UPA CABINET

  • 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,...
  • Ministers inducted in UPA keeping in mind the elections: Muttemwar June 17, 2013

    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. "There's a view that these people are very important considering the elections and we have to bear with that," said Congress leader...
  • 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...
  • Hike diesel price by Rs 10/ltr over 10 months: Ministry January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The Oil Ministry has made a proposal to Cabinet to raise diesel prices and increase the number of subsidised LPG cylinders available to households to nine a year from the current cap of six, two oil ministry sources said on Wednesday. "We have moved the cabinet note last week....
  • The Last Word: Does Cabinet reshuffle send out a clear message? October 29, 2012

    Can we expect better governance and renewed reform after the UPA Cabinet reshuffle? ...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: 17 new faces in Team Manmohan October 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh effected a major Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, giving away the major share to Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal to counter the Telangana forces in the former and exally Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress in the latter. Several ministers were elevated to the Cabinet...
  • UPA goes for a makeover, Manmohan to get a young Cabinet October 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's muchawaited Cabinet reshuffle is turning out to be larger than anticipated. The Cabinet is set to get a younger look with many new faces to be sworn in. While former minister of state Shashi Tharoor is expected to make a comeback, the reshuffle is...
  • News 360: SM Krishna quits ahead of UPA Cabinet reshuffle October 26, 2012

    SM Krishna on Friday resigned as the External Affairs Minister while Ambika Soni and Mukul Wasnik also offered to quit. ...
  • The Last Word: How critical is it for Rahul to be brought into the Cabinet? October 26, 2012

    How important is it for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to weed out non performers? ...
  • Krishna resigns, says youngsters should get a chance October 26, 2012

    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 am...
  • Pension FDI, hiking cap in insurance: Stand of parties October 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Even as the share markets surge ahead of Congressled United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government's second round of reforms, the Opposition is getting ready to stymie the move. The UPA Cabinet is expected to clear 26 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in pension and raise the cap in...
  • Shinde for Home and PC for Finance: Right men for the right job? July 31, 2012

    Sushil Kumar Shinde is elevated as Home Minister while P Chidambaram comes back as Finance Minister. ...
  • Cabinet approves law to make rape genderneutral July 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal making rape a genderneutral offence, under which the word 'rape' would be replaced by the phrase 'sexual assault'. Another proposal to make carrying out of acid attacks a separate offence punishable by a maximum of 10 years has also been approved....
  • NCP skips UPA meet, Pawar may quit government July 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Key UPA ally and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar is sulking again over not being made number two in the Union government. According to sources, Pawar and his close aide Praful Patel are even ready to quit the Cabinet. Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Heavy Industries...
  • Is it time for total overhaul of Manmohan's Cabinet? June 26, 2012

    Pranab Mukherjee bids farewell as Finance Minister, and PM Monmohan Singh is keeping the charge of the Finance Ministry. ...
  • UPA to bring Lokpal Bill in Rajya Sabha on Monday May 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congressled United Progressive Alliance Government will bring the Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha on Monday despite opposition from parties like the Janata Dal (United) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). The Cabinet is meeting on Thursday evening and is likely to clear the amended Lokpal Bill. The...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 14, 2011

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Govt clears three bills ahead of allparty meet December 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Under fire for being soft on corruption the cabinet on Tuesday cleared three key antigraft Bills ahead of the allparty meet on Lokpal on Wednesday. The Judicial Accountability Bill, Citizen's Charter Bill and Whistleblower Bill were cleared by the cabinet. But the Civil Society is cautious about commenting...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 13, 2011

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Govt clears 3 bills to counter Team Anna, Opposition December 13, 2011

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Tuesday cleared three major anticorruption bills Citizen's Charter Bill, Judicial Accountability Bill and the Public Interest Disclosure and Protection to Persons Making the Disclosures Bill (Whistleblower's Bill) in a crucial meeting. The Cabinet, however, met amid reports of clearing four crucial bills, including...
  • Meira Kumar, lone face from Bihar in the new Cabinet May 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Meira Kumar, who was on Thursday appointed as Union Minister of Water Resources, is the lone face from Bihar in the new Cabinet. Daughter of deputy prime minister and late Dalit leader Babu Jagjivan Ram, Kumar (64) joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1973 and served at embassies in...
  • Profiles: Anand Sharma is Mr Popular May 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Anand Sharma, 56, who served the Congress Party as a spokesman for years, will now be India's chief spokesman at multilateral trade bodies like World Trade Organisation seeking fair deal for the country. His wellmeasured words and oratory skills, which got polished as the...
  • Deora breaks jinx, reappointed as Petroleum Minister May 28, 2009

    New Delhi: Industrialistpolitician Murli Deora has broken the jinx at one of the country's wealthiest ministries by being reappointed as Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas. The Ministry has a history of no minister ever returning to office and none ever completing a fiveyear term. BJP's...
  • Union Ministers quit; Manmohan to meet prez May 18, 2009

    New Delh: All Union Ministers on Monday submitted their resignations to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who will give his own letter and that of his cabinet to President Pratibha Patil in the afternoon. "It is protocol that the Prime Minister of the outgoing government resigns after election results," a prime ministerial...