Banerjee

New Delhi: Mamata Banerjee’s ministers will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh around 3 pm today to resign from his government over the new reforms he cleared last week. They will then head to Rashtrapati Bhawan where they will formally withdraw their letter of support to the ruling UPA coalition in which Ms Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress […]