The UPA chairperson has resorted to the last refuge of the desperate, by accusing the BJP of indulging in divisive politics by "sowing seeds of poison", says Arun Jaitley The revelation in ‘The Indian Express’ with regard to the Augusta Westland VVIP helicopter deal appears to be a repeat of what we witnessed in the late 1980s. Martin Ardbo’s diary was seized. He was head of the company which manufactured the Bofors gun. Among various disclosures, the ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Jewellers’ stocks rose sharply on Thursday in an otherwise dull market amid expectations of a relaxation of the gold import norms, including the 80:20 rule, following a report that United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi had written a letter to the government seeking such a move. In the letter to the commerce and industry ministry, she urged to look into the demand of the gems and jewellery sector for appropriate action. Finance Minister P Chidambaram, however, ruled out any ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Putting behind the acrimony witnessed during the session, Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj on Friday praised Sonia Gandhi and other Congress leaders for their conduct in the Lok Sabha. Swaraj, who had once said that she will tonsure her head if Sonia Gandhi becomes the prime minister, today said she was a graceful leader. As she spoke for the last time in the 15th Lok Sabha, which was adjourned sine die, Swaraj showered praise on Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch L K Advani. Swaraj, who ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday attacked Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at a rally in Bihar's Kishanganj district. Without naming the Gujarat chief minister directly, she claimed that some people were trying to harm the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi by dividing the nation. "Some people are trying to harm his ideals (vichar). It is dangerous," Gandhi said in her speech during a public rally after laying down the foundation stone of a branch of the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Congress is an expert in farming poison: Modi in Kerala Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Amid talk of Congress preparing to project Rahul Gandhi as its prime ministerial candidate, Union Minister Manish Tewari on Tuesday said the party vice president is its "natural leader". He, however, dismissed as "unnecessary speculation" the media reports about the possibility of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh resigning, saying, "I know on December 31 there is little news but this does not mean that absurd, baseless and incorrect news stories should be run." The information and ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Markets snapped a four-day winning streak on Friday with rate sensitive leading the decline after comments from Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan late Thursday commented that inflation is a destructive disease which is forcing the central bank to keep interest rates high. Further, a Reuters poll on Friday which indicated that emerging economies would contribute less to global growth in 2014 than earlier expected also weighed on market sentiment. India is expected to grow at a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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