SM Krishna

  • Congress's SM Krishna praises RSS, asks party to learn lessons from it 02-04-2014 07:08 PM

    Bangalore: Senior Congress leader and former External Affairs Minister SM Krishna praised Rashrtiya Swayamsevak Sangh and asked the party to learn lessons from the organisation. Former Karnataka chief Minister praised the RSS for the organisation's ability to mobilise voters. The remarks came during the inauguration of a district Congress committee...
  • SM Krishna accuses Modi of 'sidelining' senior BJP leaders 02-04-2014 12:34 PM

    Bangalore: Senior Congress leader SM Krishna on Wednesday launched his election campaign for the party's candidates with a scathing attack on Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). "There is no such thing as a Modi wave in the country. Such an illusion is being created by vested interests,"...
  • K'taka polls: Congress heading towards majority 08-05-2013 11:20 AM

    Bangalore: Former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa dealt a body blow to the ruling BJP as it appeared set to slump to the third position behind the JDS, as the Congress was struggling towards majority in the Karnataka Assembly, latest trends showed. With trends available for all 223 seats which went...
  • K'taka: Congress set to form next govt, JDS ahead of BJP 08-05-2013 11:10 AM

    Bangalore: With initial trends available for 221 constituencies of the total 223 which went to polls on May five, the Congress was leading in 105 segments, and has won 7 seats and the ruling BJP is leading in 35. JDS of former prime minister HD Deve Gowda was ahead in...
  • K'taka polls: Vote counting under way, Congress ahead 08-05-2013 10:50 AM

    Bangalore: Counting of votes for the recently held Assembly Elections in Karnataka began this morning amid projections about the Congress' comeback to power after an eight-year-long hiatus. The single phase poll was held on May 5 for 223 of the 224 constituencies with the poll in Periyapatna put off following...
  • Karnataka elections: The Congress' many CMs-in-waiting 08-05-2013 12:02 AM

    Bangalore: Wednesday, May 8, will be the D-day in the big battle for Karnataka. The countdown has begun for the counting day, and with the high voter turnout (57 per cent in Bangalore and 70 per cent and above in the rest of Karnataka) being an indication of a strong...
  • Not in the race for Karnataka CM: Krishna 30-04-2013 07:35 PM

    Bangalore: After keeping everybody in the state guessing for months, former Chief Minister and External Affairs Minister SM Krishna is now vigorously campaigning for the Congress. SM Krishna, who has been in the electoral politics since 1962 is campaigning for a record 12th time. SM Krishna and former Prime Minister...
  • BJP government ushered in 'anti-climax', says Azad 28-04-2013 02:00 AM

    Bangalore: Lashing out at the BJP government in Karnataka for ushering in the "anti-climax" for the state, Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday said that in comparison the Congress government led by SM Krishna, had taken the state to a position of "climax" in terms of development. "During 1999-2004...
  • Cong set to trounce BJP, win big in K'taka: Survey 25-04-2013 09:46 PM

    Bangalore: The Congress is on a comeback trail in Karnataka and all set to regain power in the state. According to a pre-poll survey conducted by Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) for CNN-IBN and The Week in 294 locations of 75 constituencies spread across Karnataka a total...
  • Karnataka JDS chief Kumaraswamy most preferred CM candidate: Survey 25-04-2013 06:43 PM

    New Delhi: A CNN-IBN-The Week pre-poll survey has revealed that Janata Dal (Secular) president and former Chief Minsiter HD Kumaraswamy is the most preferred CM candidate, with 18 per cent people voting in favour of him. While ex-BJP strongman BS Yeddyurappa came a close second, garnering 10 per cent votes,...
  • Karnataka: Key Cong leaders skip campaign-commencing rally 13-04-2013 07:58 PM

    Bangalore: Senior Congress leaders SM Krishna, Rahman Khan, KH Muniyappa and N Dharam Singh on Saturday skipped the campaign-commencing public rally of the party in Bangalore for the May 5 Assembly elections in Karnataka. Their absence is seen in some party quarters as a direct fall-out of the lobbying that...
  • Krishna recalls personal chemistry with Khar 27-10-2012 08:52 PM

    New Delhi: Personal chemistry helps in diplomacy. Recalling his years as external affairs minister, SM Krishna on Saturday said he forged a "good understanding" with his Pakistani and Chinese counterparts, Hina Rabbani Khar and Yang Jiechi respectively, which helped him to improve India's relations with these countries. "I had a...
  • President accepts resignations of seven ministers 27-10-2012 08:05 PM

    New Delhi: Amid talks of a new-look UPA Cabinet, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday accepted the resignations of seven Union ministers ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle, which will take place on Sunday. Resignations of as many as four senior and three junior ministers were accepted by the President. This came...
  • Soni, Wasnik, Sahai resign ahead of reshuffle 27-10-2012 12:32 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of Sunday's reshuffle of the Union Council of Ministers, three Cabinet Ministers and a Minister of State resigned on Saturday, saying they want to work for the party. Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mukul Wasnik and Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai...
  • Resigned to make way for younger people: Krishna 27-10-2012 11:24 AM

