DEADLOCK

  • Afghan election rivals square up for results showdown June 30, 2014

    Kabul: Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates on Monday ratcheted up tension ahead of the release of results, with one campaign team preparing for victory and the other rejecting the vote count in a dispute that could trigger instability. The United Nations and donor countries have been trying for months to prevent...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 7, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • PM may call an allparty meet to end Parliament deadlock April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to step in to end the political deadlock over coal scam. Sources said the PM is likely to call an allparty meet to break the logjam in Parliament and try and pass the Land Bill and the Food Security Bill. A temporary truce...
  • Govt gets Oppn on board on Finance Bill April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: There seems to be a breakthrough in the efforts to end Parliament deadlock as the government has managed to get the Opposition on board to pass the Finance Bill. Sources say that the Finance Bill is likely to be taken up on Tuesday along with demands for grants....
  • 2G: There is no provision to remove JPC chief, says Chacko April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: As the deadlock in Parliament continues, Joint Parliamentary Committee Chairperson PC Chacko has said that the government is not stubborn, but too soft on the Opposition. He said that the date for the meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Committee meeting on the 2G scam will be decided on...
  • Infosys team to break Rajarhat deadlock, says Partha Chatterjee March 31, 2013

    Kolkata: In an apparent move to break the deadlock over its stalled project in West Bengal, IT major Infosys is sending a delegation to West Bengal to find a way to resolve the issue, Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee said on Saturday. The proposed project of the IT bellwether firm at Rajarhat...
  • Cong ready to relook at some coal allotments: Sources August 31, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress sources on Friday said that the Government is likely to give a relook into some coal blocks' allotments. It could also offer to let a judicial probe be conducted into the alleged coal scam. An indication to this effect was made after the Congress Core Group...
  • Repeated Parliament adjournments cost Rs 5.1 cr in 3 days August 24, 2012

    Rs 36,000 per minute, Rs 21 lakh per hour, nearly Rs 2 crore a day that is how much a day in Parliament costs the tax payer. ...
  • Parliament deadlock: Over 90 bills pending August 24, 2012

    New Delhi: While the government is under fire over the CAG report and the Opposition gunning for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation in the coal block allocations, UPA's reform agenda has been pushed to a corner. Over 90 bills are waiting for an approval by Parliament and the government's efforts...
  • Deadlock continues in Andhra assembly February 21, 2012

    Hyderabad: In a spillover from the previous week, the Andhra Pradesh assembly remained paralysed on Tuesday with the Opposition parties insisting on a debate on the liquor syndicate and Telangana issues. Speaker N. Manohar had to adjourn the house for the day as the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Telangana Rashtra...
  • Day 6: Parliament deadlock costs Rs 24 crore November 29, 2011

    Parliament was adjourned for the sixth straight day on Tuesday as no business was conducted in either Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha. ...
  • US deficit deadlock to send new chill through markets November 19, 2011

    New York: A brutal year for global investors may get even worse next week if Congress proves yet again it is too bitterly divided to deliver on its promise to reduce the gaping US budget deficit. How financial markets will react if a committee created to slash $ 1.2 trillion in...
  • Is it the end of the road for the Lokpal panel? May 31, 2011

    New Delhi: Is it the end of the road for the Lokpal panel? Talks between the government and social activists could be headed for a collapse after they disagreed on all key issues Anna Hazare's team has threatened a walkout if the prime minister is exempted from the bills...
  • AI remains crippled: 3rd round of talks today May 6, 2011

    Mumbai: With two rounds of talks between the striking pilots and the government failing to end the deadlock, both have agreed to meet again on Friday, even as the domestic operations of the national carrier Air India remaned crippled for the tenth consecutive day. With the...
  • AIpilots deadlock: talks to resume today May 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Striking Air India pilots continue hold the country to ransom for the 9th straight day. There is still no respite for Air India passengers as talks between pilots and management remained inconclusive on Wednesday. However, Civil Aviation Secretary Naseem Zaidi said that the first round of talks had covered...
  • Govt blinks on Lokpal bill, Anna to end fast April 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Veteran social activist and Gandhian Anna Hazare on Friday said that he will end his fast on Saturday after government agreed to issue a formal order to set up a joint committee for drafting an effective Lokpal Bill. The announcement of an agreement came from both sides late in...
  • Talks progress, Anna to come out with decision April 8, 2011

