Pallavi Ghosh

  • Rahul Gandhi may come back on April 10, likely to attend rally against Land Bill: sources 30-03-2015 06:42 PM

    New Delhi: Missing in action for over a month, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is likely to return next month. According to sources, Rahul may come back on April 10 and could attend rally against Land Bill in the national capital on April 19. On Sunday, Congress President Sonia Gandhi,...
  • Chidambaram behind Section 66A of IT Act, I was kicked out of Congress over 2G: HR Bhardwaj 26-03-2015 04:09 PM

    New Delhi: Former Union Law Minister HR Bhardwaj has dropped a bombshell claiming that former Union home minister P Chidambaram was behind the introduction of Section 66A in the Information Technology Act. Speaking to CNN-IBN he said, "Chidambaram was the one behind this act. All of them connived to pass...
  • Sonia Gandhi will remain Congress President, she has always taken up important issues: Jairam Ramesh 21-03-2015 06:24 PM

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said Sonia Gandhi will remain Congress President as she always takes up important issues. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Jairam said, "Sonia Gandhi is our President." There is some resistance within the Congress to Rahul Gandhi taking over as President....
  • Outraged by summons served to Manmohan in coal scam, Sonia leads Congress solidarity march 12-03-2015 09:48 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress came out in full force to defend former prime minister Manmohan Singh who has been summoned as an accused in the coal block allocation scam case. Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with senior party leaders marched from Congress headquarters to Manmohan Singh's house to express solidarity...
  • J&K: Decision to release Masarat Alam taken during Governor's rule, say PDP sources 10-03-2015 09:39 AM

    New Delhi: Even as there is no end to row over release of Hurriyat hardliner Masarat Alam, Peoples Democratic Party sources said that the decision to release him was taken during the 49 days of Governor's rule. The Additional Secretary of the Home Ministry had asked the District Magistrate of...
  • Law and order a state subject, no need to inform PMO for everything: PDP on Masarat Alam's release 09-03-2015 03:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday hit back at Centre over the issue of release of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam. Party sources said law and order is a state subject and there is no need to inform Prime Minister's Office for everything. While addressing the Lok Sabha on...
  • 10 days after going on sabbatical, Rahul reaches out to Mulayam ahead of crucial week of Parliament 07-03-2015 04:01 PM

    New Delhi: Ten days after going on a sabbatical, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday reached out to Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav ahead of the crucial week of Parliament. The Narendra Modi government is aiming at passing Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha and Insurance Bill...
  • BBC snubs India, airs the Nirbhaya documentary in UK, I&B Ministry says it has no jurisdiction over it 05-03-2015 12:25 PM

    New Delhi: After the British Broadcasting Corporation assured the Indian government that Nirbhaya documentary on 2012 Delhi gangrape-murder case will not be aired in the country, Information and Broadcasting Ministry sources on Thursday said the overseas airing of the documentary was beyond their jurisdiction and no diplomatic effort was made...
  • Union Budget 2015: Finance Minister did a great job of reviewing economy, says Suresh Prabhu 28-02-2015 07:58 PM

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2015 in Parliament on Saturday aimed at high growth. Reacting on the budget, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has done a amazing job of reviewing the economic growth. ...
  • Union Budget 2015: Shashi Tharoor calls it anti-poor, Smriti Irani says pro-people 28-02-2015 07:01 PM

    Soon after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the first full-fledged budget of the Narendra Modi government in Parliament, the Congress and the BJP reacted on the budget. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that this budget is anti-poor, while BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani said this...
  • Union Budget 2015, Jaitley has taken good measures to revive economy, says Suresh Prabhu 28-02-2015 03:41 PM

    "Arun Jaitley has taken good measures to revive economy in the Union Budget 2015," said Suresh Prabhu. This Budget will ensure that we will have 8 per cent growth. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi to miss budget session 23-02-2015 10:24 PM

    After a series of massive electoral losses with the latest being the complete wipeout of the Congress in Delhi Asembly elections, party vice president Rahul Gandhi is likely to take leave from party work and skip major part of the Budget session that starts on Monday. He may lead Congress's...
  • Centre serves eviction notice to Congress to vacate its headquarter at 24, Akbar Road in New Delhi 19-02-2015 07:24 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP-led central government on Thursday served an eviction notice to Indian National Congress to vacate its national headquarter in New Delhi. The Congress party has held the iconic 24, Akbar Road as its national headquarter for decades. As per a source within the party, a notice was...
  • Decimation of Congress exposes fissures within Congress 12-02-2015 03:52 PM

    New Delhi: The split within the Congress is out in the open after the party could not even bag a single seat in the recent assembly elections in Delhi. After former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit accused Congress's campaign committee chief in Delhi Ajay Maken of not taking other party...
  • I pity Maken; he lost focus, never took us along: Sheila Dikshit 12-02-2015 12:58 PM

