Moily flays retrospective tax introduced by UPA govt

Congress leader Veerappa Moily on Tuesday criticised the retrospective tax introduced by the former UPA government in which he was a minister, saying it was a "failure" which cost the country "heavily".

Smriti Irani defends appointment of Vice Chancellors by UPA govt

Government Wednesday steered clear of getting into any controversy over the appointment of some Vice Chancellors by the UPA government, saying they were selected by Search and Selection Committees and any comment on them would go against the autonomy of the universities.

PM Narendra Modi targets UPA govt over coal scam

Targeting the previous UPA government on the coal scam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said coal blocks, whose earlier allocation had raised questions even against the then PM, had now fetched over Rs 2 lakh crore from auction of just 20 of them.

Govt proposes to take land bill for consideration in Lok Sabha on Monday
Govt proposes to take land bill for consideration in Lok Sabha on Monday

The controversial land bill will come up for consideration on Monday with government planning to bring some amendments to reach out to allies, Opposition and farmer bodies and take their concerns on board.

Top US official to visit India for talks on defence initiative

Senior Pentagon official Frank Kendall will arrive here later this week to hold talks on the Defence Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI), firmed up during US President Barack Obama's visit last month.

Top-down approach in urban planning not desirable, says Naidu

Criticising the previous UPA government's approach on urban planning, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu has said that the "top-down" approach resulted in "design flaws" and led to "sub-optimal performance" by states under the JNNURM scheme.

Centre mulling amending SABLA scheme, says Maneka Gandhi

The Centre is planning to amend the SABLA scheme, introduced by the UPA government for empowerment of adolescent girls, with the consent of state governments, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi said.

Former Union minister AR Antulay passes away

Former Union minister and veteran Congress leader AR Antulay passed away here on Tuesday.

BJP wanted material on Netaji public, now govt says no

The BJP-led government has refused to make public nearly 39 classified files on the mysterious disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and related matters, in sharp contrast to the demands of disclosure raised by its senior leaders when in Opposition.

Beni Prasad Verma criticises Narendra Modi Govt's Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan

Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma on Monday charged the Narendra Modi Government with not doing any welfare work for the country's citizens and said it has only handed them "jhaadu" (broom) in the name of Swachh Bharat campaign.

Arun Jaitley hints at UPA minister's name in black money list
Arun Jaitley hints at UPA minister's name in black money list

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday may have dropped hints that a minister in the previous UPA government could be one of those who had stashed money abroad.

Skeleton of Congress` corruption tumbling out: BJP

Skeleton of Congress` corruption is now tumbling out, said the BJP following former CAG Vinod Rai`s revelations that he was pressurised by the former UPA govt to drop names from CAG reports.

Congress was allergic to Gujarat: State minister

Claiming that the Congress was "allergic" to it, a Gujarat minister has said the previous UPA government had a "discriminatory" attitude towards the state which hampered its growth prospects and prevented it from performing better than it had done.

Govt fine tunes shape of proposed body to replace collegium

Keen to bring a bill to scrap the present system of appointment of judges, government is weighing its options on the shape of the proposed body to replace the collegium system.

AG-headed committee to look into changes in Lokpal rules

A committee under the chairmanship of the Attorney General (AG) has been formed by the Centre to look into the amendments in Lokpal search panel rules, which were notified by the last UPA government.

Natwar Singh takes a dig at Rahul Gandhi, says politics is not a part-time job

Former external affairs minister and a staunch Congress supporter Natwar Singh on Friday put a stamp over the much talked about `dynastic rule` in the Congress party by saying that there is no `number one, two or three` in the grand old party as the Gandhi family rules it leaving rest of the party leaders at a much lower level.

Sonia`s reaction to my book shows it has touched raw nerve: Natwar

Natwar Singh, former Congress leader, Friday said that the strong reaction from Sonia Gandhi to his new book, proves that it has touched a "raw nerve" and something has "upset" her so much that she came out.

Manmohan Singh backs Sonia Gandhi, says no files were sent to 10 Janpath

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday came out in defence of Sonia Gandhi, after former union minister Natwar Singh made a series of “disclosures” on the Congress president.

When I will write my own book, truth will come out: Sonia Gandhi on Natwar Singh`s allegations

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday reacted to former partyman Natwar Singh`s claim that she gave up the prime ministership in 2004 not because of her “inner voice”, but because of strong opposition from her son Rahul Gandhi.