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  • Jaitley accuses UPA government for stalling black money probe, opposition stages walkout 11 hours 57 minutes ago

    Replying to a debate on black money in the Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the government will "pro-actively chase" those having black money and will not rest till the last account is identified. ...
  • Centre has stopped funding West Bengal development projects, says CM Mamata Banerjee Yesterday

    Digha: The Centre has stopped funding development projects in West Bengal and is taking away a major chunk of the state's earnings for debt servicing of more than Rs 2 lakh crore, putting in jeopardy people's "welfare projects", Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged. "Development of Bengal cannot be...
  • Senior Congress leader, former minister Murli Deora dies in Mumbai 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Murli Deora died at the age of 77 in Mumbai on Monday morning after prolonged illness. His final rites are scheduled to take place on Monday at 4pm in Chandanvadi in Mumbai. His body will be kept at the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress...
  • 40,000 crore project planned to strengthen rural power supply: Union Cabinet 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved schemes to ensure connectivity to all households. It has approved an 40,000 crore plan to strengthen rural power supply. The Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, is aimed at ensuring eight hours of quality power supply to agricultural consumers and 24-hour electricity to rural...
  • Sonia Gandhi adopts Rae Bareli' Uruva village under PM Modi's 'Model Village Scheme' November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday adopted a village called Uruva in Jagatpur block of Rae Bareli under Model Village Scheme. While confirming the reports, sources within the Congress said that adopting a scheme does not mean endorsing it. They said that this is not an endorsement of...
  • Arun Jaitley defends Cabinet expansion, slams Congress claims November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government on Monday strongly defended the Cabinet expansion undertaken on Sunday in the wake of "taint" charges raised against some of the inductees by Congress, saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had chosen his team after "checking the credentials and the facts related to each one...
  • Narendra Modi Cabinet leaner than UPA and previous NDA November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi: The big expansion of his Council of Ministers by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday has taken the number of ministers to 66 but it is still leaner than those headed by Manmohan Singh and Atal Bihari Vajpayee before him. The strength of Singh's UPA ministry...
  • Mamata Banerjee seeks chamber's help in setting finances right November 7, 2014

    Kolkata: After futile efforts to wrest a financial package from the Centre during the past UPA-II and present NDA regime, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday turned to an industry body to plead for the state's case. "After coming to power three-and-half...
  • Compare NDA and UPA stance on black money, says Radha Mohan Singh November 4, 2014

    Patna: Union minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday mentioned comparative efforts of Narendra Modi government and UPA rule on black money issue and appealed to political parties to speak with "gravity" after seriously pondering over the matter. "Black money issue has today become an important issue in the country. Leaders...
  • Congress slams Arun Jaitley for remarks on CAG October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Thursday slammed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his remarks that CAG should not sensationalise its report, saying it amounts to threatening the government auditor and wondered if the ruling dispensation feels it could be targeted on its reports like the UPA was. ...
  • Shashi Tharoor thanks PM Narendra Modi for patting him on clean-up campaign October 26, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for appreciating the clean-up campaign he launched in his constituency. The Lok Sabha member from the Kerala capital also lauded Modi for bringing the total sanitation drive to the forefront of national consciousness by enlarging the work done by the...
  • Modi a great salesman, repackaging, selling schemes introduced by UPA: Chidambaram October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram has warned the Narendra Modi government that the party will play the part of robust opposition from now on. Speaking to CNBC-TV18's Managing Editor Sheeren Bhan, Chidambaram said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a great salesman for repackaging and...
  • India promises to look into UK-Gujarat direct flights October 19, 2014

