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  • Obama eyes more deficit talks with no deal in sight Jul 16, 2011 11:57 AM IST

    Obama eyes more deficit talks with no deal in sight

    President Barack Obama will decide on Saturday whether to summon lawmakers for a new round of debt and deficit talks, weighing the chances of progress as both sides stick to their positions on spending and taxes.

  • Veerappa Moily assumes charge as Corporate Affairs Minister Jul 13, 2011 12:01 PM IST

    Veerappa Moily assumes charge as Corporate Affairs Minister

    Veerappa Moily today assumed charge as India's new Corporate Affairs Minister following a high profile Cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday.

  • Sonia meets PM amid talk of Cabinet reshuffle Jul 11, 2011 12:44 PM IST

    Sonia meets PM amid talk of Cabinet reshuffle

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi today held consultations giving further grist to the speculation mill over a possible reshuffle of the Union Cabinet.

  • Mining industry in Goa be nationalised: INTUC Jul 04, 2011 10:53 PM IST

    Mining industry in Goa be nationalised: INTUC

    Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), a labour arm of Congress, today demanded that mining industry in Goa be nationalised.

  • Obama's jobs plan aimed at voters, not debt talks Jul 03, 2011 01:01 PM IST

    Obama's jobs plan aimed at voters, not debt talks

    President Barack Obama's call for new job-creation measures won't make it easier to reach a budget-cutting deal with Republicans in Congress, but it could make it easier for him to win reelection next year.

  • BJP, CPI-M, JD(U) taking mileage on Lokpal issue: FM Jul 01, 2011 06:10 PM IST

    BJP, CPI-M, JD(U) taking mileage on Lokpal issue: FM

    Union Minister Pranab Mukherjee today accused the BJP, CPI-M and JD(U) of trying to gain political mileage out of the Lokpal Bill issue by assessing the civil society's outburst as an attack on the Congress.

  • Rahul Gandhi: India's leader in waiting Jun 29, 2011 06:38 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi: India's leader in waiting

    The rise of Rahul Gandhi to India's top office is now more a question of when, not if.

  • Fuel price hike in national interest, says Congress Jun 27, 2011 05:59 PM IST

    Fuel price hike in national interest, says Congress

    Apparently finding itself on the backfoot over some UPA constituents too protesting the latest hike in fuel prices, Congress today said hard decisions have to be taken sometimes in national interest.

  • Uttarakhand government should be sacked: Cong Jun 18, 2011 04:42 PM IST

    Uttarakhand government should be sacked: Cong

    Alleging that the life Swami Nigamanand could not be saved due to negligence of the Uttarakhand government, Leader of Opposition in state Assembly Harak Singh Rawat today demanded that the state government should be sacked.

  • CAG findings not a report on corruption: Cong Jun 18, 2011 09:23 AM IST

    CAG findings not a report on corruption: Cong

    Congress today downplayed opposition demand that the Prime Minister should take full responsibility in the wake of CAG audit findings on the KG basin gas contracts with Reliance Industries (RIL) and order a probe into it saying they are "not a report on corruption".

  • Rahul's birthday to be celebrated as Kisan Adhikar Diwas Jun 17, 2011 01:50 PM IST

    Rahul's birthday to be celebrated as Kisan Adhikar Diwas

    With a view to garner support of the rural masses, Congress is planning to celebrate Rahul Gandhi's birthday by holding a 'chaupal' in every panchyat of the state to hear grievances of farmers on June 19.

  • White House wants business to aid in debt cap fight Jun 15, 2011 08:00 AM IST

    White House wants business to aid in debt cap fight

    Worried that Congress will not act in time to raise the country's borrowing cap, the Obama administration is enlisting the business community to persuade lawmakers that a U.S. default will have dire consequences.

  • Differences can be resolved through dialogue: Anna to Govt Jun 14, 2011 05:26 PM IST

    Differences can be resolved through dialogue: Anna to Govt

    Queried whether he considered BJP a corrupt party, Anna Hazare evaded direct reply and said, "why should I say, you people know." On Congress' allegation that the civil society was undermining democracy, he said the civil society has become the masters of the country when it turned republic.

