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  • Comment: Our PM - zero to hero to Nero Mar 18, 2011 04:58 PM IST

    Comment: Our PM - zero to hero to Nero

    What is one to make of Manmohan Singh? Is he a clean politician forced by circumstance to travel with a boatload of crooks? A radical economic reformer trapped in the wrong party at the wrong time? Or is he just plain incompetent and irresponsible?

  • No knowledge of vote buying: Manmohan Singh Mar 18, 2011 11:20 AM IST

    No knowledge of vote buying: Manmohan Singh

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Friday that he had no knowledge of vote buying to win a crucial confidence vote in his government in 2008, a day after the opposition called for his resignation over the issue.

  • WikiLeaks has exposed Congress: BJP MP Mar 17, 2011 04:56 PM IST

    WikiLeaks has exposed Congress: BJP MP

    BJP MP Ashok Argal, one of the three MPs who had displayed in Parliament wads of cash allegedly given to them in bribe ahead of the 2008 trust vote, today said his allegations have proven to be true and the Congress has been exposed.

  • BJP to launch nationwide campaign against corruption Mar 13, 2011 10:58 AM IST

    BJP to launch nationwide campaign against corruption

    BJP announced a nationwide campaign after the Assembly polls in five states to expose "failure" of the Congress-led UPA government in tackling issues like corruption and black money.

  • Wobble in DMK-Cong relations: Will it impact TN elections? Mar 11, 2011 03:57 PM IST

    Wobble in DMK-Cong relations: Will it impact TN elections?

    With elections just a month away, what impact will the very public wobble in DMK-Congress relations have on their election prospects, has this ensured a Jayalalithaa victory as some polls predict and if so, what does the future hold for the government in Delhi?

  • PM hasn't passed the buck to anybody: Congress Mar 10, 2011 08:54 AM IST

    PM hasn't passed the buck to anybody: Congress

    The Congress today dismissed suggestions that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has passed the buck for the fiasco involving appointment of P J Thomas as CVC.

  • Cong-DMK logjam over seat sharing continues Mar 08, 2011 05:22 PM IST

    Cong-DMK logjam over seat sharing continues

    The Congress and the DMK failed to break the logjam over the seat sharing issue even after DMK leaders MK Alagiri and Dayanidhi Maran met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday.

  • See no immediate threat to UPA govt: Rajdeep Sardesai Mar 07, 2011 09:20 PM IST

    See no immediate threat to UPA govt: Rajdeep Sardesai

    There may be a compromise in sight for the DMK-Congress stalemate. In an interview with CNBC-TV18's economic policy editor Siddharth Zarabi, Rajdeep Sardesai, editor in chief, CNN IBN, speaks about the issue and gives his outlook going forward.

  • Efforts are on to avert divorce with DMK: Sources Mar 07, 2011 06:55 PM IST

    Efforts are on to avert divorce with DMK: Sources

    The political scene is heating up with all the ministers from DMK going to Delhi to submit their resignation. But it seems like all is not over yet and that efforts are on to avert the divorce, reports CNBC-TV18’s Swathi Narayanan.

  • Congress works on patch up with DMK Mar 06, 2011 02:47 PM IST

    Congress works on patch up with DMK

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday tried to patch things up with a key ally that said it would quit his cabinet, aiming to avert another crisis for a government shaken by a raft of corruption scandals.

  • Congress tries to woo back ally, shore up coalition Mar 06, 2011 11:34 AM IST

    Congress tries to woo back ally, shore up coalition

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday tried to patch things up with a key ally that said it would quit his cabinet, aiming to avert another crisis for a government shaken by a raft of corruption scandals.

  • Cong, DMK are 'burden' on each other: BJP Mar 06, 2011 11:28 AM IST

    Cong, DMK are 'burden' on each other: BJP

    BJP today said Congress and DMK have become 'burden' on each other and the Dravidian party's decision to pull out of the UPA government was 'another blow' to Manmohan Singh dispensation.

