It was on this day, 11 years ago that I had got the opportunity to serve the people of Gujarat as Chief Minister. This 11-year journey devoted in service of the people of Gujarat has been memorable and extremely satisfying.
An appraisal of Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress rule in West Bengal will in fact be an appraisal of Mamata herself for Mamata is Trinamool and Trinamool is Mamata. Mamata was listed in 2012 Time 100 and predicted “to play an even greater role.” Our appraisal ponders over this prophecy.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has trained his guns on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) as a device to deflect public anger against the inertia and maladministration of his regime, his personal unpopularity having scaled unprecedented heights.
The entire nation is frustrated with the issue of corruption. People are seething with anger. There have been many instances of public outcry against the Congress government on the issue of corruption in the past.
Narendra Modi erred and erred disastrously for his image with the timing of the fast. It betrayed his propensity to be swayed by overseas Gujarati concerns and sentiments and worse, his weakness for American endorsement.
There are many reasons for the Anna Hazare drama at Ramlila Maidan, which finally concluded with the government getting the fast called off on a mere verbal assurance to ‘look sympathetically’ at the demands made.
The ruling BJP in Karnataka was on Wednesday thrown into fresh quagmire as two Ministers resigned and 11 more MLAs loyal to former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa announced their decision to quit the assembly membership, raising questions about its govt's stability.
The young leadership of Congress has hailed the elevation of Rahul Gandhi as the party's vice-president as a historic decision that will turn out to be a big game-changer in the next general elections.
The Congress and the BJP have dismissed emergence of Third Front ahead of the 2014 general elections as a mirage despite Mulayam Singh Yadav leading a six-party dharna in Parliament on the coal allocation issue.
Riding an anti-incumbency wave, the Samajwadi Party on Tuesday stormed to power in Uttar Pradesh dislodging Mayawati while the ruling the Akali Dal-BJP combine sprang a surprise retaining power in Punjab and creating a history in the state by breaking a 46-year jinx.
Cashing-in on the anti-incumbency factor in a big way, the BJP-MGP combine on Tuesday rode to power in Goa, ousting the Congress and securing majority in a House of 40 members, nearly half of whom will be new faces.
The government on Monday hiked the import duty on gold and platinum to 6 per cent from 4 per cent with immediate effect - a move aimed at curbing imports of the precious metals to check the widening current account deficit.
Riding on good sales of new models like Ertiga and Swift DZire, and benefiting from low base effect, the country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India on Friday reported an over two-fold jump in net profit at Rs 501.29 crore for the third quarter ended December, 2012.
The United States has said it will continue to bring to justice the other six people named in Mumbai terror attacks case, including Lashkar-e-Taiba leaders, Headley was sentenced by aChicago court to 35 years in jail for the Mumbai terror attack in 2008.
India has said it will continue to press for extradition of David Headley from the USafter the Pakistani-American LeT terrorist escaped death penalty for helping plot the 2008 Mumbai terror attack and sentenced to 35 years in jail by an American Court.
Developing countries overtook their traditionally wealthier counterparts in attracting foreign direct investment for the first time last year, as industrialised nations bore the brunt of an 18 per cent plunge in FDI flows, the UN's trade and investment think tank UNCTAD said.