Nirmala Sitharaman says no to FDI in multi-brand retail

Reaffirming BJP`s stand on FDI in multi-brand retail, new Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday indicated that foreign players will not be allowed to open mega stores in the country as it may adversely impact the small traders and farmers.

Left, Right leaders share stage to oppose FDI in r

Left and the Right once again came on a single platform on Thursday to oppose FDI in multi-brand retail with BJP announcing that it will revoke the decision if it comes to power.

Ready for debate on govt decisions: Anand Sharma

Decrying "partisan" politics in policy decisions like FDI in multi-brand retail, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said he is ready for a debate on the recent government decisions.

Those opposing FDI in retail are `ignorant` of realties: PM

Emboldened by the victory over the issue of FDI in retail in Parliament, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hit out at opponents, saying they are "ignorant" about global realities.

Parliament to transact normal business today

With the UPA govt agreeing to hold a debate and a vote on the controversial FDI in multi-brand retail from December 4, the Parliament is expected to function smoothly as it convenes after a two-day break on Monday.

FDI in multi-brand retail to profit farmers: Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday said entry of big multinational companies would benefit local farmers.

Govt will reach out to DMK on multi-brand retail: Sharma

Facing the prospect of a No-Confidence Motion, government Tuesday said it will reach out to its sulking ally DMK.

Samajwadi Party opposed to FDI in retail

Samajwadi Party on Tuesday said it would oppose the move to allow foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail.

FDI in multi-brand retail to benefit only capitalist: CPI

CPI MP Gurudas Dasgupta said the FDI in multi-brand retail decision will help only capitalists and not the farmers and consumers in the country.

PM does not have time to hear public problems: Nitish

Criticising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for notifying 51 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said he has `neither time nor interest to hear the grievances of the people`.

Decision on FDI taken under foreign pressure: BJP

Continuing its attack on the UPA government over its decision on FDI in retail, the BJP has alleged that the decision was taken under pressure from foreign countries.

Normal life affected in Manipur by strike

Normal life was affected in Manipur due to the 12-hour general strike called by BJP and Left parties against the diesel price hike, FDI in multi-brand retail and ceiling on subsidized LPG.

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.

FDI in retail will make India a nation of sales boys, girls: BJP

BJP on Saturday said implementation of FDI in multi-brand retail will make India a nation of "sales boys and sales girls" and it hoped to see the end of the UPA government on the issue.

BJD govt to examine whether to allow FDI in retail: Naveen

The BJD government on Saturday said it would examine whether to allow FDI in multi-brand retail in Odisha.

Mamata to traders: Build mass opinion against FDI in retail

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday urged the trading community in the state to build up mass opinion against the Centre`s `anti-people policies`, like FDI in retail.

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.

Nitish also says no FDI in multi-brand retail

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said it is not possible to accept FDI in multi-brand retail in the state "as it is converse to policy of growth with justice".

BJP open to discussing FDI in multi-brand retail

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may review its opposition to the entry of foreign equity in multi-brand retail if its "apprehensions" are removed.

FDI in retail dangerous for farmers: Naidu

The party would oppose tooth and nail any move of the Govt of allowing FDI in multi-brand retail which would affect thousands of traders in the sector