Indian Politics

5th December, 2010 

From Indian Express

Wikileaks: LeT plotted to assassinate Narendra Modi

The terror organisation was planning 3 major tasks in India just 6 months after the Mumbai attack.
Following the Mumbai attacks, the UN Security Council designated the JuD a front for the LeT.

Two years before 26/11, US asked Pak to crack down on LeT, JuD

The cable revealed that America was unable to make much headway against LeT and JuD.

  Wikileaks: Russia views Pak as 'greatest' potential threat

Yeddyurappa had gone on a temple spree at the height of the political crisis last month.

Yeddyurappa seeks divine help to ward off detractors

CM Yeddyurappa remains confident that he will complete his tenure in Karnataka.

  BJP demands early interrogation of Kalmadi

  Report on Modi cleared by SIT 'most heartening': Advani

India sought US help to 'deal with China' Swiss supporters: WikiLeaks server goes down Cables link China to Google penetration

  MHA clears LR in CWG scam; request may be sent next week

Sources said the LR requests the London Police to question UK based Ashish Patel in the CWG scam.

  Opposition demand for JPC probe unreasonable: Sibal

  India may allow Pak panel to visit, interview 26/11 witnesses

  Prosecution suppressed evidence to nail Kasab, alleges lawyer

  ATMs new gateways for terror funding and money laundering

  Sarkozy, Bruni spend a quiet morning

From The Daily Pioneer

US cables link China to Google hacking: WikiLeaks
Chinese leaders were obsessed with the threat posed by the internet search engine Google and sought to obtain the secrets of rivals through hacking, especially of the US, the embassy cables leaked by Wikileaks have claimed.

From Times of India

India may allow Pak panel to interview 26/11 witnesses

A Pakistan panel may be allowed to take statements of key witnesses and other officials, who recorded Kasab's statement, and the doctors who carried out the postmortem of victims and terrorists.

Now, Facebook offers Rs 38 lakh package for IIT-Madras students

PTI 5 hours ago
Social networking site Facebook has offered a package of Rs 38 lakh ($85,000) for IIT-Madras students during the ongoing placement season, a top official said.

29th November, 2010

No place for Arundhati - Geelani - Mirwaiz. Kashmir always in India.

From Indian Express

  PM does not deserve to face humiliation: Ratan Tata

"I want to say that it has hurt me to see what he (PM) has gone through in the past weeks," he said.

  ED soon to summon officials, including Raja aides, in 2G probe


The BJP leaders made it clear that they were firm on their demand for a JPC probe.

Opposition spurns Govt's fresh bid to end Parl deadlock on 2G

The BJP leaders made it clear that they were firm on their demand for a JPC probe.

  India keen to know contents of forthcoming WikiLeaks

From Times of India

Lobbying charge by Arun Shourie stirs row

TNN 1 hour ago
Former telecom minister Arun Shourie said that he was replaced by Venkaiah Naidu in Parliament as the BJP's lead speaker in a debate on the 2009 Budget so that the party could take a more accommodating line on proposals that could favour industrialist Mukesh Ambani.

From Daily Pioneer

2G scam: ED to summon govt officials, Raja aides
The Enforcement Directorate is likely to soon issue summons to some government officials, including two who were considered to be close to former telecom minister A Raja, in the 2G spectrum scam probe.
India beat New Zealand in Guwahati ODI
Virat Kohli's sparkling century helped India script a 40-run win against an injury-hit New Zealand to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
    Wrongdoers in Adarsh scam to be brought to justice: Navy chief
    With several armed forces officers being investigated in the Adarsh Housing Society scam in Mumbai, Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma has said all wrongdoers in the episode will be brought to justice and the government was taking requisite steps in this regard.

    28th November, 2010
    From Indian Express
    Court orders FIRs to be filed against Arundhati, Geelani
    Delhi police had told the court that there was no case for sedition.

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      Yeddyurappa trying to buy peace with me, claims Kumaraswamy

    Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa had made a vain bid to patch up with him.

    Jagan group in a \'wait and watch\' mode
    Saturday 27 November, 2010
    There are reports that Congress high command may consider some action against him.
    Jaganmohan reddy
    Congress gives stern warning to Jagan Reddy
    Saturday 27 November, 2010
    Jaipal Reddy said while YSR was a 'tremendously loyal Congressman', his son 'seems to be confused'.
    House stuck, Cong MPs say won’t take allowance
    Saturday 27 November, 2010
    A member gets Rs 2,000 a day for attending the session.
    Rahul Gandhi
    I now have an identity of my own: Rahul to students
    Saturday 27 November, 2010
    Gandhi is on a whistlestop tour in Gujarat to give a push to NSUI’s enrollment drive among students

    CPM-wary Mamata breaks ranks with UPA, wants JPC into 2G
    Saturday 27 November, 2010
    The first cracks have begun to develop in the UPA on the issue of the logjam in Parliament.

