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  • Pranab is SP's first choice for President: Sources Jun 13, 2012 02:35 PM IST

    Pranab is SP's first choice for President: Sources

    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.

  • New names emerge in the Presidential race Jun 13, 2012 11:40 AM IST

    New names emerge in the Presidential race

    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.

  • Attack on scribe: UP govt promises strict action Jun 12, 2012 05:36 PM IST

    Attack on scribe: UP govt promises strict action

    The Uttar Pradesh government today said strict action would be taken against those who attacked a senior scribe in the state capital recently.

  • Mamata may support Pranab as President Jun 12, 2012 03:30 PM IST

    Mamata may support Pranab as President

    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.

  • Won't object to Cong's President choice: Mamata Jun 11, 2012 12:18 PM IST

    Won't object to Cong's President choice: Mamata

    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.

  • Congress awaits Mamata's vote on Pranab's nomination Jun 09, 2012 10:07 AM IST

    Congress awaits Mamata's vote on Pranab's nomination

    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.

  • World stocks euro trim gains on Bernanke Jun 07, 2012 08:12 PM IST

    World stocks euro trim gains on Bernanke

    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

  • Prez poll: DMK leaders meet PM, Sonia Jun 07, 2012 03:36 PM IST

    Prez poll: DMK leaders meet PM, Sonia

    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.

  • Govt defers decision on pension reforms Jun 07, 2012 02:26 PM IST

    Govt defers decision on pension reforms

    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

  • Anna Hazare is a self-appointed crusader: Congress Jun 07, 2012 10:40 AM IST

    Anna Hazare is a self-appointed crusader: Congress

    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".

  • Embarrassment for Congress: Sharad Pawar backs Ramdev Jun 06, 2012 08:12 AM IST

    Embarrassment for Congress: Sharad Pawar backs Ramdev

    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.

  • Cong help for SP: No candidate against Dimple Jun 05, 2012 11:50 AM IST

    Cong help for SP: No candidate against Dimple

    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.

  • Cong touts schemes launched under YSR to woo voters Jun 04, 2012 07:36 PM IST

    Cong touts schemes launched under YSR to woo voters

    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.

  • CWC meets, tells government to stick to firm decisions Jun 04, 2012 06:37 PM IST

    CWC meets, tells government to stick to firm decisions

    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.

  • Is bringing back black money anti-national, BJP asks Cong Jun 04, 2012 03:04 PM IST

    Is bringing back black money anti-national, BJP asks Cong

    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.

  • Oppn, civil society levelling 'baseless' allegations: Sonia Jun 04, 2012 02:22 PM IST

    Oppn, civil society levelling 'baseless' allegations: Sonia

    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.

  • Rahul Gandhi's visit expected to boost Cong spirit Jun 02, 2012 11:36 AM IST

    Rahul Gandhi's visit expected to boost Cong spirit

    Rahul Gandhi's visit expected to boost sagging spirits of Cong

  • Manmohan Singh govt must seek fresh mandate: Sharad May 31, 2012 01:26 PM IST

    Manmohan Singh govt must seek fresh mandate: Sharad

    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.

  • Bharat Bandh: Twitterers take to their timelines May 31, 2012 10:59 AM IST

    Bharat Bandh: Twitterers take to their timelines

    Bharat is on bandh in protest against the rising petrol prices and as always, the Twitter community gathers ...

  • Opposition gears up to make Bharat bandh a success May 30, 2012 08:56 PM IST

    Opposition gears up to make Bharat bandh a success

    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.

  • BJP dares UPA allies to withdraw support May 30, 2012 02:58 PM IST

    BJP dares UPA allies to withdraw support

    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.

  • Religion-based quota not legally sustainable: BJP May 29, 2012 07:56 PM IST

    Religion-based quota not legally sustainable: BJP

    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

  • Seven accused in Adarsh scam get bail May 29, 2012 02:57 PM IST

    Seven accused in Adarsh scam get bail

    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.

  • AIADMK holds demos against petrol price hike May 29, 2012 01:26 PM IST

    AIADMK holds demos against petrol price hike

    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.

  • Delhi Budget: Petrol to cost Rs 71.92, CNG prices up May 28, 2012 06:26 PM IST

    Delhi Budget: Petrol to cost Rs 71.92, CNG prices up

    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.

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