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Not a single penny out of thousand crore Nirbhaya fund spent on women welfare: Modi

Not a single penny out of thousand crore Nirbhaya fund spent on women welfare: ModiNew Delhi, Mar 8 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday said that not a single penny had been spent for the welfare of women out of the thousand crore Nirbhaya fund set up by the centre.

BJP will win a clear majority on its own strength: Rajnath Singh

BJP will win a clear majority on its own strength: Rajnath SinghNew Delhi, March 7 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Rajnath Singh said that the party was prepared for the upcoming elections and aims to win a clear majority on its own strength', as the world's largest democracy goes to polls after the Election Commission announced the dates, dubbed as the largest elections to be held in nine phases.

Political leaders from India's ruling Congress party and Janata Dal (United) forged alliance with the BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Friday.

BJP asks Congress why PM shouldn’t be charge sheeted in coal scam case

BJP asks Congress why PM shouldn’t be charge sheeted in coal scam caseBharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the main opposition party, on Thursday asked Congress to answer former coal secretary PC Parakh's question as to why Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should not be charged with conspiracy and corruption in the coal scam case.

BJP questions authenticity of Raghuram Rajan panel report on states’ development

BJP questions authenticity of Raghuram Rajan panel report on states’ developmentThe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has questioned the authenticity of the recently published Raghuram Rajan panel report that mentioned Gujarat as one of the country's less developed states.

The report put Maharashtra on the top of seven most developed states. The list of other most developed states includes Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Punjab. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Meghalaya, Odisha Jharkhand, M. P., Rajasthan and U. P. were placed under the category of least developed states.

PSC asks govt. to review its decision on natural gas prices

PSC asks govt. to review its decision on natural gas pricesA Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) headed by senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has asked the Congress-led UPA government to review its decision on domestic natural gas prices.

In June, the government's cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA) approved a plan to increase natural gas price from current $4.2 per mmBtu to more than $8 per mmBtu.

BJP questions why Bansal isn’t quitting on moral ground

BJP questions why Bansal isn’t quitting on moral groundThe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) doesn't want to leave any stone unturned to force railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal quit over the recently exposed `cash for job' bribery scam.

CBI on May 3 caught Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla red handed when he was taking 90 lakhs in bribe from a railway official for facilitating him get a creamy position. Reports suggest that the bribe was a part of a huge deal of 12 crore, and the first installment of 90 lakhs was to be given to Bansal.

Opposition demands Manmohan Singh’s resignation over coal mines allocation

Opposition demands Manmohan Singh’s resignation over coal mines allocationThe BJP-led Opposition yesterday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the scrapping of all coal mines allotted between 1993 and 2010, after a parliamentary standing committee said in its report that allocations were unauthorised, illegal and most non-transparent.

In its report, tabled in Parliament on Tuesday, the standing committee said that the government adopted the most non-transparent procedure for allocation and supply of coal blocks between 1993 and 2010.

BJP demands SIT probe into coal scam

BJP demands SIT probe into coal scamMajor opposition party, BJP has demanded the constitution of a special investigation team for carrying out investigations into the large scale coal scam in the country.

BJP leader Arun Jaitley also accused the ruling UPA government of being a rogue government that is not allowing the CBI to function independently in the case. The Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha also said that the government of interfering with the administration of justice by restricting the CBI from informing the Supreme Court about the whole details relating to the scam.

India needs foreign currency and not foreign investment: S Gurumurthy

India needs foreign currency and not foreign investment: S GurumurthyWell-known chartered accountant S Gurumurthy has criticized the government over its decision of opening the retail sector to foreign direct investment (FDI), saying India needed foreign currency and not foreign investment.

Participating in a debate organized by Rotary Club of Nagpur Ishanya and Swadeshi Jagran Manch on Tuesday, Gurumurthy alleged that the government opened the domestic retail sector to foreign investors just to save the United States.

Direct cash transfer scheme has nothing to do with early elections: FM

Direct cash transfer scheme has nothing to do with early elections: FMThe direct cash transfer scheme has nothing to do with early elections and this will remain while Governments will come and go, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram has claimed.

While the BJP-led Opposition has long been arguing that the ruling Congress is trying to reap political dividends from the launch of the scheme during the next general elections, the Congress is claiming that the scheme is an attempt to get rid of the middlemen from the system and giving the poor their right.

RP Singh's claims have exposed Congress instead: Murli Manohar Joshi

RP Singh's claims have exposed Congress instead: Murli Manohar JoshiReacting on Sonia Gandhi's statement that that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stood exposed by the revelations made by former Comptroller & Auditor General official RP Singh, Murli Manohar Joshi said that the official's claims only exposed Congress and not BJP.