  • Jaya does not meet Sonia as Cong, DMK are still allies Jun 14, 2011 04:29 PM IST

    Jaya does not meet Sonia as Cong, DMK are still allies

    Fresh from her electoral victory, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today gave indications that she could consider a possible tie-up with Congress if it makes an approach after severing ties with ally DMK.

  • Jayalalithaa seeks Chidambaram's resignation Jun 14, 2011 03:45 PM IST

    Jayalalithaa seeks Chidambaram's resignation

    On whether there was a possibility of Congress and AIADMK coming together again, Jayalalithaa said the DMK and Congress continue to be partners and both parties have been maintaining their alliance.

  • Congress distances itself from views in mouthpiece Jun 10, 2011 07:01 PM IST

    Congress distances itself from views in mouthpiece

    After tying itself in knots, Congress today tried to wriggle out of the controversy over four union ministers going to the Delhi airport to meet Ramdev, stating that the editorial in the party mouthpiece disapproving the move was 'personal views' of its editor.

  • Police break Swami Ramdev's hunger strike Jun 05, 2011 04:20 PM IST

    Police break Swami Ramdev's hunger strike

    Police swooped on Swami Ramdev, on Sunday, using teargas and batons to break up a fast against graft, risking more political headaches for scandal-tainted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

  • Cong talks tough at core group meet on Ramdev Jun 02, 2011 08:48 PM IST

    Cong talks tough at core group meet on Ramdev

    Worried over Baba Ramdev's plan to start an indefinite fast against corruption from Saturday, Congress leaders met again on Thursday.

  • Geithner hopeful of US fiscal reform deal May 26, 2011 08:28 AM IST

    Geithner hopeful of US fiscal reform deal

    US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Wednesday he was optimistic on reaching a fiscal reform deal with Congress that would eliminate the threat of a government debt default.

  • Watchdog: SEC wasted $1m on data storage May 25, 2011 08:11 AM IST

    Watchdog: SEC wasted $1m on data storage

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission wasted USD 1 million on virtual data storage it bought in 2008, the agency's internal watchdog said, part of a series of investigations into the agency's procurement practices.

  • Government fights to regain momentum with land reform May 23, 2011 08:47 AM IST

    Government fights to regain momentum with land reform

    The Congress party-led coalition on Sunday promised to push a key land reform bill in the July session of parliament, trying to regain the initiative after months of corruption scandals and protests over prices.

  • Cong revives Bhatta-Parsaul issue, Sachin Pilot arrested May 22, 2011 08:12 PM IST

    Cong revives Bhatta-Parsaul issue, Sachin Pilot arrested

    Reviving the Bhatta-Parsaul farmers' issue, Congress leader Sachin Pilot today visited protestors lodged in Dasna Jail and was arrested on way to the violence-hit areas to meet families of those injured during the agitation over land acquisition.

  • Kanimozhi's arrest will not impact DMK coalition: Cong May 21, 2011 11:47 AM IST

    Kanimozhi's arrest will not impact DMK coalition: Cong

    Congress today said the arrest of DMK MP and M Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi in the 2G spectrum allocation case will not have any impact on the UPA coalition.

  • US does not expect Aug 2 debt deadline to change May 19, 2011 08:19 AM IST

    US does not expect Aug 2 debt deadline to change

    The Obama administration does not expect the August 2 deadline for raising the US debt ceiling to shift and is not forming a Plan B if Congress fails to approve that hike, senior officials said on Wednesday.

  • Debt limit D-day to spell tough choices for Obama May 17, 2011 08:33 AM IST

    Debt limit D-day to spell tough choices for Obama

    If Congress does not raise the limit on U.S. government debt before the specter of default becomes reality this summer, President Barack Obama will need to decide which bills to pay -- and choose between market mayhem and a firestorm over missed benefit payments.

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