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  • Let Congress leadership decide retirement age from party: Oscar Fernandes September 3, 2014

    Talking to reporters, Congress leader Oscar Fernandes says he supports that old guards should take a back seat after a certain age and give space to young leaders. Though he left the final decision to the Congress President he said he is in support of retirement. ...
  • FIR against Oscar Fernandes for poll code violation August 16, 2014

    Bellary: An FIR was on Saturday filed against Congress leader and former Union minister Oscar Fernandes for alleged violation of the code of conduct for the August 21 Assembly byelection from Bellary Rural constituency. The FIR was registered by police based on a complaint by electoral officials after Fernandes and Christian...
  • National Herald case: Court to hear petitions by Sonia, Rahul Gandhi today August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: It is a crucial court hearing for the Congress party on Friday. The Delhi High Court will be hearing petitions by Indian National Congress party President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi were summoned...
  • Rahul Gandhi to address Mahila Congress meet in Delhi June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi will on Wednesday address the concluding day of the twoday National Council meet of Mahila Congress. The twoday meet that began on Tuesday, was attended by Mahila Congress chiefs from states during which issues like challenges before the party and ensuring proper representation to women in...
  • Centre's assurance of funds to BRO a poll gimmick: BC Khanduri February 10, 2014

    Casting doubts on Union Minister Oscar Fernandes's ssurance that the BRO will be given all the money required for road repair work in Uttarakhand, former Chief Minister Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri on Sunday said it might just be a prepoll promise never to be fulfilled. "I have long been raising the issue...
  • Will complete road restoration in Uttarakhand by April end: BRO February 9, 2014

    The Border Roads Organisation has said that it will ensure complete restoration of the roads damaged in the Uttarakhand flash floods by April 30 to enable a smooth and troublefree 'char dham' pilgrimage this season. An assurance to the effect was given by BRO DG, Lt Gen AT Parnaik, to Chief...
  • Rahul is Congress PM nominee for 2014 elections, says Fernandes January 16, 2014

    Ahead of the crucial AICC session on Friday, Union Minister Oscar Fernandes on Thursday said Rahul Gandhi is Congress candidate for Prime Ministership even as suspense remains on whether the party will formally annoint him as PM nominee for the Lok Sabha polls. "Whether he (Rahul) accepts or not, he is...
  • UPA govt committed to development of Bihar, says Oscar Fernandes January 7, 2014

    Expressing Congress's commitment foreconomic development of Bihar, Union Minister Oscar Fernandeson Tuesday said the UPA government allocated more funds to it incomparison to other states as it understood the state'saspirations.Fernandes also assured that the state's special statusdemand was under consideration of the central government. "The Congressled UPA government is serious to...
  • Congress Legislature Party's next leader likely to be decided on Tuesday January 6, 2014

    A decision on naming the nextleader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in MadhyaPradesh is likely to be taken on Tuesday by the party HighCommand.An announcement to this effect was made in Bhopal by seniorCongress leader and Union Minister Oscar Fernandes. He andUnion Minister C P Joshi were the two...
  • Oscar Fernandes given charge of Labour and Employment ministry after Ola's death December 15, 2013

    Union Minister Oscar Fernandes was given the additional charge of Ministry of Labour and Employment tonight following the death of Sis Ram Ola. A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said the decision was taken on the advice of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Fernandes already holds the post of Road Transport and Highways Minister. Earlier, President...
  • Oscar Fernandes joins 'Rahul for PM' clamour October 12, 2013

    Joining the "Rahul for PM" clamour in the Congress, Union Minister for Transport Road and Highways Oscar Fernandes, on Saturday, said that Rahul Gandhi had all capabilities to become the Prime Minister. "Rahul is a talented leader. He has all the capabilities to become Prime Minister," Fernandes, who was in Chennai...
  • 'Jeevan Bachao' scheme launched on JaipurDelhi highway July 29, 2013

    A pilot project of 'Jeevan Bachao' scheme providing cashless treatment for those injured in road accidents was launched along the GurgaonJapiur stretch on the JaipurDelhi National Highway on Monday.. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Oscar Fernandes said the scheme was aimed at bringing down rate of deaths in road...
  • Clear signs of fatigue in UPAII as PM inducts new ministers June 17, 2013

    New Delhi: In perhaps the last reshuffle before the 2014 general elections, the United Progressive Alliance on Monday inducted new faces into its Cabinet, but it seems like a clear sign that a fatigued UPAII has run out of options. A classic example was the return of 85yearold Sis Ram Ola,...
  • UPA inducts old faces in Cabinet, 85yearold Ola gets Labour Ministry June 17, 2013

    New Delhi: In perhaps the last reshuffle before the 2014 general elections, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) on Monday inducted new faces into its Cabinet, including 85yearold Sis Ram Ola, leaving out the young brigade to send out a message that it wants to run the government with a mixture...
  • Congress will decide on Karnataka CM candidate: Oscar Fernandes May 8, 2013

