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  • Mulayam hits out at UPA govt, says people looking for alternative September 11, 2013

    In an apparent attack on the UPA government, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday alleged that no other country in the world had seen the kind of deteriorating situation as India did in the last 10 years, saying people were now looking for an alternative. "Today, there is threat...
  • Congress to launch Food Security scheme from Aug 20 July 13, 2013

    The Congress has decided to start the rollout of the Food Security scheme from August 20, the birth anniversary of Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The decision was taken at a meeting which UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi had called with Congress leaders, Chief Ministers and PCC chiefs from all partyruled...
  • A nonfunctioning Parliament can only lead us to chaos: Neena Vyas April 29, 2013

    Senior journalist Neena Vyas joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the nonfunctioning of Parliament. Q. Has nonfunctioning of Parliament diminished PM's & Govt's image? Asked by: sri A. Sri, Yes, sadly, not only the Prime Minister and the Government but also the opposition and the entire country...
  • An influential leader asked me for help to bring down UPA govt: Gadkari April 12, 2013

    Nagpur: Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari has revealed that he was approached by "an influential leader" who sought his help in bringing down the Congressled United Progressive Alliance (UPA) but he turned down the request. "An influential political leader had approached me seeking help in pulling down...
  • With DMK's pressure, I foresee early Lok Sabha polls: R Rajagopalan March 19, 2013

    Political analyst and 'Vaartha' bureau chief R Rajagopalan joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the UPA govt's DMK crisis. Q. Hi Rajagopalan sir, Why DMK did not withdraw support in 2009 during last operation carried out by the Lankan army and Karunanidhi addressed the assembly stating that separate country for...
  • Survey indicates Modi's popularity is intact: Suhas Palshikar December 18, 2012

    Professor Suhas Palshikar of CSDS joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the CNNIBN postpoll findings in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. Q. Rath Yatra, Babri Masjid incident got the BJP from 2 seats to 80...Do you think Modi victory in Gujarat can become another such incident for the BJP...Will it really...
  • To save the country, UPA govt must be ousted: Mamata October 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Raising her pitch against the UPA Government, Trinamool Congress president and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the government needs to be ousted. "Today, yet another set of antipeople decisions of the Central Government have crossed the Laxman Rekha. These important decisions, which have direct...
  • Rift in UPA over VIP treatment for Ramdev June 2, 2011

    New Delhi: There are divisions between the UPA government and the Congress over the red carpet rolled out for Baba Ramdev. Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh has said that the Yoga guru is no saint but an entrepreneur. Baba Ramdev's proposed hunger strike starting Saturday has left the government feeling jittery....
  • Plan panel feels food security too ambitious September 24, 2010

    New Delhi: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's pet project the food security bill is under the scanner again. The Planning Commission feels it's too ambitious but activists say it is already diluted. The National Advisory Council meets Friday. ...
  • Is UPA govt scared of a debate on price rise? July 28, 2010

    New Delhi: Parliament is meant to be a forum to debate issues of national importance. No one can disagree that price rise is one such issue. The Manmohan Singh government should be willing to face the nation on it; the Opposition should be willing for a debate without insisting on...
  • Chidambaram dares critics to do his job better July 22, 2010

    New Delhi: Replying to continued criticism of his "antiMaoist policy" by Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, Home Minister P. Chidambaram has said he will be the "happiest person if someone can do the job better". "He (Digvijay Singh) is the general secretary of the party. He wrote an article in your...
  • Maya slams UPA govt but helps it in Parliament April 27, 2010

    New Delhi: In a bailout of the UPA government at the Centre, the Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati announced in Lucknow on Tuesday that the 21 BSP MPs will abstain from voting on the Oppositionsponsored Cut motions in the Parliament. Mayawati said she was being forced to keep the Manmohan Singh...
  • UPA trying to fix Lalit Modi, Sharad Pawar? April 24, 2010

    The 11page report of the Income Tax department contains one paragraph titled 'Betting Racket', mentions name of a person described as a 'Page 3' personality from Delhi. But who is carrying out the 'betting operation'? There are no details on how, where and when this 'matchfixing' took place. The report...
  • Sonia forces redraft of food security bill April 5, 2010

    New Delhi: In what's a clear indication that UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is having her way on the Food Security Bill, the empowered group of ministers, led by Pranab Mukherjee, will be revisiting the draft Food Security Bill on Monday. Sources say the Bill may go to the National Advisory Council...
  • CongLalu deal: Notrust move put on hold March 10, 2010

    New Delhi: Lalu Yadav has backed out of a notrust motion against the UPA government. And, the Centre responded in backing Lalu in the disproportionate assets case in the Supreme Court. Is there a deal between Congress and Lalu? The day after the women's reservation bill got passed in Rajya Sabha,...
  • UPA austerity: Rs 8 cr to renovate ministers' homes March 6, 2010

    Mumbai: It seems the UPA's austerity drive is long forgotten. At least in Maharashtra. The CongNCP govt is busy sprucing up the official residences of ministers. So far, the Public Works Department has spent Rs 8 crore on the palatial bungalows of 20 Cabinet ministers. CNNIBN has accessed documents that show...
  • UPA, Oppn brace for final clash on price hike March 4, 2010

    New Delhi: The Congress Parliamentary Party that met Thursday morning, backed the Union Finance Minister's budgetary proposals. While indicating there will be no fuel price rollback, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi made clear that rising prices remain a big concern and food inflation detracts from the UPA's accomplishments. Sonia asked the government...
  • Five ministers of UPA Govt take charge today May 25, 2009

    New Delhi: India's new coalition government got down to business on Monday with five of six key cabinet ministers formally assuming charge and holding meetings with senior officials. It was a busy day for External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, with North Korea testing a nuclear weapon and a clash at...
  • Inflation rate rises marginally, touches 10.72% November 6, 2008

    New Delhi: India's annual rate of inflation, which had been easing for five consecutive weeks, rose slightly to 10.72 per cent for the week ended October 25, from 10.68 per cent the week before, data released on Thursday showed. The wholesale price index (WPI) for all commodities released by the ministry...
  • UPA won't turn Left, says Ndeal on right track August 8, 2007

    New Delhi: The UPA Government on Wednesday put up a brave front on the nuclear deal issue in the face of opposition from the Left parties, which have warned the government not to go ahead with implementing the 123 Agreement. Reacting to the Left stand on the IndoUS civil nuclear agreement,...
  • Advani can't topple UPA Govt: PM December 18, 2006

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, while intervening in a debate in the Lok Sabha on the IndoUS nuclear deal on Monday, said L K Advani would have to ''wait for a very long time'' to have his wish of becoming PM fulfilled. Taking a dig at Leader of the...
  • Cut corporate tax breaks: Left to Govt November 26, 2006

    New Delhi: The country's two major Left parties have asked the UPA Government to allocate sufficient funds in the 11th Five Year Plan to fulfill promises in the Common Minimum Programme like hiking public spend on agriculture, education and healthcare. "In order to do justice to those commitments, Plan expenditure has...