Opposition

  • Opposition of Mars: Tonight Mars, Earth and sun will be arranged in a nearly-straight line 08-04-2014 07:20 AM

    New Delhi: On the night of Tuesday April 8, Mars, Earth, and the sun are arranged in a nearly-straight line. Astronomers call this event an 'opposition of Mars' because Mars and the Sun are on opposite sides of the sky. Oppositions of Mars happen every 26 months. Mars rises in...
  • All well between Shiv Sena, BJP? Uddhav says Modi has given a 'face' to opposition 30-03-2014 05:46 PM

    Mumbai: After many years, the opposition in India has got a face in Narendra Modi and this has created a storm in national politics, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray said in Mumbai on Sunday. "Until now, barring (former prime minister) Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Indian opposition parties lacked an acceptable...
  • Watch: Shatrughan Sinha shown black flags, protestors beaten up 21-03-2014 03:11 PM

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shatrughan Sinha, who is contesting elections from Patna Saheb in Bihar, faced severe opposition on Friday when he was on his way to file nomination papers for Lok Sabha elections. He was shown black flags by a group of student protetsors. Clashes broke out between...
  • Jailed leader calls for more Venezuela protests 04-03-2014 12:01 PM

    Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez urged sympathizers on Monday to maintain street protests against President Nicolas Maduro as the country's foreign minister prepared to meet the United Nations Secretary General. Lopez, who was arrested on February 18 after helping launch a nationwide protest movement, demanded top officials including the...
  • Help government pass bills on which there is consensus: Rahul to opposition 17-02-2014 06:11 PM

    Interacting with representatives from NGOs, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday asked opposition parties to fix a date to help government pass bills on which there is general consensus. Some of the delegation members, raising the issue of the disbaled, said when they protest against non-passage of disability bill, water...
  • Telangana: Seemandhra MPs may reach out to Opposition parties 15-02-2014 10:31 AM

    New Delhi: With just a few days left for the Parliament's Winter Session to end, the Seemandhra MPs are trying their best to avoid the clearance of Telangana Bill in the House. After Congress suspended 16 of its MPs from the Seemandhra for opposing its decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh,...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 10-02-2014 10:17 PM

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  • Winter session: 39 bills at stake as Parliament faces Telangana tangle 05-02-2014 07:55 AM

    New Delhi: The second half of Parliament's Winter Session is all set to begin on Wednesday amidst the Telangana tangle. At stake are 39 bills and the reputation of the 15th Lok Sabha which is already going down in the records as one of the worst performing in the Indian...
  • TN: Opposition party members evicted from Assembly after uproar over comment 31-01-2014 01:14 PM

    Tamil Nadu Assembly on Friday witnessed acrimonious scenes with arch rivals DMK and AIADMK sparring over a comment by a ruling party MLA in the context of the ongoing controversy involving suspended DMK leader M K Alagiri, prompting Speaker P Dhanapal to order eviction of the opposition party members. The...
  • Satyadev Katare nominated as the Leader of Opposition in Assembly 09-01-2014 03:08 PM

    Senior Congress MLA Satyadev Katare was on Thursday nominated as the Leader of Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly. Katare's nomination to the post was announced by the newly-elected Assembly Speaker, Dr Sitasharan Sharma. Later, Congress MLAs led by Mahendra Singh Kalukheda, Dr Govind Singh, KP Singh and Mukesh Nayak...
  • Independent MP Om Prakash Yadav withdraws support from UPA 27-12-2013 05:40 PM

    Independent MP Om Prakash Yadav on Friday withdrew his support to the UPA government over issues of alleged corruption, price rise and political vendetta against leaders of the Opposition by the government. Yadav, who has been warming up to the BJP for sometime praised its prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi...
  • Adarsh scam: Opposition stages a walk-out in Maharashtra Assembly 20-12-2013 11:44 AM

    Mumbai: The Opposition on Friday staged a walkout in the Maharshtra Assembly as the list of business did not have the tabling of the Adarsh Commission report listed. The government was expected to table the Adarsh Commission report in the House today. Earlier, Maharashtra Governor K Shankaranarayanan had refused to...
  • Bangladesh executes Islamist opposition leader Abdul Quader for war crimes 12-12-2013 11:15 PM

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Thursday executed an opposition leader convicted of war crimes hours after the Supreme Court rejected his last-minute appeal, officials said. The death threatened to spark new violence ahead of national elections next month. Sheikh Yousuf Harun, chief government administrator in Dhaka, said Abdul Quader Mollah was hanged...
  • Bangladesh: Opposition extends nationwide blockade till Friday 09-12-2013 06:02 PM

    Bangladesh's main opposition on Monday extended its ongoing 72-hour nationwide blockade till Friday morning demanding general elections under a non-party interim government. Salahuddin Ahmed, joint general secretary of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) made the announcement of rail, road, and waterway blockade, reports Xinhua. The BNP and its allies have enforced...
  • Bangladesh: Opposition announces fresh blockade against general elections 05-12-2013 04:53 PM