    Congress won the Karnataka Assembly elections on Wednesday by a huge margin. ...
  • Congress remains tightlipped over Swamy's allegations against Rahul November 2, 2012

    Congress leader Oscar Fernandes refused to comment over the allegations Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy made against Sonia Gandhi and her son saying Rahul Gandhi is dealing with the matter and his letter to Swamy is a good enough reply. ...
  • Goa polls: Cong in tailspin over dissidence February 9, 2012

    Panaji: In a bind over largescale dissidence in the party ahead of March 3 Goa Assembly polls, the Congress poll managers are pulling all stops to placate the dissenters who have raised the banner of revolt after being denied tickets. The anxiety in Congress is palpable from the fact that...
  • Political blame game begins over UP encephalitis October 8, 2011

    New Delhi: After CNNIBN's report which exposed the successive governments in Uttar Pradesh for ignoring deaths due to encephalitis for 33 years, political blame game has started with the Congress blaming Mayawati government while the BJP criticising both the Centre and the state establishments for the medical crisis. The report highlighted...
  • Mallya makes it to Rajya Sabha, wins from K'taka June 17, 2010

    Bangalore: Business baron Vijay Mallya, former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president M Venkaiah Naidu and Congress general secretary Oscar Fernandes on Thursday won the Rajya Sabha poll from Karnataka. The BJP bagged a second seat when its nominee Ayanur Manjunath romped home. Mallya, contesting as an independent backed by Janata DalSecular (JDS)...
  • A lot at stake for BJP in Rajya Sabha polls June 17, 2010

    New Delhi: High drama is expected during the voting for Rajya Sabha elections where much is at stake for ace lawyer Ram Jethmalani, liquor baron Vijay Mallya and several others. Maverick lawyer Jethmalani even walked off a CNN IBN interview a few days ago. But the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which...
  • BJP split over voting for Mallya in RS polls June 16, 2010

    New Delhi: Business tycoon Vijay Mallya, who is contesting Rajya Sabha elections as an Independent candidate backed by former prime minister HD Deve Gowda's Janata Dal (Secular), has divided the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Karnakata unit. Sources say BJP's central leadership wants the party MLAs to transfer their excess votes to...
  • Hard times: Minister says accept layoffs November 18, 2008

    New Delhi: The countrys economy is under pressure and there will be layoffs, Union Labour Minister Oscar Fernandes has said. I would not like any layoffs but reality is reality. If there is no demand for things one produces and there is no market, he has to layoff, he told Pallavi...
  • Did Govt force Jet to take back staff? | Goyal sorry October 17, 2008

    Mumbai: Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal on Thursday night said all laidoff employees would be reinstated. He said his decision, which has been welcomed by the Union Labour Minister, among others, has nothing to do with political pressure. "I request all of you to start your work from tomorrow morning," Goyal...
  • Govt 'worried' but won't meddle in Jet layoff October 16, 2008

    New Delhi: The Union Government says it will not interfere in a private airline's internal matter. "Jet is a private airline. This (retrenchment of employees) is their internal matter and the government cannot interfere in this matter. The airlines must decide the policies they need to follow to remain competitive," Union...
  • Angry India Inc, Cong force Oscar to say sorry September 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Two days after Italian firm Grazianos Chief Executive Officer (CEO) was bludgeoned to death by exfactory workers, Union Labour Minister Oscar Fernandes apologised for his statements in defence of the workers. Fernandes had said that the incident should serve as a warning for the managements. It is my appeal...
  • CEO lynched, minister asks firms to learn lesson September 23, 2008

    New Delhi: The Government has said that "simmering discontent among the workers" is the main reason behind the death of LK Chaudhary, the CEO of an Italybased company Graziano Trasmissioni, in Greater Noida. "This should serve as a warning for the managements. It is my appeal to the managements that the...
  • Christians top the unemployment list May 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Even as UPA goes on pushing Muslims unemployment issue, a survey reveals that it is the Christians community that has the highest rate of unemployed youth in the country. The unemployment rate is highest among Christians who are followed by Sikhs, said the government survey. Minister...
  • No decision on PF rate, Left smiles January 27, 2007

    New Delhi: The Left will love this: the trustees board of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has once again deferred a decision on whether to decrease the PF interest rate from 8.5 to 8 per cent. Left leaders have fought against the Central government on decreasing the interest and had...
  • Kalam's tips on fighting child labour January 3, 2007

    New Delhi: President A P J Abdul Kalam on Wednesday asked the Union Labour Ministry to fix periodical targets to reduce the number of working children in the country. Concerned over the increase in their number of working children in the last decade, Kalam told Labour Minister Oscar Fernandes that rehabilitation...
  • More unemployment among educated December 13, 2006

    New Delhi: Believe it or not, the more educated you are, more the chances of unemployment in modern India. A new survey by the National Sample Survey Organisation shows that the unemployment rate among the educated (secondary and above) was higher than that among those whose education level was lower than...