A Comptroller and Auditor-General of India report has expressed dismay over the rising share of funds disbursed by various ministries to local bodies and NGOs in 2010-11.
The Centre's deadline for rolling out GST seems to be floundering after Mamata Banerjee hardened her position on the Central Sales Tax compensation.
The meeting saw defence secretary Shashikant Sharma presenting the government's response to reports of two Army units moving towards the Capital without notifying the government on the night of January 16.
Antony's action came in response to a letter forwarded to him by Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was in charge of Congress' affairs in Karnataka, in October, 2009.
The confrontation between the Centre and states is likely to intensify with the Empowered Committee of State Finance Minister on GST writing to chief ministers of 17 states.
The dismal performance is likely to strengthen the federal front, which comprises the CMs of Bihar, Odisha and Tamil Nadu, besides West Bengal.
It is evident that the Congress-led UPA will not be able to emulate the 2007 experience, when its candidate Pratibha Patil sailed through comfortably
The RLD on Sunday ruled out the possibility of joining hands with the Samajwadi Party to form the next government in the Uttar Pradesh.
Final phase of polling is expected to test whether Rahul Gandhi's aggressive campaign to connect with the electorate is finding any traction.
After stitching up pre-poll alliance with RLD, Congress hoping that Muslims would make common cause with Jats, RLD’s core constituency.
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