  • Despite DMK pullout, UPA will not lose majority Mar 06, 2011 10:34 AM IST

    Despite DMK pullout, UPA will not lose majority

    The UPA is in no danger of losing majority at the Centre even if the DMK pulls out of the government.

  • DMK cadre welcomes leadership decision to pull out of UPA Mar 05, 2011 10:34 PM IST

    DMK cadre welcomes leadership decision to pull out of UPA

    DMK cadre today welcomed the party leadership's decision to pull out of UPA government and shouted slogans supporting the move.

  • NCP appeals to DMK not to withdraw support to UPA Mar 05, 2011 10:34 PM IST

    NCP appeals to DMK not to withdraw support to UPA

    NCP appealed to DMK to continue its support to UPA as it has been doing for the past seven years.

  • Surprised Cong gives guarded response to DMK's move Mar 05, 2011 10:34 PM IST

    Surprised Cong gives guarded response to DMK's move

    The DMK's action of withdrawing ministers does not appear to pose immediate threat to the Congress-led coalition in case of a trial of strength. The ruling coalition has the backing of 310 MPs, including the outside support being provided by parties like SP, BSP and RJD.

  • Baalu does not rule out reviewing decision to pull out Mar 05, 2011 10:34 PM IST

    Baalu does not rule out reviewing decision to pull out

    Chennai, March 5 (PTI) Senior DMK leader T R Baalu tonight indicated his party could review its decision to pull its ministers out of the Union Cabinet if the Congress relents on its stand over sharing of seats in the upcoming Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu.

  • DMK pulls 6 ministers out  of UPA govt Mar 05, 2011 10:22 PM IST

    DMK pulls 6 ministers out of UPA govt

    The Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) on Saturday decided to pull out of UPA Government at the Centre and withdrew its ministers from the Cabinet. The DMK, however, said it will provide only issue-based support to the UPA Government.

  • DMK withdraws from UPA government Mar 05, 2011 09:15 PM IST

    DMK withdraws from UPA government

    The DMK party, a key member of India's ruling coalition, said on Saturday it was withdrawing from the Congress-led government, dealing a huge blow to embattled Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

  • Devaluing dollar will not lead to strong recovery: Forbes Mar 04, 2011 09:58 AM IST

    Devaluing dollar will not lead to strong recovery: Forbes

    Steve Forbes of Forbes in an exclusive interview to CNBC, spoke on a host of issues from tackling the high inflation rate globally, to its impact on currency and whether we were going to see another round of currency wars. He also elaborated on the state of the global recovery.

  • JPC on 2G Scam: Should its hearings be held in public? Mar 03, 2011 05:40 PM IST

    JPC on 2G Scam: Should its hearings be held in public?

    Now that the government has agreed to a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on 2G spectrum scam, we ask should it hearings be held in public or on camera and how do we ensure that the JPC is not hijacked by small influential cabal or over the influence by its chairman.

  • Union Budget 2011: Ways to tackle inflation Feb 22, 2011 04:33 PM IST

    Union Budget 2011: Ways to tackle inflation

    With only a week to go for the budget, the focus this week will be on the important issues that the Finance Minister (FM) will need to tackle on February 28.

  • Govt agrees to parliament probe into telecom scam Feb 20, 2011 05:21 PM IST

    Govt agrees to parliament probe into telecom scam

    The government has bowed to opposition demands for a parliamentary investigation into a major telecoms corruption scandal, lawmakers said on Sunday, in a move to end months of deadlock and ensure passage of the upcoming budget.

  • Carmakers push back on US efficiency aims Feb 16, 2011 08:28 AM IST

    Carmakers push back on US efficiency aims

    Car companies are resurgent financially and attracting support from powerful Republicans in Congress, placing them on firmer ground to challenge moves toward even stricter US fuel-efficiency standards.

  • How does the US budget proposal work? Feb 14, 2011 08:12 AM IST

    How does the US budget proposal work?

    US President Barack Obama on Monday submits to Congress his third annual budget plan, one for the fiscal year 2012 that begins on October 1.

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