Monsoon

  • Rain likely to continue for two more days, states decide on relief packages 01-03-2014 10:57 AM

    In Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that heavy rainfall has destroyed crops in around 9,800 villages. The government now plans on extending relief to farmers to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore. The Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan has announced a relief package as well. ...
  • Monsoon tracker: Widespread rainfall expected in South India 09-09-2013 09:42 AM

    The monsoon is almost in the last phase. Fairly widespread rainfall is expected in North- Eastern States, West Coast, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, parts of West Bengal. ...
  • RTI Amendment Bill deferred: Is it a blow to political parties? 06-09-2013 09:55 AM

    The government has deferred the Right to Information (RTI) Amendment Bill due to lack of consensus among political parties. The amended Bill will be send to the Parliamentary Standing Committee. Once the Standing Committee clears the amended Bill, it will likely come for debate in Parliament in the Winter Session....
  • Watch: Issue of missing coalgate files rock Parliament 05-09-2013 10:15 AM

    The issue of the missing coalgate files rocked Parliament on Wednesday with the Opposition demanding the Prime Minister to be subjected to a CBI probe and an FIR lodged to investigate where the files went. ...
  • Face-off: Renuka Chowdhury vs Balbir Punj on missing coal files 04-09-2013 02:22 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Balbir Punj alleged that the coal scam files aren't missing but have been stolen. Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury called his allegation ridiculous and targeted the BJP over fake encounter cases in Gujarat. ...
  • Monsoon tracker: Severe rainfall expected across North Eastern States 02-09-2013 12:28 PM

    The Met Department has predicted severe rainfall in parts of North Eastern States on Monday. Fairly widespread rainfall is also predicted in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattigarh, North Eastern States, parts of Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and parts of Maharashtra. ...
  • Tharoor hits out at the Opposition, says this is no time for politics 30-08-2013 03:22 PM

    Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor blamed the Opposition for the lack of cooperation and for forcing the delay in economic reforms. "This is a moment when the nation must come together. This is not a time for petty politics," he said. On the allegations of the...
  • Watch: War of words between PM and Arun Jaitley in Rajya Sabha 30-08-2013 02:54 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday lost his cool over the BJP and questioned the continuous disruptions and the conduct of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha. Manmohan Singh not only took on the opposition for insulting him, but went on to say that the opposition MPs had no respect...
  • FTP: Is the new Land Acquisition Bill anti-industry? 29-08-2013 11:58 PM

    The Land Acquisition Bill, which seeks to provide just and fair compensation to farmers while ensuring that no land can be aquired forcibly, was passed by the Lok Sabha on Thursday. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 29-08-2013 11:50 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Sonianomics: Is pro-poor politics anti-growth? 29-08-2013 11:45 PM

    As India battles economic slowdown, the timing of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's aggressive push for food bill and the land acquisition bill is being questioned by economists. ...
  • Uproar in Parliament over economic crisis, falling rupee 29-08-2013 01:43 PM

    The Opposition hit out at the government over the economic crisis and falling rupee in Parliament. There was an uproar in the House as members demanded the Prime Minister to make a statement over the current economic situation. The Prime Minister will make a statement tomorrow in the Rajya Sabha....
  • Monsoon tracker: Widespread rainfall expected across MP 29-08-2013 11:30 AM

    Widespread rainfall is expected in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. ...
  • Food Security Bill: Political game changer or economic catastrophe? 27-08-2013 11:37 PM

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi's ambitious Food Security Bill on Monday night won the Lok Sabha vote after days of unruly scenes in Parliament. The Food Security Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha after Sonia Gandhi forcefully pushed the case. ...
  • The Last Word: Can India afford Food Bill or is it both too expensive and badly timed? 27-08-2013 10:27 PM

    In a major victory for the UPA government, its flagship scheme the Food Security Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday. The bill, which seeks to provide cheap foodgrains to 82 crore people in the country, is the biggest programme in the world to fight hunger. ...
  • Watch: Uproar in Parliament over VHP Ayodhya yatra 26-08-2013 07:02 PM

