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  • UPA imprint all over, Congress-Mukt Budget not possible: Ex-FM 10-07-2014 06:59 PM

    New Delhi: Former Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said imprint of the UPA Government's policy can be seen in the Budget presented by Arun Jaitley, adding it is not possible to come out with a "Congress Mukt Budget". "Welcome to the real world...BJP sought a mandate for Congress Mukt Bharat....
  • Budget 2014: Nothing for poor sector, says Shashi Tharoor 10-07-2014 05:54 PM

    Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said that he did not hear any bold project announcement in the Finance Minister's budget speech. "Nothing done for the poor sector and nothing to encourage the people," he said. ...
  • Had to clear issues left behind by UPA: Arun Jaitley 10-07-2014 05:52 PM

    After tabling his first budget in Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "I hope this leads to revival of economy without burdening the common man. I had to clear up issues that the UPA had left behind." ...
  • Budget 2014: This is not about UPA vs NDA, but about economy, says FM 10-07-2014 05:20 PM

    New Delhi: Hours after delivering the Union Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday called its "a directional budget" adding that the government has laid down the roadmap and given relief to the common people. "Reasonable taxation is required for providing growth to manufacturing sector. People must have more money...
  • NDA Budget has copied UPA policies, nothing new: Sonia Gandhi 10-07-2014 03:17 PM

    New Delhi: The NDA government's maiden budget failed to impress Congress president Sonia Gandhi who called the Finance Budget of the new government as a copy of UPA's policies. "The Budget had nothing new. It has merely copied our policies and schemes," Sonia Gandhi told reporters. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi...
  • Government hopes to finalise GST contours this year: Arun Jaitley 10-07-2014 12:55 PM

    New Delhi: Committing to expeditiously rolling out Goods and Services Tax (GST), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said a solution to the issues relating to the comprehensive indirect tax regime may be finalised in the current year itself. "I do hope we are able to bring a final solution...
  • Chidamabaram appreciates restrained language of Economic Survey 09-07-2014 09:35 PM

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday appreciated the restrained language of the pre-Budget Economic Survey but expressed disappointment over it envisaging a five year period to put in place reforms. Reacting to the Survey tabled in Parliament on Wednesday, he said that he was glad that it...
  • Economic Survey suggests economy was robust in UPA regime: Congress 09-07-2014 08:59 PM

    New Delhi: On the eve of the Union Budget, Congress on Wednesday latched on to the Economic Survey in seeking to puncture government claims that it has inherited 'empty coffers' and a bad economy. Party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi quoted profusely from the highlights of the Survey presented to Parliament on...
  • Modi government has only blamed UPA in last 7 week: Abhishek Singhvi 09-07-2014 07:18 PM

    Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi on Wednesday said, "In the last 7 weeks, the government has only blamed the previous government. They haven't done anything. They merely made noise about how they have inherited empty coffers from us." ...
  • Economic Survey highlights the 'mess' we inherited: Piyush Goyal 09-07-2014 06:34 PM

    New Delhi: Blaming the UPA-led government for the poor state of economy, Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said the new government has inherited 'mess' from the previous UPA-led regime. "A robust economy with euphoric investor sentiment that NDA left in 2004, has been brought down to a faltering economy...
  • Urgent need to revamp Mahatma Gandhi NREGA: Economic Survey 09-07-2014 06:12 PM

    New Delhi: Calling for an urgent revamp of previous UPA government's flagship job guarantee programme, Mahatma Gandhi NREGA, the Economic Survey on Wednesday said it needs to be made more development oriented and prevent its misuse. The survey also said there is a need for revamp or reorganisation of some...
  • Sonia Gandhi meets President over LoP status in Lok Sabha 08-07-2014 07:58 PM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday met President Pranab Mukherjee in the backdrop of the UPA pitching for Leader of Opposition status for her party in Lok Sabha. Gandhi, on Monday made a strong pitch for Congress being given the post of Leader of Opposition, held a meeting...
  • Our Railway Budget is for development: Ravi Shankar Prasad 08-07-2014 06:25 PM

    Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said that their Railways Budget is for development. "This budget is good and will give a new direction," he said. ...
  • News 360: Centre says price checks in place; Opposition stages walk out 07-07-2014 09:11 PM

    Prices of food items are under control and there is no need for panic, the government declared on Monday in the Rajya Sabha which took up an impromptu discussion on inflation on the opening day of the Budget session after the opposition pressed for it. ...
  • UPA MPs to write to Lok Sabha Speaker seeking call on Leader of Opposition issue 07-07-2014 07:57 PM

