Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) Dissident Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman, who stayed away from the Lok Sabha when the party tabled a no−confidence motion against the UPA, Thursday accused party chief Mamata Banerjee of failing to show political astuteness.
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Posters critical of Yashwant Sinha appeared near the BJP's central office here Thursday, days after he demanded the resignation of party chief Nitin Gadkari over financial dealings of a company linked to him.
Shillong, Nov 22 (IANS) The Election Commission Thursday promised adequate security arrangements to ensure free and fair assembly polls in Meghalaya, especially in the insurgency−ravaged districts of the state. The northeastern state is scheduled to go for polls February−March 2013.
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) BJP leaders are expected to press their demand for discussion on FDI in multi−brand retail under rules that entail voting during their dinner meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday, party sources said. The Prime Minister has invited senior party leader L.K. Advani, leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley to the dinner in which an attempt is likely to be made to narrow down differences on contentious issues, including foreign direct investment in multi−brand retail
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The BJP Thursday slammed the Congress−led UPA government on the issue of foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail and demanded a discussion in parliament on the vexed issue under a rule which entails voting.
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Parliament's winter session began on a stormy note Thursday with the row over FDI in trade and reservation for Dalits as well as tribals in promotions crippling the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. In the melee, the Trinamool Congress came out bruised after its no−confidence motion against the government was rejected in the Lok Sabha due to lack of adequate support from opposition MPs. Trinamool leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Banerjee promptly hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left for not backing her motion over foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail trade
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) Arvind Kejriwal team member Yogendra Yadav Thursday dubbed Trinamool Congress's bid to move a no−confidence motion against the Congress−led central government as "small games" of the parties to "put up a show of being different from one another".
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) Demanding the return of exiled controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen to Kolkata, a section of intellectuals and rights activists have alleged that the Mamata Banerjee−led government in West Bengal was silent on the issue as it was "apprehensive of a backlash from Islamic fundamentalists".
Patna, Nov 22 (IANS) A complaint was Thursday filed in a court against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and eight others over alleged negligence leading to 18 stampede deaths during Chhath festival celebrations here three days ago, a lawyer said. Ramji Yogesh filed the plea in the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Preeti Verma, accusing the chief minister and his colleagues of unintentional murder, administrative negligence and criminal conspiracy, the lawyer said. The court fixed Nov 30 for hearing.
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) Ridiculed by the Left after her party's bid to table a no−confidence motion against the union government fell flat in the Lok Sabha, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Thursday said the "saviours of the government" stood exposed.