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I’m ready to appear before PAC: PM

NEW DELHI: Countering the Opposition clamour for joint parliamentary committee probe into 2G scam, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh on Monday made an unprecedented offer to appear before the Parliament’s public accounts committee but the BJP and Left parties appear to be dismissive of it.

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Rahul’s Hindu extremism remark creates controversy

WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI: In controversial comments, the All India Congress Committee general secretary, Mr Rahul Gandhi had told the US Ambassador to India, Mr Timothy Roemer that growth of “radicalised Hindu groups” posed a bigger threat to the country than militant groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), according to a cable released by WikiLeaks.

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Congress to get combative at plenary

NEW DELHI: The Congress may be in a slump with corruption scandals dogging its heels and a disastrous electoral showing in Bihar, but it has decided to adopt a tough, combative stance and take on the opposition at the upcoming party plenary beginning here  on Saturday.

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Karnataka Governor hits out at Yeddyurappa govt

BANGALORE:  Renewing his attack on the BJP government in Karnataka, the Governor, Mr H R Bhardwaj on Friday charged that it has “failed” to check illegal mining and demanded that the Chief Minister, Mr B S Yeddyurappa reply to his recent letters on illegal mining and alleged land scams.

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Chandrababu on fast for farmer relief

HYDERABAD: Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and leader of opposition, Mr N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday began an indefinite fast here demanding that the government provide immediate relief to farmers who have lost their crops in the recent rains.

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