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CBI to file status report on Coal scam probe after controversy over PM’s role

CBI to file status report on Coal scam probe after controversy over PM’s role

New Delhi: The CBI will file a status report today to brief the Supreme Court on its progress in the coal block allocation scam case or ‘Coal-Gate’.
This comes a week after the CBI accused one of India’s top industrialists Kumar Mangalam Birla of illegally bagging a coal mining license that was cleared by Prime Minister [...]

They mock PM, but whole party stands by him: Sonia

They mock PM, but whole party stands by him: Sonia

New Delhi: At a rally in Karnataka yesterday, Congress president Sonia Gandhi expressed her support for the Prime Minister days after a government decision was severely attacked by her son and Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi.
“They may make fun of the prime minister but I want them to know that the whole party is behind [...]

Business as usual for Narendra Modi as BJP prepares to name him PM candidate

Business as usual for Narendra Modi as BJP prepares to name him PM candidate

Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi went about business as usual on Thursday, seemingly impervious to the deep tumult his likely nomination as the BJP’s candidate for prime minister has caused in far-off Delhi. Friday is expected to be much the same.
The Gujarat Chief Minister is one of the 12 members of the BJP’s parliamentary party board that [...]

LK Advani tells Rajnath Modi-for-PM announcement will be a ‘disaster’ for BJP

LK Advani tells Rajnath Modi-for-PM announcement will be a ‘disaster’ for BJP

New Delhi: LK Advani has reportedly told BJP president Rajnath Singh that fronting Narendra Modi as the party’s candidate for prime minister will be a “disaster” and will “destroy the party’s prospects” in the general elections next year.
Sources said he also told the BJP chief that if a parliamentary party board meeting is called to [...]

PM condemns use of chemical weapons in Syria

PM condemns use of chemical weapons in Syria

St Petersburg: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday condemned the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria.
Making India’s stand clear during his interaction with G-20 leaders in Russia, the Prime Minister also stressed that he is not in favour of armed action to bring about a regime change in the conflicted ridden [...]

US court issues summons to Congress President Sonia Gandhi

US court issues summons to Congress President Sonia Gandhi

New York: A federal court in New York has issued summons to Congress president Sonia Gandhi for allegedly shielding and protecting the leaders of her party who are accused of being involved in the anti-Sikh riots in India in 1984.
The court had been petitioned by a rights group named Sikhs For Justice.
Mrs Gandhi is currently [...]

In Gujarat, a new battle between governor and Narendra Modi

In Gujarat, a new battle between governor and Narendra Modi

Ahmedabad: In what may trigger further acrimony between governor Kamla Beniwal and Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Ms Beniwal yesterday returned the controversial Gujarat Lokayukta Commission Bill 2013 despite the state assembly passing the bill with a clear majority earlier this year.
Ms Beniwal’s objection was expected since the bill proposed to give all powers regarding the [...]

Ready to sweep floor on Sonia Gandhi’s command: Charandas Mahant

Ready to sweep floor on Sonia  Gandhi’s command: Charandas Mahant

Raipur: Another Congress leader has added his name to the list of ‘political sycophants’.
Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Charandas Mahant, who has been appointed as the working president of the Chhattisgarh State Congress Committee (CGPCC), has said that he is willing to sweep the floor if asked by party president Sonia [...]

YS Jagan in court for hearing that will embarrass Congress

YS Jagan in court for hearing  that will embarrass Congress

Hyderabad: Jailed politician Jagan Mohan Reddy today came in a bullet-proof vehicle to attend an important court hearing which included Sabitha Indra Reddy, who was forced to resign last month as Home Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
The court allowed Jagan to spend time with his wife and other family members who were present during the hearing [...]

Nitish Kumar’s man trails in Bihar

Nitish Kumar’s man trails in Bihar

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar appears in danger of losing a point of prestige to rival and Opposition leader Lalu Prasad.
Mr Kumar’s party, the Janata Dal (United) is trailing in the by-election for the Lok Sabha seat of Maharajganj in the western part of the state. Lalu’s party, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) [...]

SC denies bail to Jagan Mohan Reddy

SC denies bail to Jagan Mohan Reddy

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the bail plea of YSR Congress chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is under arrest since May 27 in connection with a disproportionate assets case.
The 40-year-old son of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Rajashekhara Reddy had approached the apex court after the Andhra Pradesh High Court [...]

Second round of reforms today Cabinet to consider FDI in pension, insurance

Second round of reforms today Cabinet to consider FDI in pension, insurance

New Delhi: In another round of big-ticket reforms, the Union Cabinet will consider on Thursday raising the FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 percent and opening the pension sector to foreign investment besides creation of a National Investment Board.
The Cabinet will also consider a number of other crucial measures like giving more powers to [...]

Sonia Gandhi in Rajkot; will she take on Narendra Modi?

Sonia Gandhi in Rajkot; will she take on Narendra Modi?

Rajkot: Even as Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi remained defiant on his controversial Rs 1,880 crore claim, Congress president Sonia Gandhi will kick-start her party’s poll campaign for the upcoming Assembly polls in the state on Wednesday.
Sonia Gandhi has arrived in Rajkot. She will go straight to ‘Gandhi-Smruti’, the place where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during [...]

Babu embarks on long padayatra

Babu embarks  on long padayatra

Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday launched a 117-day padayatra (foot march).
The Leader of Opposition in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly is expected to cover over 2,000 kms in 117 days covering about 13 out of 23 districts of the state in the first round of ‘Vastunna…mee kosam’ (I am coming….for [...]

Sonia Gandhi cornered with Narendra Modi’s apology mantra

Sonia Gandhi cornered with Narendra Modi’s apology mantra

New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi claimed that he would apologise to Congress President Sonia Gandhi if his statement on Mrs Gandhi’s treatment expenditure proved wrong.
Modi on Monday, Oct 1 stated that Rs 1,880 crore was spent on Mrs Gandhi’s abroad tour and treatment and he also pointed that his source of information was [...]

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