India’s main opposition party stepped up pressure on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to resign, with protests outside his home after he sought to end a political crisis by firing two ministers over graft allegations.
As every leading candidate has proudly noted, tomorrow’s parliamentary elections in Pakistan will mark the first civilian transfer of power in that country’s 66-year history. To ensure it’s not the last, the winner should turn to an unlikely ally: India.
India’s ruling Congress party is on course to winning power in the southern state of Karnataka in a rare piece of good news for the party as the government battles corruption allegations that have paralyzed parliament.
India’s parliament ended its budget session two days before schedule as clashes between opposition parties and the government stalled legislation including a bill meant to expand a program to feed the poor.
Indian Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal denied wrongdoing after the Central Bureau of Investigation arrested six people for corruption, including rail officials and a relative of the minister, the Press Trust of India reported.
India’s ruling Congress party aims to oust its chief rival in weekend elections in southern Karnataka state, a victory that may bolster the government as it bids to revive the economy ahead of a national poll.
India’s Supreme Court rebuked federal investigators for allowing the government to vet the findings of a probe into alleged corruption in the award of coal blocks, setting off parliament protests and demands for the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
India’s federal investigation agency said today that government officials vetted its report on alleged graft in the allocation of coal blocks, kicking off opposition protests and demands for the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.