    The Lok Sabha witnessed a furious debate on the yatra that turned out to be non-starter in Ayodhya on Sunday because of the Uttar Pradesh government crackdown. While Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav defended the actions of the state government, the BJP's Yogi Adityanath took on the state government...
  • Food Bill: UPA govt fulfilling promise it made in 2009, says Sonia 26-08-2013 06:07 PM

    Parliament is debating the United Progressive Alliance's flaghship scheme the Food Security Bill on Monday. The Congress has put its best foot forward to pilot what it thinks will be the game-changer in 2014. Party President Sonia Gandhi spoke on the Bill and said the UPA government was fulfilling a...
  • Watch: KV Thomas initiates discussion on Food Bill in Lok Sabha 26-08-2013 02:42 PM

    The Lok Sabha took up the Food Security Bill on Monday. Food Minister KV Thomas initiated the debate in the House saying the Bill will improve the Public Distribution System. ...
  • Monsoon tracker: Widespread rainfall expected across UP, Jharkhand 26-08-2013 01:55 PM

    Fairly widespread rainfall is expected in Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand on Monday. ...
  • Mumbai gangrape: City not safe anymore, says Shobha De 23-08-2013 01:44 PM

    A 23-year-old photojournalist was allegedly gangraped by five men on Thursday around 6:30 pm while she was on an assignment at Shakti Mill in Parel area of Central Mumbai, according to police sources. ...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Smriti Irani questions the security provided in city 23-08-2013 01:24 PM

    BJP Spokesperson Smriti Irani raised the issue of Mumbai gangrape in the Rajya Sabha and lashed out at the security provided in the city. She also listed such incidents that took place in the last two months and demanded a strict action. ...
  • Monsoon tracker: Widespread rainfall expected across MP 23-08-2013 10:44 AM

    Widespread rainfall is expected in Madhya Pradesh on Friday. ...
  • Andhra MPs agitation in Parliament on genuine issue: Pallam Raju 22-08-2013 02:48 PM

    HRD Minister Pallam Raju said the agitation by Andhra MPs in Parliament was on a genuine issue and the Parliamentary Affairs Minister has decided to move their suspension. The committee is going to decide what has to be done next. ...
  • Protests in Rajya Sabha over missing coal files 22-08-2013 01:02 PM

    The issue of missing crucial files connected to the illegal allocation of coals blocks has been disrupting Parliament proceedings of the Monsoon Session. ...
  • Monsoon tracker: Widespread rainfall expected across MP,Chhattisgarh 22-08-2013 10:44 AM

    Widespread rainfall is expected in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Sikkim. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 14-08-2013 11:50 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Big blow to Navy, blasts in submarine Sindhurakshak, 18 sailors missing 14-08-2013 08:54 PM

    A massive fire broke out in a submarine, named Sindhurakshak, between Lion Gate and Seta Gate late on Tuesday night at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. ...
  • Ready to discuss Food Security Bill in Parliament: BJP 14-08-2013 08:22 PM

    The controversial Food Security Bill has been delayed once again. No debate took place in the House on the Bill as Telugu Desam MPs created uproar when Food Minister KV Thomas rose to speak. The Congress has blamed the BJP for teaming up with the TDP to disrupt the House...
  • Has the Congress failed to come clean on Robert Vadra? 12-08-2013 11:50 PM

    The BJP has moved a motion to suspend Question Hour in Parliament over the Robert Vadra land deals. This came after IAS officer Ashok Khemka took on the Haryana government again last week when he filed a 100-page reply alleging that Robert Vadra falsified documents for several land deals. ...
  • Is there an attempt being made to divide and communalise Jammu and Kashmir Further? 12-08-2013 11:27 PM

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday assured the country that there will be no repetition of 1990 in Jammu and Kashmir when Kashmiri Pandits were forced out of the Valley by the terrorists. He said the government will not allow forced migration or resettlement of people now wile emphasising that...