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  • Anti-incumbency led to DMK-Cong defeat in TN: Azad May 13, 2011 01:48 PM IST

    Anti-incumbency led to DMK-Cong defeat in TN: Azad

    Congress on Friday attributed the DMK-led alliance's rout in Tamil Nadu to anti-incumbency and explained away by saying it was the turn of the Opposition AIADMK to come to power.

  • Mamata, Jaya, Gogoi lead, dead heat in Kerala May 11, 2011 09:24 AM IST

    Mamata, Jaya, Gogoi lead, dead heat in Kerala

    The CNN-IBN-The Week post-poll surveys conducted by the CSDS reveal surprising trends among voters in all four states.

  • Diesel price hike, a very sensitive issue: Congress May 04, 2011 08:25 PM IST

    Diesel price hike, a very sensitive issue: Congress

    Congress today indicated its discomfort over a likely increase in diesel price saying the common man should not be affected by any such hike and raising diesel prices is a "very sensitive" issue.

  • Bank margins will be between 3.1-3.4%: Demeter Advisors May 03, 2011 11:04 AM IST

    Bank margins will be between 3.1-3.4%: Demeter Advisors

    Ashwini Agarwal the director of Demeter Advisors, in an interview on CNBC-TV18, talks about how he sees the market playing out post the monetary policy review. He also talks about the different factors which will decide how market will move forward.

  • Saifuddin Soz replaces Joshi as PAC head, no decision taken Apr 28, 2011 07:01 PM IST

    Saifuddin Soz replaces Joshi as PAC head, no decision taken

    After Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman MM Joshi walked out of the meeting the committee members have Saifuddin Soz as a replacement reports CNBC-TV18’s Economic Policy Editor Siddharth Zarabi.

  • Food & guest control at wedding: Does it make sense? Apr 28, 2011 07:52 AM IST

    Food & guest control at wedding: Does it make sense?

    Suggestions that the government needs to limit the size of weddings and large functions and restrict the quantity of food served has created debate that encompasses values, economics, taste and the sort of society we want to be. CNBC-TV18’s Karan Thapar explores the many aspects of this decision on India Tonight.

  • Congress, Oppn head for showdown over PAC report Apr 27, 2011 09:04 PM IST

    Congress, Oppn head for showdown over PAC report

    An all out political war broke out on Wednesday with the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) coming down heavily on the PMO, Cabinet Secretariat and faulting the Prime Minister in the 2G scam while the Congress and DMK hit back demanding Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi's resignation.

  • Congress, DMK slam PAC chief, demand resignation Apr 27, 2011 08:56 PM IST

    Congress, DMK slam PAC chief, demand resignation

    Slamming PAC chairman MM Joshi over the draft report on 2G scam, Congress and DMK members of the panel on Wednesday accused him of having "malafide intention" of destabilising the government and demanded his resignation.

  • US can buy time to make tough budget cuts: Geithner Apr 27, 2011 10:31 AM IST

    US can buy time to make tough budget cuts: Geithner

    Congress and the White House could buy time to make the difficult decisions needed to cut the US budget gap if they can agree on a broad deficit reduction framework, US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Tuesday.

  • Obama, wary of high gas prices, takes aim at Big Oil Apr 27, 2011 10:31 AM IST

    Obama, wary of high gas prices, takes aim at Big Oil

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Congress to immediately end tax breaks for oil and gas firms, seeking to deflect the public anger over high gasoline prices that is hurting his popularity among voters.

  • Gujarat riots of 2002: Modi's role? Apr 26, 2011 08:24 AM IST

    Gujarat riots of 2002: Modi's role?

    Sanjiv Bhatt’s affidavit, claiming that Narendra Modi asked policemen to let Hindus went their anger and thus condoned the Gujarat killings of 2002, has exploded like a bombshell. CNBC-TV18's Karan Thapar examines the many ramifications and implications of this development.

  • What do young MPs feel about corruption? Apr 21, 2011 08:23 AM IST

    What do young MPs feel about corruption?

    While Anna Hazare’s crusade against corruption is dominating the news, CNBC-TV18's Karan Thapar asks how is this critical issue viewed by India’s young member of parliaments (MPs).

