Thackeray mocks PM over FDI, diesel hike decisions

In an editorial, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray said the Prime Minister`s address to the nation was "most laughable" and quite unprecedented.

`India allows Walmart while NY shuts Walmart out`

Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani said Walmart was being allowed in India even as it was facing protests in the US and New York "shut Walmart out".

Man takes off shirt, shouts slogans against PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was heckled at a conference in the national capital by a man protesting against the recent diesel price hike.

UPA govt acting under pressure of foreign countrie

BJP lashed out at the UPA govt for acting "arrogantly" by notifying FDI in multi-brand retail and said it smacked of utter disregard to Parliament, opposition parties and public.

Near-total bandh in Uttarakhand

A near-complete bandh was observed today in Uttarakhand following a call from the BJP and other parties to oppose diesel price hike, FDI in multi-brand retail and cap on subsidised LPG.

Normal life disrupted in Punjab, Haryana due to ba

Public transport services were hit with state transport undertakings suspending their long route services to Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh as a precautionary measure.

Strike paralyses life in Jharkhand; passes off peacefully

The nationwide strike called by BJP and other parties to protest diesel price hike, FDI in multi-brand retail and cap in subsidised LPG cylinders on Thursday affected normal life in Jharkhand.

Shutdown hits life in Karnataka

Buses were off the roads, majority of schools, colleges and market places were shut, many IT firms declared a holiday due to the shutdown.

Bandh affects normal life in Bengal

Life in the city and elsewhere in West Bengal was disrupted by a 12-hour bandh called by Left parties to protest diesel price hike, FDI in multi-brand retail and cap on subsidised LPG.

Mixed response to shutdown call in Tamil Nadu

Banking/insurance operations were affected as majority of the staff did not report for work.

Traders to beseech Lord Ganesha against FDI in retail

A massive puja pandal in the city celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi would pray to Lord Ganesha, seeking his "blessings" to stop the central government from "imposing" its decision on them.

FDI in multi-brand retail is a sin: Uma Bharti

Uma Bharti alleged that PM Manmohan Singh allowed Foreign Direct Investment in multi-brand retail market under international pressures which was a "sin".

FDI in retail would help farmers, boost economy: Vayalar Ravi

"The claim that FDI will harm farmers and small traders is not correct.In fact, it has boosted the economy and their quality of services," Ravi

Andhra CM welcomes FDI in retail

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy today said the state would welcome foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail as it would help both consumers and farmers.

Will not allow FDI in Bihar: Nitish

Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday said he was not in favour of allowing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in his state.

Cong sees no crisis, backs PM as allies oppose FDI in retail

Ruling out a roll-back of the decision to allow 51 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail and the hike in diesel prices, the party said that they were "not surprise decisions".

Joshi blasts Centre`s FDI policy, calls for Bharat Bandh

The BJP leader appealed to all the parties opposing the policy along with workers and farmers bodies to jointly organise a protest demonstration against the Centre`s decision.

‘Cong will try to persuade Mamata to give up FDI opp`

The Minister of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and Overseas Indian Affairs refused to buy the argument of some of the UPA allies.

BJP to oppose FDI in multi-brand retail

BJP on Thursday made it clear that it will oppose entry of Foreign Direct Investment in multi-brand retail in the country.

BJP to stall Parliament over FDI in retail: Munde

Opposing govt`s decision to allow FDI in the retail sector, Gopinath Munde said
that they would not allow proceedings to take place in the Parl.