NDA's Doors Open For Mamata Banerjee: BJP

At a time when the West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress head Mamata Banerjee is experiencing unpleasant ties with the UPA, following differences over several policy decisions, the NDA has offered her an open invitation to join alliance May 26, 2012

Advani, Sushma Skip BJP Meeting, Rally; Party Clarifies Their Absence

The absence of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders L.K. Advani and Sushma Swaraj at the party's National Executive meeting in Mumbai on Friday and their decision to skip the rally in the evening have sparked off speculations that there is rift among the party leaders. May 25, 2012

Petrol Price Hike To Severe Public Health Risk, Favours the Rich: CSE

Amidst criticism and protest from various political parties and the public over the hike of petrol price by over seven rupees, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has come down heavily on the government, saying that the hike favours the rich and will severe public health. May 25, 2012

India Warns of Potential Ban on EU Airlines over Carbon Tax Dispute

European airlines may risk an embargo from India's airspace, should Brussels impose sanctions on Indian carriers over carbon emissions. Brussels is facing the heat from several nations, including China, Russia, over an EU carbon emissions trading scheme that called for charging airlines over pollution. Civil aviation minister Ajit Singh hinted the possibility of a ban on EU carriers in an interview. May 25, 2012

Congress Against Petrol Price Hike; Govt Considers Partial Rollback: Sources

The latest media reports suggested that the government is contemplating a partial rollback in the recent steep petrol price hike. According to the sources the government might slash about Rs 2 to 2.50 per litre, while the Congress party is demanding to scale down about Rs 3 to 5 in the latest hike. May 24, 2012