Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday led the counterattack on charges of impropriety against his government in coal block allocation, branding the state auditor's findings as "clearly disputable" and "flawed on multiple counts".
Though Singh sought to initiate a debate on thealleged loss of Rs. 1.86 lakh crore as the government chose to allocate coal blocks instead of auctioning them, it degenerated into a bitter slugfest between the government and the BJP.
Singh was forced to table his 32-point statement in both houses of Parliament as the BJP members did not allow him to speak.
Singh said he took full responsibility for the decisions of the coal ministry, which he held between 2005 and 2009. The PM also said that the allegations were "without basis and unsupported by the facts".
One Junior Commanding Officer was killed and another jawan injured after a major infiltration bid by a group of six terrorists was foiled by the Army along LoC in Machil in Kupwara district of North Kashmir.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to travel to Washington in a few months at the invitation of US President Barack Obama.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday expanded his Cabinet with the induction of 28 Ministers.
A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official, who is also the Chief Investigating Officer probing the coal block allocation scam, was caught taking a bribe of Rs 15 lakh on Friday.
Farmers in Coimbatore region on Friday threatened that they would resort to mass suicides if government went ahead with its plan to increase power tariff.
DMK leader MK Stalin on Friday surrendered his illegally-imported Hummer to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Chennai.
A month after an explosion took place opposite the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office in Malleshwaram in Bangalore, police are yet to zero in on the person who had planted the bomb.