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Land leasing law likely; Kerala and West Bengal wary

The NITI Aayog, earlier this year, had proposed the legalisation of the leasing of farmland in all states.

12 May 2016

Congress List for Kerala Out; Up to Chandy to Get Nominees Elected

Congress High command today released the candidate list which reflects most of his demands.

05 Apr 2016

'Secular' Congress Can No Longer Piggyback on Minority Voteshare

Delhi results prove that the minorities who have been loyal votaries of the party have found a new saviour in AAP.

11 Feb 2015

NDA to Give Power to ‘Outside Babus’

The DoPT has asked ministries to give their feedback on the lateral entry of persons from private sector to aid in governance

07 Sep 2014

AAP Working Hard to Rope In More Ex-Babus

Beset with the problem of top bureaucrats joining or wooed by opposition parties, the government plans to impose a mandatory “cooling-off” period for bureaucrats joining politics.

17 Feb 2014

Pinched by Top Babus Joining Political Parties, UPA Government Says Cool It

Feeling the heat of ‘popular’ and ‘top gun’ bureaucrats joining or being wooed by opposition parties — mainly the Aam Aadmi Party .

17 Feb 2014

Red-faced PMO seeks explanation on gold hunt

The excavation only unearthed iron nails, a miniature stone lion, terracotta beads, a few glass bangles and remains of burnt brick walls

10 Nov 2013

Antony calls the shots from sickbed

True to his portfolio, the Defence Minister of India is fighting fit after his surgery and in charge of ministerial affairs while having a steady flow of political visitors.

13 Oct 2013

Worried about Modi clout, left leans towards Congress

What has endeared Congress to CPM is a letter from Union Home Minister telling CMs to ensure that no innocent Muslim youth is wrongfully detained in terror cases

06 Oct 2013

UPA's newfound love for Bihar post-NDA split

With an eye on 2014 LS polls, union ministries announce schemes for Bihar even as demands from states with equally serious economic problems ignored

21 Jul 2013

Come 2014, Antony may pip Manmohan in PM race

Defence Minister A K Antony, the official No. 2 in the government and the “political Guru” of Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, is also making the right moves.

26 May 2013

Row over Kurien’s visit to Vatican

The Congress’ decision to send Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien, a non- Catholic, to represent the Centre at the inauguration of Pope Francis I in Vatican has raised a few eyebrows.

03 Apr 2013

UPA confines EOC to minority rights

The Equal Opportunity Commission was once touted as the ‘ultimate equaliser that an unequal Indian society can get

11 Mar 2013

Land Reforms: Mamata, Sonia on same page

Eyeing the 2014 elections, UPA mulls national land reforms policy on Kerala-Bengal model with focus on women

04 Mar 2013

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