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  • "Political motivated" Snoopgate probe against Modi to be dropped June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The previous UPA government's controversial move to order a probe into the 'Snoopgate' affair may get a quiet burial with the Home Ministry expected to move the Union Cabinet soon to abandon the plan. A note will be presented before the Union Cabinet to scrap the December 26, 2013,...
  • Suhag's appointment as Army Chief stays unaffected as government changes May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The appointment of Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief will not be affected by the change of government, said new Defence Minister Arun Jaitley whose party BJP had strongly opposed the UPA government for elevating him to the top post. "Well, I believe that there...
  • PM's daughter hits out at Baru, says he betrayed Manmohan Singh April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's family has come out strongly against his former media advisor Sanjaya Baru for his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister'. Singh's eldest daughter, historian Upinder Singh, has lashed out at Baru saying he betrayed the PM. She told national daily 'The Indian Express', "We are...
  • Sonia attempts damage control with an emotional appeal, attacks BJP April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Congress looking down and out, party President Sonia Gandhi has now made an emotional appeal to the country through a televised advertising campaign. Sonia has launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party, saying that the battle for 2014 is the fight to preserve and...
  • Still doing his duty, Sanjaya Baru April 12, 2014

    At the very outset, in his already dust-kicking book 'The Accidental Prime Minister', Sanjaya Baru says that he did not share its contents with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh prior to publication. Therefore, he argues, it placed an extra weight of responsibility on him to present an 'honest account' of his...
  • Congress lost perception battle, leadership not communicative: Jairam Ramesh April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress is facing anti-incumbency after 10 years in power, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh admitted on Thursday, saying it poses a challenge as the party lost the battle of perception because the top leadership was "not communicative". He acknowledged that it is a "challenging" campaign in the elections ahead...
  • Budget 2014: Full text of P Chidambaram's speech on vote on account February 17, 2014

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday refuted the allegations of policy paralysis saying the UPA-II has brought schemes and has contained the fiscal deficit. In the UPA-II's last budget before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Chidambaram said the UPA-I and UPA-II have delivered above the trend. Even as he announced...
  • Budget 2014: FM cuts excise duty, woos youngsters, taxes unchanged February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. Faced with a massive economic slowdown and staring at prospects of a Congress rout in the Lok Sabha elections,...
  • Budget 2014: Watch P Chidambaram's full speech on vote on account February 17, 2014

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday refuted the allegations of policy paralysis saying the UPA-II has brought schemes and has contained the fiscal deficit. Chidambaram also announced excise cuts, leading to cars, mobile phones and two-wheelers getting cheaper even as not sops were announced. ...
  • Live blog: Interim Budget 2014 February 17, 2014

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram will present the last interim budget of the UPA-II in Parliament. Chidambaram will present the vote on account, giving an estimate of funds required to meet expenditure until a new government is in place. Live updates. ...
  • Poll: Rate the Indian Railways February 11, 2014

    How would you rate the state of Indian Railways? Rate Indian Railways on the following two parameters. ...
  • Shrill of the Opposition is much higher than ours: Sibal May 26, 2013

    Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal has admitted that the United Progressive Alliance government has failed to communicate to the people its achievements in the last four years. He was speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate ...
  • UPA-II mirrors rule of Bahadur Shah Zafar: Rajiv Pratap Rudy May 25, 2013

