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  • Andhra bifurcation: 2013 saw Telangana moving towards reality December 28, 2013

    The year 2013 would go down in golden letters in the history of Telangana as the Congressled government at the Centre put its seal of approval to carve out a new state by splitting Andhra Pradesh. But the move erupted largescale protests in Seemandhra, provoking six Congress Lok Sabha MPs to...
  • Andhra bifurcation will lead to security concerns, says Kiran Reddy November 18, 2013

    Warning that bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh would lead to security concerns for the whole nation, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Monday urged the Group of Ministers (GoM) to reconsider the decision to carve out separate Telangana state. The chief minister met the GoM in the national capital and strongly...
  • Telangana Congress leaders deliberate ahead of meeting with GoM November 15, 2013

    Ahead of the meeting between Group of Ministers (GoM) on Andhra Pradesh bifurcation and Union ministers from the state, Congress leaders from Telangana discussed about key issues to be highlighted with the highlevel panel on Friday. The meeting gains significance as two state ministers from Seemandhra region have demanded Union Territory...
  • Andhra CM's meet with GoM on Telangana postponed November 14, 2013

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, who was scheduled to meet Group of Ministers (GOM) on Telangana in Delhi on Thursday night, has postponed his visit. The chief minister will not be travelling to the national capital for the meeting with the GoM, sources in the Chief Minister's...
  • YSR Congress, CPM demands for united Andhra November 13, 2013

    The YSR Congress party and Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Wednesday met the Group of Ministers and strongly opposed proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. Leaders of the two parties conveyed their opinion to the GoM, which continued meeting representatives of political parties for the second day. The Telugu Desam Party...
  • Telangana Bill likely in Parliament in winter session November 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Telangana Bill is likely to be introduced in Parliament during its upcoming winter session, according to highlyplaced sources. The Group of Ministers (GoM) on Telangana met the secretaries of various government departments on Monday as part of its brief to look into the proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. The...
  • GoM discusses Andhra bifurcation issues with departments November 12, 2013

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: The Group of Ministers (GoM) on Telangana on Monday discussed with secretaries of various central ministries and departments issues related to bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. The GoM, constituted by the Centre to consider issues regarding the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and formation of a separate Telangana state, held consultations...
  • YSR Congress to attend meeting on Telangana convened by Centre, informs Jagan November 8, 2013

    A representative of the YSR Congress Party would be attending the allparty meeting convened by the Centre on November 13 on the issue of division of Andhra Pradesh, the party said on Friday. Talking to reporters, YSRCP president Jaganmohan Reddy said that senior leader MV Mysoora Reddy would be representing the...
  • Panel set up to study division of assets between Telangana, Andhra October 28, 2013

    The Centre has constituted a high level committee headed by former CRPF chief, K Vijay Kumar, to look at the division of assets and the administrative framework which would be required when Telangana is created upon bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. The committee, which will visit Hyderabad tomorrow, will interact with professionals,...
  • Telangana: GoM discusses sharing of water, power, assets between states October 19, 2013

    The GoM, set up to look into the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, on Saturday, had detailed discussions concerning sharing of river water, power, distribution of assets and demarcating of boundaries at its second meeting and ordered preparation of reports on every issue. "The GoM discussed in detail terms of reference. We...
  • Congress speaking in different voices on Andhra division, alleges Naidu October 18, 2013

    Congress is going ahead with division of Andhra Pradesh for political gains without trying to resolve the issue in an amicable manner, TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu alleged on Friday. Naidu, who undertook fast in Delhi recently against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, said Congress leaders in Delhi spoke in different voices...
  • GoM on Telangana to consider Srikrishna Committee's report on Telangana October 11, 2013

    The Group of Ministers (GoM), set up to look into the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, will focus its deliberations on the recommendations of Justice BN Srikrishna Committee that gave an extensive report on Telangana in 2010. "Srikrishna Committee's report will be the basis of the whole exercise," Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde,...
  • GoM meet on Land Acquisition Bill inconclusive October 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The Group of Ministers (GoM) on Land Acquisition Bill on Monday remained divided over the issue of retrospective acquisitions and the consent required from land owners with Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar saying two-three meetings are required to finalise the bill. During the last meeting too, the same issues had...
  • Ministers' group likely to discuss land acquisition bill October 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The second meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on the controversial land acquisition bill will be held on Monday. The 14member GoM, headed by agriculture minister Sharad Pawar, was formed last month after some ministers had voiced reservations against certain provisions of the Bill. The GoM is likely to...
  • GoM submits pharma pricing proposal to Cabinet September 28, 2012

