Jayanti Natarajan succeeded Jairam Ramesh as the environment minister, and this has surprised many. In an interview with CNBC-TV18, political analyst Yogendra Yadav said, taking Jairam Ramesh out of environment ministry is not positive.
Eminent journalists N Ram of The Hindu and Shobhana Rao of The Hindustan Times say the UPA government is not in a position to rid all those suspected of corruption, nor will it sever its ties with the DMK.
Even as the Congress deals with the Telangana crisis, the imminent Cabinet reshuffle is making some of its old-timers preempt their next move.
Samajwadi Party today slammed the Mayawati government for issuing suspension and dismissal threats to honest officials in the name of improving law and order in the state and said it would not serve any purpose.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has decided to finally break his silence amidst criticism that he has been quiet over the Lokpal issue. He will be meeting editors on Wednesday, this, even as he gets ready to reshuffle his team. Sources say it's expected to be a major one.
New Delhi, Jun 21 (PTI) Railway Ministry will remain with the Trinamool Congress and there was no pressure from Congress on the issue, said party chief Mamata Banerjee here today.
The UPA Government is in a damage control mode and has deferred the Monsoon Session of Parliament by a fortnight. The Government has decided to convene the session from August 1 to September 8.
Chief Minister Jayalalitha's press conference in Delhi took the nation by surprise and made front page headlines. But was she right to demand Home Minister Chidambaram's resignation? Did she strike a new note regarding the DMK? Has she left the door open for a future alliance with Congress? Experts discuss.
JD-S leader H D Kumaraswamy today alleged that Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa made fresh attempts to "buy peace" with him in a bid to bring an end to the slugfest between them.
Fresh from her electoral victory, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today gave indications that she could consider a possible tie-up with Congress if it makes an approach after severing ties with ally DMK.
The Monsoon session of Parliament is likely to be convened in second week of July and would have a duration of four to five weeks. In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Shobhana Bhartia, Member of Parliament - Rajya Sabha said important bills are lined up for the Monsoon session, but there may not be too much legislation.
The opposition today continued their boycott of Legislative Assembly proceedings, demanding resignation of Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and Speaker K G Bopaiah in view of "strictures" passed against them by Supreme Court while quashing the disqualification of 16 MLAs.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin today appointed 20 Parliamentary Secretaries to assist him in the functioning of his government.
On Sunday UPA-2 marked its second anniversary in office. Is it living up to the high expectations of 2009 or has it been disappointing? Experts discuss.
How does the CPM view its defeat in Kerala and Bengal? In an interview with CNBC-TV18's Karan Thapar, CPM politburo member and Rajya Sabha MP Sitaram Yechury, answers.
The new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalaithaa pleasantly surprised the media by keeping up her promise to meet the press every week! In her interaction with the press, she reiterated that the government will revive cable TV distribution via Arasu Cables, although she did not give a time frame by when Arasu Cables will re-start.
Mamata Baneerjee is the new Chief Minister of Bengal. What this means and the challenges she faces? Experts answer.
Mamata Banerjee resigned today as the Union Minister of Railways but is likely to hand over the reins of the ministry a fellow Trinamool Congress member.
Trinamool Congress may seek more cabinet berths, reports CNBC-TV18, quoting sources.
In an interview with CNBC-TV18’s Karan Thapar, Kapil Sibal, from the Congress party; D Raja, from the CPI; Saugata Roy, from the Trinamool Congress, Editor-in-Chief of the Hindu, N Ram and the well-known political analyst Yogendra Yadav, analyse the message from the people of India in election results.
In an interview with CNBC-TV18’s Shereen Bhan, Mitra says, he had come into this stray because there was a tectonic shift that I could see under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee.
In an interview with CNBC-TV18, N Ram, Editor-in-chief, Hindu says, in Tamil Nadu, many of DMK leaders have lost and never has the Congress gone so low. “So, this is major news and a big blow to their morale. This introduces an existential crisis for that alliance at the centre. It won’t happen overnight,” he adds.
Friday the 13th may prove to be a make or break day for the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA). In an interview with CNBC-TV18's Shereen Bhan, CNN-IBN's Rajdeep Sardesai, speaks about his expectations.
Alleging that Uttar Pradesh is the most corrupt of all states, the Congress on Tuesday asked social activist Anna Hazare to start a movement from the state if he wanted to start a state-based campaign.
Meerut, Apr 9 (PTI) BJP today promised to hike Minimum Support Price (MSP) of wheat and slash interest rates on loan to farmers if it is voted back to power in Uttar Pradesh.