Centre should help Andhra Pradesh till it is on par with other states: Naidu

Under fire from the Opposition over the Andhra Pradesh government's "failure" to get special category status for the state, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday said the Centre should help the state till it achieved a level playing field with neighbouring states that are "far ahead".

Yakub Memon’s hanging: Why Shashi Tharoor’s ‘state-sponsored killing’ comment is off the mark

It was not surprising that in a democratic country like India, opinions were divided on whether Yakub Memon should have been hanged for his complicity and his active participation in the 1993 Mumbai blasts which killed 257 people or whether he should have been allowed to serve life sentence in pr

Does Rahul Gandhi's statement about 'mediocrity on top' also apply to Congress party, asks Arun Jaitley
Does Rahul Gandhi's statement about 'mediocrity on top' also apply to Congress party, asks Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley took on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday over his 'mediocrity at top' comment in Pune.

Govt announces AIIMS-like facilities for Jammu

 Noting that the government is committed to balanced regional growth, Union Health Minister J P Nadda today said that Jammu region will also get AIIMS like facilities in the wake of demands by locals for setting up seperate AIIMS in the region.

Gurdaspur attack: Irresponsible remarks by Cong leaders a cause of concern, says FM

Government today accused Congress of being "irresponsible" for not allowing Home Minister Rajnath Singh to make a statement in Rajya Sabbha on the Gurdaspur terrorist attack, which it said had originated from Pakistan.

Sonia must clarify why Congress didn't allow discussion on Gurdaspur attack, says Arun Jaitley
Sonia must clarify why Congress didn't allow discussion on Gurdaspur attack, says Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hit out at the Congress for not allowing a discussion in Parliament on the Gurdaspur terror attack issue.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra meets Jaitley amid FTII row
Vidhu Vinod Chopra meets Jaitley amid FTII row

Leading filmmaker and an alumnus of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Vidhu Vinod Chopra has met Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley.

Farmer suicide: Jaitley defends Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, cites UPA replies

 As a controversy brewed over a list of reasons given by his colleague Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh for suicide by farmers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday dug out written replies in Parliament during the previous UPA regime, listing out 'love affair' as one of the several reasons for suicides.

Centre approves Rs 2,801 cr to UP hailstorm-hit farmers

The Centre on Friday approved Rs 2,801 crore for relief of hailstorm-affected farmers in Uttar Pradesh.

Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned adjourned till Monday after continued ruckus by Opposition

The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were on Friday adjourned for the day as the opposition created a ruckus over the Lalit Modi issue and the Vyapam scam. The Monsoon Session has so far been plagued by chaos over the Vyapam scam and Lalit Modi controversy, with an unrelenting opposition leading to nois

Govt criticises Congress for giving dissent note on GST bill

The government on Wednesday criticised Congress for giving a dissent note in the Select Committee on GST, saying it is against its own bill and Chief Ministers and hoped the opposition party will reconsider its "irresponsible" decision.

Opposition unable to point out law breached by EAM: Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday strongly claimed that nobody in the opposition has been able to point out the law breached by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with regard to facilitating the release of travel documents related to former IPL czar Lalit Modi.

Monsoon Session: Amid Opposition attack, Sushma Swaraj meets top NDA ministers

The Congress-led Opposition moved an adjournment motion demanding a discussion on the 'Lalitgate' and the controversial Vyapam scam in which senior BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and chief ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh Vasundhara Raje and Shivraj Singh Chouhan are alleged to be involved.

Parliament opens on stormy note, Opposition adamant on resignations of Sushma, Raje, Chouhan
Parliament opens on stormy note, Opposition adamant on resignations of Sushma, Raje, Chouhan

A combative government on Tuesday accused the Congress-led Opposition of running away from debate after they stalled Rajya Sabha demanding resignations of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and two BJP chief ministers over Lalit Modi controversy and Vyapam scam.

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