Over two months after the Congress Working Committee put its seal of approval, the Union Cabinet approved the proposal of the Home Ministry for creation of the 29th state and decided to set up a Group of Ministers (GoM) to work out modalities.
While defending the Cabinet's decision to withdraw ordinance on convicted legislators, Rahul said, "I had to voice my opinion to which I have a right."
It is possible to justify almost any action as long we can convince ourselves that the end is holy. In fact this is what we have been doing all along: in the name of secularism, we are happy to compromise with casteism and corruption.
"There is no question of resigning," he told reporters on board his special aircraft while returning from New York after a meeting with US President Barack Obama and attending the UN General Assembly session.
Yadav wanted to keep his Z+ security inside the jail, however, the court turned down his plea. "After his conviction, Yadav had sought the court's permission to keep his Z+ security with him, but the court did not permit," said additional district magistrate (law and order) and jail the superintendent Dharmendra Pandey.
In January 1996, the Fodder scam surfaces after Deputy Commissioner Amit Khare raids offices of animal husbandry department, seizing documents showing syphoning of funds by non-existent companies in the name of supplying fodder
External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid underlined that while "seeking to trust" Sharif, India will "verify" the actions on the ground before taking any step further on resuming the stalled dialogue process.
Lalu Prasad, who ruled Bihar for 15 years, has been convicted by special CBI judge Pravas Kumar Singh and faces immediate disqualification as a Lok Sabha MP and his political future is in jeopardy.
The Cabinet Ministers will meet on October 2 to decide on the ordinance on convicted legislators. The Union Cabinet had on Tuesday cleared an ordinance which allows convicted and jailed MPs and MLAs to contest elections.
Talks between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York have ended. The Indian National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon said in a briefing after the meeting that the talks were successful.
Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh will be the party's campaign committee chief for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Rajnath has been anointed as campaign committee chief after BJP's parliamentary board meet on Sunday in New Delhi.
Talks between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif are currently underway in New York. The two Prime Ministers smiled and shook hands and exchanged pleasantries as they began their bilateral talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting.
Massive LCD screens, an advanced sound system and hi-tech video streaming were all deployed by BJP for Narendra Modi's Sunday rally in northwest Delhi.
A major controversy erupted today over Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif purportedly calling his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh a "village woman" with Narendra Modi terming it as the "biggest insult" of the Prime Minister.
In a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi, BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today accused him of committing the "sin" of insulting the Prime Minister when he was abroad and asked people to decide in the next Lok Sabha polls if the nation will be run based on the Constitution or whims of the "prince".
Besides the current state of economy, Gandhi may have discussed FDI in retail with the participants, most of whom are or were connected with retailing at one point or the other.
Mr Gandhi - great-grandson of Jawaharlal Nehru, the man who led India to independence in 1947 - has long been dismissed as a lightweight politician and is struggling to carve an image of himself as a figure of moral authority ahead of next year's general election in the world's largest democracy.
There is much sympathy for Manmohan Singh for having had to face public humiliation from the Congress Vice President. The Economic Times even called on Sonia Gandhi to discipline Rahul in an edit titled "Rahul Gandhi's ignoble tantrum".
After a mega rally in Bhopal, Narendra Modi landed in Jayalalithaa's land this week - to win over Tamil Nadu and possibly even woo Amma and other regional parties to join the NDA.
Attacking the outcome, BJP leader and member of the committee Yashwant Sinha said a contrived majority has been "unashamedly" used to adopt a report based on "wrong facts, falsehood and prejudicial" findings without the consideration of the Committee.
The Congress clearly appeared flummoxed by Rahul's stand as Ajay Maken, at a programme, completely backtracked from his statement praising the ordinance as 'perfect', made minutes before the party Vice-President took the stage and denounced the measure calling it 'complete nonsense' and 'wrong' on the part of the government.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that the ordinance on convicted legislators was a complete nonsense and should be torn right away.
Senior party leaders Rajnath Singh, LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu, Uma Bharti and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan shared the stage as the party went all out to project a united face.
Modi alleged that the Congress Party is "running away" from giving its performance report. He charged that a strong "vested interest group" is shielding the Congress party from its mis-governance.
The Congress is keen to contest Nandan Nilekani, chairman of the UIDAI for the Lok Sabha elections in 2014. It is looking to offer him a ticket from the Bangalore South constituency.