    New Delhi: There are indications that the government and civil society have reached an agreement after four rounds of talks on Friday. The fourday fast held by antcorruption crusader Anna Hazare may soon be over. Sources have told CNNIBN that an agreement has been reached in the latest round of...
  • Day 4: Govt, Anna supporters look to end logjam April 8, 2011

    Anna Hazare's fast unto death against corruption has entered the fourth day on Friday, as the logjam between Hazare supporters and the government continues over who will head the panel to redraft the Jan Lokpal Bill. Activist Swami Agnivesh will meet Cabinet Minister Kapil Sibal at his residence on Friday...
  • Govt, Anna supporters look to reach accord April 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare's fast unto death against corruption has entered the fourth day on Friday, as the logjam between Hazare supporters and the government continues over who will head the panel to redraft the Jan Lokpal Bill. Activist Swami Agnivesh will meet Cabinet Minister Kapil Sibal at his residence on...
  • Govt tries, but Anna remains fast to his cause April 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Government began negotiations with Anna Hazare's supporters on Thursday but after two round of meetings, the talks hit a deadlock. The government agreed to form a joint committee to draft an effective Lokpal Bill but there was no consensus on who will head it and whether it should...
  • I hope things will settle, says Kanimozhi March 8, 2011

    New Delhi: DMK MP Kanimozhi on Tuesday expressed the hope that the deadlock between the party and the Congress on seatsharing for the Tamil Nadu Assembly will be resolved soon. Kanimozhi parried questions on what the bone of contention between the two parties in clinching the poll pact was. "We...
  • 2G logjam: Pranab calls meet with Oppn leaders January 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Finance Minister and Leader of the House in Lok Sabha Pranab Mukherjee has convened a meeting of leaders of political parties in an apparent bid to break the deadlock in Parliament. The meeting has been convened over lunch for "mutual consultations" over the budget session of Parliament, sources...
  • Deadlock continues, Gujjars call Ajmer bandh December 27, 2010

    New Delhi: Rajasthan remained cut off from the rest of the country as the Gujjar agitation over quotas entered the eighth day of protests on Monday. The community which is demanding a quota within the existing OBC quota has called for a bandh in Ajmer after talks with the state government...
  • Key UPA allies want JPC; will the Congress bend? December 7, 2010

    New Delhi: Key UPA allies are not averse to the idea of constituting a Joint Parliamentary Committee to end the current logjam. After 18 days of a deadlock in Parliament, will the Congress meet with allies and give in to their demand? Railways Minister and Trinamool Congress chief told CNNIBN on Monday...
  • 2G Logjam continues in Parliament November 30, 2010

    New Delhi: The allparty meet called by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Tuesday failed to reach a consensus. Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj said Parliament will not function until the government agrees to their demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the 2G spectrum scam. A delegation of Left...
  • Pranab calls all party meet to end 2G logjam November 22, 2010

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee has called for an all party meeting at 1 PM on Monday to break the logjam in Parliament over the Telecom scam. Both the Houses of Parliament were adjourned following uproar over various charges of corruption by members of the opposition and treasury benches. Opposition...
  • Government gives BlackBerry Aug 31 deadline August 12, 2010

    New Delhi: The government has given Research in Motion and mobile service providers an August 31 deadline to come up with technical solutions to assuage India's security concerns over BlackBerry services. Earlier, BlackBerry maker Research in Motion skipped a crucial meeting with the government. Vodafone and Airtel were also absent at...
  • BlackBerry, Airtel, Vodafone skip meet with govt August 12, 2010

    New Delhi: BlackBerry maker Research in Motion skipped a crucial meeting with the government. Vodafone and Airtel were also absent at the meeting. The mobile service providers say that they were not invited to the meeting. The meeting, called to discuss India's security concerns over BlackBerry's encrypted messaging service, was supposed to...
  • Govt, Oppn strike deal to end House deadlock July 29, 2010

    New Delhi: The deadlock over price rise in Parliament may end soon as sources tell CNNIBN the government is ready to move a resolution expressing concern over rising prices. Sources said the UPA government and the Opposition are working out a compromise under which a resolution will be moved in the...
  • Can Kashmir politicians ever unite? July 12, 2010

    The allparty meet to resolve the present crisis in Kashmir is over but signs of an end to the present deadlock still look distant with absence of PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti. ...