    Patna: The BJP on Saturday alleged that the UPA-II government's performance at the end of its fourth anniversary has waned so much, that it "mirrored the rule" of last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar. "The UPA government's performance has become so miserable that it mirrors the rule of the last Mughal...
  • 4 years of UPA II: Celebration remains a low-key affair May 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The UPA II is attempting to dispel the perception of gloom amid scams and controversies as it completes four years in office. In his report to the people, the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured that those involved in corruption will be punished and there will be 8 per...
  • Digitisation one of leading achievements in UPA report card May 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The UPA government listed ushering the process of digitisation of the cable sector as one of its leading achievements in its report card that was presented to the people on Wednesday. The government said it had implemented digitisation in the Phase I cities of Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata...
  • 'Pressure from press, civil society leads to hasty judgements' May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Free press and active civil society put pressure on the government for early and decisive action in addressing weaknesses in governance and sometimes it leads to "hasty judgement", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday night. "We are the world's largest democracy with a very free Press and...
  • UPA's report card is a 'non report card', says BJP May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) termed the UPA's report card as a "non-report card" that hid all the scams and revealed only what was convenient to the ruling dispensation. The Opposition party also lashed out at the UPA for "blaming it for its own failures". "The UPA's report...
  • SP chief Mulayam gives a miss to UPA anniversary function May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, who was the cynosure of all eyes at the UPA anniversary function in 2012, was conspicuous by his absence on Wednesday. Instead, the pride of place was taken by Bahujan Samaj Party's Satish Chandra Mishra and Brajesh Pathak who did not attend...
  • BJP shouldn't talk about misgovernance when they don't know what governance is: Kamal Nath May 22, 2013

    The Opposition launched a scathing attack on the government which completed its nine years in power on Wednesday. ...
  • What is the road ahead for UPA-II? May 22, 2013

    As UPA-II presents its 'Report to the People', Bhupendra Chaubey asks a team of experts what is the road ahead for the government. ...
  • UPA projects united front as PM assures probe into scams, Sonia flays BJP May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Seeking to dispel the perception of gloom amidst scams and controversies, the UPA on Wednesday painted a rosy picture of its government's performance during the last nine years. In the 'Report to the People', released by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi on the fourth...
  • I think the stage is set for a non-congress govt: Bhupendra Chaubey May 22, 2013

    The UPA-II government has just completed four years in power. So, what have been its achievements and failures? CNN-IBN's national affairs editor Bhupendra Chaubey joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. In urban areas, it seems like UPA-2 will definitely suffer in the forthcoming elections, whats the scene...
  • People won't be fooled by UPA's populist measures: Sidharth Nath Singh May 22, 2013

    What are the key points on which the UPA-II dispensation failed to deliver? BJP's spokesperson Sidharth Nath Singh joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Hi Sidharth, Do you think that the BJP has oversold the corruption issue and leadership issue of the UPA..At one time it probably...
  • UPA-II not in a crisis, will overcome all troubles: Khurshid May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress leader Salman Khurshid hit a optimistic note when he told CNN-IBN on Wednesday that the UPA-II government was not in a crisis and hoped to complete its term. The Minister of External Affairs was speaking on the performance of the UPA-II as it completes its four years...
  • BJP calls UPA II a complete failure, asks why it is celebrating May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: As the UPA II completes four years and is set to release its report card at its celebration dinner on Wednesday evening, the Bharatiya Janata Party has questioned as to what is the celebration for. Attacking the UPA government over a range of issues, the BJP said the...
  • Mulayam may skip UPA dinner hosted by PM tonight May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Distancing himself from the UPA's falling fortunes, Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav may skip the dinner which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will host on Wednesday for its allies and supporting parties, according to sources. An invite has also gone to the BSP's Maywawati. However, sources say she may...
  • PM to present Report Card of UPA-II on May 22 May 19, 2013

    New Delhi: With the image of his government in tatters, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will present the last Report Card of UPA-II on May 22 in which he is expected to list the positives such as Direct Benefit Transfer and FDI in retail in a bid to boost the sagging...
  • More reforms in next 2 to 4 months: Chidambaram April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Committing to carry forward the economic reforms programme in the remaining term of UPA-II, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said the government will take more executive actions in the next two to four months and sought cooperation of the main opposition party to push through important bills...
  • 2G, Coalgate rock Parliament, Oppn divided over PM's resignation April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday sharpened its attack on the UPA government demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the 2G spectrum scam and coalgate. Even as the Opposition appeared divided over seeking PM's resignation, for the Congress these are worrying times. The passage of crucial bills...
  • 'Senior leader' wanted help to topple UPA-II: Gadkari April 13, 2013

    Nagpur: Former Bharatiya Janata Party chief Nitin Gadkari on Friday claimed that a "senior leader" of the UPA-II wanted his support to topple the Congress-led alliance government in New Delhi. "The UPA leader who had approached was capable of bringing down the government. However, after that, the kind of assurances which...