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Congress party threatens to block landmark GST bill
( 20-Jul-2015 )

India's main opposition Congress party will not support a landmark tax reform in a parliamentary session that begins on Tuesday unless Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses its concerns about the measure, a senior lawmaker of the party told Reuters. After years of political wrangling, India ....
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Third Front can seek Congress support to form government: Karat
( 19-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI): Nothing remains constant in politics and equation keeps changing, CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat described his relationship with Manmohan Singh as a political one, not a personal one, and said the decision to not allow Jyoti Basu to become Prime Minister was not a histo ....
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Kirti Chakra to train driver for his act of bravery
( 19-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi, Mar 19 (ANI): The investiture ceremony for conferring the Kirti Chakra on train driver N. N. Bora posthumously will be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan today.   Bora, a train driver of the Lumding division in Northeast Frontier Railway, was awarded the second most important gallantry aw ....
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Delhi University students to join Anand Jon''s kin to seek justice
( 19-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi, Mar 19 (ANI): Students of Delhi University have joined family members of fashion designer Anand Jon, who has been convicted in the US for sexually assaulting budding models, in a demonstration aimed at demanding justice for him. Holding banners and posters, the students raised slogans se ....
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Key allies still hopeful of bringing Congress around
( 19-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi/Patna/Lucknow/Chennai, Mar 19 (ANI): Key allies of the Congress party are continuing with their hectic negotiations to narrow down their differences over seat-sharing ahead of general elections. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president and Railway Minister Lalu Yadav, a key player in Bihar, u ....
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Shatrughan Sinha to contest Lok Sabha elections from Patna Saheb
( 18-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi, Mar 17 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha will contest from the Patna Saheb in Bihar during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.   His name was among 40 BJP candidates announced for contesting elections.   Earlier in the day, the Bollywood star Sinha ha ....
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Death on poll duty would get maximum Rs 10 lakh as compensation: EC
( 18-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi, March 17 (ANI): The Election Commission has decided to grant a maximum compensation of Rs. 10,00,000 (a million rupees) to any poll officer in case of death on election duty caused by extremists or unsocial elements. The Commission has recommended a minimum of Rs.500,000 as the amount to ....
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Chilean President calls on Pratibha Patil at Rashtrapati Bhavan
( 18-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi, March 17 (ANI): Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday evening called on President Pratibha Patil at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the capital. Both the heads of the State are believed to have discussed matters related to bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest to ....
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Varun Gandhi denies making communal remarks
( 18-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi, Mar 17 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi on Tuesday strongly denied having made any communal or divisive statements and said it was an attempt to malign his image. “I strongly refute the charge of making any communal or divisive statements as part of my electi ....
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Sonia gives short shrift to Lalu following RJD-LJP seat-sharing move
( 18-Mar-2009 )

By Pankaj Chaudhry New Delhi, Mar. 18 (ANI): Having cocked a snook at the Congress party by only agreeing to give it three seats to contest from in Bihar, Railway Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad Yadav’s attempts to smoke the peace pipe with Congress president Sonia Gan ....
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Unapologetic Varun Gandhi blames anti-Muslim comments on doctored tape
( 18-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi, Mar 17 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi, on Wednesday claimed that the tape showing his alleged anti-Muslim remarks has been doctored. He told reporters that the CD released on March 16 was tampered with and refused to accept that the tape contained his voice. Gan ....
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India will continue to participate in Bay of Bengal Programme
( 18-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI): The Government of India has approved the proposal of the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture for continuation of India''s participation in the Bay of Bengal Programme Inter-Governmental Organization (BOBP-IGO) beyond April ....
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Central Govt. advises imposition of president''s rule in Meghalaya
( 18-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI): A day after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) led Meghalaya Progressive Alliance Government in Meghalaya narrowly survived a trust vote in the State Assembly, the Central Government on Wednesday recommended President''s rule in the state. Briefing reporters here afte ....
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Govt. gives nod commencement of general election process
( 18-Mar-2009 )

New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI): The Government on Wednesday gave a formal nod for issuing notifications for the commencement of the general election process. Talking to reporters here, Home Minister P Chidambaram said the notifications will be issued on March 23, 28 and April 2, 11 and 17 by the President ....
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