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Congress slams govt for lifting flight ban on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad

Congress slams govt for lifting flight ban on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad

The Congress on Friday accused the BJP-led NDA government of having "no principles" after it lifted the flight ban on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad who had assaulted an Air India staffer.

Opposition accuses government of reducing allocation for defence ministry

The opposition today accused the government of reducing the allocation for the defence ministry to the lowest level since the 1962 war with China and claimed that the 'achhe din' (good days) have not come for soldiers.

Vijay Mallya gained undue favour from PMO, Finance Minister in UPA govt, says report

Vijay Mallya gained undue favour from PMO, Finance Minister in UPA govt, says report

United Progressive Alliance government seems to have unduly favoured Vijay Mallya in sanctioning loans despite not meeting parameters for credit worthy companies.

LIC chairman S K Roy resigns two years before his term ends

LIC chairman S K Roy resigns two years before his term ends

State-run life insurance behemoth LIC Chairman S K Roy, appointed by previous UPA government, has resigned nearly two years ahead of completion of his five-year term.

 

Princeton economist backs Raghuram Rajan's second term at RBI

Princeton economist backs Raghuram Rajan's second term at RBI

New Delhi: Backing a second term for RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, leading Indian-American economist at Princeton University Avinash Dixit said the apex bank chief should have "full operational independence" when it comes to pursuing targets on employment, growth and inflation.

CEA hopeful of states containing fiscal deficit at 3% of GSDP

CEA hopeful of states containing fiscal deficit at 3% of GSDP

New Delhi: Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian today expressed hope that states will show "prudence" and contain their fiscal deficit at 3 percent of the GSDP.

BJP welcomes NIA's decision on Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, says she was framed

She brushed aside Congress leader Digvijay Singh's criticism of the government over the NIA decision, saying he had earlier alleged RSS involvement in the Mumbai attack.

Brought to its knees by Agusta storm; Congress now braces for meaner Naval scam, Parrikar orders probe

Brought to its knees by Agusta storm; Congress now braces for meaner Naval scam, Parrikar orders probe

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has reportedly ordered a "discreet inquiry" into the alleged naval tanker scam, the report added. 

VVIP chopper scam: Will not hesitate to take action whether it's 'the last family or the first', says Manohar Parrikar

VVIP chopper scam: Will not hesitate to take action whether it's 'the last family or the first', says Manohar Parrikar

The minister said all angles need to be investigated in the case that pertains to acquisition of 12 VVIP choppers for a cost of over Rs 3600 crores.

We may do what we could not do in Bofors: Parrikar on AgustaWestland scam

We may do what we could not do in Bofors: Parrikar on AgustaWestland scam

Amid a walkout by Congress which was pressing for a Supreme Court-monitored probe, Parrikar said CBI is "very seriously" investigating the case.

VVIP chopper scam: Now ED hunts mystery Danish woman accused of playing key role in Agusta deal

VVIP chopper scam: Now ED hunts mystery Danish woman accused of playing key role in Agusta deal

The Enforcement Directorate is reportedly looking for a Danish woman who is believed to have played a central role in the multi-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal during the UPA government.

Kerala polls: Amit Shah flays UDF, UPA governments

Kerala polls: Amit Shah flays UDF, UPA governments

BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday continued his tirade against the Congress over the AgustaWestland chopper deal and asked former defence Minister A K Antony to reveal at whose behest certain clauses in the agreement with the company were changed.

AgustaWestland yet to return entire down payment made by India for VVIP choppers: Report

AgustaWestland yet to return entire down payment made by India for VVIP choppers: Report

AgustaWestland, a UK-based subsidiary of Italian conglomerate Finmeccanica, has yet to return some 106 million euros to India, the report said.

AugustaWestland chopper deal: It's political conspiracy to cover up criminal negligence in pursuing CBI inquiry, says AK Antony

Hitting back at the BJP over controversial Rs 3,600 VVIP AugustaWestland chopper deal, Congress leader and former defence minister AK Antony said on Wednesday that it was political conspiracy.

Jaitley's 'reform or perish' comment pro-rich: Tarun Gogoi

Jaitley's 'reform or perish' comment pro-rich: Tarun Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has termed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's statement asking states to reform to attract investment or perish as the "pro-capitalist" agenda of the BJP.

How can there be empowerment of women without representation, asks Pranab Mukherjee

President was inaugurating the first-ever National Conference of Women Legislators in Delhi.

Chidambaram knew about Mani's torture during probe: Lawyer

Mani on Tuesday claimed that he did not draft the second affidavit and had been ordered to sign the file in the Ishrat Jahan case.

President returns Gujarat anti-terror bill, seeks more inputs

President returns Gujarat anti-terror bill, seeks more inputs

The Home Ministry has informed the President after his communication that it was withdrawing the bill and will submit a re-worked bill for his consent.

Vijay Mallya blames UPA for Kingfisher's failure, names P Chidambaram

Vijay Mallya blames UPA for Kingfisher's failure, names P Chidambaram

On Thursday, the CBI had questioned Vijay Mallya examined UB Group Chairman Vijay Mallya in connection with its probe into alleged loan default of Rs 900 crore taken from IDBI bank.

HRD ministry was earlier known for political friction: Smriti Irani

 Smriti Irani on Friday said that the HRD ministry was known for "political friction" for long.