    New Delhi: SM Krishna, who resigned from the post of the External Affairs Minister on Friday, said he quit to make way for younger people to take over. "I called the Prime Minister and conveyed my thanks for the kind of support and leadership he provided to the MEA. I...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: Tharoor likely to make a comeback 27-10-2012 10:40 AM

    New Delhi: 7.30 pm: Former Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor is likely to make a comeback in the UPA Cabinet reshuffle, which will take place on Sunday. However, it is not yet known as to which portfolio Tharoor might get. 6.55 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: Sahai to meet PM 27-10-2012 09:43 AM

    New Delhi: Former External Affairs Minister SM Krishna met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday. Krishna resigned from the post on Friday. He is likely to head the Finance Commission, say sources. Krishna will also meet President Pranab Mukherjee at 10.30 am. Meanwhile,...
  • US refrains from commenting on Krishna's resignation 27-10-2012 08:14 AM

    Washington: Amid reports of Indian External Affairs Minister S M Krishna's resignation, US refrained from expressing its views on the resignation as this has not been formally announced, the State Department said. "We've seen the press reports that he's offered to resign. To my understanding, there are still ongoing discussions...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: Rahul may be made Cong working president 27-10-2012 07:44 AM

    New Delhi: The UPA is gearing up for the massive Cabinet revamp on Sunday. After External Affairs Minister SM Krishna, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni and Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik are expected to resign, while Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi may be given a bigger...
  • PM accepts Krishna's resignation; Soni, Wasnik too offer to quit 26-10-2012 07:25 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday accepted the resignation of SM Krishna as the Union External Affairs Minister. Earlier in the day, Krishna had sent his resignation to the Prime Minister ahead of the proposed Cabinet reshuffle, which is expected to take place on Sunday. Krishna said he...
  • Krishna resigns, says youngsters should get a chance 26-10-2012 05:47 PM

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Friday sent his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ahead of the proposed Cabinet reshuffle, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday. Krishna said he wanted to give a chance to the youngsters. "I want youngsters to be given a chance...I...
  • No official intimation from Krishna: PMO sources 26-10-2012 05:27 PM

    New Delhi: Amid reports that External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Friday offered to resign ahead of the proposed Cabinet reshuffle, which is slated to take place on Sunday, sources in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) have said that they have received no official intimation about the same. This came...
  • SM Krishna offers to quit ahead of Cabinet reshuffle 26-10-2012 04:19 PM

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Friday offered to resign ahead of the proposed Cabinet reshuffle, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday. Krishna is likely to be given an important position in the Karnataka unit of the Congress party. Krishna is likely resign on Friday evening...
  • Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, Krishna to be eased out 26-10-2012 11:13 AM

    New Delhi: It is now confirmed that the much delayed Union Cabinet reshuffle will finally take place on Sunday morning, that is October 28. Sources have told CNN-IBN that discussions between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi are almost complete. External Affairs Minister SM Krishna is likely...
  • Mysore expressway scam: Probe against Krishna, BSY 25-10-2012 05:13 PM

    Bangalore: A special Lokayukta court on Thursday ordered its police to probe the involvement of External Affairs Minister SM Krishna, former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Devegowda in the alleged Mysore-Bangalore Express Highway scam. Certain irregularities have been reported to have taken place in...
  • Pakistan urges visas for India series 08-09-2012 10:01 AM

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  • China: Indian traders to reach Mumbai tonight 05-01-2012 08:14 AM

    New Delhi: The two Indian traders who were allegedly captured and tortured in China by locals in the business hub of Yiwu were escorted safely to the Indian consulate in Shanghai on Wednesday and were en route to Mumbai. They are expected to reach on Thursday night on a Jet...
  • Krishna abetted illegal mining in Karnataka: NGO 05-01-2012 03:15 AM

    Bangalore: A leading NGO on whose petition the apex court banned mining in Karnataka on Wednesday accused External Affairs Minister SM Krishna of abetting illegal mining in the state when he was chief minister from 1999-2004. Krishna failed to cancel the lease of a mining firm, which illegally extracted iron...
  • Indian traders shifted to Shanghai from Yiwu 05-01-2012 12:39 AM

    Beijing: Two Indian nationals, who were held hostage for about 20 days in the Chinese trade hub of Yiwu by local traders were on Wednesday released and shifted to a hotel in Shanghai by Indian officials. "We reached safely to Shanghai and were put up in a hotel by the...
  • Yiwu: Indian traders freed; China says be honest 04-01-2012 08:35 PM

    New Delhi: India on Wednesday managed to secure the release of two Indian traders trapped in China. But the trade turned diplomatic row rattled the foreign offices of both countries. External affairs minister SM Krishna said the incident shouldn't be blown out of proportion, even so the ministry told Indian...