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  • 11-Jul-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji

    Now trade unions plan national strike

    Right and Left to come together again in September.

  • 09-Jul-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji

    Centre set to take on Opposition on fuel price

    Barely two days after a nationwide strike on fuel price hike by Opposition parties put the brakes on India, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has decided to roll out a counter-attack.

  • 04-Jul-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji

    Valley falls from paradise, embraces stone age

    Shahroz takes his day job very seriously: Attending patients at a private nursing home in downtown Srinagar. On Fridays, after the namaaz, he has a second job - throwing stones at CRPF jawans.

  • 04-Jul-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji

    Q&A: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Hurriyat Leader

    'Withdrawing troops from Kashmir can be biggest confidence-building measure'

  • 04-Jul-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji

    Q&A: Mehbooba Mufti, president of the PDP

    'Omar is just toeing the Delhi line'

  • 02-Jul-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji

    Mehbooba, Mirwaiz to Delhi: Wake up

    At her home overlooking the picturesque Dal Lake, president of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed slamed the central and state governments for the current crisis in Kashmir valley.

  • 29-Jun-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji

    UPA to try 'de Soto model' for slum development

    The day Kumari Selja assumed charge as the Union minister for housing and urban poverty alleviation in the second United Progressive Alliance government, she got an unusual gift: a set of two books from none other than Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

  • 24-Jun-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji

    House panel grills govt officials on IPL-gate

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance has sought details of the financial dealings of the Indian Premier League from the UPA government. It has also questioned finance ministry and corporate affairs ministry officials on why no enquiry was ...

  • 18-Jun-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji

    Start talks with Ulfa: PM to Gogoi

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked the Assam government to start the process of peace talks with the state’s biggest insurgent outfit, the United Liberation Front of Asom (Ulfa). Former Intelligence Bureau chief P C Haldar is going to ...

  • 17-Jun-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji

    Withdrawal of support review may backfire on Bengal CPI(M) lobby

    The CPI(M)’s ‘West Bengal lobby’ has planned to challenge national general secretary Prakash Karat on the timing of the withdrawal of support from the first UPA government, in 2008. However, it just might backfire.

  • 11-Jun-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji

    Mamata flashes red signal to divestment

    A discussion on disinvestment of government stake in two state-owned entities — Coal India Ltd (CIL) and Hindustan Copper — was deferred today, although the issue was on the cabinet agenda. However, no timeframe has been set by the ...

  • 09-Jun-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji

    Nitish biggest challenge before Cong Bihar unit chief Qaiser

    The immediate concern for the reconstituted Bihar unit of the Congress party is to deal with the three party MLAs (out of the 10) who are supporting an independent Rajya Sabha aspirant.

  • 07-Jun-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji

    CPI(M) Tussle over withdrawal from UPA-I

    Politburo meets, to do so again; Bengal unit lead questioners of Karat policies After two years of regular electoral drubbing at different levels from the Lok Sabha to Gram Sabhas, a section of the CPI(M) has embarked on a mission near-impossible: ...

  • 06-Jun-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji

    Q&A: Debabrata Biswas, All India Forward Bloc General Secretary

    'Flags are still red, attitude has diluted'

  • 28-May-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji

    Cong gives nod to include caste data in census

    The Congress brass has decided to include caste-wise data as a part of the government’s ongoing exercise to compile the census details by 2011. Top sources in the party said the objections of “practical difficulties” could be ...

  • 28-May-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji & Devika Banerji

    Delay in projects costs govt Rs 55,175 cr

    The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government poured down the drain Rs 55,175 crore belonging to the Indian taxpayer between 2004 and 2010 because it failed to deliver 495 projects on time.

  • 19-May-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji

    Mining reforms on hold as ministries differ

    A sweeping set of reforms proposed for the country’s mining sector have led to a faceoff between the Union law and mines ministries.

  • 17-May-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji & Rajat Roy

    Buddhadeb under fire in CPI(M) 'rectification' drive

    West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, once the poster boy of development for the CPI(M), has come under fire in the party’s latest ‘rectification’ campaign.

  • 15-May-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji

    More transfusion being planned for long-ailing ITI

    After failed attempts to find private partners for the country’s oldest and long-ailing telecom equipment company, Indian Telephone Industries (ITI), the UPA government is giving another try for its revival.

  • 15-May-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji

    Muivah issue dominates Cong meeting

    Following the week-long standoff between the Nagas and the Manipur government over Thuingaleng Muivah’s visit to his native village, the Congress core committee decided not to allow the separatist leader from entering the state.

  • 14-May-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji

    Ramesh likely to continue as Union minister

    Under fire for his remarks against the Union home ministry during his China visit, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh today got a reprieve and is likely to hold on to his portfolio.

  • 13-May-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji

    Govt revives talks on workers in boards

    The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has initiated a move to revive a 20-year-old controversial bill which seeks to give representation to workers on company boards.

  • 02-May-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji

    'Naxals have to be tackled politically'

    Q&A: K Keshava Rao

  • 30-Apr-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji & Devika Banerji

    EGoM on food security Bill to meet on May 4, decide on poverty estimates

    The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on the Food Security Bill has decided to meet once again before releasing the much-awaited bill for public feedback. According to a highly placed official in the food ministry, the EGoM is yet to synchronise ...

  • 29-Apr-2010 | Saubhadro Chatterji

    JMM's olive branch to BJP: Soren ready to quit

    In a final attempt to save its government in Jharkhand, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) tonight extended an olive branch to its former alliance partner, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which withdrew its support to the state government today, ...