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Swaraj Thapa

The writer, a former journalist, is with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha

Srikrishna panel in Hyderabad,Andhra Governor calls all parties for dinner
Thu, Mar 04, 2010

Informal talks with political parties of Andhra Pradesh to take the Telangana issue forward will get underway at a dinner hosted by Governor E S L Narasimhan at the Hyderabad Raj Bhawan on Thursday....

Cabinet may take up seeds Bill
Thu, Mar 04, 2010

A week after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh intervened to reconcile differences among ministers of Environment and Forest,Science and Technology,Agriculture....

Fuel hike: Govt digs in heels,allies fall in line
Wed, Mar 03, 2010

Backing the Manmohan Singh government’s determination to hold on to its decision of hiking petrol and diesel prices....

Cabinet nod for Women’s Bill
Fri, Feb 26, 2010

The long-pending Women’s Reservation Bill finally looked all set to take off with the government on Thursday approving significant amendments to the Constitution....

Avoid tour abroad during session: PM to ministers
Thu, Feb 25, 2010

Taking exception to ministers wanting to travel out of the country when Parliament session is on,Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...

New fertiliser subsidy regime shows Cong calls policy shots
Mon, Feb 22, 2010

They may not admit it,but Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister M K Alagiri’s futile bid to block the new Nutrient-Based Subsidy (NBS) regime approved by the Union Cabinet....

Smart fertiliser subsidy signals bold farm reform
Fri, Feb 19, 2010

In a bold move that will not just prune the humongous fertiliser subsidy bill but also change the face of agriculture,Prime Minister Manmohan Singh....

Caught in red-tape,funds yet to reach Bundelkhand
Thu, Feb 18, 2010

Three months after the Union Cabinet cleared a Rs 7,266-crore package for Bundelkhand,the politically charged backward region comprising districts of UP and Madhya Pradesh...

‘Don’t use PM,Sonia names in Games panel’
Mon, Feb 15, 2010

The government has pulled up Suresh Kalmadi,chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee,for including,without permission,the names of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,Congress president Sonia Gandhi....

Amravati land: Patil’s MLA son to write to Sonia
Sat, Feb 13, 2010

Troubled by the controversy over charges of landgrabbing in their native village in Maharashtra that has now dragged Rashtrapati Bhavan into it....

Ex-Nagaland chief secy interlocutor for peace talks
Fri, Feb 12, 2010

The Centre on Thursday appointed former petroleum secretary and Nagaland chief secretary R S Pandey as the interlocutor for the Naga peace talks with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland....

Statehood for Telangana
Balancing act in Telangana panel’s terms of reference
Wed, Feb 10, 2010

Working on a specific brief to balance both pro and anti-statehood lobbies in Andhra Pradesh,the Union Home Ministry has finalised a carefully drafted terms of reference on Telangana....

Centre mulls one-time waiver to allow sale of imported raw sugar
Tue, Feb 09, 2010

The UPA government is considering handing out a one-time waiver to importers holding lakhs of tonnes of duty-free raw sugar in Kandla...

I&B notice to UTV,MTV
Fri, Feb 05, 2010

The Information & Broadcasting Ministry on Thursday issued notices to UTV Bindaas for its primetime show Emotional Atyachar....

Telangana panel: 2 ex-SC judges frontrunners
Tue, Feb 02, 2010

Justice B N Agrawal and Justice B N Srikrishna,both retired Supreme Court judges,have emerged as frontrunners to head the high-powered committee that will lay down the roadmap for consultations on Telangana statehood issue....

Pawar’s counter: My portfolios remain with me
Fri, Jan 29, 2010

Pawar rejected suggestions that he should be divested of some of his workload in the backdrop of criticism over escalating prices of foodgrains.

Fixing accountability: PM keen to evaluate top ministries
Thu, Jan 28, 2010

Despite the unease shown by his senior Cabinet colleagues,Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is determined to bring the...

To reduce backlog of undertrials,Centre plans task forces in HCs
Wed, Jan 20, 2010

Looking at permanent measures to reduce the number of undertrials and cases related to them,the Centre has decided to set up task forces in High Courts that will identify efficient redressal programmes in implementing....

Filling up RS vacancies next on UPA’s agenda
Tue, Jan 19, 2010

With the appointment of the governors done,it is presidential nominations to the Rajya Sabha,six of which have been pending...

Tharoor does it again,exceeded brief in attack on media
Wed, Jan 13, 2010

For his provocative forays into areas which seasoned Congressmen normally avoid,another reprieve may not be waiting for Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor....

Cabinet panel may ease sugar import norms
Tue, Jan 12, 2010

In the backdrop of rising criticism over the hike in prices of essential items from both the Opposition and the parties within the UPA...

As sugar prices head north,Pawar pins blame on Maya
Tue, Jan 12, 2010

Blaming Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for the sharp rise in sugar prices,Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today alleged that the UP government had not lifted the ban on processing of imported raw sugar in the state...

Atal to remain NDA chairman
Sat, Jan 09, 2010

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will remain the chairperson of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA),BJP sources said on Friday....

GoM meet divided over EOC
Fri, Jan 08, 2010

Doubts over whether an Equal Opportunities Commission would interfere with existing commissions and create jurisdictional...

Telangana meet today,no consensus likely
Tue, Jan 05, 2010

On the eve of the first meeting convened by the Centre to hold consultations on Telangana,the Telangana Rashtra Samithi...