    London: India has assured the diaspora that it will push for direct flights between the UK and Gujarat. "We had prepared a strong proposal for Air India to start direct flights between London and Ahmedabad but due to financial and logistics reasons it couldn't go forward," TK Manoj Kumar, Ministry...
  • Government's reforms will benefit common man: BJP October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Saturday welcomed government's decision that will help reduce diesel prices and said it is the beginning of economic reforms which would bring relief to the life of the common man suffering from price rise for the last many years. The party also...
  • Govenment approach on black money not adventurist, says Arun Jaitley October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Rejecting the charge that NDA has done a U-turn on disclosure of names of black money holders, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the government will not be pushed into an act of adventurism and jeopardise the chances of getting cooperation of other countries in future....
  • Want to put environment ministry on autopilot: Prakash Javadekar October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said on Friday that he wanted to put the environment ministry in "autopilot" with transparent, policy-based decision making and acknowledged that the previous UPA government had hampered growth by not clearing key environmental decisions. "I want to put...
  • Black money: Refusal to declare names of account holders disillusions BJP supporters October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government's promise to bring back black money stashed abroad, is now veering uncomfortably close to the UPA government's line. The Centre told the Supreme Court on Friday that it cannot disclose details given by countries with which India has a double taxation avoidance agreement. Finance...
  • Black money: Congress demands apology as Centre refuses to declare names of account holders October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Centre announcing its apprehensions regarding declaring names of people having black money stashed away in foreign banks, Congress on Friday launched a scathing attack on the BJP-led coalition. "Declare black money account holders or apologize to Congress for previous attacks," Congress leader and former External Affairs Minister...
  • MGNREGA much exploited, will go ahead with tweak: Government October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst opposition in several quarters to its plan to tweak the rural job scheme, NDA government on Thursday asserted that it would go ahead with MGNREGA reforms as it charged that the flagship programme of the previous UPA regime "was allowed to be exploited for purely partisan purposes."...
  • Economic recovery result of work done by UPA government: Chidambaram October 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram asserted it is the result of efforts of the earlier UPA government that the economy is now showing signs of recovery. "When the first quarter GDP results came out, at 5.7 per cent, I said it was because of the work done by the...
  • Maharashtra polls: Sharad Pawar wanted to join NDA before 2014 LS polls, says Raj Thackeray October 8, 2014

    Thane: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Wednesday alleged that NCP president and former union minister Sharad Pawar was planning to join the BJP-led NDA alliance before this year's Lok Sabha elections. "Pawar was going to join NDA, but some people in BJP did not let...
  • Maharashtra elections: Scams led to UPA doom, anti-Congress wave hit allies too, says Bhujbal October 7, 2014

    Jalna: NCP leader and former state minister Chhagan Bhujbal on Tuesday said that the UPA government faced defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections as it got embroiled in scams. It was the anti-Congress wave and not the Narendra Modi wave which had led to the UPA's poll debacle, Bhujbal...
  • What did Congress do in 60 years to bring back black money, asks Venkaiah Naidu October 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: Taking exception to Congress president Sonia Gandhi's reported attack on NDA government on the issue of black money, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu asked what her party did on the matter when it was in power. "I am putting a straight question to the Congress president. If it is...
  • Centre relooking UPA's airport privatisation plan September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: With airlines complaining of high airport charges in the country, the government is having a relook at the process of privatisation of six major airports started by the previous UPA dispensation. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju has suggested fresh broad-based consultations between the Centre and states and with...
  • Supreme Court declares Centre's move to set up National Tax Tribunal as unconstitutional September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday declared as unconstitutional the National Tax Tribunal Act under which a tribunal was set up to decide tax-related cases by taking away jurisdiction of high courts in such matters. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha said that the Act passed...
  • SC accepted our suggestion on coal block cancellation: Sriprakash Jaiswal September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Wednesday said that the Supreme Court has accepted the previous UPA government's suggestion of cancellation of coal blocks which were allocated since 1993. The Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed allocation of 214 which were alloted to various companies since 1993. "The Supreme Court...
  • Government to scrap outdated laws, says Prime Minister September 23, 2014

    Bangalore: Declaring that his government has decided to clear "the jungle of laws", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said antiquated laws would be done away with to impart direction and speed to administration. "In our country there are many laws which have been made, which don't have any relevance today....
  • Lessons from bypoll results Public Memory is short but not always sweet! September 18, 2014

    The recent Parliament and bypolls have brought out one thing conclusively, which is the impatience of people. People wait long to form an opinion and once formed they act on it quickly. They do not care much for reputations, caste calculations, dynasty factor etc. Their aspirations and fears are paramount and...
  • Did not receive any letter on PPP audit from Vinod Rai, says Chidambaram September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said that he did not receive any communication from exCAG Vinod Rai on the audit of PPP projects. "I do not recall any address to me by the CAG on the subject. I have since confirmed that no letter was addressed...
  • Centre seeks consensus for changes in Land Acquisition Act September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The central government on Monday sought "consensus" to bring changes in the Land Acquisition Act to make it more investorfriendly but said it was not happening due to the "contradictory views" within political parties which are wanting changes in the legislation. Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari also hit out...