  • 2G scam: Congress, DMK oppose further PAC probe Apr 15, 2011 06:45 PM IST

    2G scam: Congress, DMK oppose further PAC probe

    Sharp divisions were seen in the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) over its probe into the 2G Spectrum Scam. At the PAC meeting, Congress and DMK members questioned the need for the committee to continue its examination of the matter as a Joint Parliamentary Committee is already in place, reports CNBC-TV18’s Siddharth Zarabi.

  • Cong steers controversy on Radia's claim about Pawar Apr 15, 2011 10:09 AM IST

    Cong steers controversy on Radia's claim about Pawar

    The Congress on Thrusday steered clear of the issue of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia reportedly linking Sharad Pawar to 2G scam-tainted DB Realty firm, noting that the Union Minister has himself made an "elaborate" clarification.

  • Lokpal Bill: Was Anna Hazare's hunger strike justified? Apr 13, 2011 03:32 PM IST

    Lokpal Bill: Was Anna Hazare's hunger strike justified?

    Was Anna Hazare’s hunger strike justified? How should we evaluate the attracted and how should we view his Jan Lokpal Bill?

  • Congress wants Hazare to start campaign against UP govt Apr 12, 2011 07:58 PM IST

    Congress wants Hazare to start campaign against UP govt

    Alleging that Uttar Pradesh is the most corrupt of all states, the Congress on Tuesday asked social activist Anna Hazare to start a movement from the state if he wanted to start a state-based campaign.

  • Thousands back Anna's hunger strike; govt offers deal Apr 08, 2011 09:07 PM IST

    Thousands back Anna's hunger strike; govt offers deal

    Students in T-shirts and Sikhs in turbans and carrying swords rallied alongside peasants and executives on Friday in support of activist Anna Hazare's hunger strike against corruption, as the government and protest leaders neared a deal on an anti-corruption bill.

  • Cash for cricketers: Is it misuse of public funds? Apr 08, 2011 07:57 AM IST

    Cash for cricketers: Is it misuse of public funds?

    An apparent competition between State governments and even some central ministers to shower gifts of cash, land, houses or free travel on the World Cup winning cricket team has troubled many people. Is this a suitable and fitting reward or questionable or even possibly distasteful behaviour?

  • PM to campaign for DMK-led DPA in TN on April 9 Apr 06, 2011 05:57 PM IST

    PM to campaign for DMK-led DPA in TN on April 9

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will campaign for the DMK-led Democratic Progressive Alliance in which Congress is a key constituent, here on April 9, a top TNCC functionary said today.

  • Wikileaks expose: BJP vs Congress Mar 31, 2011 08:36 AM IST

    Wikileaks expose: BJP vs Congress

    After attacking the government over the Wikileak exposés, it’s now the BJP’s turn to squirm. From Arun Jaitley and LK Advani to Sheshadri Chari and Prakash Javadekar, leaders of the party may regret what they have reportedly said to American diplomats. CNBC-TV18’s Karan Thapar discusses the issue with eminent set of panelists.

  • Hike in MPLADS: Is it constitutional? Mar 25, 2011 08:00 AM IST

    Hike in MPLADS: Is it constitutional?

    The government’s recent decision to increase the MP Local Area Development Scheme funds by 150% from 2-5 crore may have delighted most MPs but it is met with considerable concern and criticism from other quarters. CNBC-TV18's Karan Thapar examines this decision, enquires into the constitutionality of the scheme and its efficacy.

  • Libya strikes complicate Pentagon budget strain Mar 22, 2011 08:15 AM IST

    Libya strikes complicate Pentagon budget strain

    US military operations against Libya will be funded through cash flow, but finding the money will be tough given the lack of a defense budget for the 2011 fiscal year, the Defense Department's top budget official said.

  • Wikileaks & cash-for-votes: Government's response? Mar 22, 2011 07:53 AM IST

    Wikileaks & cash-for-votes: Government's response?

    The Wikileak exposé have once again focused concern on how the government won the confidence vote in 2008. In-turn that raised critical issues about the extent of corruption and the integrity of the government, a lot now depends on the government’s response.

  • Is Congress-TMC seat sharing pact a bad deal? Mar 21, 2011 10:09 PM IST

    Is Congress-TMC seat sharing pact a bad deal?

    Unlike the DMK, where Congress was seen as having had the upper hand, in Bengal it is clear that Mamata has had her way. Congress has had an increase of one seat but the crucial Kolkata seats are still with Mamata, CNBC-TV18's Priyanka Gupta and Pallavi Ghosh report

  • 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?

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