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PM sets up GoM on Jat quota issue

Saturday 31 August '13

Finance Minister P Chidambaram will head the GoM
Cabinet to take up changes in RPA tomorrow

Wednesday 21 August '13

Proposal to retain 90-day window to seek revision but only after stay on conviction
Judges selection panel may have two non-jurists

Wednesday 7 August '13

Cabinet proposal calls for inclusion of two 'eminent persons' instead of two 'jurists'.
Manifesto freebies: Parties may propose self-regulation

Tuesday 6 August '13

Buttressing this viewpoint is an 11-page note sent by the Election Commission to presidents of six national parties
P Chidambaram fills Pranab's slot as Congress master draftsman

Thursday 1 August '13

Chidambaram authored the crucial two-page resolution on Telangana.
Why Cong’s Telangana call had to come

Wednesday 31 July '13

With the approval of the Congress Working Committee for creation of a new state of Telangana, the Congress has ended more than a decade of incertitude in taking that reluctant step towards redrawing I...
Gorkhaland likely to be on CWC agenda

Tuesday 30 July '13

GJM firm on statehood demand, threatens unrest
A year as president, a lifetime as politician

Thursday 25 July '13

Pranab Mukherjee completes a year in Rashtrapati Bhavan
GoM to decide if govt will partner NGOs

Tuesday 16 July '13

A Group of Ministers (GoM) led by Finance Minister P Chidambaram will on Wednesday decide on whether the government should partner with private players, mostly NGOs
Decks cleared, Bangladesh set to hand over Top ULFA militant Anup Chetia in swap deal

Sunday 14 July '13

Dhaka had sought extradition of top Bangladeshi criminals in Indian jails to facilitate repatriation.
Govt takes ordinance route to push food security

Thursday 4 July '13

It will come into effect after the President signs the ordinance
Telangana: Either way, UPA has little to gain now

Thursday 4 July '13

As time runs out, the government’s dilemma on the Telengana issue is turning from Sophie’s Choice into a Hobson’s choice
Parties have asked me to lead them in Chhattisgarh: Jogi

Tuesday 2 July '13

Aiming to send a strong message to the Congress high command, former Chhattisgarh
Poll expense: Elections Commission initiates 'action' against Gopinath Munde

Saturday 29 June '13

Poll expenses: The BJP leader had said he spent Rs 8 cr during the 2009 Lok Sabha polls campaign
Today's Cabinet reshuffle: Veterans to enter in poll year, shake-up in portfolios

Monday 17 June '13

Party caps reshuffle exercise both in its ranks and govt in preparation for 2014 LS elections.
Ajay Maken resigns in prelude to ministry reshuffle

Sunday 16 June '13

Maken was asked to hand over his resignation late in the evening
GoM decides to amend Delhi Police Act to insulate CBI

Saturday 15 June '13

These steps would be part of the effort to give the agency functional autonomy, a member said
The politics of special status

Friday 14 June '13

The demand for special status by backward states like Bihar and Orissa is touted as a fight for rights, but while viewing it through
GoM to draft codes of conduct, ethics for officials, ministers

Wednesday 12 June '13

In a bid to address the sensitive issue of the relationship between ministers and civil servants, a GoM on administrative reforms headed by Defence Minister A K Antony Tuesday decided to draft a code ...


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