    New Delhi: A ministers panel, headed by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, on Thursday finalised the pharma pricing policy under which 348 essential drugs will come under price control of the government. The Group of Ministers (GoM) will be sending their recommendations to the Cabinet within a week for approval to bring...
  • GoM puts off decision on Land Acquisition Bill September 27, 2012

    New Delhi: A Group of Ministers (GoM) formed to examine certain provisions of the controversial Land Acquisition Bill met in New Delhi on Thursday but no decisions were taken in the meeting. "We will decide next time. This week, I am going to Vietnam and I will be back on...
  • GoM on controversial Land Acquisition Bill to meet September 27, 2012

    New Delhi: A Group of Ministers, headed by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, is likely to meet on Thursday to examine certain provisions of the controversial Land Acquisition Bill. "The meeting of the GoM on Land Acquisition Bill is scheduled for Thursday evening," according to sources. The GoM is likely be...
  • PM includes Praful in GoM on corruption issue July 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Senior NCP leader Praful Patel has been included in the Group of Ministers to tackle corruption, a development which assumes significance against the backdrop of recent complaint by the UPA ally that its voice was not being heard in Government functioning. Patel was nominated in the important GoM by...
  • GoM to take up Boeing compensation issue tomorrow July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: A Group of Ministers, headed by Home Minister P Chidambaram, would take up on Wednesday the issue of compensation to be paid by US aircraft maker Boeing to Air India for a fouryear delay in the delivery of Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes, official sources said on Tuesday. According to...
  • Ban on cotton exports likely to be lifted March 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The ban on cotton exports is likely to be lifted on Saturday, according to sources. The Group of Ministers (GoM) meet to review the ban on cotton exports remained inconclusive on Friday. As a result of this the ban stays till any decision is taken in more meetings...
  • Cotton export ban: GoM meet inconclusive March 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Group of Ministers (GoM) meet to review the ban on cotton exports remained inconclusive on Friday. As a result of this the ban stays till any decision is taken in more meetings to be held in the coming days. The meeting came after Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said...
  • Cotton exports ban: GoM to meet today March 9, 2012

    New Delhi: A group of ministers will be meeting on Friday at 5:00 pm to discuss the row over the ban on cotton exports. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had asked the Commerce Ministry's decision to ban cotton exports to be reviewed. Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar had...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 21, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Model code row: GoM makes no recommendations February 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The Group of Ministers meeting on Wednesday to discuss the row with EC on the Model Code of Conduct, reportedly did not make any recommendations. There is reportedly no such move under contemplation by the government or the Group of Ministers, sources said. The war of words between the...
  • GoM to meet to review AI's turnaround plans January 16, 2012

    New Delhi: A Group of Ministers (GoM) is scheduled to hold a crucial meeting on Tuesday to critically review Air India's debt recast and turnaround plans and recommend to the Union Cabinet additional equity infusion in the ailing carrier. According to sources, the GoM, headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, will...
  • RBI okays Air India's debt restructuring plan January 7, 2012

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank has approved debtridden national carrier Air India's financial restructuring plan, which would enable banks to amortise their provisional losses over 29 quarters, a senior Air India official said on Saturday in Mumbai. "This should help banks to reduce the impact on their balance sheets, as well as...
  • Anna fast forces Pawar to quit Lokpal panel April 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare's anticorruption drive claimed its big first casualty with Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday quitting the Group of Ministers(GoM) on corruption, saying he does not want to be "associated" with the panel anymore. Pawar, the NCP supremo, said that he has written a letter to Prime...
  • CCEA refers CairnVedanta deal to GoM April 6, 2011

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday referred the $ 9.6 billion CairnVedanta deal to a group of ministers after sharp differences emerged at its meeting on Wednesday. "It has been referred to a Group of Ministers (GoM)...the GoM will be headed...
  • Bhopal retrial not legally tenable: Fali Nariman June 27, 2010

    While the Group Of Ministers (GoM) on the Bhopal gas tragedy recommended the reopening of certain cases including former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson's extradition, senior advocate Fali Nariman, who also represented Union Carbide in 1985 feels what the Government is saying is not legally tenable. He also said that...
  • 'Don't dump toxic waste in our backyard' June 27, 2010

    Bhopal: Angry villagers in Indore are protesting the proposed incineration of 346 tonnes of toxic waste from the now defunct Union carbide factory at the Pithampura Industrial area near Indore. Their fears have been fuelled by the report from the Central Pollution Control Board that says underground water got...