Senior BJP leader Joshi, who is also the Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC), argued that R P Singh had raised the issue earlier too, but Sonia Gandhi didn't speak out then.

Mahesh Jethmalini Quits BJP; Attacks Nitin Gadkari

Mahesh Jethmalini Quits BJP; Attacks Nitin GadkariSenior Advocate and BJP member Mahesh Jethmalini has quite BJP and sent his resignation as member of national executive committee. Mahesh Jethmalini, a lawyer and BJP leader by profession, is son of Ram Jethmalini, who is a Member of Parliament and a known lawyer.

Mr. Jethmalini has addressed letter directly to BJP president Nitin Gadkari as he feels that it is morally and intellectually inappropriate to continue under Nitin Gadkari after the corruption charges against him.

Digvijay disappointed with charges slapped on BJP chief Gadkari

Digvijay disappointed with charges slapped on BJP chief GadkariThe allegations slapped on BJP chief Nitin Gadkari by India Against Corruption (AIC) activist Arvind Kejriwal were already known, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said.

Digvijay said that Kejriwal had far more information against Gadkari but he revealed only that information which was already known to the public.

Commenting about the charges leveled by Kejriwal, Digvijay said, "I'm disappointed with the charges that Kejriwal has made because they were already in the public domain."

BJP to boycott meeting on the 2G spectrum scam

BJP to boycott meeting on the 2G spectrum scamThe main opposition party at the centre, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has indicated that it is planning to boycott the upcoming meeting on the 2G spectrum scam.

Opposition leader Yashwant Sinha has written a letter to the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC), PC Chacko informing him of the decision of the party to stay away from the meeting. BJP has demanded that both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram be called for deposition as witnesses in the case.

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal predicts early Lok Sabha polls

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal predicts early Lok Sabha polls Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday predicted early Lok Sabha polls, and said his party was battle-ready for any such situation.

On the sidelines of a conference in Chandigarh, Mr. Badal said that the Congress-led coalition at the center was bound to crumble because of the continuing internal tussle and distrust among key allies.

Speaking on the topic, he added, "UPA is crumbling. Mid-term polls are a definite possibility. And we are battle-ready for any situation like this."

BJP wants JPC to focus on top government functionaries in 2G case

BJP wants JPC to focus on top government functionaries in 2G caseThe list of witnesses to be examined by the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) in the 2G spectrum scam has become the bone of contention between the BJP-led Opposition and the ruling side in the JPC.

BJP had submitted a list of fifteen names, but the committee stretched the list to a whopping 107 names. BJP alleged that the ruling side in the committee included irrelevant names in the list with a sole aim to blunt the probe and turn attention away from the top government functionaries.

Coal blocks allocated during BJP-led NDA regime could also be probed

Coal-blocks-allocatedThe ongoing CBI probe into the controversial allocation of coal blocks can be extended into the 39 blocks allocated during BJP-led NDA regime, Minster of State in the PMO V Narayansami said.

Speaking to reporters, Narayansami said alleged that all of the 39 coal blocks allotted during the NDA regime lacked required procedure and that the allocations were made in a non-transparent manner.

Speaking on the topic, he said, "There have been demands from various quarters and the coal ministry is examining the possibility of extending the CBI enquiry into all allocations made during the NDA regime.”

Both Congress and BJP accept funds from foreign group: NGO report alleges

Congress-BJPPolitical parties are not eligible to receive donations from any foreign source but both the ruling Congress and the BJP accepted funds from London-based group Vedanta, according to a newly published NGO report.

NGO Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) portrayed a very corrupt picture of India political parties in its report, which claims that political parties have pocketed a whopping Rs 4,662 crore via donations, many of which were given by foreign groups.

Government may cancel 53 coal block allotments: report

Government may cancel 53 coal block allotments: reportThe government is planning to cancel 53 coal blocks allotments that failed to meet timelines for starting production, a coal ministry official said.

Citing an unnamed top coal ministry official, the TOI reported that the ministry had served notice for de-allocation on the ground of willful delays in the start of production.

The paper quoted the official, "Blocks allotted to companies that are found wanting in their efforts to meet the timelines would be de-allocated."

Former President Abdul Kalam supports FDI in retail

Former President Abdul Kalam supports FDI in retailWhile the Opposition led by BJP and many allies of the UPA are aggressively opposing the government’s proposal to open the retail market of India to foreign investment, former president A P J Abdul Kalam has openly support the proposal.

Mr. Kalam support foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail, saying developing countries need an atmosphere of competitiveness and aggressiveness to become developed.




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