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  • Live blog: Natwar Singh says Rajiv Gandhi didn't take a penny in Bofors scam but was crucified 34 minutes ago

    Former union minister Natwar Singh's autobiography 'One Life is Not Enough: An Autobiography' has generated a lot of controversies with claims like Congress President Soni Gandhi did not become the prime minister in 2004 as her son Rahul as against it and not because she renounced the post. He has...
  • Rajiv Gandhi sent IPKF to Sri Lanka without consulting Cabinet, claims Natwar Singh 3 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Estranged Nehru-Gandhi family loyalist, Natwar Singh, in his upcoming autobiography, has apparently written that former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi had sent the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) to Sri Lanka in 1987 without consulting his Cabinet. Singh, a former external affairs minister, alleged that the IPKF was sent to...
  • Jaya asks Modi to put an end to monthly increase in fuel price 13 hours 26 minutes ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to put a "full stop" to the monthly increase in diesel price by oil marketing companies introduced during the previous UPA regime. Seeking rollback of Thursday's increase in diesel price by 56 paise per litre, Jayalalithaa...
  • Natwar Singh's book row: Sonia breaks her silence, Manmohan backs her 17 hours 16 minutes ago

    Former external affairs minister Natwar Singh's tell-all book has caught the ire of his former party's leadership. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Thursday broke away from her usual stoic silence to say she will write a book to reveal the truth. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh also slammed Natwar Singh...
  • Manmohan backs Sonia, refutes claims made by Natwar Singh in his book 19 hours 45 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After Congress President Sonia Gandhi's outburst over former union minister Natwar Singh's claims, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, too, on Thursday refuted allegations that the UPA government sent files to 10 Janpath for approval. Backing Sonia, Dr Manmohan Singh said, "There are some conversations that take place which should not...
  • Dalbir Singh Suhag takes over as new army chief on Thursday Yesterday

    New Delhi: Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag, whose appointment as Army Chief had kicked up a row, will on Thursday take over as the next head of the 1.3 million strong force succeeding General Bikram Singh who is retiring. Suhag was designated as Army Chief in May by the outgoing UPA...
  • Rahul stopped Sonia from becoming PM in 2004, claims Natwar Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi declined to become Prime Minister in 2004 because of strong opposition from her son Rahul Gandhi who was afraid she would be killed like his father and grand mother if she accepted the post, former External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh claimed on Wednesday. Singh(83), an estranged...
  • NDA government issues notices to 16 former UPA ministers for overstaying in bungalows Yesterday

    New Delhi: Eviction notices have been served to 16 former ministers of the UPA government who have been staying unauthorised in government bungalows for over a month now. Notices have been sent to Kapil Sibal and Farooq Abdullah. Ajit Singh and Sachin Pilot have also been served eviction notices. Urban Development...
  • Process of judges' appointment should be transparent: Justice Katju 2 days ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju on said the present collegium a total failure as there was no mention of collegium system in the Constitution of India. "This system was artificially created by some judges. The process of...
  • CBI wants to block information about graft against its officials 2 days ago

    New Delhi: CBI wants to stop disclosing details of allegations of corruption against its own officials under the RTI Act--an information being provided by it at present under the transparency law. The agency will challenge before the Delhi High Court an order of the Central Information Commission directing the agency to...
  • Modi government has done commendable work in two months: Venkaiah Naidu 4 days ago

    Hyderabad: Asserting that the Narendra Modi government has done commendable work since it assumed office two months ago, union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that it was trying to put the country's economy back on rails. He told reporters that the economy was derailed during the UPA's...
  • Congress's plea for Leader of Opposition post in Lok Sabha rejected 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In a huge blow to the Congress, the Attorney General has rejected the party's plea for getting the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. The A-G has claimed that the party must have 10 per cent of House strength to get the Leader of...
  • No proposal to integrate Aadhar with National Population Register: Centre 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre is not considering any proposal to integrate the UID (Aadhaar) project with National Population Register (NPR), Parliament was informed on Friday. "There is no such proposal under consideration of the government at this stage," Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh said in a written reply to the Lok...
  • Government demands statement from Manmohan Singh on corrupt judge issue July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after informing Parliament that the PMO under Manmohan Singh had pushed for extension to a judge facing corruption charges, the government on Wednesday demanded that the former Prime Minister should make a "categorical" statement on the controversial matter. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that...
  • Justice Katju has fallen from the stature of a judge, says DMK July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Two days after former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju alleged that there is corruption and political interference in the judiciary, DMK chief Karunanidhi has slammed him over his charges. He said, "Katju's remark is an insult to the judiciary. Why was Katju silent for 10 years when...
  • Katju expose: Is 'political fixing' of judges a reality? July 22, 2014

