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Prime Minister’s statement in Parliament


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said the final decision on the Lokpal should rest with Parliament and urged all political parties to 'rise above partisan politics' to demonstrate to people that the house means business in its effort to combat corruption.

Govt under pressure to include PM in Lokpal

Government on Tuesday came under intense pressure from political parties to include the office of Prime Minister, Group C and D employees and the anti-corruption wing of CBI within the purview of the Lokpal Bill.

12th Five Year Plan to focus on health: PM

The government will lay emphasis on health in the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) and funds will not be a constraint in the areas of education and health, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday.


Japan may get new PM this month: Media

Japan may have a new leader by the end of the month, its sixth in five years, newspapers said on Wednesday, as embattled Prime Minister Naoto Kan said he would resign soon.

Govt to introduce Lokpal Bill in Parliament today

The much-talked about Lokpal Bill for creating an anti-corruption watchdog in the country will be introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

CPI(M) demands high-level probe into recent train mishaps

CPI(M) on Monday criticised the UPA government for the “spate” of railway accidents, saying the department suffered “acute neglect” due to political reasons and also demanded an explanation from the Prime Minister on how this “shocking state of affairs” was allowed to go on.

PM, Sonia meet amid talk of Cabinet reshuffle


Congress President Sonia Gandhi today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh giving further momentum to the talk of an imminent Cabinet reshuffle possible early next week.

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Govt opposed to PM under Lokpal: Sibal

Government on Saturday said prima facie it was opposed to the inclusion of Prime Minister under the ambit of Lokpal but was open to the idea to cover him once he demits office.

GSAT-8 launched, PM congratulates scientists

India's advanced communication satellite GSAT-8, which is aimed at augmenting direct to home TV broadcast services, was on Saturday successfully launched by Arianespace from Kourou in French Guiana.

Different voices on PM: Sushma blames it on twitter constraint

BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Saturday sought to downplay the divergent views expressed by her and the party after the Prime Minister owned responsibility for the CVC fiasco, saying there was "no difference" of opinion and blamed limitations of words in twitter for it.

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