Jun 13, 2012 02:35 PM IST
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is the first choice for the post of President for the Samajwadi Party, sources have indicated. They said that there have been informal talks between the Congress and Samajwadi Party on the issue.
- Jun 13, 2012 11:40 AM IST
Even as Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee emerges as the front runner in the race for becoming the next President of India, it won't be that easy for him. Ahead of the crucial meeting between UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, there could be other surprises.
- Jun 12, 2012 05:36 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government today said strict action would be taken against those who attacked a senior scribe in the state capital recently.
- Jun 12, 2012 03:30 PM IST
The Congress seems to be on the verge of crossing its last hurdle on selecting Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as the Presidential candidate. Sources close to Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee have indicated that she is not against Pranab's candidature for the President's post.
- Jun 11, 2012 12:18 PM IST
The race for the Rashtrapati Bhawan has gathered more steam. The Election Commission is expected to issue a notification on Monday. The chances of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee becoming UPA's Presidential candidate are high.
- Jun 09, 2012 10:07 AM IST
The race to Raisina Hill is nearing the finish line and the Congress is now reaching out to allies outside the UPA for consensus on Finance Minister Pranab Mukerjee's nomination.
- Jun 07, 2012 08:12 PM IST
World stocks and the euro pared gains on Thursday after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said the US central bank was ready to shield the economy if financial troubles mount but offered few hints that further monetary stimulus was imminent
- Jun 07, 2012 03:36 PM IST
Amid consultations on deciding the UPA candidate for Presidential election, DMK leaders T R Baalu and M K Stalin today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi here.
- Jun 07, 2012 02:26 PM IST
The government on Thursday deferred a decision on a legislative bill that seeks to throw open the country's pension sector to foreign investors, clouding prospects for economic reforms
- Jun 07, 2012 10:40 AM IST
Congress spokesperson and Union Minister Ashwani Kumar on Wednesday lashed out at the Anna Hazare-led anti-corruption movement, saying that it emanated from "deep rooted political motivation".
- Jun 06, 2012 08:12 AM IST
There has been a major embarrassment for the Congress. A day after the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi hit out at the civil society for targeting the Prime Minister, key UPA ally Sharad Pawar met Baba Ramdev and expressed support for his fight against black money.
- Jun 05, 2012 11:50 AM IST
In what could be seen as a proof of growing bonhomie between the Congress and the Samjawadi Party, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh said he will not field any candidate in the Kannauj Lok Sabha by-poll against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife, Dimple, who will be filing her nomination on Tuesday.
- Jun 04, 2012 07:36 PM IST
Facing a battle of prestige in the June 12 bypolls, ruling Congress appears to be going all out to take credit for various welfare schemes launched by late YS Rajasekhara Reddy, while distancing itself from the graft allegations linked to his tenure as chief minister.
- Jun 04, 2012 06:37 PM IST
The Congress Working Committee (CWC), in a crucial meeting held on Monday, asked the government to make firm decisions and stick to them, with the members asserting that they do not want the Congress to be seen as coming under pressure from allies and others.
- Jun 04, 2012 03:04 PM IST
In the wake of Sonia Gandhi's remarks against the Opposition and civil society, BJP president Nitin Gadkari today said her charges were baseless and sought to know if the Congress feels yoga guru Ramdev's demand for bringing back black money is anti-national.
- Jun 04, 2012 02:22 PM IST
A combative Congress President Sonia Gandhi today made a scatching attack on the opposition and civil society for levelling "baseless" allegations against the Prime Minister and the party, saying it was part of a conspiracy and told partymen to fight back.
- Jun 02, 2012 11:36 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi's visit expected to boost sagging spirits of Cong
- May 31, 2012 01:26 PM IST
Slamming the government for causing "hardships" to people by increasing the price of petrol, NDA Convenor and JD(U) president Sharad Yadav today asked the Manmohan Singh government to resign and seek a fresh mandate.
- May 31, 2012 10:59 AM IST
Bharat is on bandh in protest against the rising petrol prices and as always, the Twitter community gathers ...
- May 30, 2012 08:56 PM IST
India may come to a standstill on Thursday with the BJP-led NDA and the Left giving a call for a nation-wide bandh to demand a rollback of the steepest-ever petrol price hike.
- May 30, 2012 02:58 PM IST
BJP today dared the UPA allies to withdraw their support from the ruling alliance rather than just making public statements against the policies of the Congress-led government.
- May 29, 2012 07:56 PM IST
Dismissing law minister Salman Khurshid's statement that he will take the 4.5% sub-quota issue to the Supreme Court, the BJP on Tuesday said that religion-based reservation is not legally sustainable and Congress has misled the minorities with this politically-motivated step
- May 29, 2012 02:57 PM IST
The seven accused in the Adarsh Housing Society scam, including its chief promoter and former Congress MLC Kanhaiyalal Gidwani, were today granted bail by a special court here.
- May 29, 2012 01:26 PM IST
The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu today held demonstrations across the state to protest the "unprecedented" hike in petrol price and to demand its immediate rollback.
- May 28, 2012 06:26 PM IST
Petrol will cost Rs 1.26 less in the capital with Delhi government slashing 20% VAT on the hiked component in its budget today which also provided a huge push to social sector spending to apparently win over sections disgruntled with Congress as it prepares for next year's Assembly polls.