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  • Opposition ups the ante on FDI, Govt stands firm Nov 28, 2011 03:09 PM IST

    Opposition ups the ante on FDI, Govt stands firm

    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.

  • Rahul to address convention of Youth Congress today Nov 28, 2011 11:11 AM IST

    Rahul to address convention of Youth Congress today

    Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will be addressing a two day convention of the youth congress on Monday.

  • In India, a sense of crisis fans embers of reform Nov 27, 2011 10:56 AM IST

    In India, a sense of crisis fans embers of reform

    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.

  • Parliament adjourned twice after uproar over price rise Nov 24, 2011 01:36 PM IST

    Parliament adjourned twice after uproar over price rise

    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.

  • US debt panel to admit defeat on Monday Nov 21, 2011 10:00 AM IST

    US debt panel to admit defeat on Monday

    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.

  • Urgent need to check rising prices: Pawar Nov 19, 2011 11:36 PM IST

    Urgent need to check rising prices: Pawar

    Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today underlined the urgency to check rising prices, saying it was also having its impact on UPA allies.

  • Decide if you want to be with us: Mamata to Cong Nov 19, 2011 10:43 AM IST

    Decide if you want to be with us: Mamata to Cong

    "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.

  • PM, Sonia should apologise for arrest in cash-for-vote: BJP Nov 18, 2011 04:00 PM IST

    PM, Sonia should apologise for arrest in cash-for-vote: BJP

    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.

  • Thackeray slams Rahul for UP migrants comment Nov 16, 2011 03:36 PM IST

    Thackeray slams Rahul for UP migrants comment

    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.

  • UP polls: Rahul Gandhi's war cry may not help Cong much Nov 16, 2011 11:05 AM IST

    UP polls: Rahul Gandhi's war cry may not help Cong much

    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.

  • Divide UP into four parts, Maya tells Centre Nov 15, 2011 02:00 PM IST

    Divide UP into four parts, Maya tells Centre

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday said that she favoured the reorganisation of the state to ensure better development.

  • Rahul's beggar remark in UP sparks war of words Nov 15, 2011 10:49 AM IST

    Rahul's beggar remark in UP sparks war of words

    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.

  • Cong, BJP spar over Rahul's comment on migrants from UP Nov 14, 2011 07:36 PM IST

    Cong, BJP spar over Rahul's comment on migrants from UP

    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.

  • It's Rahul vs Maya as UP poll countdown starts Nov 14, 2011 02:37 PM IST

    It's Rahul vs Maya as UP poll countdown starts

    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.

  • Rahul as working president? Cong refuses to speculate Nov 05, 2011 11:00 PM IST

    Rahul as working president? Cong refuses to speculate

    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.

  • Fuel price: Mamata to decide future with govt today Nov 04, 2011 10:44 AM IST

    Fuel price: Mamata to decide future with govt today

    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.

  • Court feels 2G accused can manipulate witnesses: Ramaswamy Nov 03, 2011 01:54 PM IST

    Court feels 2G accused can manipulate witnesses: Ramaswamy

    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.

  • Anna's comments on Lokpal not necessary: Cong Nov 02, 2011 11:25 AM IST

    Anna's comments on Lokpal not necessary: Cong

    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.

  • Anna's comments on Lokpal not necessary: Cong Nov 02, 2011 09:30 AM IST

    Anna's comments on Lokpal not necessary: Cong

    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.

  • 'I will quit movement if corruption of Rs 10 is proved' Nov 01, 2011 11:38 PM IST

    'I will quit movement if corruption of Rs 10 is proved'

    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.

  • We exposed UPA, claims BJP's Nitin Gadkari Nov 01, 2011 02:25 PM IST

    We exposed UPA, claims BJP's Nitin Gadkari

    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.

  • No truth in Azim Premji's charge: Congress Nov 01, 2011 09:05 AM IST

    No truth in Azim Premji's charge: Congress

    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.

  • Mukherjee meets head of par panel looking into Lokpal Oct 29, 2011 09:36 PM IST

    Mukherjee meets head of par panel looking into Lokpal

    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.

  • Congress criticises Anna for defending Kiran Bedi Oct 25, 2011 11:49 AM IST

    Congress criticises Anna for defending Kiran Bedi

    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.

  • 'Our campaign not against Cong, but for Lokpal' Oct 20, 2011 09:47 AM IST

    'Our campaign not against Cong, but for Lokpal'

    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.

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