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  • Clear-headed response to national security matters absent during UPA, alleges Nirmala Sitharaman Nov 24, 2021 07:49 AM IST

    Clear-headed response to national security matters absent during UPA, alleges Nirmala Sitharaman

    The Modi government gave the armed forces the "fullest right" to take appropriate decisions at appropriate times to show to the people of the country how India responds in such situations, she said.

  • 2004 to 2014 under Congress-led UPA was a lost decade: Nirmala Sitharaman Oct 06, 2021 08:29 AM IST

    2004 to 2014 under Congress-led UPA was a lost decade: Nirmala Sitharaman

    However, economic reforms since 2014 under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government have helped build confidence of people in the economy, she said.

  • The conflict over development that claimed the life of Stan Swamy Jul 07, 2021 04:49 PM IST

    The conflict over development that claimed the life of Stan Swamy

    Economic development is an intensely contested project, throwing up winners and losers. It has always been so, no matter what the political system

  • I got my vaccination certificate digitally. My friend in Seattle got it on a piece of paper: Nandan Nilekani Mar 22, 2021 11:03 PM IST

    I got my vaccination certificate digitally. My friend in Seattle got it on a piece of paper: Nandan Nilekani

    Talking about his journey from a software czar to a technocrat who played a central role in building India's digital rails, Nilekani said the most crucial trait a technocrat needs to have is the ability to build consensus.

  • All anti-BJP parties should unite under UPA: Shiv Sena Dec 26, 2020 10:35 PM IST

    All anti-BJP parties should unite under UPA: Shiv Sena

    Speaking to reporters later, Raut, executive editor of Saamana, said the UPA needs to expand to take on the "dictatorial" Union government.

  • Wilful defaulters beneficiaries of 'phone banking' under UPA regime: Nirmala Sitharaman Apr 29, 2020 10:40 AM IST

    Wilful defaulters beneficiaries of 'phone banking' under UPA regime: Nirmala Sitharaman

    The Finance Minister, through a series of tweets posted late night on Tuesday, said that the Congress has attempted to mislead people, and former Congress President Rahul Gandhi should introspect why his party fails to play a constructive role in cleaning up the system.

  • CBI likely to prosecute top defence ministry officials in AgustaWestland scam: Report Feb 20, 2020 10:13 AM IST

    CBI likely to prosecute top defence ministry officials in AgustaWestland scam: Report

    CBI has sought sanction to prosecute these officials who had “direct” involvement and allegedly tweaked the process to favour M/s AgustaWestland

  • Shiv Sena officially out of NDA, not with UPA yet except on ‘key national issues’: Sanjay Raut Jan 15, 2020 10:22 AM IST

    Shiv Sena officially out of NDA, not with UPA yet except on ‘key national issues’: Sanjay Raut

    Clarifying Shiv Sena’s absence from the recent opposition meeting despite being a Congress ally in Maharashtra, Raut said that was due to “miscommunication”

  • The current political realignment is causing a tectonic shift Dec 30, 2019 01:48 PM IST

    The current political realignment is causing a tectonic shift

    After the result of the Jharkhand election, the BJP seems to have done for the Opposition what the latter may not have been able to achieve on its own – unity.

  • Congress, other UPA parties to move censure motion in Lok Sabha against Pragya Thakur: Sources Nov 28, 2019 02:30 PM IST

    Congress, other UPA parties to move censure motion in Lok Sabha against Pragya Thakur: Sources

    The Congress is spearheading the motion that seeks to censure her for her "unwarranted remarks" on Godse and against the party, the sources said.

  • Recalling when and what went wrong during a certain period is necessary: Nirmala Sitharaman Oct 18, 2019 08:22 AM IST

    Recalling when and what went wrong during a certain period is necessary: Nirmala Sitharaman

    Conceding that there were some "weaknesses" in his regime, Singh had on Thursday said the Modi government should stop blaming the UPA for every economic crisis, as five years were sufficient time to come up with solutions.

  • BJP targets Sonia Gandhi over allegations against former UPA minister Praful Patel Oct 15, 2019 08:18 AM IST

    BJP targets Sonia Gandhi over allegations against former UPA minister Praful Patel

    NCP leader Patel was a member of the Union Cabinet and served as civil aviation minister from 2004 to 2009 in the first term of the UPA government led by the Congress. Gandhi had served as the UPA chairperson.

