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  • Ambika Soni declines to become Punjab CM, suggests a Sikh for the post Sep 19, 2021 12:36 PM IST

    Ambika Soni declines to become Punjab CM, suggests a Sikh for the post

    Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi held a meeting late in the night in which party leader Ambika Soni, General Secretary Organisation K.C. Venugopal were present.

  • Democracy won in Uttarakhand, its a lesson for Modi:Rahul Gandhi May 11, 2016 01:58 PM IST

    Democracy won in Uttarakhand, its a lesson for Modi:Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul's strong reaction came as Congress is set to return to power in the state one-and-half months after President's rule was imposed.

  • Cong wins Uttarakhand trust vote, President's rule to be revoked May 11, 2016 12:28 PM IST

    Cong wins Uttarakhand trust vote, President's rule to be revoked

    Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that Harish Rawat-led Congress had won the vote of confidence in Uttarakhand and hence the central government would revoke President's rule that was imposed on March 27.

  • Supreme Court to declare Uttarakhand floor test results today May 11, 2016 11:16 AM IST

    Supreme Court to declare Uttarakhand floor test results today

    Following the floor test on Tuesday, though Harish Rawat refused to reveal the results, he and other Congress leaders flashed victory sign and thanked the Supreme Court for the floor test. Rawat had said, “I thank the Supreme Court, democratic forces, people of Uttarakhand and gods. Uttarakhand will be victorious tomorrow."

  • Harish Rawat appears to have clinched numbers in floor test May 10, 2016 12:58 PM IST

    Harish Rawat appears to have clinched numbers in floor test

    With nine disqualified Congress MLAs kept away, Congress MLA Rita Arya claimed that 33 MLAs voted for Rawat while BJP MLAs conceded that their side got only 28 in a House with an effective strength of 61.

  • All eyes on Uttarakhand floor test May 10, 2016 11:44 AM IST

    All eyes on Uttarakhand floor test

    Principal Secretary (Legislative Assembly and Parliamentary Affairs) of Uttarakhand government is overseeing conduct of the floor test for which President's Rule has been kept in abeyance for two-and-a-half hours from 10:30 AM.

  • Centre moves SC after Uttarakhand HC quashes President's rule Apr 22, 2016 11:38 AM IST

    Centre moves SC after Uttarakhand HC quashes President's rule

    Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has told the court that they have filed an appeal without the HC judgement in hand as it was not declared and an oral order was passed on Thursday. The Centre has maintained that imposition of the President's Rule was essential to address the Constitutional crisis in the state.

  • Rahul hints at taking charge as PM candidate Jan 14, 2014 09:57 PM IST

    Rahul hints at taking charge as PM candidate

    Rahul's indication that he is ready to take responsibility comes just ahead of the AICC meet on Friday where the Congress is likely to announce its prime ministerial candidate. It is also coming at a time when the party is desperately looking to boost the morale of its cadres ahead of the general elections.

  • Maken, Joshi made Gen Secy; Azad, Fernandes dropped Jun 16, 2013 08:26 PM IST

    Maken, Joshi made Gen Secy; Azad, Fernandes dropped

    Constituting Rahul Gandhi's team for the 2014 Lok Sabha battle, Congress today brought in former Union Ministers Ajay Maken and C P Joshi along with Ambika Soni and Gurudas Kamat as General Secretaries and dropped Ghulam Nabi Azad and Oscar Fernandes.

  • Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, SM Krishna may be eased out Oct 26, 2012 12:01 PM IST

    Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, SM Krishna may be eased out

    It is now confirmed that the much delayed Union Cabinet reshuffle will finally take place on Sunday morning, that is October 28. Sources have told CNN-IBN that discussions between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi are almost complete.

  • NBA writes to Soni for audit of TAM Aug 23, 2012 09:18 PM IST

    NBA writes to Soni for audit of TAM

    Amidst a raging controversy over TV channels' ratings, the News Broadcasters Association(NBA) has written to I & B minister Ambika Soni seeking an independent audit of Television Audience Measurement (TAM) to know whether the agency's surveys accurately map the viewership.

  • 2G spectrum: Move will fetch more foreign investments, says Sibal Aug 03, 2012 10:05 PM IST

    2G spectrum: Move will fetch more foreign investments, says Sibal

    Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said the 2G spectrum auction decision will bring in more foreign investments and make India an attractive destination. Sibal is also expecting to gain much more than the reserve price through the auction.

  • India continues to be fastest growing economy: Chidambaram Jun 27, 2012 07:36 PM IST

    India continues to be fastest growing economy: Chidambaram

    India continues to be the fastest growing economy in the world, despite the economic downturn being a matter of concern, Home Minister P Chidambaram said here today.

  • Cable digitization may get delayed by 6 months: Sources Jun 08, 2012 02:30 PM IST

    Cable digitization may get delayed by 6 months: Sources

    A closed door meeting on digitization is expected to be held between I&B Minister Ambika Soni and the industry representatives at 3 pm today, reports CNBC-TV18‘s Ekta Batra. The meet would also include the task force constituted by the government to ensure timely execution of digitization.

  • Cabinet approves new telecoms policy with some tweaks May 31, 2012 01:02 PM IST

    Cabinet approves new telecoms policy with some tweaks

    The government on Thursday approved a new telecoms policy which will replace more than a decade-old rules, Ambika Soni, minister for information and broadcasting, said.

  • Cabinet approves Neyveli Lignite's 1,980 MW power project Apr 12, 2012 12:32 PM IST

    Cabinet approves Neyveli Lignite's 1,980 MW power project

    The cabinet has approved state-run Neyveli Lignite Corp's proposal to set up 1,980 megawatt power project in Uttar Pradesh, Ambika Soni, Information and Broadcasting Minister, told reporters on Thursday.

  • Plan panel may change affidavit on BPL, indicates govt Sep 30, 2011 03:00 PM IST

    Plan panel may change affidavit on BPL, indicates govt

    Government today indicated that the Planning Commission could change its controversial affidavit on below poverty line (BPL), which had held that people earning more than Rs 25 in rural areas and Rs 32 in urban areas do not come under this category of the poor.

  • Domestic helps to get medical insurance benefits Jun 23, 2011 04:32 PM IST

    Domestic helps to get medical insurance benefits

    About 47.5 lakh domestic helps would soon get medical insurance benefits under the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) with the Union Cabinet approving the proposal today.

  • Tax waiver for cricket WC questioned by Maken, others Apr 01, 2011 06:23 PM IST

    Tax waiver for cricket WC questioned by Maken, others

    The government's decision to give a Rs 45-crore tax waiver to the ICC for the World Cup has been questioned by some Ministers, including Sports Minister Ajay Maken, who felt the cash-rich cricket body did not need it and such a step should have been taken to promote other sports

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