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  • Natwar Singh says Rajiv Gandhi didn't take a penny in Bofors scam but was still crucified 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was not a beneficiary in the Bofors scam, claimed former foreign affairs minister Natwar Singh in an interview to CNN-IBN. "Rajiv Gandhi did not take a penny in the Bofors scam, but still he was crucified," said Singh, who has criticised the Congress leader...
  • Final decision on UPSC CSAT row by next week: Government sources 1 hour 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Centre will need three-four days to study the Arvind Verma report on Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Preliminary Examination and reach a conclusion soon. Government sources say that the final decision on the controversy surrounding UPSC Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) will be taken by next...
  • National Herald case: ED registers preliminary enquiry, trouble for Sonia, Rahul 1 hour 58 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a preliminary enquiry in the National Herald case in which Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi have been accused by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy of cheating and misappropriation of funds in acquiring ownership of now-defunct daily. ED...
  • Live blog: Natwar Singh says Rajiv Gandhi didn't take a penny in Bofors scam but was crucified 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    Former union minister Natwar Singh's autobiography 'One Life is Not Enough: An Autobiography' has generated a lot of controversies with claims like Congress President Soni Gandhi did not become the prime minister in 2004 as her son Rahul as against it and not because she renounced the post. He has...
  • Natwar Singh lambastes Sonia Gandhi for not treating him well 2 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former union minister Natwar Singh continues to breathe fire on Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her family. Singh, who resigned from the UPA-I government in 2005 in the wake of the Iraqi food-for-oil scam, lashed out at Sonia for 'treating' him in the manner that she apparently did....
  • National Herald case: Court to hear petitions by Sonia, Rahul Gandhi today 3 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: It is a crucial court hearing for the Congress party on Friday. The Delhi High Court will be hearing petitions by Indian National Congress party President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi were summoned...
  • Rajiv Gandhi sent IPKF to Sri Lanka without consulting Cabinet, claims Natwar Singh 3 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Estranged Nehru-Gandhi family loyalist, Natwar Singh, in his upcoming autobiography, has apparently written that former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi had sent the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) to Sri Lanka in 1987 without consulting his Cabinet. Singh, a former external affairs minister, alleged that the IPKF was sent to...
  • Amid reports of hobnobbing to BJP, Birender removed from Congress Working Committee 13 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Cracking the whip against its sulking Haryana MP Birender Singh who appears set to join BJP, Congress on Thursday removed him from the party's working committee and sought an explanation from the senior leader asking why he was hobnobbing with the saffron party. Singh, who has raised a...
  • Jaya asks Modi to put an end to monthly increase in fuel price 13 hours 59 minutes ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to put a "full stop" to the monthly increase in diesel price by oil marketing companies introduced during the previous UPA regime. Seeking rollback of Thursday's increase in diesel price by 56 paise per litre, Jayalalithaa...
  • Natwar Singh's book row: Sonia breaks her silence, Manmohan backs her 17 hours 49 minutes ago

    Former external affairs minister Natwar Singh's tell-all book has caught the ire of his former party's leadership. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Thursday broke away from her usual stoic silence to say she will write a book to reveal the truth. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh also slammed Natwar Singh...
  • CBI files fresh FIR in coal scam 20 hours 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: CBI has filed a fresh FIR against a Madhya Pradesh-based company in connection with its probe in the alleged irregularities related to allocation of coal blocks. In its 23rd FIR in the probe, the agency has alleged criminal conspiracy and abuse of official position on part of the company,...
  • UPSC protests hit Parliament, MPs object to aspirants being lathicharged 21 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Protests over the Civil Services Aptitude Test rocked Parliament on Thursday. In the Lok Sabha, Samajwadi Party, Congress and BJD MPs objected to UPSC aspirants being lathicharged in Delhi on Wednesday night. Some BJP MPs also objected to the incident. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu had to intervene...
  • Manmohan backs Sonia, refutes claims made by Natwar Singh in his book 20 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After Congress President Sonia Gandhi's outburst over former union minister Natwar Singh's claims, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, too, on Thursday refuted allegations that the UPA government sent files to 10 Janpath for approval. Backing Sonia, Dr Manmohan Singh said, "There are some conversations that take place which should not...
  • Insurance Bill likely to be taken up for discussion in Rajya Sabha on Monday 22 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha is likely to take up for discussion on Monday the Insurance Bill which seeks to hike foreign investment cap in the sector to 49 per cent with a rider that management control remains with Indian promoters. "Insurance Bill is likely to be taken up for discussion...
  • Sonia reacts to Natwar Singh, says she'll write her own book and then people will know everything 21 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who is normally a reticent person, hit out at former union minister Natwar Singh for claims made in his upcoming autobiography 'One Life is Not Enough: An Autobiography'. Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said that she would write a book which would put an end to...
  • John Kerry meets Defence Minister Arun Jaitley Yesterday