    From Times of India

    Stung by tape, Ratan Tata may move Supreme Court

    Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata group, may move Supreme Court on Monday against the publication of intercepts of his conversation with Nira Radia, who handles corporate communication for the group.

    Adarsh housing scam: Promoters question laws to save tower

    NITIN SETHI 1 hour ago
    The promoters of the Adarsh Housing Cooperative Society are digging their heels in for a protracted battle to save the 31- storyed building from being demolished.

    From Daily Pioneer

    Adarsh scam: Key papers go missing
    Key papers pertaining to the scam-ridden Adarsh housing society are missing from the Urban Development Department here, police said today.
    Court orders lodging of FIR for sedition against Geelani, Roy
    A local Court today directed the Delhi police to lodge an FIR against hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and writer Arundhati Roy on charge of sedition for their alleged anti-India speeches here recently.

      Swapan Dasgupta
      BJP must strive for inclusive NDA
      In the five-year prime ministership of Rajiv Gandhi, the Haryana Assembly election of 1987 was a turning point. The spectacular victory of the Lok Dal led by Devi Lal came as a lou...
      Chandan Mitra
      Does Bihar show the way?
      Post-Mandal, caste remains a key factor but vote-banks have been dented by the mantra of development, holding out hope for Uttar Pradesh

      Long years ago one of India’s...
      Kanchan Gupta
      Prince is pwned, and how!
      To distract himself from the Congress’s miserable performance in the Bihar Assembly election despite his energetic campaign of slander and calumny, Mr Rahul Gandhi went on a three-...

      27th November, 2010

      From Times of India

      Something rotten in Allahabad HC: Supreme Court

      DHANANJAY MAHAPATRA 2 hours ago
      Just when exposes of scams have roiled the political class, Supreme Court has trained the spotlight on growing corruption in higher judiciary by a stunningly candid acknowledgement about the sleaze prevalent in the country's largest High Court.
      From Indian Express

      Chavan walks away as anthem was on, says he didn't hear it

      "I did not hear the national anthem. When I heard it, I stopped at the place," Chavan said.Post Comments

        Govt unveils Rs 3,300-cr anti-Naxal plan

      The plan will be affected in 60 tribal and backward districts across nine states.

        26/11 to have significance only if Kasab is hanged: Raj

        Something rotten in Allahabad High Court: SC

        Opposition deprives Sonia, Rahul of their dues




      Rahul said he is not not interested in PM's post right now

      I'm not interested in PM's post right now: Rahul

      He said serving the country is the main aim and becoming the PM could not be the sole motto.

        2 years after 26/11, Mumbai mourns its dead

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      22nd November, 2010

      From Indian Express

      Upset Cong seeks report on remarks against Sonia by Jagan's Sakshi channel

      Sakshi, the 24-hour channel owned by the Kadapa MP, had launched an attack on Gandhi.
      2 Comments Cong workers protest against TV news story on Sonia

        Sacked OC treasurer Jayachandran arrested by CBI

      Jayachandran was arrested after several rounds of questioning by CBI.

        Yeddyurappa defers Delhi visit to Monday

        Preeja, Sudha give India double gold in athletics

        8 killed in Bihar blast, Nitish orders probe

        CBI's 2G probe on basis of loss calculated by CVC, not CAG

        Govt to urge HC to view CCTV footages of Kasab in terror acts

      Express Explains


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      Politics of disruption 
      The Indian ExpressSurely even our MPs are getting tired of these adj...

      From The Times of India

      Govt may pitch SC-monitored CBI probe into 2G scam

      Cong leadership may agree to hold a JPC probe into the 2G scam. The approach is a measure of the pressure the opposition has brought to bear upon the govt by shutting down Parliament.

      From The Pioneer


      Moily says Govt ready for Parliament debate on 2G
      Accusing the opposition of adopting 'undemocratic' methods by stalling proceedings in Parliament, Government today said it has nothing to "suppress" in 2G spectrum allocation and that it was prepared for a debate on the issue.

      K'taka conundrum: BJP summons Yeddyurappa to Delhi
      Amid heightened speculation that Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa may have to step down, the BJP high command today summoned him to the capital.

      Adarsh scam: CBI wants info from MoD on salary of top army officers
      The emoluments of Army top brass as purportedly declared by them while procuring flats in Adarsh Society here has surprised the CBI which is approaching the Defence Ministry to seek clarification on whether an Army Chief was being paid only Rs 23,450 per month.

