Uttarakhand CM demands Rs 4000-cr package for reconstruction

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday demanded an additional package of Rs 4000 crore from the new NDA government for rehabilitation and reconstruction work in the hill state, saying the Rs 8000 crore sanctioned for the purpose by UPA II was not enough.

Gowda blames UPA for rupee hitting all-time low

HD Deve Gowda on Wednesday blamed UPA II for the Rupee tanking to a lifetime low of 68.85 against the US Dollar.

Missing coal files: PM to make statement in Parliament

After the Government relented to pressure by the Opposition in the Parliament, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will speak over case of missing coal block allocations files in the Parliament on Friday.

Govt takes dig at BJP for anticipating early polls

Government on Thursday took a dig at BJP for anticipating early Lok Sabha polls and asserted that the elections will be held only next year as per the normal schedule.

Jat stalwart, Sis Ram Ola, gets ministerial berth in UPA-II

Congress MP Sis Ram Ola, who was inducted as a cabinet minister in the UPA-II government Monday evening, is a stalwart leader from the Jat dominated belt of Rajasthan.

Mulayam absent at UPA-II`s last lap function

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, who was the cynosure of all eyes at the UPA anniversary function in 2012, was conspicuous by his absence on Wednesday night.

Mohan Parasaran to be elevated as Solicitor General

Additional Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran is all set to be appointed as the new Solicitor General (SG) of India following the resignation of senior advocate Rohinton Nariman from the post earlier this week.

Why are `all and sundry` given police protection: SC to govt

Strongly disapproving of police protection given to "all and sundry," including MPs and MLAs facing no security threat, the Supreme Court on Thursday chided the Centre.

BJP slams UPA for pursuing `wrong` economic policies

Accusing government of failing to arrest economic slide, BJP slammed it for pursuing "wrong" economic policies saying "three economists" in UPA have failed to live up to the expectations of people.

Govt in minority; will think of bringing no-confidence motion: BJP

On sidelines of voting on multi-brand retail in Lok Sabha, BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said their party would soon mull bringing a no-confidence motion against the UPA government in the Parliament.

Cash transfer scheme: EC has not snubbed govt, says Congress

Congress dismissed that Election Commission has snubbed the government by asking it to defer implementation of direct cash transfer scheme in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh where polls process is on.

FDI in retail will increase unemployment: Mulayam Singh Yadav

Opposing government`s decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail, Samajwadi Party (SP)`s Mulayam Singh Yadav told Lok Sabha it would drive local retailers out of business and lead to unemployment.

Governments afraid of falling, not agitation: Anna Hazare

Vowing to make Indians realise their power and ensure passage of Jan Lokpal Bill in Parliament, Gandhian Anna Hazare on Saturday said governments were afraid only of collapse and not agitations or dharnas.

Congress led UPA II govt arrogant: Sitharaman

The BJP Wednesday said that the Congress-led UPA II government at the Centre was being "arrogant" and did not feel it was answerable to the public.

DMK joins chorus for raising cap on subsidised LPG cylinders

Ruling UPA`s key ally in Tamil Nadu, DMK, joined Congress leaders in demanding that the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders be raised to 12 per annum, it was required to avoid facing the wrath of people.

UPA II: The secularism debate

On the first anniversary of UPA II, it is time we examine its secular credentials.

UPA II completes 100 days in office

As UPA II completes its first 100 days in power, the dominant view is that its performance has been a mixed bag - high on intent but inconsistent in terms of delivery.

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