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry who is in Delhi on a three-day visit met Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday morning. Prior to his meeting with Jaitley, Kerry called on National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. He is scheduled to co-chair the Indo-US Strategic Dialogue...
  • Upcoming by-polls, Assembly elections crucial: BJP chief Amit Shah Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prepare well for the upcoming by-polls and Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah told party MPs in the Parliamentary Board meeting on Thursday. The newly-appointed party chief reportedly asked his party MPs to gear up as the forthcoming elections were very important for the BJP. Crucial...
  • Natwar using book on Sonia, Rahul to promote his BJP MLA son: Digvijaya Singh 14 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Congress party has refuted claims made by former external affairs minister Natwar Singh about Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in his yet to be published autobiography. Senior party leader Digvijaya Singh accused the former Congress leader of promoting his son by making these revelations. Natwar Singh's son Jagat Singh...
  • Indo-US strategic dialogue to take place today 21 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry who arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday will begin his official visit by meeting the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Thursday morning. Kerry will also be meeting Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley before co-chairing the Indo-US strategic dialogue with External...
  • Kerry asks India to drop opposition to WTO deal Yesterday

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrived in India on Wednesday for an official visit, has pressed New Delhi to drop its opposition to global trade reforms, saying it was a test of the country's commitment to advance economic liberalisation. Kerry made the call in a newspaper article,...
  • Modi Sarkar vs RSS: Will India never have GM crops? Yesterday

    The Narendra Modi government is coming under pressure from its ally, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, as two outfits linked to the Sangh have now demanded that the Centre put a ban on field trials of genetically modified crops. Sources said that the outfits have been assured that the government will...
  • Congress terms Natwar Singh's claims on Sonia, Rahul a publicity stunt Yesterday

    New Delhi: Soon after former External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh claimed that Congress President Sonia Gandhi declined to become Prime Minister in May 2004 because of strong opposition from her son Rahul Gandhi, the Congress has rubbished the remarks. "He is a senior leader, he has worked in the organisation....
  • Is political snooping a reality? Yesterday

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has played down the snooping controversy and said that no bugging devices were found in Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's house. However, the Opposition has continued to build pressure in Parliament over the issue. ...
  • Opposition corners Centre over Gadkari snooping issue, Rajnath rules out probe Yesterday

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh has played down the snooping controversy and said that no bugging devices were found in Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's house. However, the Opposition has continued to build pressure in Parliament over the issue. ...
  • Haryana SGPC to meet on Thursday to plan the control, custody of Gurudwaras Yesterday

    Chandigarh: There is no end to the row over the Haryana SGPC Act. The Haryana SGPC has called for a meeting on Thursday at Kaithal to work on a plan on how to take control of gurudwaras from the parent body. The Akal Takht, the supreme body of Sikhs, had restrained...
  • JDU, RJD and Congress announce sealing the deal in Bihar Yesterday

    Patna: Seeking to buck the trend of recent Parliamentary election in which BJP decimated them, JDU, RJD and Congress on Wednesday announced alliance among the three for bypoll in 10 Assembly seats in Bihar, considered as semi-final before the crucial state poll in 2015. As per seat-sharing arrangements reached by...
  • DMK writes to Vice-President; seeks Katju's removal as PCI Chairman Yesterday

    Chennai: DMK on Wednesday shot off a letter to the Vice-President and Supreme Court Chief Justice, seeking removal of Press Council Chairman Markandeya Katju saying a person with continuous outbursts and temperamental behaviour is not fit for holding office. "DMK is submitting this representation to bring to your notice the various...
  • Bhupinder Singh Hooda mismanaging Haryana Congress unit: Selja Kumari Yesterday

    Haryana: There seems to be no end to the problems surrounding Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. After being the target of several Congress leaders, another senior colleague Selja Kumari has hit out at the CM for mismanaging the Congress unit and affairs of the state. She said Hooda was not...
  • NDA government issues notices to 16 former UPA ministers for overstaying in bungalows Yesterday

    New Delhi: Eviction notices have been served to 16 former ministers of the UPA government who have been staying unauthorised in government bungalows for over a month now. Notices have been sent to Kapil Sibal and Farooq Abdullah. Ajit Singh and Sachin Pilot have also been served eviction notices. Urban Development...
  • Live blog: Lalu Prasad-Nitish Kumar press conference Yesterday

    Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar have joined hands after almost 20 years to fight a resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party in Bihar. Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United broke away its highly successful alliance with the BJP in 2013 and was routed in the...

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Natwar Singh says Rajiv Gandhi didn't take a penny in Bofors scam but was still crucified

Singh, who is under the attack from Congress for his 'revelations' about the Nehru-Gandhi family, said that this book was not an attempt to settle scores with Sonia Gandhi.