Jul 16, 2011 11:57 AM IST
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.
- Jul 13, 2011 12:01 PM IST
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.
- Jul 11, 2011 12:44 PM IST
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.
- Jul 04, 2011 10:53 PM IST
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), a labour arm of Congress, today demanded that mining industry in Goa be nationalised.
- Jul 03, 2011 01:01 PM IST
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.
- Jul 01, 2011 06:10 PM IST
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.
- Jun 29, 2011 06:38 PM IST
The rise of Rahul Gandhi to India's top office is now more a question of when, not if.
- Jun 27, 2011 05:59 PM IST
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.
- Jun 18, 2011 04:42 PM IST
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.
- Jun 18, 2011 09:23 AM IST
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".
- Jun 17, 2011 01:50 PM IST
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.
- Jun 15, 2011 08:00 AM IST
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.
- Jun 14, 2011 05:26 PM IST
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.
- Jun 14, 2011 04:29 PM IST
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.
- Jun 14, 2011 03:45 PM IST
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.
- Jun 10, 2011 07:01 PM IST
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.
- Jun 05, 2011 04:20 PM IST
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.
- Jun 02, 2011 08:48 PM IST
Worried over Baba Ramdev's plan to start an indefinite fast against corruption from Saturday, Congress leaders met again on Thursday.
- May 26, 2011 08:28 AM IST
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.
- May 25, 2011 08:11 AM IST
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.
- May 23, 2011 08:47 AM IST
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.
- May 22, 2011 08:12 PM IST
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.
- May 21, 2011 11:47 AM IST
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.
- May 19, 2011 08:19 AM IST
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.
- May 17, 2011 08:33 AM IST
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.