    New Delhi: Upping the ante on the Lok Sabha Leader of Opposition issue, the Congress and its allies on Monday said they will write to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan seeking an immediate decision in the matter. Party spokesman Anand Sharma said that the Congress would exercise all options to ensure a...
  • UPA responsible for mess, govt will keep prices under check: Arun Jailtley 07-07-2014 05:46 PM

    New Delhi: Prices of food items are under control and there is no need for panic, the government declared on Monday in the Rajya Sabha which took up an impromptu discussion on inflation on the opening day of the Budget session after the opposition pressed for it. The short-duration discussion...
  • Supreme Court refuses to stay appointment of General Suhag as next Army Chief 07-07-2014 12:10 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has refused to stay the appointment of Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief after a petition was filed by Lieutenant General Ravi Dastane challenging the appointment of General Suhag as the next Army Chief. The previous UPA government had cleared the...
  • Congress welcomes rail link to Katra 04-07-2014 11:39 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday welcomed the rail link to Katra in Jammu and Kashmir inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but reminded that the project was completed during the UPA regime. The party said the railway track from Udhampur to Katra could not be inaugurated as the elections were...
  • Government has taken cognizance of spying report: BJP 02-07-2014 06:12 PM

    New Delhi: The government has taken cognizance of the reports of the US spying over the BJP and it should not happen again, the party said on Wednesday. "The government has taken cognizance of the reports, and it is unfortunate. It should not happen again," Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson...
  • NDA government heading to be UPA-III, says AAP 27-06-2014 09:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday termed the first month of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government in office as a "disappointment" and said that it is heading towards becoming UPA III. "The new government seems to have forgotten its election promises of curbing price-rise and eradicating corruption. The...
  • The politics behind governors

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    A former UPA minister relates a delightful story of an ex judge who had been identified to head the contentious "Snoopgate" probe. The judge declined...

  • Subramanium's remarks on Centre spark a debate, jurists divided 26-06-2014 07:53 AM

    New Delhi: Former Solicitor General of India Gopal Subramanium's decision to withdraw his candidature for Supreme Court judge posting has sparked off a debate. Jurists have been divided over Centre's objection to Subramanium's candidature. Senior Supreme Court Lawyer Harish Salve has blamed the collegium system for the mess. "I don't...
  • Appointment of new Chhattisgarh governor likely before Parliament session 24-06-2014 11:04 PM

    Some BJP veterans are likely to be appointed as governors once some of the incumbents chosen by the previous UPA government make their exit. While governors of Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh have already quit, sources said that many others have been sounded out. "A list is being prepared by the...
  • India needs sweeping power sector reforms: World Bank 24-06-2014 09:01 PM

    New Delhi: Electricity distribution in India needs reform to achieve the target of electricity to all by 2019, the World Bank said on Tuesday. "Power distribution in India needs sweeping reforms if it is to bring back the country to a high growth trajectory and meet its goal of expanding...
  • AP House adopts resolution towards creating a graft-free state 24-06-2014 12:55 PM

    Hyderabad:The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly today adopted a resolution requesting the Centre to take all possible measures to create a corruption-free India and eradicate the menace of black money. The state government, in the resolution adopted unanimously by the Assembly, promised to take all necessary measures to create a corruption-free...
  • More private firms in power supply will ease hurdles: Piyush Goyal 23-06-2014 06:19 PM

    New Delhi: Increased participation by private companies in electricity distribution will help ease supply bottlenecks and reinstate investor confidence in the sector, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday. The minister met top bankers including ICICI Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Chanda Kochhar and State Bank of India...
  • Congress leader favours resignation of UPA-appointed Governors 22-06-2014 10:22 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Causing embarrassment to the party leadership, Congress leader and former state minister Pandalam Sudhakaran has called for the resignation of Governors appointed by previous UPA regime, terming it as an ideal course considering the traditions of the Congress. Making particular reference in a Facebook comment to Maharashtra Governor K...
  • "Political motivated" Snoopgate probe against Modi to be dropped 22-06-2014 12:10 PM

    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,...
  • Media freedom curtailed during UPA regime: Prakash Javadekar 21-06-2014 10:07 PM

    Mumbai: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said that "emergency mindset" continued during the UPA regime which curtailed media freedom in the country. "After I became the I&B Minister, I was reviewing pending files in my ministry. I noticed that while many TV channels had got permissions...
  • Railway suffering a loss of Rs 900 crore everyday: Ravi Shankar Prasad 21-06-2014 09:07 PM

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the hike in railway fare was done by the UPA government in the interim budget earlier this year. About the Modi government he also said, "Prime Minister has the ablity to govern and we are trying to...