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  • Land ordinance likely to be allowed to lapse on April 5 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Government is likely to allow the controversial land ordinance to lapse on April 5 amid stiff opposition by many political parties and activists who have stepped up campaign against the measure. "It has to lapse on April 5. We will then see what to...
  • Congress coal scam could be much bigger: PM Modi 1 week ago

    Punjab: Attacking the previous Congress-led government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday claimed that coal scam, which was pegged at Rs 1.76 lakh crore, could be much more bigger. Modi also said that the present regime led by him had garnered a revenue of Rs 2 lakh crore in bids from...
  • Sitaram Yechury slams Modi government, says UPA's Land Bill was better 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Amidst outrage over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, CPIM leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday hit out at the Centre government over the proposed legislation. He said the Narendra Modi government is fooling the farmers and UPA's Land Bill was much better than the NDA's. "BJP supported UPA's Land Bill...
  • Amid Centre demoralising VIP culture, Sena seeks red beacon for mayors' vehicles March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The mayors of the major cities should be allowed to use the red beacon on their cars, key NDA ally Shiv Sena has demanded even as it has lauded the Centre's plan for limiting such a privilege to only nine constitutional dignitaries. According to media reports, the Transport Ministry...
  • Regional parties to face workers ire over Coal Bill: Worker Union March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: A workers' union on Saturday said regional parties in coal producing states will have to "bear the brunt of coal workers and public for supporting" the Coal Bill, which has been passed by Parliament. The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015 which forms part of NDA government's reforms agenda,...
  • Centre is run by RSS: Teesta Setalvad March 21, 2015

    Chennai: Accusing the BJP government at the Centre as one being "run" by RSS, social activist Teesta Setalvad on Saturday alleged that issues like "Sanskritisation" were part of a process to change India into a Hindu state. "I believe the government at the Centre is run by RSS. It is an...
  • Hazare used as "mascot" by NGOs stalling development projects: BJP March 19, 2015

    Bhopal: Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare is being used as a "mascot" by NGOs which receive foreign funds and stall developmental projects over the issue of land acquisition, Madhya Pradesh BJP's monthly mouthpiece Charaiveti has said. "Though he is an upright man personally, Anna Hazare is the "mascot" of such NGOs which...
  • Opposition accuses government of bulldozing Land Bill in Lok Sabha March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The issue of land acquisition bill on Thursday rocked the Lok Sabha with the Opposition accusing the government of bulldozing it in the Lower House on the strength of "sheer numbers". The issue cropped up during a discussion on the agrarian situation in the country when P Karunakaran (CPI-M)...
  • Sonia Gandhi writes to Anna Hazare, vows to oppose Land Bill March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has expressed her agreement with the concerns of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on the NDA government's Land Bill and vowed to oppose it at all fora. Sonia on Tuesday wrote a letter to the social activist in reply to his earlier missive and referred to...
  • Jayalalithaa rejects Karunanidhi's charge of double standard on land bill March 15, 2015

    Chennai: Rejecting the 'double standard' charge levelled by arch rival and DMK President M Karunanidhi, AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Sunday asserted her party supported the land acquisition bill as it vests more power in states in matters such as granting exemptions unlike the previous version. Seeking to turn the tables against...
  • BJP fails to rally entire NDA on Land Bill March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The ruling BJP on Tuesday failed to rally the entire NDA behind it for the passage of the contentious Land Bill in Lok Sabha as key ally Shiv Sena abstained while one-member Swabhimani Paksha went to the extent of moving an amendment. However, the Narendra Modi government succeeded in...
  • Lok Sabha to witness confrontation as Land Bill will be taken up for voting March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha is set to witness a confrontation over Land Acquisition Bill on Tuesday when it is taken up for voting with opposition parties bent on opposing it even as the government again offered to make changes in the legislation in the "larger interest" of the farming community. National...
  • Jairam Ramesh attacks Modi over land bill March 8, 2015

    Kochi: Ahead of Monday's debate on the Land Bill in Lok Sabha, Congress MP Jairam Ramesh on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying on the advise of US-based economists, he was trying to send a signal to the corporate world that "big bang reforms" were being carried out by...
  • Farmers hold protest in Kurukshetra, block road March 5, 2015

