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Priyanka Gandhi `bargained` rent with govt, paid only Rs 8,888 for 2,765.18 sqm house

Priyanka Gandhi `bargained` rent with govt, paid only Rs 8,888 for 2,765.18 sqm house

35, Lodhi Estate was allotted to Priyanka, who is a private citizen, on the recommendations of the SPG, cabinet secretariat and the Home Ministry on February 21, 1997.

Ashwani Kumar makes emotional remarks on retirement from Rajya Sabha

With his membership coming to an end, Congress member Ashwani Kumar on Tuesday bade an emotional adieu to Rajya Sabha with two regrets, including his resignation as Law Minister in 2013 in the wake of a controversy with regard to coal block allocation issue.

Law and order deteriorating in Punjab: Ashwani Kumar

A senior Congress member on Friday alleged in Rajya Sabha that the law and order situation was deteriorating in Punjab and "dark clouds of terrorism" were looming over the state again.

Coalgate: CBI should be liberated from political interference, says SC

In a damning indictment, the Supreme Court Tuesday said CBI's act of sharing the status report on Coalgate with the government has "shaken" the entire investigation process and vowed to "liberate" the agency from political influence and interference.

Mallya meets Ashwani Kumar

As the squeeze tightened over grounded Kingfisher Airlines to pay up the dues of the government, lessors and service providers, its promoter Vijay Mallya today met Law Minister Ashwani Kumar apparently to discuss ways to deal with the situation.

No negative surprises in Dec earnings: Dena Bank chief

Dena Bank's newly-appointed head Ashwani Kumar Tuesday said investors should not look forward to any negative surprises in its forthcoming results due to the leadership change at the bank.

Rs.1.85 lakh crore coal blocks loss is flawed: Minister

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in a report to parliament last week said that lack of transparency in allocation of coal blocks to private players resulted in a notional loss of Rs.1.85 lakh crore (USD 37 billion) to the exchequer.

Country has got 90% rainfall so far: Ashwani Kumar

With monsoon turning active in many parts this month, Union Minister Ashwani Kumar today said rainfall received by the country during the current season so far stands at 90 percent, which is six percent short of the normal figure.

'FDI in multi-brand retail only after political consensus'

The government will not take a final decision on allowing of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail sector until a political consensus is reached, Minister of State for Planning Ashwani Kumar said Tuesday.

Major economic reforms only after Prez polls: Union Minister

Amid fervent calls for bold decisions in the economic front, Union Minister Ashwani Kumar on Wednesday said major reforms are possible only after the forthcoming Presidential polls.