Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma asked the government to come clear on whether Air India's assets worth lakhs of crores of rupees would be given to foreign players.
Concerned over malpractices by unregistered agents who dupe people under the pretext of foreign jobs, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today told states that it is incumbent upon them to take stringent and punitive action.
DMK leader A Raja, who was a telecom minister in the UPA government, was acquitted in the 2G spectrum case.
The larger bench directed its regularisation subject to payment of fine of Rs 1 crore which was to be used exclusively for building up the environment, maintaining ecological balance in the area situated on the eastern side of the Chilavannur river.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday brainstormed with economists and experts on the state of the economy as the government looks to revive growth which is set to hit a 4-year low.
The Congress said on Wednesday that the government's "gross economic mismanagement" was responsible for slowdown in India's economy as it took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying "innate wisdom of Modinomics needs no counsel".
Addressing a public meeting at District Board ground here, Yechury said BJP was apprehensive that resentment of people against economic decisions might take shape of a national agitation against the government.
"Government of Assam would soon adopt an Affordable Housing Policy in the state taking into consideration the specific needs of the financially weaker section of the society and effecting suitable modification of the existing by laws," an official release said.
The bypolls are being considered important as the Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan has already completed four years of its five year term.
He cited a number of measures taken by the Centre, including amendment to the Forest Act to exclude bamboo from the definition of trees, which will boost economy in states like Tripura.
The state government had earlier expressed their inability to spend a quantum of funds under the Special Assistance Measure (SAM) announced by the Centre within the stipulated five years.
"We have resolved all issues related to Chabahar Port... There were some small problems. We have discussed the issues and there has been a positive approach. Already, we have started export of wheat," Nitin Gadkari said after his meeting with Iranian Transport Minister Abbas Akhoundi. On the hurdles with regard to Chabahar Port development, the transport and water resources minister said, "The issues were small regarding port, its operations, regarding how we calculate the profit."
Raking up the controversies over Siddaramaiah’s Rs 70 lakh Hublot watch and alleged irregularities in denotification of land in Arkavathi layout, Shah sought to know why Energy Minister D K Shivakumar was still in his Cabinet though income tax raids against him "unearthed crores of rupees".
The beef traders called off their four-day-long strike yesterday, citing assurance by the police that they would not allow harassment of dealers who import beef from Belagavi in Karnataka at the state border.
He said foreign investment contributes only 2 percent to India’s investments and unless accompanied by technological transformation, it is not of much use for the economy.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh reviewed the progress in implementing the farm debt waiver scheme he had launched in Mansa district on Sunday during a meeting with officials and ministers, including Finance Minister Manpreet Badal.
Gangwar, who is the union minister of state for labour and employment, said that the Narendra Modi government at the Centre is trying to make the law as per the requirements of the changing times.
Parliamentarians such as Kapil Sibal, P Chidambaram, Subramanian Swamy, K T S Tulsi, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Kalyan Banerjee and Meenakshi Lekhi are among those who have been asked to respond to the plea.
Making a statement in the state assembly, he said the amount would be given before Pongal festival (January 14) and it would benefit those who retired up to November 30, 2017.
"The prime minister today said fresh investment in the country has been the highest. This seems an incomplete truth...it would have been better had he told (the PIOs) that investment (made in the country) has been the lowest in last 13 years," Babbar told reporters.
The road transport and highways minister also said that work was on full swing on Delhi-Meerut Expressway besides Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressways that will minimise the Delhi traffic woes by 50 percent.
Former Congress Minister Prem Sagar Aziz today joined the National Conference and was welcomed by the party working president Omar Abdullah here, a party spokesman said.
Prasad is one of the accused in this case. Lalu was on December 23 last year held guilty in the RC 64A/96 pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from Deoghar Treasury and was handed 3.5 years imprisonment on January 6 this year after the special CBI court judge Shiv Pal Singh held him guilty in the case.
The bill has been sent to a parliamentary standing committee following protests by doctors across the country claiming that the proposed legislation would "cripple" the functioning of medical professionals by making them completely answerable to the bureaucracy and non-medical administrators.
In a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said the government's move would "shield the donors from the gaze of the electorate, which needs to know if policies are being made precisely because they help some influential donors".