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FM to meet chiefs of PSU banks, insurance cos on May 12-13

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 12:47

In his last meeting as Finance Minister in UPA II government, P Chidamabram will hold discussions on various issues with heads of public sector insurance companies and state-owned banks on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

Cong should not have been in govt after 2009 polls: Dwivedi

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 12:47

Facing one of the most difficult elections ahead, a senior Congress leader has now raised questions over whether it was prudent for the party to have headed the UPA II government after the 2009 polls.

Cabinet berth a reward for Girija Vyas

Last Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013, 22:48

Girija Vyas, the Congress MP from Chittorgarh, finally got her due on Monday when she was inducted as a Cabinet minister in the UPA-II government.

Nitish supports Food Security Bill in principle

Last Updated: Monday, June 03, 2013, 20:30

Bihar CM is in favour of Food Security Bill proposed by UPA II government `in principle`.

Central cabinet like Alibaba and chalis chor: Sitaram Yechury

Last Updated: Friday, January 25, 2013, 21:14

Dubbing the UPA II government at the Centre as `pro-rich and neck-deep in corruption`, CPI-M Politburo member Sitaram Yechury termed the central cabinet ministers as "Ali Baba and chalis chor".

Building 20 km of roads a day not sustainable: NHAI chief

Last Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 19:50

Building 20 km of highways a day -- UPA II government's ambitious target-- is not sustainable due to reasons like delays in environment clearance and issues of land acquisition, highways authority NHAI said Thursday.

No political message behind reshuffle, say experts

Last Updated: Sunday, October 28, 2012, 19:01

The much-awaited union cabinet reshuffle Sunday was an "exercise in vain" and "failed to give a political message" to the people, feel experts.

New scheme to provide assistance to rape victims

Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2011, 01:16

In a bid to ensure restorative justice to the rape victims, the government has formulated a new scheme of financial assistance and support services to enable them to cope with the trauma.

Our focus is to give an accountable government: Sonia Gandhi

Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2011, 00:04

UPA’s action against corruption shows their sense of responsibility towards the nation, Congress Chairperson Sonia Gandhi said while addressing the function to mark the second anniversary of the UPA-II government.

Govt says will take more steps to contain inflation

Last Updated: Sunday, May 22, 2011, 22:04

Admitting that high prices of food and fuel remain a concern, the government on Sunday said it will seek to contain food inflation through measures for improving productivity of various agriculture products.