Antony to take charge on Monday

New Delhi, May 23 (PTI) A K Antony, the affable 68-year-old Keralite politician, will take charge of the Defence Ministry for the second consecutive term in the new UPA government on Monday. Antony faces major challenges in his second stint as Defence Minister such as plugging gaps in coastal, air and land security that have come under increased threat in recent times, more importantly after the chinks...

DMK to join UPA Govt, settles for 3 cabinet berths

The DMK on Sunday decided to join the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre and settle for three cabinet berths – setting at rest the wrangling over ministry sharing with the Congress. “The problem (over ministerial berths) is resolved. We are joining (the UPA government),” a senior DMK leader said here.

BSP, SP offer support to UPA

Sworn enemies, the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party, have offered unconditional outside support to the United Progressive Alliance. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP chief Mayawati said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had sought her help to form a secular government. “We want to fight communal forces.”More

Rahul says Manmohan Singh is pride of Punjab and the country

Amritsar, May 11 (PTI) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today shared the stage for the first time with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a poll rally here, describing him as the “pride of Punjab and the country” who had taken India forward in all spheres. “Manmohan Singh is pride of Punjab and India,” Rahul, who is on his third visit to the state during the current Lok Sabha elections,...

Press statement by MP, Shri Prakash Javadekar

  Congress and Prime Minister must first explain, why it allowed economy to deteriorate for 1826 days before making false promise of reviving economy in 100 days. Slogan of 100 days is an admission of utter failure of the UPA Govt., on the economic front. The Govt. touted itself as having three economic wizards in Dr. Manmohan Singh, Dr. Chidambaram and Dr. Ahluwalia. Country witnessed all out failure...

BJP demands immediate end of war by Colombo

  Yet another glaring foreign policy failure of the UPA Government is unfolding before our eyes in Sri Lanka. Lakhs of hapless Tamilians in Sri Lanka have had to flee from their homes in their ancestral land in the country’s northern areas, as the Sri Lankan government has intensified a fierce battle in the region, disregarding calls for a ceasefire from the international community. It is sad...