24 Dec 2012
The retail sector, where the government permitted foreign direct investment in multi-brand, courted controversies during the year with several opposition parties making it a political issue in Parliament.
07 Dec 2012
Foreign equity in retail will benefit farmers, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday.
27 Nov 2012
The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Tuesday said that it will continue its opposition against FDI in retail. "We will continue our opposition against FDI in retail. If the voting takes place on FDI in Parliament, then we will vote against it," Gurudas Dasgupta told reporters here.
26 Nov 2012
Amid logjam in Parliament over FDI in multi-brand retail, the government on Monday said it held consultations with "stakeholders" including traders' associations on the issue and the decision to implement the policy is left to the states.
30 Nov 2012
The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) on Thursday demanded that the government reverse its decision on FDI in retail and threatened to launch mass protests against it.
13 Dec 2012
The government on Thursday tabled in the Rajya Sabha amendments to the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999, enabling Foreign Direct Investment in multi-brand retail.
12 Dec 2012
Taking its protest against FDI to the streets, opposition parties on Wednesday said their fight will go on till they ensure that it is scrapped altogether.
29 Jun 2013
What is this FDI, which can bring the Parliament of India to a grinding halt, why it has become a political debate that a coalition partner had to withdraw its support from the government at the outset of this issue and the opposition took it to the streets to oppose with tooth and nail. Why would a country seek FDI, an acronym for Foreign Direct Investment, if it had actually managed without it till the conception and relevance of FDI in India ?
07 Dec 2012
Delhi BJP on Friday said it will "forcefully" oppose the city government's decision to allow FDI in multibrand retail during the winter session of the assembly which is from December 11.
05 Dec 2012
Vowing not to let foreign brands "step foot in Mumbai", the Shiv Sena on Wednesday said foreign investment in multi-brand retail will "snatch the livelihoods of traders and farmers".