    Opposition parties in Bangladesh on Thursday announced a fresh 72-hour nationwide blockade from Saturday to press for their demands, including postponement of the January 5 General elections. The BNP-led 18-party opposition alliance called for the fresh blockade after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina again rejected its demand for a 'non-party' caretaker...
  • Top BNP leaders arrested in poll-bound Bangladesh 10-11-2013 01:40 PM

    Five top Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders were arrested in Bangladesh ahead of a nationwide shutdown to press for a neutral caretaker government to oversee the next general election, prompting the opposition to increase the duration of the strike from 72 to 84 hours. Three members of the Bangladesh Nationalist...
  • Mizoram: Opposition three party alliance announces candidates for upcoming polls 01-11-2013 07:16 PM

    The opposition Mizo National Front, Mizoram People's Conference and Maraland Democratic Front, which have a prepoll alliance for this month's Mizoram Assembly elections, on Friday announced joint candidates to contest the polls. The names of former ministers Dr R Lalthangliana and Z H Ropuia, sitting legislators P P Thawlla and...
  • Opposition uninterested in truth behind solar scam, says Oommen Chandy 23-10-2013 05:23 PM

    The Left opposition is uninterested in the truth behind the solar panel scam, and just wants to carry on its campaign until the general elections of 2014, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Wednesday. "Is this not a golden opportunity for the Left opposition to come out with all the...
  • Malaysia's opposition signals willingness to work with government 31-08-2013 01:56 AM

    Malaysia's opposition indicated on Friday it was softening its stand towards the government for the first time since a disputed May election, saying it was willing to help tackle a range of problems. The opposition led by former finance minister Anwar Ibrahim has refused to accept the election victory of...
  • Finally, for Manmohan Singh 'Offence is the best form of defence' 30-08-2013 02:59 PM

    The Prime Minister rarely speaks. Even when he speaks, he speaks less in a feeble voice and his speeches are very boring. They inspire or excite none. Dr. Manmohan Singh has proved that even he can get angry. The anger he showed, shocked his own party, not just the opposition....
  • Opposition seeks RR Patil's resignation over Mumbai gangrape case 23-08-2013 12:22 PM

    Blaming Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil for the deteriorating law and order situation in the state, the Opposition on Friday demanded his resignation in the wake of the brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old photojournalist. "If you can't improve the law and order situation in Mumbai, you must resign," BJP...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 20-08-2013 11:50 PM

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  • Can the PM distance himself from the Coalgate controversy? 20-08-2013 11:12 PM

    The government was once again cornered by the Opposition over the missing coalgate files in Parliament on Tuesday. The BJP demanded a statement from the PM alleging that the files had been deliberately made to disappear to destroy evidence. The Congress was quick to hit back, saying files from the...
  • News 360: Opposition wants PM to answer over missing coal allocation files 20-08-2013 09:01 PM

    The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been adjourned till Thursday after uproar over missing coalgate files. BJP members demanded a statement from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the missing files related to the allocation of coal blocks. ...
  • BJP not aggressive against Govt in RS, feels Yashwant 20-08-2013 08:04 PM

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha MP Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday expressed concern over the party not being aggressive enough towards the government in the Rajya Sabha unlike in the Lower House where the Opposition has not allowed the UPA to have its way on several issues. According to sources, Sinha raised...
  • Coal scam: Missing files block CBI probe, Opposition alleges cover up 19-08-2013 09:15 PM

    New Delhi: The coal scam continues to haunt the government as crucial files required by the CBI have gone missing from the records. Sources tell CNN-IBN that the CBI's repeated letters to the Coal Ministry have failed to get a response. According to the sources, the missing Coal Ministry files...
  • MP Leader of Oppn criticises CM for reinducting Shah in Cabinet 15-08-2013 03:26 PM

    Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly, Ajay Singh today criticised state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for re-inducting Vijay Shah into his Cabinet. Shah had resigned from the Cabinet as Tribal Welfare Minister following a controversy over his alleged sexist remark against Chouhan's wife a few months back. However,...
  • Delhi: BJP MLAs meet Lt Gov, seek NOC for unauthorised colonies 05-08-2013 04:04 AM

    New Delhi: BJP MLAs on Sunday met the Lt Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung, seeking grant of No Objection Certificates (NOCs) to unauthorised colonies on DDA land for expedition of development work in these colonies. The MLAs who were led by Vijay Kumar Malhotra, Leader of the Opposition in Legislative...
  • Mid-day meal deaths: Opposition stages walkout, Assembly adjourned till 2pm 30-07-2013 12:17 PM

    The Bihar Assembly was adjourned on Tuesday till 2pm after the BJP legislators staged a walkout over the mid-day meal deaths in Chhapra. Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary was holding a special discussion in the House over the Chhapra incident that had claimed 23 lives. BJP leader and former CM Sushil...
  • Suspension of SDM: Akhilesh rubbishes Opposition's allegations 28-07-2013 11:30 PM

    Rubbishing the allegations by Opposition parties that the suspension of Gautam Budh Nagar Sub-Divisional Magistrate had come under pressure from the mining mafia, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said the step was taken because there was a possibility of communal tension brewing up in the area. "There...