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  • Has Sonia Gandhi undermined the Office of the Prime Minister? 14-04-2014 09:55 PM

    As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's 10-year tenure comes to an end, two tell-all books by former bureaucrats have delivered another strong blow to his already battered image. While the PM's former media advisor Sanjaya Baru's book claims that his decisions were monitored and dictated by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former...
  • Any government better than the present one should come to power: Lata 13-04-2014 09:11 PM

    Taking a dig at the UPA government, veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar said that any government better than the present one should come to power. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 24-03-2014 10:33 AM

    In this episode, we get you all the buzz and activity in the run up to the crucial Lok Sabha polls. Plus, CJ voices from across the country on issues that matter to them this election season. ...
  • Kings & Queens: Sonia Gandhi, the woman who infused life into Congress 21-03-2014 11:30 PM

    From a middle class girl in an Italian village to the Congress President, she has played a big role in shaping the world's largest democracy. Sonia brought back to life a party that almost everyone, even its own disillusioned lot, thought was beyond revival. ...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Cong headed for worst ever performance, says Jaitley 18-03-2014 06:39 PM

    Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley on Tuesday slammed the UPA government saying that the 2014 Lok Sabha elections would see the worst ever performance by the Congress-led alliance. ...
  • Maken appeals EC to file FIR against 11 survey agencies 26-02-2014 11:51 PM

    Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken reacted to the expose made by a private news channel of alleged malpractices in opinion polls saying that the Election Commission should file an FIR against the 11 survey agencies mentioned in the report. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 19-02-2014 10:35 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: TN's decision to release Rajiv killers shocks Congress 19-02-2014 08:40 PM

    It is Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's masterstroke. Jayalalithaa has now put the ball in the Centre's court by ordering the release of all 7 Rajiv Gandhi killers from jail. She has given just three days' time to the Centre to ratify the decision. The Centre is shocked by...
  • A Billion Votes: Is Mamata in PM race with Anna's endorsement? 19-02-2014 07:23 PM

    The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced that a non-UPA, non-NDA federal front will form the government next. Earlier in the day, she met with anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare who said that there was no other leader like Mamata Banerjee. Mamata too said Anna will select her party's...
  • UPA government bulldozed Parliament in passing Telangana Bill: Mamata 18-02-2014 11:53 PM

    The Telangana Bill was on Tuesday passed in the Lok Sabha after dramatic scenes with Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party joining hands to ensure its passage. West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has called it disaster for our democratic system. ...
  • The Last Word: Has 'One rank One Pension' scheme been fully funded? 18-02-2014 09:20 PM

    An interim budget is about vote catching and the announcement of the 'One Rank One Pension' scheme is perhaps the one expenditure which the government is hoping will pay immediate dividends. The defence budget has been raised by 10 per cent out of which Rs 500 crore will be earmarked...
  • Can Chidambaram's last budget speech revive the UPA's fortune? 17-02-2014 10:22 PM

    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. Chidambaram delivered the speech amidst sloganeering by Congress MPs from Seemandhra and also provided service tax exemption for storage and warehousing...
  • Budget 2014: What is the state of the economy the UPA leaves behind? 17-02-2014 09:17 PM

    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. CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar debates this budget with Union Minister Kapil Sibal, BJP leader Arun Jaitley and CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury. ...
  • Interim Budget 2014: Reactions from across the country 17-02-2014 07:13 PM

    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. CNN-IBN takes the calls of people from across the country to know their reactions over this interim budget 2014. ...
  • Growth rate could to go up to 5 per cent in current fiscal year: FM 17-02-2014 05:02 PM

    Rejecting allegations of policy paralysis in UPA's tenure, Finance Minsiter P Chidambaram said that there has been an unparallaled growth under UPA I and II. In the interim budget presented on Monday, he kept the fiscal deficit below the redline at 4.6 per cent and expressed hope that the GDP...
  • Watch: Experts rate P Chidambaram's interim budget 17-02-2014 01:19 PM

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget on Monday 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, the Finance Minister tinkered with excise...
  • Budget 2014: Watch P Chidambaram's full speech on vote on account 17-02-2014 12:37 PM

    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. ...
  • All non-UPA and non-NDA parties must unite: Prakash Karat 09-02-2014 05:50 PM

    Speaking at a left rally in Kolkata, Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Prakash Karat said that BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has spoken against the Third Front and called it 'third grade'. Karat said, "He is right as third grade is highest grade, he is still in...
  • Ishrat Jahan Case: CBI is under political pressure, says Arun Jaitley 08-02-2014 04:53 PM

    In what could bring respite to the Congress, CBI director Ranjit Sinha on Saturday denied that he was pressured by the UPA government to prosecute BJP leader Amit Shah in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said that all CBI cases...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 06-02-2014 10:45 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 05-02-2014 10:15 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Caste-based quota stays, says Sonia Gandhi 05-02-2014 08:40 PM

    The Congress has distanced itself from party leader Janardhan Dwivedi's statement on OBC quota. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has issued a statement affirming the Congress's commitment to caste-based quota. ...
  • The Last Word: Will Parliament's last session be a wash out? 04-02-2014 09:03 PM

    Ahead of extended winter session of Parliament, there are indications that the session could be a wash out. At an all-party meeting, Opposition parties have already warned that they will not let key bills pass without a discussion. They have also asked the Congress to reign in its own MPs...
  • Congress should not sacrifice principles to form government: Janardhan Dwivedi 04-02-2014 02:52 PM

    In more embarrassment for the Congress, senior leader Janardhan Dwivedi today reiterated his stand that Congress should not have formed the government in 2009. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 03-02-2014 10:35 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Rahul Gandhi backs Northeast students, assures strict action 03-02-2014 09:05 PM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday met Northeast students at Jantar Mantar in Delhi in the backdrop of the death of a 19-year-old boy from Arunachal Pradesh. Students from Northeast have been protesting at Jantar Mantar and demanding justice for Nido Taniam who was allegedly beaten up by shop...
  • A Billion Votes: Is a Third Front government in 2014 a pipedream? 03-02-2014 08:40 PM

    Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday asserted that a 'Third Front' will not be possible without his party. His statement came after AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa entered into an alliance with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the Lok Sabha elections just...
  • Will attempt to pass Telangana Bill, says Congress 03-02-2014 03:14 PM

    Parliament Affairs Minister Kamal Nath on Monday has said that the government will try to pass Telangana Bill in Parliament. ...
  • Congress a sinking ship, Omar should join BJP: Ramdev 01-02-2014 03:38 PM

    Yoga expert Baba Ramdev tells CNN-IBN that it will be advantageous for the National Conference to join the BJP and Narendra Modi. His remark comes just days after NC leader Omar Abdullah hinted at a possible split with the Congress. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi's subsidy politics: Is bad economics also bad politics? 30-01-2014 10:15 PM

    A fortnight after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi made the pitch to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the All India Congress Committee meet, the Central government has bitten the bullet on subsidised LPG cylinders even though it will push the subsidy bill much higher. The Union Cabinet on Thursday rolled...