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Congress’s Breakfast Meet As Karnataka Ruling Coalition Wobbles: 10 Facts

NEW DELHI:  Karnataka’s coalition government remains in full crisis mode with frantic attempts to persuade rebel lawmakers who quit on Friday to return. Congress lawmakers were invited to breakfast this morning by their party leader G Parameshwara, the Deputy Chief Minister, who made it clear that attendance was compulsory. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy cut short his US holiday and got down ... Read More »

Supreme Court to hear petitions challenging demonetization today

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear several petitions challenging the government’s decision to scrap Rs.500 and Rs.1000 currency notes. Four Public Interest Litigations (PILs) have been filed against the controversial scheme, which has caused massive upheavals across the nation. The PILs were filed in the apex court questioning the government’s rationale and modus operandi behind the implementation of the ... Read More »

All parties should jointly call for India-Pak talks: Hurriyat leader

SRINAGAR: Former Hurriyat Conference chairman Prof Abdul Gani Bhat on Friday suggested that all political parties in Jammu and Kashmir including BJP and Congress should jointly draft a resolution demanding resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan, with a friendly country of both nuclear powers facilitating and intervening if needed. This is the first time any Hurriyat leader has recognised ... Read More »

Foreign Secy contradicts Defence Minister on surgical strikes claim

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Tuesday is understood to have differed with the claims of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army’s special forces across the LoC on September 29 to demolish terror camps. Briefing the parliamentary panel on external affairs, the foreign secretary was quoted by MPs as saying that, “the army ... Read More »

Government has its way and Opposition has its say

Being an ex-Finance Minister is a luxury, quipped Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while replying to the nearly seven-hour debate on the Constitutional Amendment Bill for the roll-out of the Goods & Services Tax (GST) on Wednesday, as his predecessor, P. Chidambaram, cast a spell on the House as a key speaker. In his debut performance in the Rajya Sabha, Mr. ... Read More »

In a Fast-Losing Battle, Congress Could Bring Out Its Last General Priyanka

Priyanka Vadra will in all probability take a direct plunge into electoral politics in the 2019 general elections from Amethi, and, as a first step, aggressively campaign across Uttar Pradesh in next year’s Assembly elections, according to top functionaries familiar with the Gandhi family’s thinking. Now regarded as the party’s sole remaining “Brahmastra”, Priyanka, 44, has so far restricted herself ... Read More »