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  • 'We will always be in touch': Shekhar Gupta signs off from The Indian Express after 19 years with a beautiful farewell letter June 2, 2014

    It's always hard to goodbye. It's especially tough if you've worked with an organisation for 19 years and seen history being made with countless breaking news. But Shekhar Gupta, the editor-in-chief of The Indian Express, said adieu to all employees in a beautiful and heart-wrenching letter. Here's the full text...
  • Full text: Supreme Court's judgment on Sanjay Dutt in 1993 Mumbai blasts case March 21, 2013

    Read the full text of the Supreme Court of India's verdict on Sanjay Dutt's appeal in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case. The apex court upheld the Bollywood actor's conviction under the Arms Act but reduced his sentence from six years to five years. Dutt has already undergone 18 months...
  • Full text: Resolution passed by Parliament against Pak March 15, 2013

    Parliament on Friday rejected Pakistan Assembly's resolution on Afzal Guru and said that it amounts to interference in India's internal affairs. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar moved the draft resolution in the House and while unanimously adopting the resolution said, "House rejects the interference into internal affairs of India. Full text...
  • Full Text: Kamal Haasan's statement on Vishwaroopam January 24, 2013

    Actor-director Kamal Hassan on Thursday said that he will take legal recourse against the ban on screening of his film 'Vishwaroopam'. Hassan said it was "cultural terrorism" and should stop. Here's the full text of his statement. Dear Friends, While I am touched by the voices in support for me and my...
  • Full text: CIC reply on Sonia Gandhi's treatment expenses October 3, 2012

    The CIC on Wednesday replied to the RTI filed to seek information on UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi's treatment expenses. In its reply, the CIC said that there is no record of any expenditure incurred by government on Sonia's treatment. Below is the full text of the letter: Central Information Commission, New...
  • Full text: SIT closure report on Gujarat riots May 10, 2012

    New Delhi: A metropolitan court in Ahmedabad on Monday handed over the final copy of the SIT report on the Gulbarg massacre to Zakia Jafri, a month after the Supreme Court-appointed SIT gave Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi a clean chit in the case. The report had sought a closure...
  • Budget 2012: Full text of Pranab Mukherjee's speech February 14, 2014

    Budget 2012-2013 Speech of Pranab Mukherjee Minister of Finance March 16, 2012 Madam Speaker, I rise to present the Union Budget for 2012-13. For the Indian economy, this was a year of recovery interrupted. When one year ago, I rose to present the Budget, the challenges were many, but there was a sense that...
  • Presidential promises: UPA-II fails to deliver March 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The President addressed the Parliament on March 12, 2012. Below are some items from the agenda of the Central government as outlined in the speech. Legislation A Bill to eliminate manual scavenging and insanitary latrines shall be introduced in Parliament. New legislation is being considered for persons with disabilities, in order...
  • Full text: The Rajya Sabha debates December 29, 2011

    New Delhi: With no majority on its own in the Rajya Sabha, the Government on Thursday scrambled for numbers to get the Lokpal Bill passed to avoid an embarrassment it faced in the Lok Sabha over the defeat of the Constitution Amendment Bill. Initiating the debate, Leader of Opposition Arun Jaitley...
  • Full text: Pranab Mukherjee's Budget speech February 14, 2014

    Complete text of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's Union Budget speech for 2011-12: Budget 2011-2012 Speech of Pranab Mukherjee Minister of Finance February 28, 2011 Madam Speaker, I rise to present the Union Budget for 2011-12. We are reaching the end of a remarkable fiscal year. In a globalised world with its share of uncertainties and...
  • Full text of President's address to Parliament June 4, 2009

    Full text of the address by the Hon'ble President of India, Pratibha Devisingh Patil, to Parliament on June 4, 2009: Honourable Members, 1. I am extremely happy to address the first session of both Houses of Parliament after the elections to the 15th Lok Sabha. My greetings to all members, especially the...
  • Railway Budget speech 2008-09: Full text February 26, 2008

    Speaker Sir, I present the Railway Budget for the year 2008-09 with a sense of deep pride and satisfaction. Each year we have progressively raised the bar based on our own successes. The cash surplus of the Railways rose steadily from Rs 9000 cr in 2005 to Rs 14000 cr...
  • The Fineprint: Why Mush decided to impose Emergency November 3, 2007

    New Delhi: President Gen Pervez Musharraf on Saturday imposed Emergency in Pakistan citing a wave of Islamic militancy and 'interference' by the country’s judiciary and thereby weakening the Government. Following is the text of the Proclamation of Emergency: "Whereas there is visible ascendancy in the activities of extremists and incidents of terrorist...
  • The speech that may save Govt: What did PM say October 12, 2007

    New Delhi: While the PM's address to the Hindustan Times Summit-2007 in New Delhi on Friday seems to have put the lid on the UPA-Left bickering over the nuclear deal, the Congress and the BJP offered their own interpretations of the speech. While the BJP described it as a...
  • 123 mystery to be solved, N-deal to be unveiled today August 3, 2007

    New Delhi: The text of the Indo-US agreement for operationalisation of the civil nuclear deal will be made public on Friday. The text of 123 agreement will be released simultaneously in New Delhi and in Washington as per an understanding between the two countries, official sources said. The document will be...
  • Patil's speech: 'I'll always be inspired by Ambedkar' July 25, 2007

    Following is the full text of the speech that Pratibha Patil delivered after assuming charge as India's 13th President. My greetings to you all. I thank the Members of Parliament and State Legislatures for electing me to this high office. I am overwhelmed by the affection and regard shown to me...