      21st November, 2010

      From Indian Express

       PMO passes buck to Law Ministry

      An affidavit filed for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Supreme Court.
      Post Comments

        Bomb blast kills seven in Bihar

      The bomb had been left by security personnel in a field for follow up action, where it exploded.

        BSY family received Rs 20 cr from Bellary mining firm

        With TV attack on Sonia & PM, Jagan signals it’s time to go

        Sandeep sizzles, India win battle of drag-flickers

        HIV, AIDS patients face eviction from shelter after Suu Kyi visit

        ‘Indians’ economic optimism rebounds in 2010’

      Express Explains


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      From The Times of India

      Land scam: Yeddyurappa to be axed today?

      TNN 20 minutes ago
      Karnataka CM B S Yeddyurappa has been reportedly summoned to New Delhi today and an announcement over his fate is expected by evening.

      Seven persons, including five children killed in Bihar blast

      PTI 1 hour ago
      The bomb, which was found by the security personnel on Saturday during the final phase of Bihar polls, suddenly exploded today killing seven persons on the spot.

      Govt asks airlines to make all fares public

      Airlines will have to put up all fares on their websites or issue print ads within a week. Price changes forced by fluctuations in operating cost must be intimated to DGCA and put up on websites in 24 hours.

       From The Pioneer
      Towards a new world order
      The G20 Seoul summit, coming a week after Obama’s India visit, showcases the realignment of global powers, with the equilibrium shifting in favour of emerging economies, writes Kaushik Deka

      Seven killed in Bihar bomb explosion
      At least seven people were killed and five seriously injured Sunday morning when a cylinder bomb exploded at Pachokhar village in Bihar's Aurangabad district, police said.

      Yeddyurappa denies wrongdoing; rules out quitting
      A combative Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today ruled out his resignation, maintaining that he has not committed anything wrong, even as he said the BJP will expose in Lok Sabha "scams" involving opposition JD-S supremo H D Devegowda and his party.

      20th November, 2010 

      From Indian Express

      2G spectrum case: Govt files affidavit in apex court

      The affidavit was filed through Director, PMO, K Vidyawati on behalf of PM.
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        Ajmer, Malegaon, Mecca Masjid... Swami set off the wave, says ATS

      Swami Aseemanand is believed to be the man behind a wave of attacks on Muslims’ places of worship.

        Govt probes BSE fall and its link to false report of PM quitting

        Patience running out, US wants to expand drone ops in Pak

        SC orders inspection of six mines near Bellary forests

        Overworked Dhoni wants to skip ODIs

        Justice Soumitra Sen gets time till December 9 to reply

      From The Times of India

      Minor blast as Bihar votes in final phase of assembly polls

      IANS 1 hour ago
      The final phase of the Bihar assembly polls began today in 26 constituencies, including 18 Maoist-affected areas. A security personnel was injured in a blast triggered by Maoists. | Video

      2G scam: Govt readies new line of defence for PM in SC

      The government looks set to forcefully rebut in Supreme Court the charge that the PM kept mum on Subramaniam Swamy's petition seeking prosecution of former telecom minister A Raja. | Video

      From The Pioneer

      19th November, 2010

      From Indian Express

      BJP accuses PM Manmohan Singh of 'presiding over' scams

      After weeks of dithering, the BJP has directly implicated the PM in shady deals.
      Post Comments 2G scam as big as Raj budget for 3+ yrs: Raje PM has surrendered before DMK: Gadkari Govt sticks to opposition to JPC on 2G scam PM not in an embarrassing position: RahulAG to represent PM in Supreme Court

      From The Times of India

      India summons Iranian envoy over Kashmir remarks

      IANS 2 hours ago
      India on Friday summoned the Iranian charge d' affaires and conveyed its
      "deep disappointment" over comments on Kashmir emanating from Tehran. | Video

      2G spectrum scam: Attorney General to represent PM in SC

      The govt has replaced Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium with Attorney
      General G E Vahanvati to represent the PM in the apex court in the
      2G spectrum case after stinging observations from the bench. | Video

      Sibal for law to ensure all go from primary to higher secondary 


      PTI 9 minutes ago
      The Govt may come up with a law in the coming years to make sure that all
      children "must" go from elementaryto higher secondary education which is vital
      for the future of the country, HRD minister Kapil Sibal said. 

      From The Pioneer

      Centre adamant against JPC probe on 2G scam
      Government today stuck to its opposition to setting up of
      JPC to probe 2G spectrum allocation, saying the matter
      could be looked into by thePublic Accounts Committee
      which is "almost a permanent JPC".

      Yeddyurappa likely to meet BJP high command tomorrow
      Embattled Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa,
      who has been summoned by BJP leadership following the
      controversy on allocation of prime urban land to his family
      members, is likely to meet party's top brass in Delhi
      tomorrow along with other senior leaders from the state.