    Kurukshetra: A large number of farmers associated with Bhartiya Kisan Union on Thursday held a protest and blocked the Kurukshetra-Saharanpur road in support of their various demands. The BKU farmers led by Haryana unit president Gurnam Singh, courted arrest at Pipli town, near here in support of their demands, including hike...
  • If government works well we can talk of joining NDA at Centre, says Haseeb Drabu March 5, 2015

    Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu has played down differences between PDP and BJP. He said, "If the government works well, we can even take a call on joining NDA at Centre to cement the coalition." ...
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar slams Modi government for 'giving benefit' to industrialists March 1, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday criticised Narendra Modi-led BJP government for giving benefit to a section of industrialists at the cost of ordinary people. "Nobody at the top is thinking about the people. They say one thing, do something else. They are out to please a few....
  • Watch: Lighter side of Budget 2015 March 1, 2015

    CNN-IBN's Sayoni Aiyar takes a look at the funny side of Union Budget 2015. ...
  • Budget 2015 in favour of corporate sector, says P Chidambaram March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram tore into the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and said it was in favour of corporate sector and was "unkind" to the poor and could fail the targeted 8 per cent growth next year. "One cannot avoid the feeling that the...
  • Budget disappointing, lacks clear roadmap: Manmohan Singh February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the budget reflected lot of "good intentions" of the NDA government but it lacked any clear roadmap to achieve the goals. Describing the budget as disappointing, Singh, who is credited with ushering in economic reforms as Finance Minister in the Narasimha...
  • Full text of Arun Jaitley's Finance Budget 2015-16 speech February 28, 2015

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the first full-fledged of the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Thursday aimed at high growth, saying the pace of cutting the fiscal deficit would slow as he seeks to boost investment and ensure that ordinary people benefit. But he pushed back by a year his...
  • Credibility of Indian economy re-established under NDA government, claims Jaitley in Budget 2015-16 February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday claimed that the credibility of Indian economy has been re-established while presenting the first full Budget of the Narendra Modi government. Taking a dig at the previous Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government, Jaitley said the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance inherited...
  • Union Budget 2015 live: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says no change in individual tax rates, will cut corporate tax rate February 28, 2015

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while presenting the first full year Budget of the NDA government led by PM Modi on Saturday said Indian economy's credibility has been restored....
  • Test for reform zeal of Modi government in make-or-break Budget today, tax sops likely February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stomach for free-market economics faces a major test on Saturday when the first full Budget will be unveiled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Reaping the benefits of low global prices for oil, India's main import, Modi's government sees itself in a sweet spot with...
  • The 2015 budget will be most important for NDA government: Experts February 28, 2015

    The maiden full year Union Budget of NDA government will be most important for the Modi government in many aspects. The experts feel the budget will be more pro-development. ...
  • NDA government's religion is 'India First', Tricolour guides us, fight against terror and poverty: Modi February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: In his indomitable style, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took on the opposition parties while highlighting the achievements and goals of his government while addressing the Lok Sabha during the Motion of Thanks to the President's address. While taking potshots at his rivals, Modi said that his only aim...
  • Government to begin discussion with regional parties on Land Acquisition Bill February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: The Government has decided to begin discussion with regional parties on Land Acquisition Bill and is seeking support from Samajwadi Party (SP), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Trinamool Congress (TMC). The bill was discussed in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday where Finance Minister Arun Jaitley defended the bill....
  • Land bill: Shiv Sena to launch awareness drive for farmers February 26, 2015

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday asked party workers to travel across Maharashtra to aware farmers about the Centre's proposed land reforms bill, party sources said. Thackeray's decision came after a series of meetings on Wednesday with senior leaders, legislators, parliamentarians and district-level activists about the ramifications of the...
  • Railway Budget 2015 live: No new trains, no fare hike, focus on cleanliness, tech and passenger amenities February 26, 2015

    Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu unveiled his first Budget on Thursday, did not increase passenger fare and put a lot of emphasis on cleanliness....
  • Government to bring Coal, Citizenship Bills in Lok Sabha February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: After introducing the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, Government looks set to bring the Coal and Citizenship Bills in Lok Sabha that will replace the ordinances brought by it in this regard earlier. Sources said government has taken a decision to bring the new Insurance Bill in Lok Sabha next...
  • Land Acquisition Bill: The main points of debate and controversy February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: It has been a stormy start to Parliament Budget session as the united opposition has vociferously taken on the Narendra Modi government on Land Acquisition Bill. The opposition parties are against the Bill accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government of bulldozing its way through in...