Pallavi Ghosh

  • Ministries asked to implement plans for Modi's big bang I-Day speech: Sources 28-07-2014 03:52 PM

    New Delhi: All the Union ministries have been asked to implement as many budgetary proposals as possible before August 10 so that Prime Minister Narendra Mdoi can deliver a big bang Independence speech, said sources in the government. Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth directed the ministries to bring some major reforms...
  • Rape crisis centres soon; Finance Ministry approves Maneka's proposal 28-07-2014 12:07 PM

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has given its nod to the setting up of rape crisis centres in all the districts, as proposed by the Ministry of Women & Children Development. Formal approval of the Union Cabinet is likely to be taken up on Monday. Women * Children Development Minister...
  • Congress may not move court if Speaker doesn't give them the LOP post 27-07-2014 07:04 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress party is likely to abide by the decision of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan over the issue of the post of Leader of Opposition in the House. According to sources, the party is unlikely to approach court if the Speaker's decision is in line with Attorney...
  • May review SGPC Act passed by Haryana government, says new Governor 26-07-2014 01:20 PM

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kaptan Singh Solanki has been appointed as the new Governor of Haryana amidst the ongoing tussle over the new Gurudwara Committee Act passed by the Haryana Government. Solanki has now hinted that he may review the legality of the SGPC Act passed by...
  • Congress alleges travesty of justice as A-G denies it Leader of Opposition post 26-07-2014 07:42 AM

    New Delhi: In a big setback for the Congress, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has opined that the party is not eligible for the post of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. The A-G has cited a 1956 convention which stipulates that a party must have 10 per cent strength...
  • Centre seeks views from political parties on procedure of appointing judges 24-07-2014 05:42 PM

    New Delhi: With an intent to bring amendments in the procedure of appointment of judges, the Law Ministry has sought inputs from political parties over the procedure. The NDA government has been mulling a Constitutional Amendment Bill to set up a Judicial Appointments Commission to replace the present collegium system....
  • Crisis within Congress deepens, leaders believe Rahul a liability 22-07-2014 09:38 PM

    New Delhi: The crisis within the Congress is deepening with each passing day and leaders have turned rebels questioning party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's style of working. According to sources, senior party leaders have blamed Rahul for Congress's decimation in the Lok Sabha polls wherein the party was reduced to...
  • Law Ministry assures immediate clearance of amendments to Juvenile Justice Act: sources 22-07-2014 11:38 AM

    New Delhi: Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi has sent the amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad according to sources. Sources say that the Law Minister has assured her of immediate clearance. Maneka Gandhi had earlier this month pushed for change in the...
  • Congress hit by crisis in Haryana, Assam, Maharashtra 21-07-2014 10:35 PM

    The Congress party is hit by crisis as its leaders are turning rebel with each passing day. After the party was hit by the crisis in Assam and Maharashtra, dissent is growing in the Haryana too. Ever since the Congress was decimated in the Lok Sabha elections in this May...
  • Congress-NC end alliance in J&K, to contest Assembly polls alone 20-07-2014 01:51 PM

    Srinagar: The Congress and the National Conference (NC) alliance is headed for a split in Jammu and Kashmir with the Congress clarifying its stand that it will fight alone in all 87 seats in the state assembly polls. "It is better not to depend on other party like we did...
  • Ready to resign but not under pressure: Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit 20-07-2014 08:59 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala governor Sheila Dikshit has clarified her stand that she will not resign from her post under any pressure. She added that she is not desperate to keep her job. Sheila has been under pressure to resign ever since the Narendra Modi government took charge at the Centre. She...
  • Draft to amend Juvenile Justice Act ready, may be tabled in Parliament's Winter Session 17-07-2014 02:19 PM

    New Delhi: The draft to amend the Juvenile Justice Act has been finalised and will be presented to the Law Ministry for opinion, say sources. The Women and Child Welfare Ministry is hoping to table the draft in the Winter Session of Parliament after seeking the Law Ministry's opinion on...
  • Rahul Gandhi destroyed Congress: Former party MP Gufran Azam 14-07-2014 03:06 PM

    New Delhi: Criticisms continue to pour against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Former Congress MP Gufran Azam on Monday accused the Gandhi scion of destroying the Grand Old Party of Indian politics. He said, "He thought the Youth Congress is a lab, did experiments and destroyed it. And he did...
  • PM Modi can choose his staff: Jaitley on Nripendra Misra's appointment 11-07-2014 08:42 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday slammed the opposition parties for their remarks over the appointment of Nripendra Mishra saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the right to choose his staff. The BJP and the Congress are set for a face-off over the appointment of the Prime Minister's...
  • Governors cannot be transferred like clerks, says former Nagaland Governor 11-07-2014 12:40 PM

