UPA government

Problem in Railways not new, given in 2014 as inheritance: Piyush Goyal

Problem in Railways not new, given in 2014 as inheritance: Piyush Goyal

"I am not giving an excuse, but problems in Indian Railways aren`t one or two years old, they were accumulated over years and were given to us in 2014 as inheritance," Goyal told the media.

Sep 30, 2017, 23:46 PM IST
SC had to clarify on privacy as UPA brought Aadhaar without a law: Arun Jaitley

SC had to clarify on privacy as UPA brought Aadhaar without a law: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley said the restrictions would depend on "case to case" but those will have to meet the test of being fair, just and reasonable.

Aug 24, 2017, 20:22 PM IST

Shiv Sena hits out at BJP on Air India privatisation decision

NDA ally Shiv Sena on Friday came down heavily on the Centre over its decision to privatise national carrier Air India, saying had such a decision been taken by the previous Congress-led UPA government, the BJP would not have spared it.

Jun 30, 2017, 13:51 PM IST
Will cooperate with CBI probe into controversial AI-IA merger, other UPA-era deals: Aviation Minister

Will cooperate with CBI probe into controversial AI-IA merger, other UPA-era deals: Aviation Minister

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said his ministry will fully cooperate with a CBI probe into alleged corruption and mismanagement that led to the financial crisis in the national carrier Air India.

May 30, 2017, 15:22 PM IST
Congress slams govt for lifting flight ban on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad

Congress slams govt for lifting flight ban on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad

The Congress on Friday accused the BJP-led NDA government of having "no principles" after it lifted the flight ban on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad who had assaulted an Air India staffer.

Apr 07, 2017, 21:38 PM IST

Opposition accuses government of reducing allocation for defence ministry

The opposition today accused the government of reducing the allocation for the defence ministry to the lowest level since the 1962 war with China and claimed that the 'achhe din' (good days) have not come for soldiers.

Mar 17, 2017, 16:18 PM IST
Vijay Mallya gained undue favour from PMO, Finance Minister in UPA govt, says report

Vijay Mallya gained undue favour from PMO, Finance Minister in UPA govt, says report

United Progressive Alliance government seems to have unduly favoured Vijay Mallya in sanctioning loans despite not meeting parameters for credit worthy companies.

Jan 28, 2017, 09:42 AM IST
LIC chairman S K Roy resigns two years before his term ends

LIC chairman S K Roy resigns two years before his term ends

State-run life insurance behemoth LIC Chairman S K Roy, appointed by previous UPA government, has resigned nearly two years ahead of completion of his five-year term.

 

Jun 23, 2016, 08:25 AM IST
Princeton economist backs Raghuram Rajan's second term at RBI

Princeton economist backs Raghuram Rajan's second term at RBI

New Delhi: Backing a second term for RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, leading Indian-American economist at Princeton University Avinash Dixit said the apex bank chief should have "full operational independence" when it comes to pursuing targets on employment, growth and inflation.

Jun 06, 2016, 13:25 PM IST
CEA hopeful of states containing fiscal deficit at 3% of GSDP

CEA hopeful of states containing fiscal deficit at 3% of GSDP

New Delhi: Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian today expressed hope that states will show "prudence" and contain their fiscal deficit at 3 percent of the GSDP.

Jun 03, 2016, 16:58 PM IST

BJP welcomes NIA's decision on Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, says she was framed

She brushed aside Congress leader Digvijay Singh's criticism of the government over the NIA decision, saying he had earlier alleged RSS involvement in the Mumbai attack.

May 13, 2016, 19:05 PM IST
Brought to its knees by Agusta storm; Congress now braces for meaner Naval scam, Parrikar orders probe

Brought to its knees by Agusta storm; Congress now braces for meaner Naval scam, Parrikar orders probe

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has reportedly ordered a "discreet inquiry" into the alleged naval tanker scam, the report added. 

May 13, 2016, 17:56 PM IST
VVIP chopper scam: Will not hesitate to take action whether it's 'the last family or the first', says Manohar Parrikar

VVIP chopper scam: Will not hesitate to take action whether it's 'the last family or the first', says Manohar Parrikar

The minister said all angles need to be investigated in the case that pertains to acquisition of 12 VVIP choppers for a cost of over Rs 3600 crores.

May 07, 2016, 18:10 PM IST
We may do what we could not do in Bofors: Parrikar on AgustaWestland scam

We may do what we could not do in Bofors: Parrikar on AgustaWestland scam

Amid a walkout by Congress which was pressing for a Supreme Court-monitored probe, Parrikar said CBI is "very seriously" investigating the case.

May 06, 2016, 20:23 PM IST
VVIP chopper scam: Now ED hunts mystery Danish woman accused of playing key role in Agusta deal

VVIP chopper scam: Now ED hunts mystery Danish woman accused of playing key role in Agusta deal

The Enforcement Directorate is reportedly looking for a Danish woman who is believed to have played a central role in the multi-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal during the UPA government.

May 06, 2016, 18:49 PM IST
Kerala polls: Amit Shah flays UDF, UPA governments

Kerala polls: Amit Shah flays UDF, UPA governments

BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday continued his tirade against the Congress over the AgustaWestland chopper deal and asked former defence Minister A K Antony to reveal at whose behest certain clauses in the agreement with the company were changed.

May 05, 2016, 23:49 PM IST
AgustaWestland yet to return entire down payment made by India for VVIP choppers: Report

AgustaWestland yet to return entire down payment made by India for VVIP choppers: Report

AgustaWestland, a UK-based subsidiary of Italian conglomerate Finmeccanica, has yet to return some 106 million euros to India, the report said.

Apr 29, 2016, 09:21 AM IST

AugustaWestland chopper deal: It's political conspiracy to cover up criminal negligence in pursuing CBI inquiry, says AK Antony

Hitting back at the BJP over controversial Rs 3,600 VVIP AugustaWestland chopper deal, Congress leader and former defence minister AK Antony said on Wednesday that it was political conspiracy.

Apr 27, 2016, 19:04 PM IST
Jaitley's 'reform or perish' comment pro-rich: Tarun Gogoi

Jaitley's 'reform or perish' comment pro-rich: Tarun Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has termed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's statement asking states to reform to attract investment or perish as the "pro-capitalist" agenda of the BJP.

Mar 08, 2016, 19:10 PM IST

How can there be empowerment of women without representation, asks Pranab Mukherjee

President was inaugurating the first-ever National Conference of Women Legislators in Delhi.

Mar 05, 2016, 19:52 PM IST