India | Sunil Prabhu | Sunday March 2, 2014
A day after deciding to drop the ordinance route for key anti-corruption bills backed by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, the UPA government today continued with its consultations with Union ministers Sushil Kumar Shinde and Kapil Sibal meeting ...
India | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Saturday March 1, 2014
The UPA government will not invoke the emergency powers of the Constitution for promulgating ordinances ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, due by May. The Congress Core Group, in a late evening meeting, decided not to go for the ordinance route for the an...
Election 2014 | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday February 26, 2014
In a clear break from convention, the Congress-led central government seems set to use emergency powers to bring in a set of ordinances for key legislation, including anti-corruption laws championed by Rahul Gandhi, which the party wants to showcase ...
India | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Devesh Kumar | Tuesday February 25, 2014
The UPA government has decided to invoke the emergency powers of the Constitution for promulgating a number of ordinances ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, due by May.
India | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday February 19, 2014
An unprecedented blackout of live telecast during a vote in Parliament on the controversial bill to create Telangana by dividing Andhra Pradesh has been blamed on a cable fault.
India | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Mala Das | Saturday February 15, 2014
All eyes are now on Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung who has sent his report to President Pranab Mukherjee on the present political situation in Delhi.
India | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday February 12, 2014
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's anti-corruption Jan Lokpal Bill has been confronted with a new legal hurdle before it can be presented to the Delhi legislature for enactment.
India | Sunil Prabhu | Friday February 7, 2014
The Supreme Court today refused to interfere in the Centre's plans to bring in a bill creating Telangana in the ongoing session of Parliament, as it dismissed nine petitions filed by Seemandhra leaders seeking a stay on the proposal.
Cheat Sheet | Sunil Prabhu | Wednesday February 5, 2014
The government was forced today to abandon plans to introduce a controversial new bill in parliament that outlines how communal violence must be combatted. Most opposition parties including the BJP and the Left argued that the proposal atrophies the...
India | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Thursday January 23, 2014
A day after Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde hoisted a blue-chip controversy by declaring Arvind Kejriwal "mad," his party, the Congress, furnished a defense.
South | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Saturday January 25, 2014
The Centre's challenge to create a new Telangana state before the national elections - a move designed for electoral gain - just became a little more formidable.
Cities | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Thursday January 23, 2014
Rahul Gandhi, who is leading the Congress party's campaign for the national election, was reportedly upset with the compromise supplied by the Centre to Arvind Kejriwal, allowing the Delhi Chief Minister to call off his demonstration while claiming v...
South | Sunil Prabhu | Tuesday January 21, 2014
The Congress has reportedly decided that it will field Nandan Nilekani as its candidate from the prestigious Bangalore South constituency in the general elections this year, against the present legislator and political heavyweight, the BJP's Ananth K...
Election 2014 | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Friday January 17, 2014
Rahul Gandhi will lead his party's campaign for the general election, but despite the clamour for him to be named the prime ministerial candidate of the Congress, he will not formally run for the country's top job, said sources.
India | Sunil Prabhu (with inputs from agencies) | Tuesday December 31, 2013
The Prime Minister will not announce his resignation at a press conference on Friday, as speculated in some newspapers, said sources in his office to NDTV.
India | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Friday December 20, 2013
Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati has given the go-ahead for a presidential reference for the removal of Justice AK Ganguly, accused of sexually harassing a law intern, from his position as Chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission, say s...
India | Sunil Prabhu | Wednesday December 18, 2013
The Aam Aadmi Party spectre hung low as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressed a meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party for the first time in nine years.
Assembly | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday December 10, 2013
Badly bruised by its humiliating defeat in the state elections, the ruling Congress believes that voters have punished it for stubborn inflation, and some of its senior leaders are demanding the urgent reversal of crucial economic reforms which have ...
India | Sandeep Phukan, Sunil Prabhu, Uma Sudhir | Friday December 6, 2013
The new state of Telangana will consist of the region's 10 current districts, the cabinet has decided. This evening, it abandoned a plan to annexe two more districts.
India | Reported by Sandeep Phukan, Sunil Prabhu, Uma Sudhir | Thursday December 5, 2013
The union government has abandoned a plan that would have made the new state of Telangana larger than originally discussed. The Centre's decision comes just hours after exit polls showed the BJP winning four of the five states that voted recently.