  • Policy | On deposit insurance, the system went to sleep for a quarter century Oct 11, 2019 12:41 PM IST

    Policy | On deposit insurance, the system went to sleep for a quarter century

    Deposit insurance in India protects up to Rs 1 lakh of a depositor’s money — an incredibly low figure by whichever way you seek to measure it. This level was fixed over a quarter century ago in 1993.

  • Budget 2019: Hike in gold import duty leaves industry reeling Jul 05, 2019 08:00 PM IST

    Budget 2019: Hike in gold import duty leaves industry reeling

    In 2012, January gold import duty raised by 2 percent. However, in 2013 the United Progressive Alliance second term raised three times and set import duty at 10 percent in August 2013.

  • UPA-era aviation scam: Praful Patel denies any wrongdoing, says will cooperate with ED Jun 01, 2019 06:35 PM IST

    UPA-era aviation scam: Praful Patel denies any wrongdoing, says will cooperate with ED

    The ED has asked Patel, who was the civil aviation minister in the UPA government, to appear on June 6 as part of its money-laundering probe related to alleged losses suffered by national carrier Air India in an alleged multi-crore aviation scam.

  • Lok Sabha Election Results Highlights: Narendra Modi visits Arun Jaitley; discusses health, govt priorities in 15-min meeting May 29, 2019 10:14 PM IST

    Lok Sabha Election Results Highlights: Narendra Modi visits Arun Jaitley; discusses health, govt priorities in 15-min meeting

    Live election results of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and updates from the subsequent developments

  • Data Story | Lok Sabha polls: Opposition unity could have stopped BJP sweep in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh May 28, 2019 07:07 PM IST

    Data Story | Lok Sabha polls: Opposition unity could have stopped BJP sweep in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh

    A more united Opposition could have resulted in a significantly different tally in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, among other states

  • Lok Sabha election 2019: What the result means for upcoming Assembly polls May 28, 2019 02:09 PM IST

    Lok Sabha election 2019: What the result means for upcoming Assembly polls

    The Lok Sabha election results are expected to have a huge bearing on the Assembly elections in Maharashtra, Haryana and Jharkhand

  • Policy Pulse | Economic reforms agenda will depend on how NDA interprets its victory May 28, 2019 12:44 PM IST

    Policy Pulse | Economic reforms agenda will depend on how NDA interprets its victory

    The BJP has been voted back to power at a time when the overall economic growth is slowing with no visible sign of a cyclical recovery.

  • Modi juggernaut steamrolls Opposition; focus now on BJP's unfinished economic agenda May 23, 2019 08:31 PM IST

    Modi juggernaut steamrolls Opposition; focus now on BJP's unfinished economic agenda

    Narendra Modi rides to power in a historic mandate that would allow him to give reforms a further push.

  • Results 2019 | BJP sinks its roots deep into India, puts opposition on watch May 23, 2019 05:02 PM IST

    Results 2019 | BJP sinks its roots deep into India, puts opposition on watch

    That the 2019 victory is better than 2014 shows that the BJP juggernaut is not slowing down. It is a powerful machine that’s flattening its political rivals as it moves from state to state.

  • Politics | Flopped campaign and tasteless tirades mar opposition show May 23, 2019 12:46 PM IST

    Politics | Flopped campaign and tasteless tirades mar opposition show

    Personal attacks by discredited leaders hurt themselves more than their potential targets.

  • Lok Sabha election results 2019: 10 key developments so far May 23, 2019 11:12 AM IST

    Lok Sabha election results 2019: 10 key developments so far

    Naveen Patnaik's Biju Janata Dal and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's YSRCP are set to form governments in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

  • Lok Sabha election results 2019: Early trends spell bad news for Congress May 23, 2019 09:49 AM IST

    Lok Sabha election results 2019: Early trends spell bad news for Congress

    However, Congress-led UPA was doing well in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, trends suggest.

  • Lok Sabha Election Result 2019: Timing, vote counting process and where to check results May 23, 2019 05:15 AM IST

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2019: Timing, vote counting process and where to check results

    Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 counting will get under way. Here are the timings, a lowdown on the vote counting process and where to check results.

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