Upping the ante over black money issue ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament, the Congress on Thursday accused the NDA government of failing on its promise to bring back the illegal wealth and questioned its recent decision to reintroduce the saving certificates scheme.
In an independent country, media can can take care of its freedom and they keep monitoring on themselves, Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said on Friday.
Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath today said the driver ferrying Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was responsible for putting on a beacon light when the latter attended a party programme here on Tuesday.
The government on Monday brushed aside AAP's criticism over appointment of JP Nadda as Health Minister and said the newly inducted minister has no conflict of interest in AIIMS and he has not done anything wrong in seeking the removal of the institute's CVO in public interest.
Government on Monday sought to downplay the meeting that former Kashmiri separatist leader and People's Conference leader Sajjad Lone had with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, saying no meaning should be read into it.
The Congress on Monday took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the induction of 21 new faces in his Council of Ministers. Addressing a press conference Finance Minister Arun Jaitley questioned Congress' claims.
The NDA government on Monday strongly defended the Cabinet expansion undertaken yesterday in the wake of "taint" charges raised against some of the inductees by Congress, saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had chosen his team after "checking the credentials and the facts related to each one of them".
Returning to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry after a long gap, Arun Jaitley on Monday said the media domain has expanded immensely and the ministry has to look at the changed information process scenario.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the first revamp exercise after taking charge, is all set to reshuffle and expand his cabinet on Sunday to inject fresh talent, give wider representation to states and ease pressure on some ministers.