The Cabinet on Wednesday extended by four months the term of the Seventh Pay Commission, which was set up in February 2014 to revise remuneration of some 48 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners.
According to reports, Dawood Ibrahim had offered to return to India 2 years ago. However, Sushil Kumar Shinde, former home minister at the time during the Manmohan Singh government, has denied all reports saying that there was no such offer from Dawood Ibrahim.
The Centre on Wednesday said it had no plans to review the guidelines for appointment of personal staff to Ministers as per which those who worked for UPA ministers are not likely to be appointed for present ones.
Stepping up its attack on Congress on the issue of Hindu terror, BJP on Sunday accused the opposition party of doublespeak, and said while in India they blamed right wing Hindu groups for the Samjhauta Express blast, in the United Nations they held groups based in Pakistan responsible for it.
APJ Abdul Kalam backed the nuclear deal India inked with the United States in 2005 and it is a "total canard" that the then president (Kalam) was reluctant to appoint Sonia Gandhi as the prime minister, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said.
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.
Left parties on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not keeping his promise of giving a "corruption-free" government, and staged nation-wide protests seeking action against senior BJP leaders for their alleged role in Lalit Modi row, Vyapam scam and other controversies.
The Congress on Thursday alleged that the Modi government has deliberately suppressed the the results of a survey which revealed that child immunisation levels in Gujarat are shockingly lower than the national average, and that child malnutrition had come down during the previous UPA government`s tenure.
Congress on Wednesday sought to puncture Prime Minister Narendra Modi's launch of the ambitious 'Skill India' Mission, insisting that a massive programme for skill development was launched by the party-led UPA five years back.
With BJP under attack over Lalit Modi row, RSS mouthpiece "Organiser" on Saturday said the controversy over the former IPL boss' links with various politicians was not "sudden" and insisted that it demands more explanations from UPA government rather than the current dispensation.