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Mar 8, 2011

BJP on the move as Congress-led coalition flounders

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A year ago, India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was tearing itself apart after a second successive general election defeat, its dream of leading India’s rise to the global centre stage in tatters.

But with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s Congress-led coalition engulfed by corruption scandals and feuding with its allies, the Hindu nationalists see a reversal of fortunes.

Mar 7, 2011

DMK puts off decision to quit, holds talks

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) put off its plan to resign ministerial posts until Tuesday, offering respite to the Congress-led government fighting to win back public trust after a raft of corruption scandals.

The DMK, which gives Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s coalition vital support in parliament, had said its six ministers would quit the coalition on Monday because of a row over seat to be contested in a local election next month.

Mar 7, 2011

India ally puts off decision to quit, holds talks

NEW DELHI, March 7 (Reuters) – A key member of India’s
Congress-led coalition put off its plan to resign ministerial
posts until Tuesday, offering respite to a government fighting
to win back public trust after a raft of corruption scandals.

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, which gives Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh’s coalition vital support in parliament, had said
its six ministers would quit the coalition on Monday because of
a row over seat to be contested in a local election next month.

Mar 7, 2011

India ally to quit cabinet, coalition safe for now

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Leaders of a key party in India’s ruling coalition travelled to Delhi Monday to formally quit the government, a move that will force a weakened prime minister to find alternative alliances to stay in power.

The move by the DMK party, announced over the weekend, comes at a time when Manmohan Singh is battling rising anger over a raft of corruption scandals and persistently high food inflation.

Mar 7, 2011

DMK to quit cabinet, coalition safe for now

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Leaders of the DMK, a key party in India’s ruling coalition, travelled to Delhi on Monday to formally quit the government, a move that will force a weakened prime minister to find alternative alliances to stay in power.

The move by the DMK party, announced over the weekend, comes at a time when Manmohan Singh is battling rising anger over a raft of corruption scandals and persistently high food inflation.

Mar 6, 2011

India Congress aims to shore up government after ally quits

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Congress party moved to shore up its ruling coalition on Sunday after a key partner said its ministers will formally quit the cabinet on Monday, the latest setback for a government beset by corruption scandals.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government is not in immediate threat of collapse because the Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (DMK) party has said it will continue to offer conditional support even after its six ministers leave because of a row over local elections.

Mar 6, 2011

India Congress aims to shore up govt after ally quits

NEW DELHI, March 6 (Reuters) – India’s Congress party moved
to shore up its ruling coalition on Sunday after a key partner
said its ministers will formally quit the cabinet on Monday, the
latest setback for a government beset by corruption scandals.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government is not in
immediate threat of collapse because the Dravida Munnetra
Kazagham (DMK) party has said it will continue to offer
conditional support even after its six ministers leave because
of a row over local elections.

Mar 6, 2011

Congress tries to woo back ally, shore up coalition

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday tried to patch things up with a key ally that said it would quit his cabinet, aiming to avert another crisis for a government shaken by a raft of corruption scandals.

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham (DMK) party, which gave the Congress party-led coalition a slim majority in parliament, said on Saturday it was pulling out its ministers because of a dispute over seats to be contested in state assembly elections next month.

Mar 6, 2011

India Congress tries to woo back ally, shore up coalition

NEW DELHI, March 6 (Reuters) – India’s embattled prime
minister on Sunday tried to patch things up with a key ally that
said it would quit his cabinet, aiming to avert another crisis
for a government shaken by a raft of corruption scandals.

The southern Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham (DMK) party, which
gave the Congress party-led coalition a slim majority in
parliament, said on Saturday it was pulling out its ministers
because of a dispute over seats to be contested in state
assembly elections next month.

Mar 2, 2011

India struggles with Libya evacuation, concerns mount

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s government is facing criticism at home for failing to evacuate citizens swiftly out of Libya as China did, but it said such a comparison was unfair.

A quarter of about 18,000 Indians, most of them employed in the oil, construction and health sectors in Libya, have been brought out after the government chartered cruise ships, and through special flights of the state carrier Air India.