Congress Working Committee meets to discuss communal violence in northeast Delhi

Amid continued communal violence in parts of northeast Delhi that has claimed 17 lives, the Congress top leadership started deliberations on the issue at a meeting of its working committee today. Continue Reading

Venkaiah Naidu, Modi pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on his 150th birth anniversary and urged people to implement Gandhian principles in their daily lives. Continue Reading

Send all party delegation led by Manmohan for Kartarpur ceremony: Cong

Senior Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi on Monday suggested that an all-party delegation constituted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Manmohan Singh as the head could be sent for the inaugural ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor after Pakistan decided to invite the former PM for the event. Continue Reading

State of economy deeply worrying: Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said the state of the economy was “deeply worrying” and urged the government to put aside “vendetta politics” and reach out to sane voices and thinking minds to steer the economy out of this “man-made crisis”. Continue Reading

MDMK leader Vaiko sentenced to a year in 2009 sedition case

A special court today sentenced Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general secretary Vaiko to one year in prison and levied Rs 10,000 as fine in a sedition case. Continue Reading

My Budget Biography

Me? A fan of Manmohan Singh? How dare I? I must confess that such a skeleton did exist in my past though it’s long since I have exorcised the ghost. Let me explain! I can already feel those familiar filmy flashback circles going around my head, of course with the appropriate BGMS invoking nostalgia, and lo, we just went back 22 years in a jiffy to 1991 June/July. To the Budget, to be precise. Continue Reading

Shall we tell the Prime Minister?

Undermined and overruled! The real executive head of India, the Prime Minister, has no clue what is happening in the country that he rules and the government that he runs. Rather, this ruler is ruled by many and run down by all and sundry! Continue Reading

In safe hands

If there was one virtue of the Narasimha Rao government that won universal acclaim, it was its relentless pursuit of economic reforms. Even the worst critics of Mr. Narasimha Rao would not deny his government the credit for pulling India out of virtual disaster and putting it on the road to economic prosperity. Continue Reading