    New Delhi: Lashing out at the Central government after he was transferred from Mizoram without consultation, Nagaland Governor Vakkom Purushothaman said "I did not like the way I was transferred. Governors cannot be transferred like clerks." Earlier in the day Purushothaman sent his resignation from the post of Nagaland Governor...
  • Budget 2014: Nothing for poor sector, says Shashi Tharoor 10-07-2014 05:54 PM

    Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said that he did not hear any bold project announcement in the Finance Minister's budget speech. "Nothing done for the poor sector and nothing to encourage the people," he said. ...
  • Congress moves privilege motion against government for rail fare hike before Budget Session 09-07-2014 01:33 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress has moved a privilege motion against the government on increasing rail fares before the Budget Session of Parliament began. The privilege motion is also against the alleged leaking of Rail Budget papers before they were presented. The Narendra Modi government had announced a steep 14 per...
  • 3 out of 10 Indians poor, reveals Rangarajan panel report on poverty estimates 07-07-2014 09:00 AM

    New Delhi: The findings of the Rangarajan panel report on poverty estimates have been declared and it report states that three out of 10 people in India are poor. The report has hiked the poverty limit to Rs 47 per day in cities, stating that people spending below that would...
  • PM personally monitoring situation in Iraq: sources 03-07-2014 06:24 PM

    New Delhi: With a number of Indians still stranded in various parts of Iraq, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is personally monitoring situation in the war-torn country, say government sources. With the nurses held hostage in Tikrit being moved to an unidentified location by the ISIS militants, PM has asked the...
  • Centre can't be blamed for Gopal Subramanium row: government sources 02-07-2014 10:23 AM

    New Delhi: Facing flak from Chief Justice of India RM Lodha over the Gopal Subramanium row, the government has defended itself putting the resposibility on the judiciary. Government sources have also stated that the right to reconsideration rests with the Centre. Government sources have said that in 2009 too, the...
  • Congress firefights simmering dissent after Lok Sabha poll debacle 29-06-2014 12:33 PM

    New Delhi: As Congress grapples to find a reason for its stunning defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, questions are already been asked about the reasons for the mauling. Senior Congress leader AK Antony, the man considered to be closest to party President Sonia Gandhi and party Vice President...
  • Digvijaya Singh says Rahul Gandhi does not have the temperament to rule 28-06-2014 04:59 PM

    New Delhi: After facing flak from some of his party workers, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is now being criticised by one of the senior most leaders of the Congress. Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh in an interview to a news channel has said that the Gandhi scion does not...
  • Prithviraj Chavan to meet AK Antony today, give feedback on party's debacle in LS polls 28-06-2014 04:35 PM

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan whose fate as the CM hangs in the balance is scheduled to meet former Defence Minister and Sonia Gandhi aide AK Antony on Saturday. Chavan along with some Maharashtra MLAs will meet Antony later in the day- who will submit a final report...
  • Congress meet to review poll loss 28-06-2014 03:47 PM

    The AK Antony committee set up by the Congress party to inquire into the poll losses endured in the last Lok Sabha elections will meet on Saturday. Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan, along with several other MLAs will meet former Defence Minister AK Antony and submit a detailed report on the...
  • Governors can be questioned while in office: A-G Mukul Rohtagi 27-06-2014 06:04 PM

    New Delhi: Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi has opposed former Solicitor General's view saying that governors could be questioned as part of an investigation while in office. He, however, added that the governors could be prosecuted once they are out of office. Rohtagi's remarks come in wake of the CBI questioning...
  • Oil Ministry proposes to hike LPG price by Rs 5 per cylinder: Sources 24-06-2014 03:19 PM

    New Delhi: The Oil Ministry is considering a proposal to hike the price of LPG by Rs 5 per cylinder. The price of kerosene is also likely to be increased by Rs 1. The rise in prices comes amidst high level meetings being held over gas pricing. After Prime Minister...
  • Chavan meets Sonia, unlikely to step down as Maharashtra CM 21-06-2014 09:07 PM

    New Delhi: Amid speculation of a possible change of guard in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Saturday. However, according to sources, Chavan is unlikely to step down from his post. The Maharashtra Chief Minister is expected to brief a panel led...
  • Congress undecided on changing Prithviraj Chavan as Maharashtra CM 21-06-2014 06:27 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress high command remains undecided on having a change of guard in Maharashtra. Sources say that the final decision on replacing Prithviraj Chavan as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra will be taken after MLAs give feedback to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Chavan on Saturday met Sonia Gandhi...
  • PMO deputes minister to study facts in rape case against Nihal Chand 20-06-2014 01:49 PM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office on Friday intervened in the rape case against Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Nihal Chand. The PMO has also deputed a senior leader to study the facts of the case. The case dates back to 2011, when the woman was allegedly sexually...
  • Congress looking at changing the CMs of Maharashtra, Assam, Haryana 20-06-2014 08:50 AM

    New Delhi: After the poll debacle, the Congress has gone into the damage control mode. The Congress is reportedly looking at a possible change of chief ministers in Maharashtra, Assam and Haryana. According to sources, Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan might have to step down from his post soon. The Nationalist...