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Ambika Soni is the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting in Manmohan Singh's cabinet.

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Sonia Gandhi appointed Congress campaign Committee Chairperson
Sonia Gandhi will head the party campaign committee for 2014 Lok Sabha polls

Mulayam Singh Yadav demands inquiry into coalgate scam
Opposition parties to stage dharna seeking normalcy of the house

Team Anna to call off hunger strike on Friday
Team Anna wants to find a political alternative to government

Team Anna apologizes for scuffle with mediapersons
Anna Hazare threatens to stop his agitation if violence is witnessed at his camp again

Pakistan's midnight flip not linked to Jundal's arrest: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said Pakistan's decision to release Surjeet Singh and not Sarabjit Singh has no connection with the arrest of 26/11 handler Abu Jundal.

UPA to continue consultations on president's election

Chidambaram to visit Ahmedabad today
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram will lead a team of union ministers on a visit to Ahmedabad on Wednesday as part of the UPA Government's outreach programme.

Ambika Soni urges allies, opposition not to take political mileage over price rise
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni, on Thursday urged the UPA allies and the opposition parties not to take political mileage over spiraling inflation.

BJP pulls up Congress as UPA II completes three years in office
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday took the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) to task on completion of its three years in power at the Centre, saying the rule of the Congress-led Government was marked by failures, corruption and economic crisis.

Oratory, peeves, resolution to uphold dignity dominate 60th anniversary of first Parliament session
The 60th anniversary of the first session of Parliament ended as scheduled at around 4:30 p.m.. The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha held special sittings today.

Lawmakers hail 60 years of parliament
Cutting across party lines, leaders of various parties, reflected on the completion of 60 years of the parliament on Sunday by terming it a 'momentous landmark' in the history of the world's biggest democracy.

Presidential polls: 'Discussions are underway', says Ambika Soni
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Friday said discussions with allies for post of the highest constitutional authority were underway, and added that there should be no room for any speculation over the presidential candidate.

Digitization process would provide more choices to television viewers: Ambika Soni
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Friday said that the digitization of cable TV will offer more options and choices to television viewers.

Yechury terms Basu's 'economic reforms' remark to be flimsy excuse
Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Friday termed Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu's 'major economic reforms unlikely before 2014 polls' remark to be a flimsy excuse.

Cable TV digitization will be beneficial to operators: Ambika Soni
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Wednesday assured that the reformed Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Amendment Bill, which aims to digitize the cable sector across the country, would be beneficial to the cable operators.

Followers of Mahatma Gandhi lament auction of artifacts
Followers of Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday lamented the auction of artefacts related to him, saying that such events failed to spread his principles and ideals.

MPs slam Kejriwal for demanding cases against 14 ministers
Cutting across party lines, Members of Parliament on Monday criticized Team Anna, and especially Right to Information (RTI) activist Arvind Kejriwal, for demanding the filing of criminal cases against 14 Cabinet Ministers.

Congress denies rift in party over Uttarakhand Chief Minister row
The Congress on Tuesday dismissed reports of split in the party after Vijay Bahuguna, the MP representing Tehri Garhwal, was named as chief minister-designate for Uttarakhand.

Information Ministry to constitute committee to review mushrooming of media institutes
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni here on Friday said her ministry in consultation with the HRD ministry was in the process of constituting a committee to review the mushrooming of media training institutes across the country.

Manmohan Singh pays last respects to Selja's mother
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday paid his last respects to Union Culture Minister Kumari Selja's mother Kalavati, who passed away here after prolonged illness. She was 84.

59th National Film Awards announced, Vidya Balan bags best actress award
Jury members of the National Film Awards on Wednesday announced the winners of the 59th National Film Awards, with Vidya Balan bagging top honours for best actress for the film ' The Dirty Picture'.

Congress slam opposition for participating in Lokpal debate at Hazare's fast venue
Slamming the opposition leaders for participating in the debate on Lokpal Bill at anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare's fast venue, Congress party on Monday said that the best forum to discuss such a vital issue was the Parliament.

Ambika Soni condoles death of Dev Anand
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni has condoled the death of cine star Dev Anand.

IDPA signs agreement with Doordarshan to telecast award-winning documentaries
The Indian Documentary Producers Association (IDPA) has entered into an agreement with Doordarshan to telecast award-winning and acclaimed documentaries, short fiction and animation films at prime time.

UPA Govt. committed to bring in an effective Lokpal Bill, reiterates Soni
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Thursday reiterated that the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre is dedicated towards bringing in an effective and strong Lokpal Bill.

Ambika Soni urges Advertising Council to improve self-regulatory mechanism
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni today asked the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) to improve the self-regulatory mechanism by speeding up the processes and compliance of its codes for advertising content.

Public procurement policy to focus on small and medium enterprises
The Union Cabinet today approved the public procurement policy to boost micro, small and medium enterprises (MSEs).

Measurement systems in media need to be robust: Ambika Soni
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Tuesday said that media measurement systems in readership as well as TV ratings need to be robust and reflective of the country's demographic realities.

Cabinet approves new wages for journalists
The Union Cabinet today decided to implement the wage board recommendations for journalists and non journalists providing a quantum jump in their salaries. The recommendations will be implemented with some modifications.

Prashant Bhushan attack: Violence should always be condemned, says Ambika Soni
Condemning the assault on Supreme Court lawyer and Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Thursday said violence is not the solution for resolving any matter and the matter would be investigated thoroughly.

Cabinet approves new overseas raw material acquisition policy
The Union Cabinet today approved the policy for acquisition of raw material assets abroad by profit making Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs).

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