    As Justice Katju's allegations create a storm, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday broke his silence, saying that he had nothing more to add to former law minister Hansraj Bhardwaj's comment. Bharadwaj had slammed Justice Katju's allegations saying that the procedure followed in the appointment of the judge, in...
  • Proposed NCTC has been 'kept in abeyance': Government July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The government appears to have given a quiet burial to the controversial proposal to set up anti-terror hub National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) mooted by the previous UPA regime, as it announced on Tuesday that the plan has been "kept in abeyance". "Operationalisation of the National Counter Terrorism Centre...
  • Manmohan denies Katju's charges, says HR Bhardwaj explained everything July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday broke his silence over corruption allegations in the judiciary made by Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju. Speaking the CNN-IBN, Singh said, "The then law minister HR Bhardwaj has explained everything. I have nothing more...
  • Government backs Katju's claims on judiciary, points fingers at UPA July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's allegation continued to stall Parliament on Tuesday. The government backed Justice Katju's claims and also pointed fingers at the previous UPA government. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that in June 2005, Manmohan Singh's office asked the...
  • Justice Katju keeps up the pressure, poses 6 questions to ex-CJI RC Lahoti July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju on Monday made shocking allegations of corruption in the judiciary. After these allegations, Katju on Tuesday has posed six questions before former Chief Justice of India RC Lahoti. His six questions to Lahoti are: 1. "Is it...
  • Watch: All political reactions to Justice Katju's allegations against UPA July 21, 2014

    Former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's allegations of corruption in the judiciary have raised a storm both inside and outside Parliament. ...
  • India making all efforts to get Swiss bank account holders' list: Jaitley July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government on Friday said that it was making all efforts to procure the list of illegal bank account holders in Switzerland and was collecting evidence in this regard. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also said in Lok Sabha that India was in the process of communication with the...
  • SC notice on former MPs' unauthorised stay in official houses July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Central government on a petition by former CAG Vinod Rai questioning former ministers and MPs overstaying in official accommodation beyond their authorised period. A bench of Chief Justice RM Lodha, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, while issuing...
  • More steps will be taken to sustain economic recovery: Arun Jaitley July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Friday blamed the "policy paralysis" and retro tax amendment of the previous UPA regime for the current economic woes and promised to take a series of steps besides the Budgetary provisions for sustainable growth amid indications of some recovery. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spelt out his intentions...
  • Steps being taken to resolve coal shortage: Piyush Goyal July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday said that urgent steps are being taken to address the "crisis" faced by power plants because of shortage of coal and blamed the previous UPA government for the critical situation. "We are increasing the (coal) crushing capacity, increasing (the number of) washeries in mining areas....
  • Do not follow UPA line on Sri Lankan issues, PMK urges NDA government July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: A delegation led by PMK MP Anbumani Ramadoss on Wednesday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and demanded that the NDA government should not toe the line which was adopted by the previous UPA regime on issues concerning Sri Lanka. "NDA should change its policy towards Sri Lanka and...
  • Delighted with setting up of $100 billion BRICS Bank: Chidambaram July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Welcoming setting up of the BRICS Bank, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said the work initiated by United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government last year has led to its culmination in Brazil on Tuesday. "I am delighted that the work begun by the UPA government at the BRICS...
  • Row over Vaidik-Saeed meet: The diplomatic misadventures of a private individual July 15, 2014

    The extremely controversial meeting between 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed and journalist Ved Prakash Vaidik has sparked off a nationwide debate. While opposition Congress slammed the meeting as government sponsored, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj strongly refuted such claims, saying that the government equally condemns such a meeting. ...
  • Rural Ministry suggests industry-friendly changes in Land Act July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rural Development Ministry has suggested a number of amendments to the Land Acquisition Act which would water down pro-farmer provisions like mandatory consent of at least 70 per cent locals for acquiring land for PPP projects and 80 per cent for acquiring land for private projects. The Land...
  • News 360: NDA distances itself from meeting between Hafiz Saeed, Vaidik July 14, 2014

    The government was cornered on Monday by the Congress who demanded if the NDA government had sanctioned the controversial meeting between journalist Ved Prakash Vaidik,a close Ramdev aide and also part of the same think thank as NSA's Ajit Doval; and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Sayed.The government however, distanced itself from...