The government on Wednesday sought to drag Congress into the controversy raging over some of its key leaders’ questionable links with Lalit Modi, saying the former Indian Premier League boss committed all offences during the United Progressive Alliance rule but it took no action against him. While Law Minister Sadanand Gowda attacked the Congress alleging the UPA government did not take any action against Modi, his cabinet colleague Rajiv Pratap Rudy dismissed the demand of resignation of ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Government will get to use it for infra spending, social-sector schemes, balancing the fiscalWith global crude oil prices, already low for a while, expected to remain below $70 a barrel for the rest of this financial year, besides an expected increase in indirect-tax buoyancy, the Narendra Modi-led central government is looking at a spending cushion of about Rs 1 lakh crore for 2015-16.The savings, especially those on account of lower subsidies, are likely to be used for infrastructure ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Congress on Tuesday sought to make more trouble for the government on Lalitgate issue, putting forth six demands including making public minutes of a meeting it claimed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had with United Kingdom High Commissioner James Bevan in which she had favoured grant of travel documents to Lalit Modi. The party also wanted the prime minister to answer whether any Union minister's relative received any job offer from Lalit Modi recently. Pitching for full ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Wipro Enterprises and Heinz India are locking horns over the trademark of their glucose-based chewable tablets. Wipro, which owns Glucovita Bolts brand of chewable tablets, has filed an appeal in the Madras High Court against a single-judge order, which dismissed its plea for an interim injunction against Heinz’s usage of the trademark Glucon-D Volt. Wipro says its product Glucovita Bolts was a market leader between 2012 and 2015. Wipro claims Heinz’s product is phonetically and ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Prakash Bhandari chalks the journey of Lalit Modi from his troubled adolescent days to his mid-life crisis, from his grand success at the India Premier League to his dramatic exit from it. Former IPL boss Lalit Modi poses with a case of his personalised cigarettes. Photograph: @lalitkmodi/Instagram He leads a flamboyant life in London, wining and dining with the rich and the famous. A social media addict of sorts, his Instagram page reflects his extravagant lifestyle -- ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Is Modi helping Modi: Cong slams Sushma, PM over Lalit row Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Even as political parties in TN have decided not to field a candidate against CM Jayalalithaa in the assembly by-election, the BJP's ambivalence has shown up once again, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Even as all non-Communist political parties in Tamil Nadu have decided not to field a candidate against All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the R K Nagar assembly by-election, slated for June 27, it’s the ambivalence of the state unit of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The counter-insurgency operation on the Indo-Myanmar border was being planned for the last three months, much before the June 4 ambush by Naga insurgents that killed 18 Indian soldiers, and the decision to go ahead with the daring attack was not easy one for New Delhi. Sheela Bhatt provides exclusive details of how the operation was decided. The counter-insurgency operation that the Indian Army executed to flush out two camps of anti-India militants on Tuesday, was being planned ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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