Panaji : All 12 ministers in Goa, including Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, should resign and create a constitutional crisis so that the central government is forced to accede to the state's demand for special status, the NCP said Thursday.
New Delhi : Former external affairs minister K. Natwar Singh has raked up the issue of Italian origins of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, stating that no Indian would have treated a loyalist the way he was treated by her and that she had a part which was "ruthless."
In an interview to Headlines Today over his book "One Life is Not Enough: An Autobiography", Natwar Singh also said former prime minister "was not incompetent" but "so trusting".
New Delhi : The Delhi High Court Thursday asked union minister Nitin Gadkari and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal to find an amicable solution and reach a compromise in a defamation case filed by the former BJP chief to seek redressal for charges of corruption hurled at him.
A division bench of Justice Reva Khetrapal and Justice S.P. Garg asked both the leaders to "shake hands" and solve the issue amicably. The bench also said it was only a "matter of ego".
New Delhi : The Congress Thursday sought a special package for farmers affected by floods and drought in the country.
Speaking during a special discussion in the Lok Sabha on the floods and drought situation in the country, Congress MP Ravneet Singh said there should be measures to save farmers from natural calamities by giving them special packages like special assistance to small farmers and crop insurance schemes.
New Delhi : Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Thursday said she raised the issue of US agencies allegedly snooping the BJP with visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry and conveyed to him the public anger in India about it.
"This act on part of the US is completely unacceptable to us since we are friendly nations," Sushma Swaraj told the media here in a joint interaction with Kerry.
Kerry however said he can't discuss the issue with the media as it is a practice in the US that intelligence matters are not discussed publicly.
New Delhi : The government decision to hike the FDI cap to 49 percent in the insurance sector will inject "volatility and vulnerability of the deregulated financial system" into India, the CPI-M has said.
The cabinet's approval of the raising of the FDI cap from 26 percent is the Narendra Modi government's "welcome gift to John Kerry, the US Secretary of State who is visiting India", it said.
An amendment to the insurance laws will be placed in this session of parliament, the CPI-M said in an editorial in "People's Democracy", its weekly journal.
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