Nov 28, 2011 03:09 PM IST
The UPA Cabinet decision allowing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail is proving to be a major headache for the Congress-led Government as the Opposition and even some of its own constituents like the Trinamool Congress and the DMK have come out openly against the move and demanded an immediate rollback of the decision.
- Nov 28, 2011 11:11 AM IST
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will be addressing a two day convention of the youth congress on Monday.
- Nov 27, 2011 10:56 AM IST
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's move to open India's protected retail sector to global supermarket giants last week surprised critics who had written him off as a policy ditherer, but he was probably motivated by expedience rather than any reformist zeal.
- Nov 24, 2011 01:36 PM IST
The issues of price rise and Telangana created turmoil in Parliament for the third day today as agitated Opposition members raised slogans leading to two adjournments of both Houses.
- Nov 21, 2011 10:00 AM IST
A congressional "super committee" is expected to formally announce on Monday that its three-month-long effort to forge a USD1.2 trillion deficit reduction plan has failed, aides told Reuters.
- Nov 19, 2011 11:36 PM IST
Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today underlined the urgency to check rising prices, saying it was also having its impact on UPA allies.
- Nov 19, 2011 10:43 AM IST
"Decide whether you want to stay with us or not", was a fresh ultimatum served to the Congress party by Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday after a protest rally by Youth Congress against alleged attacks on party workers by Trinamool activists.
- Nov 18, 2011 04:00 PM IST
BJP president Nitin Gadkari today said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi should apologise to the nation for the 'political conspiracy' under which BJP whistle-blowers were jailed in the cash-for-vote scam.
- Nov 16, 2011 03:36 PM IST
Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has lashed out at Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi for his comments on migrants from Uttar Pradesh, saying though the migrant population has "destroyed" Mumbai, his party never called them beggars.
- Nov 16, 2011 11:05 AM IST
The battle for Uttar Pradesh has well and truly begun with all the major political parties in the state sounding their bugle for what is expected to a fiercely contested four-way battle for securing power in Lucknow after the 2012 Assembly elections.
- Nov 15, 2011 02:00 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday said that she favoured the reorganisation of the state to ensure better development.
- Nov 15, 2011 10:49 AM IST
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Monday kicked off the party's campaign for the 2012 Uttar Pradesh assembly election in Phulpur by saying that UPites have been forced by failed governments to beg in Maharashtra.
- Nov 14, 2011 07:36 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi's comments on migration of people from UP to other states for jobs today sparked a political slugfest as BJP termed it as an 'insult' to the people.
- Nov 14, 2011 02:37 PM IST
The Congress has sounded the poll bugle in Uttar Pradesh as Rahul Gandhi hit the campaign trail from his great grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru's constituency Phulpur, about 30 kms from Allahabad.
- Nov 05, 2011 11:00 PM IST
Congress today refused to speculate as to whether Rahul Gandhi would be appointed as the working president of the party this month, but maintained he was already playing a prominent role in crucial decisions.
- Nov 04, 2011 10:44 AM IST
Angry over the latest petrol price hike, Trinamool Congress, the second largest constituent of the Congress-led ruling United Progressive Alliance at the centre, has called an emergency parliamentary party meeting here on Friday to decide the party's future course of action.
- Nov 03, 2011 01:54 PM IST
The Delhi court dismissed the bail pleas of accused in the 2G scam, which has come as a shock to most. Despite there being no objection from the prosecution, the bail petition has been rejected. The court might have assumed that the accused are capable of interfering, persuading and threatening the witnesses, said Cho Ramaswamy.
- Nov 02, 2011 11:25 AM IST
Team Anna, Congress condemned 'unnecessary statements' on Lokpal issue by 'some groups' despite repeated assertions by UPA leaders including Sonia Gandhi about their resolve to carry out all reforms to put an end to corruption.
- Nov 02, 2011 09:30 AM IST
In an obvious reference to Team Anna, Congress condemned 'unnecessary statements' on Lokpal issue by 'some groups' despite repeated assertions by UPA leaders including Sonia Gandhi about their resolve to carry out all reforms to put an end to corruption.
- Nov 01, 2011 11:38 PM IST
Facing allegations of financial misconduct, Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal today said that he will quit the anti-graft movement if "corruption of even Rs 10 is proved" against him.
- Nov 01, 2011 02:25 PM IST
As the congress-led UPA government has been buffeted by corruption scams, the past few months have offered a huge opportunity to the country's principal opposition party. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, president of BJP, Nitin Gadkari answers on whether the BJP managed to capitalise on the Congress and UPA's misfortunes in the past few months.
- Nov 01, 2011 09:05 AM IST
The Congress hit back at Azim Premji after the IT czar slammed the UPA for absence of decision making, saying Premji should mention specific area of concern.
- Oct 29, 2011 09:36 PM IST
With the government gearing up to bring the Lokpal bill in the Winter Session of Parliament, UPA trouble shooter Pranab Mukherjee had a meeting with Abhishek Singhvi, the Chairman of the Standing Committee scrutinzing the measure.
- Oct 25, 2011 11:49 AM IST
The Congress on Tuesday voiced its protest over Anna Hazare's blog that said Team Anna will campaign against the party in subsequent polls as well as in General Elections if the Lokpal Bill is not passed in the Winter Session of Parliament.
- Oct 20, 2011 09:47 AM IST
Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-chief Rajdeep Sardesai, he said that those behind the attack had to be political forces. However he refused to comment if they were from Congress or any particular political party.