    New Delhi: The ongoing war between former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and Congress' face in the just-held Delhi Assembly elections Ajay Maken came out in the open with the former accusing him of not taking other party leaders along. Speaking to CNN-IBN on Thursday, Dikshit said, "I pity Maken....
  • Narendra Modi declines invitation for Arvind Kejriwal's swearing-in ceremony due to prior commitments 12-02-2015 10:19 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declined Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal's invitation to attend the Delhi CM designate's swearing-in ceremony due to prior commitments. The Prime Minister is scheduled to visit Baramati where he has to attend a function organised by Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar's...
  • Income Tax notice to Congress too on funding, Aam Aadmi Party has already received one 11-02-2015 11:49 AM

    New Delhi: The Income Tax (I-T) Department has issued notice to the Congress on political funding, sources said on Wednesday. "We have received Income Tax notice on funding," said Congress sources. Not only the Congress but the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has also been served a similar notice by the...
  • BJP has been taught a lesson for being arrogant: Congress leader Manish Tewari 10-02-2015 06:13 PM

    Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the people of Delhi had voted against BJP as they wanted to teach the party a lesson for being arrogant. "The entire Congress vote shifted to AAP causing our defeat. We have always taken collective responsibility for our defeat," said Tewari. ...
  • AAP complains to EC against Kiran Bedi for violating model code of conduct 07-02-2015 02:19 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday filed complaint to the Election Commission against Bharatiya Janata Party chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi for violating the model code of conduct in Krishna Nagar. AAP alleged that Bedi held padhyatra and asked for votes in the constituency. The BJP defended her saying...
  • Jayanthi revolts against Rahul Gandhi, to quit Congress, says she was wrongly vilified, defamed 30-01-2015 08:59 AM

    New Delhi: In a big blow to the Congress, longtime loyalist Jayanthi Natarajan has decided to quit the party. In further embarassment for the party, the former union minister in United Progress Alliance government has questioned party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's leadership in a letter to party President Sonia Gandhi....
  • Have done no wrong, won't resign as MP, says Shashi Tharoor on being quizzed in Sunanda death case 28-01-2015 07:59 AM

    New Delhi: Caught in a legal tangle and at the centre of investigation in the mysterious death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has hit out at the media and a section of his own party which has been demanding his resignation. Firmly defending himself, the senior...
  • Padma awards announced: Amitabh Bachchan, LK Advani among other recipients 26-01-2015 12:23 AM

    LK Advani, Amitabh Bachchan, thespian Dilip Kumar and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday were chosen for this year's Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian honour, as government gave a saffron touch honouring eminent people of various fields in 2015's list of Padma awardees. ...
  • A great honour to be in India: Barack Obama to CNN IBN 25-01-2015 01:38 PM

    Elated by the grand Guard of Honour, US President Barack Barack Obama said that "It is a great honour, I am so grateful to be here." Obama also received a 21-gun salute at the President House forecourt. ...
  • Delhi poll: Want to make promises that we can keep, says Sharmistha Mukherjee 24-01-2015 03:04 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha is fighting elections from Alaknanda on a Congress ticket. She said she want to make promises that she can fulfill. "I don't want to make tall promises like multi-level parking or underground parking. We will do a traffic survey and look at turning open spaces...
  • Many Congress leaders unhappy with functioning of the party, in talks with BJP top brass: Sources 22-01-2015 01:19 PM

    New Delhi: Congress seems to be in a tough spot with many leaders unhappy with the functioning of the affairs within the party. According to sources, several senior Congress leaders are in touch with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) top brass and are likely to join the party. The development...
  • Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi praises Modi, later says quoted out of context 22-01-2015 08:27 AM

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi on Wednesday clarified his remarks after stirring a controversy by appearing to be gushing in his praise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an interview. He later claimed that he was quoted out of context. Dwivedi was quoted by a web portal as...
  • Security measures at Agra hiked ahead of Obama's visit on the 27th of January 21-01-2015 02:21 PM

    The Indian government has also increased security at key locations in Agra ahead of Barack Obama's visit. We bring you details of the security arrangements at the Taj Mahal which the Obama's will visit on the 27th of January. ...
  • Arun Jaitley slams media, says media trials must be avoided in high profile cases 18-01-2015 01:40 PM

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday slammed the media for invading privacy of individuals and running media trials. The remarks assume significance as Congress MP Shashi Tharoor recently hit out at the media for being prosecutor, judge and jury in his wife Sunanda Pushkar death case....
  • Show us proof of coercion, I&B Ministry asks Censor Board ex-chief Samson 16-01-2015 12:23 PM

    New Delhi: After Censor board chief Leela Samson quit from her post citing corruption and coercion in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the ministry has hit back at her demanding proofs for her allegations. "The chairperson has spoken of coercion. The government would like to see the letter which can...
  • Delhi elections: Ajay Maken rules out support to AAP, says no rethinking on it 14-01-2015 11:30 PM

    Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Congress's Delhi elections campaign chief Ajay Maken on Wednesday said that Sheila Dikshit's statement of backing AAP if required is out of the question. "Congress will not support AAP and there is no rethinking on it," he said. ...