Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes charge at PMO

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached South Block and has taken charge at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). The prime minister has a packed schedule on Tuesday, where he will be meeting all the eight South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Heads of Government. A Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) release on its site […]

Coalgate: UPA ministers defend PM; CBI says following rule book

New Delhi: A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) triggered a political storm by naming Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and Hindalco in connection with the coal scam, the probe agency on Thursday claimed that it was just following the Supreme Court’s guidelines in this regard. “It’s not our concern what […]

Parakh reversed decision to favour Birla, says CBI FIR

  New Delhi: Accusing him of abusing his official position, CBI has said the then Coal Secretary PC Parakh reversed his decision to reject coal block allocation to Hindalco within months “without any valid basis or change in circumstances” and to show “undue favours”. In the FIR relating to allocation of Talabira II and III […]

BJP attacks PM over coalgate, Congress retorts back

New Delhi: Making no delay in latching on to the statements made by former Coal Secretary PC Parakh holding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh equally responsible in coal scam, BJP on Wednesday came out in full support of the former bureaucrat, urging him to open up on the matter. Meanwhile, the Congress retorted the opposition with […]

Manmohan–Obama meet: Points

Washington: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama met on Friday and discussed among other things the first commercial agreement on civilian nuclear power between the two countries. US President and First Lady Michelle Obama also hosted PM and his wife, Gursharan Kaur, and the White House released a statement underscoring the close […]

Narendra Modi urges PM to help Indian victims of Nairobi terror attack

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to use his good office to ensure safety of Indian victims in the Nairobi terror attack, which has left 69 people dead so far. In a letter to the PM, Modi said, “I stressfully urge that the central government should use all the […]

Govt seeks to liberate ‘caged parrot’ CBI

New Delhi: The government on Tuesday constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM), headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram, to prepare a draft law to insulate CBI from external influence and a draft affidavit within three weeks in the Supreme Court which had made a scathing observations on the agency. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved the […]

Dropping of ministers joint decision of PM, Sonia: Congress

New Delhi: Dropping of P K Bansal and Ashwani Kumar from the Union Cabinet was the “joint decision” of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, the Congress said on Sunday dismissing reports that the action was at the insistence of the party president. “It has appeared in a section of the media that it […]

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