JD(U) backs Congress, holds Modi responsible for Uri attack

New Delhi: Backing the Congress demand for the resignation of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, the Janata Dal (United) on Saturday blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for the terror attack in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, and added that India’s policy towards Pakistan lacks strategic coherence and clarity. JD (U) spokesperson Pawan Varma said that earlier Prime Minister Modi used to accuse the UPA government of being soft on Pakistan and at present he should take the responsibility himself. “I think the PrimeRead More

Parliament Clears GST, PM Modi Says Will Empower States, End Corruption

New Delhi: Marking a major leap towards enforcing a unified tax regime in the country, Parliament on Monday gave its nod to the constitutional amendment bill on a Goods and Services Tax (GST) in what is seen as the most radical indirect tax reform since Independence. The Lok Sabha voted for the second time on the measure in little over an year it had first cleared the enabling legislation in 2015. The Lower House of Parliament had to take up the bill yet again after the Rajya Sabha, where theRead More

We’ve fulfilled most promises: Sonia Gandhi

Sasaram: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said that the UPA government fulfilled most of the promises made to the people in the last Lok Sabha polls. “We have fulfilled most of the promises (that were) made last time before people,” Gandhi said while addressing her first election meeting in Bihar’s Sasaram Parliamentary constituency. Gandhi said the UPA government has also promulgated a new land acquisition act to protect the rights of land holders. “Our rivals are levelling baseless charges against the UPA government and accusing us of doing nothing.Read More

UPA Government raises quota of subsidized LPG to 12 cylinders

New Delhi: Bowing to Rahul Gandhi’s, the UPA government on Thursday raised the quota of subsidized LPG to 12 cylinders per household in a year from nine at present and also put on hold paying users the subsidy into bank accounts using Aadhaar platform. It needs to be mentioned here that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi during All India Congress Committee (AICC) session on January 17 had asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to increase the quota of subsidized LPG to 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg each. Moily also said the direct benefitRead More

Corruption is the biggest issue and unacceptable: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday termed corruption as the biggest issue that was ‘bleeding people’ and said the UPA government had passed the Lokpal Bill to fight it. Speaking at the FICCI meet, a clean-shaven and business-like Gandhi said: “The biggest issue is corruption. It is bleeding people. It is unacceptable.” “I also got to learn a lesson. I learnt it is not polite to ask for ordinances to be torn and thrown away in dustbin,” Rahul Gandhi added while addressing the function. Gandhi had faced oppositionRead More

No withdrawal of support to UPA on ordinance : RJD

Patna: RJD on Wednesday said that it would “neither withdraw support to UPA nor rock the boat of Jharkhand government on withdrawa of tainted minister ordinance. “. Singh, who returned to the national capital after remaining in Ranchi for the past three days in the wake of a CBI court pronouncing Lalu Prasad guilty in a fodder scam case and sending him to jail, said “we strongly criticize the impression that the Ordinance was brought to save the RJD President”. “We fought against Congress in Bihar in the last parliamentaryRead More

BJP demand PM’s resignation over rupee depreciation

New Delhi: With the rupee going downhill, BJP on Wednesday said UPA government are responsible for the Economic crisis and demanded regination of economist Prime Minister Manmohan if he cannot stop the slide. Party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar blamed the fall of the rupee against the US dollar on “complete bankruptcy of ideas, indecision and non-governance of the UPA government”. “Manmohan Singh and his team of ministers are clearly to be blamed and must own responsibility. If the government would have taken timely action on the import-export front and would haveRead More

UPA decides to create Telangana new state of Andhra Pradesh

New Delhi: Congress and the UPA on Tuesday night decided to create Telangana state out of Andhra Pradesh, . Hyderabad, considered the crowning jewel of the Telangana region, will be the joint capital of the newly-proposed state and the other regions–Rayalaseema and Andhra–for a period of 10 years. A new capital for Andhra will be identified Seemandhra region within this period. “It is resolved to request the Central Government to take steps in accordance with the Constitution to form a separate state of Telangana ……within a definite timeframe,” said aRead More

Prime Minister confident for having third term to UPA

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said he is confident that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will get a third term. “I have always believed that we will have a third go as UPA and the people will again repose their faith in us,” the Prime Minister said in a tweet on Monday shortly after eight new Union Ministers were sworn-in at Rashtrapati Bhavan. “I have always said, as far as I am concerned, I would be very happy to see Rahul step into my shoes,” he said.Read More

No rift between PM and Party : Sonia

New Delhi: Strongly backing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said he has been carrying out his responsibilities with ‘great dignity’ in the face of ‘unrelenting hostility’ and the alliance stood solidly by him. “The Prime Minister is carrying out his responsibility with great dignity in the face of unrelenting hostility and abuse from the opposition,” Gandhi said at a function to celebrate four years of the UPA-II government. “We respect him and we